Preparing Faculty for Academic Leadership Webcast Recording

Last updated August 22, 2017

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Last Updated

August 22, 2017

Preparing Faculty for Academic Leadership Webcast Recording

Last updated August 22, 2017


Making the transition from faculty to academic leader can be both difficult and stressful. During this online training we will focus on the skills needed for faculty to successfully transition to an academic leadership role. We will explore:

  • Skills faculty need now to prepare them for their next role
  • Transition challenges and ways to combat them
  • Internal and external resources faculty can use

After participating in this training, faculty members will better understand how to build the skills needed to be a successful academic leader. We will also provide a checklist to help you better assess whether academic leadership is a good fit for faculty members.

Who should attend?

If you supervise or work directly with faculty, this webcast will provide you with information to help faculty determine if they are interested in an academic leader position and how to build the necessary skills.


  1. Skill-building for the transition
    In this section, we will discuss 5 essential skills you need to hone to successfully make the transition form faculty member to academic leader. Skills include finding a coach, building your network, and building a skill set outside of your academic department.
  2. Assessing readiness for the transition
    In this brief conclusion, you will have a chance to assess your readiness for the transition by reflecting on components such as information management, strategic and pragmatic thinking, and public accountability.

Why This training is Critical

The skillset needed for success within academic leadership is very distinct from the skillset needed to be an effective faculty member. Further, many faculty transition into academic leadership and are left to their own devices to navigate the new challenges associated with their role. Understanding and developing the essential skills and resources prior to taking on a leadership role can ease the transition and result in a stronger bench of academic leaders.