Department Chairs: Reflect, Refresh, and Plan for the New Year (Virtual Training Only)

Last updated November 3, 2020

Department Chairs: Reflect, Refresh, and Plan for the New Year (Virtual Training Only)

Last updated November 3, 2020

Create a plan to lead your department with energy, vision, and resilience.

Overview

Department chairs are under increasing pressure to manage and direct complex situations. In addition to navigating the changing landscape of higher education, you are making difficult budgetary decisions and supporting faculty under extreme duress – all while managing the effects of the pandemic on your own personal life. How can you create a plan to avoid burnout?

Join us for this virtual training to get advice for how to balance all the roles of academic chairs/program directors — including that of a leader and colleague — during these challenging times. You will be given space to connect with other chairs and program directors to reignite your passion for academia and shift your focus to restorative practices. You will leave this workshop with practical strategies to help manage your load and ensure sufficient self-care.

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for new and seasoned academic chairs and program directors who recognize the current difficulties in academic leadership and want to create a more sustainable path for 2021.

Agenda

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern

During this two-hour workshop our expert will lead you through the following considerations:

Being a Chair: Addressing the specific challenges and opportunities of being an academic chair


Being a Colleague: Addressing the role of being a colleague across the academic enterprise


Keeping the ‘i’ in Chair Small: Balancing your roles of leader and colleague


Managing the Load: Strategies for the changing demands of this leadership role


Planning for You: Designing a plan that integrates your individualized restorative practices for the new year