Preparing Faculty for Academic Leadership

Preparing Faculty for Academic Leadership

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST

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Start preparing to make the transition from faculty member to academic leader.

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.

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.

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 from 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.



Dr. Monique Perry

Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Services
York Technical College

Dr. Perry serves as a leader, educator, and coach utilizing a hybrid of leadership experiences from over a decade in the private sector and higher education arenas. Currently, Dr. Perry serves as Assistant Vice President for the Enrollment Services division at York Technical College leading the Admissions and Recruitment, Registrar, Financial Aid, and One-Stop Center, and Data and Communications departments. Prior to this role, Dr. Perry served as the College’s Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing, and initially as a full-time faculty member. Prior to transitioning to higher education, Dr. Perry spent several years in the private sector in various marketing and communications leadership roles. Dr. Perry earned an undergraduate degree in English/communications from North Carolina Central University, a graduate degree in strategic communications and leadership from Seton Hall University, and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Florida. She is also a leadership coach and holds a Coaching Certificate from the Association of Talent Development.


Yolanda Wilson

Associate Vice President of the Business, Computer, Arts, and Sciences
York Technical College

Yolanda Wilson, a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, has a B.A. and M.A. in English Education, and a Developmental Education Specialist Certificate from the Kellogg Institute at Appalachian State University. She is currently completing her doctorate at North Carolina State University with a focus in Adult and Community College Education. She has worked in three educational systems (Maryland, North Carolina, and South Carolina) for over 20 years as an English faculty member, Department Chair, Assistant Director of Developmental Education and Academic Support, QEP Director, Dean of Liberal Arts, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences and now Associate Vice President of the Business, Computer, Arts and Sciences Division at York Technical College in Rock Hill, SC. In her various roles, Ms. Wilson has provided leadership for over 80 full-time faculty, 175 part-time faculty, and numerous staff positions. She has been a frequent presenter at the Department Chairs Institute and Executive Leadership Institute within NC State University.

Questions About the Event?

Tunde Brimah
Director of Program Development, Academic Impressions

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