The role of chief of staff looks very different at each institution and requires a unique skill set for continued success. During this three-day workshop, we will look at how you can maintain a balance in your professional life while managing a varied and often unpredictable role. We have assembled one current and two former chiefs of staff to help you:
- Manage and communicate your role to your constituents
- Mitigate stress, maintain energy, and keep a positive attitude
- Establish and maintain critical internal and external relationships
- Handle crises with confidence
This program is designed for current chiefs of staff who have been in the role three or more years. If you are a current chief of staff and are looking to explore options for your future career path, we recommend also attending our post-conference workshop.
Post-Conference Workshop: Career Paths for Chiefs of Staff
This post-conference program will focus on paths you may take after you have served as Chief of Staff. Presented by Alex Whitaker, a college President who was formerly a Chief of Staff, and Josh Jacobs, Vice President of Advancement & Alumni Relations and former Chief of Staff, we will discuss transferable skills, options, and furthering your development for success.
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for those with a higher level of experience (3 or more years) in the position. Those who are new or emerging chiefs of staff who have been in the role for 3 years or less, as well as professionals aspiring to the chief of staff position, will benefit from our sister training: Fundamentals for Chiefs of Staff: Understanding Your Role and Ensuring Success from the Start.
Max Allen, Vice President and Chief of Staff, Clemson University
Josh Jacobs, Vice President, Advancement & Alumni Relations, Central Methodist University
Alex Whitaker, President, King University
Karen Whitney, President Emerita, Clarion University