Fundamentals for Chiefs of Staff: Understanding Your Role and Ensuring Success from the Start (Main Conference + Pre-Conference Workshop)

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The role of chief of staff looks very different at each institution and requires a unique skill set for continued success. During this 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 four current and former chiefs of staff to help you:

  • Define the right role for yourself
  • Navigate the massive and ambiguous workload with the appropriate tools
  • Mitigate stress, maintain energy, and keep a positive attitude
  • Establish and maintain critical internal and external relationships
  • Handle presidential transitions, conflicts, and crises with confidence

Pre-Conference Workshop: Ensuring Smooth Presidential Transitions

As a Chief of Staff, you will often be looked to for providing calm consistency during presidential transitions. The incoming President will likely look to you as he or she acclimates to a new environment while your colleagues will rely on you to convey the new President’s priorities. Learn how you can best serve in your role during these times of change. In this workshop, you will hear from two current Chiefs of Staff who have served through several presidential transitions. Tom Hennessey  will share his processes, strategies, and tips for helping organizations stay focused during these times of transition.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for 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. Those with a higher level of experience in the position will benefit from our sister training: Institute for Experienced Chiefs of Staff: Improving Your Processes, Communications, and Relationships.


Nate Bryant, Ed.D., Chief of Staff, Salem State University

Brittany Goldstein, Ed.D., Chief of Staff & Board Liaison, Ramapo College

Tom Hennessey, Ph.D., Chief of Staff Emeritus, George Mason University

Chris Romano, Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Ramapo College