A Process-Oriented Approach to Working with Your Board and President as Chief of Staff



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Learn negotiation and communication strategies to help implement the initiatives of your Board and President.

As Chief of Staff, you are often faced with implementing changes and initiatives set by the President, Board, and Executive Cabinet. Your role can be challenging especially when it comes to conflicting or disconnected initiatives. As those around you express concerns and ask questions regarding changes, it is your job to address them while also advancing the mission of the University and the goals of the Board and President.

Join us for this hour-long virtual session to learn practical negotiation and communication strategies you can utilize to help implement the initiatives of your Board and President. You will leave this training feeling more confident to successfully collaborate with and support them.


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Who Should Attend

Chiefs of Staff or those who serve in similar roles and work with Executive Boards and Presidents will find this training helpful.



In this one-hour session, our expert, Brittany Williams-Goldstein, will present critical strategies to help you:

  • Align your priorities, goals, and desired outcomes with the President and Board
  • Use a framework to ensure alignment among all parties
  • Better understand your role in advancing goals and managing change
  • Use negotiation and communication strategies to address concerns


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Brittany Williams-Goldstein, Ed.D.

Chief of Staff & Board Liaison, Ramapo College

Dr. Williams-Goldstein serves as the President’s primary liaison to the Senior Cabinet and the Board of Trustees. She is responsible for the strategic development, implementation, and coordination of Cabinet and Board activities as well as the coordination of the Office of the President. She chairs the Space Management and Allocation Committee and also leads the College’s Administrative Assessment Committee. During her tenure at Ramapo, she has served as a member of the Campus Facilities Master Plan Steering Committee, Accreditation Steering Committee, Position Review Committee, and two Strategic Planning Task Forces.

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