Workshop: Leading and Influencing as a Department Chair


Leading and Influencing
as a Department Chair


Designed for institutions that are looking to invest in the development and success of their department chairs as leaders and managers.  This workshop is a great fit if you want a leadership program:


  • that’s highly practical and skills-based
  • troubleshoot scenarios that department chairs will face during their tenure
  • provides practical advice and skills that every department chair needs
  • develop tools and tactics to help your department chairs be successful in their duties
  • sharpen the skills needed to both manage and lead an academic department
  • to improve the strategic vision of your academic department and faculty colleagues
  • targeted at aspiring, new, and experienced department chairs


Content Modules
  • Effective identification of issues, productive framing of communications with stakeholders, and management of unanticipated and longstanding conflicts
  • Leverage leadership qualities to manage productively
  • Understanding the ability to work with others, both inside and outside of the department, to create a vision for the future and to energize others to make that vision a reality
  • Shape performance standards and develop expectations for appropriate faculty and staff behavior
  • How to motivate and inspire others to work towards departmental goals
  • Strategies on how to effectively manage difficult colleagues
Tangible Resources and Tools You Get:
  • Workbooks to help you:
    • Set the stage for effective leadership
    • Set performance expectations
  • An action plan for creating a department level shared vision for the future
  • Due diligence checklists on:
    • Drivers of campus conflict and how to approach them
    • Prepare for difficult conversations and
    • Dispute resolution essentials

Get More Information for Your Campus

Complete the form below and an Academic Impressions Program Manager will follow up with you to discuss the program and options for your campus.