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Building an In-House Leadership Development Program for Chairpersons

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Best Practice Presentation (45 minute presentation about a specific best practice)

Abstract

While there is a national call for more training and support for department chairs who are positioned to have direct impact on faculty quality, only 3-4% report having received any type of formal training. Collectively sharing resources and facilitating conversations is a fiscally responsible way to support the development of all chairs and directors on a campus. This presentation will provide one institution’s journey and model for providing necessary training and support to chairs and directors.

Keywords

professional development, chairpersons, systems

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Building Capacity through Facilitated Conversations

While there is a national call for more training and support for department chairs who are positioned to have direct impact on faculty quality, only 3-4% report having received any type of formal training. Collectively sharing resources and facilitating conversations is a fiscally responsible way to support the development of all chairs and directors on a campus. This presentation will provide one institution’s journey and model for providing necessary training and support to chairs and directors.