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ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs - October 2012

Workshop for department chairs and other faculty leaders.

October 15, 2012

Summary

The Leadership Academy for Department Chairs (LADC) builds on the legacy of ACE's longtime and highly regarded Department Chairs Workshop to engage chairs in a yearlong community of learning.

 
Overview

The combination of a 2-day face-to-face workshop, webinar series and Blackboard-based resources focuses on the chair not only as a unit leader but also as an academic leader in service to the institution and its mission.

Description and Components

In addition to exploring best practices in leading departments in times of change, the academy seeks to provide ongoing support and to foster collegial exchange among participants over the course of the year following the face-to-face meeting.

Interactive Workshop

The 2-day workshop integrates case studies, table-top discussions, problem-solving exercises, role play exercises and simulations on key leadership issues, department success and contribution to the larger mission of the institution. 

Online Resources

A Blackboard-based resource site offers materials to maximize the benefit of the 2-day workshop and makes a wealth of resources available on an ongoing basis for a year. Access to the site and to the webinar series can be extended beyond the initial year by subscription.

Webinar Series
A series of five webinars offered at intervals throughout the year will balance cutting-edge higher education issues, with topics of particular relevance to chairs. Webinars will be archived on the Blackboard resource site and available to academy participants throughout the year. 

 

Who Should Attend
  • Department chairs
  • Division heads
  • Program directors
  • Unit leaders

Registration

This program is full and registration is closed.

 

 

 

 

Program

Welcome and Setting the Stage
What Does a Department Chair Do?
Richard Helldobler, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Shepherd University
 
Department Chair Leadership in an Institutional Governance Structure
Kathleen Rountree, Dean, College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, California State University East Bay
 
Critical Role of Chairs in Advancing the Academic Quality and Mission of the Institution
Diedre Badejo, Dean, Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, University of Baltimore
 
Role of Chairs in Advancing an Institution's Student Success and Degree Attainment
Sharon A. McDade, Director, Emerging Leaders Group, American Council on Education
 
Business Strategies That Can Help Chairs and Departments Think In- and Outside the Academic Vacuum
Mimi Wolverton, Consultant and Expert on Academic Leadership, and Retired Professor, Higher Education Leadership
 
Innovation for the Future
Joshua Powers, Chair, Department of Educational Leadership, and Special Assistant to the President for Partnerships, Indiana State University
 
Wrap Up: Leadership Development and Next Leadership Steps for Chairs
Sharon A. McDade, Director, Emerging Leaders Group, American Council on Education

Location

​Eaglewood Conference Center and Resort
Itasca, Illinois

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