This two-day workshop in October focuses on the chair not only as a unit leader but also as an academic leader in service to the institution and its mission.
Travel and Accomodations
The October workshop for the Academy takes place at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa (IL). Flight and hotel codes can be found on our Hotel and Travel (PDF).
ACE Member Institution: $1,000
Non-ACE Member Institution: $1,250
*Payment is due two weeks prior to the event.
The registration fee includes breakfast and lunch for both days and materials.
Team discounts are available for multiple registrations from the same institution.
To receive the $50 discount on multiple registrations from a single institution: When completing the registration form, please select purchase order or check as your payment option, and contact Crystal Andrews at email@example.com to arrange for payment at the discounted rate. At that time, payment options need not be restricted to purchase order or check.
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 over the course of the year following the face-to-face meeting. Academy participants will engage in 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.
6:30 p.m. Pre-conference networking
7:30 a.m. Registration and sign-in open
5:00 p.m. First day's programming ends
7:30 a.m. Regathering
4:30 p.m. Workshop ends
Welcome and Setting the Stage
What Does a Department Chair Do?
Small Group Discussions: Department Chairs as Unit Leaders
Critical Role of Chairs in Advancing the Academic Quality and Mission of the Institution
Business Strategies That Can Help Chairs Lead and Departments Gain Perspective
Small Group Discussions: Department Chairs as Institutional Citizens Advancing Institutional Goals
Innovation for the Future
Wrap Up: Leadership Development and Next Leadership Steps for Chairs
Who Should Attend