Deadline to register is April 28.

Department Chair Virtual Academy

~4Summer 2024

The Department Chair Virtual Academy is a blended learning experience comprised of both live online growth sessions (seven sessions totaling approximately 18 hours) as well as asynchronous course work (totaling 7 hours). The Chairs Academy will take place this summer from June 25 through July 24, 2024. Participating chairs will advance through this summer intensive as a cohort. Networking and social learning opportunities are included throughout the experience! Session dates, times and topics are detailed below:

What does my registration include? Registration includes a custom DiSC Work of Leaders assessment report, access to the Crucial Conversations on-demand training course (~7 hours), the Crucial Conversations e-book, access to all live training sessions as well as two small group practice sessions with a certified Crucial Conversations facilitator.

Participants or their home institutions will be responsible for covering the registration fees. Registration fees are discounted for SUNY CPD members and CPD points may be used to cover costs for this program.

Early Bird Pricing is available (between February 28 – April 2):
$775 SUNY CPD Member rate (CPD points are accepted!)
$800 SUNY rate/non-CPD member
$875 Non-SUNY rate

Standard Registration Cost (between April 3 – April 28):
$850 SUNY CPD Member rate (CPD points are accepted!)
$875 SUNY rate/non-CPD member
$950 Non-SUNY rate

TEAM DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE!

Register more than two people from the same institution and receive $75 off each person. To take advantage of the team discount, reach out to Carolyn Mattiske, Director of SAIL Institute & Organizational Development, before you register your team to obtain the team discount code, by emailing leadership@suny.edu.

Registration is now active!
Deadline to register is April 28.

ACADEMY OVERVIEW

WEEK ONE
Session One: June 25 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Setting the Stage, Six Domains of Knowledge for Higher Education Chairs & Crucial Conversations Introduction

Session Two: June 27 1:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Understanding my DiSC Work of Leaders Profile, A Chairs Role in Building a Research Culture, Supporting Professional Development for Faculty & Time Management

WEEK TWO
Session Three: July 9 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Strategizing for Success as Chair, Managing Up – Working with the Dean, Effectively Using Data Analytics for Student Success & Setting the Strategic Vision

Session Four: July 11 Crucial Conversations Practice Session #1:(One hour practice skills session; participants sign up for ONE session at either 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.)

WEEK THREE

Session Five: July 16 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. The Power of We: Building & Nurturing the Team, Hiring Practices: Advancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion & Managing the Departmental Budget

WEEK FOUR
Session Six: July 18
Crucial Conversations Practice Session #2:(One hour practice skills session; participants sign up for ONE session at either 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.)

Session Seven: July 24 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Engaging Part-Time & Contingent Faculty, Continued Chair Development, Preparing for the fall & beyond, Tying it All Together, Graduation