Department Chair Virtual Academy

Summer 2021

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 10 hours). The Chairs Academy will take place this summer from June 29 through July 30, 2021. 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 (10 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 March 15 – April 1):
$775 SUNY CPD Member rate (CPD points are accepted!)
$800 SUNY rate/non-CPD member
$875 Non-SUNY rate

Standard Registration Cost (between April 2 – April 30):
$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 phone at 518-445-4201 or by email at carolyn.mattiske@suny.edu.

Register Now
Deadline to register is April 30

ACADEMY OVERVIEW

WEEK ONE
Session One: June 29 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Setting the Stage for Leading as a Department Chair: Understanding Yourself, the Role of a Chair and the Swirling Landscape of Higher Education

Session Two: July 1 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Understanding my DiSC profile to do the Work of Leaders; Managing Up – Working with my Dean

WEEK TWO
Session Three: July 8 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Time Management, Interactive Strategic Visioning/Planning 

WEEK THREE
Session Four: July 15
  (one hour Crucial Conversations practice session; participants may select a time that works best for them – 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.)

WEEK FOUR
Session Five: July 22 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
The History of SUNY & How SUNY Works; Higher Education Data Trends; Managing the Budget; Hiring Practices: Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion;  breakout sessions to be selected by participants

WEEK FIVE
Session Six: July 27
     (one hour Crucial Conversations practice session; participants may select a time that works best for them – 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.)

Session Seven: July 30 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
When to call the campus lawyer: Navigating Legal Issues as a Chair; Building a Transformative Research Culture; Tying it All Together; Graduation Celebration