Dates and Locations TBA
Expenses: Participants or their home institutions will be responsible for covering the registration fee as well as travel and accommodations. Registration fees are discounted for SUNY CPD members and CPD points may be used to cover costs for this program.
Early Bird Rates: (Through April 30th)
$750 SUNY CPD Member rate
$775 SUNY rate/non-CPD member
$850 Non-SUNY rate
Standard Rates: Effective beginning May 1
$850 SUNY CPD Member rate
$875 SUNY rate/non-CPD member
$950 Non-SUNY rate
TEAM DISCOUNTS ALSO 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, SUNY SAIL Institute, Assistant Director, before you register your team. Reach out by phone to 518-445-4201 or by email at email@example.com.
Accommodation at Carey Institute
In addition to use of the meeting facilities, property WiFi and business room, retreat participants will also be encouraged to enjoy the warm-weather activities, including: lake swimming and kayaking, hiking trails in nature preserve surrounding the property, tennis, volleyball, soccer, and lawn games such as croquet, horseshoes, etc.
Morning Session – Role of the Chair
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
9:15 – 10:30 a.m.
This session will use participants’ personal definitions of leadership to highlight the distinctions and complementarities between the leadership and management functions of the department chair role. The transition from faculty member to chair will also be discussed. This will help set the stage for coverage of leadership styles and strengths and strategic roles of leadership as a department chair.
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
This session provides an overview of some of the most critical trends facing higher education. Participants will discuss what these trends mean for their departments and the implications for the role of the chair.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session – Revisiting Relationships: You’ll never have as Many Friends as you do Now
Unpacking Your Personality Type
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
Each participant will have the opportunity to take a personality type assessment in advance of the summit. This session will help them understand the results of the assessment and what it might mean for them as a department chair.
4:00 – 4:20 p.m.
Using the learning from the break-out sessions, participants will participate in a set of interactive exercises to help them create a strategy for working with your faculty.
4:20 – 5:15 p.m. Panel of Experienced Chairs share their journey & answer questions
5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Morning Session – Keeping Focused on the Horizon, while Putting out Brush Fires
Continental breakfast (included)
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Participants will review the key lessons from Day 1 to apply to their own definition of leadership and personal leadership development.
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Chairs have responsibility for both managing the day-to-day functions as well as leading the department to a future vision. It can be too easy for the day-to-day to overtake activities that help strategically advance the department. This session will discuss the need to create a vision for your department, describe steps for staying the course, and provide you an opportunity to draft a vision.
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
There will always be brush fires and potholes to distract you for advancing the vision. In this session, participants will work through case studies and collectively develop and share strategies to help them stay focused on the vision.
11:00 – 12:15 p.m.
One of the more challenging aspects of the role of the chair is having difficult conversations with faculty. This session provides participants with tips for handling such conversations and provides opportunity to practice with each other.
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Participants will hear from experienced former deans who will share lessons learned on leadership in the role of the department chair.
Afternoon Session – Encouraging and Supporting your Faculty
Reframing Academic Leadership