What began several years ago as a two-day orientation held in the late summer for new department heads has now evolved into a semester-long series of networking and learning workshops designed for new and aspiring academic leaders.  The program kicks off with a full-day workshop in mid-August, and continues throughout the fall semester with a series of shorter workshops and discussions.  This New Academic Leaders series is offered not just for new department heads (though they remain a key target audience), but to anyone in an academic leadership role – at any level – who may benefit from the topics covered as well as networking with other campus leaders.  Faculty who are being developed for or may be considering future leadership roles are also welcome to attend.

 

View the Fall 2016 New Academic Leaders overview

 

Materials for this fall's program

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Kickoff Workshop

 

Latham Ballroom C, 

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

Agenda

Leadership Potential presentation and discussion

VT Leadership Competencies

Faculty Affairs and Academic Leadership presentation

"Defining Leadership" themes and notes

"Anticipated Challenges" discussion notes 

 

Tuesday, August 12, 2016 - 1:00 - 5:00pm

“Day One Business Management” – information related to budget authority and responsibility, reporting, business management practices at the university, procurement, and audit functions. 

 

Duckpond Room, 

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

Administrative Responsibilities for Academic Leaders presentation

Standards of Business Conduct

FY2016 Financial and Business Compliance Survey

Additional Resources and Contacts

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 1:00 - 3:30pm

“Conversation with the Provost” - highlighting updates, strategies, and leadership perspectives from our Chief Academic Officer. 

 

Smithfield Room, 

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

Agenda

Provost's Beyond Boundaries Presentation

University Beyond Boundaries Report

 

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 1:00 - 3:30pm

“Your Leadership Toolkit” – it all starts with articulating a vision, then linking it to strategic planning. We'll also explore the leader's role in managing change.

 

Drillfield Room, 

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

Agenda

Vision and Strategy Presentation

Leadership Vision Overview

Mission & Vision

Strategic Planning Guide

Leading Change

 

 

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 1:00 - 3:30pm

"Leader Relationships" - tools, resources, and practices to support building productive relationships, including navigating difference and building and preserving trust. 

 

Duck Pond Room,

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

Agenda

Navigating Differences

Leadership Trust article

 

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 1:00 - 3:30pm

"Data-Based Decision Making" - A look at decision making models and approaches, the strategic impact of effective decision-making, and a panel discussion of current leaders about their use of data in decision making.

 

Smithfield Room, 

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

Agenda

Decision-Making Styles

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 1:00 - 3:30pm

"Leadership Facilitation" - Your role in and strategies for advancing motivation, engagement, and collaboration.

 

Locaton to be determined

 

 

Thursday, December 1, 2015 - 1:00 - 3:30pm

"Faculty Recruiting, Retention, and Development" - The Faculty Affairs Team in the provost's office shares process information, tools, resources, and approaches to support effective faculty recruitment, support and developmet, and retention.

 

Location to be determined

 

 

 

Full program information and resources from the 2015 Academic Leaders Series can be viewed here.

 

Questions about the program may be sent to Amy Hogan.