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 2015 New Academic Leaders overview

 

Materials for the fall 2015 program

Friday, August 14, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Kickoff Workshop

Latham Ballrooms D-E-F, 

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

Agenda

Leadership Potential presentation

Faculty Affairs and Academic Leadership presentation

Day-One Business Management presentation

"Defining Leadership" themes and notes

"Anticipated Needs and Challenges" discussion notes

 

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

"Your Leadership Toolkit"

Smithfield Room, 

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

Agenda

Transformational Leadership and Vision Overview

Mission/Vision preparation

Leadership Vision presentation

Unit Strategic Planning handout

 

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 1:00 - 3:30pm

"A Conversation with the President and Provost"

Smithfield Room, 

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

Agenda

 

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

"Your Management Toolkit" - Tools, resources, and practices to support the management side of your role.

Drillfield Room, 

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

Agenda

Management Toolkit for Leaders

Effective Meetings

Goal Setting

Behavioral Feedback

Performance Management

Delegation

Time Management

 

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 1:00 - 3:30pm

"Leadership Communication" - Leveraging transparency, courageous conversations, and influence for successful results.

Drillfield Room, 

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

Agenda

Leadership Communication Presentation

Leadership Communication Handout

 

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 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 Approaches

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 1:00 - 3:30pm

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

Smithfield Room, 

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

Agenda

Motivation, Engagement, and Collaboration Presentation

Motivation Handout

Universal Needs Assessment

Collaboration Handout

 

Thursday, December 3, 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 development, and retention.

Smithfield Room, 

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

Agenda

 

 

Previous Year Academic Leadership Programs

  • Fall, 2014 overview
  • Fall, 2013 overview
  • Fall, 2012 overview

 

 

Questions about the program may be sent to Amy Hogan.