Department Chair & Director Resources

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Professional Development Programs for Chairs

The UNH Leadership Development Grant Program provides support for academic chairs and program directors to attend leadership development programs. Below is a list of academic leadership programs that may be helpful to you, but we also recognize there may be other programs specific to your professional field that might be even better suited to your needs. We encourage you to seek out additional leadership training opportunities.

Your professional organization may offer a specialized Chair and Program Director training that is more suited to your needs. Two examples are given below:


Leadership Institutes

  • HERS Institutes: Programs developed for women aiming to strengthen and expand leadership skills
  • LEAD 21: Leadership development for faculty, directors, chairs, and other in land-grant universities’ colleges of agricultural, environmental, and human sciences and NIFA.