Advancing Academic Leaders

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Knowledge, skills, and approaches to successfully lead and enhance the climate in an academic organization.

The Academy is currently facing unique challenges for which leadership plays a critically important role in successfully meeting these challenges.  Advancing Academic Leaders (AAL), a leadership development program designed to support the continuous growth of leaders -- department chairs, program directors, coordinators and other academic leaders -- is a 4-session interactive program that highlights the knowledge, skills and approaches to successfully lead and enhance the climate in an academic organization. Participants must commit to attend all four sessions.  This leadership program builds on the successful Advancing Chairs as Leaders program (2016-18)

The Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Engagement and Faculty Development in cooperation with Paul College of Business and Economics and UNH Advance is offering this faculty development program to build the knowledge, skills, and tools of academic leaders.

For questions, please contact Leslie Couse.

Dates and Workshop Topics:

Leading Within Frameworks

Friday, November 1, 2019
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Piscataqua Room of Holloway Commons

  • Opportunities and Challenges for Department, Program, and Division Leaders
  • External factors impacting organization (Title VII, Title IX, & FERPA)
  • Internal Mechanisms (Contracts, Promotion, and Tenure guidelines)


Leading in the Academy

Friday, November 15, 2019
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Piscataqua Room of Holloway Commons

  • The Leadership Challenge (Kouzes & Posner, 2017)
  • Dimensions of Leadership
  • Voices of Experienced Department, Program, and Division Leaders


Strategic Leadership

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Squamscott Room of Holloway Commons

  • Enacting the Vision, Strategic Initiatives, and the Change Process
  • Bolman and Deal (2013) Four Frame Analysis for Organizational Challenges
  • Budgeting as Strategic Leadership


Creating and Sustaining an Inclusive Climate

Thursday January 16, 2020
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
(Snow date January 17)
Piscataqua Room of Holloway Commons

  • Strategies for Enhancing Departmental/Programmatic Climate
  • Bias and Diversity
  • Interactive Scenarios and Discussion
  • Human Resources: Faculty and Employee Practices that Support Diversity




Dr. Wilburn

Dr. Reginald Wilburn
Advancing Academic Leaders Faculty Fellow


Leslie Couse

Leslie Couse, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Engagement and Faculty Development