Advancing Academic Leaders

Advancing Academic Leaders

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

Advancing Academic Leaders (AAL) is a leadership development program designed to support the growth of leaders -- department chairs, Center/Institute/Program directors, coordinators and other academic leaders. This three-session interactive summer institute highlights the skills and practices of successful leaders who establish a vision, build relationships and enhance the climate in an academic organization. Participants attend all three sessions.   

The Office of Engagement and Faculty Development, in cooperation with the UNH Browne Center, the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and UNH Advance, is offering this faculty development program to build the knowledge, skills, and toolkits of academic leaders. 

For questions, please contact Leslie Couse or fill out this form for more information.

Workshop Topics

1. Leading in the Academy

8:30 am – 3:30 pm
The Browne Center, Durham NH

  • Leadership in Higher Education (Kouzes & Posner, 2019)
  • Vision and Values within a Shared Governance model
  • Team building

2. Who Am I as a Leader?

8:30 am – 3:30 pm
TBD, Durham campus

  • The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) assessment (Kouzes & Posner, 2017) 
  • Personal leadership assessment and plan 
  • Effective communication, GROW Coaching Model, and challenging conversations

3. Strategic Leadership

8:30 am – 3:30 pm
TBD, Durham campus

  • Enacting the Vision, Strategic Initiatives, and the Change Process
  • Human Resources: Faculty and Employee Practices that Support Diversity
  • Financial Literacy for Strategic Leadership
  • Voices of Experienced Department, Program, and Division Leaders