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Two opportunities in June 2022

  • 3-Week Heads and Chairs

    Offered ONLINE from June 6 to June 23, 2022 

    This workshop will include six one-hour synchronous sessions plus approximately six additional unscheduled hours for self-study and reflection via UM Learn.

    Fees: $720 plus GST

    Register now for 3-Week Heads and Chairs starting June 6

    3-Week Heads and Chairs 2022 schedule 
    June 6  12:30 – 1:30 CDT
    June 9  12:30 – 1:30 CDT
    June 13 12:30 – 1:30 CDT
    June 16 12:30 – 1:30 CDT
    June 20  12:30 – 1:30 CDT
    June 23  12:30 – 1:30 CDT
  • One-Week Bootcamp for new department heads and chairs

    Offered ONLINE  from June 20 to June 24, 2022 

    This workshop will include five one-hour synchronous sessions plus seven additional unscheduled hours for self-study and reflection via UM Learn

    Fees: $720 plus GST

    Register now for One-Week Heads and Chairs starting June 20

    One-Week Bootcamp 2022 schedule 
    June 20 11 am to noon CDT
    June 21 11 am to noon CDT
    June 22 11 am to noon CDT
    June 23 11 am to noon CDT
    June 24 11 am to noon CDT

Course description

Heads and Chairs provides you with foundational knowledge and skills to develop and enhance your academic leadership at the departmental level. Led by a team of experienced academic administrators, it draws upon both the literature and practice of academic leadership and presents it to you in a highly interactive setting. Join department leaders from universities across Canada for an exceptional learning and networking opportunity.

3-Week Heads and Chairs 2022

Spring 2022 marks two years of unprecedented times for all in higher education. In March 2020, Canadian institutions moved all operations to a remote environment, and while some institutions have returned to face-to-face or hybrid delivery, some have continued remotely through the Winter 2022 term. While the move to remote, with only several days notice, was a challenge, planning and implementing the return to campus also pose challenges. As people experienced learning and working in a new way, it is likely there will be differences in Spring 2022 and onward and a “new normal”. Department heads and chairs, uniquely situated between senior management and faculty, play critical roles in building and sustaining a healthy collegial unit within this new environment. Professional development for department chairs has never been more important.

One-Week Bootcamp for new heads and chairs 2022

Literature indicates that less than half of new department heads receive any professional development prior to taking on their key and challenging role. This bootcamp was designed for new chairs, to provide you with foundational knowledge and skills to develop and enhance your academic leadership at the departmental level.

Delivery methods

Due to COVID-19, Heads and Chairs is currently delivered online. This delivery mode will be continued in 2022. The workshop will include interactive synchronous sessions, group work, content videos and online discussions, all contextualized within the current situation including the Spring 2022 transition back to campus. 

About Heads and Chairs 2022

Key topic areas

  • Becoming a new department chair (Bootcamp only)
  • Role of the department chair
  • Assessing yourself as chair
  • Leadership tools for department chairs
  • Promoting collegiality and managing conflict
  • Working effectively with faculty, staff and contact instructors
  • Assessing opportunities in the current environment
  • Formulating plans and managing your chairship and yourself

Participant time commitment

Approximately 12 hours

3-Week Heads and Chairs

6 hours of synchronous work
6 hours of asynchronous online work

One-Week Bootcamp

5 hours of synchronous work
7 hours of online work

Registration

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Extended Education
185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

204-474-8800
Toll free: 1-888-216-7011 ext. 8800