A full-day retreat featuring special topic sessions, led by university leaders, to introduce the many resources available to you as a leader at Duke.

Karsh Alumni & Visitors Center

This annual day-long program provides leaders of departments and units with the opportunity to learn about the broader university context and to engage with fellow leaders.

Event Schedule

Tuesday, August 20

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:55 a.m.             

Welcome

8:55 – 9:00 a.m.             

Opening Remarks

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Informed Leadership: A Look at Demographics & University Organization

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.           

Leadership Skills & Styles

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.        

Break

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Managing People & Complex Situations as a Department/Unit Leader 

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Budget & Financial Management

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Faculty Hiring & Retention and the Higher Education Landscape

12:15 – 2:00 p.m.

Break

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Academic Climate/Culture

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Wellness & Mental Health

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Panel of Veteran/Former Department & Unit Leaders

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Reception

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.