Leading an Academic Unit at Duke (LAUD) Workshop Series

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LAUD Workshop Series

Engage in dialogue with peers, experts, and key leaders about issues relevant to academic leadership and share best practices and strategies to improve and strengthen programs.

Designed for Department Chairs and Other Unit and Program Leaders Across Campus


Next Workshop

Difficult Conversations and Effective Communication Strategies

How to approach and handle personnel matters with fairness and professionalism

Thursday, March 7, 2019
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
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Upcoming Workshop

Climate & Culture; Leading Change

A conversation with key campus leaders on their own leadership journey and their reflections on the major challenges and opportunities facing higher education and Duke

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
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Past Workshops

Your Role in Supporting Students from Different Cultural and Linguistic Backgrounds

Continuing the conversation on how to best foster and inclusive climate in all academic units, including effective practices to support the success of students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds

February 2019

Diversity & Excellence

Best practices on how to strengthen inclusive excellence and recruit, retain, and support your faculty, students, and staff

January 2019

Effective Leadership in Complex Situations

An overview and interactive discussion of an evidence-based leadership approach to effectively deal with challenging situations, including disruptive and unprofessional conduct impacting faculty, students, and staff

November 2018

The Art and Science of Constructing APT Dossiers

Best practices on how to construct clear and thorough APT dossiers

October 2018

Conducting Inclusive Searches

Best practices in faculty hiring, including ensuring the use of inclusive practices throughout the search process

September 2018