Leading an Academic Unit at Duke (LAUD) Workshop Series 2022-2023

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

Past Workshops

Thursday, October 12

Conversation with Academic Chairs and Leaders

The Office for Faculty Advancement will hold its ‘Conversations with Academic Chairs and Leaders’ discussion group as part of our ongoing series for chairs and other academic leaders. We welcome you to join us and meet your fellow academic leaders to learn from one another, share tips for navigating challenges, and discuss strategies on how to take advantage of the resources and expertise available at Duke. Additional conversations will be held later in the academic year.

Tuesday, November 28

Leading Culture Change in Your Unit

The academic landscape continues to evolve, and leaders are regularly asked to implement changes in the daily policies and practices of their schools and departments. While navigating these new circumstances, leaders must also consider the impact that these changes will have on the experiences of the faculty, staff and students in their units. Some leaders may feel unprepared or challenged to make informed decisions in these evolving areas. In this workshop, leaders will come together to discuss key issues with their colleagues and peers. They will also learn strategies and approaches from other units on campus to inform their own work and support their ability to lead meaningful and sustainable culture change.

See previous LAUD workshops, including resources.

The Office for Faculty Advancement hosts the Leading an Academic Unit at Duke (LAUD) program series. Each session is designed for department chairs and other unit and program leaders across campus to engage in dialogue with peers, experts and key leaders about issues relevant to academic leadership. Participants will also share best practices and strategies to improve and strengthen programs, and discuss topics including financial management, leading during crises, fostering a sense of community, and promoting an inclusive and supportive work, research and learning environment.