Our Leading an Academic Unit at Duke (LAUD) suite of programs provides support, engagement and professional development opportunities for current and prospective faculty leaders.

Duke Department & Unit Leaders Retreat

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.

Leading an Academic Unit at Duke (LAUD) Workshop Series

The LAUD workshop series is designed for department chairs and other unit and program leaders across campus.

Ivy+ Provost Leadership Fellows

Duke is a founding member of the Ivy+ Faculty Advancement Network (FAN), a consortium of national research universities that collaborate to advance diversity and inclusion in the American professoriate. Selected Duke faculty take part in FAN’s annual Institute on Inquiry, Equity and Leadership in the Academic Department.

Ivy+ FAN Workshops

The Ivy+ FAN’s Inclusive Leadership Series is open to all Duke faculty.

ACC Academic Leaders Network Fellows

This annual leadership development program includes activities and discussions to build awareness and effectiveness in the context of academic leadership. Selected Duke faculty engage with peers across the Atlantic Coast Conference on issues and trends in higher education.

Newly Tenured Faculty Retreat

In this off-site retreat and celebration, newly tenured faculty members enjoy networking opportunities with senior faculty mentors and colleagues, as they get expert guidance to evaluate and plan the next stage of their career progression.

1:1 Leadership Coaching

Faculty members have two options for receiving professional coaching from Maria LaMonaca Wisdom, director of faculty mentoring and coaching programs. They may apply for 1:1 coaching with the nomination of their department chair, or sign up directly for group coaching.

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