Department chairs play a critical role in their institutions, helping to make important hiring and budget decisions and increasingly playing a crucial role in innovations around teaching, learning, and technology. Yet, while the department chair is typically the first rung on the ladder to senior leadership in academia, many take on the role without the necessary training or mentorship.

The Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership and Ithaka S+R have developed this seminar for department chairs to help fill that preparation gap.

During the three-day seminar at Georgetown University’s downtown Washington DC campus, participants will interact with experts in higher education policy and management, engage in small group discussion, and take part in a facilitated design workshop focused on their own initiatives.

The seminar will run from June 5-7, and more information and the application form are available here.