Strategic Leadership for Challenging Times

2017 Workshop for Department and Division Chairs - Phoenix, AZ 6/5/20176/5/20176/7/20176/7/2017 The Wigwam Arizona
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About the Workshops

March 29–31, 2017 · Hilton Savannah Desoto · Savannah, GA
May 18–20, 2017 · Embassy Suites by Hilton Inner Harbor · Baltimore, MD
May 23–25, 2017 · Westin Kansas City at Crown Center · Kansas City, MO
June 6–8, 2017 · The Wigwam Arizona · Phoenix, AZ

CIC is pleased to announce the dates and locations of the 2017 Workshops for Department and Division Chairs. Designed for both new and experienced chairs of departments and deans of divisions at independent colleges and universities, the Workshops will focus on the distinctive challenges for strategic departmental and divisional leadership in small and mid-sized independent institutions.


Who Should Participate?

Institutions are encouraged to send several chairs to a Workshop so they can support one another in implementing improvements upon their return to campus, but a single participant also will find the Workshops helpful. Deans and associate deans who work closely with chairs will find the program particularly beneficial. New this year will be separate program tracks for new and experienced chairs and deans.

Preliminary Schedule

​June 6, 2017

Noon–1:00 p.m.

Registration (lunch on your own)


1:00–1:30 p.m.

Welcome and Workshop Overview


1:30–2:45 p.m.

Serving as Department or Division Chair: Beyond the Job Description*


2:45–3:05 p.m.

Break


3:05–4:35 p.m.

The Department or Division Budget*


5:00 p.m.

Reception


6:00 p.m.

Dine-around Dinners**



June 7, 2017

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Breakfast Roundtable Discussions


9:00–10:30 a.m.

Using Data Effectively*


10:30–10:50 a.m.

Break


10:50 a.m.–12:05 p.m.

Preventive Law I: Adhering to Institutional Procedures and Policies—Hiring Practices


12:15–1:15 p.m.

Luncheon


1:30–2:45 p.m.

Preventive Law II: Adhering to Institutional Procedures and Policies—Faculty Performance Evaluation


2:45–3:05 p.m.

Break


3:05–4:35 p.m.

Dealing with Difficult Faculty Conversations


4:35–4:50 p.m.

Assessing the Day’s Work—Questions and Comments


Dinner on Your Own



June 8, 2017

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Breakfast Roundtable Discussions


9:00–10:10 a.m.

Building and Maintaining a Collegial Department*


10:10–10:30 a.m.

Break


10:30–11:45 a.m.

Becoming a Leader on Campus*


11:45 a.m.–Noon

Wrap-up


Noon

Workshop Adjourns


*Separate sessions for new chairs and experienced chairs

**To get to know colleagues from other campuses and exchange ideas over dinner in area restaurants, participants are encouraged to sign up at the CIC Registration Desk to join a “dine-around dinner” group on the evening of the first day of the Workshop. Participants are responsible for their own meal expenses. Please sign up by 3:00 p.m. so that CIC can make transportation arrangements if needed.

Groups will meet in the hotel lobby at 6:00 p.m.

Hotel and Travel

 Location

The Wigwam Arizona

300 East Wigwam Boulevard
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
(623) 935-3811

 Hotel Information

Reservation deadline: Monday, May 8, 2017
Room Rate: $120 single/double (includes $11 resort fee*)
 
For reservations, please call the hotel at (800) 327-0396 and state that you are with the Council of Independent Colleges’ Workshop for Department and Division Chairs. Reservations made after May 8 cannot be guaranteed at the group rate and will be accommodated on a space-available basis.
 
The Wigwam, a historic hotel in Arizona, is a direct descendant of the state’s early cotton ranching business. When Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company discovered that long-staple cotton extended the life of its tires, the company bought 16,000 acres of Arizona land for cotton farming. On Thanksgiving Day, 1929, the Wigwam officially opened its doors as a guest ranch with enough rooms for 24 guests. The first nine-hole golf course was built in 1930. A portion of the original structure, the Organizational House, remains as the cornerstone of the Wigwam’s authenticity and southwestern charm.
 
The resort features three championship golf courses-including the Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed Gold and Patriot Courses; nine tennis courts; four swimming pools including a 25-foot dual water slide; and a luxury spa and fitness center. Local attractions include the Challenger Space Center, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix Art Museum, and the Phoenix Zoo.

 Travel

Driving Directions

From Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Start out going east on East Sky Harbor Boulevard toward Terminal 3. Take East Sky Harbor Boulevard toward Terminal 2/Terminal 3 South Side/Rental Car Center. Turn slightly right toward Terminal 4. Turn slightly right onto East Sky Harbor Boulevard. Take East Sky Harbor Boulevard toward Terminal 2/West Economy/Cell Phone Lot/Rental Car Center. Keep right at the fork to continue on East Sky Harbor Boulevard. Keep left at the fork to continue on East Sky Harbor Boulevard. Keep right at the fork to continue on East Sky Harbor Boulevard. Turn slightly right onto Interstate 10 West/Pearl Harbor Memorial Highway/Papago Freeway West. Take Exit 129, Dysart Road. Turn right onto North Dysart Road. Turn left onto West Indian School Road. Take the first right onto East Wigwam Boulevard. Pass through one roundabout. The hotel is on the right.
 
From the East Valley
Take Interstate 10 West (past 101 Loop interchange) to the Litchfield Road Exit. Turn right (north) on Litchfield Road to Wigwam Boulevard. Turn right on Wigwam Boulevard and proceed past the roundabout. The Wigwam resort entrance will be on your left on Wigwam Boulevard just as you pass the elementary school.
 
From North Scottsdale
Take Loop 101 West (toward stadium, not the airport) to Camelback Road, Exit 5. Turn right (west) on Camelback Road and travel about five miles to Litchfield Road, then turn left. Take Litchfield Road to Wigwam Boulevard (roughly one mile). Turn left on Wigwam Boulevard and proceed past the roundabout. The Wigwam resort entrance will be on the left on Wigwam Boulevard just as you pass the elementary school.
 
From West Valley and Los Angeles
Take Interstate 10 East to the Litchfield Road Exit. Turn left (north) on Litchfield Road to Wigwam Boulevard. Turn right on Wigwam Boulevard and proceed past the roundabout. The Wigwam resort entrance will be on your left on Wigwam Boulevard just as you pass the elementary school.
 

Airport Transportation

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is approximately 25 miles from the Wigwam. Taxi service from the airport is approximately $40. Additional transportation options from PHX can be found on the airport website.
 

Hotel Parking

Hotel self-parking is included in the resort fee charged to your room.
 
*Resort Fee Includes:
  • In-room internet;
  • In-room coffee;
  • Complimentary use of the Fitness Center;
  • Daily newspaper;
  • Overnight self-parking;
  • 10 percent off golf retail;
  • Incoming and outgoing fax services (up to five pages);
  • Daily fitness classes;
  • Round-trip porterage charge per accommodation; and
  • Daily room attendant gratuity.