Strategic Leadership for Challenging Times

2017 Workshop for Department and Division Chairs - Savannah, GA 3/28/20173/28/20173/30/20173/30/2017 Hilton Savannah Desoto
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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

​March 29, 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**



March 30, 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



March 31, 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

Hilton Savannah Desoto

15 East Liberty Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 232-9000

 Hotel Information

Reservation deadline: Tuesday, February 27, 2017
Room Rate: $135 single/double
 
For reservations, please call (877) 280-0751 and state that you are attending the Council of Independent Colleges’ Workshop for Department and Division Chairs. Reservations made after February 27 cannot be guaranteed at the group rate and will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

The Hilton Savannah Desoto Hotel is located in Savannah’s Historic District, overlooking Madison Square, historic mansions, and oaks draped in Spanish moss. This downtown hotel is steps from treasured landmarks, museums, theaters, parks, and dining and shopping, and a short walk from River Street, City Market, Forsyth Park, Historic Savannah Theater, Savannah Civic Center, and Savannah College of Art and Design.

 Travel

Driving Directions

From Savannah International Airport (SAV)
Take Interstate 95 South to Exit 99A. Interstate 16 East ends and flows onto Montgomery Street. Turn right at the first light to Liberty Street. The hotel is five blocks on the right.
 
From Interstate 95 North or Southbound
Take Exit 99A (Interstate 16 East). Interstate 16 East ends and flows onto Montgomery Street. Turn right at the first light to Liberty Street. The hotel is five blocks on the right.
 

Airport Transportation

Savannah International Airport (SAV) is approximately 14 miles from the Hilton Savannah Desoto Hotel. Taxi service from the airport is approximately $28. For additional transportation options from SAV, visit the airport website.
 

Hotel Parking

Valet parking is $25 per night.