Professional Development for Academic Leaders Program (PDALP)

The specific goals of PDALP are to:

  1. Support the retention of current faculty talent through professional development opportunities and support to continuously build and expand professional skills
  2. Offer resources and support for annual performance review process, climate and culture assessment and managing faculty searches, promotion and tenure process
  3. Provide leadership development seminars and assessments
  4. Provide faculty leadership development funding for regional and national academic leadership workshops. For more information and funding application

 

Schedule of Seminars

Fall Semester 2012

Thursday, September 13
4:00-6:00pm
Trustee Board Room
1st Floor, Thompson Hall

Managing Conflict 
Department chairs can prevent many issues from mushrooming into major problems through early intervention. Sometimes chairs delay difficult conversations with colleagues because they lack expertise to tactfully encourage change or to deliver bad news. What skills and strategies might chairs develop to facilitate difficult conversations? What strategies can motivate and support faculty members to become more productive? Participants will explore how to have a frank conversation with a colleague and have an opportunity to discuss strategies, techniques, and resources.

To Register go to:
https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=10830        

Thursday, November 8
4:00-6:00pm
Trustee Board Room
1st Floor, Thompson Hall

Understanding the Department/Divisional Budget: Engaging in Budget Based Planning
The department operating budget is often viewed as a set of inflexible line item allocations. Chairs will learn how their budgets fit into the larger institutional picture, how to make an effective case for their units, and how to prepare requests for additional funding.

To Register go to:
https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=10832

Spring Semester 2013

Thursday, February 14
4:00-6:00pm
Trustee Board Room
1st Floor, Thompson Hall

Building an Exceptional and Engaged Administrative Team
Whether you have one administrative staff member or ten, building a team is well worth the effort.  An effective and successful department consists of many parts and the staff are key players in the various components of the department.  This workshop will focus on hiring and evaluating staff, team building and the challenges that can occur in these endeavors.  This workshop is open to all faculty.  Dr. Regina Smick-Attisano, Director of the Thompson School of Applied Science, will facilitate this session.

To Register go to:

https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=9051

Thursday, April 18
4:00-6:00pm
Dimond Library Rm 343

Legal Issues in Higher Education: What Department Chairs Need to Know
As University administrators, chairs are responsible for understanding and adhering to institutional policies and procedures as well as state and federal laws that regulate functions of the academic unit. Noncompliance has far-reaching implications for individuals, the academic unit and the University.

To Register go to:
https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=10833