In order to provide unit heads with the information and resources needed to meet their job duties, the Office of the Provost holds mandatory onboarding and training sessions for all new and continuing unit heads.
The Office of the Provost’s unit head training focuses on three main objectives:
- Leadership: Develop knowledge, skills and abilities of leadership including vision, inclusion, culture, climate, curriculum, business management and others.
- People Management: Support and manage unit and faculty in ways that lead to successful and longstanding careers, as well as excellence in teaching & scholarship/research.
- Policy and Procedures: Access, understand and follow policies and procedures described in the United Academics and GTFF CBAs, as well as university and unit policy libraries.
New Unit Head Onboarding
New unit heads will meet once per month throughout the academic year. Sessions will typically be held on Wednesday mornings from 8:00 – 9:50 a.m. Trainings will be timely, addressing topics that new unit heads will be facing.
New unit head trainings are open to other unit-level managers and established heads who may be looking for a refresher.
The first unit head onboarding session will be held on June 15, 2018 between 8:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the Browsing Room of the Knight Library. Please register online. Lunch will be provided.
Details regarding academic year session topics and specific dates will be announced in the summer.
All Unit Head Trainings
All unit head (new and continuing) are expected to attend training sessions once per term. Sessions will typically be held on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 – 9:50 a.m. These mandatory sessions will provide heads with information necessary for them to successfully navigate the expectations of their role.
Topics will be determined based on the most pressing and timely issues facing unit heads campus wide. Unit managers are welcome to attend these trainings, but are not required.
The first training session for all unit heads (new and continuing) will be the Summit for Academic Leaders on Thursday, September 13 from 10:00 - 3:00 p.m., location TBA.
Dates will be announced in the summer and topics will be provided the month of the training.
Upcoming Opportunities for Unit Heads
September 13, 2018: 2018 Summit for Academic Leaders
October 3, 2018: October New Unit Head Training
October 24, 2018: Fall Unit Head Training - All Heads
November 7, 2018: November New Unit Head Training
December 5, 2018: December New Unit Head Training
February 6, 2019: February New Unit Head Training
February 27, 2019: Winter Unit Head Training - All Heads
March 6, 2019: March New Unit Head Training
April 3, 2019: April New Unit Head Training
May 1, 2019: May New Unit Head Training
May 29, 2019: Spring Unit Head Training - All Heads
June 5, 2019: June New Unit Head Training