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Giving Faculty Leaders the Practical Skills They Need to Succeed

This program is not being offered in academic year 2015-16. When faculty members take on important leadership roles such as heading a key committee; chairing a department; or leading a lab, center, or institute; they have to know how to guide and motivate others.

The Core Skills Program for Faculty Leadership helps faculty members identify and develop the skills they need to lead effectively in a variety of academic leadership roles.

The program helps faculty members become more knowledgeable about how to perform key leadership tasks such as:

  • Leading groups and meetings
  • Setting goals with individuals, groups, and organizations
  • Supervising one-on-one
  • Managing challenging interactions
  • Negotiating
  • Leading change
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Providing resilient leadership under stress

The program also helps faculty leaders strengthen their network of support and build valuable interdisciplinary contacts across UNC.

The program is delivered in eight interactive luncheon sessions spread out during the academic year. Each session includes:

  • Short readings or other tasks requiring brief preparation
  • A presentation of key concepts and an interactive discussion about how to apply the main principles the participant’s situation
  • An opportunity for participants to identify at least one practice or method that will help them meet the challenges they are facing or anticipating in their leadership roles

For a complete description of each session and to register for the session that best fits your needs, visit the CFE’s events calendar.