Faculty Leader Institute

Faculty Leader Institute

This institute is designed for newly appointed department chairs, program directors, and assistant and associate deans who all have other faculty reporting to them. These individuals play a crucial role in the smooth functioning of the university and in supporting and developing their faculty colleagues. To enhance academic leaders’ capabilities and effectiveness in their new role, this leadership orientation initiative addresses four areas of professional development:

  • Leadership style self-assessment
  • Diversity resistance and embracement
  • Organizational planning and goal-setting
  • Working within the university administrative structure

 We run FLI once there are enough new academic leaders to create a cohort. 

FLI 2019

The 2019  Faculty Leader Institute (FLI) takes place on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Location TBA. 

FLI 2019 is open to chairs, program directors, and assistant and associate deans who have faculty reporting to them and who began in their roles in 2018/19 or will begin in 2019/20.


Past events

From 2014–17, this event was called the New Chair & Director Institute (NCDI).

The inaugural NCDI took place on May 17, 2014 at Talaris Conference Center. Click here to view the 2014 New Chairs and Directors Institute Program

NCDI 2015 was held on May 9, 2015 at Talaris Conference Center. Click here to view the 2015 NCDI Program

NCDI 2017 was held on May 20, 2017 at Talaris Conference Center. Click here to view the 2017 NCDI Program