New Chair & Director Institute

Row of chairs

This institute is designed for newly appointed department chairs and program directors who 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 their capabilities and effectiveness in their new role, this leadership orientation initiative addresses four areas of professional development:

  • Leadership style self-assessment
  • Communication and conflict resolution
  • Organizational planning and goal-setting
  • Working within the university administrative structure

We run NCDI once there are enough new chairs to create a cohort.


NCDI 2017

The 2017 New Chair & Director Institute (NCDI) was held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Talaris Conference Center. 

NCDI 2017 was open to chairs and program directors who have faculty reporting to them and who began in their roles in 2016/17 or will begin in 2017/18.


Past NCDIs

The inaugural New Chair & Director Institute took place on May 17, 2014 at Talaris Conference Center.  Click here to view the 2014 NCDI Program.

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