Workshop: Supporting Department Chairs

Course ID - CTD0395r 

Short Title: Supporting Chairs    

 Audience   Department Chairs
Length of Workshop:       1 hour 

People don't become academics because they aspire to be department chairs, but every department needs one-and perhaps never more than in these economically challenging times. Many chairs complain that they receive no training and no support- even as senior administrators frequently fault chairs for not doing enough.
Inside Higher Ed presents a webinar focused on supporting chairs. Experts from The IDEA Center, which provides a range of training and evaluation programs for chairs, will explain: an overview of how to provide support for chairs, hot to guide chairs in evaluating faculty performance and how to help chairs learn to deal with conflict and difficult personalities in their departments.
The presenter will make a 30-minute presentation and then take questions for 30 minutes. 


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how to provide support for chairs
  • Discuss how to guide chairs in evaluating faculty performance
  • Demonstrate how to help chairs learn to deal with conflict and difficult personalities in their departments


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Registration information
Course ID: CTD0395r  
Course Title: Supporting Chairs 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.