New Study Highlights Value of ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs

December 7, 2016

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According to a new study, many department chairs receive only minimal training. And when chairs do receive training, they typically focus on hard skills “that may or may not be relevant rather than on interpersonal and other soft skills that can make or break a departmental climate,” found the study, which was funded by the University Council for Educational Administration.

That is an area where ACE’s Leadership Academy for Department Chairs can make a difference. Sherri Lind Hughes, a director in ACE Leadership who oversees the program, was quoted in the Inside Higher Ed story about the study discussing how ACE workshops focus on “soft skills” by taking a cross-disciplinary, cross-institution approach, as well as about how to deal with conflict and provide effective feedback.

To hear more from Hughes and see the full story, click here.

There are four opportunities to attend the Academy in 2017, with limited space still available for the January program in San Diego. To learn more, click here.

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