The Academy is closely monitoring COVID-19, as well as the impact it has created for our collegial partners. Being mindful of all health and safety concerns, and in collaboration with our global partners, the best course of action is to either reschedule and/or postpone many of our summer programs.
Program participants whose Academy Program is affected by these changes are being emailed with new details. Updates are also provided on each Academy Class Page.
Registrations will be transferred to the new Academy dates, with all paid fees credited. For participants choosing to transfer their registration to another Academy Program, please provide this information to the Academy Team prior to February 1, 2021.
At this time, we encourage our current cohort participants to reconnect with your Academy Facilitators for ongoing support, engagement, and coaching.
For further clarification and questions, please email the Academy Liaison by clicking here.
Thanks for your patience and understanding. You will continue to be in our thoughts during this challenging time.
Two week-long residential training seminars, one year apart.
Create a development plan to identify performance and leadership goals
Receive ongoing support from an Academy coach and a mentor of your choosing
Gives time and space to progress toward achieving individual leadership goals.
Assessments are taken by yourself and peers to show your growth
Case studies are used to provide real-life situational training
Our programs use team building and group discussions
Our program facilitators are working educators at all levels
The Chair Academy's Leadership Development Programs are the “must-attend” opportunity for emerging leaders! We understand budgets for professional development can be tight, and it might be difficult to get the funding you need to attend trainings and events that equip you with best practices, new skills, and relevant strategies. All of these resources are valuable and necessary for building leadership capacity.....so you are more effective in your role and with your responsibilities.
Let us help you make a case for funding.
Simply download this word document and customize it for your institution. Then, forward to your supervisor, district leader, or President.
The Chair Academy has formed partnerships to offer participants the opportunity to earn credits toward a graduate degree. These graduate credits can be earned after successful completion of the Academy Program. CLICK HERE to see the options available for continued education.
We asked for your feedback.
Here is what you said.
Best professional development experience I have ever been a part of. I fell in love with my job again.Program Director Victoria Polytechnic, Melbourne, Australia
The depth and breadth of the [Chair Academy’s] Advance Program greatly exceeded my expectations. It was by far the best leadership development program I’ve ever attended.Department Chair Mesa Community College, Mesa, Arizona
I had a chance to attend the Foundation Program several years ago. While I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the Advance Program, it helped rekindle my interest in being the leader I know I can be.Program Director Suffolk County Community College, Suffolk, New York
I recently sponsored 60 employees from our college system to attend the Foundation Academy ~ Deans, Mangers, Directors, VP’s, and Instructors. What I have noticed, and heard, is the confidence, belief and ability they now have to initiate and effect change. They have learned to trust they leadership capacity as ‘change agents’ and now feel like they are part of the process.Vice-President and COO College of the North Atlantic, St. Johns, Newfoundland
I have been to workshops and left wondering what I really learned, as if to check off a box for my organization. The Chair Academy Foundation Academy was not like that. I feel energized and inspired. I have found my voice and feel better prepared with relevant and practical best practices.Program Director Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
I’ve . . . never had the benefit of any formal leadership training. The Advance Program came along just at the right time to allow me to
find and refine my leadership voice . . . I only wish I’d discovered it 10 years ago.
The best leadership program I have experienced in 20 years. I feel empowered and will aspire to the ideals of good leadership practices. This understanding of authentic and transformative leadership makes for better followers.”DeanBritish Columbia Institute of Technology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
I have to start by saying that in the past year I feel like I got my life back. I have had a number of epiphanies, which is good because it makes me feel like I am actually learning and growing. I have very much enjoyed the mentorship portion of this program, as it has been extremely valuable in my professional development.” .Associate Dean British Columbia Institute of Technology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Click on the links below to go to the class page
Pima Community College
Faculty and Staff Participation Only
Part 1: November 2-6, 2020
Part 1: November 16-18, 2020
Part 1: February 22-26, 2021
Part 1: June 7-11, 2021
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Part 1: June 8-10, 2021
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Part 1: June 14-18, 2021
Cape Cod, MA
Part 1: June 2021
Atlantic City, NJ
Part 1: June 2021
TBD, IL, USA
Hosted by Prince George's Community College
Part 1: June 2021
Part 1: Late Summer/Early Fall
San Diego, CA