Quarterly Leadership Workshops


Leadership Development is a key focus of the UW ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change. We offer half-day, quarterly workshops that provide tools to address equity and promotion, strategic planning, and best practices in academia.

Though the original audience of department chairs, deans and emerging faculty leaders was limited to the 19 ADVANCE departments, in 2007 these workshops were expanded to include the broader University of Washington campus.

Handout from previous quarterly leadership workshops can be found in the Additional Resources right side box on this page.

2017 - 2018 Quarterly Leadership Workshop

  • Winter - A Chair's Role in Senior Faculty Careers

2016 - 2017 Quarterly Leadership Workshop

  • Fall - Using Data to Make Decisionshandouts
  • Winter - Detox Your Department: Handling & Managing Your FacultyHandouts
  • Spring - Cultivating an Inclusive Departmental Culture for Faculty RetentionHandouts

2015 - 2016 Quarterly Leadership Workshop

  • Fall - Allocating Raises to Facultyhandouts
  • Winter - Building Departmental Culture through Governance and Faculty Meetingshandouts
  • Spring - Navigating Faculty Retention Strategieshandouts

2014 - 2015 Quarterly Leadership Workshop

  • Fall - "Using Data for Academic Planning"Handouts
  • Winter - "Faculty Promotions in the 21st Century"Handouts
  • Spring - "Faculty Hiring"Handouts

2013 - 2014 Quarterly Leadership Workshop

  • Fall - "Strategies for Allocating Merit-Based Salary Increases for Faculty"Handouts
  • Winter - "When Bad Things Happen to Good Chairs"Handouts
  • Spring - "When Bad Things Happen to Good Chairs, Part 2: Advice from the Experts"Handouts

2012 - 2013 Quarterly Leadership Workshop

  • Fall - "Recruiting and Hiring for Inclusive Excellence"Handouts
  • Winter - "Online Courses: What Do They Mean for Departments?"Handouts
  • Spring - "Successful Faculty Retreats: Words from the Wise"Handouts

2011 - 2012 Quarterly Leadership Workshop

  • Fall - "Changing Student Demographics: What Going Global Means for the University of Washington"Handouts
  • Winter - "Navigating Departments through Generational Differences"Handouts
  • Spring - "A Discussion on Models for Faculty Workload Distribution and Merit Reviews"Handouts

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2010 - 2011 Quarterly Leadership Workshop

  • Fall - "Doing Less with Less"handouts
  • Winter - "Hiring for Retention in a High Cost Environment"handouts
  • Spring - "Coping Creatively with Limited Resources: A Discussion Forum for Chairs & Administrators"handouts

2009 - 2010 Quarterly Leadership Workshop

  • Fall - "Honoring UW's Commitment to Diversity in Times of Economic Austerity"handouts
  • Winter - "Activity-Based Budgeting for Faculty Leaders"handouts
  • Spring - "To The Next Biennium - and Beyond"handouts

2008 - 2009 Quarterly Leadership Workshop

  • Fall - "Maintaining Momentum and Morale during Times of Change"handouts
  • Winter - "Leading During Times of Austerity"handouts
  • Spring - "Doing More with Less"handouts

2007 - 2008 Quarterly Leadership Workshop

  • Fall - "The Email Vortex: It Could Happen to You, Too!", "Recruitment and Retention of Under-represented Faculty"handouts
  • Winter - "Faculty Life after Serving as Department Chair", "Faculty work/life balance including faculty leave, tenure clock extension, part-time faculty positions, and other policies"handouts
  • Spring - "Reviewing Peers' Teaching", Facilitating Faculty Professional Development in Interdisciplinary Research"handouts

2006 - 2007 Quarterly Leadership Workshop

  • Fall - "Difficult Conversations"handouts
  • Winter - "Vision in Action: Strategies for Moving Organizations Forward", "Faculty Workload Policies and Assignments"
  • Winter - "Annual faculty evaluation meetings", "Promotion and Tenure Files",handouts
  • Winter - "Bridging Departmental Divides", "Effective Ways to Change and Use Current Departmental/Unit Structures"
  • Spring - "Bridging Departmental Divides", "Effective Ways to Change and Use Current Departmental/Unit Structures"
  • Spring - "Faculty Merit Reviews and Raises", "Harassment: A Case Study Discussion"handouts

2005 - 2006 Quarterly Leadership Workshop

  • Fall - "Update on efforts to institutional ADVANCE", "Succession Planning", "Supervising non-academic staff"handouts
  • Winter - "Update on efforts to institutional ADVANCE", "An interactive theater program"handouts

2004 - 2005 Quarterly Leadership Workshop

  • Fall - "Welcome Outcomes from the June NSF Site Visit", "Institutional Trasformation and Department Cultural Change", "Search Committees and Recruitment"handouts
  • Winter - "Welcome and new PI Transition", "How to get a win-win with faculty and administrators", "Building Esprit de Corps in Academic Departments"handouts
  • Spring - "Faculty Retention Strategies". "Tips for Conducting Faculty Merit Reviews"handouts
  • Summer - "Data and Background on Underrepresented Faculty", "Implicit Association Test", "Recruitment Toolkit and Strategies", "Career Hiring"handouts

2003 - 2004 Quarterly Leadership Workshop

  • Fall - "Family Leave and Tenure Clock Extension", "Award nomination and recognition"handouts
  • Winter - "Recapping Past Leadership Workshop Topics", "Brainstorming Future Workship Topics", "Getting Consensus", "Building Job offers"handouts
  • Spring - "Deconstructing the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 recruitment seasons", "Data and Background on Underrepresented Faculty", "Overview of the Cross-Department Cultural change Program", "Recruiting for Diversity"handouts

2002 - 2003 Quarterly Leadership Workshop

  • Fall - "Dual Career Policy", "Findings from the Data"handouts
  • Winter - "Transition from Associate to Full Professor", "Outcome of chair Visits", "Faculty Development Opportunities", "Dealing with Difficult Faculty"handouts
  • Spring - "Research on Student Ratings of STEM Women Faculty", "Providing Feedback and Delivering Bad News", "Breakout Scenarios", "Reporting Out and Comments from Acting Provost Thorud"handouts

2001 - 2002 Quarterly Leadership Workshop

  • Spring - "First Annual ADVANCE Leadership Retreat"handouts


ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change
371 Loew Hall
Box 352180
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2180

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