Department Chair Workshops


Department Chair Leadership Program Workshop Sries.

The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs continues its workshop series to help department chairs more effectively lead and respond to challenges they confront in their departments and/or units.   We look forward to another year of robust and engaging conversations about departmental life at UB.

Over this academic year, our office will be sponsoring a series of monthly lunch meetings to discuss various issues related to academic leadership.  We will address issues related to effective communication, budgets and resources, mentoring and work/life balance, faculty and student diversity, recruitment and hiring, tenure and promotion to name a few.

Chairs' Workshops are:

  • held monthly as 2 hour lunch-time seminars, food and refreshments provided
  • targeted for the second half of each month during the fall and spring semester
  • intended to be interactive and responsive; your feedback and requests drive the conversation and future planning


Workshops for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semester will be delivered via Zoom

Please email Patti Napoli ( to register and to receive the Zoom details.

Fall 2020 Workshops

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Spring 2021 Workshops

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Past Workshops and Presentations