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CHERD presents

Professional Development Webinars

May 2021 webinar

Registration Required – Limited Number of Participants

Date: May 6th, 2021
Time: 11 am until noon CDT

Department leadership in the time of COVID

In this webinar, three current Canadian department chairs reflected on their experiences over the past year and looked ahead to what returns to campus might mean. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges for higher education. Academic department chairs have played a crucial role as on-the-ground leaders, responsible for managing unit responses and translating institutional policies into specific disciplinary and program contexts.

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Imagining the Future of Higher Education in Canada: Radical Flexibility as a Potential Solution

This was a free webinar sharing recent research coalesces around the future of higher education. Drawing from survey and interview studies examining faculty experiences and practices during the pandemic, and grounded on a large body of earlier work examining flexible and online learning, it invited participants to reflect on potential higher education futures, and discuss the role of flexibility in those futures.

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Leading Change to Prepare Graduate Students for Diverse Careers

This was a free webinar that looked at how academic and administrative leaders can promote change that maintains and advances the academic and research goals of the university, given that doctoral programs in most disciplines have traditionally focused on preparing students for academic careers, but only a minority of current PhD graduates obtain academic positions. It discussed these issues based on SSHRC-funded research on PhD career development.

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Leadership in the Midst of a Black Swan Event

Leadership in the Midst of a Black Swan Event was a free webinar that examined how Canadian post-secondary institutions and their constituent units have responded to the pandemic, with a specific focus on the identification of leadership best practices. It addressed a number of topics including pedagogy, governance, student issues, faculty, support staff, administrative, and communication.

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Leadership Post-COVID

Leadership Post-Covid was a free webinar that shifted the focus from short-term emergency response to what John Kroger has termed long-term strategic adjustment. It asked how we take our learning and experiences and pivot from short-term to long-term strategies for our organizations. The discussion included financial exigency, student financial support, pedagogy, student services, labour relations and collective bargaining post-COVID, and campus communities’ mental health. We will also discuss the role PSE institutions may play in helping the broader community tackle these new realities.

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Leading an Academic Department During Times of Crisis

Leading an Academic Department During Times of Crisis was a free one-hour webinar for university and college department heads, chairs, and directors. This new professional development opportunity by the Centre for Higher Education Research and Development (CHERD) showed how heads, chairs, and directors can provide clear leadership to their academic units while protecting personal well-being during times of uncertainty and crisis.

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Need further information?

Email: CHERDAPPS@umanitoba.ca