Because of the importance and complexity of the Department Chair’s job, the Provost’s Office and Human Resource Services provides a yearly series of eleven 1.5 hour workshops. The schedule for these workshops appears below. The goals of these workshops are: to provide chairs and directors with tools that will help them in executing their jobs; to introduce them to other people at the University who can assist in their work; and to identify and build a peer group of other chairs and directors who can be consulted as problems arise. The workshops are available at the regional campuses and previous workshops are available through video streaming. Handouts are provided for each workshop and can be found at all times at hrs.wsu.edu/chairs.
The Department Chairs and Directors Training Workshops are designed to address the needs of current and experienced chairs, faculty and administrators of academic units.
Human Resource Services collaborates with the Office of the Provost to coordinate this annual series addressing such topics as faculty performance reviews, personnel issues, recruitment, leadership and communication. Previous sessions of these courses are available as video streams. Note: Viewing of the video streams will not be reflected on your HRS training history.