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Developing Leadership Competencies for Deans and Department Chairs
Barbara Braham

Friday, January 25, 2013
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Hotel Monaco
Chicago, IL

In your leadership role you are frequently asked to lead meetings, delegate tasks, and set direction for your department or division. This workshop is designed to enable you to be more effective in all of these areas. In this day of leadership training you'll learn how to:

  • create shared meeting agendas
  • use technology to enable virtual meetings
  • facilitate meetings to maximize engagement
  • follow a simple process to delegate effectively
  • set clear, compelling goals

An outline of the day includes:

Running effective meetings

  • Collaboratively designing the meeting agenda
  • Action oriented meetings versus information sharing meetings
  • Making requests, asking questions and making declarations in meetings
  • Three tools to maximize engagement
  • Leveraging technology in service of effective meetings
Effective delegation
  • What to delegate
  • Steps to effective delegation
  • Transmitting responsibility and authority
  • Developing others through delegation
  • Don't take delegated work back!
Setting direction
  • What's your vision?
  • What are your goals?
  • Craft your goals so that they are actionable
  • Building commitment to the goals

This workshop is for all deans and department chairs, whether new to the role, experienced or aspiring.

Barbara Braham, PhD, MCC, is an executive and leadership coach who works with leaders in education, corporations and government who want to be effective in their roles. Her clients include people who are new to their role, people who are described as "high potential" and people who are at risk for derailment. For more information, visit

The workshop will take place in Chicago at the Hotel Monaco, 225 North Wabash on the Third Floor. 

The Hotel Monaco, Chicago is a four star luxury hotel and part of the collection of Kimpton Hotels. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Hotel Monaco is in the Loop business district and just steps from North Michigan Avenue shopping and the popular Millennium Park. A former hat factory on the banks of the Chicago River, the transformed Hotel Monaco draws guests in and surrounds them with all manner of stimulations once inside. Complimentary highlights of the Hotel Monaco include: a 24-hour fitness center, pet friendly policies, and complimentary coffee and tea and evening wine reception in the living room. Guests must join the Kimpton InTouch program to receive wireless internet access in guest rooms and common areas.

For more details on the Hotel Monaco, visit

Click here for directions and parking information for the Hotel Monaco.

Hotel Reservations
ISACS has secured a special discounted room of $145/night plus tax single or double occupancy at the Hotel Monaco. To make a reservation, please call 1-800-KIMPTON and use Group Code: "ISACS Leadership." To make a reservation online, click here. Special discounted room rates have been extended and are available until Friday January 11, 2013.

Parking at the Hotel Monaco is $27 (valet) for 4 hours - midnight and $48 (valet) for overnight parking until 2pm the following day. There are several lots within a few blocks of the hotel that may offer less expensive daily parking.

We recommend that if you are parking overnight to self-park at the parking garage on Lake St. between Wabash and Michigan Avenues.  Rates are likely to be less than $48 and it is only one block from the hotel.

Registration Fee

  • $190 Member Fee
  • $240 Non Member Fee
  • First registrant pays full fee, each additional registrant receives a $20 discount
  • Workshop includes lunch 

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be received in writing to ISACS by emailing 10 business days prior to the event to receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received within 10 days of the event will not receive a refund. Registration may be transferred to another member from the same school. ISACS reserves the right to cancel the workshop for insufficient enrollment. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund. 

Questions? Please call 312-255-1244.


Member Cost: $190     Non-member Cost: $240


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