Participants of the 2019 GFDA workshop gather for a photo

Geography Faculty Development Alliance (GFDA) Department Leadership Workshop

New and established Department Chairs, Program Heads, Deans, and other emerging leaders – develop the tools you need to do your job, network with peers, and learn from top leadership professionals in an inclusive, innovative, and interactive series. Workshop sessions focus on different leadership styles and how to identify and leverage yours, time management, building strong teams, managing change, strategic planning, and effective storytelling.

June 13, 2022, 8:00am Eastern Time – June 17, 2022, 5:00pm Eastern Time

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The Department Leadership Workshop is designed for new and established Department Chairs, Program Heads, Deans, and other early- to mid-career leaders in Geography, Environmental and Earth Sciences, as well as related disciplines or interdisciplinary programs featuring a spatial focus. The goal of the workshop is for leaders to develop the tools needed to be successful in the execution of your role, to network with others in similar roles around the nation and the globe, and to build the confidence and self-awareness that effective leaders leverage to create alignment, joy and success in their professional world.

Participants will have an opportunity to meet, learn alongside, mentor and interact socially with those attending the Geography Faculty Development Alliance (GFDA) Early Career Workshop, scheduled simultaneously and virtually. Workshop participants build lasting and fulfilling relationships amongst fellow participants and with workshop facilitators.

Workshop topics include:

  • Identifying your leadership style
  • Effective storytelling
  • Building strong teams
  • Strategic planning
  • Managing change
  • Time management
  • Building your leadership skills

Sessions will be scheduled in the mornings and afternoons, with plenty of time for breaks.

Questions about the workshop may be directed to Patricia Price, Interim Provost, Queens College, City University of New York, or to Ken Foote, Director of Urban and Community Studies Program and Professor, University of Connecticut.


Registration fees

AAG members: FREE!

Individuals whose AAG memberships are current may attend the 2022 GFDA Department Leadership workshop at no cost. Registration is required and may be completed by selecting the button above and following the directions to sign in to your AAG account.

Non-AAG members: $150

The fee for non-members includes access to all sessions and materials. Select the button above to register and follow the instructions to sign up for an AAG account. If you already have an account sign in to your account.