Leadership Enhancement for Academic Departments

LEAD+ is professional development and support program for heads and chairs of academic units across UMass Amherst. It is offered jointly by the Academic Personnel Office and the Office of Faculty Development. The 90-minute workshop and discussion sessions are offered twice monthly during the academic year on a variety of topics of common concern to department leaders.

The objectives of LEAD+ include:

  1. Dissemination of key policy and procedural information
  2. Enhancement of leadership and supervisory skills
  3. Community building and support 
  4. Connecting heads and chairs to on-campus resources

Topics include: