HELPING FACULTY MANAGE: A Workshop for Academic Administrators and Leaders

Organizational Performance Group Managing People

Educational institutions are unique in how they approach management— we’ve got the answers for your faculty administrators

Are you serving as a business manager or an administrator for a unit that is predominantly faculty? This role is particularly complex as you work to balance the needs of the central administration of your academic organization with the intellectual demands and professional characteristics of professors. Come explore how professional identity shapes professorial reactions to management and administration. In this workshop, we will also articulate specific steps you can take to help faculty become better managers, and recognize areas of management that are unlikely to succeed with faculty.


As a result of the Helping Faculty Manage workshop, you will:

  • Learn tools to help you balance institutional vs.
    individual needs within your role
  • Explore different types of professional identities and
    their strengths and consequences in the workplace
  • Discuss specific steps to “manage up” to your faculty that will empower them to become better at articulating their needs
  • Review tools for effective conflict resolution

AUDIENCE: Faculty administrators and leaders

What are some causes of conflict in an academic

  • Lack of communication and understanding
  • Perception of how big the conflict is
  • Unique nature of work intertwined
  • Not valuing contributions to the “whole” plan