Department Head Workshop

Department Head Workshop


Communication, Consensus, and Challenging Conversations – Workshop for Academic Department Heads
November 15-16, 2018 / Western Carolina University, Cullowhee NC

Join us for an evening of networking on November 15, followed by a one-day workshop on November 16. This workshop will engage department heads and chairs in activities designed to increase self-awareness of leadership and communication styles, better recognize the communication needs of others, and develop effective strategies for engaging in difficult dialogues. Participants will explore the impact of their DiSC® profiles, practice giving effective feedback using the SBI Feedback tool, and leave the workshop with strategies to employ back in their home departments.



Registration includes a DiSC® profile self-assessment to be completed prior to the workshop.
Pre-workshop networking reception the evening of November 15, 2018 at the Comfort Inn in Sylva, NC.
All day workshop on November 16, 2018 in the Blue Ridge Conference Hall on the WCU campus, Cullowhee, NC.
Registration for Department heads at Western Carolina University is being paid by the Office of the Provost, but all Department Heads must register online.
For non-WCU department heads the early bird registration fee is $249, which is due by October 19, 2018. After October 19, the registration fee is $315.
For more information about this workshop, please email Lynley Hardie at


The Comfort Inn in Sylva, NC is offering a discounted room at the state rate of $79.00 plus taxes. When booking your reservation, please use "SoCon LEAD" as the group rate name. The special rate is available until October 19th. Space is limited. The Comfort Inn can be reached at 828-477-4950.

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