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LearningTimes Enhances Jossey-Bass Department Chair Online Institute with Virtual Graphic Facilitation

LearningTimes produces the Jossey-Bass Department Chair Online Institute and enhances sessions with a unique LearningTimes service called Virtual Graphic Facilitation (VGF). The VGF illustration from the first sessions, "The Most Important Things You Need to Know (and Do) as a Department Chair" is available for viewing. 
LearningTimes completed the first of five live online professional development programs designed specifically for department chairs. The feedback has been great; here are a few of the comments:

"A wonderful session and format, easy to follow, and it allowed us to see that we are not as alone as we may feel."

"The moderator and the presenter were open, friendly and eager to help."

"The drawing* was great, I loved that everyone left with a souvenir!"

* Note: This department chair was referring to a unique feature of the LearningTimes event called Virtual Graphic Facilitation (VGF), whereby a professional artist captures the discussion as it unfolds, creating a memorable depiction of the program.

Please enjoy the VGF results from session #1:

Virtual Grahic Facilitation

There is still time to join us for the remaining sessions, and get a $20 discount as well.

The series, "The Essentials: For Department Chairs in Their First Term," is designed to meet the needs of department chairs in the first one to three years of this critical leadership role. The upcoming sessions include:

  • August 26, 2010: A Quick and Practical Guide to Managing Your Time and Stress
  • September 16, 2010: Best Practices in Effective Communication and Conflict Management
  • October 14, 2010: What Department Chairs Can Do to Foster Excellent Teaching
  • November 10, 2010: Best Practices in Budgeting, Resource Management, and Planning for Results
  • Session #1: The Most Important Things You Need to Know (and Do) as a Department Chair. (Register for the full series and gets this recording for free.)

All sessions begin at 11:30 a.m. (New York / Eastern Time).

The price is US $99 for any one session, or $399 for all five sessions. And remember to use the discount code "DCHLT" for a $20.00 savings when you register for the complete series (all five sessions).


Full series registrants also receive a copy of Don Chu's book "The Department Chair Primer: Leading and Managing Academic Departments" (a $29 value) and "Higher Education Law and Difficult Faculty Members," a podcast by Barbara Lee,  professor and author of "The Law of Higher Education", 4th edition  (Jossey-Bass, 2006).

Full series registrations also receive a 30% discount off of all Jossey-Bass books in Higher & Adult Education and off of The Department Chair, a quarterly publication providing on-going professional development for Department Chairs.

Group discounts and site licenses are available. To register please visit:


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