University of Toronto

Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life

Orientation & Leadership Retreat

The annual three-day retreat provides academic administrators with key information and resources to assist them in the transition to their role.

  • * Please find the 2016 agenda here.


    DATES:
    June 27-29, 2016 [8:30am - 4:00pm]

    LOCATION:
    Organizational Development & Learning Centre (ODLC), St. George Campus, 215 Huron Street, 6th Floor-Room 610


    As a new academic administrator, you need to be ready to hit the ground running the minute your appointment starts. The Orientation and Leadership Retreat focuses on some of the main topics and issues that you will face in your first few days and weeks in your new role. Offering sessions on financial matters and budgeting, HR issues and academic processes such as recruitment and hiring sessionals & TA's, you'll also have an opportunity to meet key people from many of the Vice Presidential portfolios and the Provost's Office - individuals who will be primary contacts for you throughout your time as an academic administrator.

    All new academic administrators are expected to attend. In addition to informative workshops and presentations, the Retreat program affords the opportunity for collegial interaction with your counterparts in other departments and faculties and with a number of other university leaders.

    Throughout the year, we continue to provide you with various supports through our professional development and leadership sessions and the Just-In-Time series that run throughout the fall and winter terms, at lunchtime, on Thursdays. You're encouraged to set this time aside in your diary.

    You will note below that some sessions are mandatory for all new academic administrators while other sessions are mandatory for those in specific roles (although all new academic administrators are strongly encouraged to attend). Please see the guide below for a brief explanation on each session before completing your registration.

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    DAY 1 - Monday, June 27, 2016
    Morning Session [8:30am-1:30pm]: The role of an Academic Administrator & Effective Leadership
    (Mandatory for all new academic administrators. Experienced or re-appointed academic administrators are strongly encouraged to attend.)

    Afternoon Session [1:30pm-4:00pm]: Interactive Case Studies
    (Mandatory for all new academic administrators. Experienced or re-appointed academic administrators are strongly encouraged to attend.)

    * Welcome Reception at Massey College [4 Devonshire Place] beginning at 4:00 pm (brief remarks at 4:30 pm).

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    DAY 2 - Tuesday, June 28, 2016
    Morning Session [8:30am-1:30pm]: Financial Management
    (Mandatory for Chairs, Deans & Principals but open to all new academic administrators.)

    Afternoon Session [1:30pm-4:00pm]: Budgeting for Chairs
    (Mandatory for Chairs but open to all new academic administrators.)

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    DAY 3 - Wednesday, June 29, 2016
    Morning Session [8:30am-1:00pm]: Managing People
    (Mandatory for Chairs, Deans & Principals but open to all new academic administrators.)

    Afternoon Session [1:00pm-4:00pm]: Faculty Recruitment and Hiring TA's, Sessionals & Post Docs
    (Mandatory for Chairs but open to all new academic administrators.)

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  • Please fill out the registration details below:

  • Please indicate which sessions you will attend below:

  • Day 1

    AM: Role of an Academic Administrator/Effective Leadership
    PM: Interactive Case Studies
  • Day 2

    AM: Financial Management
    PM: Budgeting for Chairs
  • Day 3

    AM: Managing People
    PM: Faculty Recruitment
    Hiring TA's, Sessionals & Post Docs for Chairs
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