Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership (DEAL)

Montana State University

Welcome to the DEAL Program

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AY 10-11 DEAL cohort. Photo by Kelly Gorham.

DEAL’s objective is to encourage best practices and collegial development of MSU’s current and future academic leaders through highly interactive monthly workshops that allow participants to both explore a variety of substantive topics and create personal networks across disciplines and units at MSU.

Session topics vary by year, but typically include such subjects as leadership theories and skills, conflict management, collaboration and teamwork, and managing your career, all in the specific context of MSU. In addition, an explicit goal is to help participants develop relationships with colleagues across campus in order to become more effective campus leaders. Founded in 2009, DEAL now boasts over 120 alumni.

This program, supported by the MSU President’s Office, Provost’s Office, and the Center for Faculty Excellence, is designed for MSU department heads/chairs, assistant/associate deans, directors, and those who aspire to such levels of leadership. Each year’s cohort consists of approximately 20-30 participants from a wide variety of academic and administrative units.

Applications for the AY 2017-2018 DEAL Program are now being accepted.

In AY 2017-18, sessions will meet on Wednesdays from 2:30-5:00 pm on September 20, October 18, and November 15, 2017; and January 17, February 21, March 21 and April 18, 2018.

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Apply now!  The deadline for applications is April 14, 2017.