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Academic Leadership Forum

The Academic Leadership Forum (ALF) is a series of professional development sessions for academic administrators, including Department Chairs, Institute Directors, Associate Deans and Deans. ALF aligns with McGill’s key priorities and forms a continuing conversation about best practices and institutional management.

ALF events are held throughout the academic year.

Upcoming Forums

Date Topic Location Time
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Date Topic Document(s)
29 Apr 2015 Work/Life Balance Are You In Balance Quiz
Work/Life Balance
Work/Life Balance
25 Mar 2015 Building a Culture of Service at McGill Building A Culture of Service
24 Feb 2015 University Services – Preparing for Renovations etc. University Services -- Capital Renovations and Small Projects
29 Jan 2015 Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Research Research & International Relations
RIR Follow-up Actions
17 Dec 2014 The Future of Higher Education The Future of Higher Education
26 Nov 2014 Managing Discipline and Grievances

Case Studies Presentation
Case Studies

21 Oct 2014 Preparing Budgets and the FBM Process Preparing Budgets & the FBM Process
Building the University's Budget
30 Sept 2014 Supporting the Advancement of Women Supporting the Advancement of Women
Date Topic Document(s)
21 Aug 2014 New Academic Administrators Orientation New Academic Administrators Orientation Presentation
30 Apr 2014 Presentation by Prof. Claude Lessard, Président du Conseil supérieur de l’éducation (in English) • Because the Ways of Pursuing University Studies Have Changed...
• Conseil supérieur de l'éducation
26 Mar 2014 Growing and Sustaining our Research Funding: Compliance with Tri-Agency requirements (in partnership with VP-RIR and VP-Finance) • Tri-Agency
27 Feb 2014 Results of the 2013 AAUDE Faculty Survey • AAUDE Survey Results
29 Jan 2014 "Pressure Points" for Chairs and Directors • "Pressure Points" – PowerPoint Slides
• Faculty Evaluation Metrics – Department of Oncology
• DISE Faculty Merit Framework
• Resources
11 Dec 2013 Facilitating an Academic Retirement Aging Is Not What It Used To Be – Edith Zorychta
• "Regulations on Retirement of Academic Staff" – Secretariat website
28 Nov 2013 Hiring in the Context of “3 for 4” • Hiring, Academic Renewal, and French Language Acquisition
28 Oct 2013 Organizing for Efficient Information Sharing • MASCI 1.1
• Options for Efficient Information Sharing
• Proximify
• R2R
25 Sept 2013 Immigration, Permanent Residency & French Language Acquisition for Academic Staff • French Language Training
• Service Canada - Recruitment Requirements for Academics
• Timeline - From Work Permit to Permanent Residency