About the Centre for Academic Leadership

Objectives

Recognizing the importance of their contribution, the University of Ottawa considered ways to better equip its academic leaders in order to make their tasks easier. It sought to identify ways of supporting those who play this crucial role of agents of change and development. In the fall of 2003, a task group was created to examine the issue of training the University’s current academic leaders and preparing the future generation of leaders. After surveying the practices of a dozen or so Canadian universities, consulting with experts, and brainstorming with members of the academic community, this task force recommended the creation of the

Since 2005, hundreds of individuals have participated in one or other of the sessions that have been offered. The comments received have been very favourable. Activities are being offered, according to a yearly schedule posted on this site. In this way, the University wishes to demonstrate its commitment to academic leaders while enabling them to use and build their skills as unifiers, developers and leaders.

  • Support Deans, Vice-Deans, Department Chairs, Research Leaders and persons in equivalent positions in their role as academic leaders
  • Facilitate networking between colleagues holding academic-unit management positions
  • Capture the interest of future academic leaders and prepare the next generation
  • Offer to all professors the opportunity to explore different career paths
  • Support all regular professors in their career development

Services

Besides the numerous activities and workshops, we are available for one-on-one consultations (write to us). Please visit the different pages for activities. Here are a few: 

  • Leadership: Orientation for new leaders, Managing conflicts, Psychometrics tools, 360 Feedback, etc. 
  • Career: Tenure and promotion, Financial tips for sabbaticals, Using social media in academia, etc.
  • Research: Communication for women faculty, Supervising students and theses, Writing a compelling lay summary, etc.  
  • Writing: Planning your semester, How to write more, Writing support groups (WYJA and S15), Writing in the company of others, etc.
  • Mentoring: individual and group mentoring (assistant profs, department chairs, pre-retirement, etc.), as well as more informal support groups (new faculty, women research chair holders, BIPOC faculty, etc.)

Statistics

*These data only include the data from the registration system.  Other activities and workshops have been offered to specific groups in faculties. 

 

 
 
2020-2021 Workshops & Activities

Conflict management and difficult conversations

D/STPC information session

Day of mindfulness

Draw me your research program!

Effective feedback

Equity in the workplace for APUO recruitment committees

FTPC information session

How to write more

Individual consultation with faculty

Managing your academic career

Master class in media relations

Meditation (7 weeks)

Mentoring group for assistant professors

Mini-writing retreat

Monthly writing day

Orientation for new academic leaders

Planning during a pandemic

Planning your semester

Planning your summer

Residential writing retreat

Salary conversion for sabbaticals

Support group - Women Chair Holders

Support group for new faculty members

Using social media in academia

Vulgariser la recherche en vidéo (French only)

Writing day for keeners

Writing objectives

Writing support group S15

Writing support group WYJA

2019-2020 Workshops & Activities

Communication for women faculty

D/STPC information session

Equity in the workplace for APUO recruitment committees

FTPC information session

How to write more

Individual consultation with faculty

Mentoring group for assistant professors

Mini-writing retreat

Monthly writing day

Orientation for new academic leaders

Planning your sabbatical

Planning your semester

Planning your summer

Residential writing retreat

Salary conversion for sabbaticals

Student Supervision

Successful sabbaticals

Support group - Women Chair Holders

Support group for new faculty members

Time-saving tips

Women faculty, let’s talk!

Writing a compelling lay summary

Writing day for keeners

Writing support group

Zotero

About staff

The Centre for Academic Leadership is under the responsibility of the Cabinet of the Vice-Provost Faculty Affairs.  Here are the staff from the Centre:

Françoise Moreau-Johnson, Manager

Françoise Moreau-Johnson

Françoise has been at the Centre for Academic Leadership since 2007. In addition to a Master's degree in Experimental Psychology (1987) and one in Linguistics (2013), Françoise has more than 20 years business experience in both the public and private sectors.

Françoise is recognised for her excellent work by both her clients (faculty members) and by the central administration; moreover, she received the Award of Excellence for Staff in May 2011. Through her openness, Françoise is an excellent ambassador for the University. Her innovative work, including group mentoring and writing days, have been cited as a model for other universities. She has gained the trust of professors and academic leaders, who seek her guidance, bringing people from various disciplines together and building an impressive network of contacts.

Aside from coordinating various workshops and writing activities, Françoise organises the mentoring program and facilitates the succession planning program by meeting with candidates, assessing their development needs and offering them different learning opportunities.

Françoise Moreau-Johnson
Manager, Centre for Academic Leadership

E-mail: fmoreauj@uOttawa.ca
Telephone: (613) 562-5800 ext. 4793

 

Madeleine Mullen, Project Assistant

Madeleine Mullen is a second year student in psychology and linguistics.

Madeleine Mullen
Project Assistant, Centre for Academic Leadership
E-mail: leaders@uOttawa.ca

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