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Chair Development

August 13, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


LVAIC is hosting a professional development session for Academic Chairs and Program Directors focused on learning how to enhance your department through effective hiring and application of the principles of shared governance.

This day- long session will include presentations, case scenarios and workshop learning.  Participants will actively evaluate their role in achieving department readiness for hiring, behavioral based interviewing for academic search committees, shared governance in leading academic teams and application of shared governance to the hiring process.

At the completion of the program participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate department readiness for academic hiring
  • Develop job description based on institution and department fit
  • Develop interview questions that support best candidate selection
  • Understand the role shared governance plays in leading academic departments
  • Apply principles of shared governance to academic hiring and search committees


  • Dr. David Parkyn, President Emeritus, North Park University, Chicago, Illinois
  • Dr. Katie P. Desiderio, Executive Director, Graduate Business Programs, Associate   Professor of Management, Moravian College
  • Charlene D. Bergstresser, Program Director, LVAIC
This event is taking place on Tuesday, August 13, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Cedar Crest College (100 College Drive, Allentown, PA 18104) in the Conference Center Event Space in the Tompkins College Center.
The Conference Center is located on the third floor of the Tompkins College Center. If you are entering the building from the circle drive in front of the building, you will come up the stairs, and, upon entering, Canova Commons (dining hall) will be on your left and the new Conference Center space will be on your right.
Parking is available in the lot off Cedar Crest Boulevard (Lot C) or in the lot behind the building (Lot F) using the attached parking pass. Please note using Lot F requires using stairs and navigating through the Tompkins College Center to reach the event room on the top floor. Directional signs will be placed to direct attendees from this parking lot to the Tompkins College Center.
The Shared Governance and Academic Hiring presentation is available here. The Behavioral Interviewing presentation is available here.


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August 13, 2019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Cedar Crest College
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104 United States
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