Seminar for New Associate Deans

Build your network in interactive, workshop-style lessons focused on your transition to a high-level administrative role.
May 26​ – 27​, 2022

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET

Congratulations on your new associate or assistant dean position! Are you asking yourself “Now what?” Do you have more questions than answers?

Join a cohort of new associate deans in two live lessons of sharing, networking, and learning how to be successful in your role. Build your network in interactive, workshop-style lessons focused on your transition to a high-level administrative role. Create a personal vision and action plan and learn to navigate common administrative challenges through group interactions, breakout sessions, and spaced learning in a virtual environment.

Through group discussions, take an in-depth look into the role and responsibilities of the associate dean. Facilitators and panelists with extensive administrative leadership experience will provide unique insights into the challenges new associate deans face as well as the resources and methods to handle them.

Learn how to motivate people, prioritize and delegate tasks, navigate politics, and deal with adversity while maintaining your and your school’s integrity and achieving balance between the needs of the dean, students, faculty, and yourself.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the role of the associate dean
  • Identify effective strategies for successfully managing your diverse responsibilities while supporting your dean and the school
  • Acquire the necessary tools for balancing work, life, and personal well-being
  • Establish a peer and professional support network of other associate deans


Cathy Dubois, Kent State University

Dr. Cathy DuBois is professor and associate dean for graduate and online programs in the College of Business Administration at Kent State University; she previously served as associate dean for administration. She received her PhD in human resources and industrial relations from the University of Minnesota. She has published in a variety of top journals and currently sits on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Management Inquiry. Cathy serves on the steering committee of the PRME North America Chapter. She chairs AACSB’s Responsible Management Education affinity group, and previously chaired the Associate Deans affinity group.


Kaustav Misra, Central Connecticut State University

Dr. Kaustav Misra is associate dean of the School of Business at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), overseeing included but limited to undergraduate and graduate programs quality, schedule management, AACSB accreditation, enrollment, managing part-time budget and staffing. An award-wining scholar focusing on public economics, international economics, and family business and has published articles in top tier peer reviewed journals. He has mentored several undergraduate and graduate students’ research and his research has been supported by several grants. Dr. Misra is currently serving as a board member to multiple journal editorial review boards and non-profit organizations. Kaustav is a dynamic, strategic and visionary leader who holds an array of leadership experiences in developing academic excellence and innovation through curriculum and co-curriculum activities within academic and non-academic units. He has more than 12 years’ experience in regional and business education accreditations. Associate Dean Misra is a frequent speaker to higher education communities and contributes on a regular basis to op-eds and magazines. He is a past Family Owned Business Institute Research Scholar, received the Ruth and Ted Braun Fellowship, and joined Direct Selling Education Foundation as a fellow. Nonetheless, he is a pro-community leader dedicated to promoting diversity and developing awareness in higher education.  

Who Should Attend

New associate and assistant deans, or faculty preparing to take on an associate dean position.


Gain actionable insights in two, four-hour live lessons with a cohort of your peers and facilitators. Pre-and post-work will allow you to maximize your time in the classroom. This course will be delivered via AACSB's Brightspace learning platform and Zoom. You will have access to the event for 90 days from the seminar date. 

"The personal evaluation and action plan is extremely beneficial and well positioned at the end of seminar. This seminar is well worth my time commitment, attention, and effort. Well done!"
—Harley E. Ryan, Former Associate Dean, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
"Excellent seminar that addresses a variety of AD-relevant topics and concerns. The facilitators are very open and honest about their experiences."
—Natasha Veltri, Associate Dean & Associate Professor, Sykes College of Business, The University of Tampa

Contact Us

For more information, please contact [email protected].

Pricing (USD)
Member Pricing 1st and 2nd
By May 25
On or after May 26
Member Pricing 3rd and subsequent
By May 25
On or after May 26
Non-Member Pricing
By May 25
On or after May 26
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