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New Chairs Lunch Forum

The New Chairs Lunch Forum provides a confidential setting for new chairs to discuss challenges, share experiences and receive feedback. The program also provides a valuable opportunity for department chairs to build connections with colleagues who are in similar leadership positions at Northwestern.

An experienced department chair serves as mentor for the group, along with Adam Goodman, PhD, Director of Northwestern’s Center for Leadership and a faculty member in the McCormick School of Engineering, who has extensive executive coaching experience.

2023-2024 Schedule
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., lunch provided
Evanston Location: TBA

  • Oct. 27, 2023
  • Nov. 17, 2023
  • Jan. 26, 2024
  • March 1, 2024
  • April 26, 2024

New department chairs will receive an invitation to attend via email. For questions and more information, please contact Joan Johnson at