National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education

female-chair-border.pngDepartment Head Certification Training

Summer, 2021 DHCT CANCELLED; Next DHCT class will begin in 2022

The 2022 Department Head Certification Training (DHCT) face-to-face workshop dates will begin in conjunction with the 2022 Leader Development Workshop. New DHCT classes start in 2022, 2024, 2026, etc.

Contact Emilia Zarco the NAKHE Leadership Institute Chair at  if you have questions.

About Department Head Certification Training

NAKHE’s strategic plan clearly articulates an investment in “creating and sustaining leadership opportunities for members.” Many new department heads (DH) and other leaders have little to no training before stepping into their roles.  Similarly, there are few discipline-specific comprehensive leader training programs designed for the unique challenges faced by kinesiology administrators. Therefore, as part of its Leadership Institute, NAKHE developed a year and a half training and support program for kinesiology administrators and those aspiring to assume the role of department head. The Department Head Certification Training includes the following:

  • Self-assessment and professional/leadership goal development
  • Face-to-face training (DHCT summer workshop)
  • Attendance at the Leadership Development Workshops (LDW) following the DHCT summer workshop
  • 12-month mentor/protégé relationship
  • Leadership project development and implementation
  • Project update presentation at the 2022 NAKHE Annual Conference
  • 360-degree feedback
  • Certificate of Completion awarded during the 2023 NAKHE Conference
  • Participation in a Panel Discussion during the Annual NAKHE Conference

Application

The following documents are required as part of the application process.

  • A cover letter outlining the leadership roles you have held, your professional goals, and your leadership aspirations
  • A letter of nomination from an administrator in higher education
  • A current curriculum vita
  • Completed application form and a signed statements of agreement

Completed applications should be emailed in Word or PDF documents to:
TBA

Download the Department Head Certification Training Application Form

DHCT participants must register for both the DHCT and the LDW.

DHCT Registration Fees

Participation is limited to 10 attendees.
Applications submitted by NAKHE members will be given preference.

Membership Category	                          Cost
Member Registered by 5/1/21                       $120
Member Registered after 5/1/21                    $150
Non-Member Registered by 5/1/21                   $220
Non-Member Registered after 5/1/21                $250

LDW Registration Fees

Participation is limited to 50 attendees.
Applications submitted by NAKHE members will be given preference.

Membership Category	                          Cost
Member Registered by 5/1/21                       $50
Member Registered after 5/1/21                    $80
Non-Member Registered by 5/1/21                   $150
Member Registered after 5/1/21                    $180

NAKHE DHCT/LDW Refund Policy:

  • 90% refund for anyone whose cancellation request arrives prior to May 1.
  • 50% refund for anyone whose cancellation request arrives between May 2 and June 16, 2021.
  • 25% refund for anyone whose cancellation arrives between June 17 and June 19, 2021.
  • 0% refund for anyone whose cancellation request arrives after June 19, 2021.