A photo of several people sitting at a table, and several more people sitting behind them, from the AHA's 2019 department chairs workshop.

Annual Department Chairs' Workshop

Are you facing the professional challenge of serving as department chair?

From July 19-23, 2021, the AHA will offer our third annual Chairs’ Workshop virtually via Zoom. Drawing on topics from our in-person workshop, our virtual workshop will feature small group conversations (capped at 10) facilitated by experienced department chairs and AHA elected leadership. The registration deadline for this year's workshop was July 6.

The agenda is available for download (PDF).

Location and Time

Monday, July 19
10:30am-12:30pm EDT

Tuesday, July 20
2:00pm-4:00pm EDT

Wednesday, July 21
10:30am-12:30pm EDT

Thursday, July 22
2:00pm-4:00pm EDT

Registration & Fees 

Registration was available on a first-come, first-served basis at historians.org/myaha.

AHA institutional members: $200

AHA institutional non-members: $300

Any questions about the workshop can be directed to Emily Swafford at eswafford@historians.org.


To get a better sense of plenary topics and breakout discussions at past workshops, check out these resources:


 2022 Chairs' Workshop

The 2022 workshop will be held in person, hosted at the American Bar Foundation (420 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611), from July 18-19, 2022. We have not yet finalized registration fees, but they will include two nights' accommodation (July 17 and 18) at Aloft Hotel Mag Mile (243 East Ontario Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60611).