CGS provides members with professional development resources and opportunities through interactive sessions at regular meetings, as well as through interactive online forums. Special sessions at Annual Meetings and Summer Workshops are designed to support graduate leadership across all aspects of a graduate dean’s role, such as building relationships across campus, budget management, quality assessment, advocacy, and fundraising. In addition, the following member programs are specifically focused on professional development for graduate deans, associate deans, and assistant deans.
The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) hosts a Dean-in-Residence program.
The annual Summer Workshop and New Dean’s Institute offers professional development and networking opportunities for new and experienced deans.
CGS' interactive webinars provide information and guidance on topics of key interest to member institutions.
The CGS Career Portal is a current listing of open positions for graduate deans, associate/assistant deans, administrative staff, as well as faculty and other higher education professionals.