The clinic is an idea rooted in the summer 2019 Symposium on Creating Collaborative Departments and Chairs. The Chair Advisory Board is piloting this clinic with the intention of developing a permanent mechanism for effective, confidential peer-to-peer problem-solving.

P2PSSC provides an opportunity for department chairs and directors to identify problems they are facing, and to collaborate with others in finding solutions. Using a consultatory model, small groups identify challenges for other groups to consider and provide suggestions for resolution. Participants may bring problems for discussion, but this is not required to participate. Given our current situation, many of us are dealing with challenges that are new or unexpected — our goal is to leverage the collective wisdom of current chairs and directors in finding solutions.