Another imperative for the modern-day chairman of the department of psychiatry is to be able to network effectively within the school of medicine, health sciences center, university, community, region, nation, etc. This includes, of course, the communication of the department’s mission and values, but it also includes the communication of expectations to one’s volunteer faculty, alumni, faculty, residents, staff, and superiors. A number of departments have newsletters that are circulated internally, while others send newsletters to their alumni and/or to various others in the field. This can be an effective way of keeping people informed of the positive developments within your department and can effectively help expand the department’s reputation. Other means of accomplishing this can be through the use of continuing medical education programs. This allows you to select topics that put the strengths of your department in the limelight and allows you to showcase the “stars” within your department. Not only will those in attendance at your program be positively affected by this activity, but those who have received brochures announcing your program, and have taken the time to read them, will be similarly impressed. Again, this is a great way to network and to market various programs and individuals within your department.