2015 Leadership Academy

AACTE's Leadership Academy is held each summer for new deans, department chairs, and other academic administrators looking to advance their careers. The Leadership Academy covers essential topics, from managing finite resources to effective development and public relations, while helping attendees cultivate a supportive network of peers.

The Leadership Academy helps participants meet the following goals:

  • Articulate critical components of leadership, including styles, motivations, and roles, and apply them to their own practice as leaders.
  • Build a comprehensive understanding of the multiple roles and functions of their appointed positions, particularly in an individual institutional context.
  • Strengthen key leadership skills, enabling them to more effectively serve as both a team leader and team member, manage time, communicate with diverse audiences, resolve conflicts, and deal with change.
  • Engage in discussions, via small-group settings and collective sessions, to forge networks with other professionals in similar leadership positions.
  • Understand the conflicting interests of scholarship and administrative responsibilities through professional and confidential discussions and interactions.

Join us in Cincinnati, June 28 - July 2, 2015 and invest in your future!

Registration

The registration fee for the first individual from a member institution is $850 and $750 for each additional individual. Registration for individuals from nonmember institutions is $950.

Registration Deadline: June 5, 2015

Register

Hotel Information

All sessions will take place at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, located at 35 West Fifth Street Cincinnati, OH 45202. The conference hotel rate for Leadership Academy attendees is $159 per night, which includes complimentary high-speed Internet in guest rooms and meeting spaces. You MUST reserve within the conference block to receive complimentary Internet access.

Make Reservation

The $159 per night rate is valid only for reservations made by June 5, 2015.

Schedule

June 28 – July 2
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Cincinnati, OH

All General Sessions to be held in Continental Ballroom. Other rooms indicated in italics.
Breakfast Conversation topics will be assigned on site and will be held in the Continental Ballroom.

Sunday, June 28

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Registration

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Opening Session

6:30 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.

Opening Night Reception
Mezzanine Foyer

Monday, June 29

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast
Continental Ballroom

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Museum Walk and Icebreakers

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.     

Keynote Address – Sharon Robinson, President and CEO, AACTE

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Leadership (General Session)

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Minute Papers and Think Sheets

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.     

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Leadership, continued

  1. Deans
    Salon FG
  2. Assistant and Associate Deans
    Salon HI
  3. Department Chairs
    Continental Ballroom

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 

Break

3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Leadership in Action (General Session)

5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Minute Papers and Think Sheets

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

Networking Reception
Mezzanine Foyer

Tuesday, June 30

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast Conversations 

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Implementing a Vision (Deans)  
Salon HI
Building a Successful Program Through Resource Management (Chairs)
Continental Ballroom

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Personnel (Deans)
Salon HI
Developing Faculty (Chairs)
Continental Ballroom

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Minute Papers and Think Sheets

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.     

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Academics and Accountability (Deans)
Continental Ballroom
Personal Development: Managing Your Molecule (Chairs)
Salon HI

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Minute Papers and Think Sheets

3:30 p.m.

Group Outing in Cincinnati

Wednesday, July 1

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast Conversations 

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Budgets (Deans)
Salon HI
Decision Making (Chairs)
Continental Ballroom

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Development and Public Relations (Deans)
Salon HI
Partnerships & External Constituencies (Chairs)
Continental Ballroom

12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Minute Papers and Think Sheets

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.     

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Building the Case With Data (Deans)
Continental Ballroom
Dealing With Difficult People (Chairs)
Salon HI

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Break

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Dealing With Difficult People (Deans)
Continental Ballroom
Advancing Your Academic Programs (Chairs)
Salon HI

5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 

Minute Papers and Think Sheets

5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Networking Reception
Mezzanine Foyer

Thursday, July 2

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast Conversations 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Managing Your Career Path

  1. Deans
    Salon FG
  2. Assistant and Associate Deans
    Salon HI
  3. Department Chairs
    Continental Ballroom

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m..

Managing Change, Time, and Stress (General Session)

12:00 p.m.  

Adjourn

Faculty

Click below to learn about the members of the Academy faculty.

Walter H. Gmelch
Kandi Hill-Clarke
Renee Middleton
Angela Maynard Sewall

Location: Hilton Cincinnati :: Cincinnati, OH

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Leadership Academy Testimonial

“I cannot say enough about how excellent the week's activities were.”