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!


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


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.

Location: Hilton Cincinnati :: Cincinnati, OH

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Leadership Academy Testimonial

"Attending the AACTE Leadership Academy was an investment in my personal and professional development. The associated resources and networking opportunities have allowed me to enter my role as dean with confidence, enthusiasm, and purpose." view blog post