2019 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.

In this AACTE Leadership Academy, the participant will:

  • Articulate critical components of leadership, including styles, motivations, and a commitment to diversity and inclusivity, as they pertain to one’s own practice as a leader.
  • Build a comprehensive understanding of the multiple roles and functions of one’s appointed position, particularly in an individual institutional context.
  • Strengthen key leadership skills, enabling one to more effectively serve as both a team leader and member, manage time, develop inclusive environments, foster and promote diversity, resolve conflicts, and facilitate change.
  • Engage in discussions, via small-group settings and collective sessions, to forge networks with other professionals in similar leadership positions.

Location: Pittsburgh

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Leadership Academy Testimonial

“Excellent discussions. It was a great opportunity to understand the chair relationship with the dean. Great to hear other types of relationships and how they're handled. Dr. Gmelch is a wonderful facilitator. Also, I appreciate the forward-looking focus.”