2017 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.

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 4, 2017

Register

Hotel Information

All sessions will take place at the Omni Providence Hotel

Deadline to receive discounted conference rate is June 4, 2017. Rate is based on availability.

Omni Providence Hotel
One West Exchange Street
Providence, RI 02903
Room Rate $169 single/double plus tax
Phone (401) 598-8000
Make Reservation

Schedule

Sunday, June 25

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Registration
Providence Ballroom Foyer

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Opening Session (General Session)

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Opening Night Reception
South County Room

Monday, June 26

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast
Providence Ballroom Foyer

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Museum Walk (General Session)

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Who Am I as a Leader? (General Session)

  1. Organizational Frameworks (Political, Symbolic, Structural, HR)
  2. Requisite Skills
  3. Leadership Styles/Communication Styles (General)
  4. Leading from the Middle

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Break
Providence Ballroom Foyer

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Whom Do I Lead, and How Do I Lead Them? (General Session)

  1. Relationship Building
  2. Partnerships
  3. Networks and Networking

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Minute Papers and Think Sheets

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Role-Specific Leadership Breakouts

  1. Deans
    Bristol/Kent Meeting Rooms
  2. Assistant and Associate Deans
    Newport/Washington Meeting Rooms
  3. Chairs
    Providence Ballroom
    1. Leadership Styles (Up/Down/Across)
    2. Developing Faculty and Personnel
    3. Mentoring

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Break
Providence Ballroom Foyer

3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Leadership in Action: Building Your Team (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
South County Meeting Room

Tuesday, June 27

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast Conversations (Based on Previous Day)

Providence Ballroom

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

How Do I Foster and Promote Diversity and Develop Inclusive Environments? (General Session)

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Role-Specific Diversity Breakouts

  1. Deans
    Newport/Washington Meeting Rooms
  2. Assistant and Associate Deans
    Providence Ballroom
  3. Chairs
    Bristol/Kent Meeting Rooms

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Minute Papers and Think Sheets

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Role-Specific Managing Conflict Breakouts

  1. Deans Providence Ballroom
  2. Assistant and Associate Deans Bristol/Kent Meeting Rooms
  3. Chairs Newport/Washington Meeting Rooms

How Do I Manage Conflict? (General Session)

  1. Frameworks
  2. Context
  3. Reconnect to Leadership Styles

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Minute Papers and Think Sheets

3:15 p.m.

Group Outing in Providence

Wednesday, June 28

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast Conversations (Leading Questions for Breakouts)

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

How Do I Manage Conflict? (General Session)

  1. Frameworks
  2. Context
  3. Reconnect to Leadership Styles

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Break
Providence Ballroom Foyer

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

How Do I Garner, Manage, and Allocate Resources (General Session)

  1. Budgets
  2. FTEs
  3. Development/Fundraising
  4. Leveraging Data
  5. Time, Space, and Expertise

12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Minute Papers and Think Sheets

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Role-Specific Managing and Allocating Resources Breakouts

  1. Deans
    Bristol/Kent Meeting Rooms
  2. Assistant and Associate Deans
    Newport/Washington Meeting Rooms
  3. Chairs
    Providence Ballroom

(Deeper Dive on the Above Five Areas Based on Roles)

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Break
Providence Ballroom Foyer

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

How Do I Promote the Unit at the Local, State, and National Levels? (General Session)

  1. Political Climate
  2. Advocacy
  3. Bridging Change
  4. Vision
  5. Telling Your Story
  6. Promoting the College/Department
  7. Culture of Compliance to Inquiry
  8. Continuous Improvement

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Minute Papers and Think Sheets

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception
South County Meeting Room

Thursday, June 29

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast Conversations (Guided Questions by Role)
Providence Ballroom

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Role-Specific Open Forum and Reflection Breakouts

  1. Deans
    Newport/Washington Meeting Rooms
  2. Assistant and Associate Deans
    Providence Ballroom
  3. Chairs
    Bristol/Kent Meeting Rooms

(Role-Specific Telling of Your Story – Reflecting on What Else Is Still Unanswered – Connecting the Narrative and Advocacy Pieces – Three Takeaways – Network/Thought Partner)

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Break
Providence Ballroom Foyer

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

How Do I Efficiently Manage My Personal & Professional Time? (General Session)

  1. Time Management and Efficiency
  2. Work and Life Balance
  3. Stress Management

11:30 a.m.

Adjourn

Faculty and Speakers

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

Faculty

Kandi Hill-Clarke
Walter H. Gmelch
John Henning
Patricia McHatton
Angela Maynard Sewall
René Roselle

Location: Providence, RI

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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.”