2016 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.

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 2, 2016

Register

Hotel Information

All sessions will take place at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, located in the Main Building: 921 SW Sixth Avenue, Executive Tower: 545 SW Taylor Street, Portland, OR 97204.

The conference hotel rate for Leadership Academy attendees is $179 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 $179 per night rate is valid only for reservations made by June 2, 2016.

Schedule

June 26–30
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
Portland, OR

All General Sessions to be held in Skyline II Room. Other rooms indicated in italics.

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Sunday, June 26

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Registration
Skyline Foyer

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Opening Session (General Session)

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Opening Night Reception
Skyline I

 

Monday, June 27

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast
Skyline Foyer

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Museum Walk and Icebreakers

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.     

Leadership: Establishing Authority and Consensus Building (General Session)

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Break
Skyline Foyer

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Leadership: Framing and Management (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: Asking Framing Questions
Deans
Skyline III
Assistant and Associate Deans
Skyline II
Chairs
Skyline I

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 

Break
Skyline 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
Skyline Foyer

 

Tuesday, June 28

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast Conversations — AACTE Update on ESSA and Federal Regulations
Skyline Foyer

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Town Hall Meeting: Diversity in Education (General Session)

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Break
Skyline Foyer

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Recruiting and Retaining Personnel and Students (Deans)
Skyline I
Developing Faculty (Chairs)
Skyline II

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.

External Demands and Relations (Deans)
Skyline II
Managing Your Molecule: Advancing the Academic Agenda (Chairs)
Skyline I

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 

Minute Papers and Think Sheets

3:15 p.m.

Group Outing in Portland

 

Wednesday, June 29

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast Conversations
Skyline Foyer

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Breakout – Deans (with CEEDAR and Ohio Deans Compact)
Skyline I
Breakout – Chairs (with CEEDAR and Ohio Deans Compact)
Skyline II

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Break
Skyline Foyer

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

General Session (with CEEDAR and Ohio Deans Compact)

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.

Building Political Capacity (Deans)
Skyline II
Managing Your Molecule: Personal Development and Growth (Chairs)
Skyline I

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Break
Skyline Foyer

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Dealing with Conflict and Personnel (Deans)
Skyline III
Managing Data (Associate/Assistant Deans)
Skyline II
Leading from the Middle (Chairs)
Skyline I

5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 

Minute Papers and Think Sheets

5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Networking Reception
Skyline Foyer

 

Thursday, June 30

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast Conversations
Skyline Foyer

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Managing Your Career Path
Deans
Skyline III
Associate/Assistant Deans
Skyline II
Chairs
Skyline I

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Break
Skyline Foyer

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m..

Returning with a Vision: Managing Change, Time, and Stress (General Session)

12:00 p.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
Jennifer Roth
Angela Maynard Sewall

Invited Speakers

Carole Basile
Mary Brownell
Aimee Howley
Joseph Lubig
Michael McCormick
Deborah Telfer

 

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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.”