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

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

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.     

Keynote Address – AACTE

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Break
Skyline Foyer

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

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 (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
Skyline Foyer

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Academics and Accountability (Deans)
Skyline I
Building a Successful Program Through Resource Management (Chairs)
Skyline II

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Break
Skyline Foyer

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Personnel (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.

Development and Public Relations (Deans)
Skyline II
Personal Development: Managing Your Molecule (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 the Case With Data (Deans)
Skyline II
Dealing With Difficult People (Chairs)
Skyline I

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Break
Skyline Foyer

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Dealing With Difficult People (Deans)
Skyline II
Advancing Your Academic Programs (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. – 10:30 a.m.

Budgets (Deans)
Skyline I
Decision Making (Chairs)
Skyline II

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Break
Skyline Foyer

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m..

Managing Change, Time, and Stress (General Session)

12:00 p.m.  

Adjourn

Click here to view a sample agenda from a past Leadership Academy.

Location: Portland, OR

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Leadership Academy Testimonial

"I appreciated the strategies we learned for "coaching" and respecting the rights and faculty ways of working. I appreciated hearing others' examples of tricky dilemmas and how they handled them.”