Conferences and Leadership Development

AASCU creates professional development opportunities for member presidents and chancellors and their spouses and partners, along with complementary programs and services for the presidential leadership team and for women and racial/ethnic minorities who aspire to leadership roles. AASCU undertakes a systematic approach to fostering new leaders who will contribute to academic quality and educational innovation.
Upcoming Meetings
2017 Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) Institute June 03, 2017 - June 06, 2017
Washington, D.C.

The purpose of the Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) is to prepare, enhance and advance the prospect for qualified candidates, who have progressed in their professional careers, to compete successfully, for positions of president or chancellor at universities or colleges, public or private. Read More >> The Emerging Leaders Program June 03, 2017 - June 06, 2017
Washington, D.C.

The Emerging Leaders Program is designed for early to mid-career professionals and faculty leaders who have an interest in and talent for higher education leadership and who want to advance their careers in administration. Read More >> 2017 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting Organized by ADP, TDC, and NASPA June 07, 2017 - June 10, 2017
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront • Baltimore, Maryland

The American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC), and NASPA are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education. Join us from June 7-10, 2017 in Baltimore, Md. for our annual conference which brings together faculty, student affairs professionals, senior campus administrators, students, and community partners. Together we will work to ensure that students graduate from our colleges and universities--both public and private--prepared to be the informed, engaged citizens that our communities and our democracy need. Read More >> 2017 Summer Council of Presidents July 14, 2017 - July 18, 2017
Boston, Massachusetts

"Influencing the Public Agenda: The Public University President's Role"

AASCU institutions are characterized as Stewards of Place, defined as being engaged with the communities and regions they serve. But within this characterization a larger question arises: What is the role of a state college or university president in helping shape the public dialogue and working with their communities to respond to pressing social and civic issues.  

Weighing in on major societal issues is not without risk. Governing boards, key stakeholders, community supporters and others may hold polarizing viewpoints that put them at odds with the university president. The public purpose of public higher education is aligned with the idea that presidents should influence public dialogue. While challenging, this role represents an opportunity to demonstrate institutional values and value.  

The 2017 AASCU Summer Council of Presidents will offer participants the unique opportunity to properly frame the challenges and opportunities as they seek to influence the public agenda. It will explore how presidents and chancellors, working together, can affect positive change in controversial times.

The program will offer pertinent information, the opportunity to learn new skills and venues for peer-to-peer sharing.

2017 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting July 20, 2017 - July 22, 2017
Baltimore, Maryland

"Curricular Coherence: Finding Meaning and Purpose"

AASCU’s 2017 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting will focus on ways to ensure that the academic experiences we offer our students add up to something that is both meaningful and valuable.

2017 New Presidents Academy July 31, 2017 - August 04, 2017
San Diego, California

THE Leadership Program for State College and University Presidents
The AASCU New Presidents Academy is tailored to the distinctive needs of presidents and chancellors who lead state colleges and universities.  Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet with your state university peers in a learning environment that is supportive, engaging and tailored to the specific challenges that a first-time president is likely to face. Read More >>


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