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
2019 GRC Funding Summit February 19, 2019 - February 22, 2019
Washington, D.C.

This exclusive event in the nation’s capital provides a forum for research and sponsored programs officers, senior administrators, and faculty to connect with funders, area experts, and colleagues from across the country.  Read More >> 2019 Presidential Mission - Argentina March 08, 2019 - March 18, 2019
Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Mendoza (Argentina)

AASCU organizes Presidential Missions to countries outside of the United States. These trips allow our member presidents and chancellors to explore potential linkages with institutions of higher education around the world.

This year, the AASCU Presidential Mission hopes to introduce to, and allow our member presidents and chancellors to explore potential linkages with institutions of higher education in Argentina. The expectation is that this mission will lead to partnerships and programs at the institutional level, supported and sustained by AASCU and its network of relationships in Argentina. Specifically, this presidential mission is designed to create opportunities for faculty and student exchanges, as well as other program collaborations. Read More >>
2019 Communications Conference for Senior Professionals March 19, 2019 - March 21, 2019
Washington, D.C.

Strategic Communication for Public Higher Ed: Evolving to Meet Our Times
In these tumultuous times, it is crucial for communications professionals to work together to advance their institutions' agendas and to show the value of public higher education. In a constantly evolving political environment, what hot-button topics should we address? What issues are important to our stakeholders, and what are the most effective methods and channels for us to reach them? How do we best communicate the crucial role public higher education plays as a driver of economic development and upward mobility? Read More >>
2019 Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) Institute May 31, 2019 - June 04, 2019
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 01, 2019 - June 04, 2019
Washington, D.C.

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is designed for early to mid-career professionals and faculty leaders who have an interest in and talent for higher education leadership. Therefore, the goal of ELP is to provide participants with an understanding of the various aspects of the academy and how they relate with each other. The first portion of the program, a 3½-day seminar, offers participants the opportunity to explore many facets of the academy; to engage in a national dialogue with experienced leaders and experts in higher education; and to develop a network of colleagues from around the country. The program also includes completing a leadership self-assessment, development of a plan designed to help participants achieve their leadership goals and creation of an action plan to complete a project/initiative at their home campuses during the following academic year. The second portion is completing the project/initiative. Read More >> 2019 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting June 05, 2019 - June 08, 2019
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

AASCU's American Democracy Project (ADP) and NASPA are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education. Join us in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for our annual conference which brings together faculty, student affairs professionals, senior campus administrators, students and community partners. Together we will 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 >> 2019 New Presidents Academy July 29, 2019 - August 02, 2019
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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