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 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 Summer Council of Presidents June 26, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Minneapolis, MN

Join Us at 2019 AASCU Summer Council of Presidents in Minneapolis, MN!

Over the years, some have asked, “what is Summer Council and why should I attend?” Summer Council is the time that campus leaders can focus on both their personal and professional development.  It’s a time where you can discuss major issues, learn from your colleagues, and of course, enjoy having time to connect with your peers.

2019 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting July 25, 2019 - July 27, 2019
Minneapolis, MN

"Responding to Challenges Through Innovation”

Challenges confront higher education in virtually every part of the enterprise:  funding, governance, teaching, technology, equity, outcomes, and purpose.  It’s obvious that many of these challenges will not go away any time soon; indeed, if anything, the number of challenges seems to be increasing.  In the academic part of the system, critical challenges include helping under-prepared students, designing intrusive and effective advising, creating pathways that students understand, tracking and responding to student progress, creating engaging learning environments, assessing and increasing learning outcomes, designing a coherent general education curriculum, developing more contemporary majors, designing effective, early career planning, and a host of other issues. The campuses that survive and thrive will be those that innovate.  

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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