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
2016 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting Organized by ADP, TDC, and NASPA June 02, 2016 - June 04, 2016
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown • Indianapolis, Indiana

The ADP, TDC and NASPA communities will partner to increase the breadth and depth of the civic learning and engagement work that we are all committed to across our institutions—both public and private. All three organizations are dedicated to ensuring that students graduate from our colleges and universities prepared to be the informed, engaged citizens that our communities and our democracy need. Fostering academic and student affairs partnerships and collaborations on our individual campuses and across our initiatives and associations is imperative to this mutual goal. Read More >> 2016 Japan Studies Institute June 06, 2016 - June 19, 2016
San Diego State University

Join your colleagues from both two and four year institutions around the country for a two-week intensive Summer Institute focused on the study of modern Japan. The Japan Studies Institute (JSI) allows faculty to learn from scholars, business leaders, artists and journalists about Japanese civilization, history, language, business and education. Read More >> 2016 Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) Institute June 11, 2016 - June 14, 2016
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 >> 2016 Summer Council of Presidents July 09, 2016 - July 12, 2016
Portland, Oregon

"Navigating 21st Century Leadership: The Influence and Inspiration Imperative"

Presidential leadership in the 21st Century requires navigating an environment that is more uncertain, faster paced and more complex than ever before. The capacity to influence and inspire is critical: you want stakeholders to support change and to have confidence in a future that is rich with potential and takes advantage of change. The ability to influence, inspire and persuade are essential leadership skills in advancing institutions.  The 2016 Summer Council of Presidents features subject matter experts who share research findings and provide tools presidents and chancellors need while Navigating 21st Century Leadership: The Influence and Inspiration Imperative.

2016 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting July 21, 2016 - July 23, 2016
Denver Marriott City Center

"Leading Change"

In our AASCU Academic Affairs Summer Meeting, we will explore approaches to leadership and change in the unique context of a university culture. We will explore new approaches and new strategies for nurturing and supporting change. We will examine case studies of change implementation, of what worked and why. We’ll also look at examples of failed change efforts, to glean from those examples some insights and understandings of how failure occurs in leading change. We hope you will join us for this stimulating and invigorating professional development experience.

2016 New Presidents Academy July 25, 2016 - July 29, 2016
La Jolla, 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 >>
2016 AASCU China International Conference and Expo AND Mongolia Student Fair October 13, 2016 - October 27, 2016
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia • Beijing & Shanghai, China

AASCU is pleased to announce our 15th Sino-American conference in Beijing, October 18-27, 2016.
Each year for the past fifteen years, we have taken AASCU senior leaders (presidents, provosts, international officers, deans, department heads, and faculty) to China to participate in a series of activities designed to create and sustain educational partnerships in China.

AASCU plans to participate the College Fair in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. If your university is interested in joining AASCU for the College Fair before going to China, please register with EducationUSA and identify as AASCU institution. AASCU does NOT charge any fees for joining the Mongolian College Fair.

2016 AASCU Annual Meeting October 30, 2016 - November 01, 2016
Intercontinental Miami • Miami, Florida

AASCU’s Annual Meeting provides the opportunity for presidents and chancellors to examine critical national issues and the leadership required to help our students succeed and our institutions thrive. Read More >>


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