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
How Could Federal Risk-sharing Proposals Affect Public Universities? May 31, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Washington, D.C.

Read More >> 2018 Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) Institute June 01, 2018 - June 05, 2018
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 02, 2018 - June 05, 2018
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 and who want to advance their careers in administration. The first portion of the program, a 3 1/2-day seminar, offers participants the opportunity 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 opportunities for hands-on practical exercises, a leadership self-assessment, and the development of a plan designed to help participants achieve their leadership goals.  Read More >> 2018 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting Organized by ADP, TDC, and NASPA June 06, 2018 - June 09, 2018
Hyatt Regency Orange County • Anaheim, California

The American Democracy Project (ADP), The Democracy Commitment (TDC), and NASPA are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education. Join us in Anaheim, California 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 >> 2018 Summer Council of Presidents July 07, 2018 - July 10, 2018
Santa Fe, New Mexico

“Creative Leadership: Inspiring Innovation in the Academy.”

Creative leaders can turn challenges into opportunities, finding imaginative ways to solve problems and improve institutions in the face of adversity. Join us for our 2018 Summer Council in Santa Fe—a city brimming with art, inspirational desert views, and distinctive adobe architecture—as we explore how campuses can embrace innovation to thrive during turbulent times.

Participants at the 2018 AASCU Summer Council of Presidents will have an opportunity to hear from communication and leadership experts on topics related to “Creative Leadership” as framed for this meeting and discuss these challenges with colleagues.

2018 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting July 26, 2018 - July 28, 2018
Seattle, Washington

"The Changing Landscape of Higher Education: Opportunities Disguised As Challenges"

American higher education is undergoing dramatic and rapid change. For many, that change is seen as a threat. But for the optimists among us, the change represents enormous opportunity.  For our students, change means more meaningful activities, greater levels of engagement, and higher levels of learning outcomes. For low-income students, first-generation students and students of color, the changes represent hope and possibility. For faculty, change represents new ways of working with colleagues that may be more stimulating and exciting. Change also represents new approaches to teaching that allow faculty deeper levels of engagement with students.  For institutions, change represents opportunities to cast off old models and build a more sustainable institutional future.  Change offers new possibilities for organization and structure. Change can create 21st century models of higher education, more responsive and adaptable than the legacy structures from the last century.

2018 New Presidents Academy July 30, 2018 - August 03, 2018
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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