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
2018 GRC Funding Competitiveness Conference February 20, 2018 - February 23, 2018
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 >> 2018 AASCU/NAFSA Institute for Senior International Officers February 21, 2018 - February 23, 2018
Washington, D.C.

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators are pleased to announce the 2018 Institute for Senior International Officers.
Designed for senior international officers (SIOs) working on AASCU member campuses, the institute offers participants an introduction to and examination of the key skills and knowledge a SIO must master as a leader of internationalization at a public comprehensive college or university.  Read More >>
2018 Communications Conference for Senior Professionals March 27, 2018 - March 29, 2018
Washington, D.C.

Communicating to Unite: Advancing Public Higher Education in Turbulent Times Read More >> Own Your Future: An Integrated Approach to Strategic Planning and Mission Fulfillment April 19, 2018 - April 20, 2018
Embassy Suites Boston/Waltham

2018 AASCU Spring Symposium for Presidents & MLI Graduates
Made possible by the generous support of Huron and Strada Education Network

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

AASCU’s Summer Council of Presidents is the premier leadership event for presidents and chancellors.

Join AASCU colleagues at our annual summer retreat designed to help presidents, chancellors, spouses and partners enhance their professional development in support of their institutions.


For more information contact:
Danita Young
Director of Meetings     

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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