Millennium Leadership Institute

Saturday, June 9, 2012 to Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Washington, D.C.

The MLI Institute attracts a prestigious faculty of presidents and chancellors and experts in the media relations, advancement and fundraising, executive contract negotiation, financial management, accreditation and the executive search process. Protégés experience both theoretical learning as well as practical, hands-on training through media interviews, visits with representatives on Capitol Hill and close interactions with presidents and chancellors.

About the Conference

The MLI Institute attracts a prestigious faculty of presidents and chancellors and experts in the media relations, advancement and fundraising, executive contract negotiation, financial management, accreditation and the executive search process. Protégés experience both theoretical learning as well as practical, hands-on training through media interviews, visits with representatives on Capitol Hill and close interactions with presidents and chancellors.

For information regarding the 2012 MLI Institute, send your inquiry to mli@aascu.org.

Overview

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. Historically the MLI was established to assist individuals (largely African Americans, other minorities and women) who derived from groups seriously underrepresented at these exclusive leadership levels. Due to rapidly shifting demographics in higher education, there was a clear need to bring the diversity within this critical leadership level, into correspondence with the changing diversity of the student population within the nation. As a consequence of a decade of success in meeting this challenge, the MLI continues to maintain its historical preferences while accepting any qualified candidates.

Protégé Selection Process

Applicants must be nominated by a President, Chancellor or a Chief Executive Officer from education, government, or the private sector. Qualified applicants must possess a terminal degree and must have reached the administrative level of Dean in the academy or provide proof of equivalent administrative experience from the government or the private sector. 

The MLI Experience

The MLI experience allows participants to determine if the presidency is a realistic goal and affords them the opportunity to develop skills, gain a philosophical overview and build the network to compete for, and attain, the position of college or university president or chancellor.  MLI reinforces the vital role that diversity plays in the institutional mission and helps diversify the executive team on campuses.

Participants apply to the Institute and are admitted through a rigorous selection process administered by a Selection Committee composed exclusively of presidents and chancellors. At the MLI Institute, presidential faculty and other experts offer insights into leadership issues and provide skills training.  Presidents critique participants’ professional development plans and advise them in career counseling sessions.  After the Institute, graduates are assigned a mentor from an extraordinary group of presidents and chancellors who volunteer to serve as sponsors and advocates, to provide career guidance and assist graduates in the next phases of their careers.

Success

MLI is the premier leadership development program to prepare presidents and chancellors and diversify senior leadership at state colleges and universities. Since the first MLI Class of 1999, 390 individuals have graduated from MLI. Over a third have advanced significantly in their careers and 59 graduates have become presidents or chancellors. Some individuals have entered their second presidencies, bringing MLI's influence to 74 presidencies. However, success is not measured in presidencies alone. Career advancements go well beyond those graduates who achieve their first presidency. The MLI Institute provides a broader pool of diverse, qualified candidates who can compete for senior executive level positions of the nations higher education academy and the value of MLI's influence in building a diverse senior leadership team on campuses is nationally recognized.

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Saturday, June 9

Opening General Session

Reflections on the Presidency

Conversations among Presidents about Leadership

Topics:  

  • Choosing and building a senior leadership team
  • Relationship building
  • The role of the spouse/partner
  • Cultivating campus leadership external community, local state, federal and elected officials
  • Developing and building the university mission
  • Why presidents fail or stumble
  • Making financial choices in difficult times
  • Role of athletics
Presidential Leadership—Lessons Learned

General Session: Executive Search—Issues and Discussion


Topics:
  • How to compete as a new- first president in a pool of experienced candidates 
  • Helping candidates prepare for the interview
  • Stages of moving toward the Presidency- How to Navigate the Pipeline (Dean, Provost, and President)
    • Gain experience in fund raising
    • Enrollment management
    • Student personnel 
     
  • Emergence of the Non-traditional track candidate (Private vs. Public)
  • How to prepare Psychologically, articulate vision, understand process, navigate interviews, and closing the deal 
  • Change in the Protégés personal lives and the implications for Spouses/Partners
  • Role Playing with Protégés, Interviewing with search reps for jobs
  • The Role of the Spouse/Partner


Sunday, June 10

Pathways to Success: Personal and Professional Challenges
Topics:
  • Working in University Systems
  • Transparency in Leadership 
  • Developing Contingency Plan
  • Change in Protégé Personal Lives 
  • Knowing how to read the Tea Leaves
  • Effective Listening and Coaching 
  • Working with Unions
Presidential Leadership—Lessons Learned

Preparation for Media Training

General Session: Financial Management

Consultations with Advisors

This is an opportunity for protégés to consult with presidential advisors and frame a plan for the next steps in achieving their career objectives. Small groups of protégés meet with advisors to discuss their Professional Development Plan and prepare for the mentoring component that follows the Institute.


Monday, June 11

Concurrent Workgroups(am and pm sessions)
  • Techniques for Media Interviews
  • Executive Contracts: Basics and Trends 
  • Executive Search: Interview Preparation and Discussion
Governance and Working with Boards 
Free Evening for Protégés


Tuesday, June 12

Governmental Relations Workshop—Working With Congress

Case Studies

Making the Most of Your Mentoring Experience and Briefing

General Session: Advancement and Fundraising

New Beginning: Professional Plan and Mentor Relationship

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Protégé Registration Fees

Registration fee for applicants from AASCU member institutions - $1,600
Registration fee for applicants from other institutions - $2,600  

  • Registration fee for applicants from AASCU and APLU member institutions - $1,600
  • Protégé Online Registration (Coming soon) 

Fee includes four-day Institute curriculum materials, meals (three breakfasts, three lunches, three receptions and dinners). Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging at the Institute hotel.

Institute Refresher Fees (Registration fee for returning Protégé)

1/2 day - $125
Full Day - $175
2 days - $350
3 days - $525
4 day conference - $700

*Payment of registration fee is due by April 23, 2012. This fee includes the four-day MLI Institute, curriculum materials, and meals (three breakfasts, three lunches, three receptions and dinners), and the year-long mentorship component. For a list of AASCU member institutions, visit www.aascu.org/members 


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Sofitel Lafayette Square
806 15th Street
Washington D.C., DC 20005-1101
(202) 730-8800

The hotel is located in downtown Washington, D.C. and blocks from the AASCU office and conveniently located within walking distance of the White House and minutes from the Washington Reagan National Airport.

Hotel accommodations for the 2012 Millennium Leadership Institute can be booked directly with the hotel by calling (202) 730-8800 or (800) 445-8667 and refer to the group rate "American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) or MLI.

Room Rates

The special conference rate is $239 (single/double) plus 14.5% tax (current tax rate may change). To obtain the group rate, participants must call the hotel by Tuesday, May 15. We encouraged participants to make hotel reservations as soon as possible. 

Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging and are required to stay at the Sofitel Lafayette Square.

Hotel Cancellations/Refund Policy

Cancellations will be accepted two (2) days prior to arrival to avoid penalty. Any cancellation that occures within two (2) days will be charged one (1) night's room $239 plus tax. Early departures will be charged a $75 fee. 

Cancellation fees may be waived if changes were the result of a family emergency.

Cancellation & Refund Policytop

Cancellations must be submitted in writing by 5 p.m. EST, May 2, 2012 in order to receive a refund (the $250 administrative processing fee will be deducted). Cancellations received after May 2, 2012 will incur $500 administrative processing fee. Cancellations received after May 9, 2012 will forfeit the entire registration fee. Forward a notification of cancellation to Danita Young at youngd@aascu.org or fax to (202) 478-5493.

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