The American Association for State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) allows participants to determine where they fit in the academy and envision what their career path might look like, including a concrete next step. Participants graduate with the skills, connections, and
support necessary to navigate the transition to administrative roles and gain a national network of motivated peers.
Additionally, ELP provides the opportunity for participants to assess their individual leadership style and strengths and to apply the skills learned in the instructional portion of the program to a project/initiative on their home campus over the course of the academic year.
Who should participate: Early- to mid-career academic and administrative emerging leaders who are exploring opportunities to advance to mid-level administrative positions.
The 2023 program will cover the following topic areas:
ELP FacultyELP has convened an impressive faculty of current and former presidents, chancellors, and subject matter experts.
Project WorkParticipants will lead a project or initiative at their home campuses over the course of the 2023 academic year, under the guidance of a designated mentor.
Click here to review project mentor guidelines.
Examples of university projects include the following:
ELP is designed to prepare the next generation of higher education administrators to be effective leaders; to view every decision through a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens; and to further their institutions’ path to equitable student success.
The 2023 ELP will take place from June–December 2023.
Programming will be delivered in a blended format, with in-person and virtual programming. In-person programming will not be livestreamed or otherwise recorded. One-hundred percent attendance and participation is expected. Virtual programming will take place on select Wednesdays between 3 and 5 p.m. ET (exact dates TBD).
The cohort is limited to 30 participants.
The registration fee covers program administration, meals during the in-person intensive, and all materials. Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation in Washington, D.C.
Limited scholarships are available to accepted applicants from qualifying institutions.
Upon acceptance to ELP, participants must register no later than April 28, 2023.
Cancellations received in writing by Apr. 3 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received by Apr. 17 will incur the above administrative fees. Refunds are not available for cancellations after April 17. Email
Sara Gassman and include “ELP Cancellation” in the subject line.
Refunds are processed 30 days from date of cancellation.
To be announced.
Complete the application form, and ask your president/cabinet level administrator to complete the endorsement form.
CONTACTKathleen Scott Vice President for Leadership Development and Partnerships
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