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ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs

 

January 11, 2017

Summary

Registration for the January 2017 workshop is now closed.


The ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs is a 2-day workshop is that prepares department chairs for their roles as academic leaders in their programs and institutional leaders contributing to the larger mission of their colleges or universities. Under the guidance of experienced college and university leaders, participants explore best practices for leading departments in times of change. The format includes case studies, tabletop discussions, simulations on key leadership issues, and peer-to-peer sharing about achieving departmental success. The Leadership Academy is conducted 4 times during the year: January, March, July, and October. 

 

Key Program Dates - January 2017 Leadership Academy for Department Chairs
​November 14, 2016 ​Early Bird registration rates end
​November 14, 2016 ​Cancellation requests received by COB will receive a full refund
​December 20, 2016 ​Deadline to reserve hotel rooms at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina. Visit the Location tab for details.
January 6, 2017 Registration closes
​January 6, 2017 ​Cancellation requests received by COB will receive 50% refund
​After January 6, 2017​ ​Cancellation requests received are not eligible for a refund
 
Program Location

The January 2017 workshop is hosted at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina ​in San Diego, CA.  | Discounted hotel rates available - Hotel and Travel (PDF) 1MB document.  

For more information, visit the Location tab at the top of the page.

Program Book Materials

Each participant will receive access to a digital program book containing information for program participants and presenters. If you would like for your Twitter handle and LinkedIn profile included in our digital program book, please complete the form at the following link: Department Chairs Social Media Contact Information.  

Registration Fees

Early Bird: ACE Member Institution: $1,000   |   Non-ACE Member Institution: $1,250

General Registration: ACE Member Institution: $1,050   |   Non-ACE Member Institution: $1,300

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and materials. Participants are responsible for their hotel and travel expenses. Discounted hotel rates are available for attendees registered for this workshop.

Team Discounts: Team discounts are available for multiple registrations from the same institution. After the first participant registers at full price, each additional registrant from the same institution qualifies for a $50 discount. To receive the discount, contact Connie Banks at cbanks@acenet.edu to arrange payment at the discounted rate.

Payment and Cancellations Policies

Full payment must be received prior to start of the program to confirm registration. ACE accepts the following payment options:

  • Credit Card - All major credit cards accepted. Call 202-939-9459 to have payment processed by phone.
  • Check - Mail both check and registration receipt to:

American Council on Education
P.O. Box 418762
Boston, MA 08841-8762

Note: A purchase order is accepted only as proof of a pending payment. To request an invoice, email both purchase order and registration receipt to cbanks@acenet.edu.

Submit cancellation request to ACELeadership@acenet.edu.

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Program

Workshop Topics

This 2-day workshop will focus on the following topics:

  • What Does a Department Chair Do?
  • Budgeting and Financial Management
  • Department Chair Leadership in a Institutional Governance Structure
  • Conflict Management
  • Critical Role of Chairs in Advancing the Academic Quality and Mission of the Institution
  • Diversity and Leadership
  • Innovation for the Future
Program Book Materials

Each participant will receive access to a digital program book containing information for program participants and presenters. If you would like your Twitter handle and LinkedIn profile included in our program book, please complete the Department Chairs Media Contact Information Form.

Preliminary Schedule

The following is the tentative schedule for the convening. A more detailed agenda will be included in the digital program book that will be emailed to all participants prior to the meeting.

Day 1

7:30 a.m.  Registration and sign-in open

5 p.m.      First day’s programming ends

Day 2

7:30 a.m.  Re-gathering

4:30 p.m.  Workshop ends (Tentative)

Who Should Attend
  • Department chairs

  • Division heads

  • Program directors

  • Unit leaders

If you have any questions regarding the program, please email ACELeadership@acenet.edu.

Location

​The January 2017 workshop will take place in San Diego, CA:

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina
1441 Quivira Road
San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: 619-224-1234 | Fax: 619-221-4841
Hotel and Travel (PDF) 1MB document 

Room Rate

Participants are responsible for their hotel and travel expenses. The rate for program attendees is $199/night for single/double occupancy. To receive the discounted room rate, review the Hotel and Travel (PDF) 1MB document. Please register for the ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs workshop before securing hotel reservation. Hotel accommodations are exclusive for registered ACE workshop attendees only. The deadline to reserve a room is Tuesday, December 20, 2016.

For more travel and logistics details (including the registration link), please read the Hotel and Travel document.

If you have any questions, email ACELeadership@acenet.edu.

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