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Leadership Academy for Department Chairs

 

October 18, 2017

Currently at capacity Registration is now closed


Thank you for your interest in the ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs. This 2-day workshop focuses on the chair, not only as a unit leader, but also as an academic leader in service to the institution and its mission. Academy participants will engage in case studies, table-top discussions, problem-solving exercises, role play exercises, and simulations on key leadership issues, department success, and contribution to the larger mission of the institution.

Key Dates - ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs (October 2017)
​August 19, 2017 ​Early bird registration ends
​August 19, 2017 ​Cancellation requests submitted to ACELeadership@acenet.edu by COB will receive full refund
​September 11, 2017 ​Program reached capacity and closed early. Please register for the January 2018 workshop.
September 26, 2017​ ​Deadline to reserve hotel room (see Location tab for more details)
September 27, 2017​ ​Cancellation requests submitted to ACELeadership@acenet.edu by COB will receive a 50% refund
After September 27, 2017​ ​Cancellation requests submitted to ACELeadership@acenet.edu by COB are not eligible for refund
September 28, 2017 Payment due (participation is not confirmed unless full payment is received)
 
Travel Logistics

The October 2017 workshop is hosted in Skokie, IL at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago – North Shore Conference Center. For more information, please visit the Location tab

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.

For more program details (e.g., tentative agenda and topics), please visit the Program tab.

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

Check your institution's membership status via the ACE Members & Associates Directory.

Fees include breakfast, lunch, and materials. Registered attendees are responsible for their hotel and travel expenses – exclusive discounted hotel rates available.

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 - American Express, Visa, Discover, or MasterCard accepted. Participants can pay during registration or call 202-939-9376 to have payment processed by phone.
  • Check - Make payable to American Council on Education. Mail both check and registration receipt to:

American Council on Education
C/O ACE Leadership
P.O. Box 418762
Boston, MA 02241​-8762

Note: Purchase orders are not accepted as payment. To request an invoice, email both purchase order and registration receipt to cbanks@acenet.edu.

Cancellations - View the Key Dates chart above.

Registration for October 2017 is now closed.

October 18-19, 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago – North Shore Conference Center
Skokie, IL 

Note: We are now accepting registrations for the January 2018 workshop.


Program

​Workshop Topics

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

  • What Does a Department Chair Do?
  • Budgeting and Financial Management
  • Department Chair Leadership in an Institutional Governance Structure
  • Conflict Management
  • Critical Role of Chairs in Advancing the Academic Quality and Mission of the Institution
  • Diversity and Leadership
  • Innovation of 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 digital program book, please complete the Department Chairs Social Media Contact Information Form

Preliminary Schedule

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

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

Location

​The October 2017 program will take place at: 

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago – North Shore Conference Center
9599 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, IL 60077-1314
Phone: 1-847-679-7000, Fax: 1-847-679-0810

Participants are responsible for their hotel and travel expenses. The discounted rate for program attendees is $139.00/night and is valid 3 days before and 3 days after the program.  Register for the program prior to reserving the room. For additional logistics details, including the hotel reservation link, please read the above hotel and travel document.  

If you have any questions, please contact ACELeadership@acenet.edu 

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