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Spectrum Aspiring Leaders Program


April 24, 2017


Registration for April 2017 is now closed


Thank you for your interest in the Spectrum Aspiring Leaders Program. This 2-day program is focused on attracting mid-level administrators (typically department chairs, directors, and assistant/associate deans) from diverse backgrounds to increase diversity in the senior-level leadership ranks in higher education.  


Key Program Dates - April 2017 Spectrum Aspiring Leaders Program
​February 23, 2017 ​Early bird registration rates end
​February 23, 2017 ​Cancellation requests submitted to by COB will receive full refund
​March 20, 2017​ Program registration closes; program materials and final payment due (participation is not confirmed unless payment and materials are received)
March 31, 2017​ ​​Deadline to reserve room at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel (Visit the Location tab for details)
April 3, 2017 ​Cancellation requests submitted to by COB will receive a refund minus $300 cancellation fee
​After April 3, 2017​ ​Cancellation requests submitted to by COB will receive a refund minus $500 cancellation fee
Program Location

The April 2017 workshop is taking place in Dallas, TX at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. For more information (including reservation link) visit the Location page

Program Book and Mock Interview Materials

To participate in the program, all participants will need to complete a conference registration (including payment) and submit materials for a digital program book and mock interviews. For more information on the program materials, visit the Program page.

Registration Fees

Early Bird (until February 23): ACE Member Institution: $1,500   |   Non-ACE Member Institution: $1,800

General Registration: ACE Member Institution: $1,550   |   Non-ACE Member Institution: $1,850

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. 

If you are unsure whether your institution is a member, please check the ACE Members & Associates Directory.

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 202-939-9376 to have payment processed by phone.
  • Check - Mail both check and registration receipt to:

American Council on Education
ACE Leadership
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

If you have any questions regarding the program, please email

Registration for April 2017 is now closed

April 24-25, 2017

Renaissance Dallas Hotel 
Dallas, TX


Program Book Materials

Each participant will receive access to an electronic program book containing information for program participants and presenters. Please email the following information to no later than Monday, March 20, 2017:​

  • Electronic photo (.jpeg format)
  • Web link to your electronic bio
Mock Interview Materials

We have organized an interactive program of plenary sessions, including a mock interview that will assist you with shaping your career development plan. Please email the following documents to no later than Monday, March 20, 2017:

  • Administrative Vitae/CV
  • Sample job description (of a position you aspire to)
  • Cover letter (the cover letter should be tailored to the sample job description)

Review the following documents if you need assistance preparing your mock interview materials:

Preliminary Schedule

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

Day 1

8:30 a.m.  Registration and sign-in open

4:45 p.m.  First day’s programming ends

5:30 p.m.  Reception and Dinner  

Day 2

8:30 a.m.  Re-gathering

5:30 p.m.  Closing and Networking Reception ends


Who Should Attend

Mid-level administrators from diverse backgrounds (typically department chairs, directors, and assistant/associate deans) with high potential for advancement in higher education administration.


If you have any questions regarding the program, email 


The April 2017 program will take place at the:

Renaissance Dallas Hotel
222 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: 214-631-2222 | Fax: 619-221-4841

Room Rate

Participants are responsible for their hotel and travel expenses. The rate for attendees is $199/night. To receive the discounted rate, please use the reservation link in the Hotel and Travel (PDF) 1MB document. Please complete a conference registration prior to reserving a room. The deadline to reserve a room is Friday, March 31, 2017.

If you have any questions, email

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