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Institutional Capacity

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Institutional Capacity

  • Colleges and universities have an on-going responsibility to build capacity in both personnel and programs. This requires continuing development of leaders who will facilitate the changes essential to deploying resources to increase productivity. The key tasks necessary to achieve an institution’s mission with greater efficiency must involve the buy-in of the campus community.
    • Improving the skill sets of key personnel 
    • Developing strategies to effect change
    • Facilitation of discussions to achieve buy-in.

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ACE Related Programs and Initiatives

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ACE Institute for New Presidents

The ACE Institute for New Presidents strives to ensure new presidents find long-term success in today's uncertain environment.

Moving the Needle: Advancing Women Leaders in Higher Education

This collaborative, multi-association initiative seeks to increase the number of women in senior leadership positions in higher education through programs, research, and resources.

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ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs

The Academy builds on the legacy of ACE's longtime, highly regarded Department Chairs Workshop to engage chairs in a yearlong community of learning.

National Women's Leadership Forum

Registration is now open for this 3-day leadership program is for senior-level women administrators (typically deans and above) seeking a college or university presidency, vice presidency, or major deanship.

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ACE Fellows Program

The ACE Fellows Program helps ensure that higher education’s future leaders are ready to take on real-world challenges and serve the capacity-building needs of their institutions.

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National Challenge for Higher Education: Retaining a 21st Century Workforce

A campaign to increase the awareness of the positive benefits of workplace flexibility for institutions and their faculties.

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Advancing to the Presidency

A workshop that helps senior administrators gain a better understanding of the presidential search process and provides strategies and training for effective searching.

ACE Institute for New Chief Academic Officers

A year-long institute that provides practical executive leadership development for CAOs in their first three years on the job.

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Chief Academic Officer and Chief Business Officer Workshop

A 2-day workshop for CAOs and CBOs that focuses on exploring the dynamics between the CAO and CBO. Presented by ACE and the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

Alfred P. Sloan Projects for Faculty Career Flexibility

Alfred P. Sloan Projects for Faculty Career Flexibility

This series of projects highlights and rewards institutions that effectively recruit, retain, and advance faculty in their careers as a means of developing institutional capacity.