A year-long institute that provides practical executive leadership development for CAOs in their first three years on the job.
The ACE Institute for New Presidents strives to ensure new presidents find long-term success in today's uncertain environment.
A workshop that helps senior administrators gain a better understanding of the presidential search process and provides strategies and training for effective searching.
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.
Roundtable conversations among presidents, leaders and experts which explore a set of pressing higher education issues.
The Executive Leadership Group is focused on programs, services and research for presidents and senior leaders from deans to presidents. Learn more.
The Academy builds on the legacy of ACE's longtime highly regarded Department Chairs Workshop to engage chairs in a yearlong community of learning.
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.
The Emerging Leaders Group offers programs and resources for rising college and university administrators. Learn more.
The ACE Spectrum Aspiring Leaders Program is designed to advance mid-level leaders from diverse backgrounds into senior leadership ranks of higher education. Purposeful programming focused on diversifying the pool of candidates for advancement is essential as evidenced by their underrepresentation in senior leadership roles in higher education.
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.
The Regional Women’s Leadership Forums are designed for mid-level women administrators with high potential for advancement in higher education administration.
This six-month program is designed to further diversify the senior leadership ranks of U.S. higher education by preparing diverse senior level administrators from underrepresented groups to be strong candidates for presidencies and chancellorships in the near term.
The Inclusive Excellence Group is focused on programs, resources and research to foster greater diversity and inclusion in higher education, particularly within the senior leadership ranks. Learn more.
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.
A campaign to increase the awareness of the positive benefits of workplace flexibility for institutions and their faculties.
Claire Van Ummersen
The Institutional Leadership Group is focused on programs, resources and research that assist senior leaders in improving institutional capacity and effectiveness. Learn more.
Welcome to ACE Leadership! ACE offers programs, services and resources to support current presidents and other senior leaders, assist rising college and university administrators and foster greater diversity and inclusion in higher education. The looming retirement of many campus leaders poses a significant challenge to America’s higher education system. ACE is committed to helping the higher education community cultivate a diverse and robust pool of future leaders. We invite you to explore our suite of leadership programs and contact us for additional information.
Senior Vice President for Leadership Programs
Vice President for Leadership Programs