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Advancing to the Presidency

Advancing to the Presidency is a workshop on successful presidential search and transition.

Thank you for your interest in the Advancing to the Presidency. This 2-day workshop is conducted 2 times during the year: April and October. Becoming a college or university CEO requires a keen understanding of oneself and the search process and a solid game plan for transition into the position. Designed specifically for senior administrators (typically Dean level or above) who will be seeking a presidency within the next 2 years.

Upcoming Program
  • April 23-24, 2018 - Washington, DC  |  Registration will be open soon.

If you would like to be informed when registration opens, or would like more information on the program, please email ACELeadership@acenet.edu.

Preliminary Schedule

Day 1
7:15 a.m.  Registration and sign-in open
6:00 p.m.  First day's programming ends
6:30 p.m.  Reception 

Day 2
7:45 a.m.  Re-gathering
4:30 p.m.  Workshop ends

Topics
  • Developing an Effective Presidential Search Strategy
  • Practical Training, Including Mock Video-Taped Interviews and CV/Resume Critiques
  • Gain a Better Understanding of the Search Process Through Candid Conversations with Search Firm Executives
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Transition Successfully Into a Presidency
  • Presidential Leadership
Who is Eligible to Apply

Senior level administrators (typically at the Dean’s level or above) planning to seek a presidency within the next 2 years. ACE will select individuals who represent diverse backgrounds and hold senior executive positions across all different institutional types.

Fees

ACE Member Institution: $2400    |     Non-ACE Member Institution: $2,900

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

Fees are due after acceptance into the workshop; includes breakfast, lunch, and materials. Applicants are responsible for their hotel and travel expenses – discounted hotel rates are available.

Those who would not otherwise be able to attend, may request partial scholarships by emailing ACELeadership@acenet.edu.

 

Advancing to the Presidency is supported by a generous contribution from Fidelity Investments.​​​​​​​​

  • James Anderson

    Chancellor of Fayetteville State University (NC)

  • Mark Heckler

    President of Valparaiso University (IN)

  • Devorah A. Lieberman

    President of the University of La Verne (CA)

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Who Can Participate

​Senior level administrators (typically at the Dean’s level or above) planning to seek a presidency within the next 2 years are eligible to apply. ACE will select approximately 35 individuals who represent diverse backgrounds and hold senior executive positions across all different institutional types.

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