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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
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: $2,600    |     Non-ACE Member Institution: $3,300

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.

  • 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)

 

 Scholarships Available

 

These scholarships are to enable a select group of candidates from all sectors of higher education to participate in ACE’s signature leadership development programs. The Fidelity Investments scholarships are tied to ACE’s broader leadership development initiative designed to advance women and persons of color into the presidency and other leadership roles. Preference will be given to candidates from under- represented populations within higher education’s senior leadership ranks and to those candidates whose institutions lack the necessary resources to cover program attendance costs.

To inquire about available scholarship opportunities, please contact Deborah Ingram Allen at dallen@acenet.edu  

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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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