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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 Programs
  • April 24-25, 2017 -  Hosted at the National Center for Higher Education in Washington, DC (Registration closes March 13, 2017)
  • October 2017 - Washington, DC

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
6:30 p.m.  First day's programming ends
7:30 p.m.  Reception and Dinner

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.

Registration Fees

General Registration: ACE Member Institution: $2400    |     Non-ACE Member Institution: $2,900 (Registration closes March 13, 2017)

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and materials. Participants are responsible for their hotel and travel expenses.

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)

Program Director

Jim Sirianni

Director

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Registration

April 24 - 25, 2017

​National Center for Higher Education
Washington, DC

ACE Member Institution: $2,400
Non-ACE Member Institution: $2,900

Registration closes March 13, 2017

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​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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