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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.

Overview

This 2-day workshop focuses on the chair not only as a unit leader but also as an academic leader in service to the institution and its mission. On the day prior to the workshop, there is a pre-conference registration and an optional evening reception.

Upcoming Programs

July 29-30, 2015 hosted at the Dupont Circle Hotel | Hotel and Travel (PDF) (Sold Out)

October 20-22, 2015 is hosted at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa | Hotel and Travel (PDF)

January 13-14, 2016 hosted at the Hilton Miami Airport | Hotel and Travel (PDF)

Description and Components

Academy participants will engage in case studies, table-top discussions, problem-solving exercises, role play exercises, and simulations on key leadership issues, department success, and contribution to the larger mission of the institution.

Preliminary Schedule

Pre-Conference

5 p.m.      Pre-conference registration and networking reception

Day 1

7:30 a.m.  Registration and sign-in open

5 p.m.      First day’s programming ends

Day 2

7:30 a.m.  Re-gathering

4:30 p.m.  Workshop ends

(Tentative) Topics
  • Welcome and Setting the Stage

  • What Does a Department Chair Do?

  • Budgeting and Financial Management

  • Department Chair Leadership in an Institutional Governance Structure

  • Conflict Management

  • Critical Role of Chairs in Advancing the Academic Quality and Mission of the Institution

  • Diversity and Leadership

  • Innovation for the Future

Who Should Attend
  • Department chairs

  • Division heads

  • Program directors

  • Unit leaders

Registration Fees*

Early Bird:  

ACE Member Institution: $1,000

Non-ACE Member Institution: $1,250

General Registration:

ACE Member Institution: $1,050

Non-ACE Member Institution: $1,300

*Payment is due 2 weeks prior to the event.

The registration fee includes breakfast and lunch for both days and materials.

Team discounts are available for multiple registrations from the same institution. After the first participant registers at full price, each additional registrant from the same institution qualifies for a $50 discount. To receive the discount, contact Connie Banks at cbanks@acenet.edu to arrange payment at the discounted rate.

Please continue to check this page for the announcement of the next workshop and/or send an email to EmergingLeaders@acenet.edu to be notified when information regarding the next workshop becomes available.

Program Staff

Juanita Banks

Senior Program Manager

Brian Madden

Program Manager

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Registration

October 20-22, 2015
Eaglewood Resort & Spa 

Itasca, IL

 

Cost:

ACE Member Price: $1,050

Non-ACE Member Price: $1,300

Payment is due 2 weeks prior to the event.

Team discounts are available for multiple registrations from the same institution. After the first participant registers at full price, each additional registrant from the same institution qualifies for a $50 discount. To receive the discount, contact Connie Banks at cbanks@acenet.edu to arrange payment at the discounted rate.

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​Registration

January 13-14, 2016
Hilton Miami Airport
Miami, FL

Early Bird Registration:
Member: $1,000
Non-Member: $1,250 

 

Register Soon! Early bird pricing ends Wednesday, September 30, 2015

 

General Registration:
Member: $1,050
Non-Member: $1,300

Payment is due 2 weeks prior to the event.

Team discounts are available for multiple registrations from the same institution. After the first participant registers at full price, each additional registrant from the same institution qualifies for a $50 discount. To receive the discount, contact Connie Banks at cbanks@acenet.edu to arrange payment at the discounted rate.

 

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