Agile Administrators


​The Agile Administrators project is developing a microcredential program to help senior college and university leaders become more adaptable and foster the innovation to meet the needs of students and society in a rapidly changing environment. Ten self-paced digital microcourses on the ACE Engage® platform will introduce key mindsets, strategies, and techniques to higher education administrators who recognize the need to become more agile in leadership practice and accelerate the transformation of their institutions. This work was made possible through generous funding provided by The Charles Koch Foundation.

The curriculum will integrate approaches to innovation, pioneered in other industries, that show promise in higher education, including design thinking, lean startup, and agile project management, all grounded in ACE’s Comprehensive Institutional Transformation Framework. Developed with top experts from within and beyond academia, each course will include rich examples of how leaders are successfully using and adapting these approaches to reframe challenges, generate new ideas, rapidly iterate pilots, and scale innovations that get results.

Leaders who complete the microcredential also will have the opportunity to connect with and learn from each other through a face-to-face convening and through communities of practice hosted on ACE Engage. 


Connect with Agile Administrators

ACE seeks additional advisors, subject matter experts, and exemplary agile leaders who are driving innovation on their campuses to contribute to Agile Administrators. There are several ways you can connect with the project.

  1. Collaborate and contribute. I am interested in contributing to the development of the Agile Administrator curriculum, courses, and communities. I am interested in being an advisor to the project or a subject matter expert who works with the project team to develop a course or facilitate a community. (An honorarium is offered for these roles.) I bring expertise as an agile administrator, an entrepreneurship educator, or an innovator in another field.  
  2. Serve as an example. I am interested in Agile Administrators to profiling my work. I am successfully making innovation happen on my campus and exercise agility in my day-to-day leadership practice. My work could serve as an example or case from which others learn.
  3. Learn more. I want to learn about becoming a more agile administrator. Sign me up for your email list.

Fill out the form below and choose the best way to connect for you.


​Q&A Discussion

Bring your questions and ideas to a discussion of the Agile Administrators microcredential project, presented on ACE Engage. Come learn both how you can benefit and how you might contribute.

October 19, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. ET

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