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Advancing to the Presidency - October 2017


October 16, 2017


No longer accepting applications for October 2017


​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.

Key Dates
​September 11, 2017 Program application submission deadline
​September 13, 2017 Program materials due
September 25, 2017​ ​Deadline to reserve hotel room (see Location tab for more details)
September 26, 2017 Final payment date (participation is not confirmed unless full payment is received)

Travel Logistics

The October 2017 workshop is taking place at the National Center for Higher Education (NCHE Building) in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit the Location tab.

Program Schedule

Visit the Program tab for program schedule information.


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

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

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

Those who would not otherwise be able to attend, may request partial scholarships by emailing

Payment and Cancellations Policies

Full payment must be received prior to start of the program to confirm application. ACE accepts the following payment options:

  • Credit Card - American Express, Visa, Discover, or MasterCard accepted. Log into ATP October 2017 account to complete payment process. Or, call 202-939-9376 to have payment processed by phone.

  • Check - Payable to American Council on Education and indicate applicants name on check. Mail check and invoice (if applicable) to:

American Council on Education
C/O ACE Leadership
P.O. Box 418762
Boston, MA 02241-8762

Note: Purchase orders are not accepted as payment. To request an invoice, email purchase order to


  • August 17, 2017 – Cancellation requests submitted to by COB will receive refund minus a $300 cancellation fee. 

  • September 25, 2017 – Cancellation requests submitted to by COB will receive a 50% refund.

  • After September 25, 2017 – Cancellation requests submitted to by COB are not eligible for refund.

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October 16-17, 2017

National Center for Higher Education
​Washington, DC


Program 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

Schedule at a Glance

A more detailed agenda will be sent to all participants before the meeting.


8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.   Breakfast and Check-In

8:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.   Program Sessions and Lunch

6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.   Reception


7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.   Breakfast

8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   Program Sessions and Lunch 




Reservation deadline: September 25, 2017

October 16-17, 2017 workshop:

Meeting Location

National Center for Higher Education (NCHE Building)
American Council on Education
1 Dupont Circle, NW 
Washington, DC 20036

Hotel Lodging

The Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Participants are responsible for their hotel and travel expenses. 

After acceptance into the workshop, please reserve room. For additional logistics details, including the hotel reservation link, please read the Hotel Booking Information (PDF) 1 MB document. 


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