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ACE-NASH Leadership Academy


January 17, 2018


Thank you for your interest in the ACE-NASH Leadership Academy. The Academy is designed to support systems in the development of high performing teams that facilitate large-scale change, enhance campus and system performance, and scale best practices across multiple campuses.

This Academy will focus on one of the highest priorities facing our systems and campuses: improving student success. Tools will be presented for leading and facilitating large-scale change initiatives using a multilateral approach, considering relationships between system and campus leaders as well as among the campuses themselves. Areas of exploration will include coordinated approaches to enrollment, retention, student mobility, and completion.

​Key Dates - 2018 ACE-NASH Leadership Academy​​ ​
November 17, 2017​ Cancellation requests submitted to by COB will receive full refund
December 13, 2017 Program registration closes
​December 13, 2017 ​Payment due (Participation not confirmed unless payment is received)
December 21, 2017 Cancellation requests submitted to by COB  will receive a refund less a $300 administration fee​
​After December 21, 2017 Cancellation requests submitted to will receive a refund less a $500 administration fee.
​December 26, 2017 Deadline to reserve hotel room for January 2018 convening (see Location tab for more details)
Travel Logistics
The 2018 Academy will take place over two in-person convenings. Convening I will be hosted January 17-18, 2018 in Washington, DC at the National Center for Higher Education. Convening II will be hosted April 12, 2018 in conjunction with the NASH TS3 Convening​ in Chicago, IL at The Westin O'Hare. For more information, please visit the location tab at the top of this page.

Leadership Teams may consist of 3-5 members from the system and selected campuses.
Academy Cost
  • $5,000 per team.
Payment and Cancellation Policies

Full payment must be received by December 13, 2017 to confirm registration. ACE accepts the following payment options:

  • Credit Card - American Express, Visa, Discover, or MasterCard accepted. Participants can pay during registration or call 202-939-9376 to have payment processed by phone.
  • Check - Make payable to American Council on Education. Mail both check and registration receipt 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 both purchase order and registration receipt to

Cancellations - View the Key Dates chart above.

Submit cancellation request to​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Registration is now closed.

January 17-18, 2018 - Washington, DC

April 12, 2018 - Chicago, IL

The Academy will occur over two in-person convenings

Contact us About This Event


Agenda Items
Past Academy topics of discussion have included:

  • Systemness and the Student Success Imperative
  • Current Realities of Student Success
  • Communicating Vision
  • Engaging the Governing Board and Shared Governance Groups in the Strategic Agenda
  • Inclusive Excellence and Equity Gaps
  • Sustaining Collaborative Change: Vision, Metrics, and Resources
  • Developing an Action Plan
  • Leveraging the Power of the System
  • Institutional Culture Change and Student Success

Preliminary Schedule

The following are preliminary schedules for the convenings. Detailed agendas will be included in the digital program book that will be emailed to participants prior to each meeting.

Convening I:

Day 1

8:00 a.m.  Participant Check-in and Breakfast

5:00 p.m.  Day 1 Concludes and Networking Reception  

Day 2

8:00 a.m.  Reconvene

12:45 p.m.  Adjourn

Who Should Attend

Teams of 3-5 leadership team members from the system and selected campuses.

If you have any questions regarding the program, email​


The Academy will be conducted over two in-person meetings.

Partic​ipants are responsible for their hotel and travel expenses. Register for the program prior to reserving overnight accommodations.

Convening I
January 17-18, 2018 - Hotel and Travel document (.pdf)​​
National Center for Higher Education, Conference Center 1B
1 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20036

The discounted rate for program attendees is $199/night and is valid 3 days pre and post program. For additional logistics details, please review the hotel and travel document.

Convening II
April 12, 2018 - Held in cojunction with the NASH TS3 Convening
The Westin O'Hare Hotel
6100 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

Previous Meetings