The Emerging Leaders Program

ELP 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017 to Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Washington, D.C.

The Emerging Leaders Program is designed for early to mid-career professionals and faculty leaders who have an interest in and talent for higher education leadership and who want to advance their careers in administration.

About the Conference

Participants and Nomination Process

The program is limited to 25 candidates who have shown leadership potential and desire advancement to mid-level administrative positions.  Individuals must be nominated by the President/Chancellor or another cabinet-level administrator.

It is also important that attendees have the opportunity to utilize the knowledge obtained at the program when they return to their campus.  To that end, we ask that the nominator plan a future project/initiative which will require the attendee’s participation and be the attendee’s mentor for that duration of the project/initiative.

Nomination packages should be forwarded to AASCU, Attention Dr.  Ken Dobbins, by Tuesday, March 7, 2017.  The nomination package should contain the following:

  1. A nomination letter by the President/Chancellor or other cabinet-level member stating the nominee’s qualifications for the program; leadership strengths and areas for improvement; the potential for advancement; and the probable career opportunities.

  2. A description of the nominee’s participation plan for the project/initiative that has been planned by the nominator. It should include the significance of the project to the University and what professional development opportunities the nominee will receive by participating in the project/initiative. 

For more information, contact: 
Dr. Kenneth Dobbins, President Emeritus
Southeast Missouri State University
kendobbins17@gmail.com

Or

Danita Young
Project Director, Meetings Operations
AASCU
youngd@aascu.org


Program

The Emerging Leaders Academy begins Saturday, June 3 with a 7:15 a.m. breakfast and welcome and ends at the closing lunch Tuesday, June 6.  Participants are expected to participate in all sessions and attend all group meals.  Detailed schedule will be mailed upon acceptance.  

Apply and Nominate

    Click here for the application and nomination information.


Faculty

The New Emerging Leaders program has convened an impressive faculty of presidents and chancellors, and experts who will discuss topics in the significant to the development of mid-level professionals in higher education.
 
Kenneth Dobbins, Coordinator, (AASCU) Emerging Leaders Academy  

Colleen Bentley
(Retired) Director of Special Projects
California State University

Howard Cohen
Chancellor Emeritus
Purdue University Northwest

Kevin Dickson
Professor of Management
Southeast Missouri State University

Kenneth W. Dobbins
President Emeritus
Southeast Missouri State University

Jay W. Goff
Vice President for Enrollment and Retention Management
Saint Louis University Main Campus

Muriel A. Howard
President
AASCU

Carol Ivy
Owner/President
Up Your Image

Scott Jaschik
Editor
Inside Higher Education

Janet Judge
Partner
Holland & Knight

Walter Kimbrough
President
Dillard University

Nancy Kleniewski
President
State University of New York College at Oneonta

Christine Johnson-McPhail
President
The McPhail Group LLC

George Mehaffy
Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change
AASCU

Deborah F. Stanley
President
State University of New York College at Oswego

Harold Suire
President
Education, Research & Information Services, Inc. (ERI Services)

Steve Turner
President
Northeastern State University

James C. Votruba
President Emeritus and Professor of Educational Leadership
Northern Kentucky University

Alisa Renae White
President
Austin Peay State University


Registration Information
The registration fee of $750 (AASCU member institutions and $1,250 for non-member institutions) includes all program costs, materials, and meals during the two and a half day program.  Participants are responsible for paying their own travel and hotel costs.
 
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Program cancellations must be submitted in writing by 5 p.m. EST, May 2, 2016 in order to receive a refund minus a $250 administrative processing fee that will be deducted.  Cancellations received after May 2 will incur a $500 administrative processing fee.  Cancellations received after May 9 will forfeit the entire registration fee.  Forward a notification of cancellation to Danita Young at youngd@aascu.org or fax to (202) 478-5493.

Conference Mobile App
Participants will receive a link to download the conference mobile app prior to the meeting. The mobile app will include program materials, the list of participants, speakers, presentations, and all conference related information. 

Schedule top

Saturday, June 3

7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. - Dupont 
Breakfast and Welcome
Kenneth W. Dobbins, President Emeritus, Southeast Missouri State University, and Coordinator, Emerging Leaders Program
Opening Remarks: Muriel A. Howard, President, AASCU

8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. - Scott 
Opening General Session: Leadership Styles and Team Building        
Speaker: Kevin Dickson, Professor of Management, Southeast Missouri State University 

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - Foyer    
Break

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Dupont 
Lunch

1:15 p.m. – 4 p.m. - Scott 
Assessment Presentation                         
Facilitators: Christine Johnson-McPhail, President, The McPhail Group LLC
Harold Suire, Executive Vice President of Education, Emergenetics International

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. - Foyer    
Break

5:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.- Boveda/Scott     
Networking Reception and Dinner Program         
Presiding: Nancy Kleniewski, President, State University of New York at Oneonta
Speaker: Deborah F. Stanley, President, State University of New York College at Oswego and Chair AASCU Board of Directors

Sunday, June 4

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Dupont 
Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. - Scott 
Management & Leadership Issues: Enrollment Management & Student Affairs        
Speaker: Jay Goff, Vice President, Enrollment Management and Retention, Saint Louis University

9:45 a.m. – 12:00 noon - Scott 
Title IX and Sexual Violence                    
Speaker:  Janet Judge, Partner, Holland & Knight
This session will address Title IX history, language and introduction to three areas of coverage:  
• General discrimination on basis of sex
• Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, and
• Programmatic application to athletics

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Dupont 
Lunch

1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Scott 
Media Techniques and Discussions                
Bentley and Ivy, seasoned experts, will discuss effective communication with internal and external constituents and highlight the importance of creating a campus-wide agenda with one common message that is  communicated by all key players.  They will also provide and discuss examples and scenarios of effective communication with external constituencies.
Facilitators: Colleen Bentley, (Retired) Director of Special Projects, The California State University  
Carol Ivy, Owner/President, Up Your Image

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. - Foyer     
Break

3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.    
Management and Leadership Issues: Finance & Administration  
Speaker: Steve Turner, President, Northeastern State University, (Okla.)

5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. - Scott 
Management and Leadership Issues: Academic Affairs            
In this session, we will cover topics such as faculty workload, academic program establishment, periodic academic program review, faculty promotion and tenure, shared governance, and budget reduction strategies.
Speaker:  Alisa White, President, Austin Peay State University

Evening
Dinner on your own

Monday, June 5

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Dupont/Scott
President’s Roundtable and Networking Breakfast Discussion
Facilitators: Howard Cohen, Chancellor Emeritus, Purdue University Northwest (Ind.)  
Alisa White, President, Austin Peay State University  
Jim Votruba, President Emeritus, Northern Kentucky University
Kenneth W. Dobbins, President Emeritus, Southeast Missouri State  University, and Coordinator, Emerging Leaders Program

9:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - Scott 
Project Roundtables and Networking Part I        
Discussion Facilitators: Howard Cohen, Chancellor Emeritus, Purdue University Northwest (Ind.)  
Alisa White, President, Austin Peay State University  
Jim Votruba, President Emeritus, Northern Kentucky University
Kenneth W. Dobbins, President Emeritus, Southeast Missouri State  University, and Coordinator, Emerging Leaders Program

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Promenade
Networking Luncheon: Current Hot Topics in Higher Education & Q&A    
Every day when we read online Inside Higher Education or simply listen to the news, there are stories about how higher education is changing rapidly.   Some stories are issues about funding; others are about the challenges our campuses are having with changing student demographics and inclusion.   

Scott Jaschik will discuss and answer questions about the erosion of state support of higher education and the challenges it creates for AASCU institutions, the national post-election higher education platform, and other hot topics in higher education, Walter M. Kimbrough will speak about the growing questions around free speech on college campuses and what happens even when you believe the campus has prepared carefully for the arrival of a controversial speaker.  (Joint session with MLI)
Speakers: Scott  Jaschik, Editor, Inside Higher Education
Walter M. Kimbrough, President, Dillard University (MLI Class of 2002)

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Scott    
Resume and Letter of Application                 
Speaker:  George Mehaffy, Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change, AASCU

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Dupont    
Project Roundtables and Networking Part II
Discussion Facilitators: Howard Cohen, Chancellor Emeritus, Purdue University Northwest (Ind.)  
Alisa White, President, Austin Peay State University  
Jim Votruba, President Emeritus, Northern Kentucky University
Kenneth W. Dobbins, President Emeritus, Southeast Missouri State  University, and Coordinator, Emerging Leaders Program

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Scott
Closing Dinner Keynote: Advancing the Public Good     
Speaker: Jim Votruba, President Emeritus, Northern Kentucky University

Tuesday, June 6

7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Dupont    
Breakfast

8:00 a.m.  – 10:00 a.m. - Scott    
Managing Change                        
Speaker: Howard Cohen, Chancellor Emeritus, Purdue University Northwest (Ind.)

10:15 a.m.  – 11:15 a.m. - Scott      
Reflection and Adjusting Your Professional Goals        
Experience in ELP may have changed your professional goals submitted in your ELP application. This session will allow participants to reexamine their professional goals and make adjustments based on ELP participation.
Facilitator: Kenneth W. Dobbins, President Emeritus, Southeast Missouri State University, and Coordinator, Emerging Leaders Program

11:30 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m. - Scott    
Class Wrap-up                        
Facilitator: Kenneth W. Dobbins, President Emeritus, Southeast Missouri State University, and Coordinator, Emerging Leaders Program

12:15 p.m.        
Departure

Fees top

The registration fee is $750 for AASCU members and $1,250 for non-members. The fee includes program costs, materials and most meals during the 3-day program.  Participants are responsible for their own travel and hotel costs.

Accommodations top

The Westin Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
2350 M Street, NW 
Washington, DC, 20037
202-429-0100

The program begins on Saturday morning June 3 and ends after the closing luncheon on Tuesday, June 6.  As such, attendees should arrive at The Westin Georgetown by Friday evening for the opening session on Saturday, June 3 and depart on Tuesday afternoon, June 6.  Accommodations at The Westin Georgetown are required for all participants.  

Guests may reserve accommodations online at: 2017 AASCU Emerging Leaders Program (OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser) https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1606308402&key=147BACBC
    
When calling The Westin Georgetown, mention that you are with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU’s Emerging Leaders Program) to be assured of the $249 group rate per night plus applicable taxes currently 14.5%.  To obtain this rate, please book your room by Friday, May 11, 2016.  Room reservations after May 11 will be on a space available basis and may be at a higher rate. Reservations must be canceled three days prior to scheduled arrival to avoid a penalty of one night’s room charge and tax.  (Before canceling, please call Danita Young at AASCU, (202) 478-4677, so another guest can be accommodated if there is a waiting list.)

Check-in at the hotel is at 3 p.m. and checkout is at Noon.  

Dress Code - Business Casual


Airport Travel

Reagan National Airport (DCA)
Taxis from National Airport cost approximately $20-25. It takes 15 minutes to get to the hotel.

Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Taxis from Dulles International Airport cost approximately $60-$65. It takes between 45 minutes to an hour to get to the hotel.

Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI)
Taxis from Baltimore Washington Airport cost approximately $70. It takes between 1 hour and 1 hour and 30 minutes to get to the hotel.

Hertz Rental Car

Call Hertz Meeting Sales Desk at 1-800-654-2240 and use the Hertz CV#011B0081 when making reservations. Discounted rates are from May 28 through June 13, 2017, subject to car availability. Reservations can also be made online using www.hertz.com.  Rates available from National, Dulles and Baltimore Airports and all Washington area locations.

At the time of reservation, meeting rates will be automatically compared to other Hertz rates and the best rate will apply.

Meeting rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended, blackout dates may apply. Government surcharges, taxes, tax reimbursement, airport related fees, vehicle licensing fees and optional items, such as refueling or additional driver fees, are extra. Minimum rental age is 20 (age differential charge for 20-24 applies).  Standard rental conditions and qualifications apply.  Vehicles must be returned to the renting location.

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