Conferences and Leadership Development

AASCU creates professional development opportunities for member presidents and chancellors and their spouses and partners, along with complementary programs and services for the presidential leadership team and for women and racial/ethnic minorities who aspire to leadership roles. AASCU undertakes a systematic approach to fostering new leaders who will contribute to academic quality and educational innovation.
Upcoming Meetings
GRC 2016 Funding Competitiveness Conference February 17, 2016 - February 20, 2016
Washington, DC

Hosted by the AASCU Grants Resource Center
This exclusive event in the nation’s capital provides a forum for research and sponsored programs officers, senior administrators and faculty to connect with funders, area experts and colleagues from across the country. Read More >>
2016 Communications Conference for Senior Professionals March 29, 2016 - March 31, 2016
Washington, D.C.

This conference is designed especially for senior public relations and marketing professionals at schools that are members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. In addition to programming, the conference offers the opportunity to network with your colleagues from similar schools around the country.  Read More >> AASCU’s Regional Symposium - Investing for Change: A Holistic Approach to Enrollment, Revenue and Retention April 07, 2016 - April 08, 2016
Charlotte, NC

2016 AASCU Regional Symposium
Made possible by the generous support of Royall & Company

With AASCU institutions facing ongoing financial pressures, shifting demographics, and the growing complexity of other issues, it is especially important to develop strategic and realistic enrollment goals. Read More >>
2016 Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Meeting Organized by ADP, TDC, and NASPA June 02, 2016 - June 04, 2016
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown • Indianapolis, Indiana

The ADP, TDC and NASPA communities will partner to increase the breadth and depth of the civic learning and engagement work that we are all committed to across our institutions—both public and private. All three organizations are dedicated to ensuring that students graduate from our colleges and universities prepared to be the informed, engaged citizens that our communities and our democracy need. Fostering academic and student affairs partnerships and collaborations on our individual campuses and across our initiatives and associations is imperative to this mutual goal. Read More >> 2016 Japan Studies Institute June 06, 2016 - June 19, 2016
San Diego State University

Join your colleagues from both two and four year institutions around the country for a two-week intensive Summer Institute focused on the study of modern Japan. The Japan Studies Institute (JSI) allows faculty to learn from scholars, business leaders, artists and journalists about Japanese civilization, history, language, business and education. Read More >> 2016 Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) Institute June 11, 2016 - June 14, 2016
Washington, D.C.

The purpose of the Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) is to prepare, enhance and advance the prospect for qualified candidates, who have progressed in their professional careers, to compete successfully, for positions of president or chancellor at universities or colleges, public or private. Read More >> 2016 Summer Council of Presidents July 09, 2016 - July 12, 2016
Portland, Oregon

AASCU’s Summer Council is the premier leadership event for the presidential audience. Join AASCU colleagues at our annual summer retreat to explore topics related to life in the presidency. 

Our Summer Council theme focuses on “Navigating 21st Century Leadership: The Influence and Inspiration Imperative.
Spouses/partners will join presidents and chancellors for major sessions and also have opportunities to discuss their shared interests and roles.
Summer Council attendance is limited to current presidents and chancellors of member institutions, family members and guests. Read More >>
2016 New Presidents Academy July 25, 2016 - July 29, 2016
La Jolla, California

THE Leadership Program for State College and University Presidents
The AASCU New Presidents Academy is tailored to the distinctive needs of presidents and chancellors who lead state colleges and universities. Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet with your state university peers in a learning environment that is supportive, engaging and tailored to the specific challenges that a first-time president is likely to face. Read More >>


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