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
2019 Academic Affairs Winter Meeting February 07, 2019 - February 09, 2019
Amelia Island, Florida

"Leading Change: The What and the How"
Higher education is confronting a series of challenges: reduced funding, increased expectations, growing skepticism, alarming polarization, rapidly developing technology, and burgeoning competition. Whatever the pressure, the result is invariable the same. These challenges require institutional change, and often radical or transformational change. These challenges pose two core questions: what changes are needed, and how do we accomplish those changes?  

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2019 AASCU/NAFSA Institute for Senior International Officers February 18, 2019 - February 20, 2019
Washington, D.C.

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators are pleased to announce the 2019 Institute for Senior International Officers.

Designed for senior international officers (SIOs) working on AASCU member campuses, the institute offers participants an introduction to, and examination of the key skills and knowledge a SIO must master as a leader of internationalization at a public comprehensive college or university. Read More >>
2019 GRC Funding Summit February 19, 2019 - February 22, 2019
Washington, D.C.

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 >> 2019 Communications Conference for Senior Professionals March 19, 2019 - March 21, 2019
Washington, D.C.

Strategic Communication for Public Higher Ed: Evolving to Meet Our Times
In these tumultuous times, it is crucial for communications professionals to work together to advance their institutions' agendas and to show the value of public higher education. In a constantly evolving political environment, what hot-button topics should we address? What issues are important to our stakeholders, and what are the most effective methods and channels for us to reach them? How do we best communicate the crucial role public higher education plays as a driver of economic development and upward mobility? Read More >>
2019 Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) Institute May 31, 2019 - June 04, 2019
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 >> 2019 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) Meeting June 05, 2019 - June 08, 2019
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

AASCU's American Democracy Project (ADP) and NASPA are committed to advancing the civic engagement movement in higher education. Join us in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for our annual conference which brings together faculty, student affairs professionals, senior campus administrators, students and community partners. Together we will ensure that students graduate from our colleges and universities--both public and private--prepared to be the informed, engaged citizens that our communities and our democracy need. Read More >>

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