New Presidents' Academy

Monday, July 25, 2011 to Friday, July 29, 2011
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

The New Presidents’ Academy, a special leadership opportunity designed for new AASCU presidents and chancellors, is responsive to the needs of the position and the person.

The emphasis of the Academy will be on the establishment of a strong presidential base. It is designed to provide both the know-how and the tools to forge a solid presidency.

About the Conference

The New Presidents’ Academy, a special leadership opportunity designed for new AASCU presidents and chancellors, is responsive to the needs of the position and the person.
The emphasis of the Academy will be on the establishment of a strong presidential base. It is designed to provide both the know-how and the tools to forge a solid presidency. It will be an intensive, highly focused program, a group of tightly connected topics and experiences. The focus is on the first 500 days, developing and enhancing skills that will carry participants through their presidential career.

Eligibility

Presidents and chancellors at AASCU member institutions who are serving in this capacity for the first time and who assumed their presidencies within the past two years (i.e., since spring 2009).

For more information, contact:
Chris Bitting

Vice President for Membership Services
Phone: (202) 478-4644
Fax: (202) 296-5819
bittingc@aascu.org


 

Schedule top

MONDAY, JULY 25 
  Arrivals
6 p.m. Welcome Reception and Dinner
Orientation to the Academy
 
TUESDAY, JULY 26 
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Breakfast and Lunch as a Group
  Program Sessions
Evening Group Dinner
 
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Breakfast and Lunch as a Group
Program Sessions
Evening Group Dinner
 
THURSDAY, JULY 28 
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Breakfast and Lunch as a Group
Program Sessions
Evening Dinner on Your Own
 
FRIDAY, JULY 29 
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Breakfast and Lunch as a Group
Program Sessions
Evening Reception, Dinner and Graduation
Program
 
SATURDAY, JULY 30 
  Departures
 

Fees top

The registration fee of $1,900 includes all Academy program costs, materials, and meals during the four and a half day program. (This fee is competitive with the comparable programs that are not designed especially for AASCU presidents and chancellors.) Participants are responsible for paying their own travel and hotel costs.

Registration Information top

The registration fee of $1,900 includes all Academy program costs, materials, and meals during the four and a half day program. (This fee is competitive with the comparable programs that are not designed especially for AASCU presidents and chancellors.) Participants are responsible for paying their own travel and hotel costs.

  • Register online using AASCU’s new registration system
  • Download Registration Form (pdf), to be mailed or faxed to (202) 296-5819 by June 24, 2011
    If you wish to register after June 24, call Chris Bitting at (202) 478-4644.
  • Contact Deborah Skelton at (202) 478-4646 to register for this meeting.

Payment should be submitted to AASCU before the Academy but need not accompany the registration form. Sorry, we cannot accept telephone or e-mail registrations.


Accommodations top

Grand Geneva
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Phone: (262) 248-8811
Toll-free reservations: 1-800-558-3417


Room Rate

When calling Grand Geneva, mention that you are with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities to be assured of our group rate of $199 per night, taxes, and a campus fee of $15 per night which covers access to the fitness center, wireless internet, telephone calls, and transportation on the conference center grounds. 

Reservations may also be made on line through Grand Geneva’s website (grandgeneva.com) using the group reservations code—AASCU.

Hotel Reservation Deadline

Reservations should be made before Friday, June 24 to be assured of our group rate. Room reservations after that date will be on a space available basis and may be at a higher rate. Reservations must be cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty of one night’s room charge and tax.

 


Transportation
The airports closest to Grand Geneva are Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) (about an hour away) and Chicago’s O’Hare Airport (ORD) (about 90 minutes away). 

 

Shuttle services to the hotel are available from both airports.

Discount rates, starting at $78.75 one way (including gratuity), are available via the Grand Geneva
Airport Transportation Portal through Go Airport Connections


Car Rental
For rental car reservations, call the Hertz Meeting Sales Desk at 800.654.2240 and provide Hertz
CV#011B0074.
 

Note: All Academy events will be held at Grand Geneva or will have transportation provided by AASCU, so you will not need a rental car for any purpose other than airport transportation. 

Cancellation & Refund Policytop

Please advise AASCU immediately if a participant must cancel. Registration fee will be refunded with no cancellation penalty.

Accommodations:

Hotel cancellations must be received at least 72 hours before scheduled arrival in order to avoid a penalty equal to one night's room and tax. (Before canceling, call Chris Bitting at AASCU,(202) 4678-4644, so another guest can be accommodated if there is a waiting list.) 

REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE

  • Alex WoodPresident's Office and Spouse Programs Associatewooda@aascu.org(202) 478-4645

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