Early- to mid-career academic and administrative emerging leaders who are exploring opportunities to advance to mid-level administrative positions.
This year’s program will take place April 2021 to December 2021.
All programming will be delivered virtually, including:
The cohort is limited to 25 participants.
ELP is designed to prepare the next generation of higher education administrators to be effective leaders; to view every decision through a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens; and to further their institutions’ path to equitable student success.
Applications for the 2021 cohort are due Friday, March 12, 2021, and must include:
Experience in ELP allows participants to determine where they fit in the academy and to envision what their career path might look like, including a concrete next step. Participants graduate with the skills, connections, and support necessary to navigate the transition to administrative roles and also gain a national
network of motivated peers.
Additionally, ELP provides the opportunity for participants to assess their individual leadership style and strengths and to apply the skills learned in the instructional portion of the program to a project/initiative on their home campus over the course of the
The 2021 program will cover the following topic areas:
ELP has convened an impressive faculty of current and former presidents and chancellors and content experts. Charles Welch, president, Arkansas State University System, and chair of the AASCU Board of Directors, serves as coordinator of ELP.
Examples of university projects include the following:
The registration fee covers the virtual program and all materials.
Scholarships are available to accepted applicants from qualifying institutions.
Register no later than April 9, 2021.
Cancellations received in writing by March 30 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received by April 4 will incur the above administrative fees. Refunds are not available for cancellations after April 4. Email Susannah Rodrigue at
firstname.lastname@example.org and include “ELP Cancellation” in the subject line.
Refunds are processed 30 days from date of cancellation.
Kathleen ScottVice President for Leadership Development and Partnerships
Susannah RodrigueProgram Manager for Partnerships and Leadership Development
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