2023 Leadership Academy

When:  Jul 30, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM (ET)

AACTE’s Leadership Academy is a unique opportunity for deans, department chairs, and other administrators and faculty to enhance their leadership skills, address current issues, and build a professional peer network. At this year’s Leadership Academy, attendees will participate in strategic conversation that will empower you to return to your campus with elevated narratives, best practices, and tactics to deliver across your institution and continue critical discussion with refreshed and innovative perspectives, approaches, and results. 

Achieve Your Goals 

Attendees will engage with higher education thought leaders, expand their network of supportive colleagues and peers, and develop strategies together. This academy will ensure that AACTE deans, department and program chairs, and other academic leaders are prepared to successfully navigate their roles and responsibilities on campus and achieve their goals and vision for the future of educator preparation. 

Schedule at a Glance 

Sunday, July 30 

  • Opening keynote and reception 


Monday, July 31 

  • Leading innovation and change 

  • Strategic finance, university budgeting, and fundraising  


Tuesday, August 1 

  • Partnerships, collaboration, and external relations  

  • Creating a supportive, inclusive, and successful climate on campus  

  • Case clinics 


Wednesday, August 2 

  • Communication within a university  

  • Successfully navigating the political environment 

  • Design thinking 

  • Accountability in a “fail fast” environment 


Thursday, August 3 

  • Maintaining momentum 

  • Managing staff and administration 

  • Strategic doing 

  • Appreciative inquiry 


New Deans Academy

Thursday Evening 

  • Networking reception and keynote, followed by dinner 


Friday, August 4 

  • Do’s and Don’ts in your first 180 days 

  • Assessing, building and developing your team  

  • Understanding critical contexts 


Leadership Academy

Members $899

Additional Registrants at Same Institution $799

Non-Members $1,449

New Deans Academy

(Leadership Academy Registration Required)

Members $199

Non-Members $499


1405 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202