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Just announced: Inaugural Emerging Leader Institute to take place in Chicago, June 2016

November 19, 2015 3:09 PM | ACHE Home Office (Administrator)

ACHE will hold it's first annual Emerging Leader Institute in Chicago, Illinois, June 13-16 on the campus of Loyola University Chicago. Announced during the ACHE Annual Conference in St. Louis, the Institute continues the association's commitment to investing in our collective expertise to engage in the ongoing development of continuing education leadership; mentoring new leadership with a combination of best practice and learning from the experience of seasoned professionals; and facilitating access to our international network of higher education experts.

The inaugural 2016 Emerging Leader Institute enables our best and brightest, whether new to the CE field or new to leadership, to learn, network and dialogue with a full agenda of national experts, as well as engage in guided career development.

Seminar Speakers include:
  • Rev. Michael Garanzini, SJ. Chancellor, Loyola University Chicago
  • Dr. Paul Leblanc. President, Southern New Hampshire University
  • Dr. Roger MacLean. Dean, School of Extended & Lifelong Learning, University of Montana
The Emerging Leader Institute will provide the opportunity to:
  • Meet leaders in higher education innovation for discussion of relevant, contemporary issues.
  • Network with other emerging continuing education leaders from across the country.
  • Sharpen focus on professional pathways in higher education.

In this three-day institute, participants will attend sessions led by leaders in higher education, as well as supporting seminars for a combination of practical and theoretical approaches to professional development.


$1950 for ACHE Members ($2450 for Nonmembers), includes program, room and board.

Interested applicants are asked to submit the following materials for consideration in the 2016 ACHE ELI cohort:

1) A 250-500 letter of introduction, providing background, including:

  • A short biography
  • Description of your current professional role, as well as your professional goals
  • Personal philosophy on higher education leadership

2) A resume or CV

3) A letter of recommendation from one of the following:

  • A direct supervisor
  • An ACHE colleague
  • A Dean, Provost or President

4) Letter of support to finance participation in ELI from your institution, OR a letter stating your intention to personally finance participation

Please submit materials to by January 29, 2016.

Questions? Please email Bill Boozang (

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