2011 AACTE Leadership Academy
The third annual AACTE Leadership Academy, which lasted from June 26-30, served as a training ground for dozens of new deans and education administrators. Participants originated from 33 states and 55 individual educational institutions, to create a centralized learning platform for developing superior leadership skills, more concrete institutional structures, and highly effective professional networks. The 3.5-day event, hosted in Seattle, Washington, was led by a number of distinguished professionals of Higher Ed., including Dr. Deneese Jones, Dean of the College of Education and Human Services here at Longwood University. Together, Dr. Jones and other AACTE faculty collaborated with participants in both large and small group form. This format allowed both broad administrative topics to be addressed, including conflict resolution, budgets, time and stress management, and leadership skills; as well as more customized and private group sessions on topics ranging from decision-making strategies, managing external resources, and alternative routes and clinical preparation. The event has been deemed a success yet again and the organization plans to continue its campaign again next year, June 24-28, in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information or reference to the AACTE Advisor online blog, please visit http://www.aacte.org.