AACC’s First-Class Professional Development

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) annual meeting is among the largest and most dynamic gatherings of educational leaders, attracting more than 2,000 community college presidents and senior administrators, as well as international educators, representatives of business/industry and federal agencies. The 99th Annual AACC Convention will feature a number of pre-conference workshops, aimed at enhancing  leadership skills and providing a deep dive into timely issues.

This year’s workshops include:

Chance Favors the Prepared: Data Protection Strategies in Higher Education
Saturday, April 13: 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Presented by AACC and Educause

Not a day goes by without a news media report of a data breach. No matter the defenses employed, it seems inevitable that an information security event will happen on campus. This session will briefly explore the current state of data breaches in higher education and the threats facing campuses today, review the information security incident response process and highlight the parts of the response process that college leaders must know, and discuss data protection strategies. The purpose of the session is not to scare, but to inform participants and help them to think strategically about the information security and data privacy issues facing community colleges today.

Measuring Quality: How Can I Use Data to Improve?
Saturday, April 13: 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Presented by AACC and the Community College Research Center

This half-day session will provide community college leaders with approaches to more effectively use data to drive student success in institutional improvement efforts. Attendees will learn how to better identify achievement gaps, use early indicators to identify student populations at risk of not being successful, set appropriate improvement targets, and better evaluate the return on investment for student success initiatives. Experts in community college data use will share real-life examples and approaches the attendees will be able to use at their institutions.

New CEO Academy
Friday, April 12: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 13: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
AACC’s New CEO Academy is designed for CEOs in their first year of the job.  Session content covers trends and issues facing community colleges and includes those topics that previous new CEOs have indicated that they wish they knew more about before beginning the presidency.  Learn directly from retired, seasoned, and new CEOs with a track record of success.

Others to consider:

Strategic and Equity-Centered Leadership: The Cornerstone of Organizational Transformation
Presented by National Asian Pacific Islander Council, National Council on Black American Affairs, and National Community College Hispanic Council

Embracing Diversity and Equity: Best Practices in Community Colleges
Presented by AACC

Blaze Your Trail to the Presidency
Presented by the Association of Community College Trustees

Click here to register for the 2019 AACC Annual Conference.

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