Conference Update:

We are planning to hold the Leadership in Higher Education Conference as scheduled on October 1-3, 2020. In case travel or public events are restricted at that time, we will have a virtual conference option. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will communicate any updates.

Bringing Innovative Strategies and Best Practices to Light

“When you work in academia, many times you feel certain events only happen to you. After this conference, I left feeling supported, not isolated, and the other attendees confirmed they also experience the same occurrences I do. The conference content was outstanding, and the opportunity to network with others in academia was amazing!”

—Margaret Vivoda, PhD, MBA, Dean of Academic Affairs, Keiser University, Daytona Beach Campus, 2018 Conference Attendee

Working in higher education begs the need for innovation and inspiration. Are you interested in strategies to motivate your staff and foster student success? Are you seeking out a more senior position? With a wide range of programming and networking opportunities, the 2020 Leadership in Higher Education Conference will help you learn how to take the next steps to expand and improve your career or department’s efficiency.

Whether you are a new leader or a seasoned administrator in higher education, this conference offers you the opportunity to learn innovative strategies, trends, and best practices for effectively managing staff and resources.

The Leadership in Higher Education Conference was created in 2015 to foster learning and collaboration among aspiring and long-term leaders. The 2020 conference includes an impressive lineup of nationally recognized experts, programming for both mid-career and new leaders, as well as a new Next Steps Action Center to mentor you through the strategies you plan to implement.

With programming designed to support your leadership development, this gathering of higher education professionals is essential for professional development and includes preconference workshops, concurrent sessions, poster sessions, and vendor exhibits.




Diverse Programming to Meet Leadership Needs

Join us in Baltimore for the 2020 Leadership in Higher Education Conference to collaborate with like-minded peers from across the country. This year’s conference focuses on both academic and administrative leadership with seven unique conference tracks:

  • Academic Leadership and Professional Development
  • Administrative Leadership and Professional Development
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Compliance
  • Institutional Evaluation and Assessment
  • Hiring, Development, and Retention
  • Institutional Culture and Climate
  • Special Topics in Academic Leadership

NEW in 2020

We are pleased to offer the following new initiatives for the 2020 conference:

  • Specially priced registration packages designed to support your requirements and budget
  • Programming specific for new leaders and mid-career leaders
  • Programming focused on application of leadership principles
  • Next Steps Action Center

Expand Your Leadership Network

“The experienced and articulate plenary sessions presenters shared valuable, deeper, and most current insights into the state of affairs in higher education that helped formulate key take-away and implementation ideas.”

—Mamta Saxena, Director, Assessment, Northeastern University, 2018 Conference Attendee

The key to leadership success is the willingness to learn from others and collaborate. The 2020 Leadership in Higher Education Conference gives you the opportunity to do both. You’ll be surrounded by like-minded leaders who are passionate about their institutions and higher education as a whole. Connect with higher education leadership experts and expose yourself to new perspectives and strategies. We limit registration to ensure a manageable size conducive to one-on-one networking, coaching, and instruction.

An Affordable Learning Experience

Juggling budgets and facing constraints seems to be the new normal for academic leaders, which is why the 2020 Leadership in Higher Education Conference is an affordable option. While average conference registration fees climb upward, you can participate in interdisciplinary programming, leadership workshops and networking events without putting a major dent in your college or departmental budget. With team pricing available, this conference is the most cost-effective way to train new and seasoned leaders, deans, department chairs and administrators.

Why Should You Attend?

Do you need inspiration and motivation to excel in a new or existing leadership position? Are you seeking out new strategies to implement at your institution? Do you feel overwhelmed by your leadership role? Find inspiration, best practices, innovative strategies, and more at the 2020 Leadership in Higher Education Conference.

Sessions are especially geared toward:

  • Department chairs
  • Division heads
  • Deans
  • Academic or Administrative leaders
  • Program or project directors
  • Provosts
  • Faculty aspiring to leadership



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