ACL 2018 Summer Institute
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The Eighth Annual ACL Institute creates a unique opportunity for leaders in higher education collaboration to share their experiences and learn from one another through an interactive, social, and structured approach to training participants on the research and practice of effective consortia leadership. More than 120 consortium leaders, college and university presidents, and others engaged in collaboration across higher education have participated in the ACL Institute. It's your turn!

 Export to Your Calendar 6/10/2018 to 6/13/2018
When: 6:00 PM
Where: Host: Associated Colleges of the South
Conference space and hotel to be announced
Atlanta, Georgia 
United States

Online registration is available until: 4/27/2018
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Institute fees include hotel stay and most meals during the Institute.


Member: $2,250

Non-member: $2,750


All deposits and fees for the 2018 Summer Institute are non-refundable. Forfeited registration fees may be used as credit for use in a future event registration fee, and will be evaluated on case-by-case basis. Registration fees may be transferable in with ACL approval and evaluated individually.




Over the course of three days, you will learn what makes collaboration work; what derails it; and how to engage in consortial work through a curriculum that ensures participants understand a body of knowledge leading to effective collaboration. 


The curriculum covers:

  • An overview of consortial leadership, highlighting a range of organizational structures across consortia
  • Collaboration, leadership, governance and vision
  • Strategic planning, action plans and assessment to bring mission and goals into reality
  • Communicating within and about the consortium - strategies and tactics for sharing your good work
  • Financial strategies and techniques

Capstone Project:

Participants will work on a capstone project through the entire institute, and leave the institute with clear action plans and a way forward to implement their project upon returning to their organization.




ACL Institute faculty are leaders in higher education collaboration who have expertise in their subject area and deep experience in consortial work.


Summer 2018 Institute Faculty include:

Claire Ramsbottom, Executive Director, Colleges of the Fenway; President, ACL

Barbara McFadden, Principle, McFadden, Rocklin, And Associates

Stig Lanesskog, President, Claremont University Consortium; Board Member, ACL

Beth Moy, Executive Director, Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education; Vice President, ACL

R. Owen Williams, President, Associated Colleges of the South; Board Member, ACL 


2018 Summer Institute Schedule Draft (subject to modification)