Association for Collaborative Leadership

The resource for collaboration in higher education.

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, November 05, 2019
    • 10:30 AM (EST)
    • Thursday, December 31, 2020
    • (EST)
    • Remote Location - Provided Upon Request

    ACL Purchasing Meetings occur from 10:30 – 11:30 EST on the first Tuesday of every month:

    • November 5, 2019
    • December 3, 2019
    • January 7, 2020
    • February 4, 2020
    • March 3, 2020
    • April 7, 2020
    • May 5, 2020
    • June 2, 2020

    For information on the monthly ACL Procurement/Purchasing Community of Practice call, or to request to join the call, please contact Katy Thomas, Strategic Partnership Director, at

    • Friday, September 11, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Thursday, May 01, 2025
    • (EDT)

    Why sponsor the Association for Collaborative Leadership?

    For 50 years, ACL has served as the recognized authority on consortial leadership and collaboration in higher education, providing its members with specialized expertise, knowledge, and training so they can successfully lead their higher education partnerships.  Our organization brings together 50 of these consortia worldwide, representing 400 of the world’s preeminent public and private colleges that span 2-year and 4-year undergraduate institutions to major research universities and represent over 2.8 million undergraduate and graduate students and over 678,000 employees.   

    • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Friday, October 30, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 16 sessions
    • Virtual

    Registration for the 2020 ACL Annual Conference is now open!

    ACL is excited to announce that this year's Annual Conference will be presented virtually! All of the same great collaboration and networking opportunities will be delivered on October 27-30, 2020

    ACL 2020 will include programs that highlight collaborative approaches to addressing the important issues of COVID-19 and its impact on consortia and their members, as well as race and justice; sessions addressing the relationship between consortia, their members, and local, regional, and state politics; and sessions for emerging consortium leaders and consortium staff. 

    And it wouldn't be an ACL conference without opportunities to connect with colleagues! Join us for the virtual Collaboration Showcase, Chai and Chat, and a happy hour.

    Additional details will be released as they become available. Make sure to reserve your spot today! 

     Registration Type  Ticket Details  Price
     ACL Member Price  1st participant of member consortium  $225
     Additional ACL Member Price  Available to additional participants only after the 1st participant has registered  $75
     Non-Member Ticket  Non-members   $500

Past events

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 ACL Coffee Hour - Title IX - Exploring Creative Opportunities for Collaboration
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 ACL Webinar - Technology Series - Choosing A Cloud Document Storage System
Friday, June 12, 2020 ACL Coffee Hour - Title IX - Addressing the New Regulations
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 ACL Webinar - Technology Series - Comparison of Office 365 and Google Gsuite
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 ACL Webinar - Higher Education Business Model - a Balancing Act Across Competing Priorities
Friday, May 15, 2020 ACL Coffee Hour - Moving Affinity Groups, Board Meetings, and Professional Development programs Online
Friday, May 08, 2020 ACL Coffee Hour - Communicating Consortial Value During COVID-19
Friday, May 01, 2020 ACL Coffee Hour - Campus Mental Health Support
Friday, April 24, 2020 ACL Coffee Hour - Open Session
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 ACL Webinar - Vendor Management - You May Be in the Cloud, but You Still Can’t Outsource Accountability
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 ACL Webinar - COVID-19 & Your Consortium: An Open Dialogue (ACL Members Only)
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 ACL Webinar - Business Models and Financial Fundamentals for Consortia
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 ACL Annual Conference 2019 - Communication, Collaboration, and Community: Looking to the Future
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Leading an Equity-minded Consortium: Including and Presenting Diverse Voices
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 2019 Association for Collaborative Leadership Northeast Regional Meeting
Sunday, June 16, 2019 ACL 2019 Summer Institute
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 ACL Webinar - "Surviving Presidential Turnover. President-Proofing Your Consortium"
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 ACL Webinar: Managing Change to Sustain Collaboration

Association for Collaborative Leadership is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

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