Association for Collaborative Leadership

The resource for collaboration in higher education.

Upcoming events

    • 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.   

    • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Webinar

    Consortium leaders, staff members, and member institution representatives often find themselves in-between and in the middle - of multiple and varied plans, priorities, collaboratives, disagreements, and even stakeholders. We have organized our next Association for Collaborative Leadership webinar to focus on how individuals can effectively manage individual and consortial change and influence while serving both as a leader and follower. We hope you will join us for our January webinar titled "Leading From The Middle" on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 12 Noon Eastern.

    Panelists Allen Linton II, Director of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Deborah Obalil, President & Executive Director, the Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design, and Dorothy Meaney, Director of Tisch Library, Tufts University, will share their insights and recommendations. The panel discussion will be moderated by James Yankech, Ph.D., faculty member of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business and ACL Member.

    Objectives of the webinar include:

    • Identifying interpersonal and organizational dynamics and challenges associated with leading consortia from the middle

    • Discussing the qualities an individual needs to effectively lead from the middle

    • Listing strategies to enhance success of leading from the middle

    Related topics include:
    • Leading through/up/across/down
    • Business intelligence
    • The role of a boundary spanner
    • Leading by example 
    • Followership 

Past events

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 ACL 2020: Reimagining Collaboration in Times of Uncertainty
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
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 ACL Procurement/Purchasing Community of Practice
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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