Preconference Programs

Executive Presence: The Dream is Real
Saturday, March 18, 3–7 p.m.
Fee: $100 member/$130 nonmembers
Preregistration required
Enhance your path to leadership in higher education by forging a strong personal brand through Executive Presence. Serving as a foundation for the session’s content, Sylvia Ann Hewlett’s Executive Presence will guide the discussion for women to explore their next "step." Participants will receive access to an online survey prior to the session and a copy of Executive Presence upon checkin.

Moving Forward: Men of Color Workshop
Saturday, March 18, 3–7 p.m.
Fee: $75 member/$100 nonmembers
Preregistration required
To help build a support network for men of color in the profession, this program will create a space for conversation and strategy, as well as provide support and resources to increase retention and success in the field. Participants will explore practices to enhance networking skills for men of color, how to navigate obstacles as a man of color for positive outcomes, and how to be politically savvy in the profession.

Contracts and Tenant Relations in the Student Union
Sunday, March 19, 8 a.m.–Noon
Fee: $35 member/$65 nonmembers
Preregistration required
Managing tenant space in a student union setting isn't new, but recent trends show that union budgets have become increasingly dependent on this revenue stream. This preconference session will provide attendees with information on soliciting tenants, drafting contracts and subleases, developing rental rates, identifying insurance needs, and developing positive tenant relationships.

Putting it into Practice: Future Priorities for Leadership Education
Sunday, March 19, 8 a.m.–Noon
Fee: $35 member/$65 nonmembers
Preregistration required
Discourse, programming, and resources around leadership education seem to be everywhere. Our challenge as practitioners is to develop a holistic understanding of leadership education and apply that to our practice for the benefit of both student learning and our own professional development. Join us for a thorough review of the Inter-Association Leadership Education Collaborative, its recommendations for future priorities, and an example from one campus that has started this work. Attendees will consider relevant research and recommendations to develop their own plan for action, as well as reflect on the role of ACUI in advancing this important work.

Creating a Space for Student Activism

Sunday, March 19, 8 a.m.–Noon
Fee: $35 member/$65 nonmembers
Preregistration required
The campus-based movements of the 1960s are often the reference point for the connection between student activism and social change. However, a pre-1960s perspective shows that each period of structural and cultural transition from the founding of the United States to today has a corresponding story of campus protest and dissent.

Updated Oct. 2, 2016