Presented in partnership with ACUHO–I, ACUI, and NIRSA, the 2021 Aspiring Directors Institute will be a three-week virtual program during the weeks of July 12–30. Each week will include one focused day of content delivery, along with structured opportunities for discussions, meaning making, and relationship building throughout.

Attendees will explore:

  • Strategies and skill sets that support advancement in the profession.
  • Relevant trends impacting higher education with a lens of social justice and equity woven throughout topics including organizational development, planning, and fiscal management.
  • Competency development in professional supervision; assessment and goal setting; and navigating institutional dynamics to manage resources effectively.
  • Networking opportunities with a cohort of cross-functional peers who can support you through your journey.

This seminar is designed for mid-level professionals who aspire to higher level positions in student affairs. Focusing on career advancement in higher education and preparing employees to be senior leaders is good for everyone: the organization, the students, the campus community, and the individuals looking to advance.

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Schedule

Below you will find the tentative schedule. More details will be made available as they are finalized. Please note that all times are Eastern.

Week One

Tuesday, July 13

Noon–1 p.m. – Welcome and Introductions
1:15–1:45 p.m. – Opening Keynote
2–3 p.m. – Panel Discussion
3:15–4:15 p.m. – Small Group Discussion
4:30–5:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion

Thursday, July 15

3–4 p.m. – Informal Networking

Friday, July 16

Noon–1 p.m. – Roundtable Discussions

Week Two

Tuesday, July 20

Noon–12:45 p.m. – Keynote Speaker
1–2 p.m. – Panel Discussion
2:15–3:15 p.m. – Small Group Discussion
3:30–4:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion
4:30–5 p.m. – Small Group Discussion

Thursday, July 22

3–4 p.m. – Informal Networking

Friday, July 23

Noon–1 p.m. – Roundtable Discussions

Week Three

Tuesday, July 27

Noon–12:45 p.m. – Keynote Speaker
1–2 p.m. – Panel Discussion
2:15–3:15 p.m. – Small Group Discussion
3:30–4:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion
4:30–5 p.m. – Small Group Discussion

Thursday, July 29

3–4 p.m. – Closing Celebration

Registration

Registration includes access to all educational sessions, networking opportunities throughout this virtual event, and resources shared by faculty, presenters, and attendees.

Early Registration (through June 30)

  • Member rate: $300
  • Nonmember rate: $400

Regular Registration (starting July 1)

  • Member rate: $400
  • Nonmember rate: $500

Register Now

NOTE: Registration is being hosted by ACUHO-I. To register, you will need to complete the steps to create profile on their website, and under the Organization Information section, select "I am affiliated with an organization" and type in ACUI. Once your profile is created, you will then be able to return to the event's registration process. Members of ACUHO-I, ACUI, and/or NIRSA will receive member rates for registration. 

Please contact Justin Rudisille with any questions at jrudisille@acui.org.