The Leading Through Change Symposium, is a unique opportunity for mid- to senior-level higher education professionals to refine their leadership skills within environments of change, innovation, and adaptability.

With dedicated educational and networking opportunities, attendees will return to campus with ideas, tools, and networks to inspire teams, operate more effectively, and lead through change.  ACUI and NCCI (Network for Change and Continuous Innovation) are excited to partner for this inaugural program to support higher education leaders in their learning development.  

This symposium—originally scheduled for December 12–14—will need to be rescheduled. We are looking tentatively to host the program during the week of January 23–27 and hope to confirm specific dates and times soon. 


Below is the current tentative schedule for the program. All times are listed in Eastern.

Tuesday, January 24
  • 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. – Welcome and Opening Session: Psychology of Change
  • 12:45–1 p.m. – Break
  • 1–1:45 p.m. – Networking and Small Group Discussion
  • 1:45–2 p.m. – Break
  • 2–3:15 p.m. – Session: Authentic, Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
  • 3:15–3:30 p.m. – Break
  • 3:30–4:30 p.m. – Small Group Discussion

Wednesday, January 25
  • 12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m. – Session: Communication Strategies and Coalition Building
  • 1:45–2 p.m. – Break
  • 2–2:45 p.m. – Small Group Discussion
  • 2:45–3 p.m. – Break
  • 3–3:45 p.m. – Session: Allocating Staff and Financial Resources
  • 3:45–4 p.m. – Break
  • 4–4:45 p.m. – Small Group Discussion

Thursday, January 26
  • 12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m. – Session: Strategically Aligning Goals, Evidence-Based Decision Making
  • 1:45–2 p.m. – Break
  • 2–2:45 p.m. – Small Group Discussion
  • 2:45–3 p.m. – Break
  • 3–4:30 p.m. – Wrap Up and Closing Session: Empowering Employee Action Toward a Culture of Organizational Excellence

Format & Learning Outcomes

Attendees of the Leading Through Change Symposium will explore:   

  • Authentic, identity conscious, emotionally intelligent leadership and supervision  
  • Strategically aligning goals with evidence-based decision making  
  • Creating space for organizational excellence and innovative program design  
  • Communication strategies for getting buy-in, developing staff, and leading through change  
  • Considerations for allocating staff and financial resources to support organizational needs 

Through a three-day virtual event, the format would include: 

  • Workshop sessions featuring guest speakers, talks, and panels 
  • Reflection breakout session for peer-to-peer learning  
  • An attendee guided workbook 
  • Facilitated follow up session for attendees a few months after the program 


Early (through November 17)
  • ACUI or NCCI Member: $275
  • Nonmember: $375
Regular (November 18–January 19)
  • ACUI or NCCI Member: $375
  • Nonmember: $475

Register Now

This program will be presented virtually via Zoom events. Registrants will receive details about using the platform prior to the symposium. 

If you do not already have an ACUI account, please create an account to register and be sure to affiliate your record with your institution. If you are not a member of ACUI or NCCI, please select the additional nonmember fee option; records will be reviewed and nonmembers that did not select this will be invoiced any additional balances. If you need registration assistance, please contact or 812.245.2284. You may find the cancellation policy here