CAAMP is a practical, interactive 3-day program that develops the core competencies required for effectively leading and managing an academic department or program. Assessments will provide insights about your personality, behaviors, prevalent leadership style, and conflict management skills. In addition, you will receive one-on-one career coaching with a CAAMP instructor.
Devoted to helping you grow professionally and personally, CAAMP is appropriate for all new, current, and aspiring administrators, from program directors to deans.
The Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program (CAAMP) is a practical, hands-on, interactive experience that develops the core competencies required for effectively managing an academic department or academic program. Often, administrative executives experience a need to improve their overall management and leadership skills as a prerequisite for continued success and promotion. CAAMP includes many opportunities to achieve insights into your leadership and interpersonal styles, so you can grow professionally and personally.
CAAMP is a 3-day program devoted to teaching you the leadership and management skills needed for every administrative level, from department chair to dean. You will receive assessments that provide insights about your personality, behaviors, prevalent leadership style, and your preferred method for dealing with conflict. In addition, you will receive one-on-one career coaching with a CAAMP instructor. During the program, you will create a career action plan to expand and augment your strengths and set achievable goals for advancement. Through group discussions, case studies, role-playing, interactive exercises, presentations, and leadership roundtable discussions (see examples) you will learn to excel at the following:
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CAAMP will be held at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Located in the heart of Atlanta’s business and cultural district, and less than 30 minutes fromHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Georgia Tech Hotel features updated guest rooms, a spacious conference room for our program, all-day beverage and snack area, dining room and lounge, free Wi-Fi, modern fitness center, and an indoor swimming pool, and is close to a number of major Atlanta attractions and high-quality restaurants and shops.
Program Dates: August 4-6, 2016, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. each day
Tuition is $2,195 and includes:
Discounts are available for institutions that send three or more individuals to CAAMP. Institutions receive the 10% discount when the following occurs:
Alternatively, AAL alumni receive a 10% discount (cannot be combined with group discount).
For discount codes, or if you have any questions, please contact AAL Director of Professional Development Dr. Felicia Tucker-Lively.
Registration deadline: July 13, 2016
Note to non-local participants for travel budgeting purposes: in addition to the tuition, participants or their institutions are responsible for lodging and transportation expenses. AAL has negotiated a special rate of $158/night plus tax for a guest room at the Georgia Tech Hotel. Upon registration, out-of-town participants will receive access to an online hotel booking system (hotel booking deadline is July 13, 2016) and will receive recommendations about ground transportation to and from the airport. The Georgia Tech Hotel also offers secure, onsite parking for a daily fee.
N. Karl Haden
President & CEO
Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Brian L. Crabtree
Dr.P.H., M.S.N., M.P.A., RN, FAAN
W. Rory Hume
D.D.S., Ph.D., D.D.S.c
Tobias E. Rodriguez
Janice A. Townsend
Director of Professional Development
“This is the best thing I have done for myself in a number of years. CAAMP has given me tools to improve in all aspects of my personal and professional life.”
Dr. Willie Davis, Loma Linda University, School of Pharmacy
“CAAMP is a must for new academic administrators! It provides them with the tools for success.”
Dr. Sonya Blevins, University of South Carolina Upstate, Mary Black School of Nursing
“This program was excellent for both new and aspiring professional school administrators. So much more focused and informative than attending a national meeting.”
Dr. Patricia Keys, Duquesne University, Mylan School of Pharmacy
“This is the perfect venue for both new and experienced chairs/administrators to hone their skills on a variety of important topics. The AAL faculty are knowledgeable and present their material such that they actively engage you in your learning process.”
Dr. Robert Spears, University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
“The CAAMP program has been a wonderful refresher for me as an academic leader. The sessions are relevant and timely. The faculty/staff of CAAMP work together to provide an experience that is professional, warm, safe and supportive. As a new interim dean, I attended this program along with the two assistant deans from my college to provide an opportunity to develop a collaborative and cohesive leadership team moving forward.”
Dr. Sheri Noviello, Valdosta State University, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
“I had heard of the AAL from some of our faculty and they always seem very motivated after they have participated in a program, which led me to keep exploring the programs offered for a good fit for me. The CAAMP program has definitely provided key ideas that I can not only take away to use for the future but also to immediately input into my daily life. You can't always say that about continuing education programs.”
Dr. Liz Andrews, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine
“This was a very intense and illuminating experience. I think it will have a lasting effect on my career.”
Dr. Anne Koerber, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry
“Invaluable program that has shining pearls of wisdom that apply in situations common to all academic settings and institutions.”
Dr. Paul E. Kilgore, Wayne State University, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
“This should be a requirement for all new chairs and directors.”
Jo Ann Jordan, UT Health Science Center San Antonio
“I love the fact that this was interprofessional; it gave me a good sense that I am not alone on many issues. It also fostered a strong sense of collegiality among leaders from other professions.”
Dr. Robin Page, Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Nursing
AAL recognizes the achievement of CAAMP scholars by awarding a certificate of completion. In addition, CAAMP includes continuing education credit through the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC), the American Dental Association CERP and the Academy of General Dentistry PACE program.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. ADEA designates the CAAMP program for 25 continuing education credits. This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the American Dental Education Association and AAL.
This page will be updated as additional providers are registered to provide CEs in their professions.