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Strengthen your organization’s current and future impact

The Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL) develops customized solutions aligned with your organization’s current realities and your vision for the future. Whether you would like to develop your talent, assess outcomes, plan scenarios, or launch a new department or school, our expertise, dedication, and agility allow us to meet you where you are and help you realize your goals.

Consulting Solutions

We provide customized approaches led by accomplished professionals to help you meet today’s challenges and achieve success and sustainability.

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Professional Development Programs

Our programs have helped thousands of professionals in health and higher education transform their leadership and careers.

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We have helped the world’s most respected organizations and institutions solve difficult problems and lead the way forward.​


AAL has received international recognition for its efforts with professional development, institutional effectiveness, accreditation processes, and feasibility planning.

Our team has worked with thousands of faculty members, including department heads, program directors, associate deans, deans, and senior university administrators.

We have provided services to more than 150 higher education institutions and associations in the United States and abroad.

Our Clients

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • The magic of AAL is that you are receiving high-level information in a very friendly setting. You are learning so much and the time flies by.

    Dr. Marlene Salas-Provance, New Mexico State University

  • AAL was very professional. Communication was excellent, engagement was great, and reporting was prompt.

    Prof. David Payne, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

  • Another outstanding program from AAL. I have taken all of their courses and I always learn something to implement right away to try something new.

    Prof. Carolynn Zeitz, University of Detroit Mercy

  • "The ITL program was absolutely transformative for me. I'd seen myself as a good teacher but hadn't understood what it meant to be an educator. ITL helped me take that leap and that's made all the difference in my career. I've gained the skills and confidence to develop a communication program for our students that will be rolling out soon. I'm truly grateful."

    Mike Slesnick, Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine

  • CAAMP was a revolutionary experience for me. I had been looking for an academic leadership development program, and this exceeded all of my expectations. I was able to learn practical information that I could apply immediately in my everyday life, as well as engage in philosophical dialogue about re-defining work-life balance. I can't wait to attend CAMMP II and I will certainly recommend this experience to my colleagues and administrators. Thank you!"

    Julie Manz, Creighton University

  • "I was looking for a program that focused on becoming a better 'DENTAL' educator. This program aligned with my goals, and the school graciously supported me. I am so happy that I got the opportunity to attend. It has broadened my perspective, and also made me more aware of what I can do to become a better educator. I am truly grateful and hope to be able to implement some of the things I've learnt."

    Faye Mascarenhas, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry

Featured White Paper

The Value of Emotional Intelligence in Professional Coaching

Susan Clarine is a Senior Consultant for AAL, a Certified Professional Coach, and an Associate Certified Professional Coach. She has long been fascinated by emotional intelligence (EI) and the neuroscience behind it, believing deeply in EI’s ability to create better leaders, more engaged teams, and healthier, happier workplaces.

In this white paper, Susan lays out the case for professional coaching, first defining it and then answering questions such as, “Why engage a coach?”; “What can clients expect from a coach?”; and “What should clients look for in a coach?” She also explores the role of emotional intelligence in coaching and explains why leaders should specifically seek out coaches who specialize in EI, both for themselves and for their teams.