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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.​

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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

  • One of the best things about CAAMP is that it brings educators from all different health disciplines together. This fosters an environment where we share best practices for similar challenges and pitfalls. I left this program with many pearls of wisdom that I could actively implement in my work life."


    Mai-Ly Duong, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health

  • "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

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


    Prof. David Payne, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

  • 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

  • One of the most valuable aspects of CAAMP was their promotion of networking and shared experiences, even outside of my discipline."


    Christine Riedy, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

  • Taking the time to improve myself professionally is expected; however, taking the time to improve myself personally is a privilege. I expected to learn useful techniques at CAAMP but it was a privilege to genuinely feel a connection that will certainly have an impact in both my professional and personal life. Great conference and highly recommended!"


    Naquilla Thomas, West Georgia Technical College

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.

 

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The AAL Story

 

The Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL) is a health and higher education consulting firm. We work with organizational leaders to achieve their goals through strategic planning and professional development. We have helped over 150 institutions and thousands of leaders advance in their fields. Unlike other firms, our clients engage directly with accomplished and seasoned experts to achieve objectives with agility.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Celebrating Almost Two Decades in Business

Launched in 2005, AAL is a collaborative of scholars, educational specialists, and consultants providing services that help leaders in businesses, nonprofits, and academia pursue excellence, the application of knowledge, the discovery of ideas, and the quest of lifelong learning. The AAL team strives to build long-term relationships based on superior service, mutual trust, and intellectual inspiration. We focus on professional development, consulting services, and the application of assessment technologies and informatics to solve our clients' challenges. We hope to get to know you and assist with your personal, professional, and organizational growth.

N. Karl Haden, PhD

President of AAL

Vision

Advancing health and higher education.

Mission

AAL builds and strengthens your unique value through results-driven consulting and professional development.

Core Values

Scholarship through continuous learning, discovery, dissemination of knowledge, and interprofessional collaboration.

Innovation through risk-taking and disruption of the status quo.

Integrity through doing the right things for the right reasons.

Excellence through superior quality, client satisfaction, and the assessment of outcomes.

Philanthropy through volunteerism and financial contribution.

Success Stories

“I've taken quite a few leadership courses and seminars; none come close to the material involved and coordination AAL. Sprinkle a little genuine interest in seeing us succeed and well intentions and you have the best leadership mentors PERIOD.”

Dr. Khaled Hussein

BronxCare Health System

“The program was very valuable in the way that it gave us some real tools, some real opportunities and ways to evaluate ourselves and our own approaches to leadership and then gave us an opportunity of how to apply that to interprofessional education. I think that was the best … the applicability of the tools that were provided to us and how we can utilize those were just amazing. It was very valuable and an opportunity to evaluate yourself with the tools that they provided to give an introspective look into your own leadership style and what other people thought of your leadership, and that was very powerful.”

Dr. Kevin Brueilly

Wingate University Levine College of Health Sciences

“I think the program was excellent. There were many excellent sessions. They were very stimulating. They kept us moving, very thought provoking. I thought the program overall was well designed, and as I said very thought provoking. For the inaugural program, it was well put together. You could see the passion in the instructors, who were very well versed in the topics that they talked about. I’m really pleased to be a part of this, and as a social worker, I really got a great sense of how interprofessional education can be very instrumental in terms of social workers working in healthcare settings. I think this is the wave of the future, and this program will gain traction in the future. I’m just glad to be a part of it.”

Dr. Martell Teasley

University of Utah College of Social Work

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