AAL Story

AAL is a health and higher education consulting firm. We work with organizational leaders to achieve their goals through strategy and professional development. We have helped over 150 institutions and 5,000 leaders to advance in their fields. Unlike other firms, our clients engage directly with accomplished and seasoned experts to achieve objectives with agility.


Discovering the path to your success.


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


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.

AAL Clients

AAL has worked with a wide range of clients in business, higher education, and academic healthcare through its professional and leadership development programs and consulting services. The list below identifies some of the institutions and associations who have engaged AAL.


“AAL Partners with clients to strengthen their value, elevate their visibility, and expand their influence as leaders.”

N. Karl Haden, Ph.D. - PRESIDENT & CEO

What People Say


Dr. Yaser Alsahafi

Taibah University

“Being a new faculty in a developing school, I was constantly in a position where a lot was expected from me without guidance from senior faculty. This program gave me the tools and basic training that made me more aware of my current skills and how to find new resources for future development. My future courses at Taibah University College of Dentistry will never be the same after ITL.”


Dr. Xuanyu Lu

University of Illinois at Chicago

“As an orthodontic resident interested in a career in academia, I was not clear on how to prepare myself. However, after attending AAL’s Academic Leadership for Residents program, I now feel much more confident and with a broader view on how to excel as an educator, researcher, and leader in academia. It was a very inspiring experience, and I now feel that I’m ready to take that next step toward my future goals!”


Dr. Sameer D. Jain

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

“The Academic Leadership for Residents program provided me step-by-step guidance on how to go about pursuing an academic career. My biggest win from the program was to be able to practice the key virtues of leadership, inspiring me to be a better person. Without a doubt, AAL’s residents program is a necessity for anyone who has the slightest inclination to venture into academia.”


Dr. N. Shaun Matthews

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Faculty of Color Scholarship Recipient)

“A wonderfully diverse and inclusive program which caters to those aspiring to be the leaders of the future and those already established as the leaders of the present. The CAAMP program offers a global overview on the type of concepts and practices that will serve to enhance your leadership skills.”


Dr. Naquilla Thomas

West Georgia Technical College (Faculty of Color Scholarship Recipient)

“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!”

AAL's Network of Consultants

Through our international network of consultants, AAL brings unparalleled knowledge and experience to address the unique needs of our clients.