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CAAMP Runs July 29-31, 2019

Program Overview

One of most difficult jobs in academia is taking on the mantle of administration. The Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program, or CAAMP, is a hands-on workshop that is designed to address the unique challenges faced by new, current, and aspiring administrators.

Over the course of this on site three day program, CAAMP immediately engages its participants with one-on-one guidance from top practicing professionals. Group discussions, case studies, role playing, interactive exercises, and presentations help build and support your professional and personal growth. By focusing on creating a clear bridge between theory and practice, CAAMP will provide you with new tools and leave you looking at your role through a widened administrative lens.

You will learn

How to Be an Exceptional Leader
How to Be an Exceptional Leader
Financial Management
Financial Management
Crisis Leadership and Strategies
Crisis Leadership and Strategies
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Conflict Management
Conflict Management
Strategic Planning and Execution
Strategic Planning and Execution
Time Management
Time Management
How to Best Use Legal Counsel
How to Best Use Legal Counsel

Completing CAAMP provides an AAL CAAMP Certificate. Continuing education credits (CE’s) are also available, please contact AAL Vice President Dr. Felicia Tucker-Lively if you have any questions.


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.”


Elvin Hernandez

Loma Linda University, School of Pharmacy

CAAMP and AAL provide a robust coverage of topics for newly appointed and mid-career administrative faculty to review in terms of leadership skills, effective communication, and conflict resolution. It is an outstanding forum to interact with experts and participants who are nationally known and well-credentialed.


Waldemar D. Polido

Indiana University School of Dentistry

This program is excellent for anyone involved in an academic leadership position that desires to learn, develop skills and excel. Great in every aspect.


Andrea Knopp

James Madison University, School of Nursing

I came away from the CAAMP with a great appreciation for the foundational concepts reinforced in the sessions and appreciation for leadership. As I look forward, I will use the assessments, coaching and case studies to practice engaging leadership in my role. Thank you for the time to focus on developing my academic leadership skills that will continue far beyond the end of the program.


Dr. N. Shaun Matthews DDS, MD

University of North Carolina School of Dentistry

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 through team-building, skilled negotiation and personal introspection.

AAL is a recognized leader in academic professional development courses with over a decade of experience and 25+ top practicing professionals working as instructors

Institutions Served
Program Alumni
Professional Development Programs
Journal and Book Publications

Program Dates: July 29- July 31, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA

Extended Registration deadline: July 15, 2019

Discounted Tuition: $1,795 prior to March 25 (no other discounts apply)
Regular Tuition: $1,975

Tuition includes: 

One-on-one career coaching with a CAAMP instructor during the program

Personal and professional assessments before and during the program

Breakfast and lunch each day of the program

Interprofessional networking opportunities with dozens of colleagues from across the health professions

Welcome reception for all CAAMP participants

Participants or their institutions are responsible for lodging and transportation expenses. The host hotel is:

Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta – Buckhead Place

Conference Center

3312 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Please be advised, the group block for Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta – Buckhead Place is sold-out. Although there are many hotels near and around the Buckhead – Piedmont Center area, another group block at the same rate was arranged at Wingate by Wyndham Atlanta/Buckhead, 3600 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, (404) 869-1100

Hotel Booking Deadline – July 7, 2019

Discounts are available for institutions that send three or more individuals to CAAMP.

If you have any questions, please contact AAL Vice President Dr. Felicia Tucker-Lively.

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, and presentations you will learn: Exceptional leadership virtues, professional assessment of leadership competencies, fiscal management, crisis leadership, strategic planning and execution, academic legal issues, conflict management, communication skills and interpersonal interactions, time management & life balance.

Please see the CAAMP 2019 agenda below. Download a copy here.

DAY 1 – MONDAY, JULY 29, 2019

7:00–8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00–8:05 a.m. Welcome & CAAMP Overview

8:15–9:45 a.m. Session 1: Virtuous Leadership: Unlocking Leadership Potential

9:45–10:00 a.m. Break

10:00–11:30 p.m. Session 2: Leadership Evaluation: Introspection and Development

11:30 p.m.–12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30–2:00 p.m. Session 3: The Mantle of Leadership: Never a Dull Moment

2:00–2:15 p.m. Break

2:15-3:15 pm Session 4: High Performance Relationships: Building Team and Coalitions

3:20–5:00 p.m. One-on-One Coaching Sessions

5:30–7:00 p.m. CAAMP Reception

DAY 2 – TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2019

7:00–8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:00–10:00 a.m. Session 5: Finance for Non-Financial Leaders

10:00–10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Session 6: Legal Issues in the Academic Environment

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch with Coaching Sessions as Needed

1:00–2:20 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

  • Breakout 1: Financial Efficacy: Communicating the Story behind Data
  • Breakout 2: Critical Conversations for Leaders: Providing Feedback and Mastering Civility
  • Breakout 3: Faculty Governance: Building Trust and Managing Conflict

2:20–2:35 p.m. Break

2:35–3:50 p.m. Session 7: Senior Administration Panel Discussion & Q&A

4:00–6:00 p.m. One-on-One Coaching Sessions

DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2019

8:00–9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:00–10:45 a.m. Session 8: Administrative Effectiveness: Taming the Inner Control Freak

10:45–11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Session 9: Scenario Presentations

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch with Coaching Sessions as Needed

1:00–2:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

  • Breakout 1: Leadership Competency: Leading with Diversity and Inclusion Lenses
  • Breakout 2: Advancement: Building a Career in America’s Community Colleges
  • Breakout 3: Leadership Transition: Preparing to Step into a New Role

2:15–2:30 p.m. Break

2:30–3:30 p.m. Session 10: Alumni Showcase: Navigating and Overcoming Challenges

3:30–4:00 p.m. Making Connections: Steps Forward

4:00 p.m. Adjourn

Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL) partners with CE providers to help professionals in academia and those transitioning to academic careers achieve their goals as leaders, educators, and agents of change for their organizations. AAL is working with a number of associations in different professions to secure CE credits. Please CONTACT US to request CEs for your profession or for additional details.

This page will be updated as additional providers are registered to provide CEs in their professions.

The Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL) is working with a number of associations in different professions to secure scholarship opportunities.

Scholarships to the CAAMP are offered by the:

For more information about this option, or to submit your application, please click on the organization name above. Application due dates do occasionally change, please confirm each due date with the appropriate association. This page will be updated as specific dates and additional details on scholarships become available.