Program Overview

The Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program, or CAAMP, helps administrators engage in dialogue to foster interprofessionalism while developing action plans to utilize at their home institutions. New, current, and aspiring administrators will develop skills necessary to lead and manage administrative and academic units effectively.


The practical, interactive experience is devoted to developing the core leadership and management competencies required for every administrative level, from department chair to dean. The onsite, three-day program utilizes group discussions, case studies, role-playing, interactive exercises, and presentations to support the professional and personal growth of these administrators. Those who complete the program will receive an AAL CAAMP Certificate.

Program Dates: July 29- July 31, 2019,
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day

Location: Atlanta, GA

Registration deadline: June 17, 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

3312 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

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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: IPE Best Practices: Implementing and Assessing IPE Outcomes

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.