August 20-23, 2020 | Atlanta, GA

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


Early-Bird Tuition: $1,795 prior to April 20 (no other discounts apply). Use code 2020ADV when registering to receive the discounted rate.

Regular Tuition: $1,975

Registration closes July 22, 2020

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
  • Optional continuing education credits are available for a variety of disciplines.

Program dates:

August 20-23, 2020


Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
800 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

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, and time management.

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.

A preliminary agenda can be found below.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

12:00–1:00 p.m. – Registration
1:00–1:15 p.m. – Welcome & CAAMP Overview
1:15–2:45 p.m. – Session 1
2:45–3:00 p.m. – Break
3:00–4:30 p.m. – Session 2
4:30–6:00 p.m. – One-on-One Coaching Sessions
6:00–7:00 pm. – Meet & Greet Hour

Friday, August 21, 2020

7:30–8:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
8:30–10:15 a.m. – Session 3
10:15–10:30 a.m – Break
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – Session 4
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. – Lunch with Coaching Sessions as Needed
1:00–2:15 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions
2:15–2:30 p.m. – Break
2:30–4:00 p.m. – Session 5
4:00–6:00 p.m. – One-on-One Coaching Sessions

Saturday, August 22, 2020

7:30–8:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
8:30–10:30 a.m. – Session 6
10:30–10:45 a.m. – Break
10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – Session 7
12:00–1:00 p.m. – Lunch with Coaching Sessions as Needed
1:00–1:50 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions
1:50–2:00 p.m. – Transition Break
2:00–2:50 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions
2:50–3:00 p.m. – Transition Break
3:00–4:00 p.m. – Round Table Discussions
4:00–4:30 p.m. –  Making Connections: Next Steps
6:30-9:00 p.m. – Awards Reception and Dinner: Celebrating 15

Sunday, August 23, 2020

7:30–8:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
8:30–10:15 a.m. – Session 8
10:15–10:30 a.m. – Break
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – Session 9
12:00 p.m. – Adjourn

Below are our 2019 CAAMP experts. 2020 CAAMP speakers will be announced soon.

The Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL) is working with a number of associations in different professions to secure scholarship opportunities. This page will be updated as specific dates and additional details on scholarships become available.