CAAMP is a practical, interactive 3-day program that develops the core competencies required for effectively leading and managing an academic department or program. Assessments will provide insights about your personality, behaviors, prevalent leadership style, and conflict management skills. In addition, you will receive one-on-one career coaching with a CAAMP instructor.
Devoted to helping you grow professionally and personally, CAAMP is appropriate for all new, current, and aspiring administrators, from program directors to deans.
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The Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program (CAAMP) is a 3-day program devoted to teaching you the leadership and management skills needed for every administrative level, from department chair to dean. You will receive assessments that provide insights about your personality, behaviors, prevalent leadership style, and your preferred method for dealing with conflict. In addition, you will receive one-on-one career coaching with a CAAMP instructor. 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 to excel at the following:
7:00–8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00–8:15 a.m. Welcome & CAAMP Overview
8:15–9:45 a.m. The 9 Virtues of Exceptional Leaders: Unlocking Your Leadership
9:45–10:00 a.m. Break
10:00–12:00 p.m. Assessment for Leadership Development
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–2:30 p.m. Assuming the Mantle of Leadership: Never a Dull Moment
2:30–2:45 p.m. Break
2:45–4:00 p.m. Keys to Team Building Dynamics
4:00–6:00 p.m. One-on-One Coaching Sessions
5:30–7:00 p.m. CAAMP Reception
7:00–8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00–10:00 a.m. Finance for Non-financial Leaders
10:00–10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Legal Issues in the Academic Environment (Part 1)
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch with Coaching Sessions as Needed
1:00–2:30 p.m. Legal Issues in the Academic Environment (Part 2)
2:30–3:30 p.m. Leadership and Collaboration Challenges in Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Practice
3:30–4:45 p.m. Senior Administration Panel Discussion
4:45–6:45 p.m. One-on-One Coaching Sessions
8:00–9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast and One-on-One Coaching Sessions as Needed
9:00–10:30 a.m. Administrative Effectiveness: Taming the Inner Control Freak
10:30–11:30 a.m. Scenario Presentations
11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Lunch with Coaching Sessions as Needed
12:45–1:00 p.m. Assessment for Leadership Development
1:00–2:15 p.m. Real First Impression: Improving Written Communication Skills in Email and Beyond
2:15–2:30 p.m. Break
2:30–3:30 p.m. Emotionally Intelligent Leaders with Diversity and Inclusion Lenses
3:30–4:00 p.m. Making Connections: Steps Forward
4:00 p.m. Adjourn
Discounted Tuition: $1,795 prior to April 2 (no other discounts apply)
Regular Tuition: $1,975
Participants or their institutions are responsible for lodging and transportation expenses.
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.
N. Karl Haden
President & CEO
Brian L. Crabtree
Lisa Wright Eichelberger
Thomas More Smith
“This is the best thing I have done for myself in a number of years. CAAMP has given me tools to improve in all aspects of my personal and professional life.”
Dr. Willie Davis, Loma Linda University, School of Pharmacy
“CAAMP is a must for new academic administrators! It provides them with the tools for success.”
Dr. Sonya Blevins, University of South Carolina Upstate, Mary Black School of Nursing
“This program was excellent for both new and aspiring professional school administrators. So much more focused and informative than attending a national meeting.”
Dr. Patricia Keys, Duquesne University, Mylan School of Pharmacy
“This is the perfect venue for both new and experienced chairs/administrators to hone their skills on a variety of important topics. The AAL faculty are knowledgeable and present their material such that they actively engage you in your learning process.”
Dr. Robert Spears, University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
“The CAAMP program has been a wonderful refresher for me as an academic leader. The sessions are relevant and timely. The faculty/staff of CAAMP work together to provide an experience that is professional, warm, safe and supportive. As a new interim dean, I attended this program along with the two assistant deans from my college to provide an opportunity to develop a collaborative and cohesive leadership team moving forward.”
Dr. Sheri Noviello, Valdosta State University, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
“I had heard of the AAL from some of our faculty and they always seem very motivated after they have participated in a program, which led me to keep exploring the programs offered for a good fit for me. The CAAMP program has definitely provided key ideas that I can not only take away to use for the future but also to immediately input into my daily life. You can't always say that about continuing education programs.”
Dr. Liz Andrews, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine
“This was a very intense and illuminating experience. I think it will have a lasting effect on my career.”
Dr. Anne Koerber, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry
“Invaluable program that has shining pearls of wisdom that apply in situations common to all academic settings and institutions.”
Dr. Paul E. Kilgore, Wayne State University, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
“This should be a requirement for all new chairs and directors.”
Jo Ann Jordan, UT Health Science Center San Antonio
“I love the fact that this was interprofessional; it gave me a good sense that I am not alone on many issues. It also fostered a strong sense of collegiality among leaders from other professions.”
Dr. Robin Page, Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Nursing
AAL partners with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and Mercer University College of Pharmacy to help professionals achieve their goals as leaders, educators, and agents of change for their organizations.
AAL recognizes the achievement of all CAAMP scholars by awarding a certificate of completion. In addition, CAAMP includes continuing education credit through the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
Mercer University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Up to a total of twenty-two contact hours (8.15 CEUs) will be awarded upon successful completion of all programs. For more information about the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education continuing education credits, click here for the 2018 agenda.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
This page will be updated as additional providers are registered to provide CEs in their professions.