We have worked with a wide range of clients in healthcare, higher education, and academic health professions through our professional and leadership development programs and consulting services. Here are some of the institutions and associations we’ve engaged.


A.T. Still University

Alaska Native Medical Center

Augusta University

Baylor University

Boston University

Bristol Community College


Burlington County College

California Northstate University

Case Western Reserve University

Chabot College

Colorado Community College of Denver

Creighton University

Dalhousie University

Des Moines Area Community College

Des Moines University

East Carolina University

Emory University

Erie Community College

Foothill College

FSCC Dental Hygiene School

George Brown College

Georgia Health Sciences University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Perimeter College

Georgia Regents University

Grand Rapids Community College

Halifax Community College

Harvard University

Herzing College

Hostos Community College

Howard University

Husson University

Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (Formerly University of Dammam)

Indiana University

Indiana University South Bend

Ivy Tech Community College

James Cook University

Kennedy-King College

King Saud University

Kirkwood Community College

Lake Land College

Loma Linda University

Louisiana State University

Lutheran Medical Center

Marshall University


Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
McGill University

Meadows Community College

Medical University of South Carolina

Meharry Medical University

Mercer University Health Sciences Center

MGH Institute of Health Professions

Miami Dade College

Michigan Technological University

Midlands Technical College

Midwestern University

Milligan College

Missouri Southern State University

Mohave Community College

Montgomery County Community College

National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore

Naval Postgraduate Dental School

Nevada State College

New York City College of Technology

New York University

NHTI Concord’s Community College

Nova Southeastern University

NYU Lutheran

ODS College of Dental Sciences

Old Dominion University

Oregon Health and Science University

Oregon Institute of Technology

Ozarks Technical Community College

Palm Beach Community College

Pasadena City College

Pasco-Hernando Community College

Penn State

Pierce College

Portland Community College

Regis University

Rock Valley College

Roseman University of Health Sciences

Ross University

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Sacramento City College

Sacred Heart University

Salish Kootenai College

Samford University

San Juan College

South College

Southern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Stanford University

Stark State College of Technology

State Fair Community College

Tarrant County College

Temple University

Texas Southern University

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

The Ohio State University

The United States Army

Tufts University

Tyler Junior College

University at Buffalo

University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alberta

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

University of Bridgeport

University of British Columbia

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, San Francisco

University of Colorado

University of Connecticut

University of Detroit Mercy

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Iowa

University of Kentucky

University of Louisville

University of Manitoba

University of Maryland

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota


University of Mississippi

University of Missouri, Columbia

University of Missouri, Kansas City

University of Nebraska

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of New England

University of New Haven

University of New Mexico

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Texas Health Science Center

University of Oklahoma

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pikeville

University of Pittsburgh

University of Puerto Rico

University of Sharjah

University of South Carolina

University of Southern Indiana

University of Tennessee

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

University of the Cumberlands

University of the Pacific

University of the Sciences

University of Toronto

University of Windsor

Virginia Commonwealth University

Wenzhou Medical College

West Coast University

West Liberty University

West Los Angeles College

Western Michigan University

Wichita State University

Xavier University of Louisiana

Yeditepe University


American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

American Academy of Periodontology Foundation

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

American Association of Endodontists Foundation

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

American Association of Orthodontists

American College of Dentists

American College of Rheumatology

American Dental Association

American Dental Education Association

Association for Dental Education in Europe

Association for Nursing Professional Development

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

Central Texas Regional Dental Committee

Colgate-Palmolive, Company

Dental Trade Alliance

FDI World Dental Federation

International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations

Interprofessional Education Collaborative

National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants

Pacific Dental Education Foundation

Physician Assistant Education Association

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

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The AAL Story


The Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL) is a health and higher education consulting firm. We work with organizational leaders to achieve their goals through strategic planning and professional development. We have helped over 150 institutions and thousands of leaders advance in their fields. Unlike other firms, our clients engage directly with accomplished and seasoned experts to achieve objectives with agility.


Celebrating Almost Two Decades in Business

Launched in 2005, AAL is a collaborative of scholars, educational specialists, and consultants providing services that help leaders in businesses, nonprofits, and academia pursue excellence, the application of knowledge, the discovery of ideas, and the quest of lifelong learning. The AAL team strives to build long-term relationships based on superior service, mutual trust, and intellectual inspiration. We focus on professional development, consulting services, and the application of assessment technologies and informatics to solve our clients' challenges. We hope to get to know you and assist with your personal, professional, and organizational growth.

N. Karl Haden, PhD

President of AAL


Advancing health and higher education.


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

Core Values

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.

Success Stories

“I've taken quite a few leadership courses and seminars; none come close to the material involved and coordination AAL. Sprinkle a little genuine interest in seeing us succeed and well intentions and you have the best leadership mentors PERIOD.”

Dr. Khaled Hussein

BronxCare Health System

“The program was very valuable in the way that it gave us some real tools, some real opportunities and ways to evaluate ourselves and our own approaches to leadership and then gave us an opportunity of how to apply that to interprofessional education. I think that was the best … the applicability of the tools that were provided to us and how we can utilize those were just amazing. It was very valuable and an opportunity to evaluate yourself with the tools that they provided to give an introspective look into your own leadership style and what other people thought of your leadership, and that was very powerful.”

Dr. Kevin Brueilly

Wingate University Levine College of Health Sciences

“I think the program was excellent. There were many excellent sessions. They were very stimulating. They kept us moving, very thought provoking. I thought the program overall was well designed, and as I said very thought provoking. For the inaugural program, it was well put together. You could see the passion in the instructors, who were very well versed in the topics that they talked about. I’m really pleased to be a part of this, and as a social worker, I really got a great sense of how interprofessional education can be very instrumental in terms of social workers working in healthcare settings. I think this is the wave of the future, and this program will gain traction in the future. I’m just glad to be a part of it.”

Dr. Martell Teasley

University of Utah College of Social Work

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