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The Future Presidents Institute is the premier leadership development event to connect with and learn from more community college leaders than you will find at any other leadership development event in the nation. Future Presidents Institute is an intensive five-day institute designed for senior level community college administrators on the direct path to a presidency. Participants will network with experienced CEOs, industry experts, and their own senior level peers. This program is open to individuals who hold a position of vice president or higher, those who have completed Future Leaders Institute or those who anticipate moving into a presidency within the next two to three years.

Aspiring presidents cannot afford to miss this opportunity to join a new cohort of future presidents and national community college leaders in Baltimore (June 24-28, 2012) for the ultimate leadership development experience in the field of community college education.

AACC’s Future Presidents Institute is the lifeline for finding out about leadership issues, opportunities, challenges and decision-making in community colleges. Jerry Faulkner (FPI 2011 graduate), in a recent communication to Christine McPhail, national FPI facilitator, said:

“I just wanted to let you know that as of this week the Tennessee Board of Regents has elected me as the next president of Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tenn. Part of my success is certainly due to the AACC/FLI Advanced class last year and a big part of that was the opportunity to interact with you. Thanks again for your mentoring.”

The Future Presidents Institute is designed to strengthen the following leadership competencies:

Organizational Strategy and Decision Making: Meet with outstanding community college leaders from around the United states and enhance your knowledge of how to improve the quality of the institution, planning, fundraising, protect the long-term health of the organization and promote the success of all students.

Communication and Collaboration: Explore new ways to strengthen effective communication and decision-making skills. Learn how to develop and maintain responsive, cooperative, mutually beneficial, and ethical internal and external relationships that nurture diversity.

Community College Advocacy: Benefit from the expertise of some of the nation’s leading community college experts about how to advocate for the mission, vision, and goals of the community college. Learn from the experts on how to manage crisis and media. Learn how successful leaders navigate local and national political landscapes.

Competitiveness and Preparation: Discover best practices, data driven insights and trends that will make you a stronger president and enhance your current work environment and competitiveness in the field. Participate in conversations about how to develop international and global perspectives on leading community colleges. Work with career counselors all week long to enhance your presentation and interview skills and personal leadership portfolio.

Partnerships and Networking: Expand your leadership network and meet national leaders you can contact and turn to for future career opportunities and access resources for your current institution. Develop and maintain partnerships for your institution.

Class Session Highlights Include

The Leader and Change: A Global Perspective

  • Walter G. Bumphus, president/CEO, AACC
  • J. Noah Brown, president/CEO, Association of Community College Trustees
  • Gerardo de los Santos, president/CEO, League for Innovation in the Community College

Hot Community College Leadership Trends and Issues: Leadership Implications 

  • Helen Benjamin, chancellor, Contra Costa Community College District
  • Kay McClenney, director, Center for Community College Student Engagement Community College Leadership Program, University of Texas at Austin
  • Kent Phillippe, associate vice president of research and student success, AACC 
  • Dominique Raymond, director, Alliance State Relations, Complete College America
  • Bruce Vandal, vice president for development, Institute Education Commission of  the States

The Changing Role of Community College Presidents

  • Quintin Bullock, president, Schenectady County Community College
  • Maria Hesse, vice provost for academic partnerships, Arizona State University
  • Jim Jacobs, president, Macomb Community College
  • Narcisa Polonio, vice president for research, education and board leadership services, ACCT

Connective Leadership Skills Assessment

  • Christine McPhail, leadership coach
  • Martha Romero, leadership coach

Presidential Hiring Process and Interviewing

  • Brenda Beckman, leadership coach and senior consultant
  • Wilfredo Nieves, president, Capitol Community College 

Leadership and Governance in Community Colleges

  • Christine McPhail, FPI facilitator
  • Erma Johnson Hadley, chancellor, Tarrant County Community College District
  • Louise Appleman, assistant secretary, board of trustees, Tarrant County Community College District

Leadership and Politics: National and Local Perspectives

  • David Baime, senior vice president, government relations and research, AACC
  • Diane Bosak, executive director, Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges
  • Karen Bowyer, president, Dyersburg State Community 

Crisis and Media  Management

  • Rick Amme, Amme & Associates, Inc.

Resource Management, Building Partnerships and Alliances

  • Polly Binns, executive director, Council for Resource Development
  • Myrtle Dorsey, chancellor, St. Louis Community College
  • Karen Stout, president, Montgomery County Community Colleges
  • Jerry Sue Thornton, president, Cuyahoga Community College 

Equity and Diversity in the Community College

  • Glennis Daniels-Bacchus, academic/ADA coordinator, College of Southern Maryland
  • Kevin Christian, senior program associate for access and inclusion, AACC
  • Bradley Gottfried, president, College of Southern Maryland
  • JaHon Vance, professor/Director QUEST program
  • Carolane Williams, president, Baltimore City Community College

Leadership Case Study (From Theory to Practice)

  • Kenneth Ender, president, William Rainey Harper College 

For more information please contact: Dr. Angel M. Royal, associate vice president, Leadership Development and Board Relations, 202.728.0200 ext. 255,


Dr. Angel M. Royal
Associate Vice President
Leadership Development and Board Relations
202.728.0200 ext. 255
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