Admin 201

July 11-15, 2022

(A one hour program orientation will be held on June 28 from 11am to noon.)


Taking the next step in your professional career requires introspection, information, commitment and mentoring. If you’re currently an administrator with a vision of moving beyond your current position, or simply strengthening your leadership acumen, the ACCCA Admin 201 program is an option you should consider. 

Applications are now closed. All applications go through a vetting process. 

Our case study based program incorporates a comprehensive 360 assessment, and is set in the principles of Change Leadership in Higher Education as illustrated in Jeffrey Buller’s guide to academic transformation.  The cohort is assigned to teams who collaborate to address the core questions of the case study over the course of the week.  The assessment, the book and all sessions and materials are included in the $1500 program fee.

Adding the Admin 201 program to your professional development portfolio is a great way to build your own confidence to take on more complex strategic challenges throughout your career.  This year’s content has been updated to include a session devoted to leading change in systemic and institutional advancement of DEIA.  Here's a general outline of the program:

Monday, July 11, 2022

  • Cohort convenes at 10 a.m.
  • Your Leadership Practices 360 Inventory Results
  • Cohort Welcome Luncheon 
  • LPI Application to Transformational Leadership Behaviors

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

  • Review/Discussion of the Buller Lenses
  • Lunch with a Leader
  • Panel Discussion on Leading in DEIA
  • Teamwork on Assigned Questions/Report Out
  • Social/Hosted Activity

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

  • Case Study Questions/Teamwork
  • Debrief on Q1
  • Luncheon
  • Case Study Questions/Teamwork
  • Debrief Q2
  • Free Evening

Thursday, July 14, 2022

  • Case Study Questions/Teamwork
  • Debrief on Q3
  • Luncheon
  • Case Study Questions/Teamwork
  • Closing Dinner/Hosted

Friday, July 15, 2022--half day

  • Teams Debrief on Q4/Final Team Presentations
  • Facilitators Feedback and Program Outcomes
  • 12:00 p.m.--Program Adjourns with a Closing Luncheon

Space is limited, so if you think you’re ready for some serious professional development, get your application in right away!

Since 2000, ACCCA has provided a comprehensive "nuts and bolts" summer training program for administrators of California community colleges called Admin 101. The mission of the program was to provide participants an intensive training program focused on the foundational skills of community college administration: finance, governance, human resources, instruction and student services and ethics theory and practice.

It proved to be a winning formula, and its continuing success was essentially a characterization of the overriding problem with the community college administrative profession — new administrators are basically handed the keys to their offices and expected to fend for themselves and expected to excel!

From the first graduating class of Admin 101 in 2000, ACCCA received constant requests from members and affiliate organizations to develop a "next level" of training — an advanced program that would go beyond the basics, and one which would be aimed at higher levels of administration with a focus on leadership skills development.

Admin 201 was envisioned and research began to yield results. Key members of ACCCA’s board and MDC worked with the Association’s director to compare the evolving concept with similar programs nationally. Statewide, Admin 201 remains unique to California community college leadership development. A survey of college and organizational leaders system-wide netted valuable guidance, all culminating in a well-attended focus group examination of a proposed outline.  In September of 2010 the first program began, and the program continues to guide students having undergone some interesting content adjustments to accommodate the latest developments in the system.

Please consider joining the interest list to be notified when applications open for the next session!

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