AKA Workshops

2019 AKA Leadership Workshop & Pre-Workshop Sessions

On January 24-26, 2019, the American Kinesiology Association will conduct its 12th annual leadership workshop in Phoenix, Arizona at the Hilton Phoenix Airport. Two pre-workshop sessions will be offered prior to the main workshop session. 

Pre-workshop Sessions - There will be two pre-workshop sessions that will run concurrently on Thursday, January 24, 2019 Noon-4:00 pm and Friday, January 25 from 8:30 am – noon.

Main Workshop – January 25 afternoon and January 26 morning and afternoon with an evening banquet.

Workshop Theme: Hiring, Evaluating, and Retaining Faculty and Staff in Kinesiology.

Your Input Matters: Session Prioritization Survey in May. In May 2018, member departments will be surveyed to help prioritize session themes. Some initial themes under consideration include evaluation of faculty/staff, merit review, workload equity, overcoming challenges of partner/spousal hiring, retaining faculty, position qualifications, data analytics for hiring and evaluations, and recruitment/retention strategies to foster diversity and inclusion.  Many of these topics are conducive to case-studies and other interactive sessions that are hallmarks of AKA workshops.

Your Ideas Matter: Formal Session Proposals in September. Upon completion of the May survey to prioritize session topics, the Workshop committee will expand by 2-3 individuals to address expertise in identified priority areas. In September of 2018, there will be a formal call for session proposals, with a focus on roundtables, posters, and select panel discussions that will require an interactive approach (case studies, small group discussions, etc.). 

Hotel: Hilton Phoenix Airport, 2435 S. 47th Street, Phoenix, AZ  85034
Click here to make your hotel reservation online
Room Rates: $159 single/$169 double (breakfast included in room rate for one guest per room)
Cut off date for room reservations: Friday, December 14, 2018
Parking: Complimentary Self-Parking for our attendees
WiFi: Complimentary in guest room and meeting rooms
Transportation: Complimentary hotel shuttle to/from Phoeinix International Airport

Workshop Chairs:
Jason Carter (Michigan Tech University)
Nancy Williams (Penn State University)
Michael Delp (Florida State University)