AKA Workshops

2018 AKA Leadership Workshop &    Pre-Workshop Sessions

On January 25-27, 2018, the American Kinesiology Association will conduct its 11th annual leadership workshop in Denver, Colorado at the Marriott Denver Airport at Gateway Park. Two pre-workshop sessions will be offered prior to the main workshop session. A summary of the pre-workshop sessions, as well as the main workshop, are listed below. For a detailed description of the events, please refer to the program (linked below). To register for either of the pre-workshop sessions or the main workshop, complete the registration form and fax to our secure fax line at (217) 351-1549 or call the AKA Business Office to register by phone at (217) 403-7545 or (217) 403-7801. For details on making your hotel reservations, see the information listed below and on the registration form (linked below).

Pre-workshop Sessions - There will be two pre-workshop sessions that will run concurrently on Thursday, January 25, 2018 Noon-4:00 pm and Friday, January 26 from 8:30 am – noon. The cost to attend a pre-workshop session is $150.

AKA Pre-Workshop Session #1: (Challenging People and Challenging Discussions) - This pre-workshop will focus on managing challenging faculty and staff and will be led by Dr. John Bartholomew, professor and chair of Kinesiology & Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin. The first day of the pre-workshop will aim to establish a set of principles for how one might approach challenging faculty and staff, and will include Sheri Sanders, Faculty Research Associate, University of Colorado Boulder and former Associate Vice President for Inclusion and Equity and Title IX Coordinator at UT Austin, as a co-facilitator. The second day of the pre-workshop will build upon the first day discussions, and focus more on case studies and small group discussions, which will draw upon the collective knowledge of all pre-workshop participants. Consistent with the main AKA workshop, each session is designed to be interactive and engaging.

AKA Pre-Workshop Session #2: (Best Practices for Kinesiology Internships and Practicums) - This pre-workshop will focus on best practices for student internships and practicums. It will be led by Dr. Mark Urtel, associate professor and chair of Kinesiology at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and Dr. Rafael Bahamonde, Interim Dean and professor, School of Physical Education and Tourism Management at IUPUI. Plenary speakers for this session include (1) Jared Russell, associate professor for the School of Kinesiology and Director of Student Development for the College of Education at Auburn University, and (2) Tim Gavin, professor and head of Health and Kinesiology at Purdue University. The pre-workshop also includes multiple IGNITE sessions that will allow attendees to present how they approach internships and practicums at their university, and round table discussions aimed at sharing and establishing best practices. The pre-workshop will conclude with interactive, roundtable summaries that will be reported out to the larger group for open discussion.

Main Workshop – January 26 afternoon and January 27 morning and afternoon

Workshop Theme: Promoting Quality Undergraduate Programs in Kinesiology

Undergraduate programs in Kinesiology are undergoing a resurgence in the U.S. as enrollment numbers are at an all-time high and programs are being transformed relative to various program emphases and student outcomes. The status and future of undergraduate programs will be addressed through a variety of topics at the 2018 Leadership Workshop. Through keynote speakers, lead speakers, brief podium presentations, panel discussions, round table and poster presentations, the program will explore ways to create and foster excellence in Kinesiology.

The main program will begin at 1:00 pm on the afternoon of the 26th. Ryan Jenkins, owner and founder of Next Generation, will present a dynamic speech on millennial learning. Melissa Gross and Peter Bodary from the University of Michigan will present a keynote on “Helping Faculty Improve Teaching: Innovative Models of Instruction.” Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko from the University of Illinois will also present a keynote on “Getting to the Core of the Matter: The Establishment of a Common Curriculum in Kinesiology.” James Morrow, Jr. from the University of North Texas will provide a review of the conference and the various themes that emerged about undergraduate education in Kinesiology. Several podium presentations, panel presentations, and poster presentations will round out the program. The program will conclude on Saturday night with a banquet/awards ceremony. Please see the program linked below for all the details on the many exciting and informative sessions planned at the upcoming workshop.

Hotel: Marriott Denver Airport at Gateway Park
Click here to make your hotel reservation online

Address: 16455 E. 40th Circle, Aurora, Colorado 80011
Room Rates: $123 single/double (breakfast included in room rate for one guest per room)
Cost of Workshop: $400 for AKA member departments/$900 for non-member departments
Cost of Pre-Workshop Symposia: $150 for AKA members and Non-Members
Cut off date for room reservations: Friday, January 5, 2018
Parking: Complimentary Self-Parking for our attendees
WiFi: Complimentary in guest room and meeting rooms
Transportation: Complimentary hotel shuttle to/from Denver International Airport (DEN). Shuttle phone 303-371-4333.

Workshop Committee:

Tom Templin (University of Michigan) - Co-chair
Jason Carter (Michigan Tech University) - Co-chair
Kim Graber (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) - Co-chair
Dan Schmidt (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Lanie Dornier (Tulane University)
Amelia Lee (Louisiana State University)-AKA Executive Director

Click here to download the REGISTRATION FORM
Click here to download the FINAL PROGRAM