AKA Workshops

2021 AKA Leadership Workshop & Pre-Workshop Sessions


The American Kinesiology Association will hold its 14th annual leadership workshop on January 29-30, 2021 in Albuquerque, NM. The workshop brings together over 150 kinesiology leaders, administrators, and faculty who are committed to advancing our discipline as a unified field of study. The workshop provides a unique opportunity to network with others engaged in university administration and with those who are interested in increasing their leadership knowledge and skills for effective administration of kinesiology departments. Two pre-workshop sessions will be offered prior to the AKA Leadership Workshop. Registration and hotel information are provided below.

Leadership Workshop Theme:  "Leading through Times of Uncertainty:  The Future of Higher Education, Work, and Kinesiology"


The Leadership Workshop begins at 1:30 PM on Friday, January 29, and concludes with the AKA Banquet and Awards Recognition Ceremony on Saturday evening, January 30.  The workshop is highly interactive with small group discussions on specific topics related to the workshop theme and opportunities for networking with other kinesiology leaders, including university presidents, deans, chairs and directors, and faculty. 

Pre-Workshop Sessions

The two pre-workshop sessions will be held concurrently from 2 to 5:30 PM on Thursday, January 28th and continuing from 8:30 AM to noon on Friday, January 29. These sessions provide for in-depth presentations and discussions on specific issues of importance to kinesiology administrators and faculty.      

Themes for Pre-Workshop Sessions:  COMING SOON!

Workshop Registration (Your department must be a member of AKA in order to register for the Annual Workshop) - Registration will open in late summer 2020.


Hotel Reservations

Hotel: Hotel Albuquerque (at old town)
Room Rates: $139 single/$155 double/$171 triple/$187 quad (continental breakfast included in room rate)
Cutoff date for room reservations: Monday, December 28, 2020
Parking: Complimentary Self-Parking for our attendees
Wi-Fi: Complimentary in guest room and meeting rooms
Transportation: Attendees are responsible for securing their own transportation

The Workshop Program Planning Committee:

Lanie Dornier, Tulane University
Jeff Fairbrother, University of Tennessee
Al Smith, (Chair) Michigan State University
Kathy Williams, University of North Carolina-Greensboro