Call for Workshop Proposals

 2022 AKA Leadership Workshop & Pre-Workshop Sessions


15th Annual Leadership Workshop (Virtual)
January 25-27, 2022


Leadership for the future: 
Vision, values, and practice

DEADLINE: November 15, 2021

The Theme of the 2022 AKA Leadership Workshop is Leadership for the future: Vision, values, and practice. You can learn more about the theme and our invited guests on the AKA website. As in the past, you will be able to submit to present at the workshop and/or one of the pre-workshop sessions. We encourage presenters to address how their leadership efforts reflect value-based approaches incorporating the needs for both visionary thinking and practical day-to-day management. Specifically, how can we work toward a holistic leadership approach that guides us to balance planning for the future with managing today’s challenges?

Main Workshop
January 25-27, 2022
Leadership for the future:  Vision, values, and practice

To take advantage of the virtual format for the workshop, most presentations for the main workshop will be pre-recorded (5-7 minutes maximum, supported by slides or other media as desired). Recorded presentations will be available for viewing during the week of the workshop. In the Round Table Session, we will host simultaneous moderated group discussions in virtual rooms. Presentation authors will moderate the discussions, organized by subthemes, and attendees will be able to rotate through the rooms to join discussions.

Main Workshop Subthemes: Curricular innovation, inclusive excellence, current state of kinesiology, future of kinesiology, reconciling visionary and practical leadership, and value-based leadership.


Pre-Workshop Sessions
January 26, 2022
 11:00 am - 2:30 pm ET

There will be two concurrent pre-workshop sessions this year. These sessions are hosted by the Undergraduate Education Network and the Graduate Education Network. The goal of these two networks is to meet the interests of kinesiology program leaders. Pre-workshop presentations will be live or pre-recorded and displayed during the session, with the author present for questions or interactive activity. The duration for presentations will depend on the number of accepted submissions relative to overall session time. Each network has its own organizing committee for the pre-workshop sessions. These committees will work directly with accepted presenters to further develop schedules, content, and thematic fit.

Undergraduate Education Network Pre-Workshop Subthemes: The Undergraduate Network session will have five subthemes related to preparing future undergraduate program leaders for: The “new normal” in a COVID informed space; program strategic planning within the academic unit as outcomes change; shifts to primarily online (asynchronous) or hybrid lecture and lab delivery; shifts to primarily online (asynchronous) or hybrid delivery of physical activity programs; and developing faculty leadership learning communities (virtually or face-to-face).

Graduate Education Network Pre-Workshop Subthemes: The Graduate Network session will include several subthemes related to mental health and well-being: Coping and caring during major traumatic events (e.g., the pandemic, racial unrest, relationship issues); supporting marginalized students; and general support strategies (e.g., conflict resolution, time/stress management, and community building). The session will also include subthemes on faculty and peer mentoring, especially in the COVID and post-COVID contexts.

Presentation proposals will be accepted for the main workshop and the pre-workshop sessions. Presenters must be registered for the workshop or pre-workshop in which they present. Submission of a proposal will require contact information for the lead and co-presenters, a presentation title, and a brief (<1,000 character) description of the presentation. (Click link below to submit your proposal.)

Click here to submit a proposal by the deadline of November 29, 2021.

We look forward to reviewing your proposals!


The AKA 2022 Leadership Workshop Program Planning Committee:

Jeff Fairbrother, University of Auburn
Karen Francis, University of San Francisco
Lara Duke, Capilano University
Ting Liu, Texas State University