AKA Leadership Workshop & Pre-Workshops
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AKA Leadership Workshop & Pre-Workshops

18th Annual Leadership Workshop


January 30-February 1, 2025

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA

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Make Your Hotel Reservation by January 9th (Coming Soon!)

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Register (Members) by January 12th (Coming Soon!)

Register (Non-Members) by January 12th (Coming Soon!)

The 2025 AKA Annual Leadership Workshop will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Newport Beach, California.  The hotel is a short 5 minutes from Orange County/John Wayne Airport, is considered a hotel retreat, and is located adjacent to the Upper Newport Bay Nature Reserve. The hotel is pet-friendly and has 410 guestrooms, three pools, a 24-hour fitness center, an executive golf course, and a complimentary two-hour beach cruiser rental (bikes) are included in our room rate. The standard room rate will be $235 (single/double), $260 (triple), $285 (quad), balcony view $250 (single), pool view $255 (single), and bay view $285 (single). The negotiated room rates are available 3 days before and three days after the meeting should you decide to extend your stay. A mandatory resort fee has been discounted to $15 per room, per night (plus applicable tax) provides for an enhanced stay experience and includes:

  • Premium Wireless Guest Room Internet for up to 6 devices
  • Green Fees/Club Rentals at Back Bay Golf Course
  • Beach Cruisers (up to 2 hours complimentary)
  • Variety of Games including shuffleboard, ping pong, volleyball etc
  • Water Slide and Splash Pad
  • Fitness Center with 2 Pelotons, 24 Hour Access
  • 3 Pools and 3 Hot Tubs
  • 2 Bottled Water in guest room daily
  • In Season-Recreation led activities at the Oasis Pool
  • Beach Kits Available (includes 2 chairs and an umbrella)
  • Business Center/Computer Access, Local and 800 Calls
  • 24 hour text messaging service
  • Electric Car Charging
  • Fire Pit Experiences

After meetings, you can wind down with a stroll to the back of the resort to view the Newport Bay Ecological Reserve or walk over the bridge to picturesque Balboa Island and explore the chic coastal shops along Marine Avenue.  The deadline to make your hotel reservation is January 9, 2025.

Newport Beach has many offerings besides the weather (sunset cruises, surf lessons, wine tastings, harbor-front promenades).  Check it all out by clicking on the link to Visit Newport Beach.

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AKA Leadership Workshop and Pre-Workshop Descriptions:
The 18th Annual Leadership Workshop will bring together leaders, administrators, and faculty committed to advancing kinesiology as a unified discipline. It provides unique opportunities to learn, network, and share ideas with other administrators. The workshop helps attendees increase their knowledge to better lead kinesiology programs. We will again feature two pre-workshop sessions covering topics for undergraduate and graduate programs.

2025 Workshop Program Planning Committee

  • Kim Graber, Chair, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Brandon Alderman, Rutgers University
  • Tim Brusseau, University of Utah
  • Michael Hemphill, University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Penny McCullagh, California State University, East Bay
  • Liz Mullin, Springfield College
  • Lori Ploutz-Snyder, University of Michigan
  • Nancy Williams, Penn State University

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