2024 AKA Leadership Workshop & Pre-Workshops
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2024 AKA Leadership Workshop & Pre-Workshops

17th Annual Leadership Workshop

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
January 25-27, 2024

Addressing Social Justice and Equity Imperatives: Exemplars of Inclusive Excellence

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AKA Members – Click here to Register for the Workshop/Pre-Workshop by January 12th

AKA Non-Members – Click here to Register for the Workshop/Pre-Workshop by January 12th

One hallmark of effective leadership is the strategic implementation of models, practices, policies, and processes that support an environment of inclusive excellence. The upcoming 2024 AKA workshop theme of Addressing Social Justice and Equity Imperatives: Exemplars of Inclusive Excellence will provide members with professional development opportunities to develop this critical strategic leadership skill. The identified workshop speakers are higher education thought leaders, administrators, change agents, and program facilitators who have directly impacted academic environments that exemplify inclusive excellence, social justice, equity, and belonging. Presentations will highlight “real-world” exemplars, practices, and administrative action steps to support student and faculty success, infusing DEI into the kinesiology curriculum, strategic planning, and leadership development. Throughout the workshop, there will be opportunities to engage in conversations and networking with emerging and seasoned administrative leadership from institutions representing a diversity of characteristics, types, and missions.  Themes incorporated into the workshop will include a) Faculty Success, b) Student Success, c) Leadership Development, d) Curriculum, and e) Strategic Planning.

The landmark Albuquerque luxury hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Old Town and the Sawmill District, offering accommodations and amenities, including on-site restaurant and bars, an outdoor resort swimming pool, and more than 62,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. The negotiated room rates are $169 per night for a standard king/standard double.  The deadline to make your reservation in the AKA room block at the discounted rate has been extended to December 29, 2023.

Hotel Albuquerque is only steps away from Sawmill Market: a 25,000 square-foot food hall with various local vendors featuring an array of culinary experiences. Explore the heart of Albuquerque, Historic Old Town and the center of Albuquerque’s cultural district, with numerous museums, shops, galleries, and restaurants. Experience Albuquerque from above with the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway or hot air ballooning with Rainbow Ryders.

10 Reasons to Visit Albuquerque

For more information on things to see and do while you are in Albuquerque, check out the Visit Albquqerque Website.

AKA Leadership Workshop and Pre-Workshop Descriptions:
The 17th 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.

2024 Workshop Program Planning Committee

  • Jared Russell, Auburn University (Chair)
  • Kim Graber, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Michael Hemphill, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Amy Linder, North Carolina Central University
  • Phillip Post, New Mexico State University
  • Danielle Wadsworth, Auburn University

2024 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Silver Sponsors

San Diego State University
Texas A & M University
Utah State University

Bronze Sponsors

Denison University
Springfield College