Daniel Payne and John McCaslin-Doyle attend ACE Leadership Academy

Daniel Payne, English, and John McCaslin-Doyle, Theater, attended a prestigious national professional development conference in Washington, D.C., July 19-20, 2017. The ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs is a 2-day workshop that prepares department chairs for their roles as institutional leaders who can advance their programs and contribute to the larger mission of their colleges or universities. Under the guidance of experienced college and university leaders, participants explore best practices for leading departments in times of change. The format includes case studies, tabletop discussions, simulations on key leadership issues, and peer-to-peer sharing about achieving departmental success.