Event description

A 3-day intensive program designed for senior leaders aspiring to the community college presidency.

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The AACC Future Presidents Institute provides hands-on experience for senior leaders aspiring to the community college presidency. The association has gathered years of research from new CEOs about what they wish they had known before assuming the presidency.

The faculty for the institute is drawn from the community college leadership field and are highly skilled presidents, chancellors, and groundbreaking leaders. Institute faculty leverages their community college leadership expertise and field-based practical skills to create new knowledge and enduring concepts that shape the practice of community college leadership.

AACC Competencies for Community College Leaders and the real-world illustrations that AACC believes are imperative to assist leaders in progressing along the leadership continuum provide the framework for the FPI curriculum.

The Competencies focus areas are specific categories identified as having significance to the internal and external workings of the community college. The 11 focus areas are:

  • Organizational Culture
  • Governance, Institutional Policy, and Legislation
  • Student Success
  • Institutional Leadership
  • Institutional Infrastructure
  • Information and Analytics
  • Advocacy and Mobilizing/Motivating Others
  • Fundraising and Relationship Cultivation
  • Communications
  • Collaboration
  • Personal Traits and Abilities


Before applying, please assemble all of the pertinent information required for your application.  These items include: your current resume (PDF), a letter of recommendation for the program from your college CEO or a CEO that can attest to your experience (PDF), and your professional headshot (at least 300dpi in one of the following formats: jpeg, jpg, tif, tiff, or gif).


The registration fee for the FPI is $1700 for employees of member colleges and $2000 for employees of non-member colleges. Fees include meals provided through the institute as well as supplies. All fees must be paid prior to the start of the program.

Cancellation Fee – A fee of $250 will be imposed for all canceled registrations.  


June 1-3, 2020


American Association of Community Colleges, 1 Dupont Circle, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036

Hotel Accommodations
Kimpton Palomar, 2121 P Street NW, Washington, DC 20037
Hotel reservations

Schedule at a glance (subject to change)

SUNDAY, May 31, 2020

  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm Welcome Reception

MONDAY, June 1, 2020

  • 7:30am – 8:00am Check-In
  • 8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast (provided)
  • 9:00am – 10:00am Welcome and Introductions
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm Institute Sessions
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00pm – 4:30pm Institute Sessions

TUESDAY, June 2, 2020

  • 8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast (provided)
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm Institute Sessions
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm Institute Sessions
  • 4:00pm Explore DC (on your own)

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020

  • 7:00am – 8:00am Hotel Check-Out
  • 8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm Institute Sessions
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00pm-4:30pm Institute Sessions
  • 4:30pm Adjourn

The Future Presidents Institute was invaluable and provided me with a high return on investment.  I am thankful for the opportunity to expand my network among my peers.  The session topics and speakers provided a comprehensive balcony view of the expectations community college leaders face daily.”

– FPI Participant, AACC Future Presidents Institute, June 2019


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