The Alabama Community College Leadership Academy

Established in 2000, the Alabama Community College Leadership Academy is a yearlong leadership development program for administrators and faculty members in two-year colleges. The program is designed for those who desire to prepare themselves to take advantage of future senior-level management opportunities. The Academy activities begin with a four-day workshop in residence. This is followed by four day-and-a-half seminars at host campuses during the year. Participants explore solutions to real world problems faced by college administrators. The Academy features a variety of lectures, seminars, and workshops. These center on the following six curricular themes:

  • Foundations of Leadership
  • Policy and Governance
  • Administration and Finance
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Student Services and Development
  • Leadership for Change


As part of the seminars, Academy participants learn from nationally recognized community college educational leaders, University of Alabama faculty and administrators, as well as experts in the State of Alabama. The Academy includes local site visits where participants have the opportunity to interact with Alabama community college presidents, state leaders, and members of the Alabama Community College System.


The Academy consists of five sessions, beginning with a session at The University of Alabama's Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa.  In addition, four 1 and 1/2 day sessions will be held throughout the year.  Registration for the 2020-2021 cohort will begin on late summer.