Great Deans Program

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July 12-13, 2022


Consider joining the interest list for the 2022 cohort - Kick off is July 12-13, 2022 in Sacramento.

ACCCA is excited to announce the return of the ACCCA Great Deans Program in conjunction with our Chief Instructional and Student Service Officers. In these unprecedented times, ACCCA is here to bring you the professional development that you need, RIGHT NOW, in a remote setting.

Great Deans will have four virtual sessions with regional in-person sessions later in the year. The format of delivery may be different but we are filling this program with content for ALL deans (not just in the first five years of your career.)

In order to accommodate more attendees and still observe physical distancing, we’ve created the following virtual training schedule:

July 15th, 2021 - 8am-11am - Leadership/DEI

July 22nd, 2021 - 8am-11am - Employee Relations and Performance Management

August 5th ,2021 - 8am-11am - Budget, What Deans NEED to Know

August 12th, 2021 - 8am-11am - Political Landscape  

Additional meetings: 

Happy Hour - July 22, 2021 4:30pm-5:30pm
Post-Program Luncheon - August 12, 2021 11:30am-12:30pm

Regional meetings:


October 21,2021 - 1pm-4pm

November 18, 2021 - 1pm-4pm

February 22, 2022 TBD

Please note the policies around our selection process:

  • ACCCA can extend this training to 100 attendees.
  • All applicants to the Great Deans program must go through a vetting process and be selected by a designated team of volunteers and staff based on criteria established by the Management Development Commission (MDC).
ACCCA develops and supports current and future California community college administrators through
professional development, networking and advocacy.
Association of California Community College Administrators | PO Box 1017, Sacramento, CA 95812-1017
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