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Applications Welcome for the ATHE Leadership Institute® -
Due Tuesday, May 15

ATHE’s Professional Development Committee and Co-Directors Barbara O. Korner, Penn State University, and Mark Heckler, Valparaiso University, present the 12th ATHE Leadership Institute®. The ATHE Leadership Institute® begins on Tuesday, July 31st, at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 2nd.

Designed for new and aspiring theatre chairs and administrators, this workshop matches participants with leaders in the field who have several years of experience as chairs, deans, directors, and provosts.

The program will provide a setting for exploration of challenges and opportunities both for higher education and for theatre departments within the higher education context.

Participants (limited to 30) will be matched with mentors to provide guidance in leadership development during the workshop and throughout the year.

What You Need to Apply

Applications should be submitted to Barbara O. Korner at no later than May 15, 2012.

2012 ATHE Leadership Institute® Sponsors 

  • American University
  • Auburn University
  • Bradley University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • East Carolina University
  • Friends University
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • James Madison University
  • Mount Saint Mary's
  • Penn State University
  • St. Mary's University of Minnesota
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Valparaiso University
  • Western Michigan University


Special Offer for ATHE Leadership Institute® Alumni

ATHE Leadership Institute® Alumni are invited to attend a workshop on "Fundraising/Development Techniques for the Theatre Department," moderated by Jeff Huberman, Dean, Bradley University Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts and longtime ATHE Leadership Institute® contributor. A small panel of ATHE Leadership Institute® Alumni will address the critical issues department directors, chairs, and deans need to know about raising money in these lean economic times. Fee: $49.  You can register for the workshop through the main ATHE conference registration process.



A mentor and participant at the 2011 ATHE Leadership Institute® Graduation

Become an ATHE Leadership Institute® Sponsor

The ATHE Leadership Institute ® has a proud record of preparing professional leadership in academic theatre. The commitment of the Institute's mentors to providing annual and ongoing personalized guidance to new and aspiring department administrators makes this program one of the most effective of its kind in the country. Over the last three years, many mentors have committed to an additional level of participation in the ATHE Leadership Institute ® by signing up as a sponsor.

Each Sponsor's logo and wordmark are featured on individual posters displayed in the Institute meeting room, in a special annual luncheon program, in a composite listing as in the ATHE conference program, on a poster displayed at the conference registration area, and in the following year's ATHE Leadership Institute ® information.  Sign up to be a sponsor.


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