Institute for Leadership Training

The 2014 ILT took place July 23-26, 2014 in the Washington, D.C. area. ACA would like to thank all of this year's participants for their hard work and dedication to the counseling profession!

2014 Institute for Leadership Training 
July 23-26, 2014 - Hilton Alexandria Mark Center

The ACA ILT brings together ACA leaders from Regions, Branches, and Divisions seeking to enhance their leadership skills and dedication to the counseling profession. The keynote presentation, content learning sessions, visits with elected officials, and the opportunities to network with fellow leaders from around the country make this a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth.
On Wednesday, July 23, start your leadership training with the Opening General Session.

Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) Assessments: A Leader's First Step Toward Achieving the Extraordinary

The Leadership Challenge
  Successful professional know how to lead and learn in their organizations.  This program will provided necessary skills and tools to master the essential areas of leadership and to support participants in this quest.

Program description:  The framework for this learning experience is the core leadership concepts contained in The Leadership Challenge, a model validated by more than 20 years of ongoing research and practical experience.  "Take the Leadership Challenge" will focus on the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®, developed by authors and researcher Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner.  In a highly interactive, experience-based approach, participants learn how to Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others, and Encourage the Heart.

Benefits for participants include:

  • An understanding of their own leadership style
  • An appreciation of other leadership styles
  • An increase in credibility and courage as a leader
  • More capability and willingness to provide leadership for their organization
  • Essential skills to improve and achieve better results for their own staff
  • An ongoing action plan and a commitment to do things differently 

 Participants will develop their leadership Skills in various learning styles, individual assessment, and small and large group interaction.
Marshall BrownPresenter: Marshall Brown is an executive leadership coach known for his passion for growth, and laser like focus on results.  His is the founder and CEO of Marshall Brown & Associates, one of the leading international coaching and leadership development companies today.


On Saturday, July 26, you will end with our Closing General Session!

Habits of Highly Effective Boards

A good board or committee is a victory not a gift.  You will influence the performance of your division, region, branch, or standing committee.  Learn and share best practices for ensuring that smart volunteers you work with form a smart group.
Axelrod ACAPic614Presenter:  Nance Axelrod is a frequent speaker at leadership forums dedicated to governance, accountability, and board development.  She is the founding president of the organization now known as BoardSource, where she served as it first chief executive officer from 1987-1996.  She currently serves on the faculty of the ASAE/Center for Association Leadership, a learning center and think tank in Washington DC Board Chairs.

Nancy is the author of The Governing Board: Key Responsibilities for Association Boards and Boards members; Governing for Growth: Using 7 Measures of Success to Strengthen Board Dialogue and Decision Making; Culture of Inquire: Health Debate in the Boardroom; Chief Executive Succession Planning: The Board's Role in Securing Your Organizations Future; Advisory Council' and numerous articles and op-ed pieces.  She has served on the governing and advisory board of a number of organizations.

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