2020 Conference Schedule

Times subject to change

THURSDAY, November 5
5:00p - 8:00p AUCCCD Board Meeting - Board Members Only

FRIDAY, November 6
9:00a - 4:00p AUCCCD Board Meeting - Board Members Only
3:00p - 6:00p Registration for Pre-Conference Open

SATURDAY, November 7
7:00a - 6:00p Registration/Information Desk Open
7:00a - 8:00a IACS Advisory Council Meeting
8:00a - 9:00a Continental Breakfast for Preconference Attendees
8:00a - 10:30a IACS Board of Directors Meeting
8:30a - 4:00p Pre-Conference Workshops
9:00a - 4:00p AUCCCD Board Meeting – Board Members Only
10:30a - 1:00p IACS Board of Accreditation Meeting
11:30a - 1:00p Lunch Break (on your own)
4:30p - 6:00p New Directors’ and First Time Attendees Workshop [Read more]
5:00p - 6:30p IACS Wine and Cheese Reception
6:30p - 10:30p Opening Reception

SUNDAY, November 8
7:00a - 6:00p Registration/Information Desk Open
7:00a - 8:30a Continental Breakfast
7:00a - 5:00p Exhibits Open
7:00a - 8:00a Worship Service
7:00a - 8:15a Breakfast for Directors of Faith-based Schools
7:30a - 8:00a Meditation
8:30a - 10:00a 1st Business Meeting
8:30a - 9:30a Partners’ Orientation
10:00a - 10:30a Break in Exhibit Hall
10:30a - 12:00p Keynote Speaker
12:00p - 1:30p Multicultural Directors’ Luncheon
12:00p - 1:30p Visual Arts/Performing Arts Director's Lunch (group will get lunch on own)
1:30p - 3:00p Concurrent Session 1
3:00p - 3:30p Break in Exhibit Hall
3:30p - 5:00p Sessions by Affiliation
5:15p - 6:30p CCMH Meeting
6:30p Group Dinners (on your own)

MONDAY, November 9
7:00a - 12:00p Registration/Information Desk Open
7:00a - 8:30a Continental Breakfast
7:00a - 12:00p Exhibits Open
7:00a - 8:00a Bob McGrath Annual Fun Run and Fun Walk
7:00a - 8:30a International Directors’ Interest Breakfast
7:30a - 8:00a Meditation
8:30a - 10:00a Concurrent Session 2
10:00a - 10:30a Break in Exhibit Hall
10:30a - 12:00p Keynote Speaker
12:30p Open Afternoon, Scheduled Tours (pre-registration only)
6:30p Group Dinners (on your own)

TUESDAY, November 10
7:00a - 8:30a Continental Breakfast
7:00a - 6:00p Registration/Information Desk Open
7:00a - 5:00p Exhibits Open
7:00a - 8:30a IACS Field Visitor Meeting
7:00a - 8:30a New Directors/First Time Attendees Informal Breakfast Meeting
7:30a - 8:00a Meditation
7:30a - 8:30a Emeritus Breakfast
8:30a - 10:00a 2nd Business Meeting
10:00a - 10:30a Break in Exhibit Hall
10:30a - 12:00p Concurrent Session 3
12:00p - 1:30p Women Directors' Lunch
1:30p - 3:00p Concurrent Session 4
3:00p - 3:30p Break in Exhibit Hall with Grand Prize Drawing
3:30p - 5:00p Concurrent Session 5
6:30p - 10:30p Cash Bar/Dinner/Awards Ceremony

WEDNESDAY, November 11
7:00a - 1:00p Registration/Information Desk Open
7:00a - 8:30a Continental Breakfast
7:00a - 8:30a AUCCCD Board Breakfast Meeting (For existing & incoming board members)
7:30a - 8:00a Meditation
8:30a - 10:00a Concurrent Session 6
10:00a - 10:30a Break
10:30a - 12:00p Concurrent Session 7

Surviving and Thriving as a New Director Program: An Introductory Leadership Institute

This full-day Introductory Leadership Institute is designed for directors in the early stages of their directorship (new to three years) and will address leadership development and management issues.  The Institute is comprised of four modules: cultivating your style and values as a leader, understanding  the multiple roles of a director, a roundtable discussion of administrative issues (data/budget, personnel, stakeholders, and open questions), and a senior director panel.  The overall goal of the Introductory Leadership Institute is to provide an opportunity for directors in the early stage of their career to develop their understanding of the skills involved in leading and managing a College/University Counseling Center. Additionally, it is our goal to foster an environment of connection and resourceful partnership between colleagues.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss different leadership styles to better recognize personal leadership values and preferences. 
  • Analyze personal and professional dilemmas and complexities associated with leading a counseling center. 
  • Identify and clarify multiple roles which may be required to engage in as a director.  
  • Discuss with more seasoned directors and fellow new directors administrative content areas that are typically challenging for new directors (e.g. budget, personnel, interacting with stakeholders). 
  • Develop perspective on the skills and challenges inherent to long-term success and satisfaction in the director role. 

New Director and First Time Attendee Program

The New Director/First Time Attendee (NDFTA) program aims to introduce new colleagues to all that AUCCCD has to offer and to foster connections with those of us who have more experience with the organization and our conferences. At the heart of the NDFTA program are the "conference connector" pairings, where we match our NDFTAs with more "seasoned directors" for a meet-up prior to the Saturday night opening reception. Our goal is for all interested NDFTAs to receive support in navigating the AUCCCD conference. As we can all remember from when we were newbies, attending AUCCCD for the first time can often feel overwhelming. Having a more experienced colleague make introductions to other directors and provide tips on how to make the most of the conference can really make a difference. NDFTA directors may sign up for this program complimentary during the registration process. This program will take place Saturday, October 19, from 4:30 - 6:00 PM.

 Monday Tour Descriptions

  • Information coming soon!

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Questions? Contact the AUCCCD Office.