Aspiring Leaders Summit


Collaborative Partnerships

UNCW works collaboratively with community college partners to define needs and deliver professional development for community college professionals aspiring to step into roles as community college leaders. Together, we seek to offer programs, conferences and events that will help to strengthen higher education in North Carolina.

If you are interested in planning an Aspiring Leaders Summit or other professional development, please contact UNCW 3C Coordinator Denise Henning at

2022 Events

The events are Created BY community college leaders FOR aspiring community college leaders WITH university partnership.

  • Cape Fear Community College - Oct. 6-7, 2022
  • Carteret Community College - Nov. 3-4, 2022

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Skills Development for Aspiring Leader Summits:

  • Staff to administrative transition (Experiential and real administrative scenarios)
  • Utilizing data (where to pull it and what to look for)
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Budgeting
  • Importance of Documentation (Students & Staff)
  • Mental Wellness and soft skills/Emotional intelligence

Future Professional Development Events will offer:

  • Multiple modalities of delivery at a distance (online and hybrid) and on-site
  • Teaching and learning faculty/classroom skills (age/learning differences)
  • FERPA Training
  • ADA Accommodation