Association for Collaborative Leadership

The voice for collaboration in higher education.


Who We Are

The Association for Collaborative Leadership (ACL) is the voice for collaboration in higher education.

We are an educational, research and professional organization dedicated to developing leadership capabilities and advancing higher education collaboration. We promote and support higher education partnerships through professional development, resource sharing and program enhancement. 

We invite you to join this active community of colleagues – leaders of more than fifty higher education consortia – at ACL’s event s and conferences, and in conversations about improving the quality of collaboration in higher education.

Whether you are starting a new collaborative initiative or organization, or are leader of an established consortium or multi-institution center, ACL provides a welcoming network of colleagues and a wealth of valuable resources for you.

ACL Membership

According to our members:

The ACL network of colleagues offers a welcoming home for people who do this unique work. Colleagues are among the first people a consortium or collaboration leader seeks for advice, feedback, and ideas on how to move the work of their organization forward.

 ACL colleagues share experiences and practices generously. ACL exposes higher education consortium leaders and staff to ideas about collaboration that they haven’t yet encountered, and to experiences and practices they haven’t yet tried.

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Association for Collaborative Leadership is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

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