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The Virtual Professional Development Series


These online learning opportunities have been scheduled for 2019. Click here to view our extensive online learning archive.




Surviving Presidential Turnover

Date TBD (Late May / Early June 2019))

Facilitator: Jim Yankech, PhD, Jim Yankech & Associates LLC


Diversifying Consortial Staff

Date TBD (Fall 2019)

Facilitator: Victoria McGillin, PhD, John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education





 Managing Change to Sustain Collaboration

 March 12, 2019 | Click here to access recorded webinar

All collaborative leaders are engaged in change. How to plan for, manage, and sustain change are topics of ongoing discussion and, sometimes, “hit or miss” approaches. ACL members seek to “do” change in the right ways in order to make the most positive impact on our members. 

The webinar covered known models of change management and discussed application methods to enhance collaborative initiatives. Panelists included Charlene BergstresserProgram Director at the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges and Christine Kimball, Director of Strategic Procurement, and Susana Velazquez, Program and Budget Manager, both at the Five Colleges of Ohio.

The webinar is organized in three parts: 
1. A definition of models for change management; audience members will have a chance to connect their own change initiatives to the material being discussed
2. Presentation of an actual change initiative, including discussion of how the impact of change got in the way of moving collaboration forward
3. Closing and questions, including a summary of polling data received over the course of the webinar

As you prepare to view the webinar, spend ten minutes considering a change initiative you are working on or have worked on. Think about how you approach the change, what has gone well, and what has been a challenge.

Webinar outcomes 
1. Awareness of existing change management methods
2. Tools for managing change in collaboration

Speaker Bios

At LVAIC, Charlene Bergstresser collaborates with faculty and staff communities of practice to develop collaborative initiatives and programs for the LVAIC member campuses. Her work focuses on professional and faculty development and training with a strategic focus on diversity and inclusion.

At Ohio Five, Christine Kimball, Director of Strategic Procurement, is responsible for strategic procurement collaboration, the development of consortial contracts, and the implementation of cost saving initiatives for the member institutions. In addition, she manages the consortial web-based eprocurement system, which streamlines the procurement processes for the colleges and the consortium.

Also at Ohio Five, Susana Velazquez, Program and Budget Manager, is responsible for maintaining and monitoring the financial records of the organization and the grants which it oversees. In addition, Susana provides planning and logistical support to the Ohio Five’s various standing and grant committees. She will also lend her leadership in the development of evaluation methods for the organization’s initiatives.

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  • Managing Change to Sustain Collaboration
  • Surviving Presidential Turnover (Summer '19)
  • Diversifying Consortial Staff (Fall '19)


  • Impacts of Attending the ACL Summer Institute [Free for Nonmembers]
  • Strategic Thinking (Across the Organization)
  • Consortium Leadership: The Search Firm's Perspective
  • Shared Legal Services: A Simple and Sensible Solution to Cost Containment
  • New Funding Opportunities at The Teagle Foundation


  • From Satisfaction to Impact: Trying on an Assessment Framework
  • Measuring the Value of Shared Services
  • Diversifying the Professoriate: Consortial Strategies and Metrics
  • Quantifying Economic Impact: Examples of Goals & Metrics as a Basis for Measuring Value


  • ACLx: 2016 Conference Recap
  • Laying the Groundwork for Collaborative Buying
  • Communication Strategies of College and University Consortia


  • Exploring Collaborative Opportunities with the DuShu Lake Consortium in China
  • Managing Consortium Boards: An ACL Expert Dialog
  • Strategic Content Curation and Communication: Use Simple Technologies to Expand Your Reach


  • Transformational Academic Collaboration: Tips for Creating and Sustaining Momentum
  • Greater Impact through Program Measurement & Evaluation
  • Collaborating for Professional Development: What Works
  • Using Biometrics for Student Authentication


  • Critical Friends: A Process Built on Reflection

  • Communicate Your Impact to Your Stakeholders

  • Consortial Partnerships with External Organizations

  • The Why, The Who, The When and The Wherefore of Program Evaluations

  • Next Generation Instructional Technology: A Collaborative Approach

  • Cross-Registration: How Well Does It Really Work?


  • The Role of Consortia in Fostering Campus Security in Alignment with Local and Community Police Agencies

  • Consortium and Center Diversity: Our Differences, Our Strengths

  • Marketing for Centers and Consortia

  • Catalyzing Sustainability Initiatives

  • How Institutions Can Work Together

  • Corsortial Survival 101
  • Ways to Instill Ownership in Consortia Activities
  • Dealing with Uncertainty: Managing in Times of Change
  • Building a Culture of Collaboration Through Civic Engagement and Service Learning Initiatives
  • Consortium Board Relations
  • Be More Effective by Understanding and Responding to the Politics of Your Consortium
  • Influencing the New Administration: Sharing the Economic Value of Consortia
more Calendar

6/16/2019 » 6/19/2019
ACL 2019 Summer Institute

10/16/2019 » 10/18/2019
ACL Annual Conference 2019

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