ACE Conferences Fill Summer with Education Opportunities

May 05, 2011Bill Schmitt

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Opportunities to make a difference in K-12 education will abound this summer as the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) sponsors conferences covering a range of interests and initiatives.

ACE conferences coming up in the next couple of months on the Notre Dame campus will once again be important focal points for learning about—and responding to—the challenge of sustaining and strengthening K-12 Catholic schools nationwide. Registration is still open for these distinctive gatherings, which are conducted by units of ACE. The action takes place during the season when principals, teachers, and aspiring teachers are engaged in their on-campus summer curricula as part of their ACE formation programs.

Those eager to respond to the many needs and opportunities of K-12 Catholic education can register for these conferences before the respective deadlines arrive:

Catholic Endowment Management Conference (June 7-9, 2011). Financial leaders of Catholic institutions have the opportunity to learn and discuss best practices for managing their long-term investment funds. Your guide is Notre Dame’s chief investment officer, Scott Malpass. Registration ends May 25. Get more details, including fee information.

Catholic School Advantage Presenter Seminar (June 17-19, 2011). Notre Dame is leading the effort to enroll 1 million Latino children in Catholic schools by 2020. Those committed to advancing this Catholic School Advantage campaign by offering training sessions in their communities will receive valuable coaching at this seminar. Apply to attend this seminar.

Advocates for Parental Choice Symposium (June 24-29, 2011). This is the premier seminar for future leaders in the parental choice movement. It includes an academic component and rigorous frontline training. All participant costs are covered by a national foundation. Apply to attend this symposium.

Play Like a Champion Sports Leadership Conference (June 24-26). This annual conference offers professional development for coaches and athletic administrators at both the youth and high school levels with a special emphasis on developing the whole person through sports. Get more details, including fee information.

Superintendents Strategic Leadership Conference (June 26-29). Superintendents will enhance their leadership capacity through engaging discussions with expert faculty, practitioners, and (arch)diocesan and business leaders. Registration ends June 1. Get more details, including fee information.

Principals Academy (July 5-8). Principals will engage in discussions with expert faculty and practitioners, develop a leadership plan with facilitators to improve teaching and learning, and build community with their colleagues for the sharing of skills and support. Registration ends June 15. Get more details, including fee information.

ACE Summer Forum (July 8-10). This Summer Forum on Expanding Access to Catholic Schools will assemble leaders from across the country to focus on helping students and families gain access to Catholic schools through the acquisition of private donations, advocating for parental choice public policy, and making community-driven changes in the school environment. Get more details, including fee information.