Transforming Challenged Units Conference

Principled Academic Leadership: Transforming Challenged Units Annual Conference

We are hosting our eighth annual working conference on Transforming Challenged Units Conference (formerly called the Confronting Challenges in Academic Units Conference).

The conference is entirely focused on collaborative discussions for solving problems brought by participant teams, with structure and guidance provided by the conference team. Experienced academic leaders serve as experts prepared to share their experiences and case studies, and to work with you as you devise a way forward for specific unit challenges. We encourage participation from institutions bringing multi-level teams, including provost, dean, and unit leaders.

Participation in the Transforming Challenged Units conference is by application only, and places are limited so that we can ensure that each participant receives the maximum value from expert support and peer perspectives. Only screened delegates participate in these closed meetings, bringing specific institutional challenges for consideration and discussion. Confidentiality is observed.


This site is for registering for the conference and paying associated registration fees. You can return to the site at any time before payment is processed to adjust your registration information or to provide additional details.


For questions, please contact Amy Delahanty via email at amy8@illinois.edu.




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Please enter a lead name for one of the people attending the conference.

Please enter the names of any other people from your institution attending the conference. We will use these names for nametags (formatted Firstname LASTNAME). Please also provide an email address for each person attending.

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If accepted to the conference, our team is willing to assemble data in advance, based on requests from the conference hosts, and to work with our assigned conference liaison to maximize the productivity of our time at the event.

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