Share your best ideas and most meaningful experiences with other community college leaders.

Submission Deadline extended to Wednesday, July 1, 2020.


  1. Addressing the Needs of Unique Student Populations

  2. Partnerships and Collaborations

  3. Board Basics: How to be an Effective Trustee

  4. New Pathways to Student Success

  5. Institutional Resource Development and New Business Ideas


    6.  Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

             Most of the world has been affected by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Community colleges are in a unique position and face major challenges as resource                             providers to their local communities and providers of high-quality higher education. ACCT seeks sessions that offer insights on how the community colleges responded to              these events — what challenges they’ve faced, how they’ve coped, and what lessons are being learned. 

     7. Strengthening Rural Community Colleges

            Rural community colleges face a number of acute challenges, including recruitment and retention of qualified faculty, access to broadband internet, and transportation                      issues to name a few. Despite these challenges, rural community colleges also have great potential to lessen the impact of education deserts, drive economic growth and                    help sustain vibrant communities. In partnership with the Rural Community College Alliance, ACCT seeks sessions that offer proven practices, local or state solutions that                have helped strengthen your institution and community. 


These 60-minute sessions are designed as lecture-type presentations; however, it is recommended that presenters include interactive activities throughout the presentation in order to keep participants engaged. All proposed session topics must identify with one of the tracks that outline the theme of the ACCT Leadership Congress. Each concurrent session must include a minimum of two presenters.



These 75-minute roundtable discussions are designed to facilitate informal conversations among presenters and participants on targeted issues or topics. Initial presentations are about 10 minutes (no power point slides allowed) followed by a moderated conversation between the presenters and participants. ACCT recommends one or two facilitators at most.


Submission Guidelines:

  • Must include trustees among presenters.

  • Must address one of the five tracks.

  • All presenters must register for the Congress.

  • Proposal must include a letter of support from the Board of Trustees of the college.

  • All concurrent session presenters must pay $225 for AV equipment (LCD Projector/Screen) if requested.