Five Colleges hosts national professional development conference

CollaborationsIn October Five Colleges hosted the annual conference of the Association for Collaborative Leadership (ACL). ACL offers a variety of professional development services for staff members of higher ed consortia highlighted by the annual conference, which this year included 10 sessions in subjects ranging from assessment to strategic planning. Nine staff and faculty members from Five Colleges and its member campuses presented in sessions, in addition to some 30 contributors from other organizations. The conference opened with a dinner celebrating Five Colleges’ 50th anniversary, with the 80 conference attendees joined by more than 100 members of the campuses and area communities.

Pictured: Barb Allen of the Big Ten Academic Alliance moderates a panel that includes (from left) Brian Williams of Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Bob Crowley of Hampshire College and Maria Toyofuku of Five Colleges.

Photo by Ben Barnhart.