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Executive Development Series (EDS) for Deans

March 22-23, 2024

A program designed for deans and directors to gain practical leadership and management skills.

This 1.5-day pre-conference session, connected to AACN’s Deans Annual Meeting, is designed for leaders in higher education to gain high-level leadership and management skills. This program will surface the challenging issues faced by deans, provide space to explore capabilities, and identify themes within their own practice of leadership. Seasoned academic nursing leaders share their experiences and expertise offering tips and tools for faculty and staff engagement, how to develop your leadership team, managing and mitigating risk, and how to overcome obstacles and barriers in leadership to effectively implement your vision.

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Who Can Attend

The Executive Development Series for Deans is a member-only event exclusive to the dean/director of AACN member schools of nursing.

How to Attend

The Executive Development Series for Deans will be offered prior to the Deans Annual Meeting.

Conference Venue

The Fairmont Washington, DC
2401 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Registration Fee

Executive Development Series for Deans Standard
Ends Feb. 22
Starts Feb. 23
Dean/Director $599 $699


  • No substitutions are allowed for the Deans Annual Meeting and the EDS for Deans.
  • Your cancellation request must be received in writing and confirmed by AACN; otherwise, it cannot be honored. The following refund arrangements will then apply:
  • Cancellation requests received by March 8, 2024, will be refunded minus a $150 non-refundable administrative fee.
  • No refunds will be given after March 8, 2024 nor will refunds be given for no-shows.
  • No-show registrations with an open balance will be charged a $150 non-refundable administrative fee after the event.
  • Your cancellation request must be submitted in writing to and confirmed by AACN.

Please note: AACN will issue refunds within a 2-week time period of receipt of written cancellation notice.

Event Cancellation by AACN

AACN reserves the right to modify, postpone/reschedule or cancel this conference and any related group activity for any circumstance beyond AACN's control, including but not limited to emergency, acts of God, government regulations, disaster, strike, and non-fulfilment of minimum group requirements. If AACN cancels an event, every attempt will be made to reschedule or provide a modified virtual offering, and registration fees will be applied to the rescheduled/virtual event. If a cancelled event cannot be rescheduled, AACN will issue a full refund of the registration fee(s). Any travel, lodging, or incidental expenses incurred related to a cancelled/postponed event cannot be refunded under any circumstances as AACN resumes no responsibility for such expenses.



More information coming soon

For questions, contact the AACN Conference Team today!