Summer Forum Combines Vacation and Learning

 Published: May 22, 2019

By: Heather Willden


Summer Forum 2019 (July 20-22, 2019) will soon be here, and we’re excited!

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From the stellar program and presenters to the beautiful destination, Summer Forum 2019 is a unique professional development meeting. In fact, it’s a great way to:

Have a vacation

In addition to this being a fantastic summer leadership meeting filled with dynamic lectures and sessions, it’s also taking place in the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Florida. The five-star resort is located on a quarter mile of private beach minutes away from everything that Fort Lauderdale has to offer. Bring your family and friends, because this is a great chance to turn a professional development into a full vacation!

Did somebody say Block Party? That’s right. Connect with friends and colleagues as you kick off Summer Forum at the AARC Block Party — Beach Terrace Edition. We’ll have treats, assorted beverages, a DJ keeping the party going, and lawn games.

Renew enthusiasm and excitement

The AARC Program Committee carefully and thoughtfully selects relevant lectures in order to give attendees a unique professional development experience. Summer Forum also offers 11+ CRCE! Check out the Schedule

Are you ready to feel inspired? Noted expert, consultant, and leadership guru Rome Madison will share the 4 Habits of a Top %er as the Summer Forum 2019 closing keynote speaker.

Find your strengths

With in-depth information designed for managers and educators, leadership is a focus for many of the sessions. Attendees will learn strategies they can use to improve their skill sets.

Acquire actionable items to implement in daily practice

Summer Forum provides leaders tips and best practices they can apply to their daily work.


Summer Forum gives attendees the chance to pause their daily routine and instead dive into learning, networking, and even vacationing. You’ll get the chance to re-examine goals, re-evaluate leadership strategies, and leave with a fresh perspective to take back to your department.

Check out the complete Summer Forum program (PDF) to see what’s packed into our annual summer meeting. See you in Fort Lauderdale!

Email with questions or comments, we’d love to hear from you.

Heather Willden

Heather Willden is the Director of Governance and Strategic Initiatives for the AARC where she works with state affiliates as the HOD liaison. She also manages DEI efforts and strategic initiatives. Connect with her about these topics by email, AARConnect or LinkedIn. When she's not working, you can find her podcasting with her husband, exploring new hiking trails, photographing, and spending time with her family.

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