Academy Friends and Partners

Graduate Credit Options

The Chair Academy has formed partnerships to offer participants the opportunity to earn credits toward a graduate degree. These graduate credits can be earned after successful completion of the Academy Program. See the options available for continued education.


Royal Roads University, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Graduates of the Chair Academy, who are accepted into the RRU Masters of Arts in Higher Education Administration and Leadership (MAHEAL) program, can be granted credit completion for MA HEAL 530: Leading Educational Change in Higher Education Environments, should they make application to do so. The course carries a value of 3 credits. The course credit is not transferable to any other course within the MAHEAL program and applies exclusively to the MAHEAL program

Three (3) credits are offered through Royal Roads University

earned after successful completion of the Academy Program. See the options available for continued education.


Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

Northern Arizona University and the Chair Academy are partnering to award graduate level credit for the Foundation Academy Program. NAU has a strong reputation for serving higher education leaders through its master’s programs, and now a graduate certificate in higher education leadership. All classes are taken online.

Options for Chair Academy credit:

• Earn 6 credits for CCHE 696 internship
• Apply 6 credits earned toward a 12-credit hour certificate in Higher Education Leadership including CCHE 696
• Apply 6 credits earned toward a 30-credit hour M.Ed. in Educational Leadership with a Community College/Higher Education emphasis, including the Certificate in Higher Education Leadership

For more information on earning NAU graduate level credit for Chair Academy Leadership Training contact Rich Heath by email or at 928-775-4567.

Clifton Taulbert


“Knowledge is what we know. Our Imagination is what we have yet to discover.”

To arrange your conversation with noted entrepreneur Clifton Taulbert, author of Eight Habits of the Heart and Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored, and human capital consultant, call his office and arrange for a visit that could give your LEADERSHIP TEAM the launch imagined.

www.cliftontaulbert.com - (918) 584-0414 - Email Click Here

Mark Taylor


An award winning speaker recognized internationally as an authority on the traits, developmental issues and learning outcomes of today’s young people who is on the forefront of transformations in educational practice.  He helps faculty move to research based instructional practices to improve student learning outcomes, personal development, academic persistence and readiness for the workplace. 

To download articles, including A Manageable Revolution: Flipping the Faculty from the Lecture Model to Research Based Instruction from The Chair Academy's journal LEADERSHIP, or for more information about programs and services, visit www.taylorprograms.com, e-mail mark@taylorprograms.com, or call 501 626-5889

Mesa Chamber of Commerce

League For Innovation in the Community College

Massachusetts Community Colleges

The Chair Academy has partnered with the Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office to offer leadership development programs to faculty and staff. The overall focus of the program is to establish a high quality, cost-effective succession, and leadership development program which utilizes a competencies-based approach, grounded in sound theoretical leadership concepts, principles, and practices. Four basic criteria are incorporated in both the design and delivery of all leadership topic areas: active engagement of participants, meaningful and relevant curriculum content that is useful and applicable to learning in the job setting, and measurable development outcomes.

http://www.masscc.org/chairacademy

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