Register today for AALHE's Eighth Annual Conference

June 4-7, 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah

AALHE 2018 Online Program is now available!


Keynote Speakers

Alison Kadlec

Alison Kadlec Alison Kadlec specializes in higher education and workforce development.

She has worked with dozens of colleges and universities across the country to support the capacity of institutional leaders and faculty at every level to effectively engage members of their communities as constructive partners in the hard work of change on behalf of student success. Alison and her team also work with the U.S. Department of Education, state policymakers and system leaders in more than half the states in the U.S. to help improve the quality of policy development and implementation around higher education and workforce issues.

Before launching Sova, Alison was Senior Vice President at Public Agenda, a visiting professor in the political science department at Macalester College and an adjunct professor in the political science departments at the University of Minnesota, Baruch College and Hunter College.

Alison is the author of a book on the democratic theory of John Dewey, Dewey's Critical Pragmatism. She is also the author or co-author of a number of articles on subjects related to stakeholder engagement and public deliberation both within and outside of higher education including: “Putting it All Together: Strengthening Pathways Between Comprehensives and Community Colleges”; "Deliberative Democracy and the Problem of Power"; "Changing the Conversation About Productivity"; and "Play and Public Life."

She holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota and BAs from Michigan State University in Political Theory, Constitutional Democracy and English Literature.

Deb Helsing

Deb HelsingDeborah holds a faculty position at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, teaching courses in Adult Development, Immunity to Change, and co-teaching a course in personal mastery. She provides individualized executive coaching to high potential educational leaders as part of the Doctor of Educational Leadership program.

Deborah is also Co-Director of Minds at Work, where she coaches, consults, and provides training on the Immunity-to- Change approach. Her most recent publications include co-authoring An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization, winner of an 800-CEO- Read Business Book Award, The Immunity to Change Coach’s Guide, and Right Weight, Right Mind: The ITC Approach to Permanent Weight Loss.


The AALHE annual conference provides professional development for assessment practitioners in higher education and is one of the best resources for advanced assessment practitioners. AALHE is consistently heralded as the best opportunity for assessment networking. No matter their institution type – small, large, public, or private – attendees always leave the conference with many new assessment colleagues.

The AALHE assessment conference
  1. Provides professional development opportunities for the advanced assessment practitioner;
  2. Provides professional development for those in the next generation of assessment professionals;
  3. Connects assessment professionals with others in the field; and
  4. Leads and advocates best practices in assessment.




Practitioners new to assessment are encouraged to attend the AALHE conference.  AALHE’s small sessions and networking opportunities provide them the opportunity to connect with leading thinkers in assessment.

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