2018 AALHE Conference

Save the date for AALHE's Eighth Annual Conference

June 4-7, 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah

Registration will open in January, 2018.


Keynote Speakers

Alison Kadlec

Alison Kadlec Formerly director of higher education and workforce programs at Public Agenda, Alison Kadlec is 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 HelsingDeb Helsing has coached individuals from many walks of life and consulted with organizations across several sectors to use the Immunity-to-Change approach to reach their most-cherished improvement goals. More recently, her role as Director of Coach Learning Programs at Minds at Work has focused on developing coaches’ and consultants’ abilities to integrate the ITC method into their own practices.

Deb 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 for leaders. She provides executive coaching to high potential educational leaders as part of the Doctor of Educational Leadership program.

In her former role as Senior Program Associate at Harvard’s Change Leadership Group, Deb worked with her colleagues to better understand school transformation and to design high-quality professional development programs for educational leaders.

Deb has co-authored several articles and books, including: An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization (2016, with Robert Kegan, Lisa Lahey, Andy Fleming, and Matt Miller); Right Weight, Right Mind: The ITC Approach to Permanent Weight Loss (2014, with Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey); The Immunity to Change Coach’s Guide (2011, with Lisa Lahey and Robert Kegan) and “Unlocking Leadership Potential: Overcoming Immunities to Change” (2010, with Lisa Lahey) in Extraordinary Leadership: Addressing the Gaps in Senior Executive Development.


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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