NCCI Thought Leadership Series

Collaborative Leadership Development: An Inside Look at the Big Ten Academic Alliance Programs

Tuesday, March 30, 2-3 p.m. Eastern

The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) is the nation’s preeminent model for effective collaboration among research universities. First initiated in the late 1980s, the BTAA leadership development programs are among the most successful and highly regarded Big Ten Academic Alliance initiatives. Learn about these leadership development programs–their goals, content, format, achievements, challenges, and transferable lessons learned—from those who know them best at this special NCCI Thought Leadership session.

About the Speakers


Charity Farber, BTAA Associate Director of Programs Team
Program Director, BTAA Leadership Development Programs
Big Ten Academic Alliance Headquarters
Champaign, IL

Theodore (Terry) Curry, Chair BTAA Academic Leadership Program (ALP)
Advisor to the Provost
Professor, School of Human Resources and Labor Relations
Associate Provost & Associate Vice President, Academic Human Resources (2007-2020)
Michigan State University

Steve Abel, Chair, Departmental Executive Officers Program (DEO)
Associate Provost for Engagement, Office of Engagement
Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Purdue University

Brent Ruben, Senior University Fellow and Founder
Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership
Advisor for Strategy and Planning | Distinguished Professor of Communication
Office of the Exec Vice President for Academic Affairs
Rutgers University


This session is free for individuals at NCCI member institutions and $79 for nonmembers. Not sure if your institution is a member? Check here.