Advanced Career Education (ACE) Seminar: Competencies Needed to Keep Your College Head Job (DLCC 317 – 318)
Wednesday, December 18, 1 – 4 p.m.
Topics & Speakers:
• Building Your Brand on the Recruiting Trail: How to Create a Unique and Consistent Message to Get the Recruits You Want – Dan Tudor, President – Tudor Collegiate Strategies
(Recruiting, Talent Acquisition & Development Competency – 90 minutes)
• Developing and Managing a Championship Level Staff: Strategies for Delegation and Maximizing the Skills and Talent of Your Support Staff and Coaches – Beth Launiere, Utah Women’s Team Head Coach & Leo Hopf, TeamHopf CEO
(Delegation & Staff Management Competency – 90 minutes)
ACE Program Information
New college head coaches need a variety of skills to be successful in the head coach role. In order to get a college head coaching job a coach already has a proven track record of success in player development, teaching fundamentals, establishing systems, and understanding statistics. The ACE Program goes beyond these fundamental proficiencies and digs into other competencies needed to be successful as a college head coach. The AVCA has identified eight competency areas for new college head coaches. These competencies focus on building a program and culture that uses volleyball to add value to both the institution and community. The ACE Session in Pittsburgh will cover two of these competencies – Recruiting/Talent Acquisition/Development with Dan Tudor and Delegation/Staff Management with Beth Launiere and Leo Hopf.
The ACE Program was created for AVCA-member college head coaches in their first five years as a college head coach. Veteran head coaches and assistant coaches are welcome to attend with the understanding the content is designed specifically for college head coaches with less than five years of experience in that role. The AVCA will offer two 90-minute sessions at each AVCA Convention and AVCA Spring Conference covering two of the program’s eight competencies. AVCA will send a letter of acknowledgment to the Athletic Director of every college head coach that attends an ACE Seminar. College head coaches that complete sessions on all eight competencies will receive a certificate. Coaches who would like to attend the ACE Seminar in Pittsburgh should sign-up for the ACE Seminar & Full Convention registration package. Please click here for an FAQ document and overview of the ACE Program.