ACTE's core purpose is "to provide leadership in developing an educated, prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce." Leadership development is a crucial part of fulfilling this purpose. ACTE’s leadership development programs seek to build strong leaders to lead ACTE, our state associations and the CTE field at large into the future to meet this critical purpose.
ACTE’s leadership development programs are divided into three areas of influence to best meet
your areas of interest:
Although each program has its own specific focus,
ACTE recognizes that the principles learned in one program may also be
applicable to other contexts.
The national ACTE leadership programs allow you the
opportunity to get involved in the leadership of the national association. If
you are a state leader, you can get connected to ACTE through its state
leadership programs, providing you with the resources you need to succeed. The
professional leadership programs supply the training you need to get equipped
for taking a leadership role in your professional setting.
In addition, all
participants have the option of joining sessions centered on essential leadership
principles to further build their leadership capacity. Join ACTE in its
leadership webinars and leadership program sessions at events!
Information on ACTE's Current National Leaders
Board of Directors
State Association Leaders
These leadership positions within national ACTE provide you with hands on leadership experience.
Standing Committees and Task Forces
ACTE has six standing committees and several task forces on a variety of important topics affecting ACTE and the entire CTE field.
Board of Directors
ACTE has a 19-person Board made up of a representative from each of the five Regions and 11 Divisions, in addition to three officers. Board members serve a three-year term, with elections occurring on a
rotating basis each year. ACTE’s Board of Directors is the highest level of leadership in the Association.
National Leadership Brochure
These programs are specifically geared toward state
associations and state leaders. Whether you are already a state leader or are
interested in becoming one, you will receive the support you need through
ACTE’s state leadership programs. Download this brochure to learn more about how ACTE can help support your state association.
Development: The State Leadership Training Program, sponsored by the US Army, is designed to assist current and emerging state leaders with
association management. The program sessions feature a variety of speakers
discussing general leadership topics, as well as respected ACTE members addressing
the nine standards of the Quality Association Standard award.
- Networking: ACTE provides you with several avenues to network with other state association leaders, offering you
opportunities to share ideas and best practices, and receive support.
- Resources and Tools: ACTE has multiple state association leadership resources to give you the hands-on, practical tools for improving
your state association, through association management resources or ACTE information.
- Recognition: The purpose of the Quality Association Standard award is to provide benchmarks for state associations to
determine levels of performance and satisfactory service to their members and prospective members. The QAS award recognizes the implementation of leadership.
The Time is Right for CTE
Instructional leaders across the country are facing both exciting opportunities and incredible challenges as the traditional education model in the United States is outpaced by changing technology, workforce demands and global competition. Yet, traditional solutions don't address the multifaceted needs of an increasingly global job market. How to provide students with the education that will lead to meaningful, competitive employment has never been a more complex question.
ACTE's professional leadership programs equip CTE professionals with the skills you need to be a leader in your profession, at your school, in your administration and with your students. The different formats and programs allow you to choose the path that best meets your interests, needs and availability.
This program prepares participants by developing leaders in three areas: leadership development, public policy and professional development.
This program allows participants to take a leadership role by working on a project to impact ACTE and the rest of the CTE field.
Professional Leadership Brochure
Helping great educators become great leaders!
Additional Leadership Development Resources
For a list of each opportunity, including a breakdown of time commitments and deadlines, please visit the volunteer page.
Leadership Book Reviews
Looking for a good leadership book to read for your own personal/professional development? Check out these books reviewed by ACTE leaders and staff.
Leadership Webinars Sponsored by the U.S. Army
As one of the premier leadership institutions in the world, the U.S. Army is an innovator in education and leader development. The U.S. Army hosted a webinar series for ACTE members to demonstrate the learner-centric, collaborative approaches and best practices that enable Army soldiers to become adaptive, 21st-century leaders. Topics include leader development basics, conflict management, team management, working with limited
resources and decision-making.