Annual Leadership Summit
November 13-14, 2022 - Washington, DC

The ACCET Leadership Team and the Executive Committee of the Commission invite school owners, executives, managers, and prospective member institutions to join us in Washington, DC, for the 1st Annual Leadership Summit on November 13-14, 2022.

Participants will hear about the ACCET leadership's vision and strategic priorities, upcoming standards revisions, and new events and professional development offerings.

Presentations and Panel Discussions include topics such as the changing campus workplace, cybersecurity awareness and considerations for the online classroom, legislative & compliance updates, and an IEP update & roadmap. Participants will partake in a hands-on strategic planning workshop about shaping the blueprint for ACCET's future priorities and initiatives. The summit will conclude with an open forum with ACCET's leadership team. 

The Annual Leadership Summit is also a great networking opportunity to meet peers from all membership sectors and to build an active relationship with ACCET's Leadership Team.

The Annual Members Meeting will be held after the Leadership Summit.

Welcome Reception

Sunday, Nov 13
5 pm @ ACCET

ACCET Office
1722 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

Leadership Summit

Monday, Nov 14
9 am - 5 pm

Dupont Circle Hotel

1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20036

Sponsored by
Orbund LLC

Annual Members

Monday, Nov 14
5 pm - 6 pm

Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20036

Register to view virtually:
Members Meeting Registration


$219 expired - Early-bird discount (register by Oct 14th)

$249   Regular rate

Registration includes participation for one person, including the welcome reception, the leadership summit, lunch buffet, and refreshments. Participants are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements.

Learn and collaborate with ACCET leaders to see how your institution can make the most of your accreditation status and membership with ACCET.


Opening Session
Meet the ACCET Leadership

9:00 am

Meet the ACCET Leadership and hear about current initiatives, events, and training opportunities. The session includes a review of the recent Standards Revisions and a timeline for the implementation.

Yadexy Sierra, Commission Chair
Res Helfer, Executive Director
Linsay Oakden, Director of Accreditation
Emily Keegan, Director of Operations

Scott Faulstick, Senior Accreditation Coordinator
Beth Hepler, Senior Accreditation Coordinator
David Moser, Accreditation Coordinator

Coffee Break

10:15 am

Coffee and Tea selection

Panel Discussion
The Changing Campus Workplace

10:30 am

Linsay Oakden will moderate a panel discussion with a distinct group of leaders from ACCET member institutions. The focus will be on the changing campus workplace and how...
What Leaders need to know.
LeeAnn Rohman, Legacy Education
Beata Schmid, EF International Language Campuses
Kristoffer S Johnson, Phoenix East Aviation

Linsay Oakden, Director of Accreditation

Cybersecurity Awareness & Current Threat Solutions

11:30 am

Considerations for the Online Classroom

Chris Bolcik will... 

Christopher Bolcik, SCB Technology Group


12:00 pm

Sponsored by
Orbund, LLC

Concurrent Session 1 Legislative & Compliance Update

1:00 pm

This session is for vocational institutions. Kris Strom will present the latest information available on Student Loan Forgiveness, the Fresh Start Initiative, new federal regulations addressing 90/10 and other issues, including the implementation of the FAFSA Simplification Act.
Followed by a discussion on how students will be affected and a summary of recent Department guidance. The session will conclude with time for questions and answers. 

Kris Strom, Choice Consulting & Training Services

Concurrent Session 2
IEP Update & Roadmap

1:00 pm

An update and panel discussion for Intensive English Programs (IEPs), with a presentation about the industry as a whole and an EnglishUSA update on the relationship with ACCET over the years, including Department of Commerce funding to promote and support ELPs, initiatives relevant to ACCET constituents, enrollment data collection, and the evolution of EnglishUSA. Followed by a panel discussion on the role of professional associations and accrediting bodies – how they can intersect to support IEPs; the expectations of professional associations for the industry; and discuss innovative ways professional associations, ACCET and private language schools can collaborate.

Cheryl Delk-Le Good, Executive Director EnglishUSA
Beata Schmid, EF International Language Campuses
Emily Keegan, ACCET Director of Operations

Coffee Break

2:30 pm

Coffee and Tea selection

Planning Workshop
Shaping the Blueprint for ACCET's future Priorities and Initiatives

2:45 pm


Closing Session
Open Forum with ACCET Leadership

4:00 pm

Concluding thoughts followed by a Q&A session with ACCET Leadership.

Yadexy Sierra, Commission Chair
Res Helfer, Executive Director
Linsay Oakden, Director of Accreditation
Emily Keegan, Director of Operations

LeeAnn Rohman, Legacy Education


4:45 pm

Coffee and Tea selection
Local Refreshments

Annual Members Meeting

5:00 pm     (hybrid session)

Commission Chair Report
Treasurer Annual Report
Nominating Committee Report & Election of Commissioners
Directors' Reports

ACCET Leadership Team

Res Helfer

Executive Director

Linsay Oakden

Director of Accreditation

Emily Keegan

Director of Operations

ACCET Commission - Executive Committee

Yadexy Sierra


Donnell Bayot


Peter Mikhail


Timothy Mott


Paul Dunlop

Past Chair

Panelists & Presenters

Leeann Rohman

Legacy Education

Beata Schmid

Senior Vice President
EF International Language Campuses

Kristoffer S Johnson

CEO & President
Phoenix East Aviation

Kris Strom

Choice Consulting & Training Services, Inc

Cheryl Delk-Le Good

Executive Director

Christopher Bolcik

SCB Technology Group


Thank you for your support and sponsorship!

Platinum Premier Sponsor

Orbund LLC

Recommended Hotels

Participants are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements.

ACCET Office

1722 N Street NW
Washington, DC


(202) 955-1113


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