National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education

2024 Leadership Development Workshop

July 10 - 12, 2024

University of Alabama in Huntsville

The NAKHE Leader Development Workshop (LDW) aims to develop young leaders by bringing together emerging and experienced leaders every year to participate in varied learning experiences and engage in insightful discussions on contemporary leadership issues in the field.

NAKHE invites faculty, administrators, and doctoral students who are interested in moving into leadership roles to participate in the workshop.

2024 LDW Registration Fees

Fee   Cost
Member Registered by 5/1/2024   $70
Member Registered after 5/1/2024   $85
Registration Closes 7/1/2024    
Registration Limited to 50 People    

Hotel Information

AC Hotel Huntsville Downtown
435 Williams Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256-836-7776

NAKHE Room Block Rate Available: Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - Thursday, July 12, 2024
Group Reservation Rate: $189.00
Reservations must be received by June 19, 2024.
After that, reservations will be taken only on a space-available basis.
If you do not not wish to book via website link, please call guest services at 1 (888) 236-2427.
Parking: Complimentary

Book Your Room Rate for NAKHE's LDW

Airport Information

For our out-of-town attendees, we would like to highlight the convenience of the Huntsville International Airport. Huntsville International Airport makes reaching our conference easy for travelers from various locations. It is located in close proximity to the University of Alabama at Huntsville. 

Airport Website

For more information about the Leadership Development Workshop contact:

Jeremy Elliott at or Jamie Mikell at 

For more information about the Leadership Institute contact:

Doug Hochstetler at

Schedule at a Glance

Download a PDF of the Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, July 10: DHCT Meet & Greet 5-6; Welcome Reception 6-8

Thursday, July 11: LDW Workshop Activities 8-5

Friday, July 12: LDW Workshop 8-12 (with boxed lunch included from 12-1); NAKHE Board Meeting 1-2? - Optional Activities - US Space & Rocket Tour 3-5; Rocket City Trash Pandas Baseball Game starting at 7





7:00 - 8:00 AM


8:00 - 9:00 AM




9:00 - 10:00 AM


Dr. Beth Quick - UAH College of Education


10:00 - 11:00 AM


Dr. Bryan Samuel - Navigating Emerging Legislation

Dr. Nicole McCluney - Elevate Edge

11:00 - 12:00 PM


Mark Russell - Huntsville Sport Commission


12:00 - 1:00 PM



LUNCH & Conclusion

1:00 - 2:00 PM


Dr. Katie Holm - Dean Athens State

NAKHE Board Meeting

2:00 - 3:00 PM


Lujana Presentation

Space & Rocket

3:00 - 4:00 PM


Rugby Demo

Tour (Optional)

4:00 - 5:00 PM


& Participation


5:00 - 6:00 PM

DHCT Introduction meeting


6:00 - 7:00 PM




7:00 - 8:00 PM


Dinner On


8:00 - 9:00 PM


Your Own


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