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Preconference Workshops

Workshops have been scheduled strategically to enable you to register for a bundle of four (4) that corresponds to a particular area of interest. Suggested workshop bundles:

Saturday, April 13

Track/TitleDescriptionTime
Track A: Student Success
Learning for Work and CitizenshipParticipants will leave this session with a good understanding of how the board can best contribute to curriculum decisions in their institutions8:15 – 11:15 AM
How to Grapple with Quality Assurance: The New Work of the Academic Affairs CommitteeParticipants in this session will gain a strong understanding of the board’s responsibility for educational quality assurance, learn about key indicators and metrics that can help the board do its job, and get clearer on how best to engage with other constituencies both respectfully and robustly.12:30 – 3:30 PM
Track B: Changing Business Models
Reputational Risks and Crises: What is the Role of the Board?In this workshop, facilitators will tackle potential drivers for reputational risks and engage participants in a series of exercises to identify potential risks for their institutions and strategies they can take back to their respective boards.8:15 – 11:15 AM
How to Grapple with Quality Assurance: The New Work of the Academic Affairs CommitteeParticipants in this session will gain a strong understanding of the board’s responsibility for educational quality assurance, learn about key indicators and metrics that can help the board do its job, and get clearer on how best to engage with other constituencies both respectfully and robustly.12:30 – 3:30 PM
Track C: Effective Board Governance
Reputational Risks and Crises: What is the Role of the Board?In this workshop, facilitators will tackle potential drivers for reputational risks and engage participants in a series of exercises to identify potential risks for their institutions and strategies they can take back to their respective boards.8:15 – 11:15 AM
Healthy Habits for Fiduciary ResponsibilityThrough examinations of actual case studies and facilitated peer learning, participants will learn best practices and key techniques for acting in accordance with fiduciary expectations of care, loyalty, and obedience, and they will develop a stronger understanding of the board’s relationship to various constituencies and stakeholder groups.12:30 – 3:30 PM

Sunday, April 14

Track/TitleDescriptionTime
Track A: Student Success
Addressing Student Well-Being: Hunger, Homelessness, and Mental HealthParticipants in this session will understand key terminology related to food insecurity, housing insecurity, and mental health and how they apply in college and university contexts; gain clarity on the legal and ethical responsibilities of their institutions when it comes to serving students in these circumstances; and learn about current best practices and promising opportunities for institutions serious about addressing students’ well-being for educational success.8:15 – 11:15 AM
Effective Board Oversight of Intercollegiate AthleticsParticipants in this session will learn from a leading national expert about where the board’s oversight responsibility begins and ends when it comes to athletics, as well as best practice approaches and tools to help your board do this important work well. 12:30 – 3:30 PM
Track B: Changing Business Models
Growing and Diversifying Revenue StreamsParticipants will discuss specific strategies for developing new revenue streams. Approaches shared have an opportunity to increase revenue overall and position your institution for long-term prosperity.8:15 – 11:15 AM
Toward Relevance and Appeal: Competing in Challenging TimesParticipants in this session will learn how the board can help position institutions to better meet the competition imperative on each of these fronts, with fortitude and mission fidelity.12:30 – 3:30 PM
Track C: Effective Board Governance
The Work of the Governance Committee Facilitators will guide participants through an interactive discussion of the new work needed from governance committees, including innovative approaches to achieving board diversity, identifying and establishing new board policies on emerging challenges like social media, enhancing strategic board engagement, and conducting useful board and trustee assessments among other issues. 8:15 – 11:15 AM
Breaking the Mold: Redesigning Your Boards Committee Structure to Enhance Board PerformanceParticipants in this session will learn best practices for considering and executing a board committees redesign. They will benefit from expert and peer wisdom about trends in committee structure, and keys to unlocking greater board effectiveness through the work of committees.12:30 – 3:30 PM
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