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State Policy Trends Have Implications for Higher Education

Each year, state legislatures consider policy proposals with implications for higher education across both public and private institutions. This year, 46 states have convened (or will convene) for...

Institute for Board Chairs and Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities (Phoenix)

The most important relationship for effective governance is that between the board chair and the president. To succeed, both individuals must commit their time and talents to work as partners for the institution and the students they serve.

Sample Agenda (subject to change):

Day One
12:00–1:00 pm
Lunch and Welcome

1:00–2:00 pm
Setting the Stage: Introductions to Participants and to the Institute

2:00–3:30 pm
Building an Effective Chair-President Relationship

3:30–3:45 pm
Break

3:45–4:30 pm
Characteristics of an Effective Board

4:30–5:30 pm
Team Meeting #1: Honest Assessment of the Board

5:30–7:00 pm
Open Time

7:00–9:00 pm
Reception and Dinner

Day Two
7:45–8:15 am
Buffet Breakfast

8:15–8:30 am
Setting the Stage: A New Day

8:30–9:15 am
Risk and the Governing Board

9:15–10:15 am
Team Meeting #2: Identifying Key Strategic Risks

10:15–11:45 am
Collaborative Chair-President Leadership: Collaboration for Board Recruitment, Orientation, Discipline, and Building Board Culture

11:45 am–12:30 pm
Team Meeting #3: Building a High-Performing Team

12:30–1:15 pm
Lunch

1:15–3:15pm
Assessing Board and Presidential Effectiveness

3:15–4:15 pm
Team Meeting #4: Assessing Presidential, Board, and Chair Effectiveness

4:15–7:00 pm
Open Time

7:00–9:00 pm
Reception and Dinner

Day Three
7:45–8:15 am
Buffet Breakfast

8:15–8:30 am
Setting the Stage for Day Three

8:30–10:15 am
Using Committees to Support the Board’s Work

10:15–10:30 am
Break

10:30–11:30 am
Team Meeting #5: Strengthening the Board’s Structure

11:30 am–12:00 pm
Final Questions, Wrap Up, and Evaluation

The Winter Institute II will be held at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in the sunny Phoenix, Arizona. AGB will make reservations for each participant at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa. The registration fee includes two private rooms for two nights.

Royal Palms is served by Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (15-minute drive). Taxi service is available from the airports.

The registration fee for the institute is $8,475 per two-member team.

The registration fee includes program expenses for both the board chair and the president, private lodging for two nights, meals during the Institute, and program materials.

This program is available only to board chairs and presidents of independent institutions that are members of AGB. 

Due to the intensive nature of the Institute, spouses and families are not included in the program. The curriculum is designed with a strong emphasis on developing the chair-president relationship through private interaction and collaboration; it makes full use of the participants' time throughout the three-day meeting. AGB appreciates this commitment from all participants. Please contact registrar@agb.org with any questions. 

All cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to cancellations@agb.org. AGB will issue a full refund if written notification of cancellation is provided to AGB by November 7, 2018, for the winter program. AGB will issue refunds after the meeting. No refunds will be issued for attendees who cancel after this date. AGB is not responsible for cancellations due to airline disruption, inclement weather or schedule changes.

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2:00-3:00pm ET

Institutions of higher education manage a high volume and variety of personal information, including education records, financial aid and account information, payment data, health information, and government data. As a result of the breadth and nature of business operations at higher education institutions, as well as the number of faculty, staff, students, and alumni located in many states and countries, institutions are subject to a variety of legal and regulatory compliance requirements for data protection.

All AGB webinars are recorded. A copy of the recording will be provided to all registered participants 24-48 hours after the live webinar.

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Mergers and affiliations provide opportunities to streamline institutional operating models and achieve sustainable growth. Becoming “affiliation ready” can make the difference between mission fulfillment and economic failure. Yet, every institution should assess its own capacity to leverage integration with other organizations. Join this webinar to hear the experiences and best practices of institutions that have successfully partnered.

The webinar will be held with GoToWebinar.

System Requirements:
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

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2:00-3:00pm ET

The webinar will be held with GoToWebinar.

System Requirements:
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

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In a recent Trusteeship article, Michael J. Zeig, Roger G. Baldwin, and Kathleen M. Wilbur shared the findings of a study that examined the first two years of board service at eight public...

Complimentary Webinar: Ensuring Fiscal Sustainability Through Cost Realignment and Containment

2:00-3:00 ET 

A cost containment review examines current practices and moves an institution from a reactionary model to an investment and revitalization model. By diving deep into the intricacies of the institution’s operating procedures, service policies, and academic programs, you can identify methods to restructure assets or consolidate costs without limiting potential revenue growth.

Through this webinar, participants will discuss:

The webinar will be held with GoToWebinar.

System Requirements:
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Complimentary Webinar: State Policy Trends in Higher Education and Issues in 2018 State Legislative Sessions

2:30-3:30 ET

Join AGB for an engaging webinar to learn more about state policy trends affecting both public and private colleges and universities. There are several issues at stake, some of which include:

The webinar will be held with GoToWebinar.

System Requirements:
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

All AGB webinars are recorded. A copy of the recording will be provided to all registered participants 24-48 hours after the live webinar.

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