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Challenges to the Business Model

Jane Wellman discusses whether the higher education business model is broken and, if so, how it can be changed. Issues include seeking new sources of revenue, cross subsidizing programs, and rising costs, among others.

Ten Tips for an Effective Advisory Council

Michael J. Worth is the author of Advisory Councils in Higher Education.Advisory councils are increasingly common in colleges and universities and add great value. They offer advice, serve as...

Guardians of the Liberal Arts, Advocates for Inclusion

Like many high performing boards, the board of trustees at the College of Saint Benedict desires to make a meaningful and substantive impact not only for our college, but also for higher education as...

Institute for Board Chairs and Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities (Ponte Vedra Beach)

AGB's Institute for Board Chairs and Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities allows chair-president teams to develop robust partnerships and create a focused agenda that moves both the board and the institution forward. Since 1985, nearly 900 teams have participated in the institute and have found it essential to effective governance at their institutions. As a result of this institute, board chairs and presidents will strengthen their relationship, find answers to emerging challenges, and develop an action agenda for the board.

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 meeting will be held at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, a 25-minute drive from the Jacksonville (JAX) airport. Hotel reservations at the Ponte Verda Inn & Club for the nights of January 14th and 15th will automatically be made for your team and is included in your registration fee. You will be responsible for any additional nights at the rate of $209 per night and a $29 per day resort fee. Reservations for additional nights can be made with Lisa Biggs, meetings assistant, at lbiggs@agb.org. The cut-off for the guarantee group rate will be December 20, 2018. Additional nights will be honored based on availability.

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.

$8475

Complimentary Webinar: Business Model Transformation for Colleges and Universities

2:00-3:00 pm 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

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

Complimentary Webinar: Fiscal Sustainability in Higher Ed: Cost Containment and Realignment Strategies and Solutions

2:00-3:00pm 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

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

Complimentary Webinar: Developing and Managing Advisory Councils in Higher Education

1:30-2:30 pm ET

Advisory councils have come to play an increasingly important role in colleges and universities, informing the decisions of deans and presidents, advocating for the institution, and leading the way in giving and fundraising. These groups can provide vital support to their institutions, but positioning them for greatest effect is not an intuitive task.

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 within 24-48 hours after the live webinar.

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