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Strengthening Shared Governance: A Road Map to Success

10:00 am – 3:00 pm CT

*Subject to change

9:00 am                 
Registration Opens

10:00 am              
Welcome and Refreshments: Briefing on AGB’s Guardians Initiative

10:30 am              
What Is Shared Governance? 

11:00 am              
Group exercise - What is the culture of shared governance at my institution?

12:00 pm             
Luncheon and continued group discussion

Group Debrief

1:15 pm                
Best Practices and Case Studies – Getting from where we are to where we need to be

2:45 pm                
Debrief and wrap up

3:00 pm                
Meeting adjourned

Distance from Airport to Hotel:
O’Hare International Airport (ORD): 17.9 miles
Midway International (MDW): 12.1 miles

Strengthening Shared Governance will be held at the Hotel Chicago.

Hotel Chicago
333 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL  60654

Please use this link to book your reservation at the group rate of $159. The cut-off date for reservations at the group rate is September 29, 2017.

Member: $325
Non-member: $425
Member Group Rate: $275 

Group Rate: To qualify for the members-only group rate, institutions will need to register with groups of 3 or more people.

Refund Policy
All requests for cancellations and refunds must be submitted by the registrant(s) to  AGB will issue a full refund if written notification of cancellation is provided by 5 pm ET on or before September 29, 2017. There will be no refunds issued after this date. If you are unable to attend, a substitute is welcome in your place at no additional charge. Substitution requests must be submitted to AGB is not responsible for any cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, travel agents, or hotels.

Special Accommodations
We value our members and want to assure that everyone has full access to information at AGB meetings and events. In order to accommodate special needs we ask that requests are made no later than one (1) month prior to the start of the meeting. The request can be made on the registration form or by sending an email to

Webinar: Need to Do a Search: Now What?

12:00-1:00 ET

When a senior leadership position at your institution comes open, the steps to starting a search can be uncertain. This webinar, held in conjunction with AGB Search, will discuss what questions need to be asked and what steps need to be taken before a successful search can begin. 

This webinar will review:

  • Best practices for setting up a successful search
  • Reviewing the RFP process
  • Evaluating potential search firms
  • Preparing internally for the search

Facilitated by:

Group rates are available for AGB member institutions—$499 for an individual webinar. Group rates allows for an unlimited number of participants from one campus. Please contact or 202-776-0840 for more information and to register a group.

All sales are final. No refunds are available if you are unable to attend.

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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