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Complimentary Webinar: Serving All Students: Increasing Revenue through Diversified Enrollment Strategies

3:30-4:30 pm ET 

Enrollment for traditional-aged students is predicted to remain relatively flat, while the adult-student population will increase. This webinar will explore strategies for institutions to diversify their enrollment portfolio to support and attract more age-diverse learners.

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

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

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

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

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 St. Regis Resort is a fifteen-minute drive from Aspen's Pitkin Airport. Complimentary shuttle service is available and can be arranged by providing flight information.

Driving Directions

St. Regis Aspen Resort Driving Directions

The Summer Institute will be held at St. Regis Aspen Resort nestled at the base of the majestic Aspen Mountain. 

AGB will make reservations for each participant. The registration fee includes two private rooms for two nights (June 18th and 19th). Additional nights are available at the rate of $329 (tax excluded).

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 with any questions. 

Refund Policy:
Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to Cancellations received on or before April 20, 2018 for the summer program are entitled to a full refund. No refunds will be granted for cancellations after these dates.

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


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