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Destination High Performance Higher Education 2021

 

HIGHER EDUCATION
 

LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Virtual Event | May 17-18, 2021 

Tickets: $150

Higher Education in 2021

Higher education faces a decade of tremendous change that will bring opportunities and challenges. This past year accelerated those changes. Leaders in institutions are making bold and meaningful decisions which will critically position the future of higher education. Their goal is to serve students with a high quality, forward-thinking and affordable education that prepares students for a dynamic and ever-changing workforce. We invite you to join higher education colleagues from across the country to listen, discuss, learn and reflect on all that is happening and all the possibilities ahead.

 

Two ways to experience the event:

Virtual (Live)

Join virtually on May 17 and 18 to attend live sessions, plus opportunities to network and join the conversation.

On-Demand

Have a conflict or previous commitment? All registrants will receive on-demand access to all session recordings following the event.

FEATURED TOPICS

  • Evidence-Based Leadership℠
  • Change Leadership
  • Difficult Decision Making
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Culture

 

  • Leadership Transitions
  • Effective Communication
  • Leader and Team Development

Agenda

MAY 17

MONDAY


10-11 A.M.

*All sessions are in Central time.

TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE
11-11:15 A.M.
INTRODUCTIONS AND GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER

Janet Pilcher | Managing Director and Executive Leader
Studer Education

 

11:15-11:30 A.M.
WELCOME AND NAVIGATING THE CONFERENCE

KK Owen | Leader Coach
Studer Education

 

11:30 A.M. -NOON
KEYNOTE

Excellence and Integrity: The Groundwork for Leading and Transforming Organizations
Natalie Harder | President
Coker University

NOON-12:10 P.M.
INTRODUCTION TO PARTNER SHOWCASES

KK Owen | Leader Coach
Studer Education

12:10-12:40 P.M.
PARTNER SHOWCASE: THE FOUNDATIONAL WORK OF EVIDENCE-BASED LEADERSHIP

 

Rapid Transformation Requires Continuously Improving Communication

Rick Bateman Jr. | Chancellor
Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC)

 

Using the right communication approach during times of rapid transformation requires leaders to do so in the right way using key words at key times. Learn how BPCC created a plan to improve communication continuously with those working at the institution as well as communities served using key messaging and a growth mindset.

 

Collaborative Storytelling: A New Approach to a Caring Culture

Beverly Walker-Griffea | President
Mott Community College (MCC)

 

As the president of the college, Dr. Beverly prioritized developing leaders to work with each other in collaborative ways. Leadership development focused on designing and applying leadership excellence standards, engaging in storytelling to build a caring culture, and focusing on inclusive conversations.

 

 

The Playbook: 5 Years of Steady Improvement in Key Areas
Charles Miller | Associate Vice Chancellor of Institutional Effectiveness

South Louisiana Community College (SLCC)

 

Over the last five years, SLCC focused on measures that matter and witnessed positive trending results in enrollment, retention, employee engagement, service excellence and financial sustainability. This session will include the presentation of results and core actions that occurred to achieve the positive results. 

 

Building a Thriving Culture Despite Difficult Decisions and Difficult Conversations

Lorene Flanders | Dean 
University of South Alabama (USA) Libraries

 

Join this session to hear how a dean applied a process to build her leadership team and focus on building a positive workplace culture. Hear how building that culture includes making some difficult decisions and having difficult conversations to advance the USA Libraries as libraries across the country are forced to change and evolve in major ways.   

 

12:40-12:50 P.M.
NETWORKING BREAK
12:50-1:20 P.M.
PARTNER SHOWCASE: CHANGE LEADERSHIP AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

 

Managing the Message: A System of Intentional Communication Tactics

Jennifer Lawrence | Vice Chancellor for External Affairs and Chief of Staff
Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC)

 

Using the right communication approach in the right way and doing so with key words during times of rapid transformation are critical factors of effective communication. Learn how BPCC created a plan to continuously communicate with key messaging to those working at the institution and to communities served. 

 

Key to Success: Leader Development During Constant Change
Kristine Strickland | Chancellor

Fletcher Technical Community College (FTCC)

 

When organizations experience external factors that cause continuous change, leaders typically put a hold on leadership development.  As the chancellor, Dr. Strickland broke the mold by continuing to double down on leadership development that has positioned Fletcher to manage change in a productive way. 

 

Solving Wicked Problems Using a Creative Team Approach

Monique McKay | Ombuds and Assistant to the President
Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)

 

Problems are best solved by relying on the intellectual capital of an institution as well as applying a solid improvement framework to solve problems. Hear how a team at FGCU solved wicked problems to better student experiences and impact the financial viability of the institution.  

 

Bold Decisions: Building Better Opportunities for Students and Employees

Tina Tinney | Chancellor
Jason Leader | Director of Link to Success

Nunez Community College (NCC)

 

Times of rapid transformation call for bold decisions. Hear the types of bold decisions that were made to position Nunez Community College to manage transformational change and build better opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the community.  

    

1:20-1:30 P.M.
NETWORKING BREAK

 

1:30-2:30 P.M.
12 MINUTES THAT COUNT: STORIES FROM THE FIELD

Operational Excellence

Sabrina Hebeler | Leader Coach
Studer Education

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Gayle Juneau-Butler | Leader Coach
Studer Education

 

Problem Identification and Short Cycle Improvement

Pat Greco | Leader Coach
Studer Education

 

 Q&A

2:30-3 P.M.
KEYNOTE

Excellence as a Continuous Journey: Taking South Louisiana Community College to the Next Level
Vincent June | Chancellor

South Louisiana Community College

 

3-3:15 P.M.
NETWORKING BREAK

 

3:15-4 P.M.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENT'S PANEL

 

Leading in a Time of Lingering Disruption

 

Kristine Strickland | Chancellor

Fletcher Technical Community College

 

Rick Bateman Jr. | Chancellor
Bossier Parish Community College

 

Tina Tinney | Chancellor

Nunez Community College

 

Richard Barnhouse | President

Waukesha County Technical College

 

Beverly Walker-Griffea | President
Mott Community College

 

Vincent June | Chancellor
South Lousiana Community College

 

Janet Pilcher | Managing Director and Executive Leader
Studer Education

 

4-4:10 P.M.
FINAL THOUGHTS

Pulling the Thread Through the Learning

Dr. Janet Pilcher | Managing Director and Executive Leader
Studer Education

 

 

MAY 18

TUESDAY


7-8 A.M.

*All sessions are in Central Time.

TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE
8-8:30 A.M.
KEYNOTE

Janet Pilcher | Managing Director and Executive Leader
Studer Education

 

8:30-9 A.M.
KEYNOTE

Becoming UWG: Positioning the University of West Georgia for Success in the 21st Century
Brendan Kelly | President
University of West Georgia

 

9-9:45 A.M.
PANEL: UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA

 

Meredith Brunen | Vice President of Advancement
André Fortune | Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Jon Preston | Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

John Haven | Vice President for Business and Financial Services
Annemarie Eades | Vice President of Administrative Services
University of West Georgia (UWG)

 

Janet Pilcher | Managing Director and Executive Leader
Studer Education

 

9:45-10 A.M.
NETWORKING BREAK
10-10:30 A.M.
PARTNER SHOWCASE: LEADERSHIP TRANSITIONS DURING COVID-19

 

Relationships Matter Most in Times of Leadership Change

Susan Henderson | Provost and Dean of Faculty
Coker University

 

As institutions go through a presidential leadership change, executive teams make the transition from one leader to another. When the culture of an organization has not been intact, executive team members face tremendous pressure to move from the old to the new way. Hear how a provost and dean of faculty applies certain tactics focused on building relationships with faculty and staff and improving the culture. 

 

3 Key Tactics: Strategic Approaches to Successful Leadership Changes
Alicia Hulin | Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives and Human Resources

South Louisiana Community College (SLCC)

 

As changes in top leadership positions occur, an established foundation becomes more important than ever. Learn about the core tactics that kept SLCC moving in a positive direction during a leadership transition. Three tactics focused on the entire SLCC workforce will be highlighted: standards of practice, staff development institutes and cross-functional steering teams. 

 

Smooth Leadership Transitions Depend on a Solid Foundation of Engagement

Mary Poehls | Organizational Transformation and Quality Leader
Jane McGuire | Professor of Communication and Chair of Engagement Team
Timothy Holloway | Associate Dean

Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC)

 

A core team charged with building a positive workplace culture served a critical role to keep WCTC moving in a positive direction during a leadership transition. Learn how the team applied certain employee engagement tactics to build a solid foundation at the institution and paved the way for a smooth presidential leadership transition.  

 

10:30 -11 A.M.
ZOOM ROOMS: HOT TOPICS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
With Studer Education Leader Coaches
  • Resilient Cultures During COVID-19
  • Student Engagement Despite Challenges
  • Enrollment Ups and Downs
  • Funding Uncertainty
  • Key Measures of Success
  • Surviving Leader Transitions
11-11:30 A.M.
KEYNOTE

Building a Solid Leadership Team: Growing Ourselves to Grow Others
Kyle Marrero | President
Georgia Southern University

 

11:30-11:45 A.M.
CONTINUE LEARNING

 

How to Take Learning From This Conference to Make a Difference in Your Institutions
Janet Pilcher | Managing Director and Executive Leader
Studer Education

11:45 A.M.-NOON
CLOSING AND EVALUATION

Janet Pilcher | Managing Director and Executive Leader
Studer Education

 

NOON-12:30 P.M.
LUNCH BREAK
 
12:30 P.M.-1:30 P.M.
TAKE A TACTIC OR TWO WITH YOU

Facilitating Discussions to Gain Input and How to Answer Tough Questions

Janet Pilcher | Managing Director and Executive Leader
Studer Education

 

KK Owen | Leader Coach
Studer Education

   

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS