Innovations 2019 Presidents Track Agenda

*This agenda is subject to change.

Presidents Track (Invitation Only)

Sunday, February 24, 2019

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All Presidents Track activities take place in Astor Ballroom, 7th Floor.

7:30 - 8:30 AM
Breakfast (included)

8:30 - 8:45 AM
Rufus Glasper, President and CEO, League for Innovation in the Community College

8:45 - 10:00 AM
The New Art and Science of Leading Innovation
Doug Hall, Founder and CEO, Eureka! Ranch
Eureka! Ranch founder and craft whiskey maker, Doug Hall, will provide ideas and advice on how you, as the community college leader, can use the new field of academic study and leadership science known as Innovation Engineering to help your team find, filter, and fast-track Big Ideas. The presentation is grounded in quantitative data and validated in real-world practice by tens of thousands of nonprofit, academic, and for-profit corporations around the world. 

10:00 - 10:15 AM

10:15 - 12:00 PM
Interpretive/Reflective Response to Eureka! Ranch CEO’s Presentation
Greg Scoresby, CEO, CampusLogic, Respondent and Panel Facilitator
League Board Presidents Panel (TBD)

In past years, Inside Higher Ed writers have noted that higher education needs to change. Innovations must align with institutions’ missions and, as noted by Doug Hall, bring divergent groups into alignment. In this response, the respondent and panel will focus on key passages or ideas from Doug Hall’s presentation, explaining and/or exploring it further. They may also reflect on their own experiences, attitudes, or observations in relation to the presentation.

12:00 - 12:20 PM
Communications and Fundraising Affinity Group
Howard Holley, CEO, TouchPoint Innovative Solutions
Christie Kimbell, Chief Experience Officer, Filene, and Communication and Strategic Partnerships, TouchPoint Innovative Solutions
Join us as we introduce the new Communication and Fundraising Affinity Group track focused on best practices for fundraising and donor engagement. Sessions covered include donor engagement, omni-channel marketing, and private/public partnership. Learn more about each session in the track overview.

12:20 - 1:00 PM
Lunch (included)

1:00 - 2:00 PM
Top Strategic Opportunities for Community Colleges Leaders
Ed Venit, Managing Director, EAB
The public perceives community colleges to be the best value in higher education, but concern about the financial and enrollment outlook still tops presidential agendas. Meanwhile, graduation rates remain flat and public funding remains below pre-recession levels. With a shrinking market and increasing pressure to deliver a return on investment for students, colleges must adapt to survive a competitive education landscape. This session will (1) address demographic changes in future enrollment pipelines, including key populations to recruit and how to ensure their academic success, and (2) explore how forward-looking colleges are working with high schools and universities to provide clear pathways for students.

2:00 - 3:30 PM
Partners in Innovative Transformation
Barbara Gellman-Danley, President, Higher Learning Commission
In 2016, the Higher Learning Commission launched a multi-year strategic plan with a major focus on innovation. With support from the Lumina Foundation, national experts in higher education were brought together to create a think tank on innovation, resulting in thought leadership and recommendations for new strategic directions. The results are far-reaching and sometimes disruptive ideas about ways accreditation can adapt to the dynamic changes in higher education. This session will speak to the changes and the potential impact on accreditation.

3:30 - 3:45 PM
Closing Remarks: Impressions From the Day
The closing session will include reflection on the day’s program as well as the future of innovation in community colleges.

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