Innovations 2019 Vice Presidents Track Agenda

*This agenda is subject to change.

Vice Presidents Track (Invitation Only)

Sunday, February 24, 2019

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The Vice Presidents Track will meet in Astor Ballroom, 7th Floor, for breakfast and the morning sessions, and in Liberty Ballroom, 8th Floor, for lunch and the afternoon sessions.

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 - 1:30 PM
Lunch (included) and Presentation: Top Strategic Opportunities for Community College Leaders
Christine Hubbard, 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 address demographic changes in future enrollment pipelines, including key populations to recruit and how to ensure their academic success. It will also explain how forward-looking colleges are working with high schools and universities to provide clear pathways for students.

1:30 - 2:15 PM
The Vice President Role in Implementing Innovation and Vision
Sylvia Jenkins, President, Moraine Valley Community College
Joe May, Chancellor, Dallas County Community College District
David Ross, President and CEO, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

College presidents will discuss what they need from their vice presidents in order to help move the innovation agenda forward, and offer advice to vice presidents who are members of a leadership team charged with implementing an innovation agenda within their college. They will also explore ways vice presidents can balance their roles in operations with a mandate to move the innovation agenda forward.

2:15 - 2:50 PM
Case Studies
Participants will discuss real-world cases of overcoming challenges and obstacles in leading innovation, lessons learned from successful and unsuccessful innovation processes, and issues around sustaining innovation.

2:50 - 3:00 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.

3:00 - 3:45 PM
Informal No-Host Networking
Innovations Conference Opening General Session begins at 4:00 PM.

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