Innovations 2023 Executive Leadership Institute Track

*This agenda is subject to change.

Executive Leadership Institute Track (Invitation Only)

March 12, 2023

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10:15 - 11:45 AM
College Governance: A Trustee’s Perspective
Perspectives on the critical nature of an effective board/CEO relationship are discussed by a trustee. The trustees’ role as community representatives entrusted with overall responsibility for the college, and the president as CEO and leading administrator of the college, are discussed. Effective working relationships with board members are highlighted in this session.
Barbara Mink, Ed.D., Member and Former Chair, Austin Community College Board of Education

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Lunch (On Your Own)

1:15 - 2:45 PM
Entrepreneuring the Future of Community Colleges
Radical transformation will be required for community colleges to meet their ever-increasing financial demands, fulfill their missions, and thrive in this post-pandemic era. To do this, presidents and administrators must become entrepreneurs, practicing self-disruption to reimagine and reinvent their institutions to become more relevant and connected to the needs of society, business and industry, and students. This session will share proven practices for leaders to implement.
Mary Landon Darden, Ed.D., President; Jay Box, Ed.D., Chief Leadership Innovation Officer, Higher Education Innovation, LLC; Michael Fischer, Ed.D., President, York County Community College

2:45 - 3:00 PM

3:00 - 4:45 PM
Becoming an Employer of Choice
In today’s competitive labor market, the field of higher education must adapt to appeal to emerging expectations of a multi-generational workforce. As leaders who aspire to executive leadership, understanding your role in creating a strong employer culture that serves as a compelling recruitment value proposition is critical. This session will discuss the competitive market in higher education, the multi-generational workforce, and lessons we can learn from private industry. Through rich discussion and hands-on activities, you will leave with confidence in how to position your college as an employer of choice.
Tara Zirkel, Ed.D., Director, Strategic Research, EAB

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