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Events & Programs


The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges holds several events and programs throughout the year to expand knowledge and enhance the governance process.

Webinar: Staging an Engaging Board Meeting

Conceiving and realizing effective board meetings is similar to mounting successful theatrical productions. This webinar will focus on the key ingredients of a compelling, useful board meeting and the roles board professionals play in setting the stage.

Institute for Board Chairs and Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities

Facilitated group sessions provide best practices in governance and effective strategies from other institutions, while president-chair team meetings and one-on-one consultations allow participants to focus on shared work at their own institutions.

Jan 10 - 12, 2016
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2016 Foundation Leadership Forum

Examine key policy issues confronting public higher education and explore the evolving role foundation boards will play in advancing their institutions. The 2016 Foundation Leadership Forum brings philanthropic leaders, policy makers, and foundation and institution administrators together and allows participants to foster effective and strategic partnerships.

Jan 24 - 26, 2016
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Responsible Investing Roundtable: Luncheon and Workshop

Explore the rationales for responsible investing through an overview of the full spectrum of responsible investing practices. Discussion will identify questions boards should ask and examine how institutions are implementing different sorts of responsible investing practices.

2016 Workshop for Board Professionals

Build on your expertise, enhance your understanding of governance, and strengthen your role as a board professional. Open to those professionals in higher education who staff boards of trustees in roles such as assistant to the president, general counsel, secretary of the college, assistant secretary of the board, vice president, and chief of staff.

Apr 15 - 17, 2016
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2016 National Conference on Trusteeship

Explore innovative ideas and gain new perspectives from some of the nation’s leading thinkers and key policy makers—equipping you with the right knowledge, skills, and direction to bring about consequential change at your own institution.

Apr 17 - 19, 2016
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Institute for Board Leaders and Executives of Public Universities and Colleges

As public universities and colleges face great challenges and new opportunities, their future success is dependent on boards that govern effectively. Boards must be prepared for the fundamental questions that shape their institutions' futures. Success requires a strong partnership between board leaders and senior administrators.

Jun 13 - 15, 2016
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Institute for Board Chairs and Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities

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.

Jun 21 - 23, 2016
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