2023 National Conference on Trusteeship

April 2–4, 2023
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
San Diego, CA

EARLY BIRD

Register now to take advantage of early bird pricing, available through December 1, 2022.

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Lead with confidence to transcend today’s challenges.

Many governing boards and executives will find themselves in high-stakes tests of leadership in 2023. Most will emerge from pandemic governance just in time to cope with extraordinarily challenging annual budgets, daunting financial projections, student demographic shifts, and other concerning trends in student success, public trust, business model volatility, and employee turnover.

Join your fellow board members, chief executives, and a distinguished group of industry thought leaders at the 2023 National Conference on Trusteeship. The conference format is designed to intentionally connect you to the people, resources, and ideas you need to transcend significant governance and leadership challenges, including focused opportunities to:

Diversity
Develop Fresh Perspectives
AGB brings diverse voices into the conference programming, giving you the opportunity to inspire new ideas with other trustees, committee chairs, board chairs, presidents, and prominent higher education thought leaders who are driving transformation in higher education.

Learn about AGB Consulting services
Network with Peers
Share conversation, ideas, and leading practices with other attendees during peer group discussions, meals, and social events. The conference builds in time for intentional peer workshops and networking to spark creativity.

Mergers and Affiliations Strategy and Transformation
Prepare for the Unique Role of a
Higher Education Trustee
Higher education boards are very different from other boards. Many new trustees attend the conference to gain insights into their responsibilities, while seasoned trustees return year after year to explore the questions and issues that might not make it onto regular board agendas but are critical to strategic governance.

Hear about the value of the National Conference on Trusteeship
from past attendees.

Jim Clements
President
Clemson University

Sharon Reishus
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Unity College

Tackle critical governance issues.

The 2023 program will address challenges and opportunities facing governing boards and executives, including:

  • Governance for student success (guidance for the full board, as well as finance and other committees)
  • Special programming for early-career trustees
  • Presidential search and transition
  • Oversight for talent management and retention
  • Forward-looking strategies for campus mental health
  • Trends in philanthropy and board roles in fundraising
  • Opportunities in graduate education and outlook for research enterprise fundamentals
  • New paradigms for trustee recruitment, orientation, and education
  • Strategies for leveraging board and presidential assessment
  • Strategic planning and strategic finance
  • Organization-building for boards
  • Shared governance under stress
  • Post-graduate success and student debt
  • Economic and political outlooks
  • Endowment management
  • Governance and leadership for social justice
  • Difficult conversations: Getting to board value-add  
  • Governance for student success (guidance for the full board, as well as finance and other committees)
  • Special programming for early-career trustees
  • Presidential search and transition
  • Oversight for talent management and retention
  • Forward-looking strategies for campus mental health
  • Trends in philanthropy and board roles in fundraising
  • Opportunities in graduate education and outlook for research enterprise fundamentals
  • New paradigms for trustee recruitment, orientation, and education
  • Strategies for leveraging board and presidential assessment
  • Strategic planning and strategic finance
  • Organization-building for boards
  • Shared governance under stress
  • Post-graduate success and student debt
  • Economic and political outlooks
  • Endowment management
  • Governance and leadership for social justice
  • Difficult conversations: Getting to board value-add  

Featuring a special keynote speaker.

AGB welcomes Danette Howard, nationally acclaimed higher education leader, Lumina Foundation executive, and University of Southern California Race and Equity Center Executive in Residence, for a keynote presentation on equitable student success.

Register as a group and save.

Reserve your spot now. Early bird pricing ends December 1, 2022.

Early Bird Price
Individual Member*

$1,425

Early Bird Price
Group**

$1,295

Regular Price
Individual Member*

$1,550

Regular Price
Group**

$1,425

Nonmember Price

$1,995

*Member exclusive pricing.
**Three or more, members only. All members in the group must be registered at the same time. 

Key Dates

  • Early bird deadline: December 1, 2022
  • Deadline for cancellation: February 28, 2023
  • Deadline to receive discounted hotel rate: March 9, 2023

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to cancellations@AGB.org and will be processed after the meeting. Requests for refunds must be received by close of business on February 28, 2023, to receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for registrants who cancel after February 28, 2023. If you are unable to attend, a substitute is welcome in your place at no additional charge. AGB is not responsible for cancellations due to airline disruption, inclement weather, COVID-19, or schedule changes.

Group Discounts: If a cancellation causes the group to fall below the required three registrations, the refund will be issued minus the discount benefit received by the original group.

Hotel Information

AGB has secured a room block at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego for National Conference on Trusteeship attendees at a group rate of $309 per night (exclusive of 12.5% taxes). A link is included in the registration confirmation to allow registered attendees to book their hotel reservation.

COVID-19 Guidelines

AGB encourages all conference attendees to review and follow CDC recommendations for individuals participating in large gatherings. AGB will comply with current federal, state, and local regulations regarding COVID-19 safety protocols and applicable policies of the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. We will contact conference participants prior to the event with information on the most current recommendations and requirements.

Get involved!

Serving as part of the program faculty provides a great opportunityto share experiential wisdom, showcase the work of your board, and connect with national peers on issues of common interest. Proposals will be accepted until August 31, but AGB will review submissions as they are received, so please submit early for best consideration. If you have questions about speaking or would like to discuss ideas in advance of submitting a proposal, please email programs@AGB.org. 

With thanks to our 2023 sponsors.

View our 2023 sponsors and see how you can support the National Conference on Trusteeship.

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2022 National Conference on Trusteeship.

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Contact.

Registration

AGB is committed to excellence in member service. Should you have questions about registering for the National Conference on Trusteeship, contact the AGB registrar.

Become a Member and Save

If you currently are not an AGB member but want to take advantage of member pricing, contact Matt Stevens, director of membership outreach.

Sponsorship

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact Steve Abbott, senior director of partnerships. 

All other inquiries may be directed to the AGB concierge.