The most important relationship for effective governance is that between the board chair and the president. To succeed, both individuals must commit their time and talents to work as partners for the institution and the students they serve.
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, and have found it essential to effective governance at their institutions. As a result of this Institute, board chairs and presidents will strengthen their relationship, find answers to emerging challenges, and develop an action agenda for the board.
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.
By participating in this institute, participants will:
- Enjoy highly engaging small-group sessions with higher education experts to discuss best practices and innovations in governance;
- Develop an action agenda for improving board practice and advancing their institutions;
- Participate in one-on-one consultations to focus on shared work at their institutions and assess the strength of their boards; and
- Engage with a network of peers to learn from and draw upon after the institute concludes.
Lunch and Welcome
Setting the Stage: Introductions to Participants and to the Institute
Building an Effective Chair-President Relationship
Characteristics of an Effective Board
Team Meeting #1: Honest Assessment of the Board
Reception and Dinner
Setting the Stage: A New Day
Risk and the Governing Board
Team Meeting #2: Identifying Key Strategic Risks
Collaborative Chair-President Leadership: Collaboration for Board Recruitment, Orientation, Discipline, and Building Board Culture
11:45 am–12:30 pm
Team Meeting #3: Building a High-Performing Team
Assessing Board and Presidential Effectiveness
Team Meeting #4: Assessing Presidential, Board, and Chair Effectiveness
Reception and Dinner
Setting the Stage for Day Three
Using Committees to Support the Board’s Work
Team Meeting #5: Strengthening the Board’s Structure
11:30 am–12:00 pm
Final Questions, Wrap Up, and Evaluation
The registration fee for the institute is $8,475 per two-member team.
The registration fee includes program expenses for both the board chair and the president, private lodging for two nights, meals during the Institute, and program materials.
This program is available only to board chairs and presidents of independent institutions that are members of AGB.
Due to the intensive nature of the Institute, spouses and families are not included in the program. The curriculum is designed with a strong emphasis on developing the chair-president relationship through private interaction and collaboration; it makes full use of the participants’ time throughout the three-day meeting. AGB appreciates this commitment from all participants. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
All cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to email@example.com. AGB will issue a full refund if written notification of cancellation is provided to AGB by April 17, 2019. AGB will issue refunds after the meeting. No refunds will be issued for attendees who cancel after this date. AGB is not responsible for cancellations due to airline disruption, inclement weather or schedule changes.
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