Boards and leaders must be able to respond to crisis and risk in all forms and act on the opportunities that change presents. Learn how during this free workshop from AGB Consulting around the theme of managing risk, change, and opportunity in higher ed. Topics covered by the expert panel include risk/crisis management, enhancing board effectiveness and communication, developing revenue growth initiatives linked to emerging industry trends, and affiliations, mergers, and other long-term strategic options.
Panelists include Dr. Terry MacTaggart, former chancellor of the University of Minnesota and University of Maine systems and Fulbright scholar; Mr. Rick Beyer, a former university president, telecommunications industry executive, and board chair; Ms. Elizabeth Alvarado, Director of AGB Consulting; and Mr. Ken Knueven, managing principal of AGB Consulting, former director of Microsoft Public Sector, and the founder of the tech company Nuecors.
The goal of this interactive day-long workshop is to explore the linkages among leadership, risk, change, and opportunity and to provide attendees with a forum to learn, ask questions, and work through issues at their own institutions.
AGB welcomes our members to join us for this productive workshop in Boston!
Welcome and introductions
Session 1 – Crisis leadership for boards and presidents: Anticipating, managing, and leading beyond
Panelist: Dr. Terry MacTaggart is former chancellor of both the Minnesota State University System and the University of Maine System, and a senior fellow of AGB. His book on crisis management will be published by AGB Press in spring 2020. Read his recent article, Cracking the Code on Board Leadership in a Time of Crisis in Trusteeship magazine.
The first session delves into the topics of risk and crisis. It covers what boards and presidents can, should, and must do so their institutions can respond to the challenges and opportunities that change, risk, and crisis present.
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Session 2 – Navigating the affiliation, merger, and long-term strategic option environment
Panelist: Rick Beyer is a former university president, telecommunications industry executive, and board chair, and is senior lead consultant of AGB Consulting and the special advisor to the AGB president. Read his recent article: Mergers and Affiliations in Trusteeship magazine.
Opportunities abound in the turbulent higher ed industry for institutions to leverage long-term strategic alternatives, like affiliations. This session focuses on effective affiliation strategies and how boards and leaders can seize opportunities to mitigate risk and ensure future prosperity.
Session 3 – Supercharged boards and leadership: Enhancing communication and effectiveness
Panelist: Elizabeth Alvarado is the director of AGB Consulting.
This session focuses on the strategic importance of board communication, board-president relations, and assessing board effectiveness to produce stronger outcomes for the institution.
Session 4 – Growing revenue: Identifying, developing, and implementing strategic growth initiatives
Panelist: Ken Knueven is managing principal of AGB Consulting, former director of Microsoft Public Sector, and the founder of the tech company Nuecors.
This session focuses on identifying, developing, and implementing revenue growth opportunities based on industry trends aligned with your institutional mission and goals.