2021 National Conference on Trusteeship: Schedule

April 12-14, 2021 | Virtual Event

Schedule

Monday, April 12

11:00 AM EDT | AGB Experience Open

AGB’s mission is to help boards govern with knowledge and confidence. Visit us in the AGB Experience to learn about all that is available to you by virtue of membership. Get to know the AGB staff members responsible for the publications, consulting services, online tools, and other member services you rely on, and find out what’s new and what’s coming next.

11:00 AM EDT – 11:45 AM EDT | Community Convenings

Find new colleagues, reconnect with old ones, and learn the challenges and opportunities you share with peers from around the nation and the world. Participants are encouraged to attend as an opportunity to hone key questions, share new ideas, and discover their communities early in the program. These sessions are offered in hopes that the connections they foster, and the thoughts they spark, will be instrumental throughout the conference and beyond.

12:00 PM EDT – 1:15 PM EDT | Trustee Essentials Workshops

These extended-time sessions are focused on topics of central importance to the roles of governing board members. Having been immersed in crisis response for a year or more, participate in these sessions to get refocused on fundamentals and first principles.

1:15 PM EDT – 2:00 PM EDT | Break

2:00 PM EDT – 3:30 PM EDT | Welcome Remarks and Opening Plenary: “Govern for Transformative Change”

How can boards set the table for transformative change? Come to this session to hear three storied examples of impact-driven innovation as shared by the college and university presidents who led the work; then, a panel of their board members will discuss the roles governing boards played—including key takeaways for others. Participants will engage directly with featured speakers throughout the session.

Moderator:
Henry Stoever, president and CEO, AGB

Panelists:
Michael Crow, president, Arizona State University
Fred DuVal, member, Arizona Board of Regents; member, AGB Board of Directors
Marybeth Gasman, trustee, Paul Quinn College; Samuel DeWitt Proctor Endowed Chair in Education and Distinguished Professor, Rutgers Graduate School of Education
Carrie Besnette Hauser, president, Colorado Mountain College
Chris Romer, chair, Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees
Michael Sorrell, president, Paul Quinn College

3:30 PM EDT – 4:00 PM EDT | Break

4:00 PM EDT – 4:45 PM EDT | Concurrent Sessions

Each block of concurrent sessions allows you to select from among five sessions to customize your schedule. Sessions will be topically diverse, and each will engage the virtual room with interactive elements.

4:45 PM EDT – 5:00 PM EDT | Break

5:00 PM EDT – 6:00 PM EDT | AGB 100th Anniversary Happy Hour

Tuesday, April 13

11:00 AM EDT | AGB Experience Open

AGB’s mission is to help boards govern with knowledge and confidence. Visit us in the AGB Experience to learn about all that is available to you by virtue of membership. Get to know the AGB staff members responsible for the publications, consulting services, online tools, and other member services you rely on, and find out what’s new and what’s coming next.

11:00 AM EDT – 12:00 PM EDT | Coffee Chats and Team Meetings

Catching up with old friends? Extending that AGB Experience conversation? Gathering your team on site at the conference? Now’s the perfect time!

Limited space is available for reservation at: registrar@AGB.org.

12:30 PM EDT – 1:30 PM EDT | Stories of Board Leadership: The 2021 AGB John W. Nason Award

Each year, AGB recognizes a few select members with its John W. Nason Award, honoring boards that go above and beyond what boards must do and take board-driven measures to advance their institutions in ways that truly matter. Come to this session to hear reflections and lessons learned by this year’s award recipients, and engage with them to discover what you can do to encourage effective, thoughtful, and courageous leadership by your board.

With thanks to TIAA:

TIAA Logo Sponsor

1:30 PM EDT – 1:45 PM EDT | Break

1:45 PM EDT – 2:30 PM EDT | Concurrent Sessions

Each block of concurrent sessions allows you to select from among five sessions to customize your schedule. Sessions will be topically diverse, and each will engage the virtual room with interactive elements.

2:30 PM EDT – 3:00 PM EDT | Break

3:00 PM EDT – 4:00 PM EDT | Peer Exchanges

Peer exchanges are offered for small-group, peer-to-peer learning. AGB senior fellows and other experts will facilitate private discussions on topics of particular concern to you.

4:00 PM EDT – 4:15 PM EDT | Break

4:15 PM EDT – 5:00 PM EDT | Concurrent Sessions

Each block of concurrent sessions allows you to select from among five sessions to customize your schedule. Sessions will be topically diverse, and each will engage the virtual room with interactive elements.

Wednesday, April 14

11:00 AM EDT | AGB Experience Open

AGB’s mission is to help boards govern with knowledge and confidence. Visit us in the AGB Experience to learn about all that is available to you by virtue of membership. Get to know the AGB staff members responsible for the publications, consulting services, online tools, and other member services you rely on, and find out what’s new and what’s coming next.

11:00 AM EDT – 12:00 PM EDT | Coffee Chats and Team Meetings

Catching up with old friends? Extending that AGB Experience conversation? Gathering your team on site at the conference? Now’s the perfect time!

Limited space is available for reservation at: registrar@AGB.org.

12:30 PM EDT – 1:15 PM EDT | Conference Keynote: “Govern for Racial Equity: A Board Responsibility”

Most colleges and universities in the United States espouse commitments to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Despite this, far too many fall short in effectively and sustainably addressing longstanding racial problems. Too few leaders, including those entrusted with governance, accept institutional responsibility for racial inequity in higher education. In this session, guidance will be offered on confronting racist institutional histories; repairing generations of racial harm and negligence; and addressing contemporary systems, cultures, policies, and practices that cyclically reproduce racial inequity on campuses. Emphasis will be placed on strategic actions that governing boards can employ.

1:15 PM EDT – 1:30 PM EDT | Break

1:30 PM EDT – 2:15 PM EDT | Concurrent Sessions

Each block of concurrent sessions allows you to select from among five sessions to customize your schedule. Sessions will be topically diverse, and each will engage the virtual room with interactive elements.

2:15 PM EDT – 2:30 PM EDT | Break

2:30 PM EDT – 3:15 PM EDT | Concurrent Sessions

Each block of concurrent sessions allows you to select from among five sessions to customize your schedule. Sessions will be topically diverse, and each will engage the virtual room with interactive elements.

3:15 PM EDT – 3:30 PM EDT | Break

3:30 PM EDT – 4:30 PM EDT | Closing Plenary Session: “Understand the Turbulent 2020s: A Business Outlook for Higher Education”

How should expectations for the 2020s be adjusted at this stage, and what does that mean for how boards and leaders might develop strategic paths forward? Forecasters were predicting lean times for our sector well before the global pandemic, stock market volatility, and racial justice issues that have distinguished the American experience over the past year. The hazards many expected to characterize the coming decade are now more numerous, larger, and closer at hand. Come to this session for fresh insights on what’s coming and what you and your board can do to prepare.

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Regent, Luther College

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, the Director of Membership Outreach.

Sponsorship

To learn about sponsorship opportunities contact Steve Abbott, Director of Corporate Relations or Amy Lynch, Resources Coordinator.

All other inquiries may be directed to the AGB concierge.