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Leadership in Higher Education Conference (MPI)

Oct 18, 2018 - 08:00 AM - Oct 20, 06:00 PM
Magna Publications
Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
35 South 7th Street ,

ZIP: 55402

Leadership in Higher Education Conference


Advance Your Academic Leadership Skills

Higher education today is experiencing significant change, whether to curricula, technology, tenure practices, issues in student affairs, recruitment, or retention. At the same time, institutions are challenged with increased scrutiny from the academic community, accreditors, students, and parents. More than ever, effective and flexible academic and administrative leadership is critical to any institution’s success.

The Leadership in Higher Education Conference was created to bring much-needed professional development resources to academic leaders. In a collaborative gathering of higher education professionals, we examine trends, strategies, and best practices through a combination of plenary presentations, concurrent sessions, and roundtable discussions.

Register today for the 2018 Leadership in Higher Education Conference, held October 18–20 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.



Why This is the Event for You

At the 2018 Leadership in Higher Education Conference, choose from over 45 concurrent sessions in the following conference tracks:

  • Best Practices for Deans and Department Chairs

  • Leadership and Management

  • Evaluation and Program/Department Assessment

  • Faculty Hiring and Development

  • Issues and Trends in Higher Education

During the interactive sessions, presented by leaders from around the country, you’ll have the opportunity to learn:

  • Proven tools and techniques for running a successful department or division

  • Demonstrated strategies for hiring and developing faculty, including ways to design a fruitful faculty development program, foster a collegial department, and conduct effective hiring searches

  • Key facets of managing challenging personnel and balancing instructor and administrative needs

  • Approaches to institutional and program assessment, including working with accreditors, understanding compliance trends, and executing a strategic plan

  • Responses to issues and trends driving policy today, such as diversity and inclusion, legal and regulatory compliance, and economic development and fundraising

At this conference, scaled for networking and reflection, you’ll have the ability to learn from and with your peers. Draw upon the experiences of other academic professionals from around the country who face the same challenges as you do.



Who Should Attend

Perhaps you’re at the midpoint of your career. Or maybe you have leadership experience and hope to attain a more senior position. Wherever you fall on the management spectrum, the Leadership in Higher Education Conference can help you reach your goals. Sessions are especially geared toward:

  • Department chairs

  • Division heads

  • Deans

  • Academic VPs

  • Program or project directors

  • Provosts

As student, faculty, and institutional needs change, administrators must lead through the change with dynamic, efficient, and innovative management.

Reach your greatest leadership potential—for your students and faculty, for your institution, for yourself.


About the Conference

At each year’s Leadership in Higher Education Conference, academic leaders come together to explore groundbreaking strategies, influential trends, and best practices that define effective leadership.

The two-and-a-half-day event is designed to put the tools in your hands to develop professionally, expose you to ideas and strategies that you can apply at your school, and boost your career progress.

Through a combination of plenary addresses, concurrent sessions, and timely roundtable discussions, you’ll gain new tips, observations, and strategies from knowledgeable, recognized experts with a passion for helping you succeed. Learn captivating ways of making change and reaping productive results.

Scaled for networking, you’ll also have ample opportunities to meet with like-minded peers from across the country who shoulder the same responsibilities, ambitions, and burdens as you do. Share ideas and connect with others in this collaborative environment.

The Leadership in Higher Education Conference brings together—at one place and at one time—the resources, people, and tools to sharpen your value, proficiency, and mastery of skills.


Conference Schedule Thursday, October 18, 2018

Noon–5:00 pm

Registration open

1:00–4:30 pm

Preconference Workshop

1:00–4:30 pm

Preconference Workshop

1:00–4:30 pm

Preconference Workshop

5:00–5:15 pm

Conference welcome

5:15–6:30 pm

Opening plenary: Why Leadership Excellence in Higher Education is More Important Now Than Ever

6:30–8:00 pm

Reception: meet & greet colleagues, presenters, and exhibitors

8:00 pm

Dinner and evening on your own


Friday, October 19, 2018

7:30 am–5:00 pm

Registration open

7:30–8:30 am

Continental breakfast

8:45–9:45 am

Concurrent sessions

10:00–11:00 am

Concurrent sessions

11:15 am– 12:30 pm

Lunch & Roundtable Discussions

1:00–2:00 pm

Concurrent sessions

2:15–3:15 pm

Concurrent sessions

3:30–4:30 pm

Concurrent sessions

5:00–7:30 pm

Dinner plenary: Seeking, Obtaining, and Surviving a Presidency


Saturday, October 20, 2018

7:30–10:00 am

Registration open

7:30–8:30 am

Continental breakfast

8:45–9:45 am

Concurrent sessions

10:00–11:00 am

Concurrent sessions

11:15 am– 1:15 pm

Lunch plenary

1:30–2:30 pm

Concurrent sessions

2:45–3:45 pm

Concurrent sessions

3:45 pm

Conference adjourns


Advisory Board


The 2018 Leadership in Higher Education Conference’s Advisory Board.



Edna B. Chun, DM

Edna B. Chun, DM, is chief learning officer with HigherEd Talent. She has more than two decades of strategic human resource and diversity leadership experience in public higher education. Her work and publications focus on academic and administrative talent practices that build organizational capacity. A sought-after keynote speaker and facilitator, Chun is an award-winning author and thought leader with a major body of published work on diversity and human resource practices in higher education. As a nationally recognized expert in leadership development, she frequently advises universities and colleges on diversity strategic planning, total rewards strategy, talent acquisition and retention, change management and organizational effectiveness, cultural competence, and the integration of HR and diversity practices. Her particular expertise is in the development of concrete, research-based strategies that strengthen organizational synergy and build more inclusive cultures in support of institutional goals.

Alvin Evans

Alvin Evans serves as higher ed practice leader with HigherEd Talent. With more than 20 years of executive-level experience in complex local education agencies and doctoral extensive institutions of higher education, he works with organizations interested in developing strategic and cutting-edge organizational capabilities. His expertise lies in core human resources administrative functions (talent management, total rewards programs, professional development, information systems, labor and employee relations, contract negotiation and administration, EEO, and Affirmative Action), policy development, organizational design and development, program evaluation, change management, organizational diversity, coaching and mentoring programs, and leveraging qualitative and quantitative data to enhance organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Evans is recognized by his peers as a thought leader and award winning author. In addition, he is a frequent contributor to major national educational and diversity publications.

Jennifer Lorenzetti

Jennifer Lorenzetti is managing editor of Academic Leader, the newsletter for academic deans and department chairs. She is a writer, speaker, higher education consultant, and the owner of Hilltop Communications.

Lolita A. Paff, PhD

Lolita A. Paff, PhD, is associate professor of business and economics at Penn State Berks. Her pedagogical scholarship and faculty development work focus on classroom and online interaction, student engagement, and active learning.

Scott Schneider, JD

Scott Schneider, JD, leads the higher education practice group at Fisher & Phillips, LLP, where he provides counsel and litigation support for a host of higher education issues, including the handling of sexual assault allegations and Title IX violations, labor and employment matters, student affairs, Clery Act compliance and campus law-enforcement support, workplace safety and OSHA compliance, and more.

Karin Van Voorhees

Karin Van Voorhees is the content development manager for Magna Publications, where she oversees all products that serve the academic, compliance, and student life communities in higher education.

Roberet Cipriano, EdD

Conference Advisor: Robert Cipriano, EdD, is professor emeritus and former department chair at Southern Connecticut State University.



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