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      October 2, 2020

      Friday   1:00 PM - 3:45 PM (daily for 3 times)

      300 Light Street Baltimore, MD
      Baltimore, Maryland 21202

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      Leadership in Higher Education Conference

      Leadership in Higher Education Conference
      About this Event
      Bringing Innovative Strategies and Best Practices to Light

      “When you work in academia, many times you feel certain events only happen to you. After this conference, I left feeling supported, not isolated, and the other attendees confirmed they also experience the same occurrences I do. The conference content was outstanding, and the opportunity to network with others in academia was amazing!”

      —Margaret Vivoda, PhD, MBA, Dean of Academic Affairs, Keiser University, Daytona Beach Campus, 2018 Conference Attendee

      “The experienced and articulate plenary sessions presenters shared valuable, deeper, and most current insights into the state of affairs in higher education that helped formulate key take-away and implementation ideas.”

      —Mamta Saxena, Director, Assessment, Northeastern University, 2018 Conference Attendee

      Working in higher education begs the need for innovation and inspiration. Are you interested in strategies to motivate your staff and foster student success? Are you seeking out a more senior position? With a wide range of programming and networking opportunities, the 2020 Leadership in Higher Education Conference will help you learn how to take the next steps to expand and improve your career or department’s efficiency.

      Whether you are a new leader or a seasoned administrator in higher education, this conference offers you the opportunity to learn innovative strategies, trends, and best practices for effectively managing staff and resources.

      The Leadership in Higher Education Conference was created in 2015 to foster learning and collaboration among aspiring and long-term leaders. The 2020 conference includes an impressive lineup of nationally recognized experts, programming for both mid-career and new leaders, as well as a new Next Steps Action Center to mentor you through the strategies you plan to implement.

      With programming designed to support your leadership development, this gathering of higher education professionals is essential for professional development and includes preconference workshops, concurrent sessions, poster sessions, and vendor exhibits.

      Diverse Programming to Meet Leadership Needs

      Join us in Baltimore for the 2020 Leadership in Higher Education Conference to collaborate with like-minded peers from across the country. This year’s conference focuses on both academic and administrative leadership with seven unique conference tracks:

      Academic Leadership and Professional Development
      Administrative Leadership and Professional Development
      Diversity and Inclusion
      Program and Department Evaluation and Assessment
      Faculty Hiring, Development, and Assessment
      Institutional Culture and Climate
      Special Topics in Academic Leadership
      NEW in 2020

      We are pleased to offer the following new initiatives for the 2020 conference:

      Specially priced registration packages designed to support your requirements and budget
      Programming specific for new leaders and mid-career leaders
      Programming focused on application of leadership principles
      Next Steps Action Center
      Expand Your Leadership Network

      The key to leadership success is the willingness to learn from others and collaborate. The 2020 Leadership in Higher Education Conference gives you the opportunity to do both. You’ll be surrounded by like-minded leaders who are passionate about their institutions and higher education as a whole. Connect with higher education leadership experts and expose yourself to new perspectives and strategies. We limit registration to approximately 325 to ensure a manageable size conducive to one-on-one networking, coaching, and instruction.

      An Affordable Learning Experience

      Juggling budgets and facing constraints seems to be the new normal for academic leaders, which is why the 2020 Leadership in Higher Education Conference is an affordable option. While average conference registration fees climb upward, you can participate in interdisciplinary programming, leadership workshops and networking events without putting a major dent in your college or departmental budget. With team pricing available, this conference is the most cost-effective way to train new and seasoned leaders, deans, department chairs and administrators.

      Why Should You Attend?

      Do you need inspiration and motivation to excel in a new or existing leadership position? Are you seeking out new strategies to implement at your institution? Do you feel overwhelmed by your leadership role? Find inspiration, best practices, innovative strategies, and more at the 2020 Leadership in Higher Education Conference.

      Sessions are especially geared toward:

      Department chairs

      Division heads


      Academic or Administrative leaders

      Program or project directors


      Aspiring faculty

      Conference Schedule

      Schedule is subject to change.

      Thursday, October 1, 2020

      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:

      1:00–4:30 pm

      Preconference Workshop:

      5:00–5:15 pm

      Conference welcome

      5:15–6:15 pm

      Opening plenary:

      6:30–8:00 pm

      Reception: meet & greet colleagues, presenters, and exhibitors

      8:00 pm

      Dinner and evening on your own

      Friday, October 2, 2020

      6:00 –7:00 am

      YOGA for Wellbeing

      7:30 am–4:00 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


      1:00–2:00 pm

      Concurrent sessions

      2:15–3:15 pm

      Concurrent sessions

      3:30–4:30 pm

      Concurrent sessions

      5:00–7:00 pm

      Dinner and Plenary

      Saturday, October 3, 2020

      7:30–9:30 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 and Panel Discussion

      1:30–2:30 pm

      Concurrent sessions

      2:45–3:45 pm

      Concurrent sessions

      3:45 pm

      Conference adjourns

      The 2020 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.

      Stephanie Delaney, PhD

      Stephanie Delaney, PhD is the vice president of instruction at Renton Technical College. Delaney has a strong background in Guided Pathways and eLearning and she has spoken nationally on issues related to leadership, technology, and effective online teaching and learning. Delaney earned her PhD in educational leadership in higher education/distance education at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She also holds a law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law and a master’s degree in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School. She earned her BS at Georgetown University.

      Oliver Dreon, PhD

      Oliver Dreon, PhD, is an associate professor and director of the Center for Academic Excellence at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. He teaches a wide variety of education and instructional technology courses both in face-to-face and online formats. He is the co-author of the book Authentic Instruction with Technology: A Student-Centered Approach, the co-editor of the book, Teacher Education for Ethical Professional Practices in the 21st Century, and co-author of Best Practices for Blended Science Instruction. Dreon has spent more than 25 years teaching in various educational environments and provides regular professional development and consultation on online and blended learning. His work examines how technology can be used to support student development through physical, online, and hybrid learning spaces.

      Alvin Evans

      Alvin Evans serves as higher ed practice leader with HigherEd Talent. With more than twenty 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, MS 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.

      Cost: $1,089 – $1,789

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