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Apr 2016


Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street,
National Harbor, Maryland,
Tel: (301) 965-4000

2016 National Conference on Trusteeship






At the 2016 National Conference on Trusteeship, AGB invites you to explore innovative ideas and gain new perspectives from some of the nation’s leading thinkers and key policy makers—equipping you with the right knowledge, skills, and direction to bring about consequential change at your own institution. Comprehensive and thought-provoking sessions will prepare you to champion higher education’s strengths and advance its work at a time when it matters most. 2016 will be a critical year that shapes higher education like never before. Governing board members—key among higher education’s supporters and advocates—must elevate the best ideas and most promising practices in order to meet the missions and promote the inherent value of our colleges and universities.

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Apr 17   

8:30-11:30 a.m. Changing Leadership: How to Conduct a Presidential Search & Manage the Transition Managing Risk: Identifying, Assessing, & Monitoring Threats to Fulfilling Your Institution’s Mission Successful Fundraising: Strategies for Independent Institutions Successful Fundraising: Strategies for Public Institutions

12:45-3:45 p.m. Leading the Board: Strategies for Chairs of Independent Institutions Leading the Board: Strategies for Chairs of Public Institutions Overseeing Monetary Resources: New Approaches to Financial Management Simplifying Data: Creating and Using Dashboards for a Snapshot of Performance

Apr 18   

8:30-11:30 a.m. Ensuring Effectiveness: How to Conduct a Presidential Assessment International Working Group Reducing the Fallout: What is the Boards Role in Crisis Communication? Reducing the Learning Curve: Becoming an Effective Board Member Sustaining the Vitality of the Board: The Role of the Governance Committee

12:45-3:45 p.m. Addressing Sticky Issues: Moving from Good to Great Board Performance Maximizing Potential: Assessing Your Institutional Technology Strategy Ensuring Effectiveness: How to Conduct Board and Trustee Assessment Presidents Working Group Securing & Retaining Leadership: Establishing Competitive & Appropriate Compensation Packages

Apr 19   

12:15-4:00 p.m. Federal Policy, Higher Education, and Leveraging the Trustee Voice Liberal Education as a Public Trust: Clarifying Presidential and Trustee Leadership

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Zanny Minton Beddoes

Zanny Minton Beddoes is the Editor-in-Chief of The Economist. Previously she was the Business Affairs editor, responsible for the newspaper’s coverage of business, finance and science. Prior to this role, she was The Economist’s Economics editor, overseeing the newspaper’s global economics coverage from her base in Washington DC. Before moving to Washington in April 1996, Ms Minton Beddoes was The Economist‘s emerging-markets correspondent based in London. She travelled extensively in Latin America and Eastern Europe, writing editorials and country analyses. She has written surveys of the World Economy, Latin American finance, global finance and Central Asia. Ms Minton Beddoes joined The Economist in 1994 after spending two years as an economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where she worked on macroeconomic adjustment programmes in Africa and the transition economies of Eastern Europe. Before joining the IMF, she worked as an adviser to the Minister of Finance in Poland, as part of a small group headed by Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Harvard University. Ms Minton Beddoes has written extensively about international financial issues including enlargement of the European Union, the future of the International Monetary Fund and economic reform in emerging economies. She has published in Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy, contributed chapters to several conference volumes and, in 1997, edited “Emerging Asia”, a book on the future of emerging-markets in Asia, published by the Asian Development Bank. In May 1998 she testified before Congress on the introduction of the Euro. Ms Minton Beddoes is a regular television and radio commentator (“Tucker Carlson Unfiltered” on PBS, “Marketplace” on NPR, also CNN, PBS and CNBC). She is a trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a member of the Research Advisory Board of the Committee for Economic Development. She holds an undergraduate degree from Oxford University and a masters degree from Harvard University.

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