2020 Institute Kicks Off with Opening Symposium in Washington, D.C.
The AGB Institute for Leadership & Governance in Higher Education recently held its Opening Symposium in Washington, D.C., for the Class of 2020. During the three-day program, higher education experts provided information and insights about leadership requirements for the future of the industry. Topics included transformative vision, personal leadership development strategies, and shared governance in higher ed. Our focus on shared governance – establishing a true partnership between a president and trustees – sets the Institute apart from other leadership programs.
The Power Panel: Peter McPherson (president, APLU), Charles Shorter (trustee, The City University of New York), Ted Mitchell (president, American Council on Education), and Terry Brown (vice president, academic innovation and transformation, AASCU)
A key theme during the symposium was the importance of building relationships. The presenters spoke extensively about how critical it is to foster collaborative relationships with all stakeholders, including the board chair, trustees, faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
The Class of 2020 – Cohort 2 – is composed of 17 up-and-coming higher education leaders. The Opening Symposium is our first opportunity to meet Cohort members in person and gain a deeper understanding of their leadership goals. It is also the Cohort members’ first opportunity to meet each other and establish their bond as a group. We are very impressed with each participant’s accomplishments and drive, and we are proud to be part of their journey to the presidency.
We look forward to our upcoming webinar series and attending the AGB National Conference on Trusteeship with Cohort 2 in April.