12:00 PM

April 20, 2018 - 12:00 PM to April 22, 2018 - 12:00 PM
The Spring Conference is held in April and highlights advocacy. While we wish that politics did not play a role in education, we know that having effective advocacy in Sacramento, a well-informed membership, and local Boards of Trustees who support our faculty and students are critical to our success. At this conference, we also highlight our “We Honor Ours” (WHO) Awards winners. This is a special program which honors our own local and state union leaders.

3:00 PM

April 20, 2018 - 3:00 PM to April 22, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Build on your expertise, enhance your understanding of governance, and strengthen your role as a board professional. Held in conjunction with AGB’s National Conference on Trusteeship, the Workshop for Board Professionals is open to those professionals in higher education who staff boards of trustees in roles such as assistant to the president, general counsel, secretary of the college, assistant secretary of the board, vice president, and chief of staff.

A planning committee of board professionals—led by committee chair Carrie Warren formerly of Metropolitan State University of Denver and vice chairs Denise Nelson Nash of Scripps College and Tina Holloway of the University of Texas System—developed the program. This year, for the first time, the committee solicited proposals for sessions. The program is comprised of concurrent and plenary sessions, roundtables, reception, and various social networking activities to ensure that the program delivers support, information, and professional growth to those in the profession.

Topics include:
-Confronting difficult issues on campus like freedom of speech
-Enhancing the role of the board professional
-Selecting the right board portals and technology for your board
-Aligning foundation and institution governing boards
-Becoming an effective leader as a board professional
-Board basics—from orientation to committee meetings
-Speed mentoring

Also, to help guide participants through the program, AGB recommends various tracks for identifying the sessions that may be of interest to you.

Board Professional Fundamentals: These sessions cover topics on some of the basic functions and responsibilities of the board professional role.

Strategic Issues: These sessions cover topics related to some of the big strategic issues facing many colleges and universities.

Influencers: These sessions address the ways in which board professionals can be influential and offer thought leadership in dealing with some of the institution’s biggest issues and opportunities.

Institutionally Affiliated Foundations: These sessions cover topics on fundraising, development, and the relationship between an institution and its affiliated foundation.

Technology and Innovation: These sessions address technology-oriented questions, innovations, and strategies to enhance the work of the governing board and staff.

Preparing for Change: These sessions address topics related to preparing for moments of major institutional change.

Attendees are also encouraged to attend the National Conference on Trusteeship with their board members and institutional leaders.

7:00 AM

April 22, 2018 - 7:00 AM to April 24, 2018 - 4:00 PM
The annual WASFAA conference is a unique training and professional development opportunity that will equip Financial Aid Administrators (FAA) with the tools necessary to better serve students and families. Each year, more than 300 student aid professionals from across the Western region attend the conference to learn, network, and share best practices.

Keeping up with the ever-changing laws and regulations that govern the Title IV student financial aid programs has become increasingly difficult. It is crucial that we stay up-to-date on the changing requirements and related implementation and changes on our campuses.

Conference attendees will benefit from individual guidance from U.S. Department of Education trainers, networking with our NASFAA colleagues and learning about support programs and software innovations from our partner exhibitors.
April 22, 2018 - 7:00 AM to April 24, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The 2018 International Conference and Annual Meeting (ICAM 2018) will bring together the world's top business academics and collaborators to Ho'ohui (connect) with longtime acquaintances and makes new ones, to 'ike (discover) how to shape future business leaders, and to Alaka'i (lead) with innovative thinking. The conference agenda is designed to allow the right balance of time to connect, discover, and lead.

So take your time and see why there's more to Hawaii than just sun, sand, and surf.

4:30 PM

April 22, 2018 - 4:30 PM to April 24, 2018 - 12:00 PM
The 2018 National Conference on Trusteeship brings governing boards together with leading thinkers, policymakers, innovators, and influencers in a lively and collaborative forum created to help institutional leaders navigate challenging times, strengthen their institutions, and restore the public trust in the higher education sector. Join your colleagues for in-depth conversations about today’s most pressing issues and lend your voice to other higher education leaders and governing boards at the only national conference for trustees designed to drive consequential change and to advance higher education when it matters most.