Executive Leadership Symposium: Aspiring to the Presidency

 

 

Executive Leadership Symposium:

2014 ASPIRING TO THE PRESIDENCY

July 13 – 15, 2014

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, New Hampshire

The symposium, now in its ninth year, is designed to help mid- and senior-level college and university administrators as they consider whether to pursue the post of president. Past participants have included provosts, vice presidents, deans and other administrators. Several have since become college and university presidents.

This 3-day conference explores the characteristics and roles of a successful president, how one acquires the necessary skills and prepares to apply for the role, how the role of president can be a rewarding vocation and how the right presidential fit can make a difference in the lives of others.

Please Note: The printed invoice for this symposium will read “Executive Leadership Summit, July 13-15, 2014.”

Symposium attendees will have the opportunity to meet individually with personnel from a higher education search firm.

We encourage you to enroll at your earliest opportunity. Enrollment will be limited in order to ensure an intimate and engaging experience.

Past Participants and their New Opportunities:

  • Evelyn Ellis - Reginal Chancellor, Western Kentucky University
  • Barbara Farley - President, Illinois College
  • Scott Flanagan - President, Edgewood College (August 2014)
  • Craig Phelps - President, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
  • Ezat ParniaPresident, Pacific Oaks College
  • Thomas Pleger - President, Lake Superior State University
  • Joe GowChancellor, UW-LaCrosse
  • Tom Jackson - President, Black Hills State University (July 2014)
  • Patricia Lynott - Provost, Senior VP for Academic Affairs, Southern New Hampshire Univ.
  • Bernie PattersonChancellor, UW-Stevens Point
  • Martha K. ShouldisPresident, St. Vincent’s College
  • Jay SimmonsPresident, Simpson College 
  • Kelly Thompson - President, Culver-Stockton College (July 2014)
  • Troy VanAken - President, Thiel College

Registration price: $800/person includes:

  • Housing
  • All materials
  • All meals, including special events for attendees

There are no additional charges or fees.

 

 

July 13 – 15, 2014

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, New Hampshire

Questions? Please call Cristie Jacobs at 608-663-2262

 

Edgewood College

 

Saint Anselm College

 

Southern New Hampshire

 

Jenzabar

 

Stamats

 

The Council on Independant Colleges

 

"…I can honestly say from the heart that this workshop did more for me and my own mental preparations than any other single activity."

"…a highlight of my summer. Thank you for arranging such a stimulating and relevant lineup of talks. The entire event was a pleasure and I feel enriched by it."

 

 

Program

Sunday, July 13th 2014

3:00 pm

Campus Tours available

Coffee Shop - Campus Map #7

3:30 pm

Registration

Coffee Shop

4:00 pm

Preconference Session

“Navigating the Search Process”
Gail Freeman
Founder and President
Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC
Coffee Shop

5:00 pm

Welcome & Keynote Address

Welcome
Steve DiSalvo, President, Saint Anselm College
Dan Carey, President, Edgewood College

Keynote
“Leadership:
From Higher Education to Public Service”

John Sununu
Former New Hampshire Governor, White House Chief of Staff under President George H.W. Bush
Pub

6:15 pm

Reception

Pub

7:00 pm

Dinner & Dessert Social Hour

Saint Anselm campus update
Pub

Monday, July 14th 2014

8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

President's Dining Room Davison Hall - Campus Map #18

8:30 am

Session A

“What is the Job as President Really Like?”
Dan Carey, President
Edgewood College
President's Dining Room Davison Hall

9:30 am

Session B

“Characteristics of a Successful President”
Harry Peterson, President Emeritus,
Western State College
President's Dining Room Davison Hall

10:30 am

Break

Travel to the New Hampshire Institute of Politics - Campus Map #26

10:45 am

Session C

“External Pressure and the Presidency:
Reporters, Lawmakers and the Public.”
Paul Fain, Senior Reporter
Inside Higher Ed
&
Neil Levesque
New Hampshire Institute of Politics, Saint Anselm College
West Wing, NH Institute of Politics

12:00 pm

Lunch

1:15 pm

Session D

"Leading Innovation: A President's Toolkit"
Paul LeBlanc, President
Southern New Hampshire University
West Wing

2:30 pm

Session E

"Counsel to the College, Coach to the President - What you need to know about getting advice and being self-aware"
Georgia Yuan, Former Deputy Undersecretary, US Department of Education and Former General Counsel Smith College
West Wing

3:30 pm

Session F

The Mystique of Presidential Fundraiser: Research, Readiness, Rituals, Response”
Steve DiSalvo, President
Saint Anselm College
West Wing

4:45 pm

Break

Time to refresh

6:00 pm

Cocktails
&
Social Hour

President's Dining Room Davison Hall - Campus Map #18

6:30 pm

New England Lobster Bake Dinner

President's Dining Room Davison Hall

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

7:45 am

Continental Breakfast

Cushing Lobby  - Campus Map #21

8:15 am

Session G

“Taking Colleges From “Surviving to Thriving”
Joretta Nelson, Vice President/Owner
Credo
North Lounge, Cushing Center

9:30 am

Break

9:45 am

Session H

“Strategic Finance”
Kent Chabotar, Professor of Political Science and Retired President Guilford College
North Lounge, Cushing Center

11:00 am

Round Table Session

Round Table Discussion
Facilitators:
Mary Pat Seurkamp, Past President Notre Dame Maryland
North Lounge, Cushing Center

11:45 pm            

Q & A

Q & A
Facilitators:
Dan Carey, Steve DiSalvo, Harry Peterson & Mary Pat Seurkamp
North Lounge, Cushing Center

12:30 pm

Lunch

Next Steps;
Plan of Action
Evaluation of Conference;
Feedback
Adjourn
North Lounge, Cushing Center

July 13 – 15, 2014

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, New Hampshire

Questions? Please call Cristie Jacobs at 608-663-2262

Edgewood College

Saint Anselm College

Jenzabar

The Council on Independant Colleges

 

"I did not think there was anything I would learn at this symposium that I already did not know. I was wrong. I am extremely thankful for the opportunity…"

 

 

Speakers

July 13 – 15, 2014

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, New Hampshire

Questions? Please call Cristie Jacobs at 608-663-2262

Edgewood College

Saint Anselm College

Jenzabar

The Council on Independant Colleges

 

"Connecting with people with a similar world view, and similar level of passion for what we do is a priceless gift!"

Daniel Carey

Dr. Daniel J. Carey

President, Edgewood College

Steven DiSalvo

Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo

President of Saint Anselm College

Paul Fain

Paul Fain

Senior Reporter, Inside Higher Ed

Paul J. LeBlanc

Paul J. LeBlanc

President, Southern New Hampshire University

Harry L. Peterson

Harry L. Peterson

President Emeritus, Western State College

Neil Levesque

Neil Levesque

Executive Director of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics and Political Library at Saint Anselm College

Joretta Nelson

Joretta Nelson

Vice President / Owner, Credo

Mary Pat Seurkamp

Mary Pat Seurkamp

President Emerita, Notre Dame of Maryland University

John Sununu

John H. Sununu

Governor of New Hampshire (1983-89)

Georgia Yuan

Georgia Yuan

Former Deputy Undersecretary, US Department of Education and Former General Counsel, Smith College