Executive Leadership Symposium

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Join us this September for our Executive Leadership Symposium.

Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL

Thank you for joining us in Chicago for a two-day event geared toward academic executives. We hope you had the opportunity to gain insights and strategies to solve the issues of access, affordability, and achievement — the most critical and compelling matters that institutions face today.

Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL

In Person

Thursday, September 14, 2017

6:15–9:00 p.m.

Attendees enjoy a group dinner

Friday, September 15, 2017

7:30 a.m.

Breakfast & registration

8:15–9:00 a.m.

Keynote address
Rick Beyer, Managing Principal, AGB Institutional Strategies

9:00–10:00 a.m.

Panel: Transition to Digital: Working with 3rd Party Partners
Moderator: TBD
Panelists: Pep Carrera, Chief Operating Officer, VitalSource
Greg Fenton, CEO and co-founder RedShelf
Jessica Garcia, VP Central, Strategic Partnerships, Pearson
Michael Gogliotti, Ed Tech Product Development & Strategy, Follett Higher Education

This panel discussion will focus on forming successful partnerships with content, bookstore, and platform providers. Topics will include:

•  Providers’ role in the process to best serve you

•  Challenges to overcome

•  Examples of institutions that have successfully transitioned

•  Institutions’ role in the process

10:00–10:15 a.m.


10:15–11:15 a.m.

Small group session: Putting You in the Driver’s Seat: Messaging & Communication
This interactive session will consist of small group engagement with each 3rd party partner.

•  Explain how you’d like them to position their services

•  Share what marketing messages best resonate with you as an institutional leader

•  Offer feedback on the ideal medium for communicating sales and marketing communications

11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Spotlight session: Indiana University: Financial Wellness Paves the Way to Student Success
Phil Schuman, Director of Financial Literacy, MoneySmarts Team, Indiana University

12:00–1:00 p.m.


1:00–2:00 p.m.

Panel: Digital Delivery as an Access & Affordability Win for Lawmakers, Campuses & Students
Moderator: Chuck Melley, Vice President, U.S. Government Relations, Pearson
Panelists: Mark Boozell, Government Policy Advisor, Dykema
Sean Keefer, Regional Director of Public Affairs, Central U.S. Pearson

Learn how to best collaborate with legislative contacts to positively impact access and affordability.

2:00–2:45 p.m.

Spotlight session: Data and Analytics: Leveraging Digital Courseware to Improve Student Success and Retention
Brian Buckley, AVP, Digital Delivery & Analytics, Pearson

Learn how analytics can help improve learning outcomes, retain students, and optimize resources.

2:45–3:00 p.m.

Closing remarks