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Pre-Congress Academies

Wednesday, September 30th 

10am - 4pm

Join leading experts and peers on Wednesday, September 30, before the 2020 ACCT Leadership Congress begins, for intensive half-day academies designed to help advance your knowledge and understanding of your roles and responsibilities as a trustee or president. Register along with your Congress registration or register onsite.

Board Ethics and Fiscal Responsibilities: Avoiding Conflicts of Interest                 $200.00  

(Lunch Provided)


Board members and presidents gain insight into effective, ethical board governance, including policy governance, through multiple interactive exercises and scenarios. This academy will focus on trustees’ fiscal responsibilities, ethical concerns and ways to avoid conflicts of interest.


NEW! Standards of Good Practice for Boards                                                          $200.00  

(Lunch Provided)


This new academy clarifies board basics and the unique policymaking role of community college governing boards: roles and responsibilities, the board-CEO relationship and data-informed decision making. Participants will explore governance practices that align with national standards. New trustees are encouraged to attend.


The Chair’s Academy: The Board Chair, Leading with Integrity                              $200.00  

(Lunch Provided)


This academy is for current and aspiring board chairs. Participants will learn how to become an effective board chair, including how to resolve conflicts, how to run effective meetings, how to promote ethical behavior, how to manage crises, and how to strengthen the board-CEO relationship. CEOs are also encouraged to participate.


What Trustees Need to Know About Advocacy                                                       $200.00  

(Lunch Provided)


This academy is designed to prepare community college leaders with the information and insights that will enable them to be successful advocates on behalf of their institutions and their students. Learn about ACCT’s federal legislative priorities for community colleges, strategies for state and federal advocacy, and the role that data plays when it comes to effective advocacy.

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