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  • NACE Executive Leadership Symposium

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    • Date: Monday, June 1, 2020
    • Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. CT
    • Location: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    • Career Level: Advanced-level career services professionals
    • Competency: Management and Administration
    • Fee: $375 (member); $425 (nonmember)
    • Summary

      Cautionary indicators point to a slowdown in economic growth. Changes in public policy related to the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act place a renewed emphasis on outcomes, combined with providing all post-secondary graduates equitable access. These and other current issues reinforce the need for advanced career services practitioners and leaders in higher education to collaborate in a proactive manner to identify, resolve, and gain evidence-based strategies to mitigate barriers, while embracing and recognizing future possibilities.

      Is your institution prepared to address changes in the current landscape? Are you leading using a human-centered approach? Are the services you offer equitable and assessible?

      Join NACE to gain actionable strategies to improve operational processes, learn leading practices from higher education thought leaders to enhance your leadership toolkit, and examine predictions and their impact on higher education using the GROW Model.

      GROW Model

      • Goal: Provide all students equitable access
      • Reality: Economy, political landscape, and diverse populations
      • Opportunities: Vision, strategy, and outcomes
      • Way forward: Growth mindset, action plan, and emotional intelligence

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Discuss the impact of economic change within higher education;
      • Examine proactive measures to ensure equitable access for all despite a changing economy;
      • Explore the impact of public policy changes for diverse populations;
      • Make the case for diversity, equity, and inclusion with your stakeholders; and
      • Use emotional intelligence to lead using a human-centered approach.
    • Event Details

      To view the attendee list, your receipt, and your confirmation, use the "I’d Like To" option next to the ELS 6.1.2020 listing in MyNACE > Purchase History.


      9 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome
      9:30 – 10:30 a.m. LeadershipTalks:
      • Economic Trends
      • Policy Trends
      • Diversity Trends
      10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
      10:45 a.m. – Noon Deep Dive
      Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch
      1 – 2 p.m. Industry Expert Panel Discussion 
      2 – 2:15 p.m. Break
      2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Deep Dive
      3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Break
      3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Keynote Leading From the Heart
      4:30 – 5 p.m. Closing Remarks
      5 – 6 p.m. Reception
      *Agenda subject to change.
    • Format

      This one-day program incorporates facilitated discussion, guided activities and group work to create a stimulating and engaging learning experience.

    • Presenters

      Leadership Talk Presenters

      Manny Contomanolis

      Manny Contomanolis
      Senior Associate Vice President, Employer Engagement & Career Design
      Northeastern University - Department of Co-op Education & Career Development

      Kathleen Powell

      Kathleen Powell
      Associate Vice President for Career Development
      William & Mary

      Leslie Stevenson

      Leslie Stevenson
      Director, Career Services
      University of Richmond - Alumni & Career Services

      Industry Expert Panel

      Ja’Net Glover

      Moderator: Ja’Net Glover
      Senior Director of Career Services
      University of Florida - Career Connections Center


      Farouk Dey

      Farouk Dey
      Vice Provost, Integrative Learning and Life Design
      The Johns Hopkins University

      Sam Ratcliffe

      Sam Ratcliffe
      Retired Director
      Career Services, Retired Emeritus

      Trudy Steinfeld

      Trudy Steinfeld
      Strategic Advisor, Americas


      Ray Angle

      Ray Angle
      Assistant Vice President of Career and Professional Development
      Gonzaga University


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