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Conference Pricing

Early Bird Deadline: September 1, 2022

Members (On-Site): $500 per person ($450 Early Bird)
Members  (Virtual Via Zoom): $175
Non-Members (On-Site): $700 per person ($650 Early Bird)
Non-Members (Virtual Via Zoom): $325

 

Virtual Pricing Includes:

Full engagement in two-day program, including Q&A
Access to video recordings of presentations post-conference
Access to all conference resources

 

On-Site Pricing Includes:

Full engagement in two-day program, including Q&A
Networking/Fellowship with attendees & presenters
Access to video recordings of presentations post-conference
Three night’s lodging at the adjacent Hilton Garden Inn
7 meals & refreshments
Access to all conference resources

Program Overview

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VISIONING BIBLICAL HIGHER EDUCATION’S NEXT PHASE

Presenter: Tim Detwiler | Academic Dean, Kuyper College (MI)
Overview: Higher education is facing significant change (i.e. organizational structures, modality delivery, generational shifts in faculty, social pressures, and different student interests).  How can you “put the pieces together” and still maintain institutional identity? 

  • Differentiate between MEANS and ENDS of biblical higher education
  • Understand the trends of change
  • Learn the value of a strategic plan to map through change
  • Steward a co-creating of the future

RECRUITING, HIRING, AND DEVELOPING MISSION-FIT FACULTY

Presenter: Jena Dunn | Provost, Stark College & Seminary (TX)
Overview: Identifying, onboarding, and growing faculty are at the core of academic leadership. While credentials are important, they are only one piece in the overall consideration of hiring mission-fit faculty.

  • Learn how to develop a process that guides towards a successful faculty hire
  • Discover how to measure “mission fit”
  • Understand the importance of a faculty development plan 

SHARPENING YOUR HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCIAL IQ

Presenter: Evan Posey | Executive Vice President & Provost, Luther Rice College & Seminary (GA)
Overview: Have you ever felt as though everyone around you assumes you know how to read a financial statement, but you are too afraid to ask a question that may reveal your limited financial IQ?  

  • Learn the basics of organizational budgeting and how to read an audit
  • Identify the differences among various fund categories 
  • Understand how deferred maintenance line items work

ALIGNING DELIVERY METHODOLOGY WITH CURRICULAR OFFERING

Presenter: Andy Miller | Vice President of Academic Affairs, Wesley Biblical Seminary (MS)
Overview: Post pandemic, delivery methodologies have expanded — face to face, asynchronous, synchronous, poly-synchronous and everything in-between! With so many options, it’s important to take a step back and ensure that the student need and curricular offerings are driving delivery.

  • Learn the strengths and weaknesses of the various delivery methodologies
  • Discover how to intentionally align curricular offering with delivery

KEYS TO BUILDING AN ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP TEAM

Presenter: Meghan Griffin | Provost, Southeastern University (FL)
Overview: The academic enterprise is typically led by an academic leadership team consisting of academic and administrative leaders. Building a successful leadership team takes hard work and intentionality. 

  • Discover the importance of defining your leadership culture
  • Identify the personal, professional, and leadership skills that are most critical to a high-functioning team
  • Learn how to cultivate an environment of transparency and mutual growth

COMPETENCY-BASED THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION — WHAT KEEPS YOU FROM JUMPING IN?

Presenter: Ruth McGillivray | Chief Operating Officer, Northwest Seminary & College (BC)
Overview: CBTE is over 10 years old, and while the idea of outcomes-focused education resonates with many, there’s still a mystique surrounding it. Misconception fuels caution, yet schools that have made the switch are experiencing enrollment growth and improved mission fulfillment. 

  • Learn the basics of CBTE
  • Understand the structures needed to deliver and support CBTE programs
  • Compare successful models functioning today
  • Discover common roadblocks to successfully implementing CBTE

CONNECTING MILLENNIALS AND GEN Z WITH GOD

Presenters: Daniel Ryan Day & Brenna Holsclaw | Our Daily Bread (MI)
Overview: Reclaim Today, a new initiative from Our Daily Bread Publishing, is designed to connect people in their 20s and 30s with God in the ordinary, extraordinary, and everyday moments of life. Join us as we brainstorm how ABHE may partner with Reclaim Today:

  • Discover the mission, vision, and strategy of Reclaim Today
  • Contribute to a conversation on what partnership between ABHE and Reclaim Today may look like

LEADING THROUGH CHANGE AND CONFLICT

Presenter: Dwight Perry | Senior Vice President, Provost, and Dean of Education, Moody Bible Institute (IL)
Overview: All leaders manage change and conflict. Effective leaders know how to work through change and conflict without losing personal and organizational balance.

  • Learn how to accept change and conflict as normative realities of leadership
  • Identify strategies to ensure you don’t lose personal or organizational balance while managing change and conflict
  • Discover the value of engaging your leadership team in managing change and resolving conflict

Conference Faculty

Eric Bargerhuff

DANIEL RYAN DAY

Director of Reclaim Today
Director of Podcasting
Our Daily Bread

Tim Detwiler

TIM DETWILER

Academic Dean
Kuyper College

Jenna Dunn

JENA DUNN

Provost
Stark College & Seminary

Meghan Griffin

MEGHAN GRIFFIN

Provost
Southeastern University

Andy Miller

ANDY MILLER

VP/Academic Affairs
Wesley Biblical Seminary

Dwight Perry

DWIGHT PERRY

VP/Education & Provost
Moody Bible College

Evan Posey

EVAN POSEY

EVP/Provost
Luther Rice College & Seminary

Ruth McGillivray

RUTH MCGILLIVRAY

Chief Operating Officer
Northwest Seminary & College

Frequently Asked Questions

Is lodging included in the registration fee?
YES, for on-site attendees3 nights, including arrival the evening before the conference begins.

Can I request for additional hotel nights?
YES The ABHE group rate is $110/night.  You can qualify for our group rate three days prior and three days post conference.  You can request and pay for your additional hotel nights during the registration process.  All reservations must be made and managed by the ABHE office as it is part of a group reservation.  This includes changes to existing reservations.  Email conferences@abhe.org with any questions or updates to existing reservations.

Is airport shuttle service available?
YES! Complimentary shuttle service is available from the Orlando International Airport (MCO). To request the complimentary shuttle to the Hilton Garden Inn:

  • Call the hotel for shuttle pickup – 407-240-3725
  • Take airport elevator to level 1 – ground transportation
  • Go through the sliding doors
  • Stand at either A4 (A Side) or B4 (B Side) for pickup

Where is the hotel located in relation to the ABHE Conference Center?
The Hilton Garden Inn is directly across the street from the ABHE Weber Center (located in the Citadel I Building – Suite 130).

Are meals included in the registration fee?
YES for on-site attendees, including 7 meals and all snacks/beverages.

Are scholarships available?
YES for on-site attendees – limited scholarships are available.  Please email your request to conferences@abhe.org with an explanation of your financial need.

What is your Cancellation Policy?
In the event of either virtual or on-site registration cancellation, fees paid in advance are refundable – less a $50.00 service charge per person, provided written notice is received by ABHE no later than three weeks prior to the event. No refunds will be granted after that date. E-mail notification will suffice. Please e-mail conferences@abhe.org to request a refund. There are no refunds provided for no-shows.

How do I CANCEL a person on my registration?
You may log back into your registration form at any time with your confirmation number to make any cancellations, or contact conferences@abhe.org to have your registration cancelled.

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Hilton Garden InnFor those attending the Conference On-Site, the ABHE staff will make a hotel reservation for you. Please indicate your room type/preference when you register for the conference.The Hilton Garden Inn is located 1 mile from the Orlando International Airport.  

Hilton Garden Inn – Orlando Airport 
7300 Augusta National Drive
Orlando, FL 32822 
(407) 240-3725     

 

Complimentary shuttle service is available from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) to the Hilton Garden Inn. To request complimentary shuttle service:

  • Call the hotel for shuttle pickup – (407) 240-3725   
  • Take airport elevator to level 1 – ground transportation
  • Go through the sliding doors
  • Stand at either A4 (A Side) or B4 (B Side) for pickup

Conference Staff

David MeddersDavid Medders
Executive Vice President
david.medders@abhe.org

 

 

Carol Dibble

Carol Dibble
Director of Communications & Events
carol.dibble@abhe.org

 

 

Darby Blanchard

Darby Blanchard
Digital & Administrative Services Coordinator
darby.blanchard@abhe.org