Leadership Development Conferences

Outstanding Value! I gleaned an incredible amount of information in two days that I will be able to take back and begin implementing immediately.  I was impressed by all the presenters and material presented.

Conference Attendee

Plan now to attend one of these dynamic fall conferences to be offered in a hybrid model – both on site and virtually.  Expand your capacity and sharpen your competency as a leader in biblical higher education. Choose the conference specifically designed for your role and enjoy the enrichment and networking with distinguished presenters and other leaders from across the movement.

2020 Leadership Conferences

The Accreditation Journey
SEP 28-29, 2020

Sponsored by – Weave
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Designed for institutions and individuals interested in accreditation or just starting through the process. This two-day conference will focus on all of the elements vital to a successful launch into the accreditation journey. Institutions are encouraged to bring their accreditation team to ensure a broad understanding and shared commitment to the institutional responsibilities over the next few years for a successful accreditation journey.


Enrollment Leaders Leadership Development Conference
OCT 8-9, 2020

Sponsored by – NACCAP
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An intensive two-day training on the art and science of effective enrollment management. Designed for all levels of staff including president, enrollment leaders, and admissions support staff – this “how-to” conference will help you develop and strengthen your enrollment strategy and outline key elements for effective execution at all levels. From high level strategy and marketing to daily block and tackle essentials, sharpen the edge of your enrollment efforts and take your team to the next level.


Advancement Leaders Conference
OCT 19-20, 2020

Sponsored by – Blackbaud
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Can anything match the challenge, the pressure, and the potential of resource development for institutions of biblical higher education? The greater the vision, the greater the need, and courageous fundraisers step into the gap to see dreams come true. Consider practical and principled insights to strengthen your ministry. Learn from advancement leaders who have helped hundreds of institutions raise millions of dollars and more importantly, cultivated priceless relationships with friends who enrich the legacy of their school.


Presidents Leadership Development Conference
OCT 22-23, 2020

Sponsored by – The Timothy Group
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What do effective presidents need to know and what practices must be consistently performed for an enduring and distinguished legacy? Gain key insights from veteran leaders that will sharpen your competency and expand your capacity to provide effective leadership in the president’s office. Designed for new and experienced presidents as well as leaders who aspire for future service, this conference is focused on executive skills, institutional oversight practices, board governance, and excellence in presidential professional and personal development.

Academic Officers Leadership Development Conference
NOV 2-3, 2020

Sponsored by – InterLearn
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What does excellence in leadership look like for the modern academic enterprise? This two-day conference designed for current and aspiring chief academic officers will explore the diverse responsibilities and roles of the CAO and provide wise guidance for distinguished leadership. From faculty hiring, evaluation, development and transition to academic program assessment, management and delivery – review your skill set for academic leadership and grow.


Financial Officers Leadership Development Conference
NOV 5-6, 2020

Sponsored by – In His Name HR
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Strong institutions are served by astute financial leaders who both accurately manage the financial operations of the organization and provide keen foresight for the financial planning of institutional leaders. Drill one level down and you are quickly immersed into the complex details of effective budgeting and reporting, financial ratios and key performance indicators, governance compliance, auditing standards, HR policy, risk assessment/ management, and the list continues. Embark on this journey of excellence in financial leadership and take your service to your institution and the cause of Christ to a new level.


Student Development Officers Leadership Development Conference
NOV 9-10, 2020

Sponsored by – Pharos Resources
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What are the gifts and graces, skills and competencies that mark a distinguished student development officer? Explore the diverse range of responsibilities and learn from veteran campus leaders how to create and nurture a thriving campus culture. Learn essential elements of regulatory compliance, creative ideas for boosting campus morale, best practices for student leadership development and wise counsel for effective management of athletic programs. Take your student development leadership to the next level.



(Per Person; Per Conference)


  • Members & Affiliates: $150
  • Non-Members: $300


  • Members & Affiliates: $450 ($400 – Early Bird)
  • Non-Members: $650 ($600 – Early Bird)

Early Bird Deadlines:

  • August 1, 2020 – The Accreditation Journey
  • September 1, 2020
    • Enrollment Leaders
    • Advancement Leaders
    • Presidents Conference
    • Academic Officers
    • Chief Financial Officers
    • Student Development Officers

 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
  • access to video recordings of presentations post-conference
  • three night’s lodging at the nearby SpringHill Suites by Marriott
  • 7 meals & refreshments
  • access to all conference resources


All Conferences to be held at the Weber Center for Leadership Development
ABHE International Offices
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130
Orlando, FL  32822


David Medders
Executive Vice President
407.456.4503 | conferences@abhe.org