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 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.


2019 Leadership Conference Lineup

The Accreditation Journey – Registration Closed

Sponsored by – Weave

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SEP 23-24, 2019

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 – Registration Closed

Sponsored by – NACCAP

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OCT 10-11, 2019

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 Officers Leadership Development Conference – Registration Closed

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OCT 21-22, 2019

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.


President’s Conference – Registration Closed

Sponsored by – Truth at Work

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OCT 24-25, 2019

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.

Chief Financial Officer’s Conference – Registration Closed

Sponsored by – Moja & Company

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OCT 31 – NOV 1, 2019

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.

Chief Academic Officer’s Conference – Registration Open

Sponsored by – InterLearn

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NOV 4-5, 2019

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.


Chief Student Development Officer’s Conference – Registration Open

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NOV 7-8, 2019

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.



Members & Affiliates: $439 ($399 – Early Bird) per person, per conference
Non-Members: $639 ($599 – Early Bird) per person, per conference


Early Bird Deadlines:

  • August 1, 2019 – The Accreditation Journey (September 23-24)
  • September 1, 2019
    • Enrollment Leaders – October 10-11
    • Advancement Leaders – October 21-22
    • Presidents Conference – October 24-25
    • Chief Financial Officers – October 31-November 1
    • Academic Officers November – 4-5
    • Student Development Officers – November 7-8


  • full two-day program
  • three night’s lodging at the nearby SpringHill Suites by Marriott
  • all meals & snacks
  • 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