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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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CREATING AND FOSTERING CAMPUS CULTURE

Presenter: Patricia Harris | President, Kuyper College (MI)
Overview: Recently, Kuyper College (MI) achieved Work College status with the US Department of Education. This process facilitated the establishment of a strong campus culture that supports its mission.

  • Understand the value and distinctive of the Work College designation
  • Learn the importance of creating campus culture
  • Discover how to create a campus culture that aligns with institutional mission
  • Identify strategies to hire faculty and staff who can contribute to building a strong culture

LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM THE AIR FORCE

Presenter: Tonya Hagmaier | Chief Deputy Clerk, United States Bankruptcy Court (AL) & Retired Judge Advocate, US Air Force
Overview: Having served for 28 years with the United States Air Force as a judge advocate and now chief deputy clerk for the United States Bankruptcy Court in Alabama, Tonya has observed the good, bad, and ugly of leadership.

  • Learn the importance of how character drives practice
  • Consider what you need to change in your leadership approach to be a more effective leader

LIBERATING LEADERSHIP FOR CHRISTIAN COLLEGES

Presenter: Forrest Harris | President, American Baptist College (TN)
Overview: The president plays a key role in ensuring overall institutional direction. Dr. Forrest E. Harris, Sr. has led American Baptist College, an HBCU and ABHE accredited institution for the last 23 years.

  • Position your institution to become a liberating institution driving towards kingdom impact
  • Identify ways to keep your institution moving towards mission fulfillment
  • Learn key lessons emerging over two decades of presidential leadership

TEN LESSONS LEARNED FROM AN INSTITUTIONAL TURNAROUND

Presenter: Jason Allen | President, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MO)
Overview: Midwestern Seminary has experienced a significant turnaround. From defining its mission to fostering the right culture, learn ten lessons that will help you lead your institution more effectively:

  • What stewardship has to do with leadership
  • How to hold your convictions boldly
  • How to cultivate trustworthiness among your team
  • Ways to improve your communication with your team

NAVIGATING THE COMPLEX

Presenter: Matt Pinson | President, Welch College (TN)
Overview: Issues and decisions that matriculate to the desk of the president are rarely simple. Rather, they are often complex and nuanced with significant implications. 

  • Discover how to ask the right questions to understand complex issues and decisions
  • Learn how to separate the decision to be made from the implications of the decision made
  • Understand the importance of proactively reviewing institutional policies and procedures so that they support the institution’s mission and community ethos

UNDERSTANDING RISK AND POTENTIAL IN DECISION MAKING

Presenter: Randy Carman | Chief Operating Officer, Ambassador Supply (IN)
Overview: Almost every decision a president and his/her team make involves a consideration of risk and potential. Learn a specific assessment strategy that you can use to map both the risk and potential involved in making a specific decision. 

  • Identify the problem to be solved
  • Understand value exchange
  • Increase your odds through risk mitigation
  • Identify strategic versus tactical benefits
  • Expose confirmation bias

MY CALL TO THE PRESIDENCY: EMBRACE AWKWARD

Presenter: Tommy Kiedis, President — Lancaster Bible College| Capital Seminary & Graduate School (PA)
Overview: Tommy’s call to the presidency was a call to step out onto the water and embrace the awkward. As Jesus reached his hand to Peter, so he extends his grace at every awkward moment. Growth, adventure, and maturity come with embracing the awkward experiences of a college president.

  • Embrace the naysayer
  • Embrace the parade of firsts
  • Embrace the hot seat
  • Embrace the learning curve

FOSTERING CAMPUS SPIRITUALITY

Presenter: Kent Ingle | President, Southeastern University (FL)
Overview: As institutions that value holy living, it is imperative the president models an expectation of spirituality that is lived out on campus. Left unattended, spirituality will diminish and fundamentally change an institution:

  • Discover the unifying value of a strategic spiritual formation plan
  • Learn strategies you can use to focus on holy living
  • Identify how to leverage your position to set spiritual expectation

Conference Faculty

Jason Allen

JASON ALLEN

President
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Randy Carman

RANDY CARMAN

Chief Operating Officer
Ambassador Supply

Tonya Hagmaier

TONYA HAGMAIER

Chief Deputy Clerk
Retired Judge Advocate, USAF

United States Bankruptcy Court

Forrest Harris

FORREST HARRIS

President
American Baptist College

Patti Harris

PATRICIA HARRIS

President
Kuyper College

Kent Ingle

KENT INGLE

President
Southeastern University

TOMMY KIEDIS

TOMMY KIEDIS

President
Lancaster Bible College
Capital Seminary & Graduate School

Matthew Pinson

MATTHEW PINSON

President
Welch 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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Questions regarding the certification program can be directed to David Medders, Executive Vice President.

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

The Hilton Garden Inn is located 1 mile from the Orlando International Airport.

 

Complimentary shuttle service is available from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) to the Hilton Garden Inn. To request the 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 DibbleCarol Dibble
Chief of Staff & Director of Communications 
carol.dibble@abhe.org

 

 

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