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Conference Pricing

Early Bird Deadline: September 1, 2020

Members & Affiliates (On-Site): $450 per person ($400 Early Bird)
Members & Affiliates (Virtual Via Zoom): $150
Non-Members (On-Site): $650 per person ($600 Early Bird)
Non-Members (Virtual Via Zoom): $300

 

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 nearby SpringHill Suites by Marriott
7 meals & refreshments
Access to all conference resources

Program Overview

 

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Ensuring the Health & Safety of Your Campus Community
Presenter: Rick Swift, Dean of Student Life – Columbia International University
Overview: Seldom have campus communities faced such a serious health risk like the COVID-19 pandemic. What have we learned about ensuring campus health & safety? What are new ideas and protocols for the future?  What are campus leaders doing to prepare for whatever may be next . . . including:

  • Re-thinking campus health provisions & policies
  • Measuring the risks and choosing the right responses
  • Caring for students – physically, emotionally, spiritually, relationally
  • Campus implications for new infection outbreaks

Exigency & Pandemic Response Plans
Presenter: Scott Cawood, Senior VP for Student Affairs – Cairn University
Overview: In our post-pandemic world, what are the strategies being created by prudent student development leaders? How are we preparing for what comes next? Think forward with a veteran campus leader about what exigency plans can look like and how we can prepare for unexpected crises.

  • Creating scenario plans and response protocols
  • Crafting communication plans for students, parents and other key stakeholders
  • Establishing first response plans with health care professionals and community facilities
  • Designing structures for crisis response

Creating a Campus Culture Designed for Student Success
Presenter
: Matt Boisvert, President – Pharos Resources
Overview: Learn the essential principles and strategies that will help you improve your institutional health through higher student retention. This session will equip you to better identify your most at-risk students and create pathways so more students achieve their goals and graduate.

  • Defining the institutional value of student success and improved retention
  • Identifying the leading and lagging indicators of student success
  • Gathering student experiences and needs
  • Representing the perspective of the student in process decisions

The Power of a Highly Effective Retention-Focused Campus
Presenter: Rachel Philips-Buck, VP for Student Success – Pharos Resources
Overview:
A retention-focused campus must have a plan to connect with students, solve problems, and measure success. Learn more about the student success funnel, and how to apply it in best practice ways to achieve better retention and a systemic approach to student success.

  • Connecting every student with vital “touch-point” relationships
  • Creating a culture of student support and student success
  • Utilizing faculty & staff for early intervention & effective resolution
  • Measuring your interventions and telling your story of success

Creating Team Synergy with the President & Cabinet
Presenter:
Kirk Sabine, VP for Campus Life – Kingswood University
Overview: Few things can amplify the influence and effectiveness of a student development leader like team synergy. When the results are greater than the sum of the parts – everyone wins and energy moves to a new level. Consider how team synergy is built and sustained including:

  • Understanding the essential principles of team synergy
  • Cultivating a synergy environment – how to get started
  • Grasping how and why communication is key – what feeds and kills synergy
  • Building synergy above, around and within your place in campus leadership

Creative Ideas for Energizing Student Morale
Presenter: Josh Beers, President – OneLife Institute
Overview: Beyond hard data like enrollment numbers, one highly nuanced threat from the pandemic is student morale. Rather than a wait & see or passive reaction, how can student development leaders creatively lean into this important dynamic and make a big difference including:

  • Inspiring communications even within the online community
  • Creating caring initiatives that build community
  • Employing the power of listening
  • Building bridges across campus, online and with students’ families

Assessing & Choosing the Right Athletic Programs
Presenter: Dan Wood, Executive Director – NCCAA
Overview: Few campus activities can have such a profound impact like well run, mission-fit athletic programs – both intramural and intercollegiate.  What is the secret of choosing the right sports and assessing impact effectiveness? Hear the sage advice from the leader of Christian college athletics including:

  • Weighing essential principles & purposes before decisions are made
  • Learning hard lessons from common mistakes
  • Assessing results against goals and mission impact
  • Cultivating a spiritual, character transforming synergy in your athletic programs

“Your Light Will Rise”:  Responding as Christians to Injustice 
Presenter: Christen Price, Legal Counsel – National Center on Sexual Exploitation (DC)
Overview: When darkness presses in upon our culture and injustice cries for response at so many levels, what can we do as salt and light for Christ? Walk with a thoughtful leader into the arena of racial prejudice, sexual exploitation, and other forms of oppression to consider creative ways we can make a difference – on our campus and beyond, including:

  • Grasping current social & moral issues from a biblical perspective
  • Cultivating a just, caring and respectful campus environment
  • Prompting proactive engagement in the pressing issues of our day

Conference Faculty

Josh Beers

JOSHUA BEERS

President
OneLife Institute

Matt Boisvert

MATT BOISVERT

President
Pharos Resources

Scott Cawood

SCOTT CAWOOD

Sr. VP for Student Affairs
Cairn University

Rachel Phillips-Buck

RACHEL PHILLIPS-BUCK

VP for Student Success
Pharos Resources

Rachel Phillips-Buck

CHRISTEN PRICE

Legal Counsel
National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Kirk Sabine

KIRK SABINE

VP for Campus Life
Kingswood University

Rick Swift

RICK SWIFT

Dean of Student Life
Columbia International University

Dan Wood

DAN WOOD

Executive Director
NCCAA

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 $115/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 the SpringHill Suites. To request the complimentary shuttle from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) to the SpringHill Suites:

  • Call the hotel for shuttle pickup – 407-816-5533
  • 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 ABHE Weber Center is located in the Citadel I Building, less than a mile away from the Orlando International Airport and a short walk from the SpringHill Suites by Marriott. Complimentary shuttle service is available from the hotel to the conference center.
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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Growing institutions are led by growing leaders. Consider engaging in the Executive Training Program specifically designed for Student Development Officers in ABHE. Delivered over two years including over 36 workshop presentations in seven areas of leadership competency and capacity. You can review the certification program details HERE. Enroll in the program today!

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


SpringHill Suites
For those attending the Enrollment Conference On-Site, the ABHE staff will make a hotel reservation for you.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott – Orlando Airport
5828 Hazeltine National Dr,
Orlando, FL 32822
(407) 816-5533

 

 

SpringHill Suites Orlando Airport is an all-suite hotel offering you first class service, located minutes away from the Orlando International Airport (MCO), and features amenities, including free Internet access and on-site dining. The ABHE staff will make your hotel reservations for you.  Please indicate your room type/preference when you register for the conference.

Complimentary shuttle service is available from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) to the SpringHill Suites. To request the complimentary shuttle from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) to the SpringHill Suites:

  • Call the hotel for shuttle pickup – 407-816-5533
  • 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 Medders
Executive Vice President
david.medders@abhe.org

 

 

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