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AGB 2019 Foundation Leadership Forum — Making the Case for Your University

  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida (map)

In today’s environment, telling the story about higher education through the lens of foundation board volunteers is essential. In this session facilitated by Howard Teibel, we’ll will focus on how best to tell that story to current and future stakeholders—those who are inside your institution as well as those external stakeholders who need to be persuaded. The process of how you communicate that message is undergoing some reform. In this session, the facilitator will share actionable insights about powerful “speech acts” that can transform how you transmit information in new and effective ways. Discussions will focus on telling higher education’s story in an environment of distrust and skepticism; how board members can shape a non-defensive story about the true value of higher education; and how emotional resilience affects efforts to lead change.

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