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Association of College and University Auditors — AuditCon 2019

  • Baltimore Marriott Waterfront 700 Aliceanna St Baltimore, MD 21202 (map)

Howard Teibel will deliver the opening keynote at AuditCon 2019, the annual conference of the Association of College and University Auditors.

The convergence of three things — demographic projections showing a decline in student enrollment for the next 10 years, the increasing lack of student affordability, and the underlying question of the value proposition — these three factors make the case to bring fundamental change to higher education. It’s easy to be overwhelmed, indifferent or resigned by these provocations. How do you engage in these issues where there is no concrete solution? In this talk we will learn what it means to be change agents in our respective roles, bringing a disposition of openness to this uncertain future. We’ll dive into how authentic transformation is fueled by learning how to be in a different style conversation, one that is investigatory, thought-provoking, and allows us to think about the future in a mood of curiosity and shared concern.

General session speaker Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke joins Howard Teibel on the Navigating Change podcast and what starts as a discussion about the role of diversity and inclusion in the education environment turns quickly to our waning collective skill in truly engaging in difficult conversations — from our micro-conversations on social media to dialog among senior leadership. This is a terrific preview for the ACUA conference!