Interim President Roundtable

Interim President Roundtable

Hybrid Event Taking Place in Denver and Online

July 22 - Oct 28, 2022

Meet with a cohort of other Interim Presidents and Chancellors to get meaningful support in a safe, trusted, and confidential setting

Overview

Interim Presidents and Chancellors face myriad challenges, and among the most daunting of these is stepping into the most visible leadership role on campus, often for the first time. Successful interim leaders must quickly assess their situation—relationships, power dynamics, immediate challenges and long-term needs—and figure out a plan to move ahead. Succeeding in these roles is difficult under any circumstances—a difficulty that has only increased in the midst of a global pandemic and racial reckoning.

And yet due to the unique nature of their appointments, Interim Presidents and Chancellors often lack the meaningful support to help them succeed. With these unique needs in mind, we’ve created a specialized roundtable, limited to 10 participants, to help you:

  • Navigate the unique complexities of being an Interim President or Chancellor.
  • Create space for meaningful self-reflection in a way that fits your demanding schedule.
  • Get real support in a safe, trusted, and confidential setting from experts and peers at a diverse range of institutions.

To preserve an intimate and productive experience, the roundtable will be capped at 10 attendees.

 

In-Person and Virtual Sessions

To facilitate community and trust-building among the cohort from the get-go, the roundtable will kick off with a half-day in-person strategy session in Denver, Colorado on Friday, July 22. Seven weekly, hour-long virtual sessions will follow, running from early August to late October.

Session 1 (In-person): Friday, July 22, 2022 | 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. MT (local time in Denver, CO)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. MT: Lunch

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. MT: Roundtable session

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. MT: Networking hour

Session 2 (Virtual): Friday August 5 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Session 3 (Virtual): Friday August 12 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Session 4 (Virtual): Friday September 2 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Session 5 (Virtual): Friday September 16 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Session 6 (Virtual): Friday September 30 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Session 7 (Virtual): Friday October 14 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Session 8 (Virtual): Friday October 28 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Can’t attend all sessions?

No problem. However, we recommend participating in the in-person kickoff and at least five sessions to get the most value out of this experience.

 

Who Should Attend

We’ve designed this roundtable specifically for Interim Presidents, Chancellors & CEOs of either individual institutions or higher-ed systems.

 

How Roundtables Work

The goal of our roundtables is to bring together a small cohort of peers for a comprehensive learning and networking experience. Through short, regular live meetings, you will come together with a maximum of nine other peers and our two experts in order to:

  • Build strong connections and expand your network
  • Try new tactics and approaches to improve your leadership
  • Share your own best practices and hear those of others
  • Carve out time for self-reflection
  • Be part of a cohort-based support community
  • Contribute to the conversation with your own thought leadership

AGENDA

Session 1 (In-person): Friday, July 22nd, 2022 | 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. MT (local time in Denver, CO)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. MT: Lunch

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. MT: Roundtable session

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. MT: Networking hour

Session 2 (Virtual): Friday August 5th | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Session 3 (Virtual): Friday August 12th | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Session 4 (Virtual): Friday September 2nd | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Session 5 (Virtual): Friday September 16th | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Session 6 (Virtual): Friday September 30th | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Session 7 (Virtual): Friday October 14th | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET

Session 8 (Virtual): Friday October 28th | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET


During this series of roundtable sessions, you and your fellow attendees will set the agenda based on shared issues. Example topics and “pain points” may include:

Accelerating your learning curve
  • Stepping into the role for the first time
  • Managing different dynamics for internal versus external hires
  • Stepping out of your prior role
How to handle difficult decisions and situations with respect to personnel and budget
  • Balancing immediate versus long-term priorities
  • How to handle key vacancies and appointments
  • Managing the relationship with the board
Navigating the circumstances of your Interim appointment
  • Handling planned versus unplanned transitions
  • Dealing with key campus constituents—on and off campus
  • Handling requests to extend the Interim appointment
Maintaining momentum versus helping to stabilize the culture and climate
  • Advancing the strategic plan
  • Healing the campus if necessary
  • Deciding on whether to apply for the permanent role

LOCATION

July 22, 2022: Denver, CO | August 5 - October 28, 2022: Online

The kickoff session will be conducted in-person at Academic Impressions’ Denver-based office at:
5299 DTC Blvd, Suite 1400, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Nearby hotel suggestions:

Hyatt Place Denver Tech Center – 3-star hotel
8300 E Crescent Pkwy, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
303-804-0700
Distance from office: 0.5 miles if driving, 0.3 miles if walking

Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center – 4-star hotel
7800 E Tufts Ave, Denver, CO 80237
303-779-1234
Distance from office: 1.1 miles

Denver Marriott Tech Center – 4-star hotel
4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237
303-779-1100
Distance from office: 0.9-1.2 miles, depending on route

FACILITATOR

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Dr. Karen M. Whitney

President Emerita, Clarion University

Throughout her 40 year career in higher education, Dr. Karen Whitney has held a variety of executive and leadership positions with increasing levels of responsibility, beginning as a Director to Associate Vice President, Vice Chancellor, President, and Chancellor. Karen is also a nationally recognized organizational and leadership development writer, speaker, consultant and advisor. She holds a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin in Higher Education Administration and is a certified coach through the Center for Executive Coaching.

Read Karen's Full Bio.

PRICING

INTERIM PRESIDENT ROUNDTABLE

$3,995

per person

Questions About the Event?

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Amit Mrig
President,
Academic Impressions

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