Mergers, partnerships, and other institutional combinations will be a reality for a large number of colleges and universities as the landscape of higher education changes and becomes more competitive than ever. However, successful mergers cannot only be about survival or fixing bad economics; the resulting institution has to be stronger as a result of the combination.
Unfortunately, the benefits of scale and competitiveness do not come easily or without risk. Key considerations have to be understood when evaluating, negotiating, and implementing a strategic alliance or merger. Further, it’s too late to prepare once a merger or alliance is being pursued; leaders need to be proactive and understand the landscape so that they can be either opportunistic or strategically positioned to create the best possible outcome for their institution.
Our panel of expert leaders and published authors on the subject have all experienced mergers, acquisitions, and consolidations. They will share real strategies and processes to ensure you have the ingredients to be successful. Join us for this practical and interactive learning experience to learn how to:
- Identify key areas for partnership
- Create a strategy for early conversations
- Navigate deal features and understand what it takes to be successful
- Gain board approval and overcome regulatory obstacles
- Ask the right questions and identify potential risks and threats
There will be ample opportunity for interaction, dialogue, and collegial exchange between peers who want to be more proactive about the future.
Who Should Attend
This learning experience will benefit those seeking resources to support the health of their institution, including:
- Senior university and college leaders
- Senior academic, financial, and executive professionals, such as:
- Executive Board Members
If your organization is interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Grace Royal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CPE Credits Available
Continuing education credits: CPE
Recommended CPE Credits: 10.5
Program Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Delivery Method: Group Live
Program Level: Basic
Dr. Ricardo Azziz, Chief Officer, Academic Health & Hospital Affairs, State University of New York (SUNY) System Administration; Principal, Azziz & Associates Consulting
Dr. Nivine Megahed, Ph.D., President, National Louis University
Dr. Susan Poser, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Dr. James E. Samels, President, The Education Alliance & The Samels Group