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Draft Agenda

Learning Partners:

  • Delivering Happiness
    • Jenn Lim, CEO, co-founder, and author of Beyond Happiness
    • Sunny Grosso, Lead Coach|sultant and Chief Culture Officer
  • GBMC Healthcare (a 2020 Baldrige Recipient)
    • Carolyn Candiello, Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety
  • San Antonio College, Alamo Colleges District (2021 Aspen Prize winner)
    • Robert Vela (Breakout Sessions)
  • 2022 Themeweaver: Timothy J. Nelson, President Emeritus, Northwestern Michigan College

Additional learning partners will be announced soon!

Meet our 2022 Learning Partners and read their bios »

Learning Objectives:

By participating in the 2022 CEO Forum and Reps Meeting, you will:

  1. Explore this year’s learning theme and expand your understanding of its strategic alignment with your organization’s goals
  2. Preview learning partner presentations and provide feedback to enhance the learning objectives for the Summer Institute
  3. Network with learning partners and your colleagues
  4. Identify coworkers to invite to the Summer Institute and develop plans to maximize your team learning experience

Proposed Learning Objectives for Summer Institute:

By participating in the 2022 Summer Institute, your team will gain a deeper understanding of how to:

  1. Develop strategies for multi-generational and diverse workforces
  2. Respond to undeniable challenges in attracting and retaining talent
  3. Meet the needs of employers served by higher education institutions
  4. Create cultures that foster happiness and positive returns


Compelling Questions to be Addressed by Learning Partners:

  1. What does the labor market look like now and in the future as employers and educators respond to the "great resignation”?
  2. How can leaders respond to conflicting demands for autonomy and flexibility?
  3. How do organizations create inclusive places, spaces, communities, staffing models, and cultures that attract and retain talent?
  4. What are the best practices and high-impact strategies for developing and leading the "workforce of the future"?
  5. How do leaders create diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces led with happiness and humanity?

Wednesday, March 9

  • 3:00-4:00 p.m. | CEO Networking Session
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Reps Meeting and Best Practice Sharing
    • Please come prepared to discuss what you applied at your institution from the 2022 Summer Institute and/or what challenges you and the employers you serve face in terms of talent management
  • 6:00 p.m. | CEO Dinner (hosted by AFIT)
  • 6:00 p.m. | Optional Reps Dinner (on your own)

Thursday, March 10

Welcome, Introductions, Opening Remarks, and Meeting Overview

8:30 – 9:15 a.m. | Breakfast provided

9:15 – 9:35 a.m. | Erika Liodice, Executive Director, AFIT

  • Introduction to the 2022 Summer Institute Theme
  • Learning Partner Preview

Learning Partner Presentations and CEO Sessions

9:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Break included)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch provided

Learning Partner Presentations and CEO Sessions

1:00 – 3:30 p.m. (Break included)

Feedback and Idea Generation 

3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Small and large groups

Reflection and Closing Remarks

4:15 – 4:25 p.m. | Written Reflection – The Minute Paper

4:25 p.m. | Closing Remarks

4:30 p.m. | Adjourn

Friday, March 11

Breakfast and Discussion

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Breakast and CEO Meeting

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Breakfast and Reps Meeting

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Break and Transition Time

Learning Partner Presentations and Feedback

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. |

11:00-11:30 a.m. | Feedback Sharing and Dialogue with Learning Partners – Small and Large Group

Wrap Up, Closing Remarks, and Evaluation

11:30 – 11:45 a.m. | Wrap Up, Closing Remarks, and Evaluation

11:45 a.m. | Adjourn


Tips for a Successful CEO Forum and Reps Meeting

  • Check to make sure your president|CEO has the event on the calendar
  • Walk through the agenda with your president|CEO
  • Plan to attend the Reps meetings. These sessions provide a great way to get to know other Reps and to learn what they do to prepare their teams for the Summer Institute.
  • The Reps dinner is optional and “on your own.” We will meet at 6:00 p.m. on March 9. Dinner on March 10 is your choice.
  • Explore the recommended/optional readings related to the learning design.

Recommended Readings (optional)