Summer Workshop Series: Solving the Big Problems
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7/15/2019 to 7/17/2019
When: Starting at 5 PM on Monday; ending at Noon on Wednesday
Where: Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport Hotel (inside the Orlando airport)
9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd.
Orlando, Florida  32827
United States
Contact: Hyatt Reservation Department (ask for the ABACC rate)
(877) 803-7534

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Solving the Big Problems

Many of the biggest challenges facing faith-based higher educational institutions today can be overwhelming. Especially when systems, traditions, finances, and institutional culture get in the way of making necessary changes.

Join your colleagues and peers as we learn together to solve the big issues facing every campus. We’re gathering together at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport Hotel, July 15-17, 2019. Learn how to:

  • Strategically increase your enrollment
  • Leverage your audit to effectively communicate with your various constituencies
  • Find new sources of revenue
  • Foster innovation and keep up with our fast-paced changing culture
  • Eliminate deferred maintenance
  • Regain hundreds of wasted hours a year

At only $99 per person, you can afford to be prepared when the big problems arrive.

What Happens Now? Thriving in Turbulent Times

The rate and extent of change are escalating at such a pace and to such an extent that many schools find themselves at risk. In such an environment, how can a school's leadership team respond best? This presentation and discussion will introduce you to foundational principles and equip you with specific, strategic practices that can help your team better:

  • Anticipate inevitable change
  • Evaluate the possible impact of those changes
  • Innovate wisely in response
  • Develop and execute your plan wisely and well

Come prepared to engage.

Presented by: Alan Pue, President, The Barnabas Group

Solving the Deferred Maintenance Problem

The topic of deferred maintenance is a popular one due to the ease of which institutions find themselves in overwhelming and unbudgeted deferred maintenance. While it’s easy in any given year to defer maintenance due to budget pressures, it is insidious in the relentlessness of its ongoing compounding.

This session is designed to help your institution develop a plan to identify, prioritize, get buy-in, and solve deferred maintenance issues. Concepts covered will include average age of plant and the average age of plant maps, master planning and related financial modeling, project budgeting including adequate contingency, reverse engineering to financial ratios, and developing a communications plan.

Presented by: Malcolm Nimick, Principal, Ascension Capital Enterprises

Streamlining? Information? Future Finances?

Minimizing Disruption:
Let’s talk about ideas for improving communications with insiders and your external audit team. Share with each other and brainstorm about ways to harness technology, fine-tune processes, and measure/track only what matters. Might it be possible to “give you back” 100+ hours a year of your valuable time?

Maximizing Instruction:
From the FASB to the Department of Education, to the IRS, to state regulators, to the Schedule K-1s... Arrggghh! Where are you getting the information you need to manage the financial aspects of your institution? You can waste a lot of time and effort if you are not careful. Let’s discuss what resources are valuable, best practices, and how to build a resource list that will best serve your team.

The Enterprise Journey:
We continue to hear about alternative revenue sources and their potential importance in securing the future of your institution. Let's talk about how we might construct a prayerful, collaborative approach that cuts through the noise and works for your school.

Presented by: Dave Moja, CPA, Moja & Company

Achieving Strategic Enrollment Health When the Going Gets Tough

Let’s define strategic enrollment health as enough of the right students at the right price. In this session, we’ll explore keys to achieving strategic enrollment health through the right mix of practices, programs, people, and price/value. We’ll combine the latest thinking from Credo on best practice with group discussion and review of relevant data points to consider from the NACCAP Enrollment Research Project. You’ll emerge from this workshop with actionable ideas to move enrollment in positive directions.

Presented by: Tim Fuller, Sr. Vice President / Owner, Credo

Sponsored By:

The Barnabas GroupAscension Capital EnterprisesMoja & CompanyCredo


CPE Credits

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Delivery Method: Group-Internet-Based
Prerequisites: None
Program Level: Basic
Preparation: None
CPE Credits: 15.0
Field of Study: Business Management & Organization (3.5), Finance (4), Management Services (4), Specialized Knowledge (3.5)

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  • $99 for Members
  • $129 for Non-Members