Advocacy and communications, leading through change, and strategic procurement are just some of the topics being presented at the 2016 California Public Higher Education Collaborative Business Conference being held October 3-5, 2016 at the California State University, Sacramento campus. This conference, with a theme of New Opportunities – Common Challenges, facilitates the coming together of leaders and professionals from the California State University, the California Community Colleges, and the University of California, and will allow them to share ideas and information on improved administrative performance, service, and outcomes among the three public higher education systems.

October 3 – Conference and Reception
October 4 – Conference and Training Workshops
October 5 – Training Workshops

Fee structure (choose one):
Conference Only – $250
Workshop Only – $250
Both conference and workshop – $400

Two workshops are being offered this year after the main conference. Each workshop is 1.5 days and they run concurrently so you may choose one.

Workshop #1 – Lean Process Improvement – This workshop is a hands-on exploration of Lean process improvement concepts. Participants will learn and apply tools supporting a campus culture of continuous improvement

Workshop #2 – Enhance your University’s Change Management Capability using the PROSCI ADKAR Model – Higher education is confronted with challenges and forces for change that are rapid and constant. How “change ready” is your university and how effective are your change initiatives? A university-wide change management capability means effective change management is embedded into the institution’s roles, structures, processes, projects and leadership competencies. This session will introduce you to some of the PROSCI change management research and tools including the ADKAR Individual Change Management model. We will explore what change management is; why it is important; and the impacts of change management including tactics to manage resistance. You will hear how the CSU Chancellor’s Office, UC Davis and Fresno State are building change management competencies within their institutions and applying the principles to support adoption and usage of change initiatives.

To see more details on the conference, please check out the links below.

Conference-at-a-Glance with Session Descriptions (updated 9/30/16)

Conference Registration (closed)

Sponsorship Opportunities (closed)

Call for Sessions (closed)

Focus on Efficiency – Abstract Achievement Awards (closed)

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