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Join us for Destination High Performance.

Today, difference-makers in education understand the role leadership plays in the success of our organizations and communities. Learn from and engage with high performing executive leaders as we network to transform education institutions to maximize organizational and individual performance. The seminar focuses on leadership practices that build aligned and engaged educational institutions.

Leadership Development for Leaders from Leaders

  Price: $150


You’ll hear from leaders from a variety of backgrounds who are using evidenced-based leadership practices to set clear expectations, reduce inconsistent performance, develop and support teams that are adaptive to change, and create a culture of service excellence.

Day ONE – Thursday, September 14, 2017

Changing Systems to Achieve Organizational Excellence

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Registration/Badge Pick-up

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Welcome and Setting the Stage

Janet Pilcher
Executive Leader and Managing Director, Studer Education

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Employees Take the Wheel: High Performance Culture Driven by Faculty and Staff

Natalie Harder
Chancellor, South Louisiana Community College

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Networking Break

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

Commit to Excellence: Engage West

Kyle Marrero
President, University of West Georgia

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Networking Break

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Building a Framework for the Future

Jennifer Battle
Director, Strategic Initiatives


Sabrina Hebeler
Program Manager


Michigan State University – Infrastructure, Planning and Facilities

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

The First 6 Months (Employee Engagement Survey Roll Out Process and Scorecard Development)

Chris Provorse
Business Manager, University of Missouri Department of Student Life

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Networking Break

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Strategic Scorecard Alignment and Consistency of Leadership Practices

Scot Lingrell
Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services, University of West Georgia

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM


6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Networking Reception/Dinner

Hosted by Studer Education

A Conversation about the State of Higher Education

Jim Roth
Founder and CEO, Huron Consulting

Day TWO – Friday, September 15, 2017

Leadership Tactics in Action

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:25 AM

Creating an Engaging Work Culture

Janet Pilcher
Executive Leader and Managing Director, Studer Education

8:25 AM – 8:55 AM

A Provost’s Connection to Leader Development

Micheal Crafton
Provost, University of West Georgia

8:55 AM – 9:10 AM

Networking Break

9:10 AM – 10:20 AM


Operationalizing Organizational Values: Standards of Practice Process

Alicia Hulin
Director of Administration and Human Resources, South Louisiana Community College

Never Underestimate the Difference of Reward and Recognition

Lana Fontenot
Director of Development and Institutional Advancement, South Louisiana Community College

Facing Constant Change: Leadership and Staff Development Institutes

Karen Rasmussen
Associate Vice President: Division of Research and Strategic Innovation, University of West Florida Innovation Institute

Using Support Services Survey Results as a First Step to Transform Leadership Practices

Annemarie Eades
Vice President for Information Technology Services, University of West Georgia

10:20 AM – 10:35 AM

Networking Break

10:35 AM – 11:00 AM

Using a Cross Collaboration Approach to Reduce Institutional Barriers

Amber Smallwood
Interim Chair, Sociology Department, University of West Georgia

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Changing Cultures – Voices That Brighten Our Future in Higher Education

Courtney Schoolmaster
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, South Louisiana Community College


Justin Barlow
Director of Admissions, University of West Georgia

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch, Reflections, Discussion, and Evaluation

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Network with the Studer Education Team


We provide plenty of networking and sharing opportunities that allow you to connect with our team, our partner districts, and other leaders across the nation. Plus, you’ll hear from districts who have just begun to implement evidence-based leadership tools, as well as from leaders who have long-used EBL to revitalize their leadership teams, teachers and culture.  You’ll also have the opportunity to hear from leaders in related sectors, such as health care.



Local Airport is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)



Hilton New Orleans – St. Charles Avenue
333 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504)378-2800

Discounted rooms at the event hotel have been fully booked.

A block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate of $139/night for our guests who would like to stay at the Q and C Hotel – Marriott Autograph Collection – located one block from the event hotel.

* Special rates are based on availability.






Fax your PO to 850-332-5446 or mail to:
Katie Tener, Business Manager
Studer Education
350 West Cedar Street, Suite 300

Pensacola, Florida  32502

*If you need a W9, contact Katie Tener at 850-898-3874 or katie.tener@studereducation.com


For questions about the conference, contact: 

Liz Menzer
Senior Director for Partner Development
Tel 608.212.6613

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