Webinar Series: Higher Education Hot Topics and Updates

Event Detail
  • October 27, 2021
  • 1 – 2 p.m. CT
  • Location
  • Webinar Series
  • Hosting, Speaking
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June 23, July 14,  August 25, September 22, October 27

Join us for these complimentary webinars, which will highlight hot topics and updates for higher education institutions.

Time

Each webinar will take place from 1 – 2 p.m. CT.  

Webinars

June 23 — The Future of Private Colleges — How Can We Create a Path to Sustainability? (Recording)

Recording: The Future of Private Colleges - How Can We Create a Path to Sustainability?

Presentation Slides: The Future of Private Colleges - How can we Create a Path to Sustainability?

Anecdotally, we have heard 30% of private colleges are in danger of closing in the next five years. Is your institution concerned about the path it is on? Do you understand the size of your future financial gap? Are you looking for a path to financial sustainability? During this session, we will discuss the state of the industry for private colleges and what is causing the stresses we are experiencing today.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the recent trends of private colleges
  • Identify areas private colleges can review to improve operating performance
  • Introduce an approach to score your assumptions for reasonableness

Speakers:

Who should attend
This session is designed for CFOs, controllers, board members, and presidents of higher education institutions.

 
July 14 — Tax and Compliance — A Practical Approach (Recording)

 

Presentation Slides: Tax and Compliance - A Practical Approach
Recording: Tax and Compliance - A Practical Approach

Whether your organization has established tax and compliance policies and procedures, or you are just starting to look at the implications to your organization (e.g., unrelated business income, employees and independent contractors, nonresident aliens, nexus and state compliance) — the task of prioritizing risks can be overwhelming.

In this interactive session, we will talk about a practical approach to tax and compliance while discussing common risk areas and recent legislative updates that may affect your organization. At the end of this session, you will have the opportunity to develop a heat map that may help you prioritize risks and build a successful tax and compliance program.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify ongoing compliance initiatives and recent legislative changes that have a potential impact on your organization
  • Identify how to develop a heat map that will allow you to prioritize the tax and compliance risks within your institution

Speaker:

Who should attend
This session is designed for accounting, financial, or tax and compliance managers, controllers, accounting and reporting staff, board members, and other financial decision makers in higher education institutions.

 
August 25 — Organizational Design Reviews in Higher Education (Recording)

Recording: Organizational Design Reviews in Higher Education
Presentation Slides: Organizational Design Reviews in Higher Education

Higher education is changing rapidly, and some traditional approaches simply don’t meet the needs of today. With a hybrid teaching model and sometimes remote faculty, staff, and students, institutions need to address how functional areas are managed in order to promote student success as well as sustainability.

This session will look at human resource strategy, workforce, and succession planning — along with how to begin rethinking operations to meet the needs of tomorrow.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the current challenges of succession and workforce planning in higher education
  • Recognize ideas on how to address challenges including managing retirements, hiring to the hybrid teaching model, and answering the call for workforce need
  • Identify how to offer HR services that assist faculty and staff with change management

Speakers:

Who should attend
This webinar is designed for academic administrators, particularly in the HR, provost, and business offices.

 
September 22 — Student Retention and Loss Prevention Platform Case Study (Recording)

Recording: Student Retention and Loss Prevention Platform Case Study
Presentation Slides: Student Retention and Loss Prevention Platform Case Study

In this session where you will hear how a college developed and leveraged a student retention and loss prevention platform. The platform utilized a variety of machine learning and AI tools to determine at-risk student populations earlier than ever before. This allowed the school to intervene, improve student experience and performance, and ultimately impact continued enrollment.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the Early Warning Indicator (EWI) Systems and learn how colleges and universities are beginning to utilize them
  • Identify, at a high-level, how an EWI System can be created, deployed, and utilized at colleges and universities
  • Identify how to introduce tangible action items to jumpstart an EWI System at your college or university

Speakers:

Who should attend
This session is designed for presidents, VPs of academic and student affairs, and CFOs.

 
October 27 — Reducing the Risk of a Cyber Attack in Higher Education

Please join us for a complimentary webinar as CLA’s cybersecurity professionals discuss the current cyber threat landscape and the most common attacks being utilized to compromise sensitive information or deploy malware.

You will learn how attackers target you and other higher education institutions through a demonstration of live phishing and password attacks. Improve your ability to protect accounts and passwords, and learn to spot and stop suspicious phishing emails.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify key risk factors surrounding today’s cyber threat landscape
  • Recognize how attackers plan and execute attacks such as phishing and password guessing
  • Identify how to better defend yourself and your institution from becoming a victim of a cyberattack
  • Recognize key strategies in creating secure passwords and improving overall security

Speakers:

Who should attend
This session is designed for presidents, VPs of academic and student affairs, and CFOs.

Recommended CPE
1 credit available: Information Technology

Additional webinars will be added soon. Please check back on this page.

CPE

Prerequisites: None
Program level: Overview
Advance preparation: None
Delivery method: Group Internet Based

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We hope you can join us!

For more information:
Katelyn Rota
Events Associate

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