Long Beach, California is the place to be for the premier gathering of higher education change leaders at the 2018 NCCI Annual Conference, July 18-20!

Register today and join colleagues for 40 concurrent educational sessions, thought-provoking keynote addresses, recognition of your colleagues, and ample networking opportunities. Choose from among seven Pre-conference Workshops on July 18, including an off-site session at the California State University – Long Beach.

Conference highlights include:

  • 40 concurrent workshops, up from 24 sessions in 2017.
  • Four session tracks: Process Improvement, Strategy, Navigating Change, and Leadership Development & Engagement. 
  • A “Networking Lounge” where attendees can get together with colleagues to brainstorm and share solutions to today’s higher education challenges.
  • Receptions on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and “dine-arounds” to give attendees an opportunity to network with colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Celebration of achievements with the recognition of the 2018 Leaders of Change.
  • Annual Business Meeting and election of 2018-2019 NCCI Board of Directors during lunch on Thursday, July 19.
  • New for 2018, an optional post-event excursion  cruise the Long Beach harbor at sunset and take in some of the beautiful California coastline with conference colleagues. *Separate registration available.

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Book your Hotel Room Today!

Make sure to book your hotel room early for the 2018 Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA. The Hilton Long Beach is the Conference hotel. It is located central to local attractions such as the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, the Port of Long Beach and Southern California’s best beaches and fine dining. The room rate for Conference attendees is $219 per night, plus taxes and fees.

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Seven Pre-Conference Workshops Kick off 2018 Annual Conference

This year, NCCI is offering seven Pre-Conference workshops from which to choose on Wednesday, July 18.

  • California State University, Long Beach Campus Visit and Program:
    Change Management for Managers, 8:00am–5:00pm
    (Time includes transportation, limited to 50 registrants)
    Scott McAllister, Vice President of Growth, Prosci; Kathleen Scott, BS, MBA, Prosci certified Change Management Practitioner and Trainer, Director of Administrative Operations and Organizational Excellence, Fresno State University; Lisa Terry, BA, Masters Organizational Excellence, Prosci certified Change Management Practitioner and Trainer, Director, Organizational Excellence, UC Davis; and Bridget C. Wikidal, BS, certified PMI Project Management Professional, Cerfified Prosci Change Management Practitioner and Trainer, Director, Project and Change Management Office, California State University, Chancellor’s Office
    Navigating Change
  • Creating a Coaching Culture, 8:30am–4:30pm
    Chuck Ainsworth, Director, Americas Coaching Practice, Center for Creative Leadership; Tamara Freeman, IN, Director – HR Services, University of Notre Dame; and Angela Knobloch, IN, Senior Program Director, Continuous Improvement, University of Notre Dame
    Leadership: Development & Engagement
  • Facilitation Boot Camp – “Tools for Innovation & Inclusion: Practical Application of Liberating Structures” , 8:30am–4:30pm
    Presenters: Thomas Gaffery, Director of Parking & Transportation, California State University, San Bernardino; Marie Logan, Director of Operations & Strategic Initiatives, University of California, Santa Cruz; and Melani Roberson, Senior Strategy and Innovation Analyst, University of California, San Diego
    Track: Leadership: Development & Engagement
  • “The Power to Change” – Leveraging your Emotional Intelligence and Innovation Superpowers, 8:30am–4:30pm
    Presenters: Jean Ann Larson, FACHE, LFHIMSS, FIISE, Leadership Development Officer, UAB Health System /UAB School of Medicine and Bennetta Raby, PMP, LSSBB, Baldrige, Chief Strategist, Innovation PI/ Malcolm BaldrigeExaminer, Runn Enterprises
    Track: Navigating Change
  • Rethinking the Source of Leadership in Higher Education, 8:30am–12:00pm
    Nancy Arnold, Senior Quality Advisor, Carleton University; Sue Mitten, MA (Leadership), Learning and Development Advisor, University of Regina; and Mark O’Riley, Director, Learning and Organizational Development, University of Manitoba
    Track: Leadership: Development & Engagement
  • Taking Your PMO to the Next Level, 1:00pm–4:00pm
    Dan Feely, Founder and President, TSI Consulting Partners, Inc.
    Track: Strategy
  • California State University, Long Beach Campus Visit–Walking Tour, 1:00pm–4:00pm
    (Time includes transportation, limited to 50 registrants)

 All programs take place at the Hilton Long Beach except for the off-site program and campus visit at the California State University – Long Beach.

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