So You Wanna Be a Community College President...

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Convergent Nonprofit Solutions presents a free, 3-part webinar series

Preparing Yourself to Become a Community College President

Date: November 6, 2018

Time: 3pm – 3:45pm EST

What you’ll learn:

  • Key competencies and skills you’ll need to develop.
  • How to prepare for and gain the necessary skills and competencies.
  • Opportunities available and the application process.

Understanding the Lifecycle of a Community College President

Date: November 27, 2018

Time: 3pm – 3:45pm EST

What you’ll learn:

  • Years 1-4: A focus on the internal.
  • Years 5-9: The strategy shifts to external publics and strategic media relations.
  • Years 10+: It’s all about the relationships.

Fundraising Skills Every Community College President Must Have

Date: December 11, 2018

Time: 3pm – 3:45pm EST

What you’ll learn:

  • The role of a President in fundraising.
  • How to build a first-class development team.
  • Utilizing your team, including volunteers, staff, and consultants, effectively.

Meet the Team of Experts You’ll Be Learning From

Dr. John Rainone

Dr. John Rainone

President
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College

Dr. Nicholas Neupauer

Dr. Nicholas Neupauer

President
Butler County Community College

Joe April

Partner
Convergent Nonprofit Solutions

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The American Association of Community Colleges projects that over 50% of sitting presidents are expected to retire or “turn over” during the next five years. Further, the average tenure of the executive officer is less than four years. A new wave of presidents is coming to the corner office, and if you want to be one of them, now is the time to prepare. New and aspiring Presidents are often faced with unique and daunting challenges and have few resources to access for answers, support, and guidance. We’re hoping to change that for you. This webinar series offers a unique opportunity to learn the ropes from two sitting Presidents and a former Vice President of Advancement.

Preparing Yourself to Become a Community College President

A President of a Community College epitomizes the title, “Jack of all Trades.” Administrator. Community Organizer. Fundraiser. Marketing. Crisis Manager. Workforce Development Expert. You’re expected to be all of these and more. Before you can secure that first Presidency, it’s critical that you align your education, skills, and training to increase your chances. During this webinar, we’ll take a closer look at the key competencies and skills you need to have, explore ways you can strengthen areas of weakness, and discuss the opportunities available and the application process.

Understanding the Lifecycle of a Community College President

Before going after that open presidency, take a moment to think about what it really means to be a community college president. What should you expect in those first few years? Understanding where your focus and energies should lie throughout each stage of your presidency is crucial to career longevity and your ability to truly make an impact on your community. During this webinar, we’ll discuss the internal elements you’ll need to tackle in your first four years, when to shift your strategy to focus on external publics and strategic media relations, and how to recognize when you’ve developed the successful governmental and funder relationships needed to pursue to groundbreaking initiatives.

Fundraising Skills Every Community College President Must Have

Fundraising is at the top of every president’s job description these days. Despite this fact, many first time Presidents struggle with understanding and utilizing the human resources available to them, including development staff, volunteers, and consultants. The bottom line is, you don’t have to raise the money by yourself. During this webinar, you’ll learn how a President can be the Chief Fundraiser for your school without having to do it alone. We’ll examine the traits that are essential in a good development staff person and how leveraging community resources through volunteer boards can further expand the team of fundraisers assisting the college. Additionally, we’ll examine how third-party consulting services can provide a critical element to the overall matrix of your advancement effort.

A special thanks to our webinar partners

Butler County Community College
DSLCC