Schedule

Agenda as of Dec. 10, 2018

Monday, February 11

3:30 pm – 7:30 pm
CCCU Registration Open
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
New & First Time Attendee Mixer with Commissioners
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Welcome Reception for All Attendees
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Welcome Dinner and Keynote Address: The Current Landscape of Christian Higher Education

Shirley V. Hoogstra, President, CCCU

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Peer Group Track Dessert Receptions

Note: Each peer group will meet in a separate room to have dessert and network with old and new friends from peers in your area specific track of expertise.

Tuesday, February 12

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Advancement: Seasoned + New Professionals Breakfast

This optional networking breakfast is an opportunity for individuals who work in advancement to learn insights and lessons learned from seasoned advancement and development professional in Christian higher education.

Panelists: Hudson Akin, Executive Director, University Advancement, Lipscomb University,  Ken Erffmeyer, Vice President for Advancement, Calvin College, Brad Johnson, Vice President for University Relations, Southwest Baptist University and Vicki Pugh, Vice President for Development, Palm Beach Atlantic University

8:30 am – 4:00 pm
CCCU Registration Open
8:30 am – 9:00 am
Come & Go Breakfast Buffet

Enjoy breakfast at your leisure. We encourage you to grab a plate, meet a new friend, learn about a new product or service, and enjoy this time for morning fellowship.

9:00 am – 9:30 am
Worship & Devotion
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Plenary Session: Love Thy Data - Research for the Higher Ed Marketer

Every higher education marketing, PR, enrollment, advancement, and communications professional should know at least a few things about research. Data is the language that higher education speaks. Without it, it is my opinion against yours and decision-making based on an “n of one.” In this session, we will discuss the role research should play in your strategy, the basics you should know about both qualitative and quantitative techniques, and the metrics you should be tracking over time. Using examples from a wide variety of faith-based institutions, we will demonstrate how a strong research agenda can raise the efficiency and effectiveness of your entire division.

Elizabeth Johnson, CEO, SimpsonScarborough 

10:30 am – 11:00 am
AM Networking & Refreshment Break
11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

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12:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Buffet Lunch & Mid-Day Break

Grab your lunch, take a walk, or check your emails. There is no formal programming during lunch. 

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

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3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Sweet Treats Networking Break
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

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** OPEN EVENING– DINNER ON OWN **

Explore all that St. Petersburg has to offer with museums, shopping, and 100s of restaurants within walking distance. 

Wednesday, February 13

8:30 am – 11:00 am
CCCU Information Desk Open
8:30 am – 9:00 am
Come & Go Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast at your leisure. We encourage you to grab a plate, meet a new friend, learn about a new product or service, and enjoy this time for morning fellowship.

9:00 am – 10:30 am
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

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10:30 am – 11:00 am
AM Refreshments & Hotel Check-Out

Hotel check-out is at 11:00 am unless you request a late check-out.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Closing Plenary: A 500 Mile Journey: Lessons of Faith, Love, and Friendship

Born a little over 36 hours apart, Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray have been blessed with a lifelong friendship. They are no strangers to challenges. Some they have chosen, while others have been thrust upon them. Despite Justin living life from a wheelchair due to a progressive neuromuscular disease, he and Patrick conquered the Camino de Santiago, making their way across 500 miles from France to the Cathedral of Santiago. Justin and Patrick use many of the lessons to shed light on the inescapable love of God.
Patrick Gray
and Justin Skeesuck, Authors and Subjects of the Documentary I'll Push You