2023 Program

Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center

Wednesday July 19

2:30 – 3:00 pm Registration South Lobby
3:00 – 6:00 pm Pre-conference Workshop
Who Needs to Change: You or Higher Education?
Rebecca Campbell Honors Faculty in Residence, New Mexico State University
Gypsy Denzine Professor, Educational Leadership, School of Education, Virginia Commonwealth
Room 111/113
6:00 – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception Room 112/114

Thursday July 20

9:00 – 9:30 am Registration South Lobby
Continental Breakfast Room 111/113
9:30 – 9:45 am Welcome
Houston Davis, President, University of Central Arkansas
Kurt Boniecki, Conference Host, Associate Provost, University of Central Arkansas
Carey Roberts, Program Chair, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Liberty University
Room 111/113
9:45 – 10:45 am Keynote
Leading Change with Courage, Commitment, Grit, and Humility
Bruce Kusch, President, Ensign College
Room 111/113
11:00 am – noon Concurrent Sessions:
Heal Thyself: Powerful Lessons from Neuroscience about Nurturing the Healing Brain
Uma Gupta, Director of Business Analytics, George Dean Johnston, Jr. College of Business and Economics, University of South Carolina Upstate
Room 112
Building a Dynamic Partnership with Your Team: Strategies for Mentoring Your Direct Reports
Wendy Miller, Dean, Health Professions, Math, Science and Engineering, Elgin Community College
Room 114
Noon – 1:30 pm Lunch and Networking Room 111/113
Plenary Sessions: Room 111/113
1:30 – 2:30 pm The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Change Leaders
Stephanie Delaney, Vice President – Instruction, Renton Technical College
2:45 – 3:45 pm Hot Spots on Campus: How Our Leaders Can Recognize and Calm the Fires
Vicki Bautista, Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Creighton University
Gretchen Oltman, Associate Professor, College of Professional and Continuing Education, Creighton University
4:00 – 5:00 pm Leading Change in Higher Education
Stephanie Hinshaw, Executive Director of the Butler Beyond Transformation Lab, Butler University
5:00 – 6:00 pm Reception – Drinks, Hors d’oeuvres, Music, and Networking Room 112/114

Friday July 21

8:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast Room 111/113
NCAD Planning Meeting
Interested in next year’s conference? Get breakfast and join the conversation. We want to hear your ideas.
Room 111/113
9:00 – 10:00 am Plenary Session
Trauma-Informed Academic Leadership
Tricia Shalka, Associate Professor, Educational leadership, Warner School of Education, University of Rochester
Nate Harris, Assistant Professor, Educational leadership, Warner School of Education, University of Rochester
Room 111/113
10:15 am – 11:15 am Concurrent Sessions:
Cultivating Leadership Skills in Early-Career Faculty
Russell Carpenter, Assistant Provost, Eastern Kentucky University
Sara Zeigler, Provost, Eastern Kentucky University
Room 112
Three Simple Things Leaders Can Do to Retain and Motivate Faculty and Staff
Joan Poulsen, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus
Room 114
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions:
Maximizing Your Leadership Communication Toolkit
Shannon Scott, Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Texas Woman’s University
Room 112
Better Decision-Making Using the OODA Loop
Scott Zimmerman, Instructor of Leadership and Military Studies, William Woods University
Room 114
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch and NCAD Business Room 111/113