Next Generation Chief Business Officer Session

Monday March 4, 2024, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Baltimore Hilton - Inner Harbor

NGCBO Schedule

Empowering Visionary Leaders: Our Next Generation Chief Business Officer Higher Education Immersion Program envisions cultivating a cohort of forward-thinking executives poised to revolutionize the landscape of higher education administration. By providing an immersive and dynamic learning experience, we aspire to nurture strategic thinkers, change agents, and ethical leaders who will champion innovation, foster inclusive practices, and navigate the evolving challenges in higher education. Our vision is to shape CBOs who not only excel in financial acumen and operational efficiency but also inspire a new era of collaboration, resilience, and student-centric decision-making. Through this transformative program, we aim to redefine the role of Chief Business Officers, equipping them to drive positive change and advance the mission of institutions of higher learning in the 21st century.

Facilitated by Larry Goldstein, President of Campus Strategies LLC

Registration Information

Schedule: March 4, 2024

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Next Generation Chief Business Officer Session
8:00 - 8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 AM Introductions
9:00 AM - 12:10 PM Tapping Your Leadership Potential
A presentation covering the roles, skills, and qualities required for success in higher education leadership positions.

Future Timeline
An interactive session requiring participants to think up to ten years out to consider issues, events, and trends that will affect higher education.

The CFO’s Role
This session examines the typical responsibilities of a chief business officer.

Learning Objectives
  1. Articulate the roles and responsibilities that are particular to higher education business officer leadership positions.
  2. Explore how your skills can be enhanced in preparation for higher education business officer leadership positions.
  3. Discuss future trends and critical issues that may affect the higher education community.
  4. Apply emerging future trends and issues in higher education to your institution.
  5. Learn the range of responsibilities of a chief financial officer.
CPE Available
  • 3.5 credits: Specialized Knowledge
12:10 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 5:00 PM Understanding Our Differences
This session employs an activity that will allow participants to understand their preferences and how they affect their interactions with others.

Keeping Your President Off the Front Page
This session utilizes vignettes that portray potential ethical issues and requires participants to develop solutions to the challenges presented. A short presentation of preventive measures is offered.

Structured Q&A
Participants will be asked to share the question they surfaced during the break with a thought partner and, after a few minutes of discussion, the pair will agree on a question to submit for consideration.

Meeting Effectiveness
This session examines the critical elements of effective meetings. It relies on an instrument developed to assess meeting effectiveness.

Career Mapping
During this interactive session, participants will examine the path that brought them to their current position. Working with a thought partner, they will chart a path to their future.

Learning Objectives
  1. Describe different styles and preferences that impact workplace performance.
  2. Discuss methods for supporting inclusive and collaborative workspaces.
  3. Create best case solutions to critical decision-making scenarios that affect senior higher education officials.
  4. Learn how to develop plans for effective responses to ethical dilemmas before they become public.
  5. Learn effective meeting planning and delivery skills.
  6. Utilize meeting effectiveness assessment tools.
  7. Set benchmarks for your future career in higher education.
  8. Envision and customize personal career goals based on increased knowledge of the higher education business officer career ladder.
CPE Available
  • 3.5 credits: Personal Development
Wrap-up / Final Q&A


2024 Next Generation Chief Business Officer Program CPE Information

Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: 1–2 years of experience as a professional in higher education or a related private industry.
Audience: Mid-level personnel within the college/university business office.
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Mode: Group Live
Fields of Study: Personal Development, Specialized Knowledge
Length: 7 sessions at 60-75 minutes each
Total Estimated CPE Credits: 7