The INSPIRE Fall 2020 Virtual Institute

DECEMBER 10, 2020  9:00 AM EST

The Leadership Institute will be held

Virtually via Zoom

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The Virtual Institute Agenda

9:00 am “Searching, Sought, and Staying Put: Knowing When to Hold’Em, When to Fold’Em, and When to Walk Away”
Thought Facilitator: M. Christopher Brown, II, Ph.D., President, Kentucky State University
Thought Partners:
Tashni-Ann Dubroy, Ph.D., E.V.P. and C.O.O., Howard University
Elfred Anthony Pinkard, Ed.D., President, Wilberforce University

11:00 am “The H.E.L.F. Impact: Reflections from Our H.E.L.F. Fellows”
Thought Facilitator: Colette Pierce-Burnette, Ed.D., President, Houston-Tillotson University
Thought Partners:
Tiffany Bellafant Steward, Director of Advising, Tennessee Board of Regents
Maxine Greenleaf, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing, Jackson State Univ.
Dr. Jame’l R. Hodges, Principal and Founder, Jamelevate
A. Zachary Faision, President, Edward Waters College

12:00 pm “All Politics Are Not Local: Navigating and Negotiating State Policy”
Thought Partners:
Scott Jenkins, State Policy Director, Lumina Foundation
T. Nicole Washington, Principal, Washington Education Strategies, LLC

1:30 pm “Building Our Own: How Administrators Cultivate Academic and Administrative Leaders From The Ground Up”
Thought Facilitator: Melva K.Williams, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor, Southern University Shreveport
Thought Partners:
Lester Agyei McCorn, D.Min, President, Clinton College
Jerald Jones Woolfolk, Ph.D., President, Lincoln University

3:00 pm “Meager Resources, Fleeting Time, and Dream Chasing: The Challenge of Fostering Innovation While Managing Organized Chaos”
Thought Facilitator:Roslyn Clark-Artis, J.D., Ed.D., President, Benedict College
Thought Partners:
Makola Abdullah, Ph.D., President, Virginia State University
Rick Gallot, J.D., President, Grambling State University,
Ivy Taylor, Ed.D., President, Rust College

5:00 pm “The New Executive Administrators: Why Athletic Directors and Coaches Must Reimagine Their Roles”
Thought Facilitator: Jacqie McWilliams, Commissioner, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA)
Thought Partners:
KiKi Baker Barnes, Ph.D., Athletic Director, Dillard University
Jason Cable, Ph.D., Senior Associate Commissioner, Southwestern Athletic Conference SWAC
Percy “Chico” Caldwell, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant, Greenwood/Asher

7:00 pm “Finding and Retaining Rock Stars: Why Today’s Leaders Must Curate the Next Wave While Leading Now”
Thought Facilitator: Herman J. Felton, Jr., J.D., Ph.D., President, Wiley College
Thought Partners:
Roderick L. Smothers, Sr., Ph.D., President, Philander Smith College
Hakim J. Lucas, Ph.D., President, Virginia Union University
A. Zachary Faision, J.D., President, Edward Waters College