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HEI Webinars

How to Entrepreneur Your Institution to Success

Date:   January 24

Time:   3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT)

Presenter:   Dr. Mary Landon Darden, President of HEI, and author of the 2021 American Bookfest Winner Entrepreneuring the Future of Higher Education:  Radical Transformation in Times of Profound Change

Description:  In this time of exponential change and disruption, traditional methods of higher education administration is insufficient to ensure the future success of any institution. This webinar is a strategic exploration of how college and university presidents, along with administrators, can initiate a transformative shift in organizational culture. The goal is to move away from the traditional ivory tower model and embrace a more dynamic approach reminiscent of Silicon Valley. Discover essential innovative tools and processes that will empower institutions to not only adapt to change but to thrive in an ever-evolving landscape.

Diversifying Revenue Streams to Fund the Future 

Date:   February 15

Time:   3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT)

Presenter:   Dr. Mary Landon Darden, President of HEI, and author of the 2021 American Bookfest Winner Entrepreneuring the Future of Higher Education:  Radical Transformation in Times of Profound Change

Description:  Higher education in the United States is undergoing a profound disruption, with over 3000 private companies now offering credentials in a market that was once predominantly within the domain of non-profit higher education systems. The traditional reliance on tuition and donor contributions for institutional survival is no longer sustainable for most. Institutions must adapt by diversifying and expanding alternative revenue streams to ensure the necessary support for the future. Join us in this enlightening session as Darden delves into an exploration of viable revenue stream options to thrive in this evolving landscape.

Infusing Artificial Intelligence into Your Curriculum

Date:   February 29

Time:   3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT)

Presenters:  Dr. David Reed, Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives, University of Florida and Dr. Madeline Burillo-Hopkins, Vice Chancellor for Workforce and President, Southwest College, Houston Community Collegee

Description:  Are you facing challenges incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into an academic setting? Join us for an insightful webinar where distinguished educators from the University of Florida and Houston Community College will share their successful strategies in navigating the integration of AI within their institution’s curriculum and activities. Dr. David Reed, a leading expert, will provide a deep dive into the University of Florida's triumphs in integrating AI across diverse curricular domains. Learn about their pioneering AI Fundamentals course, an innovative approach for teaching all students AI concepts, and the development of a microcredential tailored for faculty and staff, empowering them with the essential skills to navigate the AI-driven future. Dr. Madeline Burillo-Hopkins will unravel the success story of Houston Community College's two-year degree program in AI. Gain valuable insights into the program's impact on graduates, the comprehensive faculty training initiatives, and the pivotal role of industry collaboration. Discover how Houston Community College is not only educating but also shaping the next generation of AI professionals.

A New Model for Recruiting Students

Date:   April 11

Time:   3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT)

Presenter:   Dr. Mary Landon Darden, President of HEI, and author of the 2021 American Bookfest Winner Entrepreneuring the Future of Higher Education:  Radical Transformation in Times of Profound Change

Description:  In the ever-evolving landscape of higher education, traditional models of student recruitment and admissions no longer meet the demands of a rapidly changing world characterized by advanced technology and instant relationships. American colleges and universities are grappling with a widespread decline in enrollment. To increase enrollment and stay in the game, institutions must adopt smarter, more efficient, faster and technologically advanced recruitment strategies. Join Darden as we delve into the most effective practices shaping today's recruiting landscape, exploring innovative concepts like "Hunter/Farmer" recruitment and admissions. 

Engineering and Sustaining Institutional Innovation

Date:   April 24

Time:   11 a.m. ET (10 a.m. CT)

Presenter:   Dr. Joanna L. Kile,  Vice President of HEI

Description:  Join us for an exclusive webinar that delves into the secrets of sustained innovation within colleges. While most institutions boast pockets of innovation, the absence of a proven, replicable framework often hampers long-term success. In this engaging session, discover an innovation framework tailored specifically for the unique needs and challenges of higher education. Learn how to generate innovative solutions to your most pressing problems by sparking ideas from your team members. Don't miss this opportunity to revolutionize your community college's approach to innovation. You can engineer innovation!

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