How to Talk Dollars and Sense

Wednesday, July 24 | 8:30AM–9:30AM MT | Grand Ballroom B, second level
Session Type: General Session

Despite the rising cost of higher education, many institutions have dealt with flat or declining budgets over the past several years. Developing and executing a sound budget isn't just about the numbers. Communication, negotiation, and relationship-building are all critical success factors in any financial strategy.

Session Outcomes:
  • Identify common budget challenges
  • Develop strategies to compete for funding at a time when everyone is being asked to do more with less
  • Explore your financial and soft skills in a hands-on scenario


  • Patrick Chinn

    Associate CIO for Customer Experience, University of Oregon
  • Dennis Trinkle

    Director for the Center of Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) and Director of the Applied Research Institute, Ball State University