SEM02-Senior Leadership Forum: Ready or Not (separate registration required) - Sponsored by Atrion Networking Corporation

Monday, March 24 | 1:00PM–6:00PM | Ballroom DE
Session Type: Professional Development

Please join us for our annual Senior Leadership Forum. The afternoon will begin with a networking lunch, where you can catch up with colleagues and develop new connections. Our program will feature a session presented by Cathrael (Kate) Kazin of the College for America at Southern New Hampshire University. Following the afternoon refreshment break, the format will shift to allow for a panel and roundtable discussions focused on the IT continuum, where we'll share our wisdom with up-and-coming leaders.

Ready or Not: Competency-Based Education Is Here!

In this interactive seminar, participants will have the opportunity to explore some of the key questions presented by competency-based education. What is CBE, and what's all the fuss about? What are the leading models of CBE, and how do they differ? Why is technology so critical to CBE? And how can college and university leaders ensure that they're ready for CBE? Prereading is available at CAEL

Panel and Table Discussions

The IT continuum, succession planning, the "graying of IT"—whatever name you apply, there's no question that there's a looming need for current IT leaders to consider the next generation that will someday take their place. The skills required of an effective CIO and path to becoming one have changed dramatically over the past two decades. What can institutions do to better prepare their organizations for change? What can aspiring leaders do to better position themselves for advancement within their current institutions or elsewhere? These topics will be discussed by a panel of IT leaders in different points in their careers and continued in roundtable discussions.


  • Dave Baird

    VP/CIO, Wesleyan University
  • Marla Botelho

  • Kevin Brassard

    Interim Deputy Chief Information and Security Officer, Central Connecticut State University
  • Linda Hilton

    Retired CIO, Vermont State Colleges
  • Jean Madden-Hennessey

    eLearner Developer(currently), Retired CIO, University of Connecticut

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