2012 CAO and CFO Partnerships: Building Collaborative Opportunities Together
August 9-10, 2012
Thursday, August 9
|8:30 am||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 am||Welcome and Introductions|
|9:30 am||Plenary: Working Across "Cultures": The CAO-CFO Partnership|
|11:15 am||From Where We Sit: The Challenges and Opportunities of Collaborative Partnerships: Institutional ContextsSmall group discussions of the challenges and opportunities individual institutions face and how they envision an effective their individual work and the CAO/CFO alliance.|
|1:30 pm||CAOs are from Venus and CFOs are from Mars (or is it the reverse?)(Small Group Discussions)|
In separate groups, CAOs and CFOs explore their perceptions of each other and that the others have of them
|2:30 pm||Continued: CAOs are from Venus and CFOs are from Mars (or is it the reverse?)(Small Group Discussions)|
In this session the groups will switch rooms and review what their counterparts said about them.
|3:15 pm||Refreshment Break|
|3:30 pm||Bridging Perspectives: Developing Dynamic Relationships(Small Group Discussions)|
CFOs and CAOs will review and discuss higher education case studies developed for institutional leaders. Participants will divide into small groups, share approaches, question assumptions and apply what they have learned so far to collectively explore solutions that can then be applied to actual situations back at their home campus.
|4:45 pm||Group Debrief|
|6:30 pm||Reception and Dinner|
Friday, August 10
|8:00 am||Continental Breakfast|
|8:30 am||Engaging Intellectually: Enhancing Academic Productivity Through the Use of Disruptive Innovations: What are the Implications?The challenges CAOs and CFOs encounter go well beyond their relationship and dynamics. They are created by organizational, cabinet, and leadership challenges (and opportunities). To provide leaders with key insights on the challenges they face, we have identified three outstanding readings on the topic of academic productivity. This session will provide focused discussions on each of the three pieces identified.|
|10:00 am||Break and Check Out|
|10:30 am||Managing Up: Aligning Styles, Strengths, Preferences with Your PresidentThe ability of the CFO and the CAO to work effectively together and be effective leaders individually is strongly tied to their relationships with the president and how they work well together (or do not work well together). This session will focus on lessons and insights related to “managing your boss.”|
|1:00 pm||Toward a Collaborative Agenda(Small working groups of teams)|
Finding opportunities where academic and administrative units can work better together is the focus of the “CAO-CFO Opportunity Cycle” which provides a framework for CFOs and CAOs to partner more effectively. Participants will discuss key components of an effective partnership and be asked to reflect, react and advise on the framework.
|2:45 pm||Pressing Problems|
CFOs and CAOs must constantly make difficult choices among competing plausible options, and often without exhaustive information and solve difficult, pressing problems. This session will focus on the top issues identified by participants and identify key lessons and insights as well as specific tactics for action.
· What is the problem or challenge? What is the context that shapes the challenge?
· What is clear and unclear about the problem or context that will influence the potential strategies?
· What strategies do others suggest that might work? What strategies should best be avoided?
|4:30 pm||Bringing It All Together|
|5:00 pm||Program Adjourns|
CAO and CFO Partnerships: Building Collaborative Opportunities Together
August 9-10, 2012
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