Sunday Morning Learning Opps

Innovative Programs to Engage Talent and Support Institutional Priorities

  • Sunday, July 22
  • 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Long Beach Conv Center
  • Level 2, 201A
  • MS


Meenakshi Baker

Assistant Vice President of Operations Technology Services, NYU IT

New York University

New York, New York

Mia Martincic

Junior Analyst, Treasury Office

University of Washington

Seattle, Washington

William Starkey

Senior Associate Treasurer

University of Washington

Seattle, Washington

Harper Watters

Managing Director

Wells Fargo

New York, New York


The value proposition of higher education has been under pressure as parents, students, and politicians increasingly focus on rising college costs, student debt loads, and workplace readiness. Hear how two university programs successfully highlighted the value of higher education while supporting and strengthening their home-grown talent. You’ll find out how these programs were brought to life and how to replicate their strategies across numerous departments—including capital planning and maintenance, budgeting, and controller’s office—to produce value throughout the university.

Learning Objectives

  • Pick up strategies for initiating and growing a career development program and for engaging institutional decision makers.
  • Acknowledge the benefits and challenges of engaging top talent on a continuous cycle, while also assessing professional development needs and training for the future.
  • Determine how to measure success of a new departmental program.