Education

The NACUBO annual meeting brings together nearly 2,000 college and university business officers and offers an opportunity for you to showcase solutions, initiate provocative discussions, and share effective strategies to manage the many challenges facing campus administrators.

Advancing with Technology: Explore the strategic and technical issues facing business officers as you approach the challenges and opportunities of online education, moving financial information and academic functions to the cloud, and whether or not to outsource key services.

Enhancing the Built Environment: Campus leaders must be stewards of the campus-both in terms of the business and environmental imperatives. Acting as change agents, business offices on every campus affirm their core values to guarantee long-term financial sustainability of the institution by increasing efficiency of operations and space utilization, promoting behavioral change, avoiding risks, and generating cost savings.

Financing the Enterprise: How do higher education institutions effectively manage financial resources? Today's economy calls for innovative strategies. Hear the latest on endowments, liquidity, debt and prudent financial practices.       

Implementing and Leading Change: Leaders motivate and inspire others to action. Learn how to foster an environment that promotes high performance on a personal, professional, and organizational level. Build skills that will help you to understand and effectively deal with the multitude of challenges facing leaders in higher education today and into the next decade.

Improving the Student Experience: Higher education institutions' primary mission is to enable students to reach their academic and career goals. Business offices work collaboratively with other campus departments to create new solutions for raising student enrollment, retention, and graduation rates.  Acquire new knowledge of strategies and technologies that can boost your institution's enrollment strategies, gain more efficiencies from your student information system, and implement effective student financial literacy programs.

Investing in Human Capital: With the fluidity of workforce dynamics and increasing demands for top talent with fewer resources, innovative human resources and benefits approaches help make colleges and universities workplaces of choice.  Learn how to cultivate internal leaders, explore voluntary separation programs, and hear the latest about retirement savings plan operations and measures of success.  

Keeping Current and Connected: Business operations on campus can be impacted by sweeping policy changes, minor technical modifications and transformative cultural issues-both global and domestic. Hear and engage on timely topics impacting higher education, from big picture trends to best practices in financial accounting and reporting.  Collect insights about how federal policies may impact the business office and prepare for changes in accounting guidance on the horizon.  Share your strategies and savvy and learn from others facing similar challenges and environments.           

Managing Risk and Compliance: Risk management is about identifying and minimizing the entity's vulnerabilities. Empower individuals within your organization to isolate and mitigate risks by implementing emergency response procedures, assessing business continuity plans, and managing exposures to risk from data security to international travel.

Planning and Budgeting: Ensuring your institution's viability is essential. Transform your institution by incorporating integrated planning, financial modeling, performance measurement, and other innovative strategies. Discover approaches to strategic planning and assess key topics such as investments, performance-based funding, facility use, and stakeholder engagement.

Programming will occur on Sunday, July 19, 2015 through Tuesday, July 21, 2015.