When to Speak and What to Say: Effective Crisis Communications and Issues Management for Campus Leaders

November 6, 2023

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    Matt Gerien Senior Executive Vice President, RW Jones Agency

Communication and crisis management have become essential skills for higher education leaders. ACE’s 2023 American College President Study revealed one in five presidents say they want additional training in external communications and crisis management. This seminar will focus on using campus values to effectively prepare for and respond to issues and crisis situations authentically and meaningfully. Participants will break into small groups to walk through responses to several campus situations. Participate in this workshop with colleagues from your campus or work with colleagues from other institutions.

The interactive seminars cover important issues that currently impact independent higher education. They are designed to be practical and hands on with clear learning outcomes. Each will include examples of replicable models for participants to use when faced with the situations covered by the seminars.

These interactive seminars are free of charge and do not require pre-registration, but they have limited capacity. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.