We are excited to officially launch registration for the Western Region Trustee Training Session that will be held on Sept. 30 (10 a.m.-3:15 p.m.) at Lake Junaluska. Several of the Presidents from the western region specifically requested this training opportunity because it is difficult for some of your Trustees to travel such a long distance (especially since the Leadership Seminar was held in Wilmington this year). This will be a one-day session that will enable your new and reappointed Trustees to fulfill their state-mandated Trustee Training requirement.
The first session, led by Dr. Frank Sells, will focus on the roles, responsibilities and relationships that are important in their role as a Trustee. Next, Mary Shuping, Director of Government Affairs with the North Carolina Community College System Office (NCCCS), will provide an overview of the legislative process and how legislation moves through the General Assembly. We will have lunch, and then Elizabeth Grovenstein, Vice President/Chief Financial Officer with the NCCCS, will discuss how our colleges are funded and what role various entities play in the funding process. There will also be a session focusing on the President/Trustee Partnership and how it impacts community college engagement and advocacy. The draft agenda can be found here.
Registration for the Western Region Trustee Training Session is $129 and covers all expenses related to the event, including materials and lunch.
Please ask your Executive Assistant to register attendees from your college by September 16 by clicking here.