Upcoming Events

Strategic Finance Learning Studio: Workshop

September 16, 2020 - September 30, 2020

Time: 1-2 pm ET

Location: Online

The Strategic Finance Learning Studio’s online workshop will teach you to use the Mission, Market, and Margin® approach and develop a plan to put it into action on your campus. This three-hour workshop—three one-hour sessions over three weeks—will be facilitated by Rick Staisloff and his colleagues from the rpk GROUP and hosted on ACE Engage.

Sessions will take place on September 16, 23, and 30 from 1-2 p.m.

Recent Webinars

Strategic Finance Learning Studio: Virtual Happy Hour

September 10, 2020

Time: 6-7 pm ET

Location: Online

Join Rick Staisloff and friends at 6:00 p.m. ET each Thursday from August 6 through September 10 for friendly, freewheeling conversations about using resources strategically to fulfill your mission. Ask questions, share your best practices, or take a break from your quarantine by interacting with colleagues virtually.

The conversation is open for anyone to participate via chat or video, or simply listen in and get some insights.

Strategic Finance Learning Studio: Virtual Happy Hour

September 3, 2020

Time: 6-7 pm ET

Location: Online

Join Rick Staisloff and friends at 6:00 p.m. ET each Thursday from August 6 through September 10 for friendly, freewheeling conversations about using resources strategically to fulfill your mission. Ask questions, share your best practices, or take a break from your quarantine by interacting with colleagues virtually.

The conversation is open for anyone to participate via chat or video, or simply listen in and get some insights.

Strategic Finance Learning Studio: Virtual Happy Hour

August 27, 2020

Time: 6-7 pm ET

Location: Online

Join Rick Staisloff and friends at 6:00 p.m. ET each Thursday from August 6 through September 10 for friendly, freewheeling conversations about using resources strategically to fulfill your mission. Ask questions, share your best practices, or take a break from your quarantine by interacting with colleagues virtually.

The conversation is open for anyone to participate via chat or video, or simply listen in and get some insights.

Strategic Finance Learning Studio: Virtual Happy Hour

August 20, 2020

Time: 6-7 pm ET

Location: Online

Each Thursday in August, join Rick and the ACE Engage team for an informal discussion on strategic finance in higher education. The conversation is open for anyone to participate via chat or video, or simply listen in and get some insights.

Strategic Finance Learning Studio: Virtual Happy Hour

August 13, 2020

Time: 6-7 pm ET

Location: Online

Join Rick Staisloff and friends at 6:00 p.m. ET each Thursday from August 6 through September 10 for friendly, freewheeling conversations about using resources strategically to fulfill your mission. Ask questions, share your best practices, or take a break from your quarantine by interacting with colleagues virtually.

The conversation is open for anyone to participate via chat or video, or simply listen in and get some insights.

Strategic Finance Learning Studio: Virtual Happy Hour

August 6, 2020

Time: 6-7 pm ET

Location: Online

Join Rick Staisloff and friends at 6:00 p.m. ET each Thursday from August 6 through September 10 for friendly, freewheeling conversations about using resources strategically to fulfill your mission. Ask questions, share your best practices, or take a break from your quarantine by interacting with colleagues virtually.

The conversation is open for anyone to participate via chat or video, or simply listen in and get some insights.

COVID-19 and Campus Planning: Preparing For the Worst-Case Scenario

August 3, 2020

Time: 2-3pm ET

Location: Online

Higher-ed experts discuss scenarios and potential outcomes for the fall

Please join the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise for a candid discussion regarding the effects of COVID-19 on universities and what a return to campus might look like, including the inevitable complications. Experts will address:

  • Special research findings from two surveys of university presidents
  • Quantification of potential financial impact of COVID-19 on higher ed
  • Presentation of scenarios and related strategic options

Host: Paul Friga, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School & Co-founder of ABC Insights

Panelists:
Rick Staisloff, Founder and Senior Partner, rpk GROUP
Scott Carlson, Senior Writer, Chronicle of Higher Education
Lynn Pasquarella, Ph.D., President, Association of American Colleges & Universities

Creating a Budget in the Midst of a Pandemic

June 23, 2020

Rick Staisloff moderates this in-depth discussion on COVID-19 impacts and solutions being implemented at AASCU’s member campuses.

Presenters:

  • Dr. Mildred García, president, AASCU- Dr.Garcia
  • Dr. Kenneth Huewitt, interim president, Texas Southern University
  • Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, president, Texas A&M University-San Antonio
  • Richard Staisloff, Senior Partner, rpk GROUP

ACE webinar: Pointing COVID-19 Responses Toward a Sustainable Business Model for Higher Education

June 12, 2020

Challenges higher education faced prior to the current pandemic — including declining enrollments, sensitivity to the high price of tuition, and lower public funding levels — have become dramatically more urgent in the face of the crisis. On this webinar Rick Staisloff joins university Chief Financial Officers and Presidents to explore emerging best practices for moving from the current crisis toward transformative change in our industry.

Watch the webinar

Chronicle of Higher Education Virtual Forum Series: Change Management in Higher Education

June 3, 2020

Rick Staisloff joins Gordon Gee, President of West Virginia University, to discuss proactive responses to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch the webinar

Past Events

Virtual Roundtable for Higher Education Leaders

May 28, 2020

Rick Staisloff

Microsoft Campus Connections Summit (CCS)

February 5, 2020

Rick Staisloff presented on Sustainable Innovation in Higher Education

Learn more here

2019 Integrating Analytics Forum, Navigating Challenges and Moving to Data-Informed Action

November 10, 2019

Findings from NACUBO’s Analytics Survey

Presenters: Lindsay Wayt, NACUBO, Richard Staisloff, rpk GROUP, and David Raney, Nuventive

OpenEd Conference 2019 — Phoenix, AZ

October 30, 2019 - November 1, 2019

Impacts and Lessons Learned from Achieving The Dream’s OER Degree Initiative
Building Sustainability Cross-Institutionally: SUNY’s Approach

Donna Derochers presented two sessions

Grantmakers for Education 2019 Annual Conference — New Orleans, LA

October 22, 2019

Investing for Impact:  Determining the ROI of Cross-Sector Partnerships for Student Success

Rick Staisloff was part of a panel presenting on Investing for Impact:  Determining the ROI of Cross-Sector Partnerships for Student Success

Learn more here       Check out our presentation

Educause Annual Conference — Chicago, IL

October 16, 2019

Open Education Resources on Supporting OER Programs at Scale at Your Institution

Donna Desrochers of rpk GROUP

Tennessee Higher Education Commission on Innovative Governance — Memphis, TN

August 15, 2019 - August 16, 2019

Positioning Tennessee Higher Education for the Future

Rick Staisloff of rpk GROUP

SHEEO State Agency Workshop on Evaluating and Promoting the Financial Viability and Success of Our Postsecondary Institutions — Boston, MA

August 6, 2019

Rick Staisloff, Donna Desrochers, Lysa Teal and Tammy Kolbe

Learn more here

NACUBO Annual Meeting — Austin, TX

July 14, 2019

Rick Staisloff of rpk GROUP, Dave Rainey of Nuventive, and Nichol Lumoma, Arizona State University on Creating Data Informed Culture