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Recent Webinars

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

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.


  • 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.

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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.

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ACE Webinar: Weathering the Financial Storm of COVID-19

April 1, 2020

AACU Webinar: Thinking Boldly About Scarce Resources

April 1, 2020

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