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TitleMCCA Trustees Summer Institute
LocationGrand Traverse Resort
Address 100 Grand Traverse Resort Village Blvd
Council Room
Acme, MI 49690
HostMichigan Community College Association
Date 7/23/2014
Time 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Notes/Description The Trustee Summer Institute has had such a positive response that it is now offered each year during the conference.


9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Breakfast and Welcome

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
The Life Cycle of a Trustee & The Board’s Legacy

How to ensure your years of service are as meaningful as possible to you and the college.
• What is the impact of the changing nature of the board
and how do board decisions impact the direction of the
• What are best practices for integrating new trustees?
• How do you acknowledge the service of trustees rotating
off the board?

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Board-President Relationship

Trustees will examine the board-president relationship
especially as it relates to community college governance.
• How Board self-assessment and presidential evaluation can
maintain healthy board and president relationships.
• Review the golden rules of civil engagement, crisis management, and effective planning.

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Working Lunch

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Succession Planning

The reality of changing demographics--preparing for the
pending wave of change in the ranks of presidents and
• How do you prepare future leaders?

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wrap-up / Q & A / Next Steps


Narcisa A. Polonio, Ed.D. is the Vice President, Education, Research & Board Leadership Services at the Association of
Community College Trustees (ACCT). ACCT has a long and distinguished history of providing outstanding services to boards of trustees. Dr. Polonio is recognized as one of the leading authorities on community college governance and presidential
leadership. She has facilitated hundreds of board retreats and presidential searches. She provides leadership for the the ACCT’s annual leadership Congress, publications, research projects and leadership services including Retreat Service; Interim President Service; the Governance Leadership Institute; and the Governance Institute for Student Success.

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