ACSI NE 2020 Leadership Conference
January 23-24, 2020
Lancaster, PA · DoubleTree Resort
Welcome to the 2020 ACSI Northeast Regional Leadership Conference! This year's theme will be Reimagine Advancement Leadership, with several relevant tracks including fund development, enrollment retention, marketing/communication, and advancement leadership. Join us for informative, interactive sessions!
Member Standard- $119
Non-Member Standard- $159
The Double Tree Resort
2400 Willow Street Pike,
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17602
Room rates: $107 plus tax
8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
8:00 a.m. — Registration
8:10 a.m. — Preconference Prayer
8:30 a.m. — Worship/Welcome
9:15 a.m. — Breakout Session One
10:30 a.m. — Break/Exhibits
11:00 a.m. — Breakout Session Two
12:15 p.m.— Lunch
1:30 p.m.— Breakout Session Three
2:45 p.m.— Break/Exhibits
3:15 p.m.— Reflect/Connect Session
4:45 p.m.— PA Tax Credit Program Session
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. — Registration
7:35 a.m. — Preconference Prayer
7:50 a.m. — Worship/Welcome
8:40 a.m. — Break/Exhibits
9:00 a.m. — Breakout Session IV
10:15 a.m. — Break/Exhibits
10:45 a.m.— Breakout Session
12:00 p.m.— Optional Lunch
International Students Program (ISP) Training
ACSI will also host an ISP training at the Double Tree with Assistant VP for Academic Services, Dr. Erin Wilcox. Check out the agenda! Cost to attend is $109/ member school participant, $129/ non-member school participant. Register today!
Join us Wed., Jan. 22 for two accreditation trainings (REACH training at 1:00 p.m.; ASP training at 6:30 p.m.) at the Lancaster Double Tree. Registration is free!
Preconference Sponsor/Leader Roundtable
Join us for our first-ever sponsor/leader roundtable the evening prior to the Leadership Conference, Wed., Jan. 22, from 5:15-8:40 p.m. We will have a selection of h ors d'oeuvres, and will rotate roundtable discussions throughout the evening. Learn more on our sponsor/leader roundtable page.
Leadership Conference Featured Speakers
Teri O'Connor, Fund DevelopmentTeri O'Connor is the CEO of Advancement by Design, a company that exists to further the mission and ministries of clients through a donor-centric approach. Advancement by Design assists 501c3 organizations in a variety of areas including capital campaigns, feasibility studies, annual giving, organizational development, strategic planning, donor appreciation strategies, and more. Teri is a certified fundraising executive and is passionate about connecting donors with meaningful projects and helping nonprofits better care for the donors who are investing with them.
Ryan Bredow, Marketing/CommunicationRyan Bredow is Assistant Vice President for K-12 Educational Development at Grand Canyon University. He has served in Christian education for 16 years, including serving in a variety of roles in Lutheran secondary schools. He is passionate about bringing the saving name of Jesus Christ to as many kids as possible through Christian education. Outside of the office, Ryan spends his time speaking and consulting with schools around the country in the name of growth strategies and best-practice promotion of Christian education.
Dr. Jay Ferguson, Advancement Leadership
Dr. Jay Ferguson is the headmaster of Grace Community School, Tyler, Texas. He practiced law for 10 years and, in 2002, joined Grace as development director before assuming the headmaster role in 2003. He's written extensively on Christian education and training children, including his weekly blog, The Head and the Heart.