About the Institute

October 10-13, 2017
Emory Conference Center
Atlanta, GA

The Institute on Management and Leadership is a premier and engaging two-day executive education program led by the Leadership for a Networked World at Harvard University. This event invites private sector partners to sit alongside state chief administrators to discuss challenges for 2017 and develop new tools for success in state government.

Theme: The Velocity of Change - As the power and pace of social, technological, political, and economic shifts increase, citizens and stakeholders expect everything to happen faster—including the speed of government. To effectively lead through this velocity of change, today’s state chief administrators must grapple with big questions: Should government really keep pace? If so—where and how? And at what costs and benefits? What is my role in designing speed into government? At the 2017 Institute on Management and Leadership, participants will learn about and share best practices on pacing the velocity of change effectively. In particular, the Institute will address this critical issue from multiple lenses: strategy, technology, human capital and leadership.

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Registration Now Open

 

State Chief Administrators and State Officials:
Registration for the 2017 NASCA Institute is open to all State Administrators and their deputies or designees. Travel reimbursement, hotel accommodations, and registration for the primary state member to attend the Institute on Management and Leadership are included in the state dues up to $600. State members can register additional guests (i.e. a deputy) for $275.

Private Sector:
Private sector participation is limited to sponsors and is limited by the sponsorship level.

  • Premier sponsors receive four complimentary registrations.
  • Gold sponsors receive two complimentary registrations.
  • Silver sponsors receive one complimentary registration.

*Premier and Gold sponsors that are also corporate member may register up to two additional attendees for $500 each and Silver sponsors that are corporate members can register one additional attendee for $500.



Institute Agenda Overview

The NASCA 2017 Institute is a highly interactive executive development and networking event.  Reflecting the practical interests of State Chief Administrators, the agenda will feature four broad activities listed below.  A more detailed agenda will be available in May 2017. 

World-Class faculty from Harvard University and other leading universities will present the latest thinking about issues relevant to Chief Administrators. This year the Conference will focus on the Velocity of ChangeAs the power and pace of social, technological, political, and economic shifts increase, citizens and stakeholders expect everything to happen faster—including the speed of government. To effectively lead through this velocity of change, today’s state chief administrators must grapple with big questions: Should government really keep pace? If so—where and how? And at what costs and benefits? What is my role in designing speed into government? 

Participants will learn about and share best practices on pacing the velocity of change effectively. In particular, the Institute will address this critical issue from multiple lenses: strategy, technology, human capital and leadership. Our executive sessions will help state chief administrators consider how to effectively organize these new types of partnerships, how to measure success, how to navigate the necessary changes to existing policies, systems, and structures, and implications for adopting new roles.

Participants will discuss several real-world case studies about actual challenges facing a Chief Administrator in a high-stakes setting. The case studies will act as a catalyst for discussion and provide a reference point that will enable participants to apply the lessons from the executive development sessions to their own experiences, making it especially valuable. NASCA facilitators will lead the dialogues and summarize the resulting insights about leadership, change, and organizational culture. In addition, participants will engage in work-out sessions based on the most common projects and initiatives from State Chief Administrators around the country. These sessions will allow participants to hear about the biggest challenges and promising practices for implementing projects.

The Institute is a valuable forum for meeting new colleagues and deepening existing relationships. NASCA faculty and staff will facilitate relationship-building through both formal and informal activities designed to maximize the number of connections that participants make with each other.

Participants will have time to share ideas about ways to apply insights from the executive development sessions and the case discussions. This activity will ensure that the conference has a lasting impact back on the job. Following the Institute, NASCA will also host a webinar to facilitate discussions around lessons learned from the Institute and to provide an opportunity for participants to reconnect with one another, reflect on their time at the Institute, and discuss how they’ve applied things they learned to their current roles.


Logistics

MEETING LOCATION AND HOTEL

The 2017 Institute will be held at the Emory Conference Center Hotel

 

Primary state member attendees - If you are registering as the primary state attendee, you do not need to make hotel reservations. Accommodations are coordinated through NASCA's headquarters and hotel confirmations be emailed to you a few weeks prior to the event.Your travel reimbursement, hotel accommodations and registration to attend the Institute are included in the state dues.

Additional state attendees, non-member state attendees and sponsors- You will be responsible for reserving your hotel accommodations. A limited number of government rate rooms are available at $179 per night to qualifying attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis. All other attendees should make their reservations under the prevailing rate. Please contact the hotel 1-800-933-6679 or visit Emory Conference Center to make your reservation. The hotel cut off date is September 15, 2017. Please book your stay as soon as possible. 


AIRPORT

The recommended airport is Atlanta (ATL), which is approximately 30 minutes from the Emory. Airport Transportation is available from Atlanta Superior Shuttle. Please visit the Atlanta Superior Shuttle website for rate information and reservations. Shuttle service from Airport departs from Ground Transportation Center.  
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