About the Institute

October 11-13, 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. State member registrations received after September 10 may register for $325.

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 $525 each and Silver sponsors that are corporate members can register one additional attendee for $525. Sponsor registrations received after September 10 may register for $625. 



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. See below for draft agenda to help with travel planning.  A more detailed agenda will be provided later this summer. 

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.

Case studies play an integral role in the Institute, acting as a catalyst for discussion and providing a reference point that enables participants to apply the lessons from the Institute to their own experience.  This year’s case studies include:

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: HR and IT Consolidation
Pennsylvania is currently in the journey to transition 3,000 information technology and human resource full time employees  into the Office of Administration to create a delivery center model. This restructuring will improve services while also reducing costs and streamlining collective efforts. The unified model will also shift HR from a functional perspective to a HR as a business service. Although they're early in the effort, the state has already transitioned several transactional HR functions such as payroll, open-enrollment, off-boarding, and several IT functions like emails, telecom and data centers are already centralized. 

State of Tennessee: Alternative Workplace Solutions 
Tennessee Department of General Services has adopted a new workforce strategy that leverages technology to provide customer-centric services at a lower cost and manage 
the risk of having a workforce in which 50 percent are eligible to retire over the next five years.  This program, which began with the financial institutions and economic and community  development agencies, introduces work from home, mobile work, and free address  programs. 


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.

2017 Institute Agenda

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 week prior to the event.Your $600 travel reimbursement, hotel accommodations and registration to attend the Institute are included in your state dues. The hotel cut off date is September 15, 2017.

Additional state attendees and non-member state attendees - You do not need to make hotel reservations. Accommodations are coordinated through NASCA's headquarters and hotel confirmations be emailed to you a week prior to the event. You will be responsible for your own travel and board. Please plan to providing a payment method to the (such as a major credit card) onsite.  Room rates are $179 per night + tax. The hotel cut off date is September 15, 2017.

Invited NASPO Guests - Please review your invitation materials for accommodation details. 

Corporate Sponsors and Corporate Partners- You will be responsible for reserving your hotel accommodations under the prevailing rate. Please contact the hotel 1-800-933-6679 or visit Emory Conference Center to make your reservation.  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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