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LEAD 2021: Future Forward

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Living & Learning Center at Virginia Union University

1500 North Lombardy Street

Richmond, VA 23220

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The 2021 HBCUgrow LEAD Conference & Awards is here! This year's theme: Pivoting, recovery, and flexibility.

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The 2021 HBCUgrow LEAD Conference & Awards is here! This year's theme: Future Forward. Our focus will be on pivoting, recovery, and flexibility as we look at the opportunities that lie ahead.

The conference will be held on Thursday, November 4 at the beautiful Living & Learning Center at Virginia Union University in Richmond.

Here's the agenda:

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Registration

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Welcome and Funding Forward: Planning for Tomorrow's Opportunities

The recent spotlight on racial justice and the pandemic have brought attention to our HBCUs and led to donations from corporations, individuals, alumni, federal/state funding, and grants. Learn what other schools are doing to plan for a stronger future. Our panel of advancement leaders will share their stories and answer your questions.

11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. - Noon What's Your Competitive Enrollment Advantage?

The pool of traditional students is shrinking, and institutions are aggressively marketing. How will your HBCU compete? Why would a prospective traditional or non-traditional student want to choose your institution? It starts with understanding what makes your school unique - your competitive enrollment advantage - your why. Our panel will share how they have tackled the enrollment challenge and push participants to rethink their unique stories and who they target.

Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. LEAD Awards Presentation

Join us to celebrate the 2021 LEAD Awards!  This year, we will present the LEAD Future Forward Award, with platinum, gold, and silver awards being given to the schools who have done the best job of pivoting to address all the changes that have come our way over the past 18 months. Each winner will receive a check for the school to use toward future needs. Awards are chosen based on input from the public and our judges panel. Be the first to see and congratulate the winners.

1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Break

1:45 - 3:00 p.m. Presidential Panel 

The Presidential Panel – a conference favorite – is back! This year we will hear how Presidents are pivoting to recover from COVID-19 and address an ever-changing future. Attendees are invited to ask questions and share their experiences.

3:00 Day Ends

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Living & Learning Center at Virginia Union University

1500 North Lombardy Street

Richmond, VA 23220

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Organizer HBCUgrow

Organizer of LEAD 2021: Future Forward

HBCUgrow is a consortium of people dedicated to helping HBCUs grow enrollment and alumni giving, and tackle the changing landscape of marketing challenges.

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