Proven Strategies for Increasing Enrollment

A 2-Day Leadership Institute for Community College CEOs/Presidents

November 9 and 10, 2022
La Cumbre Country Club
Santa Barbara, CA

Spend two days in a retreat setting to learn about and brainstorm solutions to today’s enrollment crisis. Not just theory but practical solutions, you’ll learn about ways to not only increase enrollment but also increase your students’ successful transition into the workforce.

See your institution through the lens of the learners of today. You’ll leave with actionable strategies that will pivot your institution to growth and solvency. As we emerge from the darkest days of the pandemic and pivot to the “new normal,” our keynote speakers and breakout topics focus on entrepreneurial models and innovative practices that are being successfully implemented in our community colleges.

November9-102022Santa Barbara, CA

Institute for Community College CEOs/Presidents

Learn from the chancellor of one of the largest community college districts in California where, despite today's issues and challenges, enrollment is trending upwards––in double digits! This unique two-day institute will explore trailblazing methods that can lead to growth for your campus and success for your students

November 9th: Reimagining: Same Old, Same Old Doesn’t Work
November 10th: Reimagining: Your Students are Your Customers

As Chancellor of one of the largest community college districts in the state of California, Mr. Martinez oversees a district that covers one-quarter of the land area of Orange County, registers an annual enrollment of more than 50,000 students, and is one of the largest employers in the region with more than 2,000 employees. His career spans over 30 years in the California community college system, where he was a Past-President on the Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges (CEOCCC) Board. He has been dedicated to ensuring success for community college students at institutions such as Cerritos College, Santa Monica College, Los Angeles Harbor College, and East Los Angeles College. As Chancellor, Martinez maintains oversight of the district’s two colleges, Centennial and Orange Continuing Education Centers, the Digital Media Center, the Orange County Regional Fire Training Center, the Orange County Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy, and the district operations center. At Rancho Santiago CCD, current enrollment is trending upwards in the double digits amid today’s issues and challenges our students and faculty face.

Two days packed with information and innovation!

  • Day One: Reimagining: Same Old, Same Old Doesn’t Work
  • Day Two: Reimagining: Your Students are Your Customers

You will learn about:

  • Progressive adult education models
  • Strategies to transition learners from non-credit to credit
  • Dual enrollment strategies that transition high school students to your college seamlessly
  • Recruiting strategies that work with Millennials and Gen Z
  • The use of incentives in recruitment and retention
  • Redefining what it means to be a completer
  • What the adult learner returning to school wants––and how to deliver it
  • Strategies for recruitment for special populations such as international students and the military
  • First-Year Experience courses that motivate students to complete

You’ll come away with new strategies and practical solutions to share with your leadership on campus, your board, and your students.

Community College CEOs/Presidents

Attendance is limited to Community College Chancellors and Community College CEOs/Presidents.

Please note: This institute has been designed to promote leadership and excellence.

There is a maximum of 25 participants, encouraging high-level engagement. Therefore, registration must be limited to community college CEOs/Presidents only.

After October 24th, if there is room, a college CEO/President may send a designate. Those participants will be taken off a waiting list in the order they were registered.

Wednesday, November 9th
9:00 AM to 9:30 AM - Check-in
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM - Day one sessions
4:30 PM - Networking social hour followed by dinner

Thursday, November 10th
8:00 AM to 8:30 AM - Check-in and continental breakfast
8:30 AM to 2:00 PM - Day two sessions

An optional no-host networking event will be planned for the evening of Tuesday, November 8th.

Your paid registration includes:

  • All institute materials
  • Lunch each day
  • Dinner on Wednesday evening
  • Continental breakfast on Thursday
  • Refreshments during breaks

Lodging/accommodations not included

Host Sponsors:
Academic Innovations, LLC
Get Focused Stay Focused National Resource Center
Go Educate

Education Sponsors:

Rancho Santiago
Community College District

Kern Adult
Education Consortium

November 9-10

For Community College CEOs/Presidents