SCUP 2021 Annual Conference - July 11-13

SCUP 2021 Annual Conference

July 11-13, 2021

The call for proposals is now open!

Deadline: December 4.

Connect. Inspire. Ignite.

SCUP’s Annual Conference is where higher education leaders share their stories — stories of boundary spanning, cross-functional teams, and resource alignment. These stories motivate, connect, and ignite new ideas that help higher education prepare for whatever is next.

Where it all began.

The story of this country began in Philadelphia as our founders gathered to plan for a new nation. They came from very different areas, with many perspectives, and planning a new government brought them all together. The SCUP community is no different–coming together from a variety of perspectives, regions, and disciplines, the SCUP community holds the stories of the ways ideas, resources, and people come together to create integrated planning solutions that make a difference for higher education.

We’re excited to announce that SCUP 2021 will be both online and in-person. Whether you’ll be with us face-to-face or online, we’re looking forward to sharing the stories that have made an impact in higher education.

Stories make us stronger.

Now, more than ever, we need to bring our experiences, our insights, our integrated planning success stories together. Aligning our resources, building relationships, and creating preparedness for change is where the SCUP community excels and is the very definition of integrated planning. For us to be stronger, we must plan together.

What’s your story?

It’s time to share the stories, strategies, and frameworks that helped your institution stay ready for change. Your community wants to know: What’s your story?

✔ Tell us how you have used integrated planning practices to create positive change
✔ Do you have a story about something that went wrong – that planning helped you make right?
✔ What’s higher education’s next chapter?

Get ready to tell your story. Submit your proposal here.

Integrated planning brings the stories together.

Are you practicing integrated planning? Some of the hallmarks are:

  • Cross-functional collaboration: Do people from different departments or functions discuss, decide, and act together?
  • Alignment up, down, and/or sideways: How do institutional priorities and day-to-day actions influence each other? How do decisions in one area of the college or university connect to decisions in another area?
  • Planning linked to resource allocation and assessment/metrics: Does the plan inform resource decisions? Do performance data inform plan decisions?
  • Collaborative governance: Do key stakeholders have a voice in decision making?
  • Future-focused, balancing aspiration with pragmatism: Do you work towards a vision? Are your decisions informed by the realities of the external environment?

Important Dates

  • Call for proposals closes December 4.
  • Registration opens February 2021.