North Central Regional Conference 2006

Pioneering Change:
From Vision to Reality

'The Scout' keeps watch over downtown Kansas City from Penn Valley Park.  Photo:  Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association. October 15–17, 2006
The Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza
Kansas City, MO (USA)

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Now more than ever, the demands and expectations for colleges and universities across America to meet the needs of students and faculty are extremely high while our resources are very limited. Join SCUP at the North Central Regional Conference to learn how higher education must redesign itself to meet the demands of the current trends.

All sessions will be held at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza hotel. Known for contemporary elegance, the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza offers exceptional service, luxurious guest rooms and superb meeting facilities, all just steps away from the Country Club Plaza entertainment district. The Plaza is an outdoor museum of romantic Spanish architecture and European art, boasting more than 180 stores and distinctive boutiques and an eclectic mix of over two dozen restaurants.

The Conference Planning Committee has been working to assemble an impressive list of sessions and presenters to ensure you'll have relevant information to take back to your office. We are certain that you will find numerour sessions of interest in the program. Below a just a few of the highlights:

Plenary Sessions

Monday, October 16
8:15 AM–9:15 AM
"Destination Excellence: The 21st Century Entrepreneurial College"
Jackie Snyder, Chancellor, Metropolitan Community College

Leadership is Snyder's forte. In 2002 she was elected President of the Presidents and Chancellors Association of the Missouri Community College Association. In 2000 she was asked by the Commissioner of Higher Education to join a Commission on the study of the Affordability of Higher Education in the state of Missouri. She was selected to participate in Leadership Overland Park and Leadership Kansas and has served on the Mayor's collaborative to improve education in Kansas City. Jackie has received two national awards for excellence in staff development from the American Association of Community Colleges and was named a League Fellow by the League for Innovation in the Community College. She has produced and directed award winning educational films, and is a lecturer on women in leadership.

Monday, October 16
Noon–1:15 PM
"The Wizard and the Warrior: Leading with Passion and Power"
Lee Bolman, Professor & Marion Bloch/Missouri Chair in Leadership, University of Missouri—Kansas City

Fear of conflict and failure of imagination often hamper our ability to achieve the things we care about most. Understanding and embracing the images of wizard and warrior can help us strengthen both skill and will.

Bolman holds a B.A. in History and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Yale University. Prior to assuming his current position, he taught for more than twenty years at Harvard University, where he also served as director of the National Center for Educational Leadership and the Harvard School Leadership Academy, as well as chair of the Institute for Educational Management. Bolman has written numerous books on leadership and organizations with co-author Terry Deal, including the best-sellers, Leading with Soul: an Uncommon Journey of Spirit (1995, 2001).

Tuesday, October 17
11:00 AM–Noon
"The 21st Century Campus and the Increasing Value of Sustainable Planning"
Bob Berkebile, Principal, BNIM Architects

Berkebile is a leading authority in the field of sustainable design, is the founding chairman of the American Institute of Architects' National Committee on the Environment and was instrumental in the formation of the US Green Building Council. He currently serves on Nasta's Advisory Board for the Commission on Environmental Cooperation and the boards of The Nature Conservancy, Environmental Building News, The Center for Global Community, Athena and New Earth Organization; he is an advisor to the US Green Building Council board and is a founding member of USGBC's Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee. Berkebile utilizes diverse collaborative teams, integrated design and creates new approaches to increase social, economic and environmental vitality.

Optional Events

These events are optional events being held prior to or immediately following the conference and have a separate registration fee.

Campus Tours
Johnson County Community College
Sunday, October 15
11:00 AM–2:00 PM

Join us for a tour of the campus—18 buildings and a renowned collection of art by regional, national, and international artists. Attendees will gain an appreciation of how art and architecture unite to enhance the educational experience as students and the community alike interact with public art. As an added bonus, you'll get to view two new buildings currently under construction on the JCCC campus-- the Regnier Center, which will house the college's Center for Business and Technology as well as credit classes in computers and biotechnology, and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Lunch will be provided.

University of Missouri—Kansas City
Tuesday, October 17
1:30 PM–3:30 PM

This tour will include a bus tour of the overall campus and surrounding neighbors, followed by a brief walking tour and presentation called "Transforming the University of Missouri—Kansas City: A Campus Without Borders." The presentation is a case study of the 1998 and 2002 UMKC Campus Master Plans which represents the classic good and bad examples of town/gown relationships. The presentation will reinforce the issues seen in the bus and walking tour.

Conveners Needed

Session conveners assist the presenters during their presentations and facilitate the smooth running of their session. They serve an important role and contribute to the quality of the educational sessions and the overall success of the conference. Conveners are listed in the final conference program beneath the session they convene. If you would like to convene a session, please use the "Convener Interst Form" link below.

Convener Interest Form


September 15Early-Bird Registration
September 29Online/Fax/Mailed Registrations
September 29Refund/Cancel

Note: After September 29, register onsite.

Feesby 9/15/06after 9/15/06
Member$ 250$ 295
Non-Member$ 315$ 375

Note: There is no one-day registration option

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North Central Regional Sponsors

Feature Sponsors

Harley Ellis Devereaux,

Annual Sponsors

BHDP Architecture,
BNIM Architects,
GBBN Architects, Inc.,
Loebl Schlossman & Hackl Inc.,
Mackey Mitchell Associates,
PGAV Architects,

General Sponsors

Ellerbe Becket,
Gilbane Building Company,
Research Facilities Design (RFD),


Conference Chair
Lisa Macklin

Program Chair
Kathleen Pepin

Sponsorship Coordinator
Couper G. Gardiner

Online form or web site contact:
SCUP office
April Pichlik
Fax: 734.998.6532