NACUBO and ABC Insights Launch Innovative Financial Transformation Master Class Series

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The program for higher ed chief business and finance officers features five interactive sessions that provide frameworks and tools to help university leaders navigate issues arising from the pandemic.

NACUBO, the country’s leading association for business and finance officers at colleges and universities, has created a new executive education program in partnership with ABC Insights, a HelioCampus company. The Master Class in Financial Transformation During COVID-19 is a curated series of workshops that offers participants the opportunity to engage with leading subject matter experts and their peers on topics critical to navigating the ongoing pandemic and explore strategies and solutions. Each session tackles a specific challenge and the interactive format includes breakouts, report-outs and emerging practice-sharing.

“Colleges and universities are facing extraordinary and unprecedented business challenges as a result of COVID-19,” said Jim Hundrieser, NACUBO’s vice president for consulting and business development. “NACUBO is excited to offer five sessions for business and finance officers this fall, featuring experts from top higher education consulting firms and offering hands-on, practical support.”

NACUBO is partnering with ABC Insights, a HelioCampus company, in this offering, which was developed in collaboration with Dr. Paul Friga, a strategy professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and vice president, strategy at HelioCampus. ABC Insights and its parent company, HelioCampus, provide strategic decision support and insights for institutions to grow resources, maximize returns of academic programs and optimize administrative spend. Since the spring, Dr. Friga has facilitated and led more than a dozen webinars and has written extensively for industry publications about strategies for universities to survive and thrive through COVID-19.

“To secure their future, institutions must make key changes to operate more strategically and sustainably, with financial transformation at the center of this work," said Dr. Friga. "The degree of difficulty and stakes could not be higher, so our goal with this series is to provide university leaders with the expertise, support and applied action-learning they need to create a plan and chart their way forward with confidence."

The Master Class in Financial Transformation During COVID-19 is for chief business and finance officers at U.S. colleges and universities. Enrollment will be capped at 90 participants on a first-enrolled, first-accepted basis and each participant will be assigned to a cohort of their peers based on institution type to best facilitate productive and relevant small group work. The five-part series begins on October 9 with live, 90-minute sessions held biweekly through December 2 on the following topics:

  • Understanding and Managing Financial Realities
  • Drive Greater Organizational Effectiveness
  • Aligning Faculty Effort to Institutional Mission: Leveraging Traditional Scholarship to Optimize Academic Resources
  • Driving Efficiency and Effectiveness in Administrative Services
  • Post-Pandemic – The Future of Higher Education

The registration fee for the series is $199 for NACUBO members and $459 for non-members. To register and for more information about the Master Class in Financial Transformation During COVID-19, including the full schedule and descriptions, learning objectives and expert facilitators for each session, visit: https://www.nacubo.org/Events/2020/MasterClass-Series-Financial-Transformation-During-COVID-19.

About NACUBO
The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), founded in 1962, is a nonprofit professional organization representing chief administrative and financial officers at more than 1,900 colleges and universities across the country. NACUBO works to advance the economic vitality, business practices, and support of higher education institutions in pursuit of their missions.

About ABC Insights, a HelioCampus Company
ABC Insights and its parent company, HelioCampus, provide strategic decision support and insights for institutions to grow resources, maximize returns of academic programs and optimize administrative spend. Through its benchmarking consortium and analytics and support services, ABC Insights helps its members better understand their administrative spend levels and compare to peer institutions to direct and shape financial decision making.

Originated within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, ABC Insights is one of the first successful startups to emerge from the Launch Chapel Hill business accelerator. This program is supported jointly by the University, Orange County, NC, and the Town of Chapel Hill.

For more information about ABC Insights, visit https://abc-insights.com.

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