BHEF 2023 Winter Member Meeting

Thursday, February 9, 2023

10:00 a.m.
Registration Opens

11:00 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks: Implementing the BHEF Call to Action
During welcoming remarks, speakers will provide an overview of the State of Skills report and accompanying custom reports. BHEF’s Call to Action will be announced.

Luncheon Keynote: An Economic Perspective on Future of Work Trends
A top economist will discuss how the current economy, one that is being impacted by inflation, high student debt, economic uncertainty, and a push for skills-based hiring impact higher education and business and how institutions can prepare for continued economic uncertainty. There will be time for reflection and discussion.

1:10 p.m.        
Lightning Talks: Innovative and Effective Business-Higher ed Partnerships 
Tied to Action 1 of the Call to Action, a series of speakers will give short presentations on how business and higher education worked together to close skill gaps, highlighting features that worked, what didn’t work, and how these partnerships are scaling. 

Lightning Talks: Model Pathways 
Tied to Action 2 of the Call to Action, during this segment we will hear about the blueprints for pathways created by both employers and higher ed to meet the needs of different groups of learners (e.g., workers, some college no degree, etc.).

2:15 p.m.        
Coffee Break

2:30 p.m.        
Interaction Opportunities
After short introductions with areas of interest, small groups will form and dive into the learnings from sessions 2 and 3. Attendees will be encouraged to review custom data reports, offer their own insights, and identify gaps and opportunities for partnership.

4:30 p.m.        
Closing Speaker: Domain Expert on a Featured State of Skills Skill Cluster
A visionary expert from a selected State of Skills domain will share key insights on that domain, its impact on society, skills that are needed now more than ever, and how higher education can support the development of this skill cluster.  

5:00 p.m.        
Networking Reception

7:00 p.m.        
Dinner for Members and Guests 


Friday, February 10, 2023 – BHEF Members and Delegates Only

8:00 a.m.         
Registration Opens and Breakfast

8:30 a.m.        
Welcoming Remarks

8:45 a.m.        
Annual Executive Roundtable (BHEF members only – not delegates)
A new feature at BHEF Member Meetings, the Executive Roundtable offers a dedicated time for BHEF members to share ideas and experiences and address common challenges. This first roundtable will be a business-led conversation about their realities and needs around talent. Employers are still hiring students with traditional bachelor’s degrees, so what will change for higher education institutions if they become more responsive to business needs (e.g., enrollment increases, better ranking)? 

9:45 a.m.         
Discussion: State of Skills Deep Dive
This session will look at insights from the State of Skills report and highlight ways to turn the data into action. An overview of the report will be presented, followed by facilitated table conversations on the customized data reports each member will have received. Attendees will be placed into assigned groups based on areas of commonalities (e.g. geographic).

10:30 a.m.         
Coffee Break

10:45 a.m.        
Working Groups: Advancing BHEF’s Call to Action
Members and delegates will work individually or in small groups to reflect on the learnings and practices featured in day 1 and continue to build action plans and commitments to advance BHEF’s Call to Action.

11:50 a.m.        
Closing Remarks: Getting to Work    

Networking Lunch / Adjourn