Next Generation Chief Business Officers (NGCBO) Program


SACUBO will offer a one-day workshop for those wishing to take a step forward in their careers. The Next Generation Chief Business Officers (NGCBO) program will be held on Sunday, April 7.

Higher education is facing dramatic turnover in the workplace as boomers embark on retirement. CBOs are not immune to this situation and many are concerned about their ability to identify and/or recruit their successors. The NGCBO program was created by SACUBO in response to this challenge.

NGCBO focuses on the key aspects of the CBO position and what it takes to be successful in today’s challenging environment. This program incorporates activities that help attendees understand how they function best and how their approach in the workplace impacts others. As with all SACUBO events, the networking value for attendees is a huge plus.

Registration Fee

One-day registration is only $300.

The registration fee for the one-day NGCBO program is only $300, and attendees will be able to earn up to 7.5 CPEs for the program.

The registration fee to attend both the NGCBO program and the Annual Meeting is $850 (if you register by February 22) for SACUBO members.

Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, April 7

Times Sessions
8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 pm - 9:00 am Introductions
Guided participant self-introductions.
9:00 am - 10:15 am Tapping your Leadership Potential
A presentation covering the roles, skills, and qualities required for success in higher education leadership positions.
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:15 am Future Timeline
An interactive session requiring participants to think up to 10 years out to consider issues, events, and trends that will affect higher education.
11:15 am - 12:00 pm The CFO’s Role
This session examines the typical responsibilities of a chief business officer.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Understanding Our Differences
This session employs an activity that will allow participants to understand their preferences and how those affect their interactions with others.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Keeping Your President Off the Front Page
This session utilizes vignettes that portray potential ethical issues and requires participants to develop solutions to the challenges presented. A short presentation of preventive measures is offered.
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Career Mapping
During this interactive session, participants will examine the path that brought them to their current position and work with a thought partner to chart the path to their future.
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Meeting Effectiveness
This session examines the critical elements of effective meetings. It relies on an instrument developed to assess meeting effectiveness.
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Q&A
Participants will be guided in a process to surface questions and issues they are facing at work.
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Wrap-up