The 2021 HBCUgrow LEAD Conference & Awards is here!  This year’s theme is: Future Forward. We will address how schools are pivoting to address recovery and flexibility. The event will take place on November 4, 2021, at the Living & Learning Center on the campus of Virginia Union University. We hope you’ll join us. Register today.

2021 LEAD Speakers

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10:00 a.m.
Funding Forward: Planning for Tomorrow’s Opportunities
The recent spotlight on racial justice and the pandemic have brought attention to our HBCUs and led to donations from corporations, individuals, alumni, federal/state funding, and grants. Learn what other schools are doing to plan for a stronger future. Our panel of advancement leaders will share their stories and answer your questions.
11:15 a.m.
What’s Your Competitive Enrollment Advantage?
The pool of traditional students is shrinking, and institutions are aggressively marketing. How will your HBCU compete? Why would a prospective traditional or non-traditional student want to choose your institution? It starts with understanding what makes your school unique – your competitive enrollment advantage – your why. Our panel will share how they have tackled the enrollment challenge and push participants to rethink their unique stories and who they target.
Lunch & Keynote
1:00 p.m.
Presentation of the 2021 LEAD: Future Forward Awards
Click here to vote for the Future Forward award winner today!
Awards are chosen based on input from the public and our judge’s panel. Be the first to congratulate the winners.

1:45 p.m.
Presidential Panel

3:00 p.m.
Conference Ends

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