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Agenda At-A-Glance

Day 1 - Thursday, April 4  


Welcome2:00-2:30 pm

President Jason Lane will share the vision for NASH’s role in advancing systemness as well as an emerging model for higher education systems transformation that enables student success, contributes to vibrant communities, and advances prosperity for the nation.

Opening Plenary: Courageous Leadership 2:30-3:30 pm

This panel will invite leaders to share how their unwavering commitment to purpose has enabled them to leverage systemness for meaningful change amid resource constraints, competing priorities, and challenging political landscapes. 

Concurrent Breakouts Session I: Seeding Innovation3:45-4:45 pm

Throughout Supercon, attendees will progress through three sets of concurrent sessions that represent core areas of NASH’s work toward systemness with and for our members: seeding, testing, and scaling what works. These first “seed”-themed breakouts will illustrate how systems are nurturing innovation with an eye toward continuous improvement and scaling in the future.

Networking Reception and Dinner • 5:30-8:00 pm

We encourage attendees to network within and beyond their role-alike leadership councils during this social time, in addition to a seated dinner featuring remarks from an invited guest speaker. 


Day 2 - Friday, April 5 


Breakfast • 8:00-8:30 am

Morning Plenary: Leveraging Data and Analytics for Scaling Student Success • 8:30-9:30 am

NASH will provide an update on its Power of Systems goals related to credential and degree completion, social mobility, and reducing student debt. In addition, a panel of experts will share the ways that they employ system-level data to improve performance and coordination.   

Concurrent Breakout Sessions II: Testing Innovation • 9:45-10:45 am

Through NICs, system members and campus teams have the opportunity to apply improvement science methodologies to identify and address policies and practices that stand in the way of student success. These breakouts will share findings from NASH’s “fail before scale” approach as well as future opportunities to participate in NICs.

Networking Break10:45-11:15 am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions III: Scaling Innovation • 11:15 am-12:15 pm

These breakouts will focus on strategies to take lessons learned about advancing student success and bring those positive outcomes to scale across systems, states, and the nation.

Lunch • 12:15-1:00 pm

Plenary Session: Advancing Opportunity Through Innovation and Action at Scale 1:00-2:00 pm

Panelists will highlight evidence-based practices for leveraging systemness to ensure all students, regardless of their background or zip code, have the access and opportunity to attain upward social mobility.

Closing Plenary: The Power of Systems to Drive Prosperity: How Systems are Driving Statewide Workforce Advancement • 2:00-3:00 pm

In the ever-evolving landscape of our global economy, systems have become increasingly critical to shaping the future of states and their economic prosperity. By showcasing real-world examples and successful strategies, this session will provide actionable approaches for higher education, government, and industry leaders to harness the Power of Systems. 

President’s Closing3:00-3:15 pm

NASH is pleased to announce the following speakers will be a part of our 2024 Superconvening: Systemness at Scale.

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