MCA Events

Michigan Colleges Alliance Presents:
Mitch Albom & Friends

Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 8pm
Great Lakes Center for the Arts, Bay Harbor, MI
Or virtually from the comfort of your home

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Donate to the Have Faith Haiti Scholarship Fund

Or give via text message.  Just text “HAITIFUND” to 44-321

This year could sure use a little more laughter and song, hope and togetherness. We’ve got a fantastic event with all of that and more.

Join us in-person or online for Mitch Albom & Friends – an incredible night of stories, laughter, music, and fun. It’s also a scholarship fundraiser for students from the Have Faith Haiti Mission to attend college in partnership with the Michigan Colleges Alliance.

Mitch Albom is an internationally renowned author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and TV broadcaster and philanthropist.  His 13 books have collectively sold more than 40 million copies worldwide and have been published in 49 territories, in 47 languages, and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed TV movies.

Albom has also penned films, plays, and a musical. For more than a decade, he was named top sports columnist in the nation by the Sports Editors of America, the highest honor in his field. In 2006, he founded S.A.Y. Detroit, an umbrella organization that now operates nine charities dedicated to improving the lives of the neediest Detroiters. He also runs an orphanage in Port Au Prince, Haiti, the Have Faith Haiti Mission.

Mitch has rounded up a few of his entertaining pals to join in the festivities virtually including…

Hank Azaria is an actor, comedian, and producer. He is widely known for his voice work playing several characters in the animated sitcom, The Simpsons. Azaria had live-action appearances in many films including The Birdcage, Godzilla, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, and The Smurfs. He has also taken on more dramatic roles, including the TV films, Tuesdays With Morrie. Azaria has won six Emmys and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

J.K. Simmons is a television, film, and voice actor who was born in Detroit. In television, he is known for his work playing Dr. Emil Skoda on the NBC series, Law & Order, Vernon Schillinger on the HBO series Oz, and Assistant Police Chief, Will Pope on TNT’s The Closer. Simmons won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in Whiplash.

Tony Kornheiser is a popular television sports talk show host for ESPN’s, Pardon the Interruption, former sportswriter for the Washington Post, radio and podcast host, and columnist.

This event is guaranteed to make you smile and fill your heart with happiness. Tickets are extremely limited. Don’t miss out on this incredible event at this beautiful, intimate venue on the shores of Little Traverse Bay. Buy your tickets today via the Great Lakes Center for the Arts.

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Donate to the Have Faith Haiti Scholarship Fund

Midwest Roundtable on Talent

August 18-20, 2020
Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, Michigan

The Midwest Roundtable on Talent is a one-of-a-kind gathering dedicated to cross-sector dialog and collaboration to advance student outcomes

  • Brings together business leaders with college presidents from five Midwest states to spark innovation, problem solving, and partnerships in preparing graduates from small private universities and colleges to succeed in the 21st century workplace.
  • Held annually at the iconic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan
  • Over 60 leading companies and some 45 college and university presidents were represented in 2019
  • The 2020 theme will focus on “New Pathways for Achieving Student Outcomes” and will feature nationally-recognized, inspiring speakers, as well as an assortment of interactive sessions.
  • By invitation only.

2020 Speakers:

RT 2020 Speakers

2020 Midwest Roundtable on Talent Sponsors:

MRT 2020 Sponsors


Midwest Roundtable on Talent Cancellation Policy

If your plans change and you are no longer able to attend, please contact MCA as soon as possible at ksinclair[at]michigancolleges.org.  Reservations must be cancelled by end of day on August 1, 2020 or are subject to a cancellation fee.  Additionally, once you confirm your departure date upon check-in at the Grand Hotel, an early check out fee of $425 will apply should you check out of the hotel earlier than agreed.

Fall Forward Webinar Series

Michigan Colleges Alliance, in partnership with Midwest Roundtable on Talent sponsors, is pleased to offer a new series of webinars designed to address key areas of critical concern as campuses prepare for Fall: Health, Legal Implications, Risk and Infrastructure.

The Fall Forward Series offers a great line-up of industry experts who will help provide an informed approach to addressing issues as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  Please feel free to invite others from your campus or organization to participate, as you deem appropriate.

 
Webinar 1:  COVID Testing and Campus Monitoring
Friday, June 5, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM EDT

Join us for an informative session on PCR testing and campus monitoring for COVID-19 to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff this fall. Dr. Roger Jansen, CEO of HealthEco, will lead a discussion on securing testing during this high demand period (including selection of lab partners) and provide an overview of a variety of software options available for campus monitoring.

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Fall Forward Webinar Series

Michigan Colleges Alliance, in partnership with Midwest Roundtable on Talent sponsors, is pleased to offer a new series of webinars designed to address key areas of critical concern as campuses prepare for Fall: Health, Legal Implications, Risk and Infrastructure.

The Fall Forward Series offers a great line-up of industry experts who will help provide an informed approach to addressing issues as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  Please feel free to invite others from your campus or organization to participate, as you deem appropriate.

 

Webinar 2:  Addressing COVID-19 Litigation Threats in Higher Ed
hosted by Warner Norcross + Judd

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 11:00 – 12:00 PM EDT

Class action lawsuits have been filed by students seeking refunds for tuition, room/board, fees and other expenses related to campus closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  In this webinar, three litigators from Warner Norcross + Judd will:

  • Summarize the lawsuits that have been filed.
  • Explain the legal causes of action and theories of damages being asserted by the plaintiffs/students.
  • Discuss possible legal defenses for schools, including practical suggestions for communicating with students and their parents.
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Fall Forward Webinar Series

Michigan Colleges Alliance and the Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges Foundation, in partnership with Midwest Roundtable on Talent sponsors, are pleased to offer a new series of webinars designed to address key areas of critical concern as campuses prepare for Fall: Health, Legal Implications, Risk and Infrastructure.

The Fall Forward Series offers a great line-up of industry experts who will help provide an informed approach to addressing issues as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  Please feel free to invite others from your campus or organization to participate, as you deem appropriate.

 

Webinar 3:  Coming Back to Campus with Confidence
Hosted by Siemens Smart Infrastructure in partnership with CINCF and MCA
Friday, June 19, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM EDT (9:00 – 10:30 AM CDT)

Colleges and Universities across the country are faced with how to help their students come back to campus safely.  Schools are working through strategies for how they can open in the fall with a safe environment and appropriate social distancing, weighing options and preparing for multiple possibilities.  While there is no one-size-fits-all plan, there are industry solutions that may be beneficial to you as you look to re-open and re-populate your campuses so your staff, students, community and parents can comeback with confidence.

MCA and CINCF in partnership with Siemens Smart Infrastructure, will host a webinar focused on this topic for facility managers, CFO’s and Presidents.

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Fall Forward Webinar Series

Michigan Colleges Alliance, in partnership with Midwest Roundtable on Talent sponsors, is pleased to offer a new series of webinars designed to address key areas of critical concern as campuses prepare for Fall: Health, Legal Implications, Risk and Infrastructure.

The Fall Forward Series offers a great line-up of industry experts who will help provide an informed approach to addressing issues as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  Please feel free to invite others from your campus or organization to participate, as you deem appropriate.


On Demand Series:  Helping clients and communities prepare and respond to COVID-19

Hosted by USI

USI’s COVID-19 resources with links to webinars and important timely information from an insurance perspective on six hot topics are available on-demand for you and your team. Topics include:

 

Download the USI Executive Series Webinar Guide for details on each on demand webinar.

 

A conversation with Brandon Busteed & Andy Chan – Midwest Roundtable on Talent Webinar

June 15, 2020
2:00 – 4:00 PM EDT

As a precursor to the Midwest Roundtable on Talent, join us for a Zoom meeting with two of our Roundtable featured presentersAndy Chan (Vice President, Innovation and Career Development at Wake Forest University and program facilitator) and Brandon Busteed (President, University Partners and Global Head, Learn-Work Innovation at Kaplan and keynote speaker).

The purpose of the session is threefold:

  • Sharing of key COVID-19 issues facing your universities and colleges, with solutions planned and underway for the fall
  • Preview of the “new normal” in student career outcomes through a Q&A session with Andy and Brandon (including employment and internship prospects for students and new graduates, ongoing changes in student recruitment practices, and new campus models for adapting to a rapidly changing student outcomes landscape)
  • Overview of the Roundtable workshop format and consideration of further theme alignment and takeaways in light of COVID-19 and changing definitions of “student career readiness.”

Our time together promises to be helpful in your campus planning, even as it informs and enriches the August program to follow.  Please feel free to invite others from your campus to participate.

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