for a combined 2017 GISS 3.0 & GLI Institute - AZ,

November 29-30, 2017,

Rio Salado Conference Center, Tempe, AZ


The Arizona Association of District Governing Boards (AADGB), Maricopa Community Colleges and the Pima Community College District, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) are pleased to bring the Governance Institute for Student Success(GISS) back to Arizona’s community colleges for the third year. This year will be a combined GISS 3.0 and a Governance Leadership Institute (GLI) on Diversity.  We invite you and your trustees and key college leaders to join us for this important event to be held November 29-30, 2017, at the Rio Salado College Conference Center in Tempe, Arizona.  


This year’s institute serves to take the student success agenda to the next level and provides opportunities for colleges to review comparative data, both for the board self-assessment and progress for student achievement. Colleges will share promising practices and cover current topics important to the state’s colleges. The GLI portion of the program will cover the role of the Board in fostering Diversity.  The goal is to help boards support their college’s student success agendas.


The Institutes will be held at the Rio Salado College Conference Center located at 2323 West 14th Street, Tempe. 



  • Wednesday, November 29, 8:00 – 5:00 PM (Includes Breakfast and lunch)

  • Thursday, November 30, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Includes Breakfast and Lunch)



All Arizona college trustees and CEOs are encouraged to attend, but institutional teams consisting of at least three or more trustees and the district chancellor and campus presidents are most effective. Other participants that the CEO would like to invite (e.g. vice chancellors, vice presidents, etc.) are also welcome.


REGISTRATION:   Click hereto register now for this dynamic event!   We want to start on the Board Self-Assessments right away and need your registration to get started.  


COST:  $1,000 per college registration.  Registration is for district boards, chancellors and campus presidents. One or two additional personnel (vice chancellors, vice presidents, etc.) may also attend.


MEALSInstitute meals are provided by the courtesy of Maricopa Community Colleges. They will provide breakfast and lunches for the two days.


TRAVEL AND LODGING:  Participating colleges are responsible for all travel and lodging arrangements and associated costs. The Hampton Inn & Suites offers a special group rate for the event and sent a note to book ASAP.  The deadline to book is October 29th.  The Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe is just next door.


  • Hampton Inn & Suites Tempe Phoenix Airport

1550 S. 52nd Street,  Tempe, AZ 85281

Rate: $119

Note from hotel: Below is the direct booking link for your attendees to reserve their rooms. I stress that is very important to reserve the rooms early as we are filling up with another conference. Just want to be honest so we don't go into a sold-out situation and you have attendees without reservations. Your group code call is GLI. That's what attendees will reference when calling the hotel for reservations.

Phone: 480-410-6400  Booking link: Book by October 29th!


  • Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe

1600 South 52nd Street, Tempe, AZ

Phone: 480-967-6600

Rate: $129+


Both of these hotels offer shuttles to the airport, and Hampton Inn is willing to drop people off at the Rio Salado Conference Center around the block.  Maricopa folks tell us both are within walking distance should participants wish to make the trek to the meeting with a good pair of walking shoes.  The hotels are right next to each other on the same block.


To obtain the special rate, please mention that you are attending an ACCT GISS/GLI workshop when making reservations.  Reserve your rooms byOctober 29th.


Please contact Dr. Norma Goldstein This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 202-775-6488 should you have any questions about the program. 



Visit for more information about the GISS 3.0 and GLI. (You don’t have to have attended a GISS prior to this.)    We look forward to seeing you in November!


Event Information

Event date: Nov-29-2017 (8:00 am)
Event End Date: Nov-30-2017 (5:00 pm)
Registration Deadline Nov-28-2017
Location Rio Salado Conference Center
We are no longer accepting registration for this event