Several sessions, including Catalyst Conversations and the Primetime Keynote, will be live-streamed. Get social with #CatalystEDU to follow along on social media.
Wednesday, March 8
Check-In and Registration
4–8 p.m. at Haworth Hotel
Registered guests are welcome to stop by the hub in the Haworth Hotel at any time to check in and receive a welcome packet for the summit.
Catalyst Kickoff Celebration
With Malcolm Gladwell and Matthew Scogin
6–8 p.m. at Haworth Hotel Ballroom
Invited guests and the campus community are welcome to attend the Catalyst Kickoff Celebration for networking and social time, with brief remarks from Hope College President Matthew Scogin that will set the stage for the following day. Come with an open mind, ready to learn, and leave inspired to address some of the greatest challenges facing higher education. Attendance is limited to invited guests and the campus community.
Thursday, March 9
Check-In and Registration
7 a.m.–5 p.m. at Haworth Hotel
Registered guests are welcome to stop by the hub in the Haworth Hotel at any time to check-in and receive a welcome packet for the summit.
Business Leaders’ Coffee and Networking
7:30–8 a.m. at Haworth Hotel Ballroom
Join business breakfast attendees for coffee and networking prior to breakfast. The breakfast will begin promptly at 8 a.m. Attendance is limited to invited guests only.
Breakthrough Business Breakfast:
A Real Conversation about Finding and Retaining Talent
With Doug Conant and Malcolm Gladwell
8–9 a.m. at Haworth Hotel Ballroom
Talent is one of the most essential components for building high-performing teams and organizations. However, finding and retaining high-impact individuals is increasingly challenging in today’s competitive and rapidly changing environment. Doug Conant and Malcolm Gladwell will have an in-depth conversation about leadership and talent to kick off our day. Attendance is limited to invited guests. Watch the live stream here.
Catalyst Conversation: Pushing the Boundaries of Innovation in Higher Education
With Malcolm Gladwell, Dr. Michael Crow and Matthew Scogin
10–11 a.m. at Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts Concert Hall
There are many barriers that prevent colleges and universities from being more creative and innovative. From bureaucracy and complex decision-making processes that slow the implementation of new ideas to the reliance on funding tuition, room and board from private sources, we know stagnation because of these hurdles is no longer an option for long-term institutional health and academic excellence. This dynamic discussion about overcoming obstacles to innovation is something you won’t want to miss. Attendance is limited to invited guests and the campus community. Watch the live stream here.
Lunch & Learn Opportunities
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Various locations on campus
Invited guests and the campus community are welcome to attend one of four informative and interactive luncheons focusing on Hope College’s approaches to global issues in higher education.
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Session #1: Co-Creating the Future of Learning
Presented by: Dr. Gerald Griffin, Provost and Associate Professor in the
Departments of Biology & Psychology and Dr. Heidi Kraus, Associate Provost and Associate Professor of Art History
Location: Haworth Hotel 104
Description: Co-creation changes the future of learning by synergizing students’ and instructors’ curiosity, experience, and expertise to collaborate in curriculum design. In many ways, Hope has been engaged with co-creation via our world-class academic programs and faculty-student research. This session will focus on making co-creation more accessible to all disciplines by 1) defining what co-creation is, 2) examining its promises for the future of learning, and 3) embracing its transformative potential.
Session #2: What are the Christian Liberal Arts?
Presented by: Dr. Stephen Maiullo, Interim Dean for Arts & Humanities
Location: Haworth Hotel 156/158
Description: In this interactive session, participants will explore what the liberal arts are and what education is for. Questions we will examine are as follows: What are the Christian liberal arts? Why do they matter? What is their value in 2023? How can recommitting to them restore the fabric of society?
Session #3: Preparing for the Future of Work
Presented by: Shonn Colbrunn, Executive Director of the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career; Scott Travis, Executive Director of Alumni Engagement and
Dr. Ryan White, Associate Dean for Academic Advising and Applied Learning
Location: Lower Level of DeWitt Student Cultural Center
Description: How should institutions of higher education be preparing students for a rapidly changing workforce? In this session, we will share workplace trends and gaps reported between what employers expect and what higher ed delivers. We’ll also share what Hope College is doing to improve access and innovation in life and career preparation. Through interactive group discussions and brainstorming, we hope to generate even more ideas and provide personal takeaways as we all look forward to the future of work.
Session #4: The Christian Case for Hope Forward
Presented by: Rev. Dr. Trygve Johnson, The Hinga Boersma Dean of the Chapel
Location: van Andel Huys der Hope (Campus Ministries House)
Description: Why should Christians care about Hope Forward? How does Hope Forward serve and support Hope’s Christian mission? What if Hope Forward was understood not solely as a strategy to solve the sustainability problem of a higher education business, but offered an opportunity to create a distinctively Christian culture? What if Hope Forward was a key to unlocking the gifts of generosity and gratitude in the life of our community? This session will explore these questions and suggest that Hope Forward may be a way to witness the reality of a generous God to an increasingly suspicious generation.
Catalyst Conversation: Breaking Through the Tuition Barrier
With Pete Kadens, Dr. Gerald Griffin and Matthew Scogin
2–3 p.m. at the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts Concert Hall
Many students face debilitating financial barriers to college attendance. The barrier can be insurmountable, deterring would-be college students from enrolling or forcing them to graduate with a burden of debt that causes them to limit or put off their dreams. Right across Lake Michigan, Hope Chicago, a non-profit organization, is tackling this issue head-on. Pete Kadens, Dr. Gerald Griffin and Matt Scogin will discuss the life-changing impact a fully funded education model can have on students, their families and communities. Attendance is limited to invited guests and the campus community. Watch the live stream here.
3:00-3:30 p.m. at the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
Featuring refreshments in the lobby and the opportunity to re-energize with fellow guests.
Hope Forward Student Panel
3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts
Current Hope Forward students share their experience with the program and the impact Hope Forward has had on their lives through generosity, accessibility and community. This panel discussion will be moderated by Jim McFarlin ’74. Attendance is limited to invited guests and the campus community.
Hope Forward Gallery Exhibition
5–6:30 p.m. (Private event)
Featuring art and stories created by Hope Forward students with a personal message from Mitch Albom.
Catalyst Summit After Hours: Primetime Keynote
With Malcolm Gladwell, Dave Levin, Anne Snyder and Matthew Scogin
7 p.m. at the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts Concert Hall
The public is invited to a dynamic panel discussion about untangling the simple yet powerful concepts of accessibility, generosity and community. Malcolm Gladwell will speak with a series of three invited guests one-on-one, with all four remaining onstage and carrying on the conversation together, patterned after a talk show. Guests will include Matt Scogin, President of Hope College; Anne Snyder, editor-in-chief of Comment magazine and a writer focused on exploring the possibility of an economy built upon giving and generosity; and Dave Levin, co-founder of KIPP: Public Schools, a network of 280 pre-K-12 public charter schools with 15,000 educators and 175,000 students and alumni across the U.S.
Note: This is a public event with general admission seating. Register to attend at the Jack H. Miller Center. Guests who registered will receive details the week of the event. Watch the live stream here.