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2023 RNL Premier Client Summit

Monday, July 24, 2023 | Gaylord Opryland Resort



The RNL Premier Client Summit provides a forum for RNL’s most valued institutional partners to have a dialogue with colleagues on the key drivers of an institution’s financial sustainability: enrollment growth, student retention, and fundraising.

During this focused, day-long event, leadership from RNL’s client institutions will:

  • Explore effective high-level strategies for strengthening both enrollment and fundraising.
  • Interact with senior campus leaders and industry thought leaders.
  • Identify immediate opportunities for action and insights for future growth.

You will also receive complimentary registration to the RNL National Conference on enrollment (July 25-27) and RNL National Donor Engagement Workshop (July 26-27), also taking place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort.


There is no fee to attend, but pre-registration is required. When you register for the summit, you will automatically be registered for RNLNC (July 25-27).

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Location and Accommodations

All sessions will take place at the:
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

The Gaylord Opryland is sold out, but here are alternative accommodations within 1 mile:

Note that Gaylord cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a one-night room and tax penalty charge.


All times below are Central Time (CT). Please note that this schedule is subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Monday, July 24

8:30 – 9:00 AM 
Registration Check-In

9:00 – 9:45 AM 
Introducing the RNL Premier Client Program: Unveiling Our Exclusive Benefits

RNL Facilitator: Bill McHale, President and CEO
Join us as we unveil Premier Client benefits, our exclusive program designed to provide exceptional value and exclusive perks to our esteemed clients. This session will introduce the program, showcasing the array of benefits and advantages it offers. Discover how these benefits can enhance your experience and provide you with a competitive edge. Be the first to learn about this exciting initiative and how you can unlock a world of premier benefits and maximize the value of our partnership.

9:45 – 10:45 AM 
Embracing Agility: Cultivating a Dynamic Strategic Plan and Culture

RNL Facilitators: Dr. Lew Sanborne, Greta Daniels, and campus representatives
Hear how campus partners leverage strategic planning in cultivating a data-informed campus culture essential for success in today’s volatile environment. Explore how an ongoing strategic planning process can unite your campus community, optimize enrollment, achieve revenue goals, and advance departmental objectives.

10:45 – 11:45 AM 
Data-Driven Insights: Peer-to-Peer Roundtable Discussion on KPIs and Data Utilization

Join our peer-to-peer roundtable discussing KPIs, data utilization, and identifying data needs for your campus. Engage with industry peers to maximize data-driven decision-making and enhance your institution’s data utilization practices.

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM 
Networking Lunch

Enjoy a delicious meal while expanding your network and fostering collaboration. Connect with professional peers, exchange insights, and build valuable relationships during the lunch break.

1:00 – 2:00 PM 
Unlocking Revenue Potential: Maximizing Funds through Enrollment and Fundraising Synergies

RNL Facilitators: Dr. Michael Ritter and Sarah Myksin with campus representatives
Discover the untapped potential of collaboration between enrollment and advancement teams. Join us for an innovative session where we explore breaking down silos to reduce redundancy, increase efficiency, and open new opportunities for success. Learn practical strategies to leverage enrollment and fundraising synergies, optimizing revenue generation for your institution. Let’s unite for integrated success.

2:00 – 3:00 PM 
Peer-to-Peer Roundtable Discussion on Fundraising on Enrollment Synergies

Join our peer-to-peer roundtable discussion on how to unlock revenue potential through fundraising and enrollment synergies. Collaborate with industry professionals, share strategies, and explore innovative approaches. Gain actionable insights to drive sustainable revenue growth. The session begins at 2 p.m., with a readout of key takeaways at 2:30 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to empower your fundraising and enrollment efforts.

3:15 – 4:30 PM  
Navigating Economic Shifts in Higher Education: Insights from a Rapid-Fire Panel Discussion

RNL Facilitators: Andrea Gilbert and Sarah Myksin with a panel of campus representatives
Join our rapid-fire panel discussion on navigating economic shifts in higher education. Experts will share insights on the demographic cliff, fiscal planning, and emerging technologies. Discover strategies for student attraction, financial sustainability, and navigating the latest trends like AI, direct admissions, and remote work. Gain actionable ideas to thrive in a changing landscape.

4:30 PM

6:00 PM
Nashville Dinner Experience