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Life Cycles & Change: Organizational Evolution
thursday, Feb 14 • session 1, 9:00 am • galleria I / ballroom level
Mark Sollis, AVP Alumni, Alumni Relations, University of Calgary and
Sean Price, AVP Alumni Relations and Exec. Dir., Alumni Association, University of Alberta
Whether readying to enter a large-scale transformation or settling into new norms after significant growth or change — understanding how both you and your teammates thrive, adapt, or resist is a valuable asset in anyone’s professional toolbox. Two emerging leaders will draw on experiences in advancement and beyond to discuss the stages of the organizational life cycle and managing change.
thursday, Feb 14 • session 2, 10:30 am • galleria I / ballroom level
Jeff Todd, AVP Alumni Relations and Exec. Dir., Alumni Association, University of British Columbia
Creating and maintaining a high performing Alumni Association board takes good governance and strong leadership. What does good governance look like? What are the signs of an ineffective board? Board members of the UBC Alumni Association will engage in a lively dialogue and exchange of ideas. Please bring your success stories, challenges and questions.
thursday, Feb 14 • session 3, 1:15 PM • galleria I / ballroom level
Chris Roselli, Asst. Dir., Young Alumni & Student Programs, Western Washington University
Western Washington University’s all-college reunion tripled its size in 2012 to over 7,000 attendees using a united effort by all colleges, departments, clubs and organizations, and a united integrated marketing effort including traditional and social media. Hear how they did it.
The Relationship Between Students, Alumni & Instructors
thursday, Feb 14 • session 4, 2:45 PM • galleria I / ballroom level
Pommashea Noel-Bentley, VP External Relations and CEO Alumni & BCIT Foundation, British Columbia Institute of Technology
The relationship between students, alumni and their instructors, is the foundational relationship at most institutions. BCIT has implemented networks to foster alumni led interactions with instructors, with support from Alumni Relations — providing more opportunities to engage support from alumni and industry while raising the profile of instructors and the institution.
The Digital Life of Alumni
Friday, Feb 15 • session 5, 9:00 am • galleria I / ballroom level
Andrew Gossen, Senior Dir. for Social Media Strategy, Cornell University Presentation Materials
Numerous studies over the past decade have documented that more and more people are spending more and more time using the Internet. And as they spend an increasing amount of their time online, the web is becoming a filter that shapes how people see the world. Discover key trends you need to consider in understanding the worldview of your alumni, as well as in positioning your institution to be relevant to them in a digital age.
Beyond Chapters: Regional Volunteer Networks
Friday, Feb 15 • session 6, 10:15 am • galleria I / ballroom level
Julie Schwartz, Assoc. Dir. of Alumni Relations, Oregon State University alumni association
“I live out of state… what can the Alumni Association do for me?” Have you ever been asked that question and stumbled over an insufficient answer? Join the Oregon State University Alumni Association to learn more about creating regional networks, including developing a strategic model, volunteer recruitment and management, successful events, and lessons learned.