Alumni Leaders' Summit

February 19 & 20, 2020

Manulife Office
Saint Pauls Square side entrance
(adjacent to 200 Bloor St E)
Toronto, Ontario

Parking is available behind the Manulife Offices at 250 Bloor St East

Registration
Member: $410
Potential member: $499

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Hosted and supported by:

manulifenew2019


Supported by:

Engagement Analysis Inc

EAilogo

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Breakfast & Registration
9:10 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Opening & Welcome
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Going further, together
Kim Fuller, President, Concordia University Alumni Association
Leisha LeCouvie, Senior Director, Alumni Relations, Concordia University
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CASE Alumni Engagement Metrics
David Bass, Senior Director of Research, CASE
11:45 p.m - 1:00 p.m. Lunch: Supported by Engagement Analysis Inc.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Supporting Alumni Beyond Graduation - Delivering Career Development Services for Alumni
Dianna DeBlaere, Director, Operations and Planning, University of British Columbia
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Full of hot air: The Alumni Leaders Challenge Cloud
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Indigenous Alumni Engagement & Protocols
Dawn Lavell-Harvard, Director, First Peoples House of Learning, Trent University
Lee Hays, Director, Alumni Engagement & Services, Trent University
Alison Scholl, Manager of Community Relations and University Events, Trent University
4:00 p.m. Day 1 Close
4:15 p.m. Social gathering and networking; food and drinks will be provided
Hosted by: Manulife, MBNA and TD Insurance Meloche Monnex
Manulife Office, 12th floor. (Same location as the Summit)

 

Thursday, February 20, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast: Supported by iModules
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Campaigning for Alumni, A Panel Discussion 
Moderated by Oonagh Proudfoot, Manager, Alumni Affairs (Acting), Acadia University

Alison Boyd,  Senior Director, Alumni Relations, University of Waterloo
Gabrielle Korn, Managing Director, Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, McGill University
Ali Siemens, Manager, Alumni Relations, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. So, your boss wants to see your 5 year alumni engagement plan
Mark Tilbury, Annual Fund & Alumni Engagement Director, Lakehead University
11:15 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Affinity and Beyond, A Panel Discussion
Moderated by Lynn Squires, Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement, Memorial Univeristy

Sean Price, Associate Vice-President, Alumni Relations, University of Alberta
Rob Zuback, Director, Advancement, Communications and External Relations, Confederation College
Patti Lauzon, Acting Director, Alumni Relations and Advancement, University of Windsor

12:30 p.m. Summit Close - Lunch on departure

Book your hotel room at The Anndore House

CCAE has secured a discounted rate on a limited number of rooms at The Anndore House (a short 8 min walk to the Summit venue). Rates start at $189 (Canadian Dollars). All guest room rates are quoted exclusive of applicable taxes and fees: currently 13% HST and a 4% Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT). Rates include complimentary wi-fi.

Reserve your room by January 19, 2020 and ensure you receive the special CCAE rate. Please make your reservation at The Anndore House directly online using this link, or by calling (416) 924-1222, and indicate you are attending the 2020 CCAE Alumni Leaders Summit.

The Anndore House
15 Charles St E
Toronto, ON M4Y 1S1

 

Sessions

Going further, together
Kim Fuller - President, Concordia University Alumni Association
Leisha LeCouvie - Senior Director, Alumni Relations, Concordia University

This session will offer the perspective of the volunteer board working alongside the permanent staff of alumni relations. We’ll explore volunteer engagement techniques, alignment to the institution’s strategic plan, succession planning and taking ownership of initiatives. We’ll explain the board’s growing role in fundraising and integrated engagement (event attendance, networking).

Learning Objectives
  • Collaboration between Alumni Relations and the Board of Directors is possible!
  • How strategic planning creates a roadmap for success
  • How to create a succession plan that supports strategic objectives

Supporting Alumni Beyond Graduation - Delivering Career Development Services for Alumni
Dianna DeBlaere - Director, Operations and Planning, University of British Columbia

Ten years ago, our alumni surveys started to reveal a need and an expectation of career help beyond their time on campus. Slowly we at UBC began to add more of a career development flavour to our regular programming. By 2015 we knew it was time to hire a full time career educator and implement a full suite of programming. Over the past three years we have grown our program to see more than 7000 alumni around the world access the resources and services every year both online and in person. In this session we will share our journey to success highlighting our innovative ways to capitalize on volunteer subject matter experts as presenters, campus partnerships and technology.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand new ways of engaging alumni that want to give back to their university
  • Consider a new type of programming content for their alumni
  • Learn about non-traditional events for engagement

Indigenous Alumni Engagement & Protocols
Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard - Director, First Peoples House of Learning, Trent University
Lee Hays - Director, Alumni Engagement & Services, Trent University
Alison Scholl - Manager of Community Relations and University Events, Trent University

Trent University has been an academic leader in Indigenous Studies since 1969. To ensure this leadership is also reflected in our institutional practices, in response to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Report, to support Indigenous students success, and with the goal to build trusting and mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous people and communities guided by the four principles of recognition, respect, sharing, and responsibility, Trent University’s Board of Governors approved a series of initiatives.

This session will provide an introduction to these initiatives, including the resources that have been designed to provide support for faculty, staff, and students in learning about the treaty and traditional territory on which Trent is located, and in engaging with reconciliation during their time at Trent.

In addition, the session will address the topic of aboriginal self-identification and the challenges an institution might face in forming an Indigenous Alumni Chapter, and will share several examples of Indigenous alumni engagement events.

Campaigning for Alumni!
Oonagh Proudfoot - Manager, Alumni Affairs (Acting), Acadia University (Panel Moderator)
Alison Boyd -
Senior Director, Alumni Relations, University of Waterloo
Gabrielle Korn - Managing Director, Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, McGill University
Ali Siemens - Manager, Alumni Relations, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

A panel on the role of the alumni office in campaign planning, execution and wrap-up. Hear from three Institutions and their reflections on when and where, they were involved in the Campaign process.

So, your boss wants to see your 5 year alumni engagement plan
Mark Tilbury - Annual Fund & Alumni Engagement Director, Lakehead University

The lack of a written plan gives one the greatest of flexibility! Yet, as institutions become more complex, and alumni more demanding and discerning, one way to achieve lasting success is through a multi-year engagement plan. Learn how we took the plan from concept to execution. Lakehead For Life, our five-year plan brings together demographic analysis, measurements, and key performance indicators, tying it all up with an action plan. The alumni engagement function at many institutions is built on a set of unwritten traditions – now it’s time to take it to the next level. Your alumni will thank you for it.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn how we established our overarching goals for alumni engagement, utilizing a SWOT and demographic analysis
  • Learn how we defined our of Pillars of Engagement – because you can’t do it all
  • Learn what success looks like at the macro and micro levels, utilizing an alumni engagement metric model

Affinity and Beyond, A Panel Discussion
Lynn Squires - Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement, Memorial Univeristy (Panel moderator)
Sean Price -
Associate Vice-President, Alumni Relations, University of Alberta
Rob Zuback - Director, Advancement, Communications and External Relations, Confederation College
Patti Lauzon - Acting Director, Alumni Relations and Advancement, University of Windsor

A panel on different ways Alumni professionals are funding various alumni programming. Collaboration is key, as we hear from three Institutions doing things in three very different ways!

Learning Objectives
  • Hear the ways alumni teams across the Country are supporting their alumni and how those programs are currently being funded
  • Learn about different relationships being cultivated on and off campus, and the various ways those relationships are working towards financial success
  • Discuss the various internal and external factors impacting Alumni programming and they ways in which they are funded

 

Presenters