Integrated Advancement Summit

February 20, 2019

L'Université de Montréal
Pavillon Roger-Gaudry, Salle du Conseil, local M-425,
2900, boulevard Édouard-Montpetit Montréal, Québec

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Created for our francophone and bilingual members, ALL sessions at the Integrated Advancement Summit will be presented entirely in French.

 

Fenruary 20, 2019

8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Making donors an integral part of your success
Dominique Lussier - Stewardship and Agreements Officer, Donor Relations, External Relations, University of Ottawa

10:15 a.m - 10:30 a.m

Break

10:30 a.m - 11:30 a.m

Optimizing alumni association management
Guy Larocque - Associate Vice President, Alumni Relations, University Relations, University of Saskatchewan

11:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

Discussion

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Reunions <what’s the point> ? How to ensure this question is no longer being asked by our leadership
Patrick Gagné - Manager, Events, Affiliation and Reunions, Alumni Relations, University of Sherbrooke

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Break

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

A new name for a new start!
Maryève Tassot - Director of Faculty Affairs, Alumni Relations, Alumni and Donor Community, University of Montreal

3:15 p.m. -3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

ÉLO mentoring - Accompanying alumni on their professional journey
Evelyne Dubourg - Interim Director, Office of Alumni, UQAM
Catherine Légaré - co-founder of Élo

4:40 p.m.

Summit Close

   

 

Speakers

Sessions

Making donors an integral part of your success
Dominique Lussier - Stewardship and Agreements Officer, Donor Relations, External Relations, University of Ottawa

Donors are key in enhancing the overall experience of any academic institution from student awards, research funds to professorships. Donors make a difference; therefore, it is in the academic institution’s best interest to keep donors highly engaged at all levels.

In this session, we will touch on how the University of Ottawa developed a program in donor relations, after consulting with other leading universities, aimed at recognizing donors and stewarding their gifts. Furthermore, we will explore how to personalize the experiences for top donors, through the use of impact reports, high-end events and highlighting the impact of transformational gifts to the broader community.

Objectives:
  • How to maintain & increase donor engagement
  • How to personalize the experience of high-end donors
  • How to build efficient recognition programs

Optimizing alumni association management
Guy Larocque - Associate Vice President, Alumni Relations, University Relations, University of Saskatchewan

In Canada, alumni associations are a unique type of non-profit organization.

Today, the competition between educational institutions is very intense and the professionalization of institutional advancement and alumni community-building activities pushes alumni associations and alma maters to review regularly the mandates of alumni associations and alumni relations offices.

Throughout this evolution, some things remain constant: the deeply set wish of associations to be relevant and the desire of the alma maters to garner loyal support from effective and representative alumni associations.

During the session, we will try to take stock of the situation and identify conceptual paths to facilitate the management of alumni associations, and ensure good relations and effective collaboration between alumni associations and their alma mater.

ÉLO mentoring - Accompanying alumni on their professional journey
Evelyne Dubourg - Interim Director, Office of Alumni, UQAM
Catherine Légaré - co-founder of Élo

This session will serve to share the details behind what led to a partnership between an Institution and an online mentoring platform. The session will identify the many stages of project implementation and demonstrate how it is contributing to the overall success of the Alumni offfice and its goal. The presenters will engage in conversation with participants to discuss challenges and needs in relations to alumni mentoring.

Objectives:
  • The advantages of an online mentoring platform
  • Mentoring: a tool to engage alumni (young and old)
  • Strategies for engaging and promoting value to alumni

A new name for a new start!
Maryève Tassot - Director of Faculty Affairs – Alumni Relations, Alumni and Donor Community, University of Montreal

To change a name is to assess one's whole identity.

A look the process that created the University of Montreal’s Alumni and Donor Network, formerly known as BDRD, and identify the reasoning (or not so good reasoning) that let to this change.

From the identifying the need to change, to the mobilization of key individuals, discover the important steps needed to rally stakeholders to your cause and shine your new brand!

Objectives:
  • Identifying when change is needed and how to begin
  • Identify the key steps need to go through the process
  • Share lessons learned

Reunions <what’s the point> ? How to ensure this question is no longer being asked by our leadership
Patrick Gagné - Manager, Events, Affiliation and Reunions, Alumni Relations, University of Sherbrooke

Why and how the Alumni Relations Department at the University of Sherbrooke developed an approach that allows for reunions at zero cost, which also generate philanthropic spin-offs opportunities to which the surrounding community actively participates.

Objectives:
  • Implement and manage an effective institutional reunion program
  • Encourage the collaboration of University direction and faculties
  • Justify the importance of a reunion program using performance indicators