CCAE - CASE Talent Management and Leadership Development Seminar

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Campbell Conference Facility
Munk School of Global Affairs
University of Toronto


Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.




Industrial Alliance

Join CCAE and CASE for an unprecedented, co-hosted seminar designed for senior leaders in Canadian educational advancement: The Talent Management and Leadership Development Seminar for Canadian educational advancement senior leaders. Faculty include distinguished leaders in organizational management, human resources, data-supported talent development and retention, strategic communications, prospect management and donor relations.

Talented people — often called “the vital few”— have been shown to be the main driver of an organization’s success, with around 20% of individuals responsible for 80% of output, in line with the Pareto Principle. CCAE and CASE are pleased to present deep exploration and facilitated discussion of this crucial topic as it applies to educational advancement strategies and outcomes.

Registration fees:

  • CCAE member - $399
  • Non-member - $499

For more information about this invitation-only seminar, please contact Mark Hazlett, Executive Director, CCAE at




Talent Management and Leadership Development Seminar Faculty

Colin Hall, Associate Director, Organizational Performance, Learning and Leadership Research Division of the Conference Board of Canada

Since joining the Conference Board in October 2012, Colin has been instrumental in planning and development of many core research initiatives and custom research engagements. Colin oversees publication of the Conference Board’s Learning and Development Outlook - which tracks trends in learning and development practices within Canadian organizations - as well as the highly successful Leadership Outlook series.

An expert in data sampling and statistical methodologies, Colin has over 18 years of research

knowledge and business experience. Prior to joining the Conference Board of Canada, Colin worked for several national market research firms and government organizations where he was responsible for conducting both qualitative and quantitative research projects for a wide range of public and private sector clients. Colin has also spent seven years as a business owner of a software and technology firm in Ottawa specializing in the design and implementation of online geographic information applications for a wide range of clients across Canada.


Robert Henry, Vice President of Education, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Rob Henry has acquired extensive managerial and development experience during his 25+ year professional career. In his current CASE role, Henry provides overall global strategy for achieving CASE’s vision and mission related to talent management. He oversees $11 million in revenue and programs including conferences, research, the CASE Library, talent management, diversity/inclusion and student advancement.

Henry previously served as Executive Director of Emerging Constituencies at CASE for 10 years. Prior to joining CASE he served as Director of Individual Giving at Yale University, soliciting donors and managing the volunteer program for the Yale School of Management. He has also served as Assistant Vice President at the University of Connecticut Foundation, and began his development career at Michigan State University.

In each advancement position, Rob Henry has significantly raised support and participation while simultaneously assessing the potential of the emerging market. This experience, coupled with his attention to fundamental infrastructure practices, has allowed him to offer training and development to international markets including Africa, Europe, Australia and South America.

Rob was awarded the CASE Crystal Apple for teaching excellence in 2006. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Speech Communication from Murray State University and a Master's degree in Communication and Public Address from Eastern Michigan University.


Mila Miller, Executive Director, Strategic Planning and Advancement Organizational Development at the University of Toronto

Mila Miller supports the development and communication of strategic plans and initiatives for University Advancement. She leads advancement strategic planning; project management for key initiatives and targets; the operations of the Vice-President, Advancement’s office related to fulfilling advancement goals; and the organizational needs of the advancement community for recruiting, developing and retaining top talent.

Previously, Mila was instrumental in developing and introducing a best-practice prospect management program at the University. Mila is a graduate of Queen’s University with over 20 years of experience in fundraising, having started her career as a front-line fundraiser for the National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Opera Company.


Holly Wolk, Executive Director for Talent Management and Administration, University of Rochester

Holly Wolk oversees recruitment, employee engagement, professional development and employee services for more than 250 advancement professionals. She works with senior leadership to develop and build the next generation of advancement professionals. Her focus and passion is on helping advancement professionals develop career paths beneficial to themselves and the organization. During Holly’s tenure, the University of Rochester has worked to redefine its recruitment strategy from a focus on external recruitment efforts to developing staff and promoting from within the organization. 

Prior to coming to the University of Rochester, Holly Wolk held similar talent management roles at Tufts University and Boston University, where she also managed the university’s employment and training function. She began her career in alumni relations at Carnegie Mellon University, before transitioning to Carnegie Mellon's organizational development and human capital management department.

Holly has a Master's degree in Human Resource Management from Carnegie Mellon, and more than 17 years of advancement experience. She has served as presenter and faculty at CASE conferences, and enjoys sharing best practices with her advancement colleagues.