Development for Deans with Lorna Somers

October 30, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Oakham House
Ryerson University
Toronto, ON

Member: $338
Potential Member: $448


Top value for your team! Take advantage of the CCAE Group Package by registering 5 or more team members from your school and save $50. To access the group package rate, enter in discount code DD5PLUS. (applies to members only)


Book your hotel room at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto

Rates start at $199 (Canadian Dollars). All guest room rates are quoted exclusive of applicable taxes and fees: currently 13% HST and 4% MAT Tax in effect at time of check-out.
Reserve your room by Thursday, October 1, 2019 to ensure you receive the special CCAE rate.

Please make your reservation directly with the hotel online using this link, or by calling 1-800-847-5075. Identify yourself as attending the CANADIAN COUNCIL FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION - CCAE Development for Deans with Lorna Somers.

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto
475 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON



An introduction to philanthropy and the current impact it is making globally. An environmental scan will alert us to key trends that will likely impact how we best engage with our supporters. And you can’t have a POP UP session without a POP UP quiz to start the discussion!

Whether a new academic leader or a seasoned, senior university administrator, you are part of your institutions ‘Village’ and there is a role for you to play in building reputation, resources and connections. What might be expected of you and how do you equip yourself for success? If our work was simply about securing gifts, it would be called “fundraising” and not “development”. Development, in harness with Advancement and University colleagues, considers all the activity and choreography leading to the opportunity to invite a gift and then everything that follows!

To best connect to and build relationships with our myriad supporters and their networks, we must understand what motivates philanthropy and what is required to ignite the spark. Equally important is how we nurture the relationship post-gift as we recognize and steward our donors and their gifts.

Let’s leave nothing to chance. While there is ample opportunity for creativity and originality, there are processes and steps that lead to success. We’ll consider what it takes to successfully position an invitation for support.

It’s all for nought if we don’t have aspirations and a plan. What are your next steps? What else is required to ensure success?

In addition to Lorna Somers, CCAE is thrilled to announce a compelling conversation between advancement leader David Palmer, Vice President of Advancement, University of Toronto and Paul Cadario, University of Toronto alumnus, exemplary donor, volunteer, and advocate for education. Palmer and Cadario will bring their expertise and dive deep into the importance of volunteerism, what’s involved, and why it is so integral to developing a complete advancement strategy and furthering the success of students & alumni.