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CCAE Conversation Day – 2023 Halifax

November 22, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm AST

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CCAE is heading to Halifax and excited to bring with it, a day of conversation. The full day of programming will feature discussions on talent, diversity and other hot topics facing advancement professionals in Atlantic Canada. This is a CCAE Member only event.
CCAE will help set the stage for conversation, but attendees will really determine how enriching and valuable the day is. Take the time to submit questions in advance, take the time to attend and it will surely be a day not to be missed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss important matters facing the advancement sector and hear from constituents who impact the work being done.
  • Hear different ways and innovations being used in other shops to tackle issues and explore personal implementation
  • Discover ways to meet constituents, talent, and community where they are and how to better maximize relationships with these important audiences.

Registration Rates:

This is a CCAE member only event.
Member: $99

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CFRE Approved
Full participation in CCAE Conversation Day – Halifax is applicable for 4 points in Category 1.B -Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

wdt_ID Time (AT) Session
1 9:00 - 9:30 Registration & Breakfast (Coffee & Tea/juice, Pastries)
2 9:30 - 10:45 Presidents Panel Discussion
3 10:45 - 11:00 Break
4 11:00 - 11:30 Group Discussion
5 11:30 - 13:00 Coffee & Tea/soda, Pastries No lunch served: There is ample time for attendees to get a lunch at near by venues.
6 13:00 - 14:30 Elevating the Employee Experience: Strategies for a Dynamic and Evolving Workforce
7 14:30 – 14:45 Break
8 14:45 - 16:00 Hear from Institutional and Student Leadership
9 16:00 End of Day


November 22, 2023 – 9:30am – 10:45 am AT
Panel discussion
A discussion on how equity, diversity, inclusion, indigeneity, accessibility, justice and belonging are being addressed within institution leadership circles. What does the future of Advancement and EDI look like, in Atlantic Canada?

Moderator: Ian Murray, Executive Director, External Relations, Office of Advancement, Acadia University
Panelist: (no longer able to attend) Elizabeth Kidd, President & Chief Executive Officer, College of the North Atlantic
Panelist: Dr. Robert Summerby-Murray, President, Saint Mary’s University
Panelist: Dr. Greg Keefe, President, University of Prince Edward Island
Panelist: Dr. Joël Dickinson, President and Vice-Chancellor, Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU)

Submit questions in advance: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TRLKMKT

November 22, 2023 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm AT
Elevating the Employee Experience: Strategies for a Dynamic and Evolving Workforce
Laura Hopper, Senior Consultant, Talent, Culture and HR Advisory, Royer Thompson
Sarah Crown, Vice President, Talent, Culture and HR Advisory, Royer Thompson

In this session, we will explore the critical role of the employee experience in shaping a vibrant and successful workplace culture. Join us to discover strategies, best practices, and actionable insights that will help you drive engagement and retention within your teams.
Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding what shapes the employee experience and its benefits.
  • Strategies for enhancing the employee experience.
  • Your role in adopting an employee centric approach.

Submit questions in advance: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TRLKMKT

November 22, 2023 – 2:30pm – 3:45pm AT
Hear from Institutional and Student Leadership
A discussion featuring a chance to give student and young alumni leaders a voice to propose ideas, conceptual changes and positive items. What role can these individuals play in the next chapter of Advancement in Atlantic Canada?

Moderator: Erin Sargeant Greenwood, Vice President, Advancement & External Affairs, Saint Mary’s University
Panelist 1: Aastha Bajwa, NSCC Alumni (Business Hospitality), Nova Scotia Community College
Panelist 2: Katie Crawley, SLGBTQIA+ Representative, MSVU Student Union, Mount Saint Vincent University
Panelist 3: Ty Martin, Student, Dalhousie University

Submit questions in advance: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TRLKMKT


Please note that the CCAE Conversation Day is part of CCAE’s Safe Space policy. No part of any sessions will be recorded or made available to anyone not in attendance of the in-person session. CCAE will be providing opportunity for all questions to be posted anonymously ahead of the in-person session time.
Any questions not fielded in-person, will be circulated to presenters to field offline and made available to participants with any offline session materials.
Should you have any questions or require any accommodations by CCAE, please contact Tara Sandler at sandler@ccaecanada.org


November 22, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm AST
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Registration packages are applicable only for the event to which it was purchased. All registrations are individual purchases and cannot be shared. Please note that in the event of a forced cancellation as mandated by Federal or Provincial Government, CCAE reserves the right to cancel the event and all registrations will be subject to one of the cancellation options below. CCAE recognizes and will adhere to all guidelines put forth by public health both locally and provincially. For more information on the current guidelines for this region please visit the provincial and city public health websites where the event is taking place. To ensure a safe event for all, at the time of the event should you experience symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with a confirmed case, or have been instructed to isolate for any reason by public health you will not be allowed to attend. If an event has to be cancelled or re-scheduled, CCAE will contact you as soon as possible to notify you of the change. CCAE is not responsible for any travel or accommodation expenses incurred in relation to in-person registrations. Individual cancellation options for extenuating circumstances: Should an individual be unable to attend due to items related to extenuating circumstances (illness, decease, departure from position, retirement etc.): Notice of all cancellations must be received in writing to admin@ccaecanada.org, 30 days in advance of the event start date. If you cancel your registration, three options are available: Your registration may be carried forward for you to attend a future event Your registration fees may be refunded (less a $250.00 administration fee) Your registration may be transferred to a colleague within your organization at any time After the 30 day deadline, there will be no refunds or carry-forwards. No-shows forfeit the full registration fee.


Dalhousie University Council Chambers
Dalhousie Student Union, Council Chambers, 6136 University Ave
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2 Canada
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(902) 494-2211
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