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CCAE Conversation Day – Toronto

October 4 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT

CCAE is heading to Toronto 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.
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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October 4, 2023 – 9am – 12pm ET
Cultivating Talent Throughout the Employee Lifecycle
Tania John Pihl – Director, Advancement Talent Management and Programs, University of Toronto
Mark Seymour – Director, Advancement Talent Management and Pathways, University of Toronto
Mila Miller – Executive Director, Advancement Strategic Planning and Talent Management, University of Toronto

In a time of an increasingly competitive talent market, leaders have been tasked to support ambitious goals all while managing and retaining high performing staff. Now more than ever, attracting the right talent, thinking strategically about how to retain and develop staff for future opportunities within your organization is critical. This session will focus on how leaders can cultivate talent throughout the employee lifecycle. Utilizing a combination of lecture and roundtable discussions participants will review best practices, and examples from the University of Toronto Advancement team, and examples from fellow colleagues representing a variety of organizations.
If you have questions related to any stage of the Employee Lifecycle (attraction and recruitment, onboarding and orientation, learning and development, motivation and engagement, performance and career conversations, and succession planning) you would like the speakers to cover – please let us know.
Submit questions in advance here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RMQTT8S

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the importance of every stage of the employee lifecycle and glean insights best practices related to each.
  • Review practical applications of best practice in talent cultivation utilizing an Advancement specific lens.
  • Learn and share with colleagues regarding successes and challenges in cultivating talent.


October 4, 2023 – 1pm – 2:15pm ET
Panel discussion: Building a Career in Advancement
Moderator: Brent Johnston, Executive Director, Advancement, The Country Day School
Panelist 1: Farida Adam, Director of Development, Ted Rogers School of Management, Toronto Metropolitan University
Panelist 2: Emma Clarke, Senior Relationship Manager, Smith School of Business at Queen’s University
Panelist 3: Julia Carvello, Recipient TDIMM Fellowship in Advancement 2023, Lakehead University
Submit questions in advance here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RMQTT8S


October 4, 2023 – 2:30pm – 3:45pm ET
Conversing with Colleagues
A chance for colleagues to connect with colleagues. Attendees will have a chance to lead their own group conversations on topics that are top of mind, reflect on the day and explore any questions received in advance.
Submit questions in advance here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RMQTT8S


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


October 4
8:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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Registration & Cancellation Policy
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.


Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport
6257 Airport Rd.
Mississauga,OntarioL4V 1E4Canada
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