You've heard it many times: We're in the relationship business.
But how do you build and maintain relationships with your alumni when they're scattered across the globe? Should you even try?
For educational institutions pondering whether to implement an international alumni program or for those wishing to improve their existing programs, Being Global: Making the Case for International Alumni Relations can offer guidance and insight.
Being Global also includes a wealth of information about best practices being implemented by independent schools, colleges, universities and business schools around the world. These concrete examples look closely at managing from a distance, student-alumni programs, programming with faculty and signature programs. A comprehensive appendix list points you to hundreds of additional resources on these topics and more.
Is international alumni relations right for your institution? Let this book help you find the way to an answer.
Also available as a softcover book.
As the founder of Go Global consultancy, Gretchen Dobson travels the world to help educational institutions and nonprofit member organizations facilitate alumni engagement and advance international programs. Additionally, she works with officers at U.S. embassies to engage alumni of government-sponsored exchange programs. Dobson also provides professional coaching for international advancement and academic officers. Alongside consulting, Dobson manages international special events and meetings for clients with particular needs outside their home country.
Previously, Dobson served as Tufts University's senior associate director for domestic and international programs. In that role, she was recognized by the Chronicle in Higher Education in 2009 as a leading "Innovator in Internationalization."
Dobson is the author of Being Global: Making the Case for International Alumni Relations (CASE, 2011). She received her B.A. and M.A. from Boston College and is a doctoral candidate in Higher Education Management at the University of Pennsylvania.
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