CEAC 2018

Leadership Forum


This intimate and intensive 2 day event has been curated to meet the expressed needs of the most senior people in all the CASE communities. Our sector feels under siege and misunderstood. Our institutions need our help now more than ever. This is the ideal opportunity to get ready for another lively year.

Join for a series of tailored workshops and masterclasses to address the specific needs and challenges of all the CASE communities alongside full access to the mainstream conference programme. The Forum will be a platform to gather, integrate and showcase the best thinkers and doers from all backgrounds. It will be a space to think, learn, debate, connect and share. Connect with friends and make new ones outside your current orbit. You will find challenge and inspiration.

The Programme: Tuesday 28 - Wednesday 29 August 2018

Tuesday 28 August 2018

08:30 - 09:00

Registration and refreshments

09:00 - 12:00

Playing the leading role - Leadership Coaching and Development with the highly acclaimed Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA).

Being an effective and influential leader demands a range of skills far beyond technical knowledge or personality. It requires personal presence, outstanding communication skills and the ability to flex your leadership styles appropriately.

Our partner for this year's Leadership Forum is perfectly placed to help you more effectively play the leading role at your own institution. The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) is a drama school in London and is one of the oldest and most prestigious drama schools in the world.

The session will enable you to realise the full potential of your body and voice when communicating; help overcome inhibitions when leading and to feel confident using a more natural and effective leadership style. The Forum will be highly practical and will include theatre-based exercises.

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch with Lorna Somers

Join Lorna to discuss the art of the conversation, how to manage a  lunch/dinner hospitality situation and social conduct and etiquette considerations in an international setting. 

Lorna Somers, VP, McMaster University Foundation, Director of Development at McMaster University

14:00 - 19:00

Explore the conference 

Plug into the conference's high profile opening speaker and the headline thought leaders in each of our communities of professional practice. 

19:00 - 21:00

Leadership Forum Dinner 

Join Prof William Whyte and Lord Bob Kerslake at an informal dinner and networking event.

Prof William Whyte, Professor of Social and Architectural History, University of Oxford

Lord Bob Kerslake, Chair UPP Foundation Civic University Commission

Wednesday 29 August 2018

09:00 - 12:00 

Masterclass - Running with scissors

This highly interactive workshop gathers some world class CASE thinkers to tackle what's new and urgent in the education profession. How do we keep up and find innovative ways to advance education to transform lives and society through advancement practice? What are the risks and the dangers we face? How do we keep going and succeed in challenging times?

Lorna Somers, VP, McMaster University Foundation, Director of Development at McMaster University
Fritz Schroeder, Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations at Johns Hopkins University
Sue Cunningham, President and CEO, CASE

12:00 - 13:00


14:00 - 15:00

How universities articulate their public value


Justine Andrews, Market Director, Education, KPMG

15:00 - 18:00

Explore the conference

18:15 -19:15

Leadership Forum - Fireside chat

The programme will close with an early evening drinks reception beginning at 17:45 and then will proceed to the invitation only ‘fireside chat' debate with high profile speakers. The topic will be ‘University identity' - what is it? Does it matter? How do you articulate it to students, staff, alumni and donors? Chatham House rules will apply. Last year this was a sell-out innovation.

Fritz Schroeder, Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations at Johns Hopkins University

*This programme is subject to change.

Pricing for the Leadership Forum

There are two pricing levels:

1. For those wishing to attend the Leadership Forum and the full CASE Europe Annual Conference programme, we have an offer of paying £200 on top for the full programme (Leadership Forum, Dinner, Masterclass and Fireside Chat).
2. For those only attending the Leadership Forum, the price is £750 for the two-days which includes the Leadership Forum, Dinner, Masterclass and Fireside Chat.

Ticket type

CASE member pass

Early Bird Price (until 2nd June 2018)

Leadership Forum and The CASE Europe Annual Conference 


Standard Rate (from 3rd June 2018)

Leadership Forum and The CASE Europe Annual Conference 

GBP: £985

Leadership Forum  - 2 days only
Leadership Forum, Lunch, Dinner, Masterclass and Fireside Chat

GBP: £750

Register now!

Refund Policy:

For CASE Europe Institutes and Conferences (including the CASE Europe Annual Conference, Spring Institute in Educational Fundraising, Strategic Marketing Institute, Alumni Relations Institute and 2-day events) if CASE receives your cancellation:

  • At least two months before the conference start date, you will receive a full refund.

  • Between two months—three weeks before the seminar start date, you will be refunded your registration fee less a 20% processing fee.

  • Less than three weeks before the conference start date, you will not receive a refund.

  • "No-shows" will not receive a refund

  • Full refund up until 25 June 2018

  • From 26 June—06 August 2018 20% processing fee applies

  • From 07 August 2018 onwards NO refund.

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