Conferences & Training
Testimonials - Leadership for Advancement – Study Tour of Canadian Universities

What previous participants have said about the Canada Study tour:

The Canada Study Tour is a must for any senior leader considering, embarking or building on a Development programme or campaign. The range of institutions visited provided a rich and diverse set of experiences and insights. I have been able to draw on these in helping to shape my institution's emerging Development campaign.

Cliff Alan, vice chancellor, Birmingham City University

View this link to see an article written by Andrew Derrington, executive pro vice-chancellor of humanities and social sciences, University of Liverpool, writing about the 2013 Study Tour.

The CASE Canadian Study Tour for Vice-Chancellors was immensely helpful to me. Visiting four very different universities broadened my understanding of fundraising considerably and gave me many good ideas to consider ‘back home'. It was also valuable to spend time with other colleagues from the UK and share experiences, insights and good practice. To top it all, the event was superbly organised and supported by CASE staff. This ensured that it was a high-quality, value-for-money week away from my own University.

Sir David Bell KCB, vice-chancellor, University of Reading

The CASE study tour to Canada provided me with an invaluable insight into approaches to development and alumni relations, informing my own thinking and improving the support that I now give to colleagues at Loughborough.

Professor Robert Allison, vice-chancellor and president, Loughborough University

Being part of the CASE Canada Study Tour was a truly excellent experience. Attending the tour together - as Vice-Chancellor and Head of Development - allowed us to experience first-hand the Canadian alumni and development model, and in particular the interplay between the various actors. This was essential preparation for us as we begin to build our development activity at Abertay. The opportunity to meet with development professionals, Deans, Vice-Chancellors and majors donors from different types of institutions gave us a valuable insight into how to make fundraising a natural part of university life, engaging colleagues across the university. The open and honest discussions both with the other participants on the Tour and with the Canadian institutions really helped us to understand what is required to create a genuine fundraising culture.

Professor Nigel Seaton, principal and vice-chancellor, University of Abertay Dundee