Conferences & Training

Development for Academic Leaders 2018

Oct. 30, 2018
Burroughs Room, Wellcome Collection (183 Euston Road, NW1 2BE)
London, United Kingdom


Philanthropy can play a critical role in helping our institutions to survive and thrive at a time of turbulence. Academic engagement and leadership is vital if a culture of philanthropy is to flourish. This one day programme will offer an introduction to the rich history and impact of philanthropy in higher education. It will provide practical guidance on how academics can play a vital role in helping to raise close friends and significant funds to support their important work. 

You will:

Get practical information for use in fulfilling your fundraising role as an academic leader.
Collaborate with colleagues and faculty on techniques to implement at your institution.
Hear directly from individuals, foundations and corporate donors about their motivations and experience of giving to universities.
Discover the winning partnership that can be achieved between academics and their development teams.
Network with your peers.

Confirmed speakers include Michael Arthur, President and Provost, UCL and Paul Ramsbottom, CEO Wolfson Foundation. Full programme and speakers can be found on the programme tab.

Who should attend:

Typically attendance at this annual event has been members of senior academic leadership teams (VCs, Rectors, DVCs, PVCs, Deans etc) with their senior fundraisers.

Chaired by:

Lori Houlihan, Vice-Provost (Development), University College London