Conferences & Training

New Vice Presidents Bootcamp

Jan. 28 - 30, 2019
Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
Fort Myers, Fla., United States

The first year as a new vice president is exciting and challenging. The decisions you make about how to allocate your time, how you delegate responsibilities, the relationships you build and the early wins you and your team achieve, have enormous impact on the confidence of other senior leaders in your requests for resources and your capacity to contribute to institution-wide decision-making. The first year can have significant impact on your entire tenure in a senior leadership role. This conference will help you focus your time and effort for maximum success as well as adjust for mistakes made in this critical first year.

This conference is designed for new vice president in the advancement profession (0-3 years).

This conference will start at 8 am on Monday and end at noon on Wednesday.


Benefits of Attending
  • Prepare for common challenges and obstacles.
  • Discuss working with your president, board of trustees and other senior leaders on campus.
  • Learn best practices for budget management, implementation and making the case for expanded resources .
  • Navigate your institutional landscape and team management.
  • Build the skill sets needed to succeed in these critical early years through hands-on, collaborative sessions.
  • Share experiences, stories from the trenches and expand your professional network.

Who Should Attend
  • Vice presidents in advancement, development, communications & marketing and alumni relations who have less than three years of experience in their role or who are new to their institution.
  • Chief advancement officers
  • Chief development officers
  • Chief marketing officers
  • Alumni association presidents & CEOs