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 or Chief Advancement/Development Officer is exciting and challenging. The decisions you make about how to allocate your time and 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 or Chief Advancement/Development Officers in the advancement profession.


Benefits of Attending
  • Review  trends within the profession, including in-depth discussions about metrics.
  • Develop a clear understanding of alumni relations, its role within advancement and its impact on your institution and alumni community as a whole.
  • Learn the fundamentals of alumni engagement and identify the tools for exceptional programming.
  • Discuss traditional and innovative programs that will engage your alumni.
  • Share experiences and expand your professional network.

Who Should Attend
  • Assistant and associate directors of alumni relations
  • Anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of the alumni relations profession, its future, and how to develop a successful and growing career in the field
  • Newcomers to alumni relations with fewer than two years of experience
  • Those interested in the latest news and trends in alumni relations


Professional Development Opportunities in Alumni Relations

Conference for Newcomers in Alumni Relations
December 6-8, 2017 in Washington, DC

Homecomings, Reunions and Alumni Involvement
January 24-26, 2018 in Washington, DC

Young Alumni & Student Engagement
February 28-March 2, 2018 in Baltimore, MD