Conferences & Training
Program - Institute for Senior Alumni Relations Professionals

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Day 1, Tuesday, April 10

NOON-1:00 PM

Welcome and Introductions
Meet the conference faculty, review conference highlights, and find out how to get the most out of your time in Florida. A panel of faculty leaders will facilitate an interactive discussion on your career path in alumni relations and discuss what you love most about your work.

Managing Yourself: Telling Your Story and Developing Your Brand

Managing Yourself: Telling Your Story and Developing Your Brand (Cont'd)

Managing Yourself: Becoming the Ideal Alumni Relations Leader

Daily Wrap Up

Networking Reception
Join conference attendees and faculty to network with your colleagues across advancement. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drink tickets will be provided.

Conference Adjourns for the Day
Dinner on your own


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Day 2, Wednesday, April 11


8:00-9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

Managing Others: Managing Up, Down and Sideways
Conference leadership will facilitate TED-style talks on how best to manage your staff, your boss, alumni volunteers and your colleagues across campus.

Managing the Uncontrollable: Major Trends in Higher Education and Society
Stacy Palmer, editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy, discusses the top trends facing higher education today and into the next few years. This is a joint session with participants from other CASE Institutes meeting in Coral Gables.

11:45 AM-1:15 PM
Lunch on your own

Managing the Uncontrollable: How Major Trends Affect Alumni Relations

Managing Others: Getting Along with Development

Managing Your Association: What Amazon, Netflix and Uber Can Teach Us About Engaging Alumni
T. J. Duane, an entrepreneur who has built several businesses (HL Central, Inc., Co-Founder of Lateral Link, and BrightCrowd) shares how we can leverage each alum's expanding digital footprint to cultivate effective lifelong engagement.

Faculty Answer Q&A: Your Burning Questions

Conference Adjourns for the Day
Dinner on your own

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Day 3, Thursday, April 12

8:00-9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

Managing Your Association Strategically: See It, Plan It, Do It

  • Developing a Strategic Vision
  • Turning Your Vision into a Strategic Plan
  • Strategic Implementation that Produces Results

Managing Your Association in Tough Times: Turning Change and Disruption into Success

11:15 AM-NOON
Final Burning Questions and Closing Thoughts

Conference Adjourns


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