[Australia] Masterclass: Beyond Alumni and Community Engagement
Join CASE Laureates Mark Sollis, Global Consultant for D3 Advancement Studio, and Heather Hamilton, Executive Director CASE Asia Pacific, for a one-day masterclass that will provide practitioners with the tools to design programmes that are innovative and aligned with your institution’s strategic goals for holistic community engagement.
Noted for disruptive thinking and willingness to challenge the status quo, Mark is the founder of global higher ed consultancy, D3 Advancement Strategies, and Strategic Growth Director for ed tech firm, Neutopia.
Having served in leadership roles in higher education and politics, he now works with institutions and colleagues in the areas of strategy and planning; stakeholder engagement, digital engagement; metrics and performance management; and organisational development. His post-secondary experience also includes major project management, media relations; and finance.
Mark has extensive experience working with clients and speaking in Asia-Pacific, North America, and Europe.
Heather Hamilton oversees the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Asia-Pacific membership and the development of educational programmes for the region. Hamilton’s career spans 30 years in leadership roles, helping organisations in education and not-for-profit sectors drive cultural change, enhance their reputation, and pursue diversified funding. While working throughout Australia, Asia, and Canada, she developed expertise in stakeholder relations, fundraising, industry partnerships, volunteer management, marketing, and communications. Previously, Hamilton served as Director of External Relations at The University of Western Australia, Director of Advancement at The University of Queensland, and Executive Director of Community Relations at Brisbane Grammar School.
Hamilton also volunteers on the foundation of St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls in Perth, Australia. Previously, she served on the CASE Commission, and as host, track chair and speaker for APAC, as well as a judge for CASE Circle of Excellence Awards.
This masterclass will be held at:
The Gibson Room
Z Block, Gardens Point Campus
Queensland University of Technology
This event is suited for:
Mid-to-senior level practitioners working in alumni and community engagement in schools, higher education, research institutions, and not for profit organisations seeking a fresh perspective on engagement strategies for all stakeholders.
Structure and deliberate approaches are crucial in addressing common challenges. Join us to workshop:
- what our stakeholders value;
- what assumptions we have, and;
- how we actively partner with them to increase connection and impact.
Through real life case studies, this masterclass will provide a framework you can apply to the diverse community you want to engage and seek to serve.