What to Expect From the Programme:
- The how-tos: Learn the nuts and bolts of our profession. You won't just hear about the successes, but learn from mistakes too.
- Cross-disciplines: We don't work in a bubble. Make connections between different departments and specialisms to better integrate your advancement department.
- Inspirational: There's no "this is how we've always done it" here. Find out the strategy behind the success and get inspired to make a difference at your own institution.
- Problem-solving: Come with a problem and we can guarantee there will be someone to help you find a solution.
- Case studies: Learn from real-life experience, neatly packaged.
- Mentoring and coaching: Meet and be inspired by others in your profession.
- Wellbeing: Sessions to help you steer clear of video call fatigue.
Alex Schultz is Chief Marketing Officer and VP of Analytics for Facebook, leading consumer marketing and product analytics globally.
Alex brings nearly two decades of direct response marketing experience to his CMO role, and is responsible for the global consumer marketing organization, promoting Facebook’s brands, products and services.
Alex also leads the analytics team (since 2015), and the internationalization team (since 2011), helping launch many of the company’s most impactful products and initiatives. He pioneered the integration of product and direct response marketing at Facebook and has run some of the biggest, most effective online direct response campaigns in the company’s 16 year history, growing the Facebook app, Instagram and Messenger to over a billion users.
Alex is gay, uses he/him pronouns, and is the executive sponsor of Facebook’s LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group. He holds an M.Sc. in Natural Sciences from Magdalene College, Cambridge, specializing in experimental and theoretical Physics. From London, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Patrick Gyimah Awuah Jr is the Founder and President of Ashesi University, a private, not-for-profit institution that in Ghana. Patrick was educated at Swarthmore on a near-full scholarship in 1985. In 2001, Patrick who was a Program Manager at Microsoft returned to Ghana to found Ashesi University. He holds Bachelor degrees in Engineering and Economics from Swarthmore College; an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business; and honorary doctorates from Swarthmore College and Babson College. Patrick has won many awards including the Order of the Volta by His Excellency, President J.A. Kufuor, the Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award, an Elon Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership, the McNulty Prize and the MacArthur Fellowship and named one the 50 greatest leaders in the world by Fortune Magazine. Patrick was recognized by Africa Leadership Initiative — West Africa (ALIWA) as a “Genius Fellow” an honour reserved for only 20 people around the world. The Qatar Foundation named Patrick the 2017 WISE Prize for Education Laureate. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) named Patrick to a new 16-member International Commission as part of UNESCO's Futures of Education initiative. He is a Fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; and a member of the Tau Beta Pi honor society for excellence in engineering.
Nearly three decades of executive coaching and pitch/presentation rehearsal directing has given Deena Gornick sharp insight in to the practice of Presentation and Impact as a physical skill. Prior to this work, Deena was an actress and theatre director whose personal journey battling fear and stage fright brought her to facilitate others using their fear as an engine. In 1984 she left her native US to study classical theatre in London, where she has since continued to live, discover, learn and work.
Fascinated by her own idea that confidence is not a feeling, but a behaviour, Deena trained to be a psychotherapist at the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust in London. Gaining the psychological literacy she desired she began coaching performance before coaching became a recognised discipline. In 1995 she qualified as a Practitioner of NLP (Nuero Linguistic Programming).
What began as a passion for presentation skills and inspiring passion for performance grew to an in depth understanding for the facilitation of assertiveness, team building, leadership, and confidence building. She runs training events from one-to-one, to one-to-2,000 on these themes. Deena is an experiential and inspirational leader and coach, inspired by her deep belief in the potential of every individual. Deena prides herself on innovative events.
Deena is a regular speaker at international speaker events, where her presentations are always of an experiential and inspirational nature. Deena believes passionately that learning should be fun and this is borne out by client feedback. Creating a challenging and
safe environment where clients are able to take risks and explore their potential, Deena’s warm style is informed by her fifteen years’ experience as an actor and theatre director.
Laughter is a massive learning tool, and she insists her participants learn through this
vital tool. She has worked with literally every level within an organisation and brings her degree of insight from a vast degree of experience into her coaching and leadership development programmes.
Within her 1;1 Executive Coaching practise she has coached top level executive to board level women and men across the corporate space working regularly with such organisations as: HSBC, Barclays, Oliver Wyman, Baringa, Redbull, Boston Consulting Group, RBS, Worldpay, M&G Investments, Bond Dickinson and Allianz. Deena has also designed and delivered several long term Mentor Development programs in the global banking sector.
Mentoring is easily confused with therapy, counseling or coaching. It is a different, but equally wonderful skill and offering. In this highly interactive experiential event participants learn:
- The difference between the above skills
- How to create a powerful boundaried alliance for both the mentee and mentor: contracting
- Rapport Skills
- Ask Tell Continuum
- Asking Questions
- GROW model
- How to Mentor
They leave with deeper awareness of the craft of mentoring. They leave with confidence in their ability to skill fully deliver mentoring. They leave with renewed self awareness.
Deena is currently writing a book about her personal journey with confidence aiming to make the physical practice of presence achievable to its readers.
Education, Awards and Professional Affiliations
University of California at Los Angeles, BA in Theatre Arts, Los Angeles, California
Post Graduate Diploma Webber Douglas School of Drama, London
Practitioner Qualification in NLP, Pace Personal Development, London
Professional Coaching Diploma, Coaching Development, London
Recipient of National Training Award
Active Member of International Coaching Federation
Qualified Emotional Intelligence Assessor (EQi)
Qualified Team Management Assessor (TMSDI)
Client types/Levels of Engagement: CEO, FD, MD, SVP, VP, CIO, Manager, Mid-Manager