The first years as a new vice president are exciting and challenging, and have a significant impact on an advancement professional's tenure in a senior leadership role. The Boot Camp for New Vice Presidents has been designed to support leaders during this critical time. This conference will help you focus your time and effort for maximum success, as well as adjust for mistakes made in these important years. Beyond building a skill set for success as a vice president, this boot camp is an incredible opportunity to build the professional networks needed to survive, and thrive, as a senior leader.

This conference is designed for new vice presidents in the advancement profession with three or fewer years' experience in this role.

The conference starts at 8:00 AM on Monday and ends at 11:45 AM 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


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


Early bird ends Dec. 14, 2018