Asia-Pacific Institute in Alumni Relations
Join our experts from across the globe to discuss emerging trends, innovative programmes, and new priorities in alumni relations. Working closely with these industry professionals, APIAR has been designed to provide a strategic toolkit for alumni specialists. Be part of the vibrant exchange on alumni cultivation strategies, digital engagement, volunteer management, alumni engagement metrics, best practices in events and many more.
Who should attend?
Newcomers to alumni relations and early career professionals who wish to explore current trends in alumni relations and discuss best practice are invited to participate. It would also suit those new to management and experienced or senior practitioners within alumni relations seeking to develop frameworks for building and training their team.
Why should I attend?
- Delve into the different dimensions of alumni relations using a comprehensive approach
- Learn from experienced practitioners and help boost your personal development
- Network with colleagues from around the sector and various institutions
- Leave the institute with the tools needed to successfully manage alumni relations programmes and with expert advice on how to maximise your impact with limited resources
Meet the Faculty
Marie Earl has been recognised for her contributions to the strength of the alumni relations profession in Canada and in the United States, as well as worldwide through teaching, journal contributions and CASE Commission service. She served as the University of British Columbia’s first Associate Vice President for Alumni/Executive Director of the UBC Alumni Association from 2000 to 2005. Prior to that, she was Director of Alumni Relations at Stanford University.
Over the past decade, Marie has worked as a strategy consultant, helping to develop alumni engagement strategies for Simon Fraser University, the University of Toronto, the University of Calgary, the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Manitoba, McGill University, and Concordia University. Currently, she is assisting the Private Colleges and University Alumni Directors (PCUAD) consortium of 40 universities in re-imagining their benchmarking tools. Marie is a certified executive coach and maintains an active practice, working with clients worldwide.
With over 15 years’ experience in leadership roles within Alumni Relations, Sarah Banks has experience in developing and delivering successful alumni programmes in both mature and immature advancement operations within Australia. Her current role as Deputy Director of Alumni and Stakeholders Relations at the University of Melbourne sees her responsible for both strategy development and overseeing operations to engage a growing alumni community of over 400,000 alumni globally. Along with the Melbourne team, Sarah has driven a public alumni engagement target as part of the successful Believe campaign for the University of Melbourne. The campaign aims to raise $1 billion by 2021 while engaging 100,000 individual alumni as ambassadors, volunteers and donors. Coupled with her past experience heading up Alumni Relations for Victoria University and William Angliss Institute, Sarah also has an extensive background in both Australia and the UK in the corporate sector.
Bruce joined the University of Cambridge in February 2016. He was also appointed to the CASE Commission on Alumni Relations. As the former Director of Alumni Relations at Macquarie University in Sydney, he reinvigorated the alumni programme, led the Advancement team of 25 and reshaped operations. At the University of Melbourne from 2009 to 2013, he was responsible for international alumni engagement and managed the University’s relations with its network of alumni associations.
This institute provides experienced advancement professionals with refreshing ideas and strategies to invigorate your team and further advance your institution's strategic goals. For those newer to the profession, the institute provides a vital basis for you to develop core competencies in alumni relations.
Register now to secure your spot!
Early bird rates (until 31 July 2019)
Members: AUD 1,200 / SGD 1,160 / USD 845
Non-members: AUD 1,500 / SGD 1,440/ USD 1,060
Regular rates (from 1 August 2019)
Members: AUD 1,450 / SGD 1,400 / USD 1,025
Non-members: AUD 1,750 / SGD 1,680/ USD 1,235
Members: AUD 500 / SGD 480 / USD 355
Non-members: AUD 750 / SGD 720 / USD 530
- Institute materials and meals as indicated in the schedule.
- Please note that this is a non-residential institute. Delegates are required to arrange for their own accommodation and/or air travel (if applicable). Transfer to/from airport to hotel are also not included in the registration fees.