Wednesday, March 4, 1-5 p.m.
Newcomers to Advancement
Dexter Bailey, Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations, Caltech
Peter Hayashida, Vice Chancellor, University Advancement, UC Riverside
Katrina Onderdonk, Director, Talent Management, Caltech
Lisa Rabenstein, Executive Director, Talent Management, UC Riverside
New advancement professionals who attend this session will establish a network of colleagues who are also new to advancement and who serve in similar and different roles. Together, they will learn how each of their roles contributes to and depends on other advancement functions to succeed. Part of the session will focus on self-awareness and career mapping. Attendees will interact with a panel of seasoned leaders in the profession—including Caltech vice president Dexter Bailey and UC Riverside vice chancellor Peter Hayashida—to gain advice for building careers in advancement.
Advancing in Advancement: Strategies for Growth in Your Role and Progress in Your Field
Moderator: Christy Cates, Executive Director of Advancement Services, Caltech
Lisa Vuona, Vice President, Lindauer Global
John Toolan, Vice President, Bryant Group
Howard W. Heevner, Executive Director of Annual Programs, University of California, Berkeley
Brooke Carroll, Vice President of University Relations, Hawaii Pacific University
Looking to advance in advancement—but not sure how? Join your colleagues for discussions on developing your capacity to progress in your field or to broaden your experience into other areas of advancement. You’ll learn first-hand in candid discussions with recruiters about the recruitment process, what people look for in resumes and interviews, and the best ways to proactively search for your next position. You’ll also learn from talent management professionals on how to position yourself as a leader in your organization and how to develop your knowledge, skills, and experience in your current role.
Moderator: Chad Warren, Vice President and Senior Consultant, Ruffalo Noel Levitz
Andrew Carey, Assistant Vice President, Donor Outreach, Arizona State University
Shaun Keister, Vice Chancellor, Development & Alumni Relations, UC Davis
Rebecca Tseng Smith, Senior Executive Director of Development, University Development, UC San Diego
Does your campaign plan include a roadmap to navigate through a potential change in the institution’s leadership or vision? Come armed with your questions and ideas for this interactive workshop featuring a panel of chief fundraisers and institutional leaders, where you will learn the role and effective engagement of a president in a campaign. The afternoon will also include a roundtable discussion to allow for peer sharing and learning and a presentation on how to prepare your whole institution for campaign readiness—particularly during a time of transition. Topics include partnering with interim leaders, shifts in decision-making and vision in a campaign-focused fundraising environment, and more.