CHE Alumni & Advancement Workshop Series
Partnering with D3 Advancement Studio and Gretchen Dobson LLC, CHE will host a series of workshops to benefit community members with a strong interest in Alumni & Advancement issues.
Series 5: Alumni Partnership
Developing Brand Ambassadors and Agents to Shape Impact and Change
Oct 26th, 2022, Wednesday 9 am Beijing time | Sydney 12 noon | New York 9 pm (previous day)
As more alumni engagement activities shift to online modalities, we are connecting with a spectrum of stakeholders, from highly-committed alumni leaders to broad audiences of alumni with shifting opportunities for meaningful engagement. This session will review tips, techniques and online solutions to create environments that facilitate connection, community, and volunteerism with specific cohorts of alumni. An open Q&A session is included.
Series 1: Trends in Alumni Engagement
Wednesday, Sept 22nd 9-10 PM Beijing time
Thursday, Sept 23rd 9-10 AM Beijing timeNote that the content is the same for both timeslots; you only need to register for one.
This session will summarize today’s trends in alumni relations that include:
- digital engagement
- metrics and use of performance tools
- increased global focus
- alumni partnerships: ambassadors and agents
In this general opening session, the panellists will explore how these four trends in alumni engagement have developed before and during the pandemic, and the impact of each through unique cultures and case studies. This session includes an open Q&A period.
Each of these four topics will be explored in greater detail through future sessions in this new CHE Alumni & Advancement webinar series.
Series 2: Digital Engagement
Unlocking the Power of Digital Engagement and Communities
Nov 4th, 2021 Thurs 8 AM Beijing time (11 AM AEST)
Nov 4th, 2021, Thurs 5 PM Beijing time (8 PM AEST）
Across the world, our timetables for planning in-person alumni events are varied. Regardless, the experience of the last couple of years has exposed us to the potential and power of digital engagement. Digital activities provide a tremendous platform from which to initiate, amplify and scale up engagement. Virtual engagement supports the building of alumni communities across industries, regions and causes, with the added ability for alumni to self-organise.
This workshop will explore digital engagement, its strengths, its challenges, how to implement a successful digital strategy, and how to leverage alumni communities in the digital realm.
Series 3: Metrics & Performance Tools
Data-driven Engagement: Using Metrics and Business Tools to Drive Performance
Mar 16th, 2022, Wed 5 PM Beijing time | London 9 AM | Dubai 1 PM
Mar 17th, 2022, Thurs 8 AM Beijing time | Sydney 11 AM | New York 7 PM (previous day)
Data is a constant in the modern world. With an increasing focus on ROI and increasing effectiveness, data is an asset that can be used to drive performance forward.
This session will look at a few ways in which metrics and data can be used more productively in alumni engagement, including engagement measurement, segmentation, program design and assessment, and reporting. It will also explore how alumni work can impact high-profile rankings, directly and indirectly, as an area of great interest to many institutional leaders. We’ll share some tools, offer discussion on hot topics in measurement and rankings, and provide some tips for getting started or becoming more evidence-driven in your shop. A Q & A session will also take place.
Series 4: Increased Global Focus
From Local to Global: Why Alumni Engagement Knows No Boundaries
June 15th, 2022, Wed 9 PM Beijing time | London 2 PM | Dubai 5 PM | New York 9 AM
June 16th, 2022, Thurs 9 AM Beijing time | Sydney 11 AM | New York 9 PM (previous day)
Institutions are increasingly ‘going global’ by looking beyond the boundaries of a single campus- and Institutions are increasingly ‘going global’ and engaging alumni across multiple campuses, networks and new partnerships to fulfill their objectives of educating global citizens. Local and international alumni are key partners in nurturing and leading initiatives that support student recruitment, mobility programs, and professional development, just to name a few. Special guest Wei Loon Leong, Director of International Alumni Engagement at the University at Buffalo (US), will share some highlights of institutional case studies that build upon themes of sustainability and value for money relating to international alumni involvement with recruitment, study abroad and lifelong learning. Participants will come away with new ideas for action and/or replication for future planning. An open Q&A session is included.