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.

The Opening Session: Trends in Alumni Engagement

Wednesday, Sept 22nd 9-10 PM Beijing time

Thursday, Sept 23rd 9-10 AM Beijing time

Note 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. 


Register for one of the opening sessions here:

Series 2: Digital Engagement

Data-Driven Engagement: Using Metrics and Business Tools to Drive Performance

Nov 17th, 2021 Wed 9 PM Beijing time (11 PM AEST)

Nov 18th, 2021, Thurs 9 AM Beijing time (11 AM AEST)

Series 3: Unlocking the Power of Digital Engagement and Communities

From Local to Global: Why Alumni Engagement Knows No Boundaries

Jan 26th, 2022, Wed 9 PM Beijing time (12 AM AEST)

Jan 27th, 2022, Thurs 9 AM Beijing time (12 PM AEST)

Series 4: Increased Global Focus

From Local to Global: Why Alumni Engagement Knows No Boundaries

Mar 16th, 2022, Wed 9 PM Beijing time (12 AM AEST)

 Mar 17th, 2022, Thurs 9 AM Beijing time (12 PM AEST)

Series 5: Alumni Partnership

Developing Brand Ambassadors and Agents to Shape Impact and Change

May 11th, 2022, Wed 9 PM Beijing time (11 PM AEST)

 May 12th, 2022, Thurs 9 AM Beijing time (11 AM AEST)

The Speakers & Panellists:

Mark Sollis,
D3 Advancement Studio and Neutopia

Having served in leadership roles in higher education in Canada and the UK, he works closely with institutions and colleagues in the areas of strategy and planning; stakeholder engagement, including digital engagement; metrics and performance management; and organisational development. His post-secondary experience also includes media relations; student leadership; finance; major project management; as well as serving as strategic counsel to higher education executives.

Mark is a proud graduate of Mount Royal with a Bachelor of Applied Communications (Journalism).

First having worked remotely beginning in 2009, 95 per cent of his practice is now conducted online across Australia, Asia-Pacific, Canada and the United States.

Gretchen Dobson, EdD
Global Engagement Specialist

Gretchen Dobson is a global engagement strategist, author and academic with 28 years of experience working across six continents. Dobson advises CEOs, governing boards, embassies and policymakers on best practices in digital and other creative strategies and solutions that enable institutions, companies, organizations and governments to identify, track, engage, and manage relationships with their global stakeholders and brand ambassadors.

Dobson is the author and editor of multiple books on international alumni topics.

Dobson received her BA and MA from Boston College, and her EdD from the University of Pennsylvania. She holds adjunct faculty appointments with the University at Albany and Endicott College’s Graduate Schools of Education. She is based in New South Wales, Australia.

Antonia Y.H. YEUNG
Associate Vice-President (Development and Campus Services)
The Hang Seng University of HongKong (HSUHK)

Antonia is an engagement professional certified in Behavioral Analysis, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and Mediation. 

With over 20 years of leadership experience in higher education and non-profits, Antonia is passionate about driving learners’ growth, institutional advancement and stakeholder engagement. She has been director of alumni relations at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, and director of recruitment and admissions at SCAD (HK). She also managed the Scholarship Secretariat and talent development initiatives of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust in its early years of establishment. Her current role with HSUHK promotes user experience through campus and service design.

Antonia read Linguistics at McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and has an MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. 


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