CCAeLearning Sessions

All CCAeLearning webinars are free to CCAE members. An unlimited number of advancement staff are welcome to participate and all sessions are applicable to a wide range of advancement professionals. Sessions run from 1 - 2 p.m. Eastern time.


Thank you to CCAE’s Fall Education Program Sponsors
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Janine Linthorne
Janine Linthorne

Shanna Hopkins
Shanna Hopkins

September 23rd @1 p.m. ET
Neighbours Helping Neighbours - Strengthening Student, Alumni and Community Relations During a Pandemic

Janine Linthorne, Special Events Coordinator, St. Francis Xavier University
Shanna Hopkins, Director of Alumni Affairs, St. Francis Xavier University

Last Summer, StFX made the decision to have in person classes, resulting in community members becoming understandably nervous about the potential importation of COVID-19. The University needed to create a program to support students quarantining and reassure the community. Neighbours Helping Neighbours was born, with over 100 Community members supporting students by delivering groceries, prescriptions, and other essentials. Other alumni volunteered to call students, forging connections and relationships that simply would not have occurred in a regular year. The community’s became part of the solution and by working together, there was no community spread of COVID-19 during the fall semester.

Learning Objectives

  • Creating a community-based volunteer program
  • Mitigating fears of Community by having them part of the solution for a safe return
  • Volunteer Database - Where do we go from here?

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Danielle Mulligan
Danielle Mulligan

October 7th @ 1 p.m. ET
If you build it, will they come? How collaboration was a game changer for UVic's Giving Tuesday campaign

Danielle Mulligan, Campus Community Annual Giving Officer, University of Victoria

While it began as a volunteer driven, grassroots fundraiser in 2016, UVic’s Giving Tuesday campaign has grown into a beloved community tradition that raises more than $145,000 and engages more than 4,000 individuals each year. The creative and inclusive campaign showcases over 20 critically important programs and initiatives - ranging from student supports, mental health and wellness, research and outreach programs - and brings the spirit of philanthropy to the UVic community through innovative activities that educate and inspire community members. Learn how the team’s ability to engage and collaborate effectively with stakeholders has led to their overall success.

Learning Objectives

  • Share some of the new and innovate ideas implemented within UVic's Giving Tuesday campaign.
  • Examples of successes and challenges that arise during collaboration.
  • Practical ideas and tips on how to engage stakeholders (faculty, staff, students and donors) in your campaigns.

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Ruth Shead
Ruth Shead

November 4 @1 p.m. ET
3 sessions x20 min from 2021 Prix d’Excellence Best Indigenous Relations Initiative Recipients

Session 1
Celebrating Indigenous Scholars

Ruth Shead, Director, Indigenous Engagement and Communications, University of Manitoba

This presentation will explore how the Indigenous Scholars Profile and Speaker Series highlights the academic journeys, expertise and research of Indigenous Scholars working at the University of Manitoba. Through digital storytelling and an accompanying speaker series, audiences are introduced to the many ways Indigenous Scholars are producing and sharing knowledge(s) on matters that impact Indigenous communities while changing the landscape of learning at UM and transforming the lives of Indigenous and all peoples and communities.

Learning Objectives

  • How moving to a virtual delivery of the Speaker Series made space for a larger audience, especially from communities outside of the UM, to attend
  • The significance of Indigenous knowledge(s), leadership and contributions throughout the pandemic
  • The importance of Indigenous-led storytelling

Matthew Dunn
Matthew Dunn

Session 2
māmowi āsohtētān Internal Truth and Reconciliation Forum

Matthew Dunn, Senior Strategic Officer, Indigenous Engagement, Office of the Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement, University of Saskatchewan

This presentation will highlight the objectives of the 3rd annual māmowi āsohtētān Internal Truth and Reconciliation Forum, and will provide details on the planning, implementation, and outcomes of the forum. Lessons learned will be shared, as well as how feedback was incorporated into the 4th annual forum.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide an overview and the objectives for the internal truth and reconciliation forum
  • Describe the planning and implementation of the forum
  • Discuss lessons learned and outcomes of the forum

Stephen J. Augustine
Stephen J. Augustine

Session 3
Collaborative Reconciliation in a working environment

Stephen J. Augustine, Associate Vice-President Indigenous Affairs and Unama'ki College, Cape Breton University

In the process of putting together this project and program, Learning About the L’nu Way, Indigenous and non-Indigenous employees at Cape Breton University learned about what reconciliation really means. Technicians, writers, researchers, and eventually the targeted audience learned about Indigenous voices and experiences first-hand in the telling and recording the history of our collective past.

Learning Objectives

  • Reconciliation takes place in a collaborative working environment where diversity matters.
  • Researching our collective history in a collaborative approach brings about new learning.
  • Celebrating collective achievement and recognizing a winning approach in reconciliation with awards and certificates.

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Charlotte Clarke
Charlotte Clarke

Sabrina Yorke
Sabrina Yorke

Kimberly McDonald
Kimberly McDonald

December 9 @1 p.m. ET
2 sessions x30 min from 2021 Prix d’Excellence Best Annual Giving Initiative Recipients

Session 1
Building a community culture of philanthropy: a tried and tested annual giving cycle for staff and faculty giving

Charlotte Clarke, Communications Officer, Donor Engagement, Wilfrid Laurier University
Sabrina Yorke, Development Officer, Annual Giving, Wilfrid Laurier University

Staff and faculty fundraising campaigns can elevate your annual giving program, build your leadership and major giving pathways, and deepen your colleagues’ sense of community within your institution. At Laurier, we benefit from the interconnected nature of our campus communities, and we lean into that strength by finding numerous ways to celebrate a sense of #LaurierLove. We do this through Our Laurier: the community campaign, a multi-channeled, community-focused, internal fundraising campaign that sees 1/5 staff and faculty members participating. Themes our presentation will include: Connecting with new hires; Upgrading payroll giving; Awareness building through storytelling; Acquisition and stewardship wins and learnings.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn strategies and tactics for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding staff and faculty en masse
  • Discover components to building a strong culture of philanthropy on campus
  • Feel equipped to advocate for staff and faculty giving campaign resources at your institution

Session 2
Sessions details coming soon!

Kimberly McDonald Winsor, Director, Annual Giving, Dalhousie University

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