CCAeLearning Sessions 2017

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.


 

Thursday, September 28

Successfully updating your traditionalevent

John Grant, Director, Alumni Relations, Simon Fraser University

Why participate?

Discover lessons learned during the transformational experience that Simon Fraser University’s Alumni Relations office undertook to reimagine its traditional, 30-year-old Outstanding Alumni Awards event. The re-imagined event saw an increase of more than 200% in alumni attendance, and a visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Through research and stakeholder engagement, the event was reinvigorated to inspire both current and future alumni and to raise the profile of SFU.

What you’ll learn

  1. How to identify when an event or initiative should be transformed
  2. How to approach transforming an event or initiative
  3. How to launch a transformed event or initiative

Especially valuable for

  • Alumni engagement professionals
  • Event planners in advancement and other areas (students, athletics, graduations / ceremonies)

Presenter profile

John Grant, Director, Alumni Relations, Simon Fraser University

John has worked in post-secondary education since 2004. As Director of Simon Fraser University’s Alumni Relations Office and Executive Director of SFU's Alumni Association, John is focused on ensuring his team provides value to its community of more than 150,000 alumni in over 130 countries.

John and his team received the 2016 CCAE Prix D’Excellence Gold award for Best Alumni Event, and the 2015 CCAE Prix D’Excellence Bronze Award for Best Special Event. John also serves on the Board of Directors for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).


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Thursday, October 19

Developing an effective Chair reporting program

Cort Egan, Stewardship Accountability Manager

University of Guelph

 

Why participate?

This session will provide all the tools necessary to develop a comprehensive and successful reporting program for privately-funded academic Chairs. You will get an overview of the full planning process: how to secure buy-in from Chairs and academic Deans; tracking and project management; dealing with obstacles and challenges; the reporting process, including sample question forms for the Chairs; report templates that can be used at any size post-secondary institution; and the feedback loop to ensure continued success.

What you’ll learn

  1. How to develop an effective and successful Chair reporting program
  2. How to tailor your reports for the needs of your donors
  3. How to gain support

Especially valuable for

  • Donor relations and stewardship professionals
  • Advancement services staff involved in report generation and tracking
  • Academic Chairs and Deans

Presenter profile

Cort Egan, Stewardship Accountability Manager

University of Guelph

Cort holds a Master’s degree in Rhetoric and Communication Design from the University of Waterloo and a Master’s degree in Leadership from the University of Guelph. He has over 30 years of professional communication experience in both public and private sectors, and oversaw all communications - including marketing, public relations and media relations - for some of Canada’s largest travel companies. Cort also ran his own marketing communications business, overseeing a wide variety of communication solutions, from creating brand identities to strategic marketing and communication plans.


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January 25, 2018 - 1 p.m. Eastern

Young alumni engagement: Harnessing Generation #ShowMe

Ben Seewald, Alumni Officer, Queen’s University

Graduates of the last 10 years at Queen’s University now make up 32% of the overall alumni population and are a key strategic focus for engagement. But why should they stay connected? 

This session will cover a few scalable and sustainable engagement strategies to keep new grads connected, and really harness the power of the #ShowMe generation.

Participants in this webinar will learn about:

  1. Building blocks to a scalable and sustainable young alumni engagement strategy.
  2. Getting to why; intentional decisions based in your school’s reality.
  3. The power of the pilot program; benefits of the pressure-free process.

 

Ben Seewald, Alumni Officer, Queen’s University

Growing up, Ben Seewald wasn’t like every other kid, who dreamed about being a doctor, a kangaroo or an astronaut – he always wanted to work with phenomenal people as an alumni relations professional at a University. Ben is living his dream at Queen’s University as an Alumni Officer, working on student and recent graduate engagement programming. He loves good food, great music, and spending as much time as possible with his fabulous partner and baby girl.


April 19, 2018 - 1 p.m. Eastern

Running a campaign out of a small advancement office

Jamie Lougheed, Executive Director of Advancement, Greenwood College School

The session will help small advancement offices plan for execute campaigns, from the early planning stages through to completion and beyond. We will discuss the steps needed to get ready for a quiet and then a public launch; how to keep momentum through a sometimes lengthy and challenging campaign; and finally, the importance of stewardship and maintaining the donor base after the campaign has concluded.

Participants in this webinar will learn about:

  1. Steps small shops can take to organize a successful capital campaign.
  2. Managing a large volunteer base.
  3. Techniques to build a strong, sustainable philanthropic culture.

 

Jamie Lougheed, Executive Director of Advancement, Greenwood College School

Jamie Lougheed has been working in the Canadian independent school network for more than 20 years at Upper Canada Ciollege, Crescent School, and for the past 16 years since the school's founding, at Greenwood College School.

Jamie started his career as a primary and intermediate level teacher, later moving on to become the founding Director of Admissions at Greenwood College in 2002. For the past 5 years, he has served as Executive Director of Advancement and recently led the school's first capital campaign, which raised over $30 million. Jamie is the father of three teenage boys and an avid rep hockey coach.

National Partners

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2017 CCAE National Conference Sponsors

 

Platinum

Manulife  Tempo Framing

Gold

Canada Life 
 

Silver

 

iModules
 
The Offord Group Tourism Hamilton

Bronze


 BAS

 
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 Global Philanthropic    

 
     

 

 

 

 

 

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