I had the privilege of hearing an insightful panel discussion on the future of alumni relations best practices at the Graduway Global Leaders Summit, held at the Said Business School, Oxford University. The panel was chaired by Rob Curtis, Vice President of Graduway and focused on the biggest alumni trends and alumni relations best practices.
A new year, a new chance for everyone working in the world of education to take their alumni interactions up a level or two and implement a successful alumni relations strategy. But where to start?
I had the privilege of interviewing three weeks ago Sean Brown at the Graduway Global Leaders Summit, held at the Said Business School, Oxford University. During our talk “From the Boardroom to the Classroom” Sean shared a unique perspective based on over 10 years’ experience running leading corporate and academic alumni networks as a Mckinsey […]
Let’s face it, most Alumni Relations Directors are a little afraid of their alumni and they certainly don’t want unhappy alumni. To some extent this is completely understandable. Unhappy alumni can be extremely vocal.
This blog will be discussing the changes in international alumni relations and the opportunity that the growing number of Chinese alumni represents. The number of international students continues to grow each year. Yet for most schools, their approach to alumni relations has remained the same. It feels like education institutions do not give sufficient attention […]
In This blog i will be making the case for Alumni Mentoring. The provision of mentors to students and alumni used to be a low priority for education institutions.
A hypothetical question – what would your school do if it had a really famous notable alumni like President Obama?
When it comes to students, education institutions seem to understand the principles of charging for a quality service. However when it comes to engaging alumni, they seem to lose their way when it comes to alumni membership.
This blog will be focusing on why schools must be focused on alumni engagement and our top tips for doing so. Once upon a time, there was a former student who approached the Dean of his old school for some advice on engagement. ‘’Nice to see you’’, said the Dean. ‘’If I am not mistaken, […]
This blog will be discussing the Alumni Engagement Matrix and how it can be applied to your institution. If you are being really honest, how would you score your institution’s level of on-line alumni engagement? More importantly, do you understand why you are achieving the alumni engagement levels that you are? Alongside being easy to […]
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