Graduway Leaders Summit

at Palisades Room | Carnesale Commons | UCLA

Los Angeles

2-3 April 2019

Graduway Leaders Summit

what & why

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2-3 April 2019

Palisades Room | Carnesale Commons | UCLA

What and why image
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WHO’S COMING TO GLS LA 2019?

The opportunity to network with professionals from over 200 educational institutions.

Graduway exclusively hosts the Graduway Leaders Summit Los Angeles as a gathering of leaders with the focus on best practices in alumni engagement and career mentoring.

300+ delegates are expected to attend in order to listen to the industry’s thought leaders, share best practice, develop professionally and network.

Reasons to Participate:

  • Network with colleagues in Alumni Relations (AR) and Career Services (CS)
  • Hear from thought leaders in AR and CS about cutting edge trends in both industries
  • Connect with clients using the Graduway platform and learn best practices

 

Justification Kit:

Want to attend GLS LA but are looking for ways to justify your attendance or get approval? In this justification kit we give you all the tools you need to show the value of attending.

Hotel Accommodation:

For suggested hotels on campus and in the vicinity of the venue, click here.

Getting to UCLA: 

Maps, directions and parking information can be viewed at this link
You can also find the venue on campus by clicking on the interactive map and typing “Palisades Room”  or “Carnesale Commons” in the search. The map provides the best routes, by car, bike and on foot.

Graduway Leaders Summit

Agenda

DAY 1 AGENDA
Tuesday, April 02nd, 2019
9.00 - 10.00
Registration Desk & Genius Bar Open with Light Refreshments
10.00 - 11.00
Alumni Relations Fireside Chat: The Future of Engagement
Graduway
University of Arizona
Carnegie Mellon University
Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association
UCLA
11.00 - 12.00
Case Studies: Alumni Relations & Career Services Best Practices
'I’m a bit odd, but I’m MGS odd – and that’s ok!'
'Magnifying Alumni Involvement'
12.00 - 13.30
Networking Lunch
13.30 - 14.30
Keynote and Q&A
'The Future of Career Services and Alumni Relations'
14.30 - 15.15
Networking Break and book signing with Hassan Akmal
15.15 - 16.45
Best Practice & Showcasing Success: Higher Education
Graduway
Azusa Pacific University
Triumph Higher Education - Escoffier
Southern Methodist University
University of Washington - Foster School of Business
Showcasing Success: 'Know Your Audience - Segmenting for Success"
Showcasing Success: 'Engaging across a Decentralized System'
Showcasing Success: 'Cultivating A Global Chapter'
15.15 - 16.45
Best Practice & Showcasing Success:
K-12/Independent Schools
Graduway
Germantown Academy
Montclair Kimberley Academy
'Iolani School
&
Showcasing Success: ‘Alumni Relations from the Cradle to the Grave’
15.15 - 16.45
Best Practice & Showcasing Success:
Non-Profit Organizations
Graduway
Kauffman Scholars
Jackie Robinson Foundation
Showcasing Success: 'Engaging the Largest Community of Undocumented Graduates in the U.S.'
Increasing Engagement: On EDF Climate Corps Connect
16.45 - 18.00
Drinks Reception and Entertainment
British Comedian and Free Style Rapper
DAY 2 AGENDA
Wednesday, April 03rd, 2019
9.00 - 9.45
Registration Desk & Genius Bar Open with Light Refreshments
9.45 - 10.00
Introduction
Graduway CEO and Founder
10.00 - 11.00
Career Services Fireside Chat: The Future of Careers
Graduway
Curran Consulting Group
Columbia University
Andrew T. Ceperley Coaching and Consulting
Loyola Marymount University
11.00 - 11.45
Networking Break
11.45 - 12.45
GRADUWAY'S NEXT GENERATION ALUMNI NETWORK
Graduway
12.45 - 13.00
Graduway Awards Ceremony
Graduway
13.00 - 14.30
Networking Lunch
14.30 - 15.30
Case Studies: Alumni Relations and Career Services Best Practices
'Reaffirming Our Commitment to All: Merging Career Services within Alumni Engagement'
&
'It takes a Village: Building a Bridge between Career & Alumni Services'
'The End of An Error'
15.30 - 16.15
The Great Debate - wrestling with issues facing advancement and education
Graduway
LSU Alumni Association
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
University of California San Diego
Texas Tech Alumni Association
16.15 - 17.15
Farewell Drinks Reception
World-Class

Speakers

Chris Marshall

Chris Marshall

Graduway

Chris is the president of Graduway North America.

Sarah Steed

Sarah Steed

The University of Toronto

Sarah is the Online Alumni Engagement and Marketing Strategist at The University of Toronto. Previously she was the External Relations Officer.

Reesa Hinks

Reesa Hinks

Graduway

Reesa is an Account Manager at Graduway.

Melinda Burke

Melinda Burke

University of Arizona Alumni Relations

Melinda is the Vice President of Alumni Relations at the University of Arizona Alumni Relations, and President of the UA Alumni Association.

Scott Mory

Scott Mory

Carnegie Mellon University

Scott is the Vice President for University Advancement at Carnegie Mellon University. Previously, Scott was Associate Senior Vice President and Campaign Director at the University of Southern California.

Sarah Schutt

Sarah Schutt

Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association

Sarah is the Chief Alumni Officer and Executive Director at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WAA). Prior to this, she was Vice President of Alumni Relations and Engagement at WAA.

Julia Sina

Julia Sina

The UCLA Foundation/ Investment Company

Julie is the Associate Vice Chancellor of Alumni Affairs at UCLA and CFO at The UCLA Foundation and UCLA Investment Company. Previously she was Chief of Staff at UCLA.

Simon Jones

Simon Jones

The Manchester Grammar School

Simon is the Director of Development at Manchester Grammar School. Prior to this, he taught at the Bolton School.

Lara McDonald

Lara McDonald

Graduway

Lara is a Professional Services Manager at Graduway.

Sandy Nguyen

Sandy Nguyen

UCLA Alumni Association

Sandy is the Director of Career Connections at the UCLA Alumni Association. Prior to this, she was the Assistant Director of Young Alumni Engagement.

Hassan Akmal

Hassan Akmal

Columbia University

Hassan is the Inaugural Executive Director of Industry Relations & Career Strategies and founder of Career Design Lab at Columbia University.

Rachel Johnson

Rachel Johnson

Azusa Pacific University

Rachel is the Executive Director of Education to Vocation and Director of Alumni Engagement at the Azusa Pacific University. Prior to this, she was the Director of Transfer Student Programs & Academic Coach at California Polytechnic State University.

Jasmine Carter

Jasmine Carter

Southern Methodist University

Jasmine is the Director of Alumni Relations and Engagement at Southern Methodist University. Previously, she was the Director of Alumni Relations at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Karen Ravago-Ballare

Karen Ravago-Ballare

UCSB

Karen is the Director of Alumni Professional Engagement at UCSB. Prior to this, she was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California.

Angela Marsh

Angela Marsh

Pepperdine Univeristy

Angela is a Project Manager at Pepperdine University. Prior to this, she was a freelance Television Producer.

Daniel Cohen

Daniel Cohen

Graduway

Daniel is the founder and CEO of Graduway.

Patricia Souza

Patricia Souza

Triumph Higher Education Group, Escoffier

Patricia is the Vice President of Career Services at the Triumph Higher Education Group, Escoffier. Prior to this, she was a Senior Career Consultant at the BPI Group.

Andrew Krueger

Andrew Krueger

UW Foster School of Business

Andrew is the Director of Alumni and Media Relations at the UW Foster School of Business.

Sevonne Eliyahu

Sevonne Eliyahu

Graduway

Sevonne is VP Global Customer Success at Graduway.

Heather Durkin

Heather Durkin

Germantown Academy

Heather is the Director of Alumni Relations at Germantown Academy. Prior to this, she was an associate at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Geoff Branigan

Geoff Branigan

Montclair Kimberley Academy

Geoff works in the History Faculty at Montclair Kimberley Academy. Prior to this, he was Director of Development & External Affairs at Montclair Kimberley Academy.

Shari Tapper

Shari Tapper

'Iolani School

Shari is the Alumni Relations Manager at ‘Iolani School.

Amy Weinberg

Amy Weinberg

Brentwood College School

Amy is the Alumni Relations Manager at Brentwood College School. Prior to this, she was the Graduate Admissions Officer, MBA & MGB Programs at the University of Victoria.

Michael Porcelain

Michael Porcelain

Graduway

Michael is a Director of Account Management at Graduway.

Solissa McKay

Solissa McKay

Kauffman Scholars Inc.

Solissa is the Alumni Relations Manager at Kauffman Scholars Inc. Prior to this, she was and Academic Counselor at the University of Pheonix.

Valaida Wynn Guerrero

Valaida Wynn Guerrero

Jackie Robinson Foundation

Valaida is the Director of Individual Giving at the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Previous to this, she was the Director of Strategic Partnerships.

Sadhana Singh

Sadhana Singh

TheDream.US

Sadhana is the Program and Communications Manager at TheDream.US. Prior to this, she worked at SocialCode.

Yesh Pavlik Slenk

Yesh Pavlik Slenk

Environmental Defense Fund

Yesh is the Network Manager at the EDF Climate Corps. Prior to this, she was a Program Coordinator at EDF.

Sheila Curran

Sheila Curran

Curran Consulting Group

Sheila is the CEO and Chief Strategy Consultant at Curran Consulting Group.

Andrew Ceperley

Andrew Ceperley

Andrew T. Ceperley Coaching & Consulting LLC

Andrew is the Principal at Andrew T. Ceperley Coaching & Consulting LLC. Prior to this, he was the Director at Silicon Valley Academic Internship Program at Claremont McKenna College.

Michael Schurder

Michael Schurder

Graduway

Michael is VP Product at Graduway.

Chad Warren

Chad Warren

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Chad is the Senior Associate Vice President at University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Prior to this, he was the Assistant Vice President at the Ohio State University Alumni Association.

Christine R. Harriger

Christine R. Harriger

Randolph College

Christine is the Director of Career Development at Randolph College. Prior to this, she was the Associate Director of Career Integrated Learning- Center for Career & Professional Development at Western Carolina University.

Kristin Dabney

Kristin Dabney

Randolph College

Kristin is the Alumnae and Alumni Career Network Manager at Randolph College. Prior to this, she worked at Kids Haven.

Kaleb Kaschalk

Kaleb Kaschalk

St. Edward High School

Kaleb is the Alumni Manager at St. Edward High School.

Steve Helmke

Steve Helmke

LSU Alumni Association

Steve is the Chief Operating Officer at LSU Alumni Association. Prior to this, he was a partner at Garrison Advertising.

Julie Labich

Julie Labich

University of Southern California

Julie is the Director of Development & Strategic Communications at USC. Prior to this, she was the Senior/Associate Director of Employer Relations.

Cheryl Harrelson

Cheryl Harrelson

University of California San Diego

Cheryl is the Associate Vice Chancellor, Alumni, Annual Giving and Pipeline Development at University of California San Diego. Prior to this, she was Vice President/ Senior Administrator of Advancement at New Mexico State University.

Curt Langford

Curt Langford

Texas Tech Alumni Association

Curt is the President and CEO at Texas Tech Alumni Association. Prior to this, he was the Vice President of Collegiate Market Development at Balfour College Division.

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Complimentary Tickets
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Additional Delegates
$990