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2018 CASE VIII Conference lets your conference administrators accept proposals from prospective speakers and presenters and brings that information into Hubb for review, grading, polishing and dissemination to conference attendees.
The CASE District VIII Conference committee is seeking presenters that will bring a fresh and innovative presentation to the 2018 delegation. Presentations should expand attendees’ thinking with a focus on helping attendees increase:
Skills – How will this session increase ability in specific skills? What skills will attendees learn and how will they be more informed about scenarios and/or strategies to apply specific skills outlined in this session? (Ex: skills are defined as practice, performance, competence)
Expertise – What expertise does the session outline from the presenter or institution? What specific scenarios and/or strategies are demonstrated in this session to showcase expertise?
Ability – How will this session highlight specific abilities attendees will learn by attending this session? What capacity will be built by attending this session? (Ex: abilities are defined as activity, qualification, capacity)
We are also encouraging proposals for hands-on workshops and master sessions.
Hands on workshops will be 1 hour in length. Master sessions take an in-depth look at a wide range of topics that have a broad interest across all areas of advancement and are 1.5 to 2 hours in length.
To submit a proposal for consideration, please complete and submit the following form before October 13, 2017.
We encourage you to submit proposals for presentations that both provide innovative learning opportunities for conference delegates and inspire your advancement colleagues.
These guidelines will assist you with communicating your proposal submission to the selection committee. You will be required to identify the session format, audience level, learning areas, and core competencies in your submission.
Important points to consider prior to submitting a session proposal for consideration:
The advancement profession engages with a diverse community of stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion are important topics to consider when approaching our partners and donors. It is important that conference programming reflects the diversity and richness of members of our profession and the communities they serve. Therefore, sharing how we, as advancement professionals, approach diversity and inclusion is an important aspect to any proposal considered for the CASE District VIII conference.
By submitting the submission for proposal form, you acknowledge that you understand and will comply with the requirements included among the notes above.
Please contact one of the Program Committee members at firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference title: CASE District VIII Conference
The 2018 Conference will connect you across advancement disciplines and geography.
The approach is integrative, at times provocative, and always geared to expose new perspectives and explore genuine solutions. Wherever you work, at whatever level in any advancement area, we invite you to challenge your ideas, make new connections, and leave recharged for the changing world of advancement — all while having fun!
The presenters have significant skills and experience in the subject matter and will share their knowledge in a formal presentation. The goal is to inform, challenge, and inspire participants representing independent schools, colleges, and larger universities. Audience participation is through Q&A. Two or more speakers are required.
Master Sessions feature accomplished speakers and take an in-depth look at a wide range of topics that have a broad interest across all areas of advancement. Sessions are generally 2-3 hours long.
A moderator guides a panel of experts in the subject matter through a topical presentation. Each member of the panel brings an insightful angle on the topic by describing his or her personal or institutional experience. The goal is to allow participants to get a cross-institutional overview of the topic. Audience participation is through Q&A. Sessions in the panel format should have no more than three speakers. Panelists from diverse backgrounds and/or institutions serving diverse segments of the population are encouraged to consider this opportunity.
The presenters provide an in-depth description of a specific experience that yielded success. The planning process, methods and outcomes are shared. The goal is for participants to extrapolate from specific situation information that may be relevant to their own shop. Audience participation is encouraged through active dialogue and Q&A.
Facilitated Group Discussion
Led by experienced and dynamic speakers, all participants are invited to share ideas and explore content area through breakout groups. Groups then share findings or ideas with all participants. Audience participation is the primary focus of the session. Facilitators are asked to tailor their presentation in a way that is applicable to advancement shops of all sizes.
Practical: Sessions provide introductory information to share with those who are looking to gain and improve skills in the areas of people, process, performance, and purpose.
Strategic: Sessions are for those who would like to gain deeper insight into the strategic thinking behind trending activities within the industry, thus enhancing their emerging skill set.
Leadership: Intended for those with over 10 years of experience in the field, these sessions will explore the multi-layered implications of key decisions and the impact on the outcomes.
We encourage speakers to develop content focusing on clear learning objectives related to skills, expertise, and ability. Sessions will be assigned to one or more learning area (formerly tracks).
Leadership plays a role in each member of our team. If you are just starting in the profession or if you have been in the profession for 15+ years, leadership skills play an integral role in every project we work on.
is the foundation to any strong giving program and provides a pipeline for future major gifts. An effective annual giving program supports sustainability and identifies individuals, corporations or foundations who have an affinity to their institution. This track will focus on the ever-changing trends in annual giving.
The most impactful or transformational donations come in the form of major gifts. Today’s donors are becoming more sophisticated in how they provide funding. As major gift professionals, knowing the newest and most innovative ways to connect major gift donors with executives or faculty and staff will have the most impact in supporting the programs identified as key funding priorities.
With the intergenerational transfer of wealth well into the trillions having a Legacy Giving program that is robust and responsive is an important part of a comprehensive fundraising program. Integrating a blended giving model to any advancement operation has the potential to take your program to the next level.
How do we effectively engage with alumni, donors, and partners? Through effective and innovative avenues, stakeholder engage has become a critical piece to any advancement professional’s day-to-day work.
Alumni are the backbone of your institution. Understanding how to engage them is a balance of timing and priorities. Effective and meaningful interactions with Institutional partners, donors, and alumni create passionate ambassadors for our institutions.
Data and Prospect Management
Data Analytics, Business Intelligence, information systems and research are the backbone to the profession of advancement. Focusing on how a successful Advancement professional uses innovation and data to identify their institution’s partners with the highest affinity to give, or help achieve institutional priorities is critical component to a successful fundraising program.
Critical and Emerging Tends
Advancement is a fast paced and ever changing profession. New tactics, or new ways to identify prospects, new way to engage with prospects and Alumni. What are the new emerging trends as it relates to our institutions and our donors.
As part of your proposal submission, please identify up to (3) core competencies that participants will gain as part of your presentation.
Participants in the CASE VIII Conference are from a variety of educational institutions. Please make certain that you take the diversity of our membership into account as you devise your proposal, and ultimately prepare your presentation. The following demographics reflect the range of institutions across our district:
As a presenter CASE VIII values your input and contribution to our industry. As recognition of your contribution we are pleased to offer the following speaker benefits: