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2013 Alumni Leaders Conference

The Alumni Association

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 11:30 AM - Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10:00 PM (EDT)

2013 Alumni Leaders Conference

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Type End Quantity
Board Member Ended Free  
Chapter Leader
Those individuals who are chapter leaders, but also serve on the Board of Directors should register as a board member.
Ended Free  
Affinity Network Leader Ended Free  

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Helping Our Leaders Bloom


VerespejBuilding on the success of its first year, the Alumni Leaders Conference again presents a phenomenal series of programs guaranteed to inform, empower and energize participants. Helping our leaders bloom is a fitting theme for the 2013 event, not only because a portion of the conference is at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, but because we are focusing on giving participants the tools they need to succeed. The two-day agenda offers a variety of skill-building sessions, panel discussions and the chance to network with other alumni leaders from across the country. Participants will also have special opportunities to mix and mingle with one another at social events on both evenings. A truly educational experience awaits.


Friday, April 26, 2013 
Time Session
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch (Board Members Only)
Attendees are invited to enjoy a buffet lunch while overlooking several beautiful outdoor gardens. Feel free to mingle with other board members, chat with staff members or prepare for the afternoon's meeting.
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden, Garden Room 

12:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Board Meeting (Board Members Only)
Board members will thoroughly discuss several business items in addition to being greated by President Barbara R. Snyder with an update on the state of the university.
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden, Lecture Room 

3 - 5 p.m.

Strategic Planning Session (Board Members Only)
After a quick break, board members will reconvene to lay out a strategic roadmap for the future. 
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden, Lecture Room 

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

"The In Crowd" Cocktail Reception
Conference attendees will join university staff members from departments across campus for a networking reception.
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden, Greenhouse 

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Taking full advantage of the beauty within the Cleveland Botanical Garden, attendees will have several dinner options while they dine in the facility's newest addition.
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden, Woodlynn Hall  

Alternative Dining Option: Spartan Club 2013 Induction Banquet
Participants interested in celebrating the induction of six former athletes into the Spartan Hall of Fame may also choose to attend this banquet.
Location: Veale Center
Time: 6 p.m.
Limited Seats Available: Contact Ashley Dyer at aes121@case.edu to reserve your seat.

9 p.m.

Informal Social
Not ready to retire for the evening? Join other conference attendees for drinks and music at one of the campus' local hot spots.
Location: Barking Spider 

Saturday, April 27, 2013 
Time Session
7 - 8:15 a.m.

Start off your day with a refreshing continental breakfast without having to leave the hotel.
Location: Glidden House, Mansion Dining and Sunroom 

8:30 - 9 a.m.

Attendees will formally meet each other for easy networking later in the day.
Location: Mandel Center, Room 105 

9 - 10 a.m.

Session I: Regional Planning for your Entire Alumni Population
Great events are only the beginning of a successful regional engagement strategy. This session will provide leaders the opportunity to develop a plan to maximize alumni engagement in their area.
Location: Mandel Center, Room 105

10:15 - 11 a.m.

Session II: Regional Communications and Social Media Strategy
Armed with a better understanding of our chapter markets, this session will focus on innovative ways to communicate with our global alumni audience. We will look at engaging today's alumni population using social media strategies and electronic communication best practices. 
Location: Mandel Center, Room 105

11 a.m. - Noon

Session III: Chapter Leadership Planning
Volunteer recruitment and leadership planning are keys to building sustainable, successful chapters. This session will focus on best practices for the recruitment and involvement of new chapter leaders to help ensure our alumni groups are poised for long-term success.
Location: Mandel Center, Room 105 

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch and Learn: cwRU In?
Are you a member of the “In crowd?” Do you know how to become one? Learn more about how you can support this dynamic university initiative during a lunch discussion.
Location: Alumni House, Living Room 

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Session IV: CWRU by the Numbers
CWRU is breaking records. Undergraduate applications are at an all time high. Alumni giving is at an all time high, and our engagement initiatives are connecting with alumni in new ways. This session will feature conversations with the campus leaders who drive alumni engagement opportunities and highlight how alumni leaders can support them.
Location: Mandel Center, Room 105 

2:30 - 4 p.m.

Session V: Best Practices Roundtable
Our greatest resources are the successes of other alumni groups. This roundtable will provide an open forum for the discussion of additional topics and lessons we can learn from our fellow alumni’s successes.
Location: Mandel Center, Room 105 

5 - 10 p.m.

Wrap-up your weekend with a smile! Attendees will be shuttled downtown to the Cleveland Improv for dinner, drinks and a comedy show.
Location: Cleveland Improv 


Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I stay?
All attendees are provided a room at The Glidden House, if needed. During registration, please indicate if you will need lodging by answering yes or no.

Am I reimbursed for my travel expenses?
The Alumni Association is offering one stipend of up to $500 to each chapter market to help cover individual travel expenses (flight, incidentals, etc.) Receipts should be submitted to Jess Finley at the conclusion of the conference for reimbursement. Board members are responsible for their own travel expenses. 

What should I wear?
Attire for events hosted on Friday is business, while Saturday's events are casual in nature.

Why do we host this conference?
The Alumni Leaders Conference will serve as a chance for alumni leaders to learn from one another and give all of us the opportunity to learn how we can better work together to support CWRU and serve our alumni.

Who do I contact with any questions?
Feel free to contact The Alumni Association at 800.866.6280 or alumnirelations@case.edu.

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When & Where

Case Western Reserve University
1901 Ford Dr
Cleveland, OH 44106

Friday, April 26, 2013 at 11:30 AM - Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10:00 PM (EDT)

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The Alumni Association of Case Western Reserve University connects more than 100,000 alumni from around the world through regional chapters, special events, alumni publications, social media and more. 

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