2017 CCCU Alumni Professionals Conference

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2017 CCCU Alumni Professionals Conference

Bahia Resort Hotel | San Diego, CA
February 06, 2017 - February 08, 2017
CCCU Conference Team
conferences@cccu.org
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Alumni Professionals (ALUM) Agenda

Draft agenda as of 1.14.17

Mon: February 6
3:00 PM
7:00 PM
Registration

3:30 PM
4:30 PM
Alumni Professionals Meet 'n Greet
This sessions will serve as a valuable networking opportunity and will provide attendees the opportunity to learn more about fellow CCCU alumni professionals.

4:30 PM
5:30 PM
Joint Welcome Reception
Meet a new colleague, say hello to an old friend, learn about a new product or service, and enjoy this time of fellowship.

5:30 PM
7:00 PM
Joint Dinner & Keynote Address
Shirley V. Hoogstra
, President, CCCU
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Tu: February 7
 
7:30 AM
4:30 PM
Registration/Information Desk
7:30 AM
8:15 AM
Come & Go Breakfast Buffet
Enjoy breakfast at your leisure.  We encourage you to grab a plate, meet a new colleague, learn about a new product or service, and enjoy this time for morning fellowship.

8:15 AM
9:00 AM
Joint Worship & Devotion
Devotion: Clint LaRue, Executive Director for Budget & Financial Services, Oklahoma Christian University and Chair, CCCU Financial Aid Administrators Commission
Worship led by: George Williamson, Director of Worship Arts, Point Loma Nazarene University

9:00 AM
10:15 AM
Joint Plenary Session:  Engaging Millennials In Your Cause
Derrick Feldmann, President, Achieve and Creator, The Millennial Impact Project
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10:15 AM
10:45 AM
AM Refreshments & Networking Break

10:45 AM
12:00 PM
Joint Plenary Session: Finding Common Ground
The NCAA Common Ground initiative provides a platform for individuals under the auspice of athletics to come together and work through the differences of faith and LGBT to create a shared future for the promotion of collegiate athletics. This session focuses on two individuals who are active in the common ground conversation and their process toward understanding the importance of a common language, a common understanding, and the ultimate pursuit of valuing each other.

Speakers: Gary Pine, Director of Athletics, Azusa Pacific University and Pat Griffin, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts

12:00 PM
1:30 PM
Joint Buffet Lunch: Religious Freedom & LGBT Rights: Where Do We Go From Here?
Religious freedom and LGBT civil rights protections are often portrayed as incompatible. For too long these have been pitted against one another with a zero sum, winner take all approach. Yet both implicate constitutional values. Those with alternative convictions about the sexual norms accepted by society regard their beliefs to be fundamental. This presentation will consider how to preserve the diversity of institutions within civil society by providing equal treatment for LGBT persons while also allowing people of varied convictions about human sexuality to fully participate in the public square.

Shirley V. Hoogstra,
President and Shapri D. LoMaglio, Vice President for Government & External Relations, CCCU

1:30 PM
3:30 PM
ALUM Track Session: Opportunities and Challenges in Alumni Relations
We are thrilled Andy Shaindlin will be joining us at the 2017 CCCU conference. He brings tremendous passion, resources and expertise to the field of alumni relations. Andy’s insights will help us think strategically about trends, opportunities and challenges in alumni relations, staying relevant, and defining and measuring engagement.

Andy Shaindlin, Vice President of Grenzebach, Glier and Associates(GG&A,) He brings more than 27 years of experience in Advancement, Alumni Relations, and Annual Giving in higher education, with an expertise in strategic planning, leadership training, and executive coaching for professionals in educational administration.

Andrew Shaindlin, Vice President, Grenzebach, Glier and Associates
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2:45 PM
3:15 PM
PM Refreshment Break

3:30 PM

ALUM Offsite Dinner Outing
Join your fellow alumni professionals for an offsite afternoon hosted at Point Loma Nazarene University by your colleague Sheryl Smee.   There will be networking time in the Greek Amphitheater, with music, appetizers, beverages, followed by dinner facing the ocean with the sunset.  This event is free to Alumni Professionals and a shuttle will be provided to/from the Bahia.

8:00 PM
10:00 PM
Optional Activity: Beach Bonfire
Kick back, relax, and end your evening with your peers around a beach bonfire! Join your peers on the Bahia's private beach for S'mores and games.

Wed: February 8  
8:00 AM
12:00 PM
Information Desk

8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Come & Go Breakfast Buffet
Enjoy breakfast at your leisure.  We encourage you to grab a plate, meet a new colleague, learn about a new product or service, and enjoy this time for morning fellowship.
 
9:00 AM
10:15 AM
ALUM Track Session: Two Strategies for Developing Alumni Networks
Michael Van Denend, Executive Director, Calvin Alumni Association will share how Calvin shifted engagement tactics as alumni interests changed. Calvin College has worked hard to attract a much more diverse young alumni audience with different tastes by scrapping the name “chapter” and now uses the terms “networks” and “network events” to describe most of what they do regionally.
Sheryl Smee, Executive Director, Alumni Relations, PLNU will explain how they're developing affinity networks (Alumni Auxiliaries) based on alums' career fields or common interests. These 13 networks range from Nursing Alumni to Research Associates to Business Alumni to Rugby Associates. These networks are also being used to promote and feed their Alumni Mentor program.

Presenters: Sheryl Smee, Executive Director of Alumni Relations, Point Loma Nazarene University and Michael Van Denend, Director, Alumni, Parent & Community Relations, Calvin College

10:15 AM
10:45 AM
AM Refreshment Break 

10:45 AM
12:00 PM
ALUM Track Session: Two Strategies for Optimizing Parent Volunteers
Parent and family programming is becoming a staple within alumni and advancement offices, but parents have very different needs and expectations than alumni. Do you know how to get your parents involved and engaged with the university? Biola University has had an active and thriving Parent Council of 24-30 members for over fifteen years. Colleen Heykoop, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations at Biola University will share how their office has recruited and utilized a group of volunteer parents to strengthen relationships, programming and affinity among all parents and the university.

Do you have a current parents’ council but it's not helping your office reach its goals? Is your council stuck in a rut or even dysfunctional? Jay McClymont, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations at Messiah College will share how his office shut down their Parents’ Council and after a year hiatus, launched a very successful Parents’ Advancement Council with a new vision and mission.

Facilitators: Colleen Heykoop, Director, Alumni and Parent Relations, Biola University and Jay McClymont, Director of Alumni & Parent Relations, Messiah College

12:00 PM
1:30 PM
Joint Closing Lunch & Keynote Address
Worship led by: George Williamson, Director of Worship Arts, Point Loma Nazarene University

Presenter: Rick Warren, Founder & Sr. Pastor, Saddleback Church and Author, The Purpose Driven Life
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Post-Conference Opportunity: February, 10-12
Attendees are invited for an incredible experience we’re offering post-conference, from February 10-12, with one of our partners, The Global Immersion Project around peacemaking.  Some of your peers when on this this deeply meaningful trip to the US/Mexico border last year, you can read about their experience here.  This is an opportunity to learn about immigration policy and its impact on the US, its Christian community, and Christian higher education by joining a cohort of colleagues from CCCU schools on a trip to the U.S. / Mexico border. We will be journeying to both sides of the border and hear how immigration policy impacts many different people. The trip includes meeting with border patrol, touring the border, meeting with immigration policy experts, as well as deported students, mothers, and veterans. 

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