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Alumni & Community Relations | Webinars & Recordings

2023 Alumni & Community Relations | Webinars & Recordings

Improving Engagement Via Social Networks For Alumni  | 22 October 2023

Presenters: Merryn Parks, Catherine Rainbow, and Rebecca Healy

We easily focus engagement activities on the community groups in front of us. However, it would be remiss to overlook former students, past parents and previous staff. Especially as they are larger in number (and potential impact) than those on site each term.

Collectively these segments are geographically dispersed. They cross many life stages. This makes engagement more challenging. Social networks can help to bridge the divide. Activities via socials can be more regular than events and more relational than emails or publications. But are we maximising the opportunity? We know more can be done than the occasional alumni achievement post. But what works? And which channels should get your attention?

Excellence Series Webinar 6: Caulfield Grammarians’ Association | 11 August 2023

Presenters: Linda Sprott and Rachel Muir. Facilitator: Lincoln Size

How do Alumni Associations respond when there is a crisis? Linda Sprott and Rachel Muir, share how the Caulfield Grammarians’ Association (CGA) implemented a plan to keep their community connected and engaged by leveraging technological solutions and focusing on the quality of their content.

Excellence Series Webinar 5: Womens’ College, UQ QLD & Somerville House, QLD | 15 June 2023

Presenters: Rebecca Bauer and Susan McGinley. Facilitator: Chanel Hughes

Alumni publications are such an essential connection tool for any educational institution and we would like to share two quite special Alumni publications in this Excellence Series.

Facilitating Digital Community Engagement Webinar | 8 June 2023

Presenter: Merryn Parks. Facilitator: Mandy McFarland

How can you go further to engage your community than just sending a newsletter? Or hosting events not all can come to? Avoid talking at, instead of with, your community and use your digital toolkit to create meaningful connections! In this session we explore a number of stellar schools and what they are achieving through a variety of programs to connect different community segments.

Excellence Series Webinar 1: St Andrew’s Cathedral School | 15 February 2023

Presenter: Lyn Jarvis. Facilitator: Nick Jaffer 

This is the first webinar in the Educate Plus Excellence Series, showcasing the 2022 Alumni and/or Community Event Category winner, St Andrews Cathedral School.

Lyn Jarvis, Director of Community Engagement at St Andrews Cathedral School in Sydney, shares how a lean team of four traversed the challenges of COVID and delivered the largest Gala Dinner the school had ever held to achieve multiple objectives.

2022 Alumni & Community Relations | Webinars & Recordings

Alumni & Community Relations (Archive) SIG: Using Archives To Engage Your Community | 22 August 2022

Presenters: Gareth Dyer and Morwenna Dixon. Facilitator: Lyn Jarvis

All schools have a history that is unique, but how can you use your school’s history and Archives to engage your school community? In this online SIG, School Archivists, Gareth Dyer and Morwenna Dixon share their ideas and experiences. Whether you are not sure where to start, or you have a well-developed Archives, this SIG is for you.

Alumni & Community Relations SIG Maximising Engagement | 01 March 2022

Presenters: Sandy Goddard and Jack Campion

Alumni events over the past couple of years have been challenging. Sandy Goddard and Jack Campion share their experience and outline a structure of events. What works, what doesn’t. How best to reach out and how to stay connected.

2021/2020 Alumni & Community Relations | Webinars & Recordings

Alumni & Community Relations SIG Re-Engaging Alumni Post COVID | 12 March 2021

Presenters: Sandy Goddard and Dionne Molina Facilitator: Philippa Zingales

As we move beyond COVID what are the challenges and opportunities in regards to engaging with our Alumni?

Alumni & Community Relations SIG Innovations, Opportunities, Changes and Successes | Part 2 | 05 November 2020

Facilitator: Russell Davidson

Part 2 of the Alumni & Community Relations SIG Innovations, Opportunities, Changes and Successes. The dicussion reflects on Part 1 as ideas are developed to determine what 2021 might look like.

Alumni & Community Relations SIG Innovations, Opportunities, Changes and Successes | Part 1 | 20 October 2020

Facilitator: Russell Davidson

Facilitated by Russell Davidson, this group discussion centres around how we have changed, innovated and adapted our Alumni Relations programs this year without face to face gatherings, as we discuss some of the ideas that have succeeded and perhaps some that haven’t!

Alumni & Community Relations SIG Kick Starting Alumni Engagement | 10 September 2020

Panellists: Jo HutchensLyn Jarvis and Philippa Zingales. Facilitator: Myfanwy Stanfield

Just getting started? Hear from three of our members based in NSW who kicked-started their Alumni engagement strategies after years of lying dormant! This SIG consists of a panel discussion and open forum for participants.

How To Find School, College And University Students, Staff And Alumni On LinkedIn Webinars | Parts 1 and 2 | 20 April 2020

Presenter: Sue Ellson

Are 80% of your students listed as Alumni on your School Profile on LinkedIn? If not, how can you track them down via LinkedIn but also via other online channels? This session shows you ways to track down your ex-students/alumni/alumnae/old girls/old boys/old scholars using a variety of techniques.

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