4 Questions to Embed a Networking Mindset for Your Alumni – and for Impact

Networking is more than mingling at an alumni reunion. In the Creating Connection Webinar hosted and organized by Aluminati, earlier this week, I navigated a journey of building a networking mindset for the next generation of students, graduates, and alumni. I started the event by asking the simple question: Why do we want our students […]

Top 3 Takeaways on the Power of Alumni Friday

Last month, I put out a call far and wide for people to book an ‘Alumni Friday’ with me. What’s an Alumni Friday? It’s time you carve out every week to build your network and follow-up with friends, colleagues — and especially fellow alumni! What a response! On Friday 30th of September I had 8 Alumni […]

Networking is changing? Dive in and learn more!

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How is networking changing? Taking a break from some deep work, I found myself on a journey down a path to exploring this question. Hint: it involves alumni, habit and impact. The full article is published on LinkedIn: Something has changed about networking…hint it involves alumni and impact Here’s a snippet: “we can offer students […]

Reflection: A Welcome Activity for Alumni Relations!

Curious about The Alumni Way traits? While the book presents the traits of  Reflection – Curiosity – Passion – Generosity for alumni directly, this series of weekly blog posts focuses on how they can be adapted for energizing, effective alumni relations practice.  Earlier this month, I dusted off  the suitcases for my first work related international business trip […]

Yes, I’m an Alumni Romantic

Last year, in the throes of trying to finish my final book manuscript and in the middle of yet another COVID-19 lockdown, I had a bout of alumni romanticism. It was inevitable: I was writing and talking about alumni all the time, immersed in its potential. This article was the result- and apart from the […]

5 Must-Read Articles on Networks for Alumni Professionals

Alumni networks are powerful. As alumni professionals, we know this is to be true in our gut. After two years of creative and innovation programming as part of a great alumni relations pivot, we are tired and need a momentum boost. The purpose of this post to give you a chance to dive in and […]

The Social Impact of Networks: A new World Economic Forum article

In November 2021, I participate as a member of a terrific workshop panel for the HundrED Innovation Summit. The workshop was entitled: Networks Transforming Education. InHive assembled this amazing panel of facilitators from around the world.  With the electricity from the online event still sparking post-event, we agreed to write an article of our experiences of […]

From a distance: Alumni Connection from the Insight – Out

After only a month into my new role as Interim President and Chair of the Alumni Association Board at the University of St Michael’s College – University of Toronto – I wrote about my experience connecting at such a distance- it’s easier than you think! Here’s a quote: “The future of alumni connection is one […]

Virtual Book Tour – October and November Events!

Virtual Book Tour – Events for Alumni, Career, and Advancement Professionals Are you curious to learn more about The Alumni Way book? Wonder how it might support your work with students and alumni (and for the students and alumni themselves!). Here’s a chance to attend and participate in online events organized as part of the virtual book […]