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 […]

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 […]

Let’s ask more from the University-Alumni relationship! – University Business article

Low expectations. I’ve often thought we need to raise the expectations of the relationship between university and its alumni community. Boiling it down to career development for alumni and donations by alumni is doing the relationship a disservice. In my article in University Business magazine, I argue that we do need to raise our expectations. A key quote: “Alumni […]

Is Higher Education a Lifelong Investment?

Yes! The answer is that simple. The investment in higher education goes far beyond your degree parchment. There’s an enriching university community for lifelong learning opportunities, connections for your career or business and so much more. And the alumni network—your connection to thousands of others that have come before you (and will come after you) […]