UW Advancement Leadership Class 2011-2012
The Advancement Leadership Class (ALC) is an intensive ten-month program designed to provide a comprehensive learning experience that enhances leadership skills among a diverse group of Advancement professionals. ALC participants will be better equipped to provide service, creativity, and leadership because they have a greater understanding of issues and challenges faced by the UW, higher education, and our profession. The program also promotes personal growth, dialog, and collaboration among its members.
The ALC program consists of an orientation and ten half-day sessions beginning in September 2011 and concluding in June 2012. Monthly sessions will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Class locations will vary throughout the year. Individual sessions are designed to provide a comprehensive experience that enhances leadership skills while providing class participants with a deeper understanding of higher education issues and different facets of the University of Washington. Rather than focusing on individual skill training (public speaking, resume building, etc), the program’s goal is to expose participants to a broad range of topics and information that will help them become more effective advancement leaders.
Program Commitment and Participation Expectations
As with all worthwhile endeavors, the program requires a definite commitment of time from participants. ALC participation is recognized as a formal work assignment and does not require any type of leave. In addition to scheduled monthly sessions, an additional commitment of personal time may be required for assigned readings related to monthly sessions and participation in Capstone projects.
ALC members are asked to work individually or in small groups to plan and complete an advancement-focused capstone project. Capstone projects are designed to add value or increase the operational effectiveness of a selected area or program within the broad scope of Advancement, including Communications, Alumni Relations, or Development. Capstone topics are selected in January and class members gather information and conduct research during the spring. Capstone presentations are made at the May and June sessions. Capstone projects completed by members of the 2010-2011 ALC included:
- Where in the World did all the Students Go? A look at study abroad student data and its potential
- Matching Gift and Challenge Gift Initiatives: Essential Campaign Components
- Instant Gratification: The Who, What, When and Where of Online Giving
- The UW Virtual HUB
- Office Hours: Faculty and Fundraisers Advising Each Other for Successful Stewardship
- A Leap of Their Own: From Coordinator to Frontline Fundraiser
- Gender and Philanthropy at the University of Washington: Mighty are the (Wo)men Who Wear the Purple and Bring the Gold
- Is This Seat Taken?: Discovering Major Donors in the World Series Subscriber Pool through Predictive Modeling
- Credit Where Credit’s Due: The challenges of interdisciplinary fundraising
The 2011-2012 application process closed on Friday, July 22, 2011.
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