The Institute for New Professionals is a full day of programming on Saturday, which requires registration and an additional fee of $99.

Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Community College Workshop


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Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Institute for New Advancement Professionals

Michigan A and B 

Congratulations - You got the job! Now what?
Your success and future in advancement is critical not only to you but also to
your institution, so it’s important to arm yourself with the knowledge and
connections to ensure a smooth transition to the field. Advancement is a
rewarding career path that isn’t always easy to navigate. Whether this is your
first career move or one in a new direction, CASE’s Institute for New
Advancement Professionals will help anyone new to advancement to learn the
building blocks for success. The day consists of a combination of presentations
and small group deep dive discussions that cover areas of alumni relations,
development, communications and marketing and facilitated by advancement
leaders from CASE District V.

Topics for the day will include:
Understanding the language of the advancement profession
A Q&A panel forum with attendees from 2016’s New Professionals Institute
and CASE scholarship winners
ractical tips on working a room at advancement events
Crafting an elevator speech about your institution and your
role within it
Managing up/managing 360
Roundtable discussions to help you build a diverse network of
advancement colleagues
Learning about CASE, making the most of the conference, and
ways to get more involved

Presented by:

  • Elizabeth McGreal Cook - Director of Training and Employee Engagement, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • William Falk - Assoc. Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, St. Norbert College
  • Joseph Brooks - Campaign Director, Marquette University
  • Matt Baumler - Director of Alumni and Constituency Engagement, Lawrence University
  • Lauren Hill - Director of Regional Development, Marquette University
  • Nicole Singer - Campaign Communications Project Manager, Marquette University

Secondary Tracks:  Advancement Fundamentals

Saturday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

New Professionals Reception


A special reception to meet and mingle with
other CASE V members and leadership. This is a great opportunity to
network and get to know other professionals in District V.

Presented by:

Monday 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Building a Student Philanthropy Program from the Ground Up

Sheraton Ballroom III 

Millennials bring a whole new set of rules and expectations to the table; especially when it comes to engaging with their alma mater. Learn how one school utilized a small plastic piggy bank...named Bert, to increase their young alumni giving percentage.The Bert, or piggy bank, approach is an initiative used to establish interactive student philanthropy. Teaching students that graduation signals not a departure from an institution, but rather a transition to a new stage in their relationship with their alma mater.Attendees will leave the session with tips and tricks on starting a student philanthropy program from the ground up!

Presented by:

  • William Falk - Assoc. Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, St. Norbert College
  • Monica Moe - Director of St. Norbert Fund, St. Norbert College
  • Troy Rottier - Associate Director of the St. Norbert Fund, St. Norbert College