NACRO was pleased to present a continuation of our professional development webinar series for 2018, which was first launched last year! This year’s content was meant to be wide ranging, and relevant to both corporate relations officers and industry, based on the specific topics delineated below.
Did you miss a webinar? You still have a chance to learn on your own schedule from your NACRO colleagues! We will be offering recordings of our webinars for $99 each or $279 for all three. Use this order form here to order your recording today. (You will need to sign into access the form)
Webinar #3: Recruiting, Engaging and Enhancing Corporate Partnerships Through Events!
Wednesday, June 6, 2018; 1:00 EST
Rebecca Robinson, Director of Economic Development at Kansas State University will talk about K-State Research Day that spotlights faculty research capabilities, facilities, and resources to industry; David Ortendahl, Director of Corporate Relations at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will highlight their “In Great Company” event where they honor and thank key partners; and Susan Beckett Mitchell, Corporate & Foundation Relations Officer at Spelman College will talk about how Spelman, a college that serves women of African descent, shares a homecoming event with an all-male school. Join for more great ideas on enhancing corporate partnerships through events!
Webinar #2 – Working with your corporate relations office: The in's and out's of a successful cross-divisional partnership
Thursday, April 26, 2018; 12:00-1:30pm EST
Are you a faculty member interested in corporate partnerships for your program but don’t know where to start? How about a development professional creating a corporate relations platform at your university and need ideas on what the outcome should involve? Look no further than this webinar that will answer those questions and more! Learn from colleagues who have built successful shops on the tips and tricks for developing internal partners, and hear an example of how this can lead to funding opportunities.
Moderator: Jill Dykhoff, Assistant Director, Corporate Relations, Iowa State University Foundation
- Alexa C. Hansen, Strategic Partnerships, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University
- Melissa Erekson, Executive Director, Corporate, Foundation and Research Relations, Tulane University
Webinar #1 – Conducting research on corporations: How to collect and communicate information about industry partners
Tuesday, March 20, 2018; 12:00-1:30pm EST
Corporate intelligence is an important component of building effective relationships between your university and a corporate partner. There are a variety of tools available, but data is often disparate and may not be easily accessible. To discuss these issues, this webinar will include both a professional prospect researcher to share tools and best practices from the perspective of someone focused exclusively on researching emerging and existing partners, along with a seasoned corporate relations officer who is responsible for collating their own background intelligence.
Moderator: Heath Wood, Director of Development, CFR, Georgia State University
- Tessa Fjelland, Associate Director of Research Strategies, Iowa State University Foundation
- Jonathan Cummings, Director of Industry Engagement, Lehigh University
Information on the 2017 inaugural webinars presented by NACRO can be found here.