Professional Development Series
NACRO will offer two professional development sessions at the annual conference. Apply here
The Mastery Series is designed for senior level Corporate Relations Officers who seek to build their peer network, increase their strategic skills, and bring new ideas back to their campuses. Attendance is limited to 25 NACRO Members per session. Attendees will submit a case study (template provided) with the class guided through a series of interactive exercises by the facilitator. Participants should come prepared to share both their successes and their challenges; ask questions and answer others questions; and present on their approaches to the group. Apply here
Mastery Series 1: Developing and Implementing a Corporate Relations Strategic Plan
- Target Audience: NACRO Members who lead the CR office for the university
- Intended for CR senior leaders who lead strategy, hire staff, and manage budgets for university wide CR program. Participants should leave class with a stronger peer network, an understanding of broad issues around a CR plan, and concrete advice and ideas for action for their own program. Attendees must be responsible for leading CR efforts for a research university; have 10+ years professional experience (at least 3 in a leadership role); and manage a corporate portfolio.
Mastery Series 2: Building a Culture of Trust and Respect within your School or College
- Target Audience: NACRO Members who lead the CR office for a school or college
- This offering is targeted at experienced professionals who lead the CR function for their school or college. At the end of the class, participants will have broadened their peer network, gained a deeper understanding of common relationship issues in CR across universities, and have actionable recommendations for raising the profile of CR within your school. Attendees must be responsible for leading CR efforts for a school or college within a research university; have 10+ years professional experience (at least 3 in a leadership role); and manage a corporate portfolio.
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