There are strong institutions out there that have engaged students, active alumni, dedicated faculty and staff, and dynamic leadership. But even the very best institutions struggle with the working silos between advancement and academic affairs teams.
What do we know about how these colleagues work together and what they understand about this relationship? How can advancement and academic affairs best collaborate with each other? Are there ways that leaders can support and develop these relationships? We think these questions are relevant for institutions whose budgets are stressed in the post-COVID landscape of higher education. Many schools are placing additional emphasis on fundraising that could ease budget pressures and fund programs that support student persistence and success.
In 2021, a study of 31 colleges and university examined how advancement/development professionals and faculty at colleges and universities understand one another’s work, and also identified ways to make their collaboration both easier and more productive. Frank Boyd designed and led the study in collaboration with the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS).
In this webinar, we will look at this survey and the results from over 1,600 respondents to evaluate the ways we think about each other’s work, and plan a strategy for working together to overcome systemic patterns that prevent us from breaking down the silos. Join Doug Mason, Partner, Gonser Gerber, and Frank Boyd, Vice President of the Higher Education Practice at McAllister & Quinn, for this webinar that will help our institutions do better by listening to one another.
Topics we will cover include:
- Challenges we face
- Review survey questions and answers
- What the survey data tells us
- What we can do with this information to improve relationships that benefit our institutions and those we serve
The fee is $295 per institution, which allows your entire team the opportunity to participate in this professional development at the same time. If you are a current client of Gonser Gerber, that fee is just $145. You will also receive a copy of the presentation and a recording of the webinar with your registration.
Who Should Participate:
This webinar will cover the challenges that exist in higher education between academic teams and advancement teams, and help to shed light on the ways that working together will benefit the institution and your goals. We invite all members who are interested, from leadership and volunteers, faculty and staff, and everyone in-between. This will be most relevant to staff members in higher education who wish to break down silos, so Presidents, Chancellors, Vice Presidents, Academic Deans and Chairs, Board Members, and Directors.
Doug Mason, Partner, Gonser Gerber
Frank Boyd, Vice President of the Higher Education Practice at McAllister & Quinn