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On Self-Determined Reading Lists, the Importance of Listening, and Giving Advancement a Seat at the Table

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Release Date: 11/19/2020

Episode 29: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Joel Terwilliger show art Episode 29: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Joel Terwilliger

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Joel Terwilliger, Alumni Relations Manager at The University of Auckland shares about the university’s campaign on the advocacy and awareness of volunteerism. Listen in to find out how encouraging alumni to donate an hour of their time per week can have a positive impact for students, society, and the environment. Hear Joel’s insights on how any institution can implement a volunteer-centric campaign inspire the next generation of change-makers. 

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Episode 28: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Bervyn Lee show art Episode 28: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Bervyn Lee

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Our guest for this episode is Bervyn Lee, Director of Alumni Relations at Singapore Management University (SMU). Bervyn shares how the words of a past Singapore Prime Minister triggered a shift in his outlook on life and legacy giving. Also, listen in to find out how Bervyn has initiated alumni and community surveys that will better enable SMU’s understanding of their community’s interests and affinity.

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Episode 27: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Emma Silva show art Episode 27: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Emma Silva

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Join us for this episode with hosts Heather Hamilton and Brad Entwistle, along with guest Emma Silva, Director of Advancement at United Nations International School (UNIS) in Hanoi, Vietnam. Hear how Emma began her career in journalism and what led her to where she is now, working as an advancement leader in an international school. Also, hear her views on a new way of thinking around strategic planning and how the Vietnamese culture has helped to shape the goals and achievements of UNIS Hanoi.

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Episode 26: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Jayasudha Bandi show art Episode 26: Voices from the Field - A Conversation with Jayasudha Bandi

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In this episode, Jayasudha Bandi, Senior Manager of Alumni Career Services at Indian School of Business (ISB) shares her extensive experience in human resources prior to joining ISB. Listen in to find out how ISB works with alumni and recruiters and manages their programmes; the alumni and graduate recruitment landscape in India; as well as ISB's CASE Platinum Award entries for best practices in alumni relations.

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Episode 25: A Conversation with Ovidia Lim-Rajaram  show art Episode 25: A Conversation with Ovidia Lim-Rajaram

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Ovidia Lim-Rajaram, Chief Communications Officer at National University of Singapore, explores pertinent topics in communications and marketing (C&M). Listen in to find out what the letters M-O-B-I-L-E mean in reference to her thoughts around future trends and challenges in C&M; her top 3 tips for C&M professionals; what she values in being a part of the CASE community and the 2021 Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference (APAC); and the importance of having a 'living' strategy for your institution.

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Standards Matter in Advancement: A Conversation About the CASE Global Reporting Standards  show art Standards Matter in Advancement: A Conversation About the CASE Global Reporting Standards

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For the first time, the educational advancement profession worldwide has a global set of standards for its work. The recently published CASE Global Reporting Standards usher in a new era for transparency in educational philanthropy. This conversation with Matthew Eynon and Brian Hastings, President and CEO of the University of Nebraska Foundation, explains why the Standards are important. 

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Episode 24: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Sinéad Collins show art Episode 24: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Sinéad Collins

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Find out how Sinéad Collins, who started off as performing musician and teacher in London, end up as the Director of Engagement and External Relations at United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA) in Singapore; what international schools can do to cultivate diverse perspectives; why she took up the role of co-chair for 2021 Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference and what this means to her; the differences & similarities between higher education & schools in the advancement space; and UWCSEA's 2021 plans

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Episode 23: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Rime Sun show art Episode 23: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Rime Sun

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Rime Sun, Director of Development at New York University, Shanghai, shares about her work at NYU Shanghai and an overview of the advancement landscape in China. Listen in for Rime’s career path and how she built NYU Shanghai’s development team from scratch. She also shares the strategies that have worked well for NYU Shanghai to engage with NYU Alumni in Asia-Pacific, including the annual Pan-Asia Alumni Conference; what she values in CASE; and projects that she and her team will be working on in 2021.

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Voces y Cafe: A Conversation with Mireya Landacay show art Voces y Cafe: A Conversation with Mireya Landacay

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Welcome to our third episode in Spanish from Latin America of Voces y Café (Voices in the field). In this episode, we invited Mireya Landacay from UTPL Ecuador, to talk about virtual events and alumni engagement. Mireya is the alumni coordinator in UTPL, and she has a lot of experience working with virtual education. UTPL Ecuador is one of the Latin American institutions with more experience in distance education.

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Episode 22: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Soleiman Dias show art Episode 22: Voices from the Field – A Conversation with Soleiman Dias

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Soleiman Dias, Director of Alumni and International Relations at Chadwick International in South Korea takes us through his career journey. He then highlights the important role international schools and international education plays in inclusiveness; shares how he navigates his work and manages his stakeholders; and talks about the advancement landscape in Korea and its growth. Lastly, hear how advancement professionals in schools can benefit from attending the 2021 Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference.

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Professor Michael Arthur describes his leadership at University College London, on the eve of his forthcoming retirement. The conversation spans the rationale for taking a long view in the UCL’s strategic planning process and why a twenty- year planning horizon made sense; the importance of listening, and how an institution needs to take responsibility for histories of institutional racism in order to set a starting point for making progress in racial and ethnic equity. He and Sue Cunningham discuss why he elevated advancement to the university’s leadership table upon his arrival at UCL, and why that was an easy decision though it isn’t as common in the UK as it is in some other regions. Hear why advancement is among the best part of his job, and why he advises empowering others so leaders have the headspace and time to think through the complexities of what they seek to achieve.