The needs of today's institutions of higher education are demanding more, with less. Meanwhile, public, media, and legislative audiences are demanding more and more information on college inputs and outcomes. And at the crossroad of these demands are the professionals leading the outreach efforts of each of KICA's member institutions.
This event is a consortium of barrier breakers, as these attendees are working between young graduates and established donors. Strategy and innovation are sought, and found, here.
The 2018 event was held July 11th in McPherson, KS on the campus of Central Christian College of Kansas. Our thanks to the UMB team for their sponsorship. This day full of creative space and educational moments would not have happened without them. Highlights included:
MORNING KEYNOTE: Higher Ed Leadership, Relationship and Fundraising Pro, Isaac W. K. Thweatt will be presenting Creating a Culture of Institutional Engagement
LUNCHEON KEYNOTE: Turning the Negative into a Win with Keynote speaker, Steven Iwersen, who reveals five strategic principles that can help you have greater influence and reach your preferred outcomes - even if you have to work with a few prickly people.
CLOSING SESSION: The Power of “Yes, and…” Marvin Stottlemire, PhD, JD, and owner of Laugh2Learn, will introduce you to the concept of “yes, and” through play and exercises. At the end of the one-hour session, you will have internalized this important concept, and experienced a sense of community that will follow you home.