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.

Alumni, Advancement, & Marketing Conference

We know that your passion and skill at your job comes from your innovation and creativity - but when was the last time you truly got to stretch those muscles and embrace inspiration? Our AAM event brings you not just best practices, skills training, and professional networking, but also a focus on leadership and creative thinking.

Our 2019 experience will be hosted by MidAmerica Nazarene University on July 30th, 2019. To participate or present, contact Jesyca Hope, Director of Member Programs, today.

Your 2019 Keynote Talks are sure to increase your success rate upon your return to campus. They are:

Tried-and-True vs. Test-and-Try

The mark of successful change management comes not only in our institutional effectiveness to inspire a belief that change is needed, but in our capacity to move, with agility, from "tried-and-true" to "test-and-try." Here is an opportunity to explore how small college leaders can experiment and take risks - smart risks - to create positive change at their institutions. College external relations officers will leave this session with case study examples on how to encourage "smart risk-tasking" around institutional engagement and philanthropy.

Generational Intelligence

Generational Intelligence – In today’s workplace there is more diversity than ever. Since the way generations approach work varies, understanding bridges the perceived gap between generations of workers who learn differently, respect authority uniquely and perform their job responsibilities with or without assistance. It is important to understand these differences, learn from and value each generation’s perspective and differences so we can develop effective working relationships with one another.

Other workshops include: The 4 Rs of Major Gift Fundraising and Stewardship, Talking About God: Religious Identity and Prospective Student Marketing, Data Metric, Crisis Communications, and Smart Risk Taking.  All this for just a $25 registration fee. 

The Kansas Independent College Foundation wants to thank our 2019 Sponsors:



Our online ticket system requires an individual entry for every attendee. At this time, there is no "group" reservation option. To begin the process, and reserve a place at this event, fill out the form below for EACH person registering.


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Looking Back

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: