Online Programs

Webinars

Webinars are free for ACSN members or $25 for non-members. If you are not yet a member, you can join during registration. For more information, contact Melissa Turk, VP of Programming, at mt[email protected]. 


ACSN Webinar | Integrating Career Services and Alumni Relations 

Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET 

(Free for ACSN members; $25 for non-members) | Register Now! >>  

Career Services and Alumni Relations are increasingly reconsidering their longstanding model of programs and services to collaborate further and scale their impact. Hassan Akmal, Founder of the Career Design Lab at Columbia University, discusses his experience to reveal how you can benefit from collaboration. He also focuses on growing the impact of career development, how to create more opportunities for alumni engagement and how to gain practical and actionable tips and insights.  

Join us to discuss how you can collaborate for mutual benefit to:
-       Improve and expand career services
-       Create more mentoring opportunities
-       Engage alumni more deeply 

About the Presenters:  

Chris Marshall | North American President @ Graduway and Hassan Akmal | Career Thought Leader and Founder of Career Design Lab @ Columbia University

Chris Marshall is a senior higher education advancement professional with 18 years of alumni relations and fundraising experience. He spent twelve years leading alumni relations programs at two top-ranked national research universities – Lehigh University (seven years) and Cornell University (five years). 

Chris has five years of experience serving as an alumni relations consultant at one of the top philanthropic consulting practices in the United States - Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A) where he served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director.
While at GG+A, Chris led the Alumni Relations practice area and served as a consultant to over 100 clients around the world.

Most recently, Chris has served for two years as President of Graduway North America. Graduway is the world’s leading provider of alumni networking and career mentoring software. Trusted by 1,000+ educational institutions to engage alumni and provide career guidance to students. 

Hassan Akmal, MBA, MPH, is the Inaugural Executive Director of Industry Relations and Career Strategies and Founder of the Career Design Lab at Columbia University. An alumnus of Columbia University, Akmal blazed a successful path as a visionary, Career Thought Leader, Chair of Career Education, and Director of Career Services at several universities in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

With over 10 years’ experience leading career and professional development, Akmal teaches individuals the importance of capturing their career and life vision, elevating the personal brand in multi-layered social media, leveraging self-awareness, and purpose alignment—he believes these elements are both the keys to maximizing career and the means of self-fulfillment. He is the author of the Amazon Best-Selling Book—How to be a Career Mastermind™: Discover 7 "YOU Matter" Lenses for a Life of Purpose, Impact, and Meaningful Work. Akmal hosts exclusive global Career Mastermind™ Groups 3x/year that historically sell-out.


ACSN Webinar | How to Use FREE Online Tools to Scale Your Career Services

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

(Free for ACSN members; $25 for non-members) | Registration Coming Soon!

You could spend thousands on niche alumni software, or you can use free platforms your alumni are already familiar with. We'll teach you how to use tools like Slack, Teachable, and YouTube to create scalable and engaging experiences for your alumni.

During this webinar you will learn how to:

·       Set up an alumni community on Slack 
·       Use Teachable to build online experiences 
·       Create engaging video content you can use for years

 About the Presenter

Grant Schrollis the co-founder of Mission Collaborative, where hehelps alumni associations deliver transformative career development programming at scale. He's a seasoned facilitator, experience designer, and entrepreneur who's passionate about helping alumni design careers they love.  


Product Demos

Product demos are free and open exclusively to ACSN members. If you are not yet a member, join today! For more information, contact Cindy Hyman, cynth[email protected]

ACSN Partner Vendor Demo | PeopleGrove
Wednesday, 9.25.19 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Register Now >>

Provide value. Engage alumni. Inspire giving. PeopleGrove is the premier choice in alumni engagement, connection, and community. Institutions around the world are powered by PeopleGrove, including the University of Michigan, Georgetown, Wellesley, and more. Join us to see how we're dedicated to supporting your advancement team by providing data at your fingertips and helping you deliver lifelong value to your alumni.

About the Presenter:

Matt Kelly is the Business Development Manager at PeopleGrove. After starting his career as a middle school history teacher, Matt returned to his alma mater of Georgetown University to work in Alumni Relations and Advancement. As Associate Director of Alumni Career Services, Matt managed the university's student-alumni networking program with the goal of cultivating career connections. With the help of the PeopleGrove platform, Matt was able to grow the student-alumni connections by 75% in a year-over-year comparison. Hoya Gateway has now grown to include alumni-to-alumni networking and the community continues to expand in quantity and quality. In his current role at PeopleGrove, Matt works to research and address issues in higher education including equitable access, career services, and alumni relations with PeopleGrove's over 250 partners.


Archived Programs

All webinars and product demos are archived online for your convenience. To view an individual recording, you will be prompted to log in to the ACSN website.

ACSN Webinar | How to Use FREE Online Tools to Scale Your Career Services

 

 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

 (Free for ACSN members; $25 for non-members)

 

You could spend thousands on niche alumni software, or you can use free platforms your alumni are already familiar with. We'll teach you how to use tools like Slack, Teachable, and YouTube to create scalable and engaging experiences for your alumni.

 

During this webinar you will learn how to:

 

·       Set up an alumni community on Slack

·       Use Teachable to build online experiences

·       Create engaging video content you can use for years

 

About the Presenter

 

Grant Schrollis the co-founder of Mission Collaborative,where hehelps alumni associations deliver transformative career development programming at scale. He's a seasoned facilitator, experience designer, and entrepreneur who's passionate about helping alumni design careers they love.