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Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Continuous transportation will be available from the Washington Duke Inn to the Fuqua School of Business from 9:30 a.m. until 5:20 p.m.

10:00 a.m.
Wrap Up opens and continues throughout the day
Wintergarden, Fuqua School of Business
http://www.fuqua.duke.edu

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Individual Group Session
All Classrooms located in the Fuqua School of Business
  • Alumni Affairs
       Seminar Room F
  • Annual Fund
       Seminar Room C
  • Arts & Sciences
       Seminar Room D
  • Communications
       Seminar Room E
  • Corporate Relations
       Team Room E2
  • Donor Relations
       Classroom F
  • Executive Directors/AVPs
       Classroom E
  • Foundation Relations
       Seminar Room B
  • Gift Planning
       Team Room E1
  • IT Services
       Seminar Room A
  • Major/Principal Gifts
       Classroom B
  • Medical
       Team Room D2
  • Research
       Team Room E3
  • Special Events/Donor Relations
       Team Room D1
  • Vice Presidents
       Team Room F1
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch
Fox Student Center, Fuqua School of Business
http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/facilities/fox
We've recreated one of our alumni event set ups for you! Continue getting to know other colleagues in your discipline as you sit together family style for a fantastic lunch!

1:15 p.m.
Presentation of group activity
Opening the Flood Gates: The Advancement Opportunity of a Lifetime
Fox Student Center, Fuqua School of Business
Through three activities, each group must develop a plan to recruit co-chairs and lead donors for the creation of your school of global health.

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Break - move to break out rooms

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Opening the Flood Gates: The Advancement Opportunity of a Lifetime
All Classrooms located in the Fuqua School of Business

  • Destiny University
       Classroom B
  • Fortitude University
       Classroom E
  • Hope University
       Classroom F
  • Imagination University
       Seminar Room A
  • Integrity University
       Seminar Room B
  • Optimistic University
       Seminar Room C
  • Providence University
       Seminar Room D
  • Vision University
       Seminar Room E
Vice President's Session
Seminar Room F, Fuqua School of Business
Paul Sheff to hear more about CASE campaign reporting guidelines.

3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Sessions
All Classrooms located in the Fuqua School of Business

  • Constituent Diversity: Strategies to Address Changing 21st Century Demographics
    Seminar Room E
    A series of interactive discussions exploring the opportunities and challenges of working with diverse alumni and parent populations - international, minority, women.

    Come prepared to share your ideas and experiences. Topics to include communications and fundraising strategies, events, prospect management, analysis, and data management.


  • Mining more Value from Alumni Executives: Individual Development and Corporate Relations Collaborating
    Classroom F
    An interactive dialogue and case study exploring how to grow alumni relationships into institutional partnerships while increasing individual giving.


  • The Waltons . . . the Rockefellers . . . the Sopranos? Part 1
    Seminar Room C
    Acting strategically to maximize delights and avoid the pitfalls of family-focused advancement.


  • Asking the Less Obvious Questions: Preparing for a Campaign
    Classroom B
    Part 1: The less obvious questions about campaign consultants, staff needs, institution-wide engagement, and prospect research
    As institutions with mature development operations, we have all learned lessons from previous campaigns and we know the obvious questions to ask as we plan for future efforts. But are we taking enough time to consider the less obvious questions?

    For instance, giving societies can motivate donors to move to the next level, but how do we create coherency among many societies and schools? Recognition is crucial for donors, but what are the differences between accounting and counting? Corporate and foundation giving is generally not motivated by campaigns, but how do these constituencies fit into to institution-wide efforts? Challenges are great motivators, but what questions should be asked in advance to avoid problems down the road?

    Join us for fast-paced, interactive discussions where we will explore these and many more of the less obvious questions that can make a big difference during a campaign.


  • Across Schools and Units
    Seminar Room D
    Part 1: Too many cooks? Creating the perfect menu for multi-interest prospects
    Using a case study, develop a strategy for multi-interest prospects.


  • Engaging Others: Leading Alumni and Development Teams
    Classroom E
    Part I: Noticing
    Leadership session facilitated by Michael Wakefield of the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina. http://www.ccl.org/leadership/about/index.aspx

    Michael Wakefield serves as the Manager of Trainer Development and designs and delivers customized, client-specific programs. He also trains in a variety of open-enrollment programs at the Center, including the Leadership Development Program (LDP®), Coaching for Development, and Building Resiliency: Leading in the Face of Change.


5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Break

Continuous transportation will be available from the Washington Duke Inn to Chapel Quad on Duke's Main West Campus from 5:45 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
West Campus Progressive
Duke University West Campus
Join us for dinner, dessert, coffee, and jazz! The evening begins with refreshments at the Duke Chapel, one of Duke's signature buildings. We have an opportunity to climb the steps to the top of the tower and get a view of Duke and Durham that few others have seen.

Following our Chapel climb, cocktails and dinner are served at the Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences. Experience an academic building the way we would show it off to donors. You won't believe that people actually use this building for research! The Fitzpatrick Center also houses the Duke Immersive Virtual Environment (DIVE) - or - "virtual reality chamber." We've arranged for the chamber to be open throughout dinner. Check it out at: http://www.pratt.duke.edu/news/?id=910

To close the night, we'll move to the The Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture for dessert, coffee, maybe a few cordials, and a bit of jazz.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Continuous transportation will be available from the Washington Duke Inn to Duke University's West Campus from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

At 4:00 p.m. transportation will be provided to Duke venues and the Washington Duke Inn. Following tours, transportation will be available back to the Washington Duke Inn.

8:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Breakfast and Roundtable discussions
von der Heyden Pavilion, Perkins Library
Duke University West Campus
Join your colleagues for breakfast and informal discussions about their signature programs. This is an opportunity to learn what risks have been taken and whether or not they paid off and to hear about "best practices" employed by our fellow universities.

Roundtable discussion descriptions:
  • Executive Leadership Councils, Chris Singer, Associate Vice President, University Alumni Association, and Tim Child, Assistant Vice President, Annual, Major, and Planned Giving and Regional Development, University of Chicago


  • Automated prospect solicitation clearance, Susan Faraone, Senior Director, Strategic Planning and Constituent Development, University of Chicago


  • Reunion giving and challenges, Ginger Nash, Director, Annual Fund, Rice University


  • Role of postdocs in alumni relations, Andy Shaindlin, Executive Director, Caltech Alumni Association


  • Fall young alumni weekend reunion, Sandra Gray, Executive Director, Alumni Relations, Johns Hopkins University


  • Best practices in gift planning training programs for major gift officers, faculty and board members/volunteers, Michelle L. Glennon, Esq., Senior Director of Gift Planning, Johns Hopkins University


  • Advance stewardship module, acknowledgments, endowment audits, Debbie Meyers, Director, Donor Services, Carnegie Mellon University


  • Retention, Jon Iarrobino, Assistant Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Capital Management, Carnegie Mellon University, and Debbie Diamond, Director, HR Initiatives, Rice University
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Opening the Flood Gates: The Advancement Opportunity of a Lifetime
All Classrooms located on Duke University West Campus

  • Destiny University
       von Canon A, Bryan Center
  • Fortitude University
       von Canon B, Bryan Center
  • Hope University
       von Canon C, Bryan Center
  • Imagination University
       Schiciano Auditorium A, FCIEMAS
  • Integrity University
       Schiciano Auditorium B, FCIEMAS
  • Optimistic University
       203 Teer Engineering Building
  • Providence University
       Old Trinity Room, West Union Building
  • Vision University
       Soc Sci 136, Social Sciences Building
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Engaging Challenges: Communicating During a Crisis
Speaker: John Burness, Senior Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations, Duke University
Schiciano Auditorium, FCIEMAS, Duke University West Campus

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
von der Heyden Pavilion, Perkins Library
Duke University West Campus
We're back at the library for this relaxing break in the middle of the day. No program, no assigned seating - just another chance to engage with conference attendees.

1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Alumni Directors Meeting

201 Tower Meeting Room, Perkins Library
Additional discipline-specific session for alumni directors.

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Interdisciplinary Sessions
All Classrooms located on Duke University West Campus
  • Making Donors Happy from the Inside Out: Creating a Culture of Stewardship at Your University
    von Canon A, Bryan Center
    Does your university believe in a culture of stewardship? Is stewardship a core value in your organization? How do you engage your colleagues in a commitment to stewardship? This program was developed for anyone who works with friends, donors and alumni in their organization. Whether you work in major gifts, alumni affairs, corporation and foundation relations, or annual fund, you will want to join us for a fun and informative session that will explain why everyone needs to be a stewardship officer.


  • Data Mining: Uncovering the Hidden Gems in Your Prospect Pool
    Schiciano Auditorium B, FCIEMAS
    Andy Reeher of the Reeher Group (http://www.reehergroup.com), an industry leader in data mining and analytics, will discuss trends in philanthropy and methods to maximize your prospect pool and market segmentation.


  • The Waltons . . . the Rockefellers . . . the Sopranos? Part II
    Von Canon C, Bryan Center
    Acting strategically to maximize delights and avoid the pitfalls of family-focused advancement.


  • Asking the Less Obvious Questions: Preparing for a Campaign
    Part II: The less obvious questions about counting, tracking, volunteers, and recognition

    Von Canon B, Bryan Center
    As institutions with mature development operations, we have all learned lessons from previous campaigns and we know the obvious questions to ask as we plan for future efforts. But are we taking enough time to consider the less obvious questions?

    Join us for fast-paced, interactive discussions where we will explore these and many more of the less obvious questions that can make a big difference during a campaign.


  • Across Schools and Units
    Part II: Introducing a new cuisine? Developing an approach for cross-cutting priorities

    Meeting Room A, Bryan Center
    Using the case study from Wednesday, examine how we might encourage donors to consider interdisciplinary initiatives.


  • Engaging Others: Leading Alumni and Development Teams
    Part II: Interacting

    Schiciano Auditorium A, FCIEMAS
    A continuation of Wednesday's leadership session facilitated by Michael Wakefield of the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, North Carolina. http://www.ccl.org/leadership/about/index.aspx

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Opening the Flood Gates: The Advancement Opportunity of a Lifetime
All Classrooms located on Duke University West Campus

  • Destiny University
       von Canon A, Bryan Center
  • Fortitude University
       von Canon B, Bryan Center
  • Hope University
       von Canon C, Bryan Center
  • Imagination University
       Schiciano Auditorium A, FCIEMAS
  • Integrity University
       Schiciano Auditorium B, FCIEMAS
  • Optimistic University
       203 Teer Engineering Building
  • Providence University
       Old Trinity Room, West Union Building
  • Vision University
       Soc Sci 136, Social Sciences Building
4:00 p.m.
Transportation will be provided to Duke venues and the Washington Duke Inn. Following tours, transportation will be available back to the Washington Duke Inn.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tours of various Duke venues
  • Cameron Indoor Stadium and Duke Sports Hall of Fame
    The Blue Devils compete in the 12-member Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and field teams in 26 NCAA Division 1 varsity sports. Duke's men's basketball team consistently is ranked among the nation's elite and won the national championship in 1991, 1992 and 2001. The football program has participated in all four major bowl games and has won or shared the American Football Coaches Association's academic achievement award a nation-leading 12 times for the highest graduation rate in the country, most recently in 2005. The Duke women's programs are just as exceptional. The women's basketball team has advanced to the NCAA tournament Sweet 16 every year since 1998 and reached the Final Four in 1999, 2002 and 2006. The women's golf team won the NCAA national championship in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2007. For more information, visit Duke Athletics.


  • The Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 55 acres of landscaped and woodland gardens in the heart of Duke's West Campus, are open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to dusk. Each year more than 300,000 visitors enjoy the gardens' five miles of walkways and more than 2,000 species and varieties of plants. The terraces feature seasonal floral displays, perennials, trees, and The Terrace Cafe, which offers light meals, snacks and drinks. The H.L. Blomquist Garden has plants native to the southeastern United States; the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum is devoted to plants of eastern Asia.


  • The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University opened its new building designed by architect Rafael Viñoly in 2005, creating a major new center for the arts on campus. The $23 million museum fosters multidisciplinary learning and serves the larger Research Triangle community. While the museum's temporary exhibition space focuses on modern and contemporary art, the permanent collection is strong in four core areas: medieval and Renaissance art, African art, ancient American (pre-Columbian) art, and Classical sculpture.


  • The Duke Lemur Center, the only university-based facility in the world devoted to the study of prosimian primates, is home to the world's largest colony of endangered primates, including more than 250 lemurs, bush babies, and lorises. More than 85 percent of the center's inhabitants were born on site. The center has led a program to reintroduce black and white ruffed lemurs to Madagascar, the first return of any prosimian primates to the island nation.


  • Center for Integrative Medicine
    It is rare that a building is an experience in itself. Duke Integrative Medicine has built a first of its kind facility designed specifically with the principles of integrative medicine in mind. The building creates a healing environment and represents an innovative architectural paradigm that reflects the balance between mental, spiritual, emotional and physical health.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Break

6:15 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Continuous transportation available from the Washington Duke Inn to Dinner and Casino Night

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cocktails and Dinner
Bay 7, American Tobacco Historic District
The American Tobacco Historic District is one of the highlights of Durham! We know that you'll enjoy an evening out at this bustling entertainment complex just steps away from the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Join us for signature drinks and a taste of sumptuous southern fare.

8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Casino Night
American Tobacco Historic District
Feeling lucky? Want to bet your endowment? Following dinner the Coast to Coast Casino will be open! Try your hand at black jack, roulette, Texas Hold 'Em, and other games of chance. Currency and prizes are yours for the taking!

Friday, July 20, 2007

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
President's Ballroom I & II, Washington Duke Inn
Look for your mascot! Take time to evaluate the conference and set goals for implementation of new ideas.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Engaging greatness: why alumni and development work matters to a university
Speaker: Peter Lange, Provost, Duke University
President's Ballroom I & II, Washington Duke Inn

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Closing the Flood Gates
President's Ballroom I & II, Washington Duke Inn
Fabulous prizes and recognition of group activity winners!

Closing Remarks


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