We’ve worked with some really great leaders. We invite you to have a conversation with them.

As advancement leaders look out over the talent marketplace, a number of questions and concerns arise in the aftermath of COVID-19, whether you’re a hiring manager or a candidate. What will the talent pool look like? How do we evaluate candidates virtually? How do I position myself in a search? What will the financial picture look like moving forward? It’s an exceptional time. WittKieffer is engaging higher education leaders through a series of virtual conversations to explore questions just like these across a number of disciplines. By asking some of higher ed’s premier advancement experts to share their thoughts and lead a discussion about the current landscape in crisp 45-minute sessions, we hope to provide some clear answers.


Managing and Hiring for Your Advancement Team Post-COVID

August 12, 2020  |  4 – 4:45 p.m. ET

Registration for this webinar is now closed. 

Panel Topics:

  • How can I best manage my advancement workforce in a budget restricted environment?
  • How can I make the financial case for hiring advancement talent in the future?
  • What is the current marketplace for advancement talent?
  • What preparations do we need to make for the hiring process, given COVID restrictions?
  • What resources and energy should I be putting towards retention? More specifically, what should I be doing to create an inclusive environment so that my workforce remains and grows more diverse?

Featured Speakers:

  • Monique Dozier, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Chief Advancement Officer, Morehouse College
  • Sergio Gonzalez, Senior Vice President for Advancement, Brown University
  • Rhea Turteltaub, Vice Chancellor of External Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Moderated by: Greg Duyck, Principal, WittKieffer

Navigating Your Advancement Career Post-COVID

August 5, 2020  |  4 – 4:45 p.m. ET

Registration for this webinar is now closed. 

Panel Topics:

  • Should I enter the job market now or wait?
  • What’s the competition like for good jobs now?
  • What skills will advancement teams need post-COVID? How do I distinguish myself?
  • How can I evaluate the financial strength of potential employer institution?
  • What should I be doing now to prepare myself for the advancement job market?

Featured Speakers:

  • Theresa Davis, Vice President for University Advancement and CEO of the Tower Foundation, San Jose State University
  • Courtney Surls, Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations, American University
  • Jay Stroman, Senior Vice President of Advancement and Alumni Affairs, CEO of the USF Foundation, University of South Florida
  • Moderated by: Mercedes Chacón Vance, Senior Partner, WittKieffer