Restructure Your Alumni Chapters to Increase Engagement

Last updated June 4, 2020

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Last Updated

June 4, 2020

Restructure Your Alumni Chapters to Increase Engagement

Last updated June 4, 2020

Learn how to empower your regional chapters to program and lead in a way that aligns with your institution’s strategic goals.


In a world where social distancing makes it more difficult to stay in touch, it’s more important than ever to ensure your regional chapters are led in a way that best promotes your institution. Are you struggling to keep them on the same page and moving in the same direction?

Join us online and hear about a new model to help you more effectively manage your alumni chapters. You will examine how alumni relations professionals at the University of Waterloo are transitioning their fragmented regional alumni chapters into a more centrally managed structure in order to improve communication, leadership, and engagement. You will:

  • Learn how Waterloo is empowering their alumni volunteers to create engaging programming that builds the global institutional brand
  • Walk away with tips for how to begin thinking about implementing this model at your institution

Who should attend?

This webcast is designed for alumni relations professionals (including specialists, officers, assistant directors, and directors) who are looking to better manage their regional chapters in an effort to increase alumni engagement and giving. This webcast is ideal if you are looking to improve:

  • Coordination between your office and your regional chapters
  • Coordination between your office and your alumni board
  • Leadership within a particular regional chapter


Our expert instructor will guide you through the following considerations:

  • Building a Successful Chapter Model
    Learn how to approach reforming your chapter structure into a more effective, centrally coordinated system by:
      • Identifying and setting common goals and expectations for each chapter, which align with the institution’s strategic plan
      • Training chapter volunteers for community engagement
      • Transitioning staff from program planning to relationship building with the chapter’s leadership
      • Empowering your alumni board to lead the transition
  • Adopting Lessons Learned
    Walk away with tips and strategies for implementing this model at your own institution so that you too can enhance your global reputation and alumni engagement.