Philanthropic work in higher education is as important as ever, as the cost of delivering a high-quality education continues to increase. Academic deans are situated in an important role that allows them to guide the strategic direction of their school or college to help meet the academic mission of their institution. But to achieve their strategic vision, deans must embrace their responsibility to foster a culture of philanthropy within their academic unit to ensure success for years to come.
This video course will be beneficial to any academic dean—new or experienced—or those aspiring to the role who are seeking to develop or refine a plan to achieve philanthropic goals for their institution.
This course is designed to help you understand what a culture of philanthropy is, why it is important, what your responsibility is as a dean in establishing a culture of philanthropy, and how to approach fundraising as a part of this culture. Our expert instructor, Dr. Wade Weast, will help you to understand how your roles as a visionary, collaborator, role model, and fundraiser come together to help alumni, donors, and friends of your academic unit leave a lasting impact. Accompanying this course is a workbook designed to help you reflect on the video course content and create a roadmap for establishing your culture of philanthropy as an academic leader.
Who Will Benefit
This video course will be beneficial to any academic dean—new or experienced—or those aspiring to the role who are seeking to develop or refine a plan to achieve philanthropic goals for their institution. Development officers who work with deans may also benefit from this course to help set strategy for developing a culture of philanthropy in your academic unit.
How It Works
For 5 days, you will get daily emails Monday through Friday with bite-sized videos and corresponding reflection activities that you can complete in 16 minutes or less each day. If you complete all modules within two weeks, you will have the chance to request a certificate. New cohorts start every Monday.
Integrate professional development into your daily routine and establish a solid understanding of philanthropic leadership in your work.
Valued at $595, but free for members!
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Submit your information to enroll into our 5-day Establishing a Culture of Philanthropy as an Academic Dean program. You will get daily emails Monday through Friday with bite-sized videos and corresponding reflection activities that you can complete in 16 minutes or less each day. If you finish the curriculum within 10 days, you will have the chance to request a certificate of completion.
Before You Start
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Day 1: Lesson 1—What Is a Culture of Philanthropy?
Complete: Pages 1-5 in the workbook
Day 3: Lesson 3—Collaborating with Others in Your Culture of Philanthropy
Complete: Pages 9-13 in the workbook
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