Transitioning Advancement toward a Hybrid Workforce Model



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Benchmark against peer institutions as your shop transitions toward a hybrid workforce.


Advancement shops were forced to rapidly transition to a fully remote workforce last year due to COVID-19. As institutions plan to reopen in the Fall, we are now preparing for yet another transition to what for many shops will be a hybrid workforce that balances in-person and remote. This moment in time represents an opportunity for advancement shops to think about the transition strategically and to make decisions around it that allow for greater flexibility without any loss of productivity.

In this virtual training, you will hear from our expert—Len Contardo, Senior Director of Human Resources & Professional Development at the Georgia Tech Alumni Association—about how organizational culture has shaped and continues to shape their transition to a hybrid workforce. You will then have the opportunity to benchmark and hear from peers across the industry about important questions like:

  • How will the previous year of remote work impact future office logistics?
  • What steps can you take to intentionally shape your culture in a hybrid workforce organization?
  • How can you best manage expectations through the next workforce model transition?


Who Should Attend

Leaders of advancement teams from around the shop—from alumni relations and associations to annual giving and foundations—will benefit from this training.

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Our virtual trainings go far beyond just replicating PowerPoint presentations online: these experiences are intentionally designed to give you the kind of robust and dynamic learning experience you’ve come to expect from Academic Impressions. These trainings provide you with an active learning environment and an online space where you can explore ideas, get inspired by what your peers are doing, and understand the range of possibilities around a certain topic. You will leave these sessions with practical solutions that you can take back to your team or task force.

What you will get:

  • A dynamic, interactive, and high-touch virtual learning experience designed to engage and set you up for growth
  • Seamless online face-time, networking, group work, and Q&A opportunities from the comfort of your own workspace
  • Practical takeaways and hands-on knowledge
  • Guidance from vetted subject matter experts
  • Unlimited access to all recorded online sessions


June 29, 2021

3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern


In this training, you will work with your peers to discuss the logistical and cultural pros and cons of working remotely vs. in-person and hear how the lessons learned at the Georgia Tech Alumni Association can be applied to your own campus. Specifically, you’ll address the following topics:


Logistical Considerations for a Hybrid Advancement Shop

Knowing the best approach to how your shop can schedule and accommodate a team in a new hybrid model will be beneficial in providing the greatest degree of flexibility without lost productivity. Through a discussion of lessons learned, you will be able to identify what works and doesn’t work in order to create a hybrid model that takes the best from both worlds.


Bringing Back Organizational Culture for a Hybrid Team

While we have all experimented with a variety of team building activities through the remote space, it continues to be challenging to replace the in-person experience of community building and ad hoc gatherings. The transition back to a new hybrid workforce will have to include a similar culture of what made in-person collaboration special. Learn how to bring strong organizational culture back to your team as you transition.


Portrait of Len Contardo

Len Contardo

Senior Director, Human Resources & Professional Development, Georgia Tech Alumni Association

Len has over 25 years of career development and alumni relations experience. In his current role, he is responsible for recruiting, onboarding, developing and performance management of 45-employees at the $7M not-for-profit organization.

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