The Ohio State University Alumni Association

2019 Club and Society Leadership Symposium
Thursday, September 5 - Friday, September 6, 2019
Columbus, OH

2019 Club and Society Leadership Symposium

Registration opens on July 8!

Hear from alumni association staff and university partners as we celebrate the successes of the past year and discuss ways to engage alumni and friends.

We'll review best practices and available resources, introduce new programmatic ideas and provide networking opportunities between club and society volunteers. The full event schedule is to be determined.

Award nominations

We’re seeking nominations for the 2019 Alumni Leadership Symposium awards. Make a nomination or apply for an award by July 20.

Event highlights

  • Programming and best practice sessions categorized by alumni group basics, critical issues and master class sessions
  • Lunch and award recognition
  • Regional breakout discussions
  • Alumni group reception
  • Giveaways

2–4 p.m. | Stadium and campus tour opportunities

3–5 p.m. | New volunteer orientation

4–5 p.m. | Buckeye Smart program

5–6 p.m. | Round of educational sessions (basic information)

• Workfront 101

• Reporting 101

• Finance 101

• Scholarships (clubs only)

6–7:30 p.m. | Welcome reception hosted by Franklin County Alumni Club


7:30–8:15 a.m. | Breakfast

8:30–9:30 a.m. | University and Association leadership update

9:45–11:30 a.m. | Regional breakouts

10:15–10:30 a.m. | Break

11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. | Lunch and award recognition

1–2 p.m. | Educational sessions

• Critical issues

Compelling Communications

Donation Membership and Recruiting New Members

Event Excellence

Engaging Millennials and Gen Z

◦ NCAA Compliance Training

Master classes

◦ Focus on Impact: Alumni Group of the Year Winners

◦ Market Research and Business Intelligence

2:15–3:15 p.m. | Educational sessions

Critical issues

◦ Time and Change (student experience and admissions update)

Buckeye Funder (digital fundraising platform)

◦ Donor Relations/Stewardship

◦ Communicating in the Age of Social Media

Master classes

Exploring the Leadership Lifecycle

◦ Exploring Alumni Group Collaborations

3:15–3:30 p.m. | Break

3:30–4:30 p.m. | Educational sessions

Critical issues

◦ Compelling Communications

◦ Donation Membership and Recruiting New Members

◦ Event Excellence

◦ Communicating in the Age of Social Media

◦ Engaging Millennials and Gen Z

◦ Engaging our alumni in the Time and Change campaign

Master classes

◦ Strategy Planning

4:30–5:15 p.m. | General session featuring special presentation and wrap-up

5:30–7 p.m. | Reception

Cost

Free

Where

All of Thursday's programs are at the Longaberger Alumni House
Address: 2200 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210

All of Friday's programs are at the Fawcett Center
Address: 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210

Who can attend

  • Officers or board members of alumni club and societies
  • Registrants may bring one complimentary guest to the reception
  • No limit on the number of attendees from each alumni group

Hotel information

The Association has secured a block of rooms at the SpringHill Suites on Olentangy River Road. The rate is $139 per night and is good for September 5–6. Call 877-901-6628 and request the Ohio State Alumni Leadership Symposium group block or reference the group code OAA to reserve.

You can also book reservations online.

Football tickets

Full Symposium registrants can purchase tickets (limit two per household) to the September 7 game vs. Cincinnati. Kickoff is scheduled for noon. Please call 800-762-5646 to complete your entire registration by phone. Tickets are limited and cost $100 per ticket.

Questions?

Please contact osuaa@osu.edu or 800-762-5646.