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    • 5 May 2021
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • 26 May 2021
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    Join Apra MoKan each Wednesday morning for a coffee chat open to all Apra Midwest members. No RSVP required - simply join as your schedule allows. For more information, email Michelle Brownlee or Heather Held Nelson.

    Zoom Meeting ID: 848 2749 5089 Passcode: 717137

    Morning Coffee Chats is a casual networking opportunity to connect Apra members across our region.  Each week will feature a different host who will get the chat started on a current Prospect Research or Professional Development topic or resource at the top of the hour, followed by lots of good conversation.

    May Coffee Chat Topics:

    5/5 – Resources 

    5/12 – Open Forum – Bring Your Questions!

    5/19 – TBD

    5/26 – TBD

    • 18 May 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Webinar
    Register

    A Career Path isn't Always Straight: Develop a Dynamic Career 

    Presented by: Apra Midwest (Great Plains, MoKan and Minnesota)

    Jobs in advancement come in all shapes and sizes, but careers are well cultivated and stewarded. Today, most institutions are participating in ambitious campaigns that offer exciting career opportunities. Having a plan and being nimble can open new doors for advancement services professionals. In this interactive session, Christy and Katrina will provide strategies for crafting a career plan for the long term. It will provide insight and tools that support professional engagement, building a personal brand, and provide insight into advocating for career advancement!

    Registration is required. Zoom instructions will be emailed upon registration. 

    Register Today!

    Meet the Speakers:

    Christy Cates is the Executive Director of Advancement Services at Caltech where she plays a central role in building a world-class advancement organizationHer areas of focus include, prospect research, prospect management, reporting, prospect analytics, talent acquisition, professional development, staff engagement and performance management. Prior to joining Caltech, Cates was responsible for developing and implementing one of the first talent management programs in the higher education advancement arena at UC Irvine. Under her leadership, the university advancement human resources team won two District VII and one national CASE award for best practices in talent management.

    Katrina Onderdonk is the Director of Talent Management, Advancement and Alumni Relations at Caltech where she specializes in executive search, employee engagement, individual coaching and team building. Onderdonk has over 15 years of executive search and leadership experience in both corporate and non-profits settings. Prior to joining Caltech, she was a consultant with S. Benjamins & Co. and began her career at Banc of America Securities and Gap Inc. She is very active in the Los Angeles community having served on several nonprofit boards.


    • 21 May 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom - Link Sent in Registration
    Register

    Join us for a monthly "Lunch & Learn" on the third Friday of each month, from 12:00-1:00 Central!

    Grab your lunch and hop on Zoom to chat with colleagues and industry leaders. Each month, we'll pick a topic and bring in a speaker to share ideas and knowledge, and then we'll open the floor for questions and conversation.

    Our May topic is Job Hunting & Networking! We'll hear from three prospect development professionals who have found new careers in the past year. We'll hear a bit about their job searches, where they looked, how they used their Apra networks, and how they stayed resilient during a challenging time. We'll also hear a bit about the other side of the table - hiring and onboarding during a pandemic! Come ready with your stories, questions, or tips to share!

    The Zoom link will be sent in your registration confirmation email.

    • 2 Jun 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    Apra PA Virtual Roundtable: Tessitura

    Let's discuss all things Tessitura! Bring your trickiest questions and best workarounds to discuss with the group. Registration is limited. Register today. 

    When: June 2nd at 1pm EST 

    Where: Your Office or Home

    Cost: FREE

    Questions: lauren.woodring@philamuseum.org

    Register Today!


    • 23 Jun 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom

    Apra PA Virtual Roundtable: Higher Education

    Work in prospect development at a higher education institute? Come chat with other professionals. Registration is limited. Grab your spot today! 

    When: June 23rd at 1pm EST 

    Where: Your Office or Home

    Cost: FREE

    Questions: lauren.woodring@philamuseum.org

    Register Today!


    • 5 Aug 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • https://creighton.zoom.us/j/4022803534
    Register

    Join friends from Apra Great Plains, Apra MoKan and Apra MN for a virtual happy hour!  Since many of us are still working from home, grab your beverage of choice (coffee, tea, cocktail, mocktail) and let's take an hour to hangout and connect. We hope to see you there!  

    • 4 Nov 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • https://creighton.zoom.us/j/4022803534
    Register

    Join friends from Apra Great Plains, Apra MoKan and Apra MN for a virtual happy hour!  Since many of us are still working from home, grab your beverage of choice (coffee, tea, cocktail, mocktail) and let's take an hour to hangout and connect. We hope to see you there!  

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