Announcing the Inaugural 2022 NACRO Executive Education Program Certificate Series

NACRO’s Professional Development Committee will kick-off our new NACRO Executive Education 2022 series designed for NACRO members and affiliates as an annual high-level continuing education suite for those with 10+ years of experience in corporate relations. 

Participants are invited to apply now through February 15.  The 2022 NACRO Exec Ed class will be announced on March 1, 2022.  Participants must complete all 4 sessions to receive the NACRO Exec Ed 2022 Certificate at the 2022 Annual Meeting.  The cost of the 4-session executive education 2022 series is $500 for NACRO members and $750 for non-members.  Accepted applicants will be billed after March 1, 2022.

The Format:

Three 75-minute remote sessions will be offered in the 2022 series reflecting these categories:

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Technical Skills
  • Industry Topics
  • Best Practices*

*A culminating in-person session is scheduled for July 19, 2022 in front of Annual Meeting in Minneapolis that will center on Best Practices as shared by each participant in the group.  You will be asked to provide an elevator speech on your practice/program along with a deck with details to share with each participant for follow-up.

Session Dates & Times:

The three remote sessions will be held via Zoom during the dates/times listed below. 

  • Session 1 - Wednesday, March 30, 2022       
    4:30 - 5:45 PM ET

  • Session 2 - Thursday, April 28, 2022
    3:30 - 4:45 PM ET

  • Session 3 - Thursday, June 16, 2022         
    3:30 - 4:45 PM ET

  • Session 4 - Tuesday, July 19, 2022

The Projected Outcomes:

  • Develop new skills and insights to enhance your leadership strategies and grow your corporate relationship portfolio.
  • Provide exposure to new methods and approaches from industry experts.
  • Broaden your perspective to high-level and strategic best practices in the university corporate relations profession through presentations, small group sessions, and best-practice sharing.
  • Network with peer leaders with whom you will create and sustain a cohort relationship.

The 2022 Program Series:

Date: March 30, 2022 
Time: 4:30 - 5:45 PM ET 
Speaker: Dr. Loredana Padurean, Senior Associate Dean, Asia School of Business
Topic: Smart and Sharp Skills:  The Skills of the Future

Date: April 28, 2022
Time: 3:30 - 4:45 PM ET
Speaker: Dr. Erwin Gianchandani, Deputy Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation
Topic: Engaging University Corporate Partners in Federal Funding Opportunities

Date: June 16, 2022
Time: 3:30 - 4:45 PM ET
Panel: Led by Ellen Grant Piccioli, Director of Manufacturing Innovation, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Topic: Breaking Down Silos to Optimize Corporate Engagement

Date: July 19, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM ET
Speaker: Dr. Loredana Padurean
Sharp Skills


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