Leadership Summit

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September 20 & 21, 2013

Leadership Summit is your chance to help shape Reed’s future.

Please join us on September 20 & 21 when Reed will present alumni, parents, and friends—stakeholders in the success of the college—an opportunity to:

  • weigh in on Reed’s priorities as the faculty, president, and board of trustees prepare to engage in a strategic planning process;
  • volunteer to enhance the impact of Reed’s career services, alumni, and development programs;
  • connect with other volunteers, parents, and friends to create a vibrant community of comrades of the quest;
  • toast the opening of the new performing arts building—a “state-of-the-arts” collaborative learning laboratory with theatres, classrooms, and other creative learning spaces—and enjoy performances by students and alumni;
  • advise current students as a career networking maven (no one knows how you got to where you are—and the pitfalls to avoid—better than you).

Help drive Reed’s momentum as the college enters its second century. Register now to ensure a seat at the table.

Schedule

(subject to change; volunteer-specific programming in italics)

Thursday, September 19

5:30–7:30 p.m. Fundraising Volunteer Reception
Fundraising volunteers gather for a special reception in recognition of their service to the college.

Friday, September 20

8 a.m.
Kaul Auditorium
Leadership Summit Welcome Breakfast
9 a.m.
Vollum Lounge
Hum 110 Lecture
Find out what the man of twists and turns is up to these days by dropping in on a Humanities 110 lecture, a veritable smorgasbord of intellectual frameworks, from poli sci to art history.
9–10 a.m.
Vollum 110
Alumni Board of Directors Orientation and Welcome
Alumni Board members gather to get oriented with the past year's activities and learn what to expect in the coming year. All alumni board members are strongly encouraged to attend.
9–10 a.m.
Vollum 228
Past Presidents of the Alumni Board
Alumni Board of Directors past presidents meeting.
10–11:30 a.m.
Chapel
Faculty Panel on Strategic Planning
Engaging in strategic planning provides the rare and welcome opportunity to ask ourselves some fundamental existential questions about Reed as an intellectual community and educational institution. Hear directly from faculty members on the Ad Hoc Strategic Priorities Committee about their perspective on Reed’s strategic planning process.
11:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Kaul Auditorium
Lunch with the Trustees: Panel on Strategic Planning
President John Kroger will lead this session, which continues the faculty discussion on strategic planning. Reed trustees are also engaging in a planning process that includes ensuring that the college’s financial model is sustainable in the long term. Hear from the trustees about how they will approach the safe-keeping of Reed’s educational traditions while funding our greatest aspirations.
1:45–3:15 p.m.
Eliot 103
Eliot 121
Vollum 228
Eliot 126
Committee Meetings
Alumni Board Outreach Committee
Alumni Board Life Beyond Reed Committee
Alumni Board Past Presidents Committee
2014 Reunions Class Leaders
1:45 p.m.–3 p.m.
Gray Lounge
Internships and Student Research Poster Session
Meet with current students to hear about how internships and student research projects enhance the classroom experience and help bridge the gap between graduation and wide world beyond.
3:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Building
Performing Arts Building Grand Opening Reception
Tour the new performing arts building, enjoy performances by students and alumni, and honor the donors who made it all possible. The new building gathers music, dance, and theatre in one collaborative space, engages majors and nonmajors alike in performance disciplines, and celebrates creativity as an essential part of the Reed curriculum.
6:30 p.m.
Oaks Park
7805 Oaks Park Way
No-Host Dinner
Reed has reserved a section of the festivities the Oaks Park Oktoberfest; look for the maroon tables. There is a $5 cover charge, which covers lots of entertainment this evening.

Saturday, September 21

8:30 a.m.
Kaul Auditorium
Strategic Planning Overview and Focus Group Sessions
The college is embarking on a multi-year strategic planning process and seeks your input. This overview will provide important background and the framework for later discussions.
9:30–10:30 a.m.

Eliot 414
Eliot 405
Eliot 416
Focus Group Session 1: Strategic Planning
Leadership Summit participants may choose to attend facilitated focus group sessions in which input is sought. Choose one:
1. Financial Aid;
2. Supporting student success through community, well-being, and learning;
3. Enriching student experiences outside the classroom and providing paths to careers.
11 a.m.–noon

Eliot 414
Eliot 405
Eliot 416
Focus Groups Session 2: Strategic Planning
Leadership Summit participants may choose to attend facilitated focus group sessions in which input is sought. Choose one:
1. Financial Aid;
2. Supporting student success through community, well-being, and learning;
3. Enriching student experiences outside the classroom and providing paths to careers.
11 a.m.–noon
Eliot 126
Eliot 216
Eliot 419
Eliot 121
Eliot 207
Alumni Board Committee Meetings
Outreach
Life Beyond Reed
Alumni Board Past Presidents
Reedfayre
2014 Reunions Class Leaders
Noon–1:30 p.m.
Kaul Auditorium
Leadership Summit Lunch
Noon–1:30 p.m. Alumni Fundraising for Reed Steering Committee Meeting
1:30–3 p.m.
Psychology 102/103
Alumni Board Meeting
Meeting of the full Alumni Board of Directors
2–3 p.m.
Eliot 314
Data Analytics Presentation: Alumni Engagement & Giving
Keith Allen '83 has done a deep dive into alumni data on career outcomes, alumni engagement and giving behavior. It turns out that you can learn a lot about who we are as a community and what we do as an educational institution from the alumni data. There's a rich vein of stories buried in here, and Keith will give an overview of the analysis so far. Come with curiosity and questions–this is an ongoing project, and input for further research is appreciated. All leadership summit volunteers are welcome to attend.
2 & 7 p.m.
Performing Arts Building
Performing Arts Building Reprise
View extended versions of the performances featured in Friday’s opening celebration. With shows at 2 and 7, Leadership Summit attendees can catch all the exciting performances offered.
3–4 p.m.
Kaul Auditorium
Career Services Networking Schmooze
This event is the first opportunity of the academic year to begin teaching newly minted Reedies how to network. Spend an hour or so talking with current students, helping them learn the value of outreach to other Reedies.
4–5:30 p.m. Young Alumni Donor Reception
Young alumni donors gather for a special reception in honor of their philanthropic support of the college.