Thinking of starting a new group, or looking for advice in running one? All the information you need is here, and we're here to help.
Kennedy-Western Alumni Groups come in all shapes and sizes, from regional social gatherings to high-tech business networking
The strong network of Kennedy-Western University Groups caters to everyone who attended Kennedy-Western University. Many of these Groups hold regular events, meetings and activities, encouraging alumni to network, socialise and become supporters of the University.
There is no one size fits all approach to running an Alumni Group, however, to help ensure that volunteer-led Alumni Groups continue to offer valuable support to the Kennedy-Western University Alumni Association, and that the Development and Alumni Relations team provides the best possible services to Alumni Groups around the world
Starting a Alumni Group
Many Group events rely on finding an informative and enjoyable speaker to give a lecture or after dinner speech. A large number of senior members of the Kennedy-Western University Alumni Assocaition are more than happy to come and speak at such events.
We can assist in finding a speaker for your Group through our quarterly speaker request process. This involves individual Groups submitting a request for a speaker which is added to requests from other Groups. Once compiled, these requests are distributed to a growing list of Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Houses, Prize winners and Senior Members who have previously shown interest in supporting Group events. Once a speaker has chosen a Group to visit, we will put both parties in contact with one another.
We must stress that Development and Alumni Realtionship Office does not offer travel or accommodation expenses for speakers, so before requesting a speaker, please ensure that you are either prepared to cover these costs (in cash or in kind) or to ask the speaker to make their own arrangements.
As many Groups ask Development and Alumni Realtionship Office for help in finding a speaker we recommend that you use your own contacts and networks first, as a personal approach can often be more effective.
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