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Volunteer Leaders Summit

Join VCU Alumni for the first Volunteer Leaders Summit. The two-day summit offers opportunities for professional development, collaboration and fun with other VCU alumni leaders from around the country.

When: Jan. 18-19, 2019
Cost: $35 per attendee till Dec. 15. $50 after Dec. 15.

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Who should come?

Any leader of a VCU Alumni constituent group or chapter is invited to the leadership summit. This includes regional chapters, academic chapters and shared interest groups. Space is limited so each chapter might be limited to one or two attendees.

Event schedule

Friday, Jan. 18

Saturday, Jan. 19

What topics will be covered?

We’ll have a full slate of speakers, panels and breakout sessions covering topics ranging from social media best practices to event management to recruiting more volunteers. If you’re interested in presenting on a particular topic, please email Parks Smith, director of alumni volunteer programs and professional development, at pasmith4@vcu.edu.

Breakout sessions

What does my registration include?

Your registration includes drinks and appetizers at Friday’s happy hour and all activities and food during Saturday’s schedule. There will also be a few other surprises throughout the weekend.

Can I use chapter grant funding for this event?

No. Grant funding is for the purpose of chapter-based programming and cannot be used for the summit.

Will VCU Alumni pay for my travel and lodging if I’m coming from out of town?

A limited number of scholarships are available for the event. Scholarships cover lodging and could potentially cover other travel costs. Scholarships are accepted on a case-to-case basis. Leaders must submit a scholarship application by Dec. 1.

Questions/comments?

Contact Parks Smith, director of alumni volunteer programs and professional development, at pasmith4@vcu.edu or (804) 828-2890.

Host hotel

Graduate Richmond
301 W. Franklin St.
(804) 644-9871
Use group code VCUAR to receive the special $159 per night rate (must book by Jan. 4, 2019). 

Other hotel options

Hilton Downtown
501 E. Broad St.
(804) 344-4300
Three blocks away

Linden Row Inn
100 E. Franklin St.
(804) 783-7000
Four blocks away

Holiday Inn Express
201 E. Cary St.
(804) 788-1600
Five blocks away

Hampton Inn & Suites Richmond - Downtown
700 E. Main St.
(804) 643-5400
Five blocks away

 

Thank you to our summit sponsors:

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