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Virtual Leadership Month 2020
October 7-29, 2020
Wednesday, October 7
Noon–1 p.m. – Reunion Discussion 30+ years
Celebrating a reunion that’s 30 years or more? Join Director of Alumni Engagement Courtney Shurtleff for a lively discussion on what Reunion Weekend may look like this spring. This session is for class years that end in 0 and 5 as well as 1 and 6. There will be an opportunity to send your questions before the session.
7–8 p.m. – Reunion Discussion 2–25 years
Senior Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement Patricia Turcotte will moderate a discussion for all those celebrating their 2nd through 25th reunions. Let’s discuss what Reunion Weekend may look like this spring and more. This session is for all classes that end in 0 and 5 as well as 1 and 6. There will be an opportunity to submit your questions before the session.
Thursday, October 8
5:30 p.m. – State of the College Town Hall
Join President Dennis M. Hanno for this exclusive volunteer-only discussion featuring highlights from campus this fall.
Tuesday, October 13
5–6 p.m. – Class Notes 101: Tips & Best Practices
Associate Director of Communications Laura Pedulli, will guide you through simple strategies that will enhance your class notes. This session is for all class secretaries and those class officers who may submit notes to the Wheaton Magazine.
6:30–7:30 p.m. – The Role of the Class Treasurer
Senior Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement Patricia Turcotte will lead a discussion in best practices, bank accounts, and the difference between class dues and your class gift. This session is for all class treasurers but is also open to those classes who don’t have a treasurer and want more information.
Wednesday, October 14
6:30–7:30 p.m. – How to Become the Dream Team
This session, facilitated by Patricia Turcotte, senior assistant director, alumni engagement, is for class presidents and vice presidents. It will include tips and best practices to help you succeed in your role as well as ways to engage and communicate with your classmates in a virtual world.
Thursday, October 15
7–8 p.m. – The Wheaton Connection
Join Patricia Turcotte, senior assistant director, alumni engagement, for a discussion on how to keep your regional club engaged in a virtual world. We will brainstorm ideas and also discuss engagement going forward. This session is for all regional club volunteers and those interested in starting a club in your area.
Monday, October 19 – Tuesday, October 27
Class Office Hours
Connect with fellow class officers and your staff liaison/s for lively discussions about best practices; communication, including social media, phone calls, newsletters, class notes; engagement; and the election and succession process.
Monday, October 19
6:30–7:30 p.m. – Classes 1995-2000
Tuesday, October 20
Noon–1p.m. – Classes 1951-1970
6–7 p.m. – Classes 1977-1994
Monday, October 26
Noon–1p.m. – Classes 1971-1976
Tuesday, October 27
7–8 p.m. – Classes 2001-2020
Thursday, October 22
5:30–6:30 p.m. – Postcards from the Pandemic Opening Reception
Join us for a virtual look at the “Postcards from the Pandemic” exhibition in the Beard & Weil Galleries. The exhibition is an effort to combat the social isolation this virus has forced on us. It is a chance to see, through the eyes of another, an expression of this experience.
Thursday, October 29
Noon–1 p.m. – Closing Town Hall
Join Vice President of Advancement, Merritt Crowley, and Director of Alumni Engagement, Courtney Shurtleff, for the latest updates in Advancement and to celebrate the conclusion of Leadership Month.
Alumni Leadership Weekend Resources from 2019
Click the sessions below to see the presentations from Alumni Leadership Weekend 2019