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Volunteer Leadership Conference at Homecoming

Volunteer Leadership Conference at Homecoming

The Volunteer Leadership Conference took place on Friday, Oct. 4 as part of Homecoming weekend. A schedule of events is below.

We are at a critical moment in the College’s history as we look to build on the success of the past 100 years and implement the PC200 strategic plan. We value your insights and perspectives, and need them now more than ever as we work to continue the momentum you have helped to create.

Gregory T. Waldron, Senior Vice President, Institutional Advancement

Schedule of Events

9 – 9:45 a.m.

  • Welcome and opening remarks | presented by Meghan Conroy Lyon ’89, chair of the National Board of Overseers
  • PC200: The College’s Strategic Plan | presented by Dr. Sylvia Maxfield, dean of the Providence College School of Business
  • Overview: College philanthropic priorities and Office of Institutional Advancement goals | presented by Lynne Fraser, assistant vice president for development

Council and Committee Meetings
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Volunteer councils and committees meeting include:

  • Boston President’s Council
  • Business Advisory Council
  • Class Agents
  • Class Ambassadors
  • FOLD Leadership Council
  • National Alumni Association Council
  • National Board of Overseers
  • Parent’s Leadership Council
  • PC to Wall Street
  • Providence President’s Council
  • Regional Alumni Club Leaders
  • Reunion 2020 Volunteers

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m

Luncheon Keynote: Managing Change by Changing Your Mind | presented by: Dr. Deirdre Snyder, assistant professor of management and Rev. Joseph J. Guido, O.P., senior staff psychologist, Personal Counseling Center and assistant professor of psychology, and Tom Schissler ’86, ’14P, ’16P, & ’23P, NBO member and managing director of Wells Fargo

Breakout Sessions
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Choose one of the following tactical and professional development breakout sessions:

  • Strengths Finder: Clifton Strengths Assessment (1:30 – 3 p.m.): Take the popular Clifton Strengths Finder assessment and learn how to maximize your top talents. | presented by Patti Goff, assistant vice president for integrated learning and administration; Eileen Wisnewski, director, Center for Career Education and Professional Development, and Maureen Davenport Corcoran ’79, trustee emerita. NOTE: This session is limited to 30 registrants.
  • Make the Ask. Share the Impact.: Have you ever been asked “Where does my gift go?” Learn about the impact of The Fund for Providence College, PC’s endowment funds, and practice techniques for asking for support. | presented by Andrea Keefe ’03, director, major gifts, and Megan Condron Smith ’91, College Trustee
  • Volunteering at PC: What’s Next for Me?: Are you a Friar for life? Do you enjoy sharing your skills and talents with PC? Would you like to learn about the many opportunities to serve your alma mater? Learn about the volunteer pipeline and discover what next steps are ahead. | presented by Bob Ferreira ’83, assistant vice president, alumni relations, Therese Cosby Reilly ’83, director of constituent engagement, and Chuck ’71 and Jenna ’12 Borkoski
  • Work/Life Blend: Work-life balance can be hard to achieve. Find ways to fit together the important pieces of your career and personal life through work-life blending. | presented by Dr. Jennifer Swanberg, dean, School of Professional Studies and professor of health policy and management and Taylor D. Benson ’04, director, US Institutional Defined Contribution, BlackRock

PC Today Panel Discussion
3 – 4 p.m.
A panel of student leaders will share their PC experiences.

Volunteer Reception
4 – 5 p.m.
End a full day of education with a networking reception with College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80, Gregory Waldron, senior vice president for Institutional Advancement, members of the cabinet, deans, and College staff.