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Alumni club leaders, Kellogg, build better connections
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Almost 40 Kellogg School alumni club leaders from around the world gathered in Evanston in January for a weekend of leadership education, brainstorming and fun. Through presentations, group discussions and interactive sessions, the participants learned about the latest Kellogg initiatives in career resources, marketing and communications, development and the online Kellogg Alumni Network, which is scheduled to go live later this year. Club leaders also learned some of the best practices used by their peers to create value, and gained tips on how to build their own clubs, plan events, generate publicity and support, and partner with the Kellogg School.

Conference highlights included Dean Dipak C. Jain and Associate Dean David Besanko hosting a breakfast discussion.

“It was a lively breakfast with topics ranging from our curriculum changes to the promotion of the Kellogg brand overseas. It’s always extremely valuable to learn what our alums are thinking about and working on,” said Dean Besanko.

Dean Jain noted the value that a thriving alumni network brings to all Kellogg graduates, and how this community also creates additional opportunities for current Kellogg students.

“The Kellogg School has always encouraged team leadership and dynamic interaction, and we are proud to continue building partnerships with our alumni,” said Dean Jain. “Working together, we will ensure that Kellogg remains in the top ranks.”

Staff were on hand with laptops to show club leaders how to benefit most from the available online services. Participants also enjoyed a variety of social events during the weekend, including the European Business Club’s “Europarty” at the Chicago Hilton.

Club leaders expressed excitement about the work and initiatives under way at Kellogg. Karyn McCoy, associate director of alumni relations, helped plan this initiative. She noted the importance of the alumni clubs. “The clubs are a vehicle through which we can communicate with alumni, provide opportunities for lifelong learning and networking, and encourage support for the school and its initiatives,” said McCoy.

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