Are you keeping up with employers’ changing expectations?

Employers’ requirements and their relationships to campuses are evolving.

The changing labor market; new technologies; the hybrid workplace; and, the expansion of internship, co-op and other experiential programs are all having a significant impact on the work of employer relations professionals.

Become better equipped to engage employers on your campus.

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Increase engagement with employer partners Improve engagement with employer partners
Attract new opportunities for your students Attract new opportunities for your students
Advance your career in employer relations Advance your career in employer relations
Are you responsible for attracting employers to your campus, developing opportunities for your students or strengthening relations with external partners?

The Employer Engagement Academy is designed for college professionals working in offices that partner with employers: career services, internship, cooperative education, and others.

Become an invaluable resource for your employer partners.

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5 live workshops 5 live and interactive workshops
Online and interactive Collaborative group work and discussions
10 hours of intensive learning 12 hours of active learning
A supportive network of peers A supportive network of peers
Online and interactive Dedicated web portal with discussion board
Dedicated program web portal Online educational materials (video recordings, slides, articles, worksheets)

Program & Schedule

(All times based on Eastern time zone)

The Employer Engagement Academy features four, 3-hour sessions that include workshops, presentations and panel discussions that will be presented live online over a span of 5 weeks (there’s also an optional workshop in week 2 for those not attending the NACE conference).

Weekly sessions will include opportunities for participants to reflect on their learning, take part in small and large group discussions, meet with their peers, and complete self-guided learning and research assignments.

In addition to the 3-hour sessions, it is expected that participants will complete 1-2 hours of homework each week. Homework will consist of literature reviews, posting and commenting on discussion board topics, connecting with other participants, watching video recordings, and/or completing quizzes.

Participants will be supported via a dedicated web portal to access educational materials, connect with peers, post and comment on coursework, discuss topics of interest, and share best practices and information over the course of the program.

All 3-hour sessions will be recorded and made available for review for 6 months after the completion of the program.

Week 1

Thursday, June 2, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern)

  • What Is the Role of the Employer Relations Professional?
  • Employers' Top Challenges: How Schools Solve Problems for Their Employer Partners
  • Employer Relations Pro Panel: Focus on Sourcing Leads & Business Development Skills
Week 2 (Optional)

Thursday, June 9, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern)

This week is optional for those not attending the NACE conference at this time. Take this time to learn more about the implications of a competitive campus job market, hear from employers and campus career directors about the evolving relationship between campus career services and employers, or find out how employers are keeping students engaged to prevent reneges. Participants will have access to these recordings through the Resources tab.

Week 3

Thursday, June 16, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern)

  • Campus Talent Ecosystem: Understanding the Work of your Employer clients
  • Employer Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Panel: The Role of Schools in the DEI Challenge
  • Impact Roundtables: DEI Discussion
Week 4

Thursday, June 23, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern)

  • Panel: How Campus Recruiting Works: The Employers’ Perspective
  • Creating High Impact Employer Events
  • And Action! Practicing Consultative Conversations through Role Play
Week 5

Thursday, June 30, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern)

  • Helping Your Employer Partners Build a Solid Case to Increase Student Hiring
  • Key Cohort Roundtables: Collaborative Group Work on Common Challenges
  • Building Employer Relations for the Long Term: Fostering Trust and Adding Value
  • Next Steps: Turning Learnings into Action Plans

All details are subject to change.

Speakers, Panelists & Facilitators

(Additional presenters will be added soon.)

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Ralph Brigham

Global Director of Campus Relations,
Southwestern Advantage

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Phoebe Carter

Early Talent Program Manager,
Albemarle Corporation

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Graham Donald

President,
Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc.

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Nicole Furnia

Director, University Relations,
Arrive Logistics

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Karin Hanson

Director of Employer Relations and Communications,
Michigan State University

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Kelly Hart

Director of Employer Partnerships ,
Temple University

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Scott Maynard

Economic Development Director,
St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce

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Summer Salazar

Director of Employer Engagement, Texas Career Engagement,
The University of Texas at Austin

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Natasha Stough

Americas Talent Attraction & Acquisition Leader,
EY

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Jaren Tucker

Inclusion and Diversity Program Specialist, HR Solutions: Global Talent Attraction,
TE Connectivity

Dedicated Support

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Julie Rahmer

Learning Success Manager,
Employer Engagement Academy
Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc.

As the Employer Engagement Academy’s dedicated program support person, I’m committed to ensuring that participants and presenters get the most out of their experiences. I am happy to answer questions and provide information and updates to ensure that you are well equipped for this unique learning opportunity.

If you work directly with the employers that hire your students, then the Employer Engagement Academy is designed for you.

FAQs

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What is the schedule and time commitment?

The core of the program is four, 3-hour sessions held over 5 weeks. There is an optional workshop in the 2nd week. In addition to the 3-hour sessions, it is expected that participants will complete 1-2 hours of homework each week consisting of literature reviews, posting and commenting on discussion board topics, connecting with co-participants, watching video recordings, and/or completing quizzes.

All sessions will be recorded so that participants can access any sessions that conflict with their personal schedules.

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Will there be recordings available?

Yes, all sessions will be recorded and available exclusively to program participants on the dedicated web portal for 6 months after the completion of the program.

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What happens if I miss a session?

There’s a good chance that a session or two may conflict with your other commitments. Recordings of sessions will be posted on the web portal along with educational materials within 24 hours of each workshop, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to catch up.

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Who should participate?

If you work directly with the employers that hire your students, then the Employer Engagement Academy is designed for you.

Registration Fees

Individual
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$995

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Group of 3 to 5
(20% off)
$796

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Group of 6 to 9
(30% off)
$696.50

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Group of 10 or more
(40% off)
$597

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