Each month, Gretchen and colleagues are training and consulting around the world. Learn more about services and support in person by taking advantage of Gretchen Dobson LLC’s presence in your region. Contact Gretchen to make arrangements to meet the team on site.

February 3, 2015 – Academic Impressions Webinar – Engaging International Alumni

From the Academic Impressions website:

It is crucial to connect with alumni living abroad as institutions attract a greater number of international students, host more international visitors and projects, and as careers become more global and business more multi-national. These connections open doors to participation, engagement, giving, and stronger international student recruitment. However, beginning or bolstering an international effort can be a daunting and complex task.

For more information or to sign up for this webinar, visit their website!

February 15-18, 2015 – AIEA Conference – Washington, DC

I will be attending one of the most important international education conferences of the year. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and meet with me during these days in the nation’s capital.
For more information, visit the AIEA website.

February 18-20, 2015 – CASE International Alumni Relations Conference – NYC

Designed for both new and mature prrograms, I will be presenting the keynote address and participating in the panels and program workshops during this inaugural conference that addresses international alumni relations.
View additional conference details here!

March 4, 2015 – Academic Impressions Webinar: Global Considerations for a Modern Campaign

From the Academic Impressions website:

Does your institution consider international alumni and donors when planning campaign events?

International alumni are often overlooked in campaign efforts. However, a campaign is a great opportunity to engage your institution’s increasingly diverse constituents. While many institutions may be intimidated by the prospect of a global campaign, your shop can successfully accomplish a global campaign by:

  • Identifying your international alumni base
  • Gathering and reviewing important alumni data
  • Planning international events and donor visits

Join us online to assess your institution’s readiness for taking your campaign global and intentionally plan for international alumni involvement in every stage of your campaign.


Visit the Academic Impressions website to register today.

March 23-26, 2015 – APAIE in Beijing, PRC

I will be in Beijing this entire week participating in sessions and programs. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and meet during this time. 

For additional details about this conference, visit the APAIE Conference and Expedition website.

April 8-9, 2015 – Knoxville, TN – AIEA Forum

AIEA Forum – Strategies for International Student Success: Recruitment to Alumni
Hosted by the University of Tennessee and AIRC (American International Recruitment Council)


I will be a featured presenter at this forum, hosted by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and AIRC, and if you’re interested in learning more about international student and alumni success, I encourage you to apply to attend today!