2012 Alumni Groups Global Leadership Conference in Cambridge
Following a hugely successful Global Leadership Conference in Hong Kong in April this year, we were pleased to welcome delegates to the UK based Conference at Madingley Hall on Saturday 7 July.
As well as Alumni Group leaders from over 12 countries, we were delighted that alumni and staff from Yale University could join us for a day of networking, interesting talks and lively breakout sessions, as part of the Yale Global Alumni Leadership Exchange (YaleGALE).
The morning started off with an update and welcome from Nathalie Walker, Head of Alumni Relations, and an update from Heinz Fuchs, Chair of the Networks & Volunteers Working Group. Attendees also heard from David Ainscough, Deputy Director of the Careers Service, who gave an overview of their work with current students and talked about the various ways alumni can get involved.
We were delighted to welcome Timothy Milner from the Vice-Chancellor's Office to the Conference as our guest speaker, who gave a fascinating insight into the world of Cambridge's ceremonial traditions.
This year we were particularly keen to encourage as much interaction as possible between attendees, so that they could find out more from each other, whether their Groups were similar in size and demographic or completely different. We held a wide range of discussion tables over lunchtime, and breakout sessions on topics such as 'Social Media - What Next?' and 'What's the point of an Alumni Group?' were chaired by some of our volunteers in the afternoon.
The Cambridge Society of Paris were the well-deserved winners of the Sandy Ross-Macdonald Award, and President Â Clare Hohler (Newnham 1957) was presented with the award by Heinz Fuchs.
Taxis were put on at the end of the day for those attendees who were keen to see the Olympic Torch Relay, and some even carried on the celebrations over dinner.
Thank you so much to those of you who attended this year's Cambridge Global Leadership Conference, we hope that you all enjoyed yourselves and made some good connections with fellow Group leaders.
Details of last year's event