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  • Recruiter Leadership Institute

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    • Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - Friday, January 12, 2018
    • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Thursday; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Friday
    • Location: Southwest Research Institute, 6220 Culebra Road, San Antonio, TX 78238

    • Career Level: Basic- and intermediate-level university relations and recruiting professionals
    • Fee: $1,200 (member); $1,400 (non-member)
    • Summary

      Join your colleagues at the NACE Recruiter Leadership Institute, January 11 and 12 in San Antonio to learn evidence based leadership strategies needed to excel within the field of university relations and recruiting (URR). Designed for emerging and aspiring leaders, this two-day program provides attendees the skills needed to leverage their leadership skills to build a stronger URR team, resulting in greater organizational success.

      Facilitated by experienced university recruiters and NACE staff, attendees will gain insight into practices of excellence to explore concepts related to the URR function, program development, program assessment, and relationship management while participating in highly interactive activities with their unique cohort.

      Through examination of individual 360 evaluation results, attendees will identify leadership behaviors which elevate their position within their respective organization and create a professional development plan for continued growth which contributes to both individual and organizational outcomes.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Define and articulate the role of the URR recruiter in relation to organizational success;
      • Analyze the process for developing a strong URR program;
      • Maximize your impact on campus;
      • Develop an action plan for continued URR development;
      • Explore methods for creating a highly successful team;
      • Explore best practices that contribute to progressing in the field as a leader; and
      • Develop an action plan for continued development.

      In addition, you'll know how to:

      • Describe The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership;
      • Differentiate between management and leadership;
      • Examine and model behaviors of exemplary leaders;
      • Analyze the meaning and value of individual leadership;
      • Construct an action plan to develop and expand your leadership skills;
      • Analyze LPI as instrument to measure leadership;
      • Identify leadership behavior threads; and
      • Evaluate individual leadership rankings.
    • Event Details

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      Thursday, January 11, 2018
      9:00 - 9:15 a.m. – Welcome & Introductions
      9:15 - 10:00 a.m. – URR Role & Function
      10:00 - 10:15 a.m. – Break
      10:15 - 11:15 a.m. – Making the Case
      11:15 a.m. - Noon – Evaluating Your URR Program
      Noon - 1:00 p.m. – Lunch
      1:00 - 2:15 p.m. – Relationship Management
      2:15 - 3:00 p.m. – Follow the Leader
      3:00 - 3:15 p.m. – Break
      3:15 - 4:00 p.m. – Practices of Excellence
      4 - 5 p.m. – Voices from the Field - Panel Discussion

      Friday, January 12, 2018
      8:00 - 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast
      9:00 -12:00 p.m. – The Five Characteristics of Exemplary Leaders
      10:30 - 10:45 a.m. – Break
      Noon - 1:00 p.m. – Lunch
      1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. – Leadership Practices Inventory

    • Format

      Instructional strategies include whole group discussion, dyads, interactive Q & A with URR thought leaders, and self-reflection.

    • Presenters

      Glen Fowler
      Glen Fowler, NACE President, Recruiting & Training Manager, California State Auditor

      Glen Fowler is the President of the 2017-18 NACE Board of Directors.

      Fowler is the recruiting and training manager for the California State Auditor’s office, an organization he joined in 1997. There, he not only develops strategy for the office’s recruiting program but also takes part in recruiting events to ensure strategy and practice mesh. In addition, Fowler was instrumental in initiating the organization’s mentor program to promote successful onboarding and retention.

      Fowler’s service to NACE includes roles as Director-Employer on the Board and as a member of a variety of committees and teams, including the 21st Century Career Services Model Team, Conference Committee, Sourcing and Nomination Committee, Finance and Audit Committee, and the Awards and Honors Committee. In addition, Fowler has been active in developing key frameworks for the profession: In 2012, he served as part of an advisory group that developed NACE’s professional standards for university relations and recruiting, and, in 2016, he served on a team that developed competencies for university relations and recruiting professionals on behalf of NACE. Fowler is also involved in mentoring those new to the field.

      Fowler has also been active at the regional level, providing leadership as President of the Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers, and helping to develop the association’s 3i Program, which supports innovative programming in career services and recruiting.

      Fowler earned a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in public management from the California State University, Sacramento. Also, he is a member of the National State Auditors Association

      Dawn Carter
      Dawn Carter, NACE Past President, Director, Early Careers, Intuit, Inc.

      Dawn was the President of the 2015-16 NACE Board of Directors.

      With more than 18 years of university recruiting and diversity and inclusion experience, Carter is currently director of early careers at Intuit. Previously, she was the director of global university relations at NetApp, the senior manager of global university relations and diversity at, and the manager of university relations and recruitment and diversity at Northrup Grumman Corporation.

      Active in the association and field, Carter has served as Director-Employer on the NACE Board, and on a variety of committees, including Leadership Advancement Program Committee (co-chair) and the Conference Program Planning Committee. She also has been an active leader in the Mountain Pacific Association of College and Employers, including a term as President.

      Carter is on the faculty for NACE’s Recruiters Leadership Institute, and frequently presents on recruiting-related topics at national and regional conferences. In addition, she is the 2010 recipient of the association’s Innovation Excellence Award for Student Engagement.

      Carter is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, where she earned a B.S. in hotel, restaurant, and travel management; she also earned a certificate in human resources from the UCLA Extension.

      Marie Artim
      Marie Artim, NACE Past President, Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Enterprise Holdings

      Marie Artim is the Vice President, Talent Acquisition for Enterprise Holdings – supporting the Enterprise, Alamo and National Brands. She is responsible for company-wide strategies and directives that involve advertising, marketing, interactive media, training and tools for the nearly 200 Enterprise Recruiters hiring more than 8,000 university graduates each year.

      Marie is an alumna of Purdue University and began her career in the company’s nationally recognized Management Training Program soon after. Over the next several years she worked her way up through Operations, Human Resources and Recruiting. Marie took over talent acquisition responsibilities in 2000 and gained global oversight when named Vice President, Talent Acquisition in September 2010.

      In addition, Marie is a Past President of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

      Erin DeStefanis
      Erin DeStefanis, Director, Professional Development, NACE

      Erin DeStefanis, director of professional development leads training and instructional design of programming to support the mission and strategic plan for members of the National Association of Colleges and Employers. With 17 years of experience as an educator, career coach, and manager in the public, non-profit, and public sector, Erin is an advocate for life-long learning. She holds a master’s in curriculum and instruction from the University of Mississippi and is a Board Certified Coach.

    • Certification Credits

      Continuing Education Credit Hours:

      HRCI – 11.75 clock hours


      HRCI – This activity has been approved for 11.75 (HR [General]) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR, and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.


    Visit the professional development FAQ page, or contact the NACE Professional Development Team via e-mail or phone, 610.625.1026.

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