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  • Recruiter Leadership Institute

    Registration Closed

    • Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Friday, June 23, 2017
    • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT, Thursday; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. PT, Friday
    • Location: Sheraton Sunnyvale, 1100 N Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

    • Career Level: Intermediate-level university relations and recruiting professionals (new and aspiring leaders)
    • Fee: $1,200 (member); $1,400 (non-member)
    • Summary

      Join your colleagues at the NACE Recruiter Leadership Institute, June 22 and 23, where seasoned recruiters will lead aspiring recruiters in exploring the key fundamentals needed to excel within the university relations and recruiting (URR) field.

      Led by experienced university recruiters, attendees will dive deep into discussions related to the URR function, program development, program assessment, and relationship management. Attendees will learn how to leverage their leadership skills to build a stronger URR team, resulting in greater organizational success. Thought leaders from the URR field will provide best practices and insight for continued leadership development. Individuals will evaluate their own leadership skills and construct an action plan for improvement.

      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


      RLI 2017 will be held at the Sheraton Sunnyvale in Sunnyvale, California. A room block has been reserved. Rates are provided below.

      Single: $199
      Double: $199
      Triple: $199
      Quad: $199

      Reservations can be made online or by calling 408-745-6000 before May 25, 2017. Be sure to use group name NACE Recruiters Leadership Institute and group code NACE.


      Wednesday, June 21, 2017
      6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Meet & Greet

      Thursday, June 22, 2017
      8:00 - 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast
      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 – URR Program Development
      11:15 a.m. - Noon – Evaluating Your URR Program
      Noon - 1:00 p.m. – Lunch
      1:00 - 2:00 p.m. – Relationship Management
      2:00 - 3:15 p.m. – Follow the Leader
      3:15 - 3:30 p.m. – Break
      3:30 - 5:00 p.m. – Voices from the Field - Panel Discussion
      5:00 - 6:00 p.m. – Evening reception

      Friday, June 23, 2017
      8:00 - 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast with table topics
      9:00 -12 p.m. – 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

      Cancellation Policy Details:
      Cancellation requests received before March 24, 2017 will receive a full refund.
      Cancellation requests received after March 24, 2017 and before May 26, 2017 will be issued a refund less a $150 administration fee.
      Cancellation requests received after May 26, 2017 and up till 15 days prior to the event, will result in a credit equal to the value of the cancelled registration minus $150 administration fee, and will be valid for 12 months from the date of issue. The credit may be used on any NACE product or service, but may only be used by the individual to whom it was issued.
      Cancellation requests received less than 15 days prior to the event will not be eligible for a refund. This includes on-site "no shows."

      Substitution Policy Details
      There will be no charge on substitution requests received before March 24, 2017.
      Substitution requests received after March 24, 2017 to May 26, 2017 will incur a $150 administration fee. After May 26, 2017 no substitutions are allowed.

    • Format

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

    • Presenters

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

      Dawn Carter is the 2016-17 Past President of NACE, having served as President in 2015-16.

      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.

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

      Glen Fowler is the President-Elect of the 2016-17 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.

      Matthew Brink
      Matthew Brink, Assistant Executive Director, NACE

      Matthew Brink is assistant executive director for programs and services for the National Association of Colleges and Employers and oversees professional development services, meetings and events, and all research initiatives. An experienced professional in the field, Brink has overseen career services in a variety of institutions, including, most recently, the University of Delaware, and has been active in employer-focused activities.

      Erin DeStefanis
      Erin DeStefanis, Senior Manager, Professional Development, NACE

      Erin DeStefanis is the senior manager for professional development for the National Association of Colleges and Employers and oversees curriculum development, instructional design and instructional strategies related to professional development offerings for university and employer members. DeStefanis has served in the field of education for over 16 years in the public and private sector as well as higher education.

    • 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.