NACAS Event Schedule

February 2022

Thu. 02/17

3:00 p.m. ET

Coffee Chat: Informal Discussions about Auxiliary Services

Join folks from the Professional Development Committee for an informal chat about what is top of mind currently for auxiliary professionals. We will use this time to talk about what is buzzing in the NACAS Lounge (a COVID-19 contract clause!), but ask you to bring any and all topics to the table: Labor shortage issues? Questions about the future of parking and mobility on campus? Want to brag about your new idea for a hybrid Commencement? Come tell us! No question or idea is too big or too small to share.
Coffee Chats will be scheduled monthly so we can continue regular discussions throughout the year.

Mon. 02/21

Senior Executive Summit

Tackling Higher Education’s biggest challenges will not happen overnight, but it is clear that the status quo will no longer serve the industry. The issues we have talked about for years continue to alter public perception of the value of a college degree. Change needs to happen, and we invite you to be at the forefront of these conversations tol spur action on your campus. Bringing together both Institutional members and Business Partners alike, we invite you to Summit: An immersive environment in which thought leaders co-create solutions that are meant to challenge the status quo, challenge each auxiliary leader to think differently, and inspire you and your campus to change the narrative when it comes to higher education.

Fri. 02/25

2:00 p.m. ET

Canadian Virtual Roundtable: Marketing & Communications – Critical to Ancillary Operations Success

Building on the discussion started at Canada Lab 2021, join a panel of marketing and communication experts and senior ancillary leaders as they share the value and importance of marketing and communications within their ancillary units.

We will discuss marketing structures within our ancillary units and the roles marketing and communication play with respect to revenue generation, reputation, telling our story, internal communications, and more.

Mara Lowrey, Marketing & Communications Manager, Campus Services, Algonquin College
Andrew Parr, Associate Vice-President, Student Housing and Community Services, The University of British Columbia
Kate Dudley, MEd, Manager, Marketing, Brock University
Lisa Fisher, Director, Communications and Marketing, The University of British Columbia
Ed Wall, Associate Vice President of Ancillaries, Brock University

Programming for this event is designed by the Canadian Committee.