Online Programs


Webinars are free for ACSN members or $25 for non-members. If you are not yet a member, you can join during registration. For more information, contact Melissa Turk, VP of Programming, at mt[email protected]. 

ACSN Webinar | Integrating Career Services and Alumni Relations 

Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET 

(Free for ACSN members; $25 for non-members) | Register Now! >>  

Career Services and Alumni Relations are increasingly reconsidering their longstanding model of programs and services to collaborate further and scale their impact. Hassan Akmal, Founder of the Career Design Lab at Columbia University, discusses his experience to reveal how you can benefit from collaboration. He also focuses on growing the impact of career development, how to create more opportunities for alumni engagement and how to gain practical and actionable tips and insights.  

Join us to discuss how you can collaborate for mutual benefit to:
-       Improve and expand career services
-       Create more mentoring opportunities
-       Engage alumni more deeply 

About the Presenters:  

Chris Marshall | North American President @ Graduway and Hassan Akmal | Career Thought Leader and Founder of Career Design Lab @ Columbia University

Chris Marshall is a senior higher education advancement professional with 18 years of alumni relations and fundraising experience. He spent twelve years leading alumni relations programs at two top-ranked national research universities – Lehigh University (seven years) and Cornell University (five years). 

Chris has five years of experience serving as an alumni relations consultant at one of the top philanthropic consulting practices in the United States - Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A) where he served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director.
While at GG+A, Chris led the Alumni Relations practice area and served as a consultant to over 100 clients around the world.

Most recently, Chris has served for two years as President of Graduway North America. Graduway is the world’s leading provider of alumni networking and career mentoring software. Trusted by 1,000+ educational institutions to engage alumni and provide career guidance to students. 

Hassan Akmal, MBA, MPH, is the Inaugural Executive Director of Industry Relations and Career Strategies and Founder of the Career Design Lab at Columbia University. An alumnus of Columbia University, Akmal blazed a successful path as a visionary, Career Thought Leader, Chair of Career Education, and Director of Career Services at several universities in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

With over 10 years’ experience leading career and professional development, Akmal teaches individuals the importance of capturing their career and life vision, elevating the personal brand in multi-layered social media, leveraging self-awareness, and purpose alignment—he believes these elements are both the keys to maximizing career and the means of self-fulfillment. He is the author of the Amazon Best-Selling Book—How to be a Career Mastermind™: Discover 7 "YOU Matter" Lenses for a Life of Purpose, Impact, and Meaningful Work. Akmal hosts exclusive global Career Mastermind™ Groups 3x/year that historically sell-out.

ACSN Webinar | How to Use FREE Online Tools to Scale Your Career Services

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

(Free for ACSN members; $25 for non-members) | Register Now!>>

You could spend thousands on niche alumni software, or you can use free platforms your alumni are already familiar with. We'll teach you how to use tools like Slack, Teachable, and YouTube to create scalable and engaging experiences for your alumni.

During this webinar you will learn how to:

·       Set up an alumni community on Slack 
·       Use Teachable to build online experiences 
·       Create engaging video content you can use for years

 About the Presenter

Grant Schroll is the co-founder of Mission Collaborative, where he helps alumni associations deliver transformative career development programming at scale. He's a seasoned facilitator, experience designer, and entrepreneur who's passionate about helping alumni design careers they love.  

ACSN Webinar | AI & Evolving Workforce

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

(Free for ACSN members; $25 for non-members) Register Now!>>

Did you know that 62% of hiring managers across industries believe that AI will change how we will work within five years? Walmart is poised to bring thousands of robots to nearly 5,000 of its 11,348 stores, where they will replace lower-level jobs. Accenture is predicting that AI could boost U.S. labor productivity by 35% by 2035. Productivity increases via AI does not equal an increase in jobs. What will this mean for the workforce as we know it? Are you engaging with your alumni about this continuously changing job market? How is your department and organization thinking about AI and its impact on the workforce? Join us for a conversation about how to explore the topic "AI & Evolving Workforce", and how we can explore conversations with our alumni, staff, and leadership within our own organizations about this topic.

Attendees will gain the following by attending this webinar:

  • Further understanding of Artificial Intelligence and its impact on workforce evolvement.
  • The importance of continuous learning and its impact on how professionals will be able contribute to this rapid changing workforce.
  • An understanding of how to effectively prepare for the future workforce.

About the Presenters

Ankit Shah Career Consultant, The Ohio State University

Ankit has more than seven years of experience in the career management field within higher education and K-12 settings. He has advised students and alumni at Methodist University, Denison University, Columbus State Community College, and The Ohio State University. He had the privilege of assisting underserved as well as underrepresented populations in his entire professional journey, specifically in the lens of P-20. Now, due to his diverse educational and professional journey, he is able to use all of his experiences to work with alumni to assist with their diverse careers in the Office of Alumni Career Management at The Ohio State University.

Ankit holds a BS in Early Childhood Education from University of Toledo and a MEd in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina State University. He is currently pursuing another graduate degree in Workforce Development & Education at The Ohio State University.

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