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FORUM FOR ALUMNI

What is Forum for alumni?  

Forum for alumni is a platform for alumni to openly discuss and manage personal issues within a confidential environment, through a structured process. Forum provides a safe space for alumni to work through their own issues, develop and practice empathy and understanding towards others, refine conflict management skills, improve their interpersonal skills and much more.  

 

Why do we use Forum for alumni?

After graduating, alumni often feel disconnected and unsupported in their next ventures. Forum for alumni can provide opportunities to leverage and strengthen the relationships, knowledge and sense of belonging that students feel, and help members continue to grow personally and professionally. 

What is the Forum for alumni process?  

The Forum process takes members through several structured stages during each meeting and retreat, allowing participants to share their issues and concerns in a safe space to the other members. Participants learn how to identify core issues and their underlying cause, openly express what concerns them around this issue, provide one-on-one coaching to other alumni (which they will be trained to provide), and practice accountability through creating detailed action plans with the knowledge of being followed up on.

 

What makes Forum for alumni successful?  

Forum is a successful process when it receives support from within the structures of the organization, when meetings are run according to the correct procedure as facilitated by a trained moderator, when meetings are regular, and with the appropriate materials and facilitation tools (to be provided).  

 

How to implement Forum for alumni?

Through a structured and guided implementation program we can assist with launching and supporting the forum structure within your alumni network, scheduling regular moderators meetings, developing materials and facilitation tools, providing training at various levels (individual coaching for moderators and vice-moderators, conflict resolution training and tools, feedback training), helping to create a practice of monitoring and reporting results and measuring ROIs, providing online support for questions and challenges, conducting forum survey analysis and plan of action for improvement, and providing support in the creation of Forum rules and operational guidebook.