Office of Advancement
Office of Advancement

ALTogether Now

Vol. 32 – January 20, 2019

Advancement Leadership Team
Advancement Leadership Team: Steve Hornsby, Leigh Kalin, Scott Anderson, Karen Bertrand, Deanna Bennett, and Tom Hewitt

Make It Your Mission

By Leigh Kalin, Interim Associate Vice-Principal Alumni Relations & Annual Giving

Leigh Kalin

“To foster relationships that advance Queen’s and contribute to a better world.”

As we head into our 2020-21 planning cycle, it is a good time to ask ourselves if our mission statement is embedded in every aspect of our work. Our mission statement is a short statement of why Advancement exists. Can you recite it? Is it reflected in all of our activities? I encourage you to bring our mission to the forefront during your planning discussions. Post it on your walls, vision boards, wipe boards. In your forward planning discussions, ask yourselves if what you are proposing for the next fiscal aligns with our mission. What are each and every one of us doing to advance our mission?

We’d love to know how you are keeping our mission alive. Please tell us and we will share your feedback in the next edition of ALTogether Now.

Take Advantage of DiSC

Carmen Vanderlinde on the Gift Planning team recently shared with her colleagues how her team is using DiSC to its full advantage. Carmen says, “One way to make the most out of your DiSC assessment is to run comparison reports with members of your team and other colleagues. Go to to create your online profile and make yourself searchable to colleagues that may want to compare with you, too! Please note that this step must be completed to compare (even if you already have a DiSC report).”

For more information, please contact Carmen.

Regional Strategy Update

A new year brings the next steps in Advancement Regional Strategy development. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the first call for the development of the Regional Strategy calendar. Nicole sent out a new call yesterday with an invite to submit details and updates by Jan. 22 (although updates are welcome anytime there is a new addition or change). Next up will be to finalize the data displays to support the market planning process and then market plan development will take place from February to April for key markets, with market leads guiding the plan development and identification of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for each market. 

Questions? Please be in touch with Liz Gorman and the Regional Strategy team.

Bell Let’s Talk Day, Jan. 29: Be in the Picture!

A special photo opp at the flag in front of Summerhill is happening at 11:15 am on Jan. 29 to acknowledge Bell Let’s Talk Day this year.

Bill Leacy and the Health Sciences team are looking for volunteers from our Advancement team to be part of a photo with students.

Staff are asked to congregate in warm clothes for a group photo at 11:15 am in front of Summerhill.  

Please add this to your calendar NOW if you are able to join us.

Learn more about Bell Let’s Talk Day.

Jobs with Advancement

We need your recruitment help. Know great talent that would be a good addition to our team? If so, please promote the vacancy below with your networks and let’s find some amazing new team members.

Applications (including a cover letter and resume) must be submitted through CareerQ. For additional information on this posting, please reach out to either Katelyn, Carla, or the hiring manager for the position you are interested in.

Available Position:

Associate Director, Alumni & Student Strategic Initiatives Alumni & Student Strategic Initiatives, Department of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Sunday, Jan. 26 10
Administrative Assistant, Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Department of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Monday, Jan. 27 6

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