VIP Consortium Virtual Meetings

VIP Consortium Virtual Meetings provide a forum for current and prospective VIP sites to learn from each other and share their own experiences.  Upcoming sessions are listed below.  If you are part of our community and have a topic that you would like to present or learn about, please email Kitty Vogt.

Please check back for more sessions, coming soon!

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19 AND TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2020

November 19
10 - 11 AM
US Eastern Time

 

November 24
8 - 9 PM
US Eastern Time

 

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Roundtable with Ray Sokola, Executive Director of VIP Consortium, Inc. 
(Choice of Two Sessions)

 

Ray Sokola joined the VIP Consortium nonprofit organization as Executive Director in 2020.  (Bio) One of his near-term priorities is to engage Consortium partners in strategic planning efforts.  As a first step, we are hosting two informal “meet and greet” sessions with Ray in November.  Ray is particularly interested in hearing from you regarding:

  • Your vision for your local VIP program as well as for the VIP Consortium
  • What the VIP Consortium nonprofit can do to help advance this vision
  • What you can do to help advance these efforts

We are offering two sessions to accommodate people in different time zones. Participants do not need to attend both sessions.  If you are unable to attend either of these meetings, please feel free to share your ideas and input with Ray on the registration form or contact him via email at ray@vip-consortium.org

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2020

10 - 11 AM
US Eastern Time

 

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VIP Marketing and Communications

 

This presentation will focus on communications and marketing for VIP programs.  Sandra Harrison at the University of New South Wales will discuss strategies for reaching out to various constituencies (e.g., students, faculty, university administrators, potential donors) and will share examples of materials that have been successful for UNSW.

 

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

10:00–11:00 AM
US Eastern Time

 

IC CAE*: A multi-college VIP program

 

This presentation will focus on the unique issues faced, solutions found, and experiences had running a multi-college VIP program between Virginia Tech and Morehouse College.

 

*Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) VIP Team 

 

Presenters:

Amos Johnson, Morehouse College

William (Chris) Headley, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2020

10:00–11:00 AM
US Eastern Time

 

Multinational, multidisciplinary, co-curricular project integration 

 

At the University of Pretoria, integrating the VIP programme and similar initiatives, like the AREND* project, into the formal curriculum is impossible. Yet, without strong curricular alignment, the longevity and productivity of the student teams falter. We present and discuss the phases of co-curricular alignment that we experimented with at the University of Pretoria. We also discuss the challenges and benefits of the experience. 

 

*Aircraft for Rhino and ENvironmental Defense (AREND) 

 

Presenters:

Lelanie Smith, University of Pretoria

Nadia Trent, University of Waikato