Session 06.11

Untapped capacities: harnessing the power of alumni networks for internationalisation

  • Thursday 13 Sept
  • Room T, Level 0, Palexpo
  • Level: intermediate
  • Related Expert Communities Alumni Relations

Learn how alumni can increase the value proposition of international programmes and institutional reputation in meaningful and innovative ways. This session will use cases and interactive activities to illustrate the influence that naturally resides in institutional and national networks and will discuss the Cultural Readiness for Internationalization framework, which guides leaders in harnessing the soft diplomacy of alumni.


  • Leadership & strategy
  • Partnership & networks


  • Melanie Agnew, 
    Westminster College, USA


  • Sandra Rinc√≥n, 
    Holland Alumni network-Netherlands, Netherlands
  • Martine Torfs, 
    KU Leuven, Belgium


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