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Developing your naf advisory board

Developing Your NAF Advisory Board

Morning SessionAfternoon Session

Jessica Felix, Central Jessica Felix, Central

Jeanne Friedman, Southeast Sarah Hickert, Northeast


Webinar housekeeping

Webinar Housekeeping

  • Participants will automatically be muted

  • “Raise Hand” feature should be used for technical support

  • Questions and comments should be typed in the “Question Box”

  • Copies of the PowerPoint presentation and any documents that are referred to on this webinar will be sent to participants after the webinar


Developing your naf advisory board

Please practice using your Question box by typing your name, academy, and location.


Webinar objectives

Webinar Objectives

  • By the end of this webinar, participants will:

    • 1. Understand the purpose and structure of NAF advisory boards

    • 2. Learn strategies for business partner recruitment

    • 3. Learn how to plan for your first advisory board meeting(s)


Purpose of the naf advisory board

Purpose of the NAF Advisory Board


Naf yop evidence folder requirements

NAF YOP Evidence Folder Requirements

  • Essential:

    • Commitment letters from industry members, higher education and community partners

    • Partnership outreach/recruitment strategy

    • Evidence of an advisory board meeting (minutes)

    • Advisory board strategic plan and by-laws

    • Advisory board roster, roles, committee members, and responsibilities


Developing your naf advisory board

Purpose of the NAF Advisory Board


Wbl planning tool

WBL Planning Tool


Identifying prospective members

Identifying Prospective Members


Developing your naf advisory board

Poll the Audience: How is your academy identifying prospective business partners?

  • Please type your response in the Question Box on the right-hand side of your screen


Partner recruitment plan

Partner Recruitment Plan


Developing your naf advisory board

Poll the Audience: Identify the organization and position of someone who you hope will serve on your Advisory Board.

  • Please type your response in the Question Box on the right-hand side of your screen


Developing your naf advisory board

Poll the Audience: What is one strategy you’ll use to recruit a new partner to your advisory board?

  • Please type your response in the Question Box on the right-hand side of your screen


Plan recruitment events

Recruitment Strategies

Plan Recruitment Events

  • Event Ideas

  • Academy Open House (guided tours, class observations, shadowing of current students)

  • Partnership Breakfast

  • Student or Volunteer Awards Ceremonies

  • Event Tips

  • Provide food!

  • Make your target audience feel “special”

  • Highlight strengths of your program

  • Web site is current


Engage current students

Recruitment Strategies

Engage Current Students

“I have been pushed to limits I didn’t know that I had. I now want to explore all different fields of business.” –Jose Rivera, Academy of Finance

“Without NAF academies, I think that a lot of young adults would go to the business world blindsided, not knowing what to expect.” –Ashley Boone, Academy of Hospitality & Tourism


Developing your naf advisory board

  • Recommendations for first meetings:

  • Introduce school, including staff, students, parents and building space

  • Overview advisory board purpose and structure

    • www.naf.org/resources

  • Discuss academy needs to inform advisory board goals

  • Recognize contributions early and often!


Developing your naf advisory board

Building Advisory Board Structure


Building advisory board structure

Building Advisory Board Structure

2.1.b advisory board has strategic plan, updated by-laws, financial plan, and succession plan


Developing your naf advisory board

Poll the Audience: Whatis one goal your advisory board could take on that will support your academy’s needs?

  • Please type your response in the Question Box on the right-hand side of your screen


Building advisory board structure1

Building Advisory Board Structure

2.1.b advisory board has strategic plan, updated by-laws, financial plan, and succession plan


Developing your naf advisory board

Poll the Audience: Whatis one expectation of Advisory Board membership that you might include in your by-laws?

  • Please type your response in the Question Box on the right-hand side of your screen


Developing your naf advisory board

Resources & Next Steps

http://naf.org/community


Have we met our objectives

Have we met our objectives?

  • By the end of this webinar, participants will:

    • 1. Understand the purpose and structure of NAF Advisory Boards

    • 2. Learn strategies for business partner recruitment

    • 3. Learn how to plan for your first Advisory Board meeting(s)

  • Please type your response in the Question Box on the right-hand side of your screen


Next steps

Next Steps

  • Connect with your peers and access resources on the Advisory Board Forum on the NAF Online Community: http://naf.org/community

  • Complete your Partner Recruitment Plan & your Advisory Board Development Plan and include it in your YOP Evidence Binder

  • Submit feedback on this webinar here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YOPABWeb2012

Thank you for participating in our webinar!


Naf regional support

NAF Regional Support

Northeast Region

Tanya Navas, Regional Director [email protected]

Laura Fidler, Instructional Manager [email protected]

Maria Alutto, Academy Development Director [email protected]

Sarah Hickert, Academy Development Manager NYC [email protected]

Jen Geisler, Network Liaison [email protected]

West Region

Central Region

Rebecca Privett, Regional Director [email protected]

JessicaFelix, Academy Development Manager [email protected]

Dan Wallace, Instructional Manager [email protected]

Fred Press, Network [email protected]

Beth Kay, Regional Director [email protected]

Aazam Irilian, Instructional Manager [email protected]

Ana Morrison, Network Liaison [email protected]

Southeast Region

Jeanine Flynn, Regional Director [email protected]

Steve Brown, Academy Development Director [email protected]

Jeanne Friedman, Academy Development Director [email protected]

Dan Wallace, Instructional Manager [email protected]

Tony Asplin, Network Liaison [email protected]


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