Badger Leaders Conference

Badger Leaders Conference

October 23 - 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Online, tune in from anywhere!

This year’s Badger Leaders Conference will be held virtually on Friday, Oct. 23. While we are disappointed that we will not be able to gather in person, we are excited about the possibilities of this new format to increase accessibility and participation. We encourage you to invite your board members to participate in all applicable sessions. Learn best practices for advancing your chapter’s goals, build leadership skills, network with other chapter leaders, and more!

Register by October 21. Register by October 13 and receive your BLC swag bag before the conference!

Everyone who registers will be signed up for the day’s opening and closing sessions, and will automatically receive links to join those parts of the day.


9:30–10 a.m.


10:15–11 a.m.

Marketing and Website Updates — Anida Ho ’09, Senior Marketing Manager

Strengths Finder, a Deeper Dive: How to use Strengths Finder to strengthen your board* — Ryan Tobiasz ’02, President, WAA: Washington, DC Chapter

11:15 a.m.–12 p.m.

Board Transitions and Recruitment — Austin Evans ’05, President, WAA: San Diego Chapter

Founders’ Day 2021 — Angela Lillethun ’95, Director of Regional Relations & Volunteer Management; Lora Klenke ’94, Managing Director, International Alumni Relations; Anida Ho ’09, Senior Marketing Manager

12–1 p.m.

Lunch Break

1–1:45 p.m.

Newsletters 101: How Not to Be Spam — Chelsea Schlect ’13, Senior Writer/Editor and author of your favorite weekly publication, the Flamingle

Resources Refresher — Quinn Wakley ’19, Program Specialist; Tammy Mitchell ’11, Marketing Coordinator

2–2:45 p.m.

Small Group Discussions:

  • Social Media
  • Recruiting Young and Diverse Alumni
  • Delegation
  • Virtual Events

3–4 p.m.

Awards Session and Updates from the university and WFAA featuring:

  • Sarah Schutt, executive director and chief alumni officer of the Wisconsin Alumni Association
  • Charlie Hoslet JD ’89, vice chancellor for university relations at UW–Madison

*Everyone who registers for this session must do a Strengths Finder assessment prior to the session. This will be provided by WAA.

But wait — there’s more! Don’t forget to check out the virtual Homecoming activities happening all week. Celebrate your Badger spirit, no matter where you are.

Questions? Email Nathalie McFadden ’14 at You may also call 608-400-6967.