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Virtual Seminar - Finding the Time and the People: How to Include Proactive Research in Your Workload

  • 14 Jul 2011
  • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Breck School (Golden Valley), Concordia College (Moorhead), University of MN - Duluth (Duluth), and University of North Dakota (Grand Forks)


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Join us on Thursday, July 14 for a virtual seminar called "Finding the Time and the People: How to Include Proactive Research in Your Workload" featuring Sarah Parnum Cadbury of La Salle University.

Description: There is great value in proactive research; actually executing proactive research can be a challenge. The speaker will discuss how to implement and build a comprehensive proactive research program. You’ll also learn various methods for identifying prospects to research, including techniques that can be used by organizations with or without an alumni base. We will also discuss ways to make time for proactive research.

This presentation will address: 1) Potential sources for identifying prospects, with special attention to institutions without an Alumni base; 2) Tips for conducting research on proactively identified prospects; 3) Techniques for dealing with time management issues; and 4) Ideas for implementing a proactive research plan.

Schedule: The virtual seminar will run from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and will be followed by group discussions from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. (Bring your lunch!) 

Cost: This virtual seminar is free for APRA-MN members and non-members! (However, registration is required.)


Breck School in Golden Valley:

Directions to Breck can be found at Please park in the Visitor parking lot and look for the flagpole and B.R.E.C.K. metal sign -- this is the door you should enter. (There is a sign that says that the door is not open, but host Carol McFarland will be there to greet you!)

Contact Carol McFarland with questions at

Concordia College in Moorhead:

The virtual seminar will be held on the second floor of the Campus Center in Jones A/B. The Campus Center is building 12 on the campus map available at Directions for getting to Concordia College are available at

Contact Kari Dreher with questions at (218) 299-3401 or

University of North Dakota in Grand Forks:

The virtual seminar will be held at the Strinden Center building on the UND campus. Strinden Center is building 119 on the map available for download here. Free parking is available at the J. Lloyd Stone House (building 6 on the map), or in the metered lot across the street from the Stone House.

Contact Sigrid with questions at

University of Minnesota in Duluth:

The virtual seminar will be held in Kirby 333. The room is across from the Dining Center on Kirby Drive and the room sign will be coded RDC 333. Guests to UMD may want to park in parking lot K. When Kirby Drive is accessed from College Street, Parking Lot K is located on the left side directly across from the UMD Store. Walk in through the main doors and proceed straight ahead to the windows (ATMs are lined up at the windows). Turn right. Continue down the hallway, past the UMD Store. Right past the UMD Store there will be stairs to the right, go up the stairs. At the top turn right and go straight. There will be a large sign hanging from the ceiling that says Dining Center; there are conference rooms to the right (the Dining Center is on the left). Room 333 is one of those conference rooms. ** There is an elevator located to the left as you face the stairs.

Contact Tricia Bunten with questions at

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