CAAE Strategic Framework

Vision

We strive to be the leader in cultivating, supporting and promoting best practices, innovations, and investment in alumni engagement while also 

advocating for a strong alumni voice for the benefit of alumni, their universities, and society by convening and engaging chief alumni officers 

representing the world’s leading research universities.

Mission


CAAE is committed to providing high-value professional development and personal leadership growth opportunities to chief alumni officers in a

uniquely collegial manner for the benefit of member institutions and their alumni.


Mutual Value Proposition


To CAAE Members


A resource for professional development, ideas, networks, connections and support, CAAE is a conduit for content and connections that help chief 

alumni officers lead better, make evidenced-based decisions, and be high value assets to and for their Universities and their alumni. Members explore, 

create, and share with each other and with the field more broadly through CAAE, partner organizations, and personal networks.



Members to CAAE and the profession


Members fulfill CAAE’s mission through their involvement and interactions with one another. Members extend the reach and thought leadership of 

CAAE through the scale, impact and breadth of their work at their institutions; their contributions to the Winter Institute and Summer Session/CASE 

Summit as presenters and organizers; substantial participation in dialogues and information sharing; their role in allied or partner organizations such 

as CASE; and through their sharing of knowledge member to member and membership wide.



Overarching Objective


Ensure member satisfaction through high value programs, content, communications, and connections designed and led by members.


Strategic Priorities


Capitalizing on the diverse strengths of its membership, CAAE offers:


Evidence-based practices and insights that inform best practices to more effectively serve alumni and their alma maters.


Enriching experiences that facilitate delivery of high value professional and personal leadership development leading to enhanced performance for 

and value to their alumni and university communities.


Powerful peer networks and partnerships that facilitate communication and sharing among members between formal meetings to foster strong 

collegial relationships and partnerships that add value to members and CAAE initiatives and their alumni engagement programs.



Primary Activities


CAAE's primary activities include:


Winter Institute


Summer Sessions/CASE Summit


Member Communications


Creating opportunities to share evidence-based content


Annual census - data, salary, etc.


Fellowship programs


Orientation, stewardship, and engagement of members


CASE partnership


Mission-centered business partnerships