Commencement 2024 – On-Demand Training

Sale price$399.00


Honor Traditions and Utilize New Technology to Exceed the Expectations for Graduates, Guests and Key Stakeholders

Adapting university traditions to ensure that they are inclusive of the shifting and emerging needs of graduates and guests is a critical component of planning successful commencement ceremonies. “The way we always did it” just isn’t good enough anymore. Protect your university’s reputation, as well as your relationship with alumni, students, families, and other key stakeholders by deploying creative and innovative communication and engagement strategies.

Join our expert presenters as they share their insight and experience into the art of commencement production on today’s campus. This training will give you insight into the new opportunities available to create a program that embraces creative approaches, while maintaining the emotional impact, the necessary tools to capitalize on the use of technology, and strategies to overcome challenges to create the most memorable event of the year.

Leave this training with the confidence to leverage technology, vendor relations and university resources to optimize the overall graduate, guest, and stakeholder graduation experience.

Topics Covered

Gain actionable takeaways that will allow you to:

  • Incorporate new trends in the emerging needs of special populations of graduates and guests to ensure inclusion and accessibility, and to uphold the values and traditions of your institution.  
  • Embrace technology and utilize it to create new traditions and rituals that value the history and mission of your institution.
  • Increase confidence for implementing creative approaches to preserve distinctive institutional traditions while fostering a sense of pride, accomplishment, and celebration for all in attendance.
  • Understand the balance between an event’s purpose and goals and an individual’s reason for attending – apply current trends and research to ensure successful event outcomes and improve the audience’s experience.
  • Anticipate and address potential roadblocks, leverage existing resources, and deploy creative and innovative communication to manage the expectations of guests and participants.


Bethany Pace currently serves as the Director of Academic Communication and Engagement at Towson University in Towson, Maryland.
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Hillary Giddings currently serves as a Communications and Engagement Strategist at Towson University in Towson, Maryland.
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Included When You Purchase

  • 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
  • Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
  • Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
  • Certificate of completion for each participant
  • Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus

Instructions for access are available immediately upon checkout. You may share this On-Demand Training with any staff members from your campus community for unlimited viewing. For information about licensing this webinar for unlimited distribution on your institution’s internal network/server, email

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