Session 7B - Retaining and Motivating Employees for their Best Performance

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
2:40 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

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Everyone is talking about turnover, but few shops have a comprehensive approach to keeping their best and brightest.  This session will address ways you can build a retention culture, utilizing existing resources and opportunities to ensure your best staff stay.  You will leave this session with new ideas, approaches and samples that will support a culture of accountability, high performance, and ways to reward employees outside of compensation. While applicable to all advancement staff, this session will address specific examples to donor relations/stewardship staff as well.

Expertise Level: Midlevel (2-5 years), Experienced (5+ years)
Shop Size: Medium Shop (6-10 staff), Large Shop (11+ staff)
Subject Focus: Professional Development

Speaker Bio:
Kathy Drucquer Duff, CFRE
Kathy Drucquer Duff, CFRE has more than 19 years of wide-ranging development experience. As associate vice chancellor at UCSD, Kathy leads the University Development team and serves on the External Affairs management team. Previously, she worked both at Sharp HealthCare Foundation as vice president, philanthropy, and as associate vice president for SDSU.  There she oversaw the institution’s annual, major gift and gift planning efforts, as well as assisted in developing the institution’s strategy for its first comprehensive campaign. Kathy also spent seven years in destination management. A frequent speaker for Academic Impressions, she’s also an active volunteer for Girl Scouts.