Profound Insights

Profound Impact’s™ new webinar series, Profound Insights, offers interesting and timely information on topics of interest to academic, research and technology-focused organizations.

The platform provides a unique digital community that connects people to bring awareness of undiscovered relationships and to demonstrate their individual and collective profound impact.

Webinar topics cover a wide range of subjects, all relating to practical tips and information about making connections with your stakeholders and facilitating engagement. In particular, the webinars will cover topics such as proven methods to facilitate alumni and faculty engagement and how to share information while addressing privacy concerns, as well as real-life success stories that show the impact of individuals and organizations on each other and on the world.

Upcoming Webinars

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Past Webinars

Celebrating Profound Impact Day 2021 – September 14, 2021

Profound Impact Day 2021 featured special guest speaker Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, former president at the University of Waterloo. A self-proclaimed lifelong learner, Feridun Hamdullahpur has been a powerful force in building the University of Waterloo’s reputation as a leader in innovation and academic excellence.

The Future of Work: Lifelong Learning & Networking with Digital Communities – May 26, 2021

The May webinar’s discussion was about the future of work—lifelong learning and talent resilience—and showcased how the Profound Impact platform and digital communities can be used 1) by employees to connect and network with each other throughout their careers and 2) by employers to not only retain employees but also to increase their branding as a good place to be from. 

Realtime Pivot and Connecting the Dots for Multifaceted, Engaging Virtual Events at Scale: A University of Waterloo Faculty of Mathematics Case Study – February 16, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has required event and meeting planners to shift from planning traditional in-person events to online virtual events. We have learned that virtual events are effective in presenting information and engaging with larger, geographically dispersed audiences and provide opportunities for follow-up communication to participants. 

This webinar discusses how the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo is using the Profound Impact platform to strategically pivot from hosting in-person events to offering meaningful online experiences.

Connecting Forward: Leveraging Your Institution’s Strategic Objectives to Drive Alumni Engagement – Part Two – December 15, 2020

In the second half of this two-part webinar series, learn how Perimeter Institute has worked with the Profound Impact team to refine their full strategy and create a vision for the path forward — by using the four key steps identified in Part One to align a new alumni and friends strategy with their overall strategic plan.

Connecting Forward: Leveraging Your Institution’s Strategic Objectives to Drive Alumni Engagement – Part One – November 24, 2020

In the first episode of this two-part webinar series, learn how Perimeter Institute is strategically working to engage alumni, and explore a new tool to help them measure collective impact.