COVID-19: Holding Teams Together

Recorded On: 11/05/2020


As educational institutions continue to adjust to the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, advancement teams are under increasing pressure to raise funds despite budget cuts, layoffs, and the need to work and engage prospects virtually. In the face of these challenges, departmental managers and organizational leaders must find ways to lift their teams up, keep them focused, and support them through personal and professional difficulties and the likelihood of a prolonged economic recession. To explore this issue, Dan Allenby will lead a discussion with industry leaders in Strategic Talent Management: Amy Bronson (Boston University), Yvette Marsh (LSU Foundation), and Josh Wyatt (University of Arizona).

This event is eligible for 1 point of CFRE credit.


  • Guidelines for keeping staff accountable and productive while many work remotely
  • Methods for helping others manage stress and anxiety
  • Tactics for motivating colleagues and boosting morale
  • Tips for getting the most out of limited resources and doing more with less
  • And more!

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Amy Bronson

Associate Vice President, Advancement Resources and Talent Management, Boston University

Amy Bronson is the Associate Vice President, Advancement Resources and Talent Management at Boston University, where she oversees the talent management program for a staff of 220 including seventeen schools and colleges at the University. With over 20 years of advancement experience, Amy has also served in leadership roles at Boston College and Harvard Law School, and presented at numerous conferences. Amy holds a BA in English Literature and Communication from University of Michigan.

Yvette Marsh, Ph.D.

Executive Director of Talent Management, LSU Foundation

Yvette Black Marsh is the Executive Director of Talent Management at LSU Foundation, where she specializes in supervisory/management development and cultural change management. Prior to over ten years in leadership roles at Louisiana State University, she spent more than two decades focused on corporate training and executive coaching for varying clients. Yvette holds a Ph.D. in Human Resource Education, an M.S. in Information Systems and Decision Sciences, and a B.S. in Business Administration, all from Louisiana State University.

Josh Wyatt

Director of Talent Development, University of Arizona

Josh Wyatt is the Director of Talent Development at University of Arizona, where he oversees the direction and implementation of the University‚Äôs Development Program talent development strategy, including engagement, planning and onboarding, and career and leadership development. He previously managed training and talent development at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and held various roles in education management. A CASE Chair and Member of the District VII Cabinet, Josh has a BA in Political Science from James Madison University.


Holding Your Team Together in Difficult Times
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