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The University of Texas System Advancement Academy, launched in February 2015, provides ongoing professional training and educational programs to all UT institution advancement professionals with the goal of helping them maximize philanthropic support at their respective institutions. The Advancement Academy offers a broad array of services, including personalized training specific to campus needs and requests, no-cost professional education in all areas of development and advancement services, exposure to national best practices in leading edge development practices, customized performance and productivity assessments, and campaign support and audits.  The Advancement Academy offers a regularly scheduled slate of professional development programs as well as specialized services to all development professionals who request them, from entry-level newcomers to senior executives. 

Professional Development

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Select professional development offerings have been reviewed and pre-approved for continuing education points for both Initial Certification and Recertification through CFRE International. The total number of CFRE points approved per session is listed with that session.


Upcoming Trainings

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Advancement Offices

September 28, 2023. 10 - 11:30am
Presented by: Josh Birkholz, CEO of Bentz Whaley Flessner
CFRE Credits: TBD

Building Fundraising Capacity Through Leadership Annual Giving

October 12, 2023. 10 - 11:30am
Presented by: Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL) presenters: Greta Daniels, Senior Vice President for Fundraising Scott Kruger, Vice President and Consultant Miranda Fagley, Senior Consultant
CFRE Credits: TBD

A Conversation with The UT Foundation

November 2, 2023. 2 - 3pm
Presented by: UT System Advancement Services Team
CFRE Credits: TBD

Planned Giving Acceptance and Administration

November 29, 2023. 2 - 3pm
Presented by: UT System Advancement Services Team
CFRE Credits: TBD