Meet Your Course Leader

Alastair Lee BCom, LLB, M.Edplus

Education Advancement Specialist

Alastair Lee is the Founding Director of AlumGrow Consultancy and recognised as a senior thought leader and leading practitioner in education advancement. With a global profile and sustained track record over the last two-decades of multi award-winning work that has set industry standards in fundraising, alumni relations and marketing, Alastair has dedicated his career to researching, building, and launching ambitious and sustainable advancement programs with ELC-12 schools and universities, and developing vast networks of national and international partners and collaborators. Over his career, Alastair has won many prestigious awards for his ground-breaking work, including the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Gold Award at Deakin University.

Our Online Short Course Advantage

Our online short courses are designed for the busy advancement professional, providing you with specialist tips, expert advice, practical resources and frameworks to help grow your alumni relations, fundraising and enrolment marketing expertise in a self-paced format.

  • Delivered Online

  • Self-Paced

  • For Beginner to Senior-Level Practitioners

  • Start Anytime With a 12-Month Completion Window

  • Available Globally

  • All Courses Come With Bonus Support Materials

Available Short Courses

eToolkits & Other Resources

What you get inside DevelopmentPro...

  • Tangible results

    The DevelopmentPro Growth Framework will transform your current programs and help you implement our unique growth formulas with all the support you need along the way.

  • Sustainable strategies

    Cost-effective and proven community engagement frameworks that achieve greater returns on investment for your education institution in the short and longer term.

  • Easy to use

    Access to 3 modules within each framework using videos, audio files, and toolkits - all delivered via our secure members-only online platform Thinkific.

  • Immediate access

    You get immediate access to all program materials so you can start implementing our Framework straight away.

  • Laser mentoring calls

    You get access to an online monthly mentoring schedule, where we focus on your specific questions, giving you the support to stay on track and achieve your goals.

  • On-call advice

    We ensure you have the extra support needed to get results. When you have questions and need extra help, send us an email and we will reply to you within 48 hours.

  • For all program and practitioner levels

    Suitable for beginner to senior-level practitioners working in the field and advancement programs at all levels of maturity.

  • Anytime

    Your institution can sign up anytime of the year. Each framework is self-paced and delivered over 5-months.

  • Anywhere in the world

    DevelopmentPro is available to education providers globally, of all sizes, and at any stage of their advancement program development.

Your program outcomes

  • Substantially grows your revenue streams and community engagement and affinity

  • Systematically grows your enrolment enquiries and conversions

  • How to achieve tens of thousands of dollars in budget savings

  • Provides proven innovative roadmaps to help achieve your strategic goals faster

  • Gives you a structured framework to measurably grow staff productivity

  • Enhances your leadership skills and gives you back your professional mojo

  • The design and results of the framework creates momentum to increase program support

Frequently Asked Questions About DevelopmentPro

  • How is DevelopmentPro different from other programs?

    DevelopmentPro is the only program of its kind in the world, offering a unique combination of customisable solutions, extensive experience, and proven results tailored specifically for education institutions. Unlike other programs, it provides a comprehensive framework that addresses the distinct needs and challenges of education advancement in a holistic, sustainable and effective manner.

  • Is the program customisable to meet the specific needs of my institution?

    Yes, DevelopmentPro is fully customisable to address the unique advancement challenges and goals of each education institution, where we work closely with you to develop tailored solutions that deliver measurable results and tangible ROI.

  • How does the program work?

    DevelopmentPro consists of a structured framework comprising modules, coaching sessions, video trainings, scripts and templates - everything we have listed above AND even when we update materials you'll get access to the latest best practices for consultants for free, providing you with the latest resources, tools, and strategies to implement more effective advancement programs and achieve your goals.

  • How does the program benefit education institutions?

    DevelopmentPro helps education institutions to sustainably increase alumni support, boost fundraising revenue, and generate more enrolment inquiries. This results in enhanced financial independence and the capacity to cultivate exceptional educational programs to stand out in a highly education competitive industry.

  • Who can benefit from DevelopmentPro?

    The program is suitable for education institutions of all types and sizes worldwide, including ELC-12 schools, colleges, universities, vocational institutions, and other educational organisations along with advancement professionals and teams at all levels of expertise.

  • Will this program be effective in my country?

    Certainly! We have customers from various countries worldwide who have successfully implemented our program. While there may be slight variations and nuances in different countries and cultures, you can readily adapt the knowledge and strategies you acquire here to suit your specific context and achieve success.

  • How long does it take to see results?

    The time it takes to see results depends on your institution's individual goals, circumstances, and the level of effort invested. While some institutions may notice significant improvements within only a couple of months of implementing the program, others may require a longer-term commitment to achieve their desired outcomes. With DevelopmentPro, you can expect results much faster than attempting to navigate the process on your own or taking no action at all.

  • What is the cost of the program?

    The cost of participating in DevelopmentPro varies depending on the scope of the engagement and the specific needs of your institution. Please schedule a consultation with our team to discuss pricing options.