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Summer Professional Development Institute

Advanced GEM Professionals

Start Date

Thursday, July 14, 2022

End Date

Friday, July 15, 2022.


Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino-Las Vegas, NV

In This PDI

Advanced Content for Experienced GEM Professionals

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NAGAP's Re-Scheduled Winter Professional Development Institute for Advanced GEM Professionals focuses on advanced topics and are specifically designed for graduate admissions and enrollment management professionals with five or more years of experience. The sessions are offered in settings that promote discussion and interaction among all participants. Individuals in advanced roles (e.g. Associate Director or higher) should sign up for this track. 

Registration Options for Early Career Professionals:
  • Member
    Early Bird (before June 22, 2022)- $635
    After June 22, 2022- $735
    Onsite at the event- $770
  • Non-member  (includes membership through 6/30/2023 – a $275 value)
    Early Bird (before June 22, 2022)- $885
    After June 22, 2022- $960
    Onsite at the event- $995
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Track Agenda & Program Details

DAY 1 — Thursday, July 14

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. - Registration & Breakfast

8:45 a.m. – 9 a.m. - Welcome
Amanda Ostreko, NAGAP Research Committee Chair, 2020-2022 NAGAP Professional Development Committee Chair, and Assistant Vice Provost and Director of Graduate Enrollment Management, University of Kansas

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - Enrollment Marketing Benchmarks for Grad Schools: Understanding the Critical Role of SEO
Speaker: Tony Fraga, CEO Direct Development

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. - Break

10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. - GEM Challenges and Trends
Speakers: Keith Ramsdell, NAGAP Director of External Relations and Partnerships and Vice President for Enrollment Management at Ashland University; Donald Resnick, EAB Consultant; and, Pam Royall, EAB Head of Research, Enrollment Services

12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. - Networking Lunch with Early Career Track

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. - Current Legal Issues and Trends in Higher Education
Speaker: Carrie Ryan Gallia, Associate General Counsel, University of Minnesota

3 pm – 3:15 p.m. - Break  

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. - Optimizing Tuition Discounting Strategies to Attain Graduate Student Enrollment and Net Tuition Revenue Goals
Speaker: Joseph Paris, Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Temple University

5:30 p.m.  7:00 p.m. - Reception

7:00 p.m. - Dinner on your own

DAY 2 — Friday, July 15

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - The Manager as Coach- Tips, Suggestions, and "How-to's"
Speaker: Maureen Hammett, Vice Dean & Chief of Staff, University at Buffalo School of Social Work

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. - Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. - GEM Hot Topics: Group Activity
GEM Competencies: Recruitment and Marketing; Admissions Operations; Financial Aid, Grants, and Scholarships; Student Services and Support; Advising and Retention; Graduation and Alumni Relations

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. - Networking Lunch with Early Career GEM Track and NAGAP Governing Board

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. - Joint Session with Advanced GEM Track: DEI is Everybody’s Work 
Speaker: Erica Fichter, Director of Recruitment and Admission, Fielding Graduate University

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. - Wrap-up

Register today to reserve your seat at this one-of-a-kind event!

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