Pathways Overview

The NASFAA Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo provides four individual pathways, based on participant interest. Strategic Enrollment Management, Association Leadership continue to be long-standing popular options. The Advanced Topics in Financial Aid Leadership pathway was new in 2019.  In 2020, the Compliance Management pathway will join the lineup as the New and Aspiring Aid Director pathway will be on hiatus.

Advanced Topics in Financial Aid Leadership Pathway

You are: An experienced financial aid professional in a managerial role.  

You need to know: How to incorporate leadership skills and strategic thinking to create a thriving work environment for your staff. This new pathway will bring experienced aid administrators together to glean the differences between management and leadership.

View 2019 Advanced Topics in Financial Aid Leadership Pathway Sessions

Association Leadership Pathway

You are: A current or aspiring financial aid association leader at the state, regional, or national level.

You need to know: The skills and characteristics needed to lead effectively, while navigating the legal and financial issues that come with your role. Volunteering for a professional association – at any level – is an exciting professional activity with many benefits for volunteers, their institutions, and the students they serve. Financial aid associations across the country depend on the talents and energy of volunteer leaders to carry out the association’s activities. This pathway has new programing for the 2020 conference.

View 2019 Association  Leadership Pathway Sessions

*NEW* Compliance Management Pathway

You are: An experienced aid administrator with a focus  on institutional compliance interested in collaboration and more in-depth discussion with your peers on the management of ensuring compliance.

You need to know: Institutional compliance  and tactical methods for deploying compliance strategies in conjunction with Title IV aid administration. The 2020 Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo will feature all new materials for this pathway.

Strategic Enrollment Management Pathway  

You are: An experienced aid administrator in an enrollment management-focused institution or a practicing enrollment manager interested in collaboration and more in-depth discussion with your peers.

You need to know:  Financial management and tactical methods for deploying enrollment management strategies in conjunction with institutional enrollment goals. The 2019 Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo will feature all new materials for this pathway.

View 2019 Strategic Enrollment Management Pathway Sessions

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