Executive Leadership Collective

Executive Leadership Collective LogoThe Executive Leadership Collective (ELC) is an exclusive professional development opportunity for financial aid leaders. The ELC will provide participants with the opportunity to discuss pressing issues in a closed-door setting, and interact with other noteworthy individuals from Congress, federal agencies, and the higher education community at large. By creating this group, NASFAA seeks to establish a community of financial aid leaders who will commit to championing the profession and leading at the intersection of ethics, institutional stability, and advocacy for student aid policy. 

The ELC, through your participation and engagement, will come together to collaborate, share knowledge, and drive strategy. Through the collective, executives can gain access to a diverse range of perspectives, experiences, and expertise. This will serve to identify new opportunities, navigate challenges, and develop more effective leadership strategies. Additionally, the collective will serve as a valuable networking opportunity, allowing executives to build relationships with their principals in higher education.

The 2024-25 Executive Leadership Collective Cohort is sold out. Please proceed through the registration process to be added to the waitlist.

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2024-25 Cohort Information 

With each ELC cohort, this community of leaders will continue to grow, offering more opportunities for participation and collaboration. Participation in the 2024-25 cohort includes:

  • An in-person kick-off event in Washington, D.C.; September 8-10, 2024.
  • Registration for an exclusive track at NASFAA's Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo in February 2025.
  • Registration for the NASFAA 2025 National Conference, including special events celebrating this group.
  • Virtual meetings that may cover topics related to higher education trends, the use of AI, ethics, and conversations with institutional leaders.
  • Special access to higher education policymakers and thought leaders.

The $3,300 registration fee for the 2024-25 Executive Leadership Collective includes registration fees for both the 2025 NASFAA Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo and the 2025 NASFAA National Conference. Participant travel costs, including hotels, are not included. Online payment was due at the time of registration, so please plan accordingly. 

Because we limit the number of participants, we will also limit registrations to one individual per school each year.

Participation Requirements: 

  • Current NASFAA Membership
  • Actively serving as a principal within the aid office (director or higher)

Should an ELC member no longer meet either requirement during the cohort year, they will be asked to resign from participation.

2023-24 Cohort Resources

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