Pathways Overview

The 2021 NASFAA Leadership Symposium provided two individual pathways, based on participant interest: 

  • Association Leadership, the pathway for those elected to or considering association leadership at the state, regional, or national level.
  • Leadership Strategies and Realities, the pathway for aid administrators who are decision makers that manage staff, processes and/or engage with campus leadership on enrollment and student success.

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. 

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*NEW* Leadership Strategies and Realities Pathway

You are: An experienced aid administrator with a focus on institutional compliance, student success and/or enrollment management.

You need to know: Institutional compliance and tactical methods for deploying compliance strategies, enrollment management strategies, and operational goals in conjunction with Title IV aid administration. 

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