Pathways Overview

The NASFAA 2024 Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo will provide four pathways to choose from so registrants can tailor their experience to best support their professional goals.

Association Leadership Pathway

Ideal for anyone interested in assuming a leadership position at the state, regional, or national level, this track will cover legal duties and best practices for successfully managing and leading a financial aid association. 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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Compliance Management Pathway

With curriculum geared toward practicing compliance officers and financial aid directors, this track will feature sessions that focus on compliance management strategies, administrative capability, tactical methodology, and collaboration beyond the financial aid office to achieve campus-wide compliance with all aspects of Title IV administration.

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*NEW* Financial Aid Management & Leadership Pathway

Developed for practicing financial aid directors and high-level managers, this track will help attendees focus on management and leadership. Topics will include the art of negotiating (getting what you want and need), addressing staffing challenges, leading your teams through change, considering the use of external resources, managing flexible work schedules, considering DEI as we implement FAFSA Simplification, and building your bench with succession planning.

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Strategic Enrollment Management Pathway

Designed for practicing enrollment managers, sessions in this track will focus on enrollment management strategies using fiscal management and ethics, tactical methodology, and collaboration beyond the financial aid office to achieve specific enrollment goals. 

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