You're the Director - Third Edition

You're the Director, Third Edition: e-Reader

Whether you’re a current financial aid director or just preparing for the leading role, "You’re the Director: A Guide to Leadership in Student Financial Aid" (third edition) can help. In this anthology — written by and for financial aid professionals — you’ll find guidance on leadership, budgeting, strategic planning, crisis management, and so much more. In addition to 10 fully updated chapters from the first two editions, the third edition also covers four brand-new topics and six completely reenvisioned chapters. This book is a must-have for new and aspiring financial aid professionals, as well as for seasoned financial aid directors seeking to improve their leadership skills.

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The third edition covers four brand-new topics and six completely reenvisioned chapters:

  • Anti-racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Why They Need to Matter to Financial Aid Directors (new)
  • Balancing Act: Budgeting to Meet Your Office Needs (reenvisioned)
  • Management Structures and Their Influence on Financial Aid Operations (new)
  • Mistakes Financial Aid Directors Make (And How to Avoid Them) (reenvisioned)
  • More Than Words: Mission-Driven Communications (new)
  • Positioning Yourself on Campus (reenvisioned)
  • Setting Priorities: A No-Fail Checklist for New Directors (reenvisioned)
  • Strategic Planning: Committing to Improvement in the Financial Aid Office (new)
  • Taking the High Road: Ethics in the Financial Aid Office (reenvisioned)
  • Transformative Meetings (reenvisioned)

Think of the authors as your personal acting and directing coaches. If you're just starting out in the field, this book delivers indispensable advice on learning the craft. (Remember, Spielberg had to start somewhere too!) If you're a seasoned professional, it will help you develop the exceptional qualities that make a "Best Director."

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