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Congratulations to Elevate for receiving NACAC's Rising Star Program Award!

Elevate is a professional development seminar series designed for women with more than eight years in higher education enrollment management looking to take the next step in her professional career or expand her professional portfolio.

According to a 2014 NACAC survey, women are overrepresented at entry- and mid-level positions, comprising about 70 percent of counselors and assistant/associate directors, but they become increasingly underrepresented at more senior positions. They represent 53 percent of directors of admission and only 40 percent of vice presidents/deans of admission or enrollment management.

Elevate is a series of one day seminars each themed to a different topic. The one-day structure allows for attendees to drive in, participate and drive home, without having to schedule overnight accommodations.

*Four one day seminars each running from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

2022-2023 Dates:
June 14, 2022 at Bradley University in Peoria, IL
August 10, 2022 at Augustana College’s Office in Lombard, IL
December 14, 2022 at Bradley University in Peoria, IL
February 22, 2023 at Augustana College’s Office in Lombard, IL

Cost for Series:
IACAC Members $25
Non-IACAC Members $100

Tentative Schedule

Seminar 1 – Owning Your Professional Voice

  • Strengths Finder Assessment
  • The Art of Saying No (You can’t pour from an empty cup)
  • Finding Your Professional Fit – How to utilize your strengths
  • Managing Different Leadership Styles

Seminar 2 – Defining Your Professional Brand

  • Navigating the search process
  • Salary negotiation/how to accept and turn down an offer
  • Interactive resume review activity (Each participant brings 5 copies of current resume. 4 copies will then be reviewed by 4 different attendees and each participant will go home with their original resume and 4 edited versions to consider and reflect upon)

Seminar 3 – Navigating Professional Partnerships

  • Creating Collaborative Campus Partnerships
  • How to optimize vender relationships
  • Empowering other women in enrollment management (Active session discussing challenges we each face and how we can overcome and support each other)
  • Managing through change/crisis

Seminar 4 – Empowering Your Leadership Identity

  • Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
  • Establishing, creating and maintaining work/life flow
  • Active goal setting session 3 months/6 months/1 year
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