This event will be held at the beautiful Osthoff Resort and Conference Center in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
The health and safety of our MASFAA colleagues is important to us. MASFAA is working with The Osthoff Resort to ensure this event will be COVID safe and will be following guidelines established by the CDC, the WHO, as well as the local and state health departments. To learn more about, and to stay informed about what The Osthoff is doing to protect their guests please visit their coronavirus page.
Leadership Symposium is designed to help cultivate future leaders in MASFAA, our state associations, and our campuses. Participants are typically professionals with 5 or more years of financial aid experience, or those who have shown their leadership skills. The week will include professional development topics including what it means to be a professional staff member, building a strong team, creating morale in the office, interviewing and onboarding in a virtual world, leading through and beyond the pandemic, the important of advocacy, professional presence and etiquette, as well as understanding diversity, equity, and inclusion. Participants will also have the opportunity to prepare to take NASFAA Credential exams in various subject areas. This small group setting allows for strong bonds to be built between financial aid administrators.
MASFAA values the impact Summer Institute has made on financial aid professionals throughout our region. Due to continued concerns about travel during the pandemic, the MASFAA Board has decided to postpone the 2021 Summer Institute. Plans are currently underway for a not-so Summer Institute to be held concurrently with the annual conference in October. Stay tuned for more information to be released soon!
What to look forward to: Summer Institute is designed to teach the basics of financial aid administration and prepare participants to take a variety of NASFAA Credential exams. Summer Institute is generally for those professionals with 5 or less years of financial aid experience; however, even more advanced professionals will learn from the sessions! Participants will learn from seasoned MASFAA professionals on financial aid and professional development topics to supplement the practical knowledge. Opportunities to meet MASFAA colleagues and network with other financial aid administrators will also be a large part of the experience.
This professional development opportunity is organized by the Summer Institute and Leadership Symposium Committee.