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(Not so) summer institute registration is now open!
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.
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.
This professional development opportunity is organized by the Summer Institute and Leadership Symposium Committee.