Field Notes: Leadership development cohort kicks off at SEM

November 4, 2019
  • Competencies
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Leadership and Management
  • Professional Development and Contributions to the Field
  • SEM Conference
  • AACRAO LEAD
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photo of ascend cohort

by Tiffany Robinson, AACRAO Vice President for Access and Equity

On November 3, months of hard work, planning and preparation came to fruition with the orientation of the Inaugural cohort of the ASCEND Leadership Development program

ASCEND resides under the LEAD initiative umbrella that was launched last year at the 2018 SEM conference. The LEAD initiative takes a multi-pronged approach at identifying and preparing a diverse group of enrollment leaders to take on leadership roles in Enrollment Management.

ASCEND cohort members had the opportunity to interact with coaches, faculty and cohort facilitators.  They were given an overview of the year long program which will consist of monthly classes and interactions with other cohort members and ASCEND coaches. The knowledge and skills gained while in the ASCEND program will culminate in a Capstone project at the 2020 SEM conference.  I am excited to see what this group of dedicated professional will bring to their universities and the higher education profession. To stay up to date on the LEAD initiative sign up to receive updates on the AACRAO website here.