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 in North America and across the globe.
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The first program under the LEAD initiative, the ASCEND Program, was launched in 2019. The ASCEND Program is designed to prepare mid-level professionals in the competencies required to take the next step in enrollment management leadership. The year-long
intensive program uses self-paced modules and live discussions to cover the technical topics of enrollment management. This program utilizes panel discussion and coaching to cover the professional concepts and attitudes of mind required for leadership.
In partnership with ACUI and NASPA, the Women's Leadership Institute brings together administrators from across campus functions to help attendees gain a practical understanding
of what it takes to be a leader on a college or university campus—both the challenges and the rewards.
AACRAO's professional development program ASCEND kicks off with the 2023-2024 cohort.
AACRAO Leadership Development program closes another chapter.
Learn about AACRAO's professional development program ASCEND and meet the 2022 cohort.
Position yourself as a future institution leader with this professional development program.
Apply for the AACRAO ASCEND Program by September 16.
See how one ASCEND member, Kayla St. Clair, utilized the program to build and develop her SEM community.
Explore professional growth and development with a member of AACRAO ASCEND.
Learn how one of AACRAO's current ASCEND members applies broad enrollment management strategies to her unique situation.
Learn more about the AACRAO ASCEND program from member Malia Jones.
Learn more about AACRAO's ASCEND program through the lens of its participants.
Learn more about AACRAO's ASCEND program and the opportunities it provides.
AACRAO ASCEND participant, Anne Thurmer, discusses her pathway to her current position and her participation in the ASCEND program.
Learn about AACRAO's professional development program ASCEND and meet the 2021 cohort.
AACRAO's Ascend Program Application is now open. Learn more about the program, its goals, and how to apply.
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Participants receive mentoring, support, and guidance from SEM experts.
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ASCEND will prepare a diverse group to take on leadership roles in Enrollment Management.
AACRAO is pleased to introduce the inaugural cohort of the ASCEND Leadership Development Program.
ASCEND helps you prepare for the next step in your enrollment management career.
AACRAO seeks faculty and mentors for diverse midlevel enrollment managers.
Workgroup to establish the Senior Enrollment Management Officer leadership development program, which will kick off this fall.
With a new caucus, working group, Career Navigator, and more, AACRAO is advancing diversity in enrollment leadership.
Identifying and preparing a diverse group of enrollment leaders