Professional Development

Our programs not only help you discover new solutions to your tactical and strategic problems but also ensure you're growing as a leader. Ready to connect to the most dynamic and engaging community of enrollment leaders anywhere?

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Enhance Your Skill Set

Whether you're just starting out in admission, are a newly appointed or aspiring director, or are a veteran enrollment manager, we have a professional development program to support you.

Resources

COVID-19

As schools across the world are dealing with the ongoing effects of COVID-19, we're continuing to support you with resources, insights, and tools to make your job easier.
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In-Person Event

EMA Annual Conference

Join us September 22–26, 2020, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.
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AC 2020 Pre-Conference

Admission Training Institute (ATI)

Equipping those new to admission (0–3 years).
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AC 2020 Pre-Conference

Admission Directors Institute (ADI)

Equipping new admission directors (0–3 years) who have prior admission experience.
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AC 2020 Pre-Conference

Future Leaders

Serving assistant and associate directors of admission who have 3 years of experience working in an independent school.
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AC 2020 Pre-Conference

Financial Aid Workshop

Financial aid is usually the second largest line item on a school's budget, which is why we developed a workshop to help you succeed.
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AC 2020 Pre-Conference

Marketing Workshop

Discover new ways to solve the daily problems you face, but also ensure you’re constantly building your own portfolio of skills.
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Online Course

Training Courses

Stay sharp and invest in yourself with online courses that teach you the latest enrollment management trends from leading experts.
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Online Regional Events

Admission Leadership Council (ALC)

Our ALC members offer a set of regional seminars each year to bring admission trends to you.
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Online Course

Heads Institute

The EMA Heads Institute is transitioning to an online course for 2020.Our team of experts can support you and your team during this critical moment. You don't have to do it alone — we're here for you.
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Online Course

Future of Financial Aid

EMA and NBOA have partnered to understand issues of affordability in PK–12 independent schools. Together we're putting a spotlight on innovations underway at schools addressing these challenges.
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Training

Onsite & Virtual Training

Do you need support working with your board? Interested in learning about the latest industry best practices? Need a refresher on EMA’s products? We can help.
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Training

MAP & Services Training

Your Member Access Portal (MAP) is a vital part of your Enrollment Management Association membership services. Use these resources to get the most out of the portal's features.
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Training

Mentorship Initiative

Whether you have just started in admission or have a few years under your belt, you may find the admission office to be a challenging and sometimes isolated place.
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Training

The Erdmann Institute

Created to fill a noticeable void in opportunities for mid-career and director level independent school enrollment managers, this organization advances knowledge, skill, leadership, and community.
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Online Certification

USC Certificate Program

EMA and the USC Rossier School of Education have partnered for the fourth year in a row to offer an online certificate program for independent school enrollment leaders.
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More than 3,700 admission professionals

attend our in-person training, events, and conferences each year.

On-Demand Courses

Rethinking Enrollment Due to COVID-19

Begins March 30, 2020
A free, weeklong course designed to help enrollment teams in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financial Aid Training Series

Leading financial aid experts teach you and your team about financial aid strategy, using it as an enrollment tool, modeling, and much more!

"Being part of this organization changed my career path. It enriches what we do every day. Networking and learning from one another is a big piece of belonging to this group. Being part of this association helps all admissions pros make informed decisions in doing what's right for our schools individually and as a whole."

Janie Beck
Director of Admission
The Lovett School (GA)
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