Upcoming EMA Events

We offer an extensive calendar of in-person and online events to help you succeed as an independent school enrollment leader.

EMA member Eric Barber speaking on the main stage at EMA's annual conference.

Tap into Financial Aid, Marketing, and Retention Support and Networking

Tap into Financial Aid, Marketing, and Retention Support and Networking

Save Your Spot at EMA’s Online Winter Symposium on Dec 13.

What’s the Cost of Your Enrollment?

What’s the Cost of Your Enrollment?

Download The 2022 Cost Per Enrollment Report here.

Tap into Financial Aid, Marketing, and Retention Support and Networking

Tap into Financial Aid, Marketing, and Retention Support and Networking

Save Your Spot at EMA’s Online Winter Symposium on Dec 13.

Tap into Financial Aid, Marketing, and Retention Support and Networking

EMA events help you Yield Your Best.

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Connect in Person.

Attend exclusive events and trainings, and receive discounts to the EMA Annual Conference, the largest independent school enrollment management conference in the country.

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Enhance Your Skill Set.

EMA’s professional development programs not only help you 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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Build Stronger Networks.

Connect with a community of peers, gain insights from others in your network, and access specialized thought-leader articles and resources.

Upcoming Events

Using an Admission Rubric to Inform Admission Decisions
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November
29
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Using an Admission Rubric to Inform Admission Decisions

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE EVENT:Join us for a robust discussion about the work one school has done to build an application rubric to be used in their admission committees to help inform admission decisions. The conversation will explore the admission committee team training as well as uncover the reliability and validity of this work as well as best practices.
Boosting Your 1:1 Meetings with Your Direct Reports
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December
6
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11 :00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

Boosting Your 1:1 Meetings with Your Direct Reports

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE EVENT: Are you looking to improve your connections with individuals on your team while also better meeting your office goals? The 1-on-1 meeting can often end up being endless status updates. Other times, those meetings may avoid hard conversations. However, these meetings should be some of the most powerful interactions you can have with individuals on your team. Join us for a workshop on how to transform your individual meetings so that your meetings become impactful goal-oriented conversations. You will come away with tools to begin implementing in your next meeting. Speaker: Susanne Carpenter, Principal, Carpenter Leadership Consulting
Financial Aid, Marketing, & Retention Winter Symposium
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December
13
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11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

Financial Aid, Marketing, & Retention Winter Symposium

Three Tracks. Three Topics. Triple the content! Whether you need to better use financial aid to achieve your enrollment goals, fill the top of your enrollment funnel, or make sure more of your families persist to graduation, this is the place for you. EMA is thrilled to be partnering with NBOA for the Financial Aid Track.
Global Admission Discussion Group
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December
14
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4:00 p.m. China Standard Time (GMT +8)

Global Admission Discussion Group

Join us each month to network with enrollment professionals from across the globe. The monthly discussion explores the myriad topics and challenges international schools face and ways to address them. Join us for this important, open discussion led by John Williamson and Mary O’Connor, two of EMA’s leading knowledge experts.
Meet-Up for Heads of School
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December
14
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2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Meet-Up for Heads of School

Heads of school know enrollment health is critical to school health but it can be hard to know how to think strategically when there are so many competing priorities to manage on the day-to-day. EMA is here to help. This free monthly meet up is open to any head of school who seeks fellowship, support, and insight. Register once and attend as many sessions as you would like.
Meet up for LGBTQIA+ Enrollment Professionals
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January
4
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

Meet up for LGBTQIA+ Enrollment Professionals

Connect and gather your thoughts about how EMA can best support LGBTQIA+ professionals in independent schools.
Managing and Developing School Reputation in an Integrated Manner
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January
10
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Managing and Developing School Reputation in an Integrated Manner

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE EVENT: Join Dr. Stephen Holmes B. ED, MBA, M. ED, PhD (School Marketing/Reputation), as he presents on the whole-of-school benchmarking framework for reputation development to support recruitment, retention and referral (word of mouth). Stephen is the principal and founder of 5 Rs Partnership http://www.5rspartnership.com/ Recruitment Relationships Referral Retention Reputation
Women in Admission Affinity Group (WAAG)
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January
18
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3:00pm - 4:00pm ET

Women in Admission Affinity Group (WAAG)

Join Frankie Brown of Sidwell Friends and Rebecca Malotke-Meslin of Pleasantly Aggressive Coaching & Consulting as we gather together again to discuss women in enrollment. Topics vary and we welcome you for the first timer and as a repeat attendee!
Combating Attrition, One Component at a Time
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February
7
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Combating Attrition, One Component at a Time

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE EVENT:How do you keep the students you have or work to improve the perception of your school? Six Components of Parent Retention, a framework of in-depth questions about the school’s educational program and the parent experience. In this Roundtable Discussion, we will explore the Components and encourage sharing and reflection from participants. Join Jill Goodman of Jill Goodman Consulting as she leads this important conversation.
Admission Professionals of Color (APoC) Affinity Space
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April
3
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5:00 - 6:00 pm ET

Admission Professionals of Color (APoC) Affinity Space

Hosted by EMA’s Admission Professionals of Color Committee (APoC), this space has been created for Admission Professionals of Color. Join us if you can speak from the I perspective.
Meet up for LGBTQIA+ Enrollment Professionals
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May
17
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

Meet up for LGBTQIA+ Enrollment Professionals

Connect and gather your thoughts about how EMA can best support LGBTQIA+ professionals in independent schools.

EMA’s Anti-Bias Symposium: Continuing the Conversation

Are you ready to increase access and equity in your school? By embracing our understanding of and appreciation for the biases all around us; considering our current admission practices; and learning about tangible, actionable strategies, we can create more equity in the admission process.

Recorded Sessions

Can't attend a live event? Check out our recorded webinars.

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