Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
(WASFAA)

2018 WASFAA Jerry R. Sims Management & Leadership Institute


When: November 7-9, 2018
Where: Tempe Missions Palms Hotel, Tempe, Arizona
Registration: https://www.wasfaa.org/docs/forms/memMLI18Fall.html
Tentative Agenda: https://wasfaa.org/docs/training/mli/2018/2018MLIAgenda.pdf
Website: https://wasfaa.org/docs/toc_MLI.html
Scholarship (Application closes September 26, 2018): https://www.wasfaa.org/docs/forms/Scholarship_app_18.html

The Jerry R. Sims WASFAA Management & Leadership Institute (MLI) is WASFAA’s premier training event for financial aid directors, associate or assistant directors, and other professionals who aspire to leadership roles within the student aid profession. MLI offers attendees a unique opportunity to network with their peers in a collaborative and engaging cohort setting, led by experienced faculty who are themselves accomplished leaders within their institutions, and the financial aid community.

MLI is limited to approximately 25 attendees and is designed to maximize your interaction with the MLI faculty in a collaborative and engaging environment. You will meet with faculty and your peers in large group training sessions as well as in small group coaching/mentoring sessions to help you sharpen your management skills and enhance your leadership abilities as we look to the future of student aid administration together.

Questions? Contact the MLI Chair, Jim Brooks at brooksja@uoregon.edu.

MLI Faculty

Phil LeBlack, University of Phoenix
Jim Brooks, University of Oregon
Teresa Buchmann, Green River Community College
Mary McGlothlan, Concordia University
Isabelle Mora, California State University - East Bay
Lauren Patterson, The Art Institute of Portland

WASFAA 2019 Conference Session Proposal


Planning for the WASFAA 2019 Annual Conference is well underway. The 2019 Conference is being held at the Tempe Mission Palms in Tempe, Arizona on May 20-22, 2019. The program committee is now soliciting session proposals for the conference. This is WASFAA’s 50th Anniversary Conference and we hope to make this a spectacular conference!

To submit your proposal for review, please use the Session Proposal link. Please submit your proposals ASAP so we can begin building a spectacular conference for you! You don’t miss your opportunity to share your knowledge with your peers at our 50th Anniversary Conference!

NASFAA Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo Scholarship


When: February 25-27, 2019
Where: Washington, DC
Amount: Registration fee, Partial transportation and hotel accommodations will be paid. Maximum amount $2,000.
Requirements:
Must be a current member of WASFAA, actively participating on a WASFAA committee with a desire to become more involved in the WASFAA Leadership.
Timeline: December 12, 2018 - Deadline to submit the application.
Purpose: To provide WASFAA members access to attend the NASFAA Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo. Participants have an opportunity to attend management sessions and interact with lawmakers and staff to advocate on behalf of their students.
Statement: In your application statement please address how this opportunity will assist you with seeking a leadership role in WASFAA.
Scholarship: https://www.wasfaa.org/docs/forms/Scholarship_app_18.html

WASFAA 2019 Conference


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