2021 Summer Professional Development Institute



Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to Friday, July 16, 2021 - 4:00pm

Time Zone: 

  • Eastern Time


Virtual - registered attendees will receive information regarding the platform soon.


Full Agenda

Topics & Speakers

Scheduled session topics include:

  • Think Like a Futurist: Connecting Today's Realities to Tomorrow's Possibilities
  • Concurrent Sessions for New and Intermediate/Advanced Professionals
    • Marketing and Recruitment
      • Is That My Job? Understanding and Defining Your Role in Marketing Your Graduate Programs
      • When the Going Gets Tough, the Partnership Gets Going: How RIT Marketing and Admissions Rallied around a Common Goal
    • Data Collection and Analysis 
      • Let Data Drive Your Decision
      • From Raw Data to Informed Decision Making: Stories, Partnerships, and Communication
  • You Can Handle the Truth: Legal Issues in Graduate Enrollment Management
  • Leveraging Campus and Community Partners to Promote Diversity
  • Roundtable discussions on international recruitment, student services, virtual collaborative tools, and other hot topics          



The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

Friday, July 16, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

Who Should Attend

The Summer Professional Development Institute is designed for both incoming, as well as seasoned, GEM professionals. A variety of topics and sessions for all levels will be offered. 

Professionals working as faculty, or in related higher education environments have also found these conferences to be useful and appropriate. 

Online registration for the NAGAP Summer PDI is open through Monday, July 12. 


  • $250 - Members
  • $275 - Non-members

Final registration deadline: July 12

The registration fee includes:

  • Access to all virtual sessions and materials, including recordings after the event
  • Access to virtual breakout sessions
  • Access to pre-recorded sessions
  • Access to interactive social events

Confirmations will be emailed to registrants within one week of receipt of registration. 

No refunds are available for virtual registrations. Substitution of registrants is allowed. Requests for substitutions must be submitted in writing to [email protected]. NAGAP has no desire to retain fees paid by those unable to attend; however, virtual-related expenses make the policy necessary.

All sessions are recorded and wil be made available on-demand after the live event. 

Questions? Refer to the Professional Development Institute Frequently Asked Questions document. 

For additional questions or information about participation, contact:

Ariana Balayan, Attendee Liaison
Assistant Dean, Admissions and Recruiting
UMass Medical School Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Phone: 203-671-0280
ariana.balayan1 at umassmed.edu

or NAGAP's Executive Office: (913) 222-8655 or [email protected] 

Sponsoring at a Professional Development Institute is a great way to advertise your business. There are several sponsorship options. For more information contact Amanda Ostreko, chair of the PDI committee, at amandao at ku.edu.