NAGAP is pleased to announce the inaugural NAGAP Annual Conference Graduate Enrollment Management Certificate, which conference attendees can earn after attending a series of sessions dedicated to topics across the GEM lifecycle at each Annual Conference. As NAGAP further solidifies its status as the leader in graduate enrollment management, the certificate will provide opportunities for members to expand their skillsets beyond admissions, marketing, and recruitment.
What is the Annual Conference GEM Certificate?
The Annual Conference Graduate Enrollment Management Certificate is a certificate of completion that conference attendees can earn after attending a series of sessions at each NAGAP Annual Conference. It deliberately includes sessions outside of admission, marketing, and recruitment to help enhance members' skillsets across the GEM lifecycle.
Why should I earn the Annual Conference GEM Certificate?
Many of our members work in admission or recruitment roles and possess a depth of skills in those areas. As roles evolve more broadly into graduate enrollment management, it is important for our members to be prepared for roles that expand in areas like financial aid, strategic planning, student services, alumni, and other areas. The session topics will change each year, so you can earn the certificate as many times as you'd like.
How do I participate?
Complete the Intent to Participate form. When you check in at the Annual Conference, you will be provided with a schedule and a participation card. You will need to attend one session in each of five out of six available categories to earn the certificate. Please ensure that you have your participation card stamped at each participating session you attend. Thank you to all who participated in the inaugural certificate in 2019! Please stay tuned for information on the 2020 certificate.
What exactly do I earn?
Once you complete your participation card, the NAGAP staff will provide you with a printed certificate signifying your accomplishment.
Is there a charge to participate?
No, there is no cost to participate. Simply indicate your interest when you check in to the conference, attend the necessary sessions, and receive your certificate before you head home.
2019 Certificate Sessions
The categories selected for the 2019 Annual Conference Graduate Enrollment Management Certificate are as follows:
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Enrollment Modeling & Strategic Planning
- Financial Aid
- Professional Development
- Student Engagement
- Working with International Students
To earn this year's certificate, you will need to attend one session each from at least five of the six categories above.
Thank you to all who participated in the inaugural NAGAP Annual Conference GEM Certificate! Please email Marcus Hanscom, NAGAP Education Chair, if you are interested in participating in the 2020 Annual Conference GEM Certificate.
Please contact Marcus Hanscom, NAGAP Education Chair, with any questions regarding the NAGAP Annual Conference Graduate Enrollment Management Certificate.