Leadership Academy

Date: Program Kickoff - Wednesday, October 16 to Friday, October 18, 2019

Location: Teachers College, Columbia University - New York, NY

NAGAP is excited to offer graduate enrollment management (GEM) professionals an intensive leadership development experience that includes cohesive, experiential training which integrates GEM-focused education with experience, feedback, and coaching. These elements complement and extend the participants’ learning beyond the facilitated classroom sessions so they can immediately apply lessons learned on their campuses. 

The Leadership Academy is made possible by support from:

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What You Will Learn
The NAGAP Leadership Academy is a multi-component, six-month program. Two in-person seminars, accompanied by monthly webinars, leadership assessments, and coaching, all culminating with a capstone project, are part of the leadership development journey. The basic program outline and components are summarized below:


Program Layout

This six-month program incorporates the following components:

 Learning Sessions - Facilitated seminars are highly experiential sessions that encourage program participants to make the connections between classroom learning and the business context in which they operate. The initial face-to-face meeting takes place October 16-18, 2019, at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York, New York. The program focuses on exposing participants to contemporary and practical leadership concepts and tools. 

 Webinars - NAGAP hosts monthly webinars (for duration of program) to reinforce leadership skills that either introduce concepts related to a classroom session or bring participants together to partner on an exercise related to in-class learning. Sessions are 60-90 minutes and are interactive in nature. 

 Communities of Practice - Participants utilize a learning management system to connect outside of class time. The portal allows members to form communities of practice around program topics to they can easily engage with one another to explore ideas and share best practices. 

 Assessments & Coaching - Enhancing self-awareness and identifying areas for focused development are paramount to leadership development. NAGAP provides the feedback attendees need to help them grow as leaders. Participants have access to leadership coaches to help them explore development areas and set targeted goals. 

 Capstone Project - Leadership requires action. This project-based work gives participants the opportunity to move beyond learning about leadership to applying what they have learned to a challenge or opportunity on their campuses. 


Application Process & Program Fee

The pre-application process will begin soon. Look for announcements in NAGAP News, the NAGAP website, and in your email!

Cost for the six-month program: $3,500 for NAGAP members; $4,500 for non-NAGAP members

Travel and lodging responsibility of participant.

Potential candidates will complete a pre-application, which will include a letter of recommendation, in order to be considered for participation. Once approved, participants will be asked to submit a deposit to secure their spot with the remaining balance due prior to the start of the October 16-18, 2019 seminar.

Deposit Due: Summer 2019

Full Payment Due: No later than October 16, 2019

Installment payments will also be accepted. 

The pre-application process will begin soon. Watch for our announcement!


Lodging for October 2019 Seminar

The 2019 Leadership Academy Seminar will take place October 16-18 at Teachers College at Columbia University in New York, New York. Teachers College offers several preferred hotels and as well as on-campus options. More information on hotel options and rates will be posted soon.