NAGAP 2019 Conference Program

Full Program with Session Descriptions & Keynote Bios coming soon!

NAGAP 2019 Annual Conference Program-at-a-Glance

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Pre-Conference Institute Registration Open
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.     Pre-Conference Institute Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.     JGAP & BIOGAP Meetings
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.                                     

Pre-Conference Institute: International Graduate Enrollment Management (additional registration required)   

1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Chapter Meetings
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Chapter Meetings
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Annual Conference Registration Open
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. First-Timers Session
6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Thursday, April 11, 2019

6:00 a.m. Fun Run/Walk
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.            Annual Conference Registration Open

7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:45 - 9:15 a.m. Awards Presentations
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Opening Keynote Address: The Rise - Creativity & the Search for Mastery
Sarah Lewis, Bestselling Author, Curator, Assistant Professor, Harvard University

10:15 - 11:00  a.m.  Refreshment & Connection Break in the Exhibit Hall

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Educational Sessions

1A The Use of Social Media & E-Marketing in Graduate Student Recruitment: An Investigation of Graduate Enrollment Management Practices - Presentation, Recruitment & Marketing 1B The Fundamental Four: Critical Competencies for Today's Global GEM Professional - Presentation, Career, Staff, & Personal Development 1C Alumni Engagement and Admissions: Ways to Engage Graduate Alumni While Serving as Admissions Ambassadors - Presentation, Alumni Engagement across the Student Life Cycle 1D How to Establish Enrollment and Tuition Revenue Goals for Graduate Academic Programs - Presentation, Enrollment Modeling & Strategic Planning         
1E The Fellowship Application Incentive Program: How We Convinced 195 Students to Apply for 274 Fellowships/ Grants - Presentation, Money Matters 1F Go Further Beyond: Working with EducationUSA for International Graduate Student Recruitment and Retention - Presentation, Recruitment & Marketing 1G Building a Graduate Research Symposium to Strengthen Retention & Increase the Enrollment Funnel - Presentation, Student Services 1H Diversity in Graduate Education: Looking at, and Beyond, Admissions - Panel, Integrated Operations

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch on Your Own

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Educational Sessions

2A Navigating Recruitment & Marketing with the Addition of an Online Format - Presentation, Recruitment & Marketing  2B Future NAGAP Leaders: A Springboard to Your GEM Professional Development Journey - Presentation, Career, Staff & Personal Development 2C What Keeps Veteran GEM Professionals Up at Night - Special Interest Forum, Integrated Operations 2D GRE(R) Test as an Admissions Tool: Pros & Cons  [or  Perspectives on Using the GRE General Test in Admissions] - Panel, Enrollment Modeling & Strategic Planning
2E Enrollment Challenges Our Nation Faces & How We’ll Overcome Them - Presentation, Recruitment & Marketing 2F Building a Stronger Student Services Office: An Open and Frank Discussion - Special Interest Forum, Student Services 2G New Graduate Student Orientation: a Proven Way to Increase Participation, Engagement, and Student Satisfaction - Presentation, Student Services  2H Trends in International Graduate Student Applications and Enrollment - Presentation, Integrated Operations

2:30 - 3:15 p.m. - Refreshment & Connection Break in the Exhibit Hall

3:15 - 4:15 p.m. - Educational Sessions

3A Racial Diversity in Graduate Education Matters: Increasing Enrollment of African American & Latina/o Students - Presentation, Recruitment & Marketing 3B Making the “Jump”: Building Trust, Relationship & Skills to Take Your GEM Career to the Next Level - Panel, Career, Staff & Personal Development 3C Distance Admissions for Remote Applicants: Three Methods for Conducting Interviews - Presentation, Integrated Operations 3D Graduate Enrollment Management: Successfully Leveraging Scholarships to Impact Yield & Campus Revenue - Presentation, Enrollment Modeling & Strategic Planning
3E Advanced Professionals Roundtable: Inclusive Excellence - Special Interest Forum, Career, Staff & Personal Development 3F Problems of Practice: Creating Innovative & Collaborative Solutions to Pressing Challenges - Special Interest Forum, Recruitment & Marketing 3G Building Student Resilience through Extended Orientation: Grad Groups at Georgia Tech - Presentation, Student Services 3H Dotting Your i’s and Crossing Your t’s: Thoughts on Best Practices in International Admissions - Presentation, Integrated Operations

3:45 - 5:15 p.m. - Chapter Presidents Meeting (tentative)

Friday, April 12, 2019

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Annual Conference Registration Open
7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Plenary Session: Title TBD - Alex Usher, President, Higher Education Strategy Associates

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Refreshment & Connection Break in the Exhibit Hall

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Educational Sessions

4A Swimming Against the Tide: Strategies for Combating Declining International Enrollment at U.S. Graduate Programs - Presentation, Recruitment & Marketing 4B The Power of Authentic Mentoring in Higher Education - Special Interest Forum, Career, Staff & Personal Development  4C GEM Professional Turned Implementation Specialist: Guiding the Integration of Software Systems in Graduate Education - Special Interest Forum, Integrated Operations 4D Building the Team - Presentation, Career, Staff & Personal Development
4E How We Decide: Understanding & Using Decision-Making Biases in Graduate Recruitment Strategy - Presentation, Recruitment & Marketing 4F Digital Ads the Inbound Way: How to Get Better ROI from Media Buys - Presentation, Recruitment & Marketing 4G Beyond Diversity: Creating an Inclusive Environment for Graduate Students - Presentation, Student Services 4H Advanced Professionals Roundtable: Building & Implementing the GEM Model on Your Campus - Special Interest Forum, Integrated Operations

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Business Meeting Luncheon

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Educational Sessions

5A Data Transparency: Promoting Informed Decision Making - Presentation, Recruitment & Marketing 5B Networking & Professional Development - Presentation, Career, Staff & Personal Development  5C GEM Challenge: Serving the On-campus International Students as Graduate Education Moves Online - Special Interest Forum, Integrated Operations 5D Let's Chat: Turning Recruitment Challenges into Opportunities - Special Interest Forum, Recruitment & Marketing
5E Advanced Professionals Roundtable: Budget Management & Planning - Special Interest Forum, Money Matters 5F The 2019 Inquiry Response Project & What It Means for Your Communication Strategy - Presentation, Recruitment & Marketing 5G Beyond the Classroom: Realigning Professional Development Opportunities to Meet the 21st Century Needs of Graduate Students - Presentation, Student Services 5H A Strategic Look at Enrollment Service Models - Special Interest Forum, Enrollment Modeling & Strategic Planning

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Educational Sessions

6A Starting from Scratch: Graduate Admissions Communication Plan Development - Presentation, Recruitment & Marketing 6B Advanced Professionals Roundtable: Supervising, Hiring, & Leading a GEM Team - Special Interest Forum, Career, Staff & Personal Development 6C Best Practices for Admissions in a Decentralized World: How Three Institutions Evaluated, Implemented, & Launched an Online Application System - Presentation, Integrated Operations 6D GIS in Graduate Enrollment: Utilizing Geographic Data Analysis to Inform Engagement Strategy - Presentation, Enrollment Modeling & Strategic Planning
6E Who’s Afraid of Financial Aid?  Graduate Merit Scholarships and How They Work - Presentation, Money Matters 6F Promising Initiatives in Refugee Credentialing in Europe & North America - Panel, Recruitment & Marketing

6G Development of a Situational Judgment Inventory for Doctoral Student Transitions - Presentation, Student Services

6H From Prospect to Proud Alum: Engaging International Students at Each Stage of the GEM Life Cycle to Support Recruitment Goals - Special Interest Forum, Career, Staff & Personal Development

3:00 - 3:45 p.m. - Refreshment & Connection Break in the Exhibit Hall

3:45 - 4:45 p.m. - Educational Sessions

7A Developing an Effective Evidence-Based Digital Marketing Campaign to Meet Institutional Recruiting & Enrollment Goals - Presentation, Recruitment & Marketing 7B Beyond Survival: How to Thrive When Leadership Changes - Presentation, Career, Staff & Personal Development 7C Beyond Conventional Borders:  A Dynamic Approach to Thriving & Advancing Amidst Institutional Boundaries - Presentation, Integrated Operations 7D Easy Writer: Strategies & Road Maps for Writing about Your Programs & People - Presentation, Recruitment & Marketing 
7E Advanced Professionals Roundtable: Financing Graduate Education - Special Interest Forum, Money Matters 7F Global Partnering & Recognition beyond the U.S. & Canada: Is That Foreign Institution OK? - Presentation, Marketing & Recruitment 7G Supporting International Graduate Students: Intercultural Practices & Culturally Responsive Approaches for GEM Professionals & Graduate Schools - Presentation, Student Services 7H JumpStart Your Cohort: Conversion & Anti-Melt Strategies That Work! - Presentation, Recruitment & Marketing

6:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Off-Site Event: Hockey Hall of Fame

Saturday, April 13, 2019

8:00 - 11:00 a.m. Annual Conference Registration Open
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Beverage Service Available

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Educational Sessions

8A Successful Strategies for Recruiting Adult, Online, & Graduate Students - Presentation, Recruitment & Marketing 8B Elevate Your Leadership Influence and Impact: The Power of Storytelling - Presentation, Career, Staff & Personal Development 8C Graduate Ambassador Programs - Panel, Integrated Operations
8D Enrollment Prediction: Comparing Strategic & Operational Predictive Models -  Presentation, Career, Staff & Personal Development 8E Money Does Matter: How to Budget for a GEM Office and Grow Your Career - Presentation, Money Matters 8F Walk-ins Welcome: Utilizing Data Collection & Workflow Management Strategies to Improve Student Engagement & Development - Presentation, Student Services

9:45 - 10:45 a.m. - Educational Sessions

9A NAGAP, Carnegie Dartlet, & Google’s Digital Insights for Graduate Enrollment Report - Presentation, Recruitment & Marketing 9B Management in Flux: How Do We Handle It? - Presentation, Integrated Operations 9C Holistic Review Made Manageable for Programs of All Sizes - Presentation, Integrated Operations
9D International Graduate Enrollment Management: A NAGAP and NAFSA Context - Presentation, Enrollment Modeling & Strategic Planning 9E An Inside Look at The HubSpot Marketing Platform (& How GEM Schools Are Using It) - Vendor Presentation, Recruitment & Marketing 9F Why Quality Assurance (QA) Should Be a Fundamental Element of Your Marketing & Recruitment Strategy - Presentation, Recruitment & Marketing

 

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Brunch & Closing Keynote Address: The Power of Influence: Cultivating Change through Empowered Leadership

Ty Bennett, Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author