Summer PDI 2019

The Mission of NAGAP is to support, advance and engage graduate enrollment professionals by promoting integrity, excellence and collaboration through education and professional development.



Thursday, July 18, 2019 (All day) to Friday, July 19, 2019 (All day)

Time Zone: 

  • Eastern Time


Las Vegas, NV



Scheduled session topics include:

  • Introduction to Graduate Enrollment Management (GEM)
  • Innovative Leadership: Using Your Personal Strengths to Inspire Positive Change
  • Strategic Communication: Utilizing Digital Marketing to Ehnance Brand Awareness and Conversion
  • The World Is Your Oyster: Where Are the Pearls?
  • GEM Structure and Advocacy
  • Before You Recruit: Using Data to Design a Strategy
  • Developing Effective Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Underrepresented Minority Students
  • Legal Issues in Graduate Enrollment Management
  • Graduate Student Services                                                         

When and Where:

The Summer Institute will be held on Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The sessions are expected to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday and conclude at 3:00 p.m. on Friday.


Who Should Attend:

The Summer Institute specifically focuses on the needs of those who have been working in the field, or in their current positions, for fewer than three years. Additionally, professionals with more experience in undergraduate, graduate, faculty, or related higher education environments have also found these conferences to be useful and appropriate. 

Online registration for the NAGAP Summer PDI closed on July 1. NAGAP will still be offering on-site registration in Las Vegas depending on room capacity. 
Please contact for availability. 

Registration (by July 1, 2019) - $725 (member)

Note: If you are not a current NAGAP member the fee will be $950, which includes NAGAP 2019-2020 membership. 

The registration fee includes:

  • Attendee registration
  • All session materials
  • Continental breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday
  • Reception on Thursday evening

To keep costs down and to provide participants with free evenings, dinners are on your own.

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

Cancellations received in writing prior to the cancellation date will be eligible for a refund minus a $100 processing fee. If a registrant cancels after the deadline or fails to attend the Summer Institute, and payment in not received, the registrant's school will be billed and held responsible for full payment. 

Hotel Reservations:

The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada is SOLD OUT July 17-18. There are many other hotels close by at which you should be able to make a hotel reservation. 

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

For additional questions or information about attending the conference, contact:

Ariana Balayan, Attendee Liaison
Associate Director of Graduate Admission
Suffolk University
Phone: 617-573-8043
abalayan at

or NAGAP's Executive Office at: (913) 222-8655

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

Payment Questions:
NAGAP Data Administrator
Autumn Menefee
(913) 222-8620 phone
amenefee at