#EMchat 2016-2017 Calendar

We're looking forward to kicking off our 2016-2017 calendar and have some great chats planned over the next few months! 

If you see a topic you put forth, don't worry, we'll be in touch! :)

Other things to expect this year: Updated Posts (here) prior to weekly chats where we'll share questions, discuss resources, and introduce guests. 

Below, check out our scheduled #EMchat topics (always slightly subject to change!) -- We'll update this calendar as we move through the year. Hope to see you all every Thursday at 9PM EST! Looking forward to another fantastic year of professional development and networking with the greatest pros out there!

#EMchat 2016-2017 Calendar

September 8: Prepping for #NACAC16 with the Local @NACAC16 Crew!

September 15: Promoting Fall Events & More with @CarnegieComm

September 22: No chat tonight -- See you at NACAC!

September 29: Recruitment Comm Flow & More with Jeremy Tiers @ Tudor Collegiate Strategies

October 5: No chat because it's a Wednesday, but Happy Five Years to #EMchat!

October 6: #AACRAOctober -- PPY and the Impact on Admissions Timelines

October 13: #AACRAOctober -- Fisher II and Holistic Admissions Practices

October 20: #AACRAOctober -- Gender Identity Recognition and Inclusion Practices in College Admissions

October 27: #AACRAOctober -- Professional Competencies in the Admission and EM Fields

November 3: #AACRAOctober (Yes, we know it's November) -- Prepping for the 2016 SEM Conference!

November 10: Social Media and Admissions

November 17: The Coalition Application

November 24: No Chat -- Happy Thanksgiving!

December 1: CRM and Admissions Solutions

December 8: Digital Q&A with @CarnegieComm

December 15: The State of Enrollment Management

January 5: Recruitment Events

January 12: Data (TO BE REFINED :))

January 19: Conferences and Presentation Collaboration

January 26: Enrollment Management at the Community College Level

February 2: Communication Strategies with School Counselors

February 9: Communication Strategies with CBOs

February 16: Retention and Trends Toward Success

February 23: Graduate Admission Series - Marketing and Digital Trends

March 2: Graduate Admission Series - Partnerships and Pipelines

March 9: Athletic Recruitment Across All Divisions

March 16: Recruitment and Retention of English Language Learners

March 23: Transfer Populations

March 30: Challenging the Status Quo

April -- The Crossover Month! We'll get back to you with Collaboration Dates when we solidify them!

May 4: Task Management for Enrollment Management Leaders

May 11: Careers in Enrollment Management and the Path There

May 18: Yield and Making the Class

May 25: Analytics (To be further defined!)


May 1st: It's Coming

May 1st marks a pretty big day for students all over (at least in the media, since, you know, May 1st is now a pretty flexible date), but Decision Day still carries a lot of hype. If we think about it in media terms, this is the date when prospective students choose the institution that will help to shape the rest of their lives.

And so, it’s a bit ironic that May 1st plays a pretty big role in my life as well when it comes to the realm of enrollment management.

For the last five (which is crazy to me) years, I’ve spent my time on Capitol Hill working for both the Senate and House as an analyst and program manager, respectively, in the area of emergency preparedness and continuity. I’ve had the incredible opportunity to work with super smart people who have shaped my professional career and personal life. I’ve found great mentors and made many friends. I've also learned a lot professionally, and while my next stop isn’t in the emergency preparedness space, there are definite lessons and skills that I’ll carry forward with me.

But, it’s no secret that my passion centers around enrollment management and higher education in general. If you’re reading this and you didn’t know that, surprise!

While my actual “decision day” was about six weeks ago, May 1st marks my first day with Technolutions. I will be leaving my super-beloved Maryland behind for currently snowier pastures in Connecticut. I’m blessed to have a wife who supports all my endeavors, even though it means leaving almost all of our family (and almost all of our friends) five hours away...and selling and buying homes when she’s five months pregnant. I’m also blessed to have a son who can’t really tell me he doesn’t want to move quite yet…and another on the way who will call Connecticut his first home.

Relationships have always been at the core of all decisions I’ve made in my professional and personal lives and I’m thrilled to be able to work with a company that operates in the same way. To put this opportunity in one word, it’s exhilarating.  

When considering relationships, I’d absolutely be amiss if I didn’t credit this opportunity to #EMchat. Whether it’s the knowledge I’ve gained through this community, the professional connections I’ve been able to make, or the personal relationships that have grown from those connections; this community is extraordinary and I’m so lucky to have been a part of it for almost four years now. Thanks to everyone who makes it a possibility and continues to grow the community.

With that said, I’m now in a whole new area which means so many more opportunities for meetings in real life! Give me a shout if you’re in the area, and while Scott Cline would probably say that I’m really unreliable when it comes to making coffees, lunches, or happy hours happen, I’m really trying to be better about it! I promise, I’m real.

See you soon, higher ed!