September Professional Development Events

Professional Development Calendar

Ask the FERPA Professor with LeRoy Rooker| September 20, 2023, | Virtual: AACRAO

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The ASCEND leadership development program is now accepting applications through September 14thASCEND is an initiative aimed at diversifying enrollment management by recruiting and preparing mid-level professionals from underrepresented backgrounds for advancement into leadership roles. Through mentoring, skill-building and more, ASCEND provides talented individuals with the support they need to become inclusive executive-level leaders in our field.

Apply Today!!

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CAPACRAO Executive Board Member Selected as AACRAO State & Regional Vice Chair

Member Spotlight

Johnika Dreher, CAPACRAO Past President (2022-2023) was selected as State & Regional Relations Vice Chair. She will transition to Chair during the 2024 Annual AACRAO Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

AACRAO and the state and regional associations (ACRAOs), such as CAPACRAO, share the same basic goals of enhancing not only the profession but also the professional development of the individual members. One of the fundamental strengths of our profession is the vitality of strong, active state and regional associations. These associations provide members with many professional development activities and opportunities and generally are instrumental in forging the informal networks that exist throughout the country.

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The Future of Enrollment Management: Leveraging Your Role

RSVP to join AACRAO State and Regional leaders to explore the Future of Enrollment Management and 5 Ways to Leverage Your Role on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 3 PM. 

Explore ways to get involved in CAPACRAO and AACRAO.

CAPACRAO Executive Board Member Selected for Inaugural Leadership Institute

Congratulations Otu Obot, II for your acceptance into the inaugural 2023-2024 Maryland Chief Student Affairs Officers Leadership Institute. The Maryland Chief Student Affairs Officers Leadership Institute is a year-long program designed to build the leadership capabilities of student affairs professionals and is supported and approved by the Maryland Association of Community Colleges Presidents’ Council. Monthly participants will attend full-day sessions rotating at different community colleges around the State of Maryland to discuss a range of topics that practitioners will encounter in everyday practice. Monthly sessions will be facilitated by a Chief Student Affairs Officer.

CAPACRAO desires to celebrate with you.
Email [email protected] with details on individual and institutional accomplishments to be featured.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2022-2023 CAPACRAO Awards - Nominate yourself or a colleague TODAY.

Balance & Boundaries Webinar - February 23, 2023

Everything Is a Priority Today

Click Here to Register.

February is American Heart Month. According to the American Heart Association, Heart Disease is America's number one health crisis. 

The heart is the muscle that pumps blood received from veins into arteries throughout the body. The heart represents the center of love and security. Louise Hay, a self-help author of You Can Heal Your Life, outlined the facets of illnesses in relationship to how individuals live and process their lived experiences. Hay surmises that someone who experiences a heart attack has a lived experiences where there is a "squeezing of joy out of the heart in favor of money or position." Hay continues by saying the individuals may say statements to themselves like:

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CAPACRAO 2023 Call for Award Nominations

CAPACRAO invites you to SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS for our annual awards. 

These awards will be presented during CAPACRAO's Annual Business Meeting in June. 

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2023-2024 Executive Board Nominations

L FOR NOMINATIONS - 2023 Executive Board

Nominate yourself or another colleague. 

CAPACRAO is a registered 501C3 non-profit. As an affiliate of AACRAO, Executive Board leaders volunteer an average of 5 hours a month to facilitate strategy, engagement and development for our membership. Serving as a member of the CAPACRAO Executive Board aids in enhancing business and virtual team working skills, provides an opportunity to get involved in local, regional and national strategic enrollment management initiatives, and is a great opportunity to sustain and push the association to the next level. 

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AACRAO January 2023 Legislation & Regulation

Legislation & Regulation Updates

Each Thursday, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) shares the AACRAO Transcript - an exclusive member benefit to keep members aware of important governance news. Access your AACRAO account to ensure you maximizing your member benefits and you are receiving important emails and updates. 

January 5, 2023

January 12, 2023

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Happy New Year!

The CAPACRAO Executive team wishes you a very Happy New Year! We hope you all used the recent winter break to get the rest and rejuvenation you deserved and are ready to tackle another semester. This year we resolve to continue providing a vibrant network of resources and learning opportunities that enables all CAPACRAO's members to grow and thrive!

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We all want to be H.E.A.R.D.: Personal Reflections

I recently dialogued with a few colleagues about the Chronicle of Higher Education Op-Ed piece, Higher
 Ed Is a Land of Dead-End Jobs. So, episode 2 was a timely conversation unpeeling the ill-discussed realities of working in higher education - the undefined ladder to leadership, the role of mentorship, and the impacts of race, gender, and a lack of representation. It was refreshing to hear the divergent paths of three unique leaders, although each sit within the S.E.M. area of Records and Academic Services. Although I loved A Different World, I never imagined I could, or would, work in higher education. Listening to the conversation led me reflectively down my career path and various personal experiences that span two decades. 

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Member Spotlight: Sheena Jackson

Name:  Sheena Jackson
Institution and Role: Director of Admissions & Scholarships
Number of years at your institution: 15

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Have you H.E.A.R.D.?

Have You H.E.A.R.D.?

Joining the professional development offerings alongside Admit It and For the Record, AACRAO has launched its newest podcast - H.E.A.R.D. H.E.A.R.D. stands for Higher Education and Real Diversity. The conversations are led by three AACRAO members and colleagues within Enrollment Management as they discuss the intersection of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (D.E.I.), Higher Education, and the personal impact of these topics within the current landscape.

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Congratulations, Dr. Reginald Garcon!

CAPACRAO would like to acknowledge Dr. Reginald Garcon for being highlighted in last month's edition of The Successful Registrar (see below)! In addition to being an outstanding Registrar, Dr. Garcon has served as CAPACRAO's Vice President of Programming (2021-2022) and currently serves as our President-Elect. Congratulations and well deserved, Dr. Garcon!

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Member Spotlight: Demetra Crawford

Name: Demetra Crawford
Institution and Role: Montgomery College, Early College Program Coordinator, Biotechnology & Business

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Professional Development Opportunities with AACRAO and CAPACRAO

Identifying Caucus Excellence Initiative

Are you looking to launch your professional development. Share your professional gifts with AACRAO. The AACRAO Caucuses are always looking for new ways to find those members and highlight them and their work. We want to broaden and increase the number of contributors and content for all of the AACRAO platforms. At the same time, we want to diversify the voices and the expertise shared. 

Learn more - click here.

Not an AACRAO roster member? CAPACRAO, the State Association of AACRAO, offers similar opportunities. Learn more - click here.

Join CAPACRAO on LinkedIn

After reviewing our business strategy, the CAPACRAO Executive Board has decided to not update our Facebook group (but leave it as an archive). We encourage all colleagues to follow and engage with us via the social media platform - LinkedIn.

Help us spread the word. Consider sharing our group with institutional colleagues and other Maryland and Washington, D.C. enrollment-based colleagues. We are curating ways to engage members more through this platform, to include learning and development about how to leverage the platform, as well as events, polls, and updates. We look forward to you joining us. 

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December 2022 Professional Development Calendar

Professional Development Calendar

Securing Talent for Tomorrow: Can Higher Ed Still Attract the Best and Brightest? | December 5, 2022 | 4 PM
Higher Ed’s Digital Future: Research Universities | December 6, 2022 | 2 PM
How Do I Hold Space When I’m Feeling It All, Too? | December 6, 2022 | 4 PM
2022 AACRAO Womens Leadership Institute | December 6-9, 2022 | Palm Springs, CA
Modernizing Enrollment Management | December 7, 2022 | 2 PM
Managing Higher Ed’s Modern Work Force | December 8, 2022 | 2 PM
Developing and Implementing Programs for First-generation College Students | December 8, 2022 | 3 PM
AACRAO Caucus Gathering | December 13, 2022 | 3 PM
Meeting the Needs of Today’s Learners | December 14, 2022 | 2 PM
*CAPACRAO Webinar* Leading Through the Lens of Global Competency | December 15, 2022 | 2 PM
2023 Maryland Student Affairs Conference | February 10, 2023 | College Park, MD
2023 AACRAO Annual Meeting
 | March 26-29, 2023 | Aurora, CO
2023 American Council on Education Conference | April 13-15, 2023 | Washington, DC
2023 RNL National Conference | July 25 - 27, 2023 | Nashville, TN
2023 NACAC Conference | September 21-23, 2023 | Baltimore, MD

Check back often. New events are added frequently.
View the calendar here for direct links to register and see additional opportunities!

Are we missing an event? Sharing is caring. Email [email protected]

Season's Greetings 2022

On behalf of the CAPACRAO Executive Board, we say thank each and every one of our member institutions and corporate sponsors for your continual support. Before we wish you well and say cheers to the New Year, we wanted to share that rest and relaxation are important. As inspiration, check out this brief article with 25 ways to infuse rest and relaxation into your winter break to inspire you.

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ELP Certification for Admissions Professionals

ELP Certification for Admissions Professionals

Admissions at American institutions are consistently evolving. To equip you or your Admissions colleagues with knowledge and a credential, a great way to utilize professional development funds would be to encourage and support their participation in NACAC's College Admission for Emerging Leaders certification program. 

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