GEM Professionals Take Note: Application Deadline for Liaison-Sponsored NAGAP Leadership Academy — And Fellowship — Is Almost Here

RJ Nichol
Jul 11, 2019

Liaison and NAGAP, the Association for Graduate Enrollment Management, today announced that the final opportunity to apply for the upcoming Liaison-sponsored NAGAP Leadership Academy — and to apply for a Fellowship that will cover the cost of attendance — has been extended to August 1.

The NAGAP Leadership Academy offers 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.

“Our hands-on, six-month Academy will provide participants with contemporary and practical leadership insights and tools,” said James Crane, past president at NAGAP. “GEM professionals who attend will hone the skills necessary to achieve their strategic goals. Liaison was a clear choice for sponsor of the program because of its long-proven dedication to streamlining higher education admissions.”

The NAGAP Leadership Academy is a multi-component, six-month program book-ended by two in-person seminars in New York City. Its curriculum also includes monthly webinars, online leadership assessments and a capstone project designed to foster the GEM-leadership development journey. Upon completion, participants will be able to immediately apply lessons learned in the classroom to their most important on-campus initiatives.

The initial three-day seminar (October 16-18, 2019) will provide the foundation for the six-month program. Debra A. Noumair, professor of Psychology and Education and director, executive education programs in change & consultation and executive masters program in change leadership (XMA) at Teachers College, Columbia University, will provide the opening address. Subsequent panel and classroom sessions will focus on GEM-specific leadership topics, including:

  • Understanding the GEM lifecycle
  • Integrating leadership and management
  • Translating awareness into behavior change
  • Building “emotionally intelligent” teams
  • Driving engagement
  • Coaching

To learn more about NAGAP’s Leadership Academy, visit

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