Peer-to-Peer Workshops

These workshops, which are 60 minutes in length, run concurrently at specific times over the course of the meeting. Presenters submitting a proposal should be available to present at any time during the conference. Solo presenters, multiple presenters, and panel discussion formats are welcome. Topics should target one or more of the constituents in attendance at the meeting – boarding/day admission officers, admission office personnel, placement officers, school heads, and educational consultants. The Enrollment Management Association will give preference to presentations that engage the audience in study and discussion and/or address issues relevant to advanced (more senior) professionals.

Procedure for Submitting a Proposal 

1. Complete the online application form. Be sure to address accurately the level and focus of the presentation.

2. Include a description and summary of the proposed session that will help us understand exactly what the session intends to deliver and accomplish. We encourage you to incorporate time for Q&A in order to make the workshop more interactive.

3. Submit proposals no later than April 3, 2017.

4. The Proposal Review Committee will review proposals in April and May.

Annual Conference Program

The Annual Conference, which draws more than 800 people each year, is focused solely on the information and resource needs of admission professionals and other key constituents with an important stake in the enrollment process.

The Organization

The Enrollment Management Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing and adding value to the private school admission process for schools, students, and families. It was founded in 1957 by admission officers to provide a forum to discuss and act on issues of mutual concern. To this day, the support of enrollment management professionals remains the cornerstone of our activities across the globe. As the premier professional development provider to the independent school enrollment management community, we offer a range of development opportunities for professionals in all career stages, as well as the industry's largest annual conference. The Enrollment Management Association is governed by leaders in the independent school community who maintain the organization’s deep commitment to, and vocal advocacy for, the critical role of enrollment and enrollment professionals in schools.

Proposal Review

The Enrollment Management Association is responsible for developing and coordinating the complete conference schedule of workshops, seminars, speakers, and other learning formats. The Enrollment Management Association and the Proposal Review Committee will review all proposals and make decisions based on topic relevance, usefulness of the information, provision of specific knowledge and/or strategies, and ability to attract and engage conference attendees. In seeking to offer a balanced diversity of topics, we will be unable to accept all the excellent proposals we receive.

Proposals receiving the highest consideration are those that:

• Highlight creative and data-driven approaches
• Challenge participants with new ideas and perspectives
• Describe future trends, developments, and analyses
• Promote discussion about issues of common concern
• Offer concrete tools and specific resources

Proposals receiving the least consideration are those that promote a commercial vendor and/or commercial materials.

Thank you to our Proposal Review Committee!

  • Steve Milich, Director of Admission and Financial Aid, The Buckley School (CA)
  • Rohan Arjun, Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid, St. Mark's School (MA)
  • Carol Dougherty, Associate Headmaster, The Perkiomen School (PA)
  • Ann Halupka, Assistant Director of Admissions, Crofton House School (BC)
  • Clayton Smith, Assistant Director of Admission, St. Stephen's Episcopal School (TX)
  • Ayesha Flaherty, Head of Enrollment and Communications, The Langley School (VA)
  • Alyson Waldman, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Montclair Kimberley Academy (NJ)



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