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Learn to develop, implement, assess, and improve recruitment, enrollment, and retention plans using data-informed tools and strategies.
Today’s higher education institutions are grappling with unprecedented enrollment challenges. They must enroll and retain enough students to maintain sufficient revenue as they improve the quality of educational opportunities, provide access to a larger and/or more diverse student population, and keep the cost of a college education within reach. Given demographic, societal, and policy shifts, these challenges are becoming increasingly more difficult to overcome.
The Leadership in Strategic Enrollment Management program is designed to help education leaders and enrollment professionals assess and improve their current systems using a collaborative, data-informed approach that will help you recruit, enroll, and retain students while helping pave the way for their social and academic success.
In this in-person institute, you’ll learn how to develop, implement, assess, and continuously improve a strategic enrollment plan customized to the admissions, retention, and financial goals of your institution.
Leadership in Strategic Enrollment Management takes place on the Harvard Graduate School of Education campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is one of the few in-person enrollment management programs that offers in-person learning and is university-based.
The institute is practical, timely, rigorous, and relevant.
During the course of the program, you will develop a strategic enrollment plan that can be implemented upon return to your campus. And you’ll continue learning in a live online followup webinar with your cohort and program faculty.
By the end of the course, participants will:
As a university leader and a researcher, Drew Allen focuses on using data and analysis to support strategic planning in higher education.
Leadership in Strategic Enrollment Management is recommended for higher education leaders and admissions professionals involved in student enrollment and retention. Since strategic enrollment management is collaborative, we strongly advise that teams include a cross-section of stakeholders, including:
This program welcomes applications from both individuals and teams. First-time applicants need to create a Professional Education account to apply.
Individuals: Click the "Apply" button at the top of this page to log into your Professional Education account and access the application page. Proceed with the individual form until submission.
Step 1: Designate one participant or an administrative staff member as the Coordinator.
Step 2: Upon the submission of the team application, all team members will receive an email notification with a link to their personal application form. Team members should complete their forms promptly. Once all team members submit their forms, the application is considered complete and ready for review by the Admissions Committee.
Invoices: Invoices will only be available upon your acceptance.