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December 2, 2015
Topic: Open Badges: A Tool for Scholarship Providers to Identify Student Achievements 
Presenter(s): Nate Otto, Director for Badge Alliance

November 19, 2015
Topic: Social Media 2.0: Meeting Students in the Matrix 
Presenter(s): Rasheem Rooke, Program Officer of College Completion for College Success Foundation

September 9, 2015
Topic: Introduction to Evaluation for Scholarship Providers
Presenter(s): Irene Goodman, Ed.D., President, Goodman Research Group, Inc. 

August 26, 2015
Topic: Best Practices for Working with LGBTQ Scholars 
Presenter(s): Jonathan Rosales, Selections and Scholar Support Manager, Point Foundation

July 15, 2015
Topic: NSPA Promotional Webinar by AcademicWorks - Comprehensive Scholarship Management Solution 
Presenter(s): Brandon Phipps, CEO, AcademicWork

June 24, 2015
Topic: Implementing a Cloud Based Scholarship Management Solution 
Presenter(s): Brandon Phipps, CEO of AcademicWorks, & Jason Bornhop, Association Director of Student Financial Aid for University of Missouri - St. Louis

May 20, 2015
Topic: Scholarships for Dreamers: Strategies for Supporting Undocumented Students 
Presenter(s): Jose Ivan Arreola and Jay Sherwin, Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) 

May 6, 2015
Topic: Crucial Insights to Effectively Manage Scholarship Programs and Boost Application Volume 
Presenter(s): Shannon McCluskey and Sean Clancy from FluidReview 

April 8, 2015
Topic: The Power of Your Story 
Presenter(s): Araceli Ortiz, Acting Associate Director of Financial Aid, Linfield College Portland School of Nursing 

March 24, 2015
Topic: The Redesigned SAT - Key Changes to the Assessment 
Presenter(s): Jim Bonner, Educational Manager at The College Board 

February 11, 2015
Topic: Students and Social Media: How to Use Their Favorite Pastime for Outreach 
Presenter(s): Rasheem Rooke, DC College Success Foundation 

February 4, 2015
Topic: The Scholarship Universe Story: Tips for Creating Your Own Scholarship Management Software 
Presenter(s): Ken Downs, Program Manager; don-E Merson, Applications Systems Analyst/Developer, Principal; Chris Elsner, Program Coordinator 

Professional Development Webinar Series:

January 5, 2015
Topic: Creating Work/Life Balance 
Presenter(s): K.J. McCorry, CEO of Officiency, Inc.

January 12, 2015
Topic: Digging Yourself Out of Email: Tips and Tricks for Management 
Presenter(s): K.J. McCorry, CEO of Officiency, Inc.

January 26, 2015
Topic: Feel Accomplished: Strategies for Tracking and Managing Tasks 
Presenter(s): K.J. McCorry, CEO of Officiency, Inc.


October 08, 2014
Topic:  How to Streamline the Online Application Process 

September 15, 2014
Topic:  Award Displacement - How Can We Change Policies 
Mark Kantrowitz, Senior VP and Publisher, Edvisors.com
Facilitator(s): Christie Ward, Impact Institute

September 10, 2014
Topic:  Search, Save, Share - Online Directory 
Presenter(s): Marie Hughes Chough, Director of College Access and Readiness Programs at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

August 18, 2014
Topic: Award Displacement - How Can We Empower Students 
Presenter(s): Nashwa Bolling, Associate Director of Budget, Research & Analysis, Office of Financial Aid for University of Denver
Facilitator(s): Christie Ward, Impact Institute

July 14, 2014
Topic: Grounding the Issue 
Sharon Beers, Outside Scholarships & Grants Manager, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Christie Ward, Impact Institute

July 09, 2014
Topic: Administering and Tracking Textbook Scholarships 
Presenter(s): Chegg & Dell Scholars Program, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

May 14, 2014
Topic: Open Badges 101 
Presenter(s): Jade Forester, Marketing Manager for Badge Alliance

April 24, 2014
Topic: Paying it Forward 
Rashida Welbeck, Research Analyst for MDRC

March 21, 2014
Topic: Special Event Fundraising 
Mike Kaufmann, Outreach/Program Director for Brazos Education Foundation

March 12, 2014
Topic: New Member Benefits - Overview of Benefits for New Members and Current Members Refresher
Jolene Bracy, Membership & Program Manager for NSPA


December 10, 2013
Topic: Double Your Scholarship Dollars with the Federal Assets for Independence (AFI) Program
Presenter(s): Office of Community Services Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

November 19, 2013
Topic: Outreach Services
Robert Hildreth, Founder and Gene Miller, Executive Director, FUEL Education

September 26, 2013
Topic: Should Scholarships Be Matches
Robert Hildreth, Founder and Gene Miller, Executive Director, FUEL Education

September 24, 2013
Topic: Discover Scholarship Manager
Presenter(s): Phil Knight, NextGen Web Solutions

September 17, 2013
Topic: Build Relationships with Applicants, Recipients, Donors & Alumni
Presenter(s): WizeHive

July 31, 2013
Topic: Student Loan Update & Repayment
Lauren Asher, President, TICAS

May 22, 2013
Topic: Hashtag What? Tweeting For Beginners
Lauren Sensabaugh, Coordinator & Resident Tweeter, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

April 25, 2013
Topic: Graduating Elsewhere: Counting College Completions Beyond Starting Institutions
Afet Dundar, Associate Director, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center 

March 19, 2013
Topic: Donor Relations and Scholarships: Stories from the Field
Presenter(s): Tracy Ricketts, Oregon Institute of Technology/Oregon Tech Foundation and Terri Mosqueda, California Community Foundation

February 28, 2013
Topic: Comprehensive Scholarship Management of Applications, Selections, and Renewal
Brandon Phipps, Co-Founder & CEO for AcademicWorks

February 26, 2013
Topic: Realizing the Dream of Undocumented Students
Kathy Gin and Jose Arreola, Educators for Fair Consideration and Dan Berger, Curran & Berger LLP


December 13, 2012
Topic: Non-Traditional and Adult Students
Karen Bara, Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Pulaski County and Susan Caicedo, AARP Foundation 

September 26, 2012
Topic: Develop Careers, Retain Students: Here's How!
Kadar Lewis, Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program, Magic Johnson Foundation 

July 18, 2012
Topic: Determining Financial Need With & Without FAFSA
Nick Webb, Financial Aid Services Coordinator for College OPTIONS

May 21, 2012
Topic: How to Access Post-Secondary Student Information
Barbara Goldberg, Barbara Goldberg and Associates and Kimberly Stezala, Stezala Consulting 

April 18, 2012
Topic: Scholarship Program Toolkit: A Framework for Effective Program Evaluation
 Sam Rennick, Director of Scholarship Programs for The Ford Family Foundation & Louise Myrland, Director of Scholarship and Evaluation for Denver Scholarship Foundation & Kimberly Stezala, President for Stezala Consulting 

March 26, 2012
Topic: Scholarship Program Toolkit: Getting Schooled on Scholarships - Taxation and Reporting Issues
Becky Seidel, Esq. of Leaffer Law  


December 08, 2011
Topic: Maximizing Student Awards: What You and Your Students Need to Know
Mario De Anda, Big Picture Learning and Sharon Harper, University of Colorado Denver

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