Although some describe the admissions process as a funnel, the problem with that comparison is that funnels are for food, liquids, and other non-living things. Admissions professionals often end up focusing on enrollment numbers but are, in reality, attempting to recruit people to their program or institution. Arguably, this requires a humane approach to guide the work. One of the most important things that faculty, staff, and students do is attracting outstanding applicants to their programs and institutions. Appreciative admissions are a powerful theory-to-practice framework for building strong relationships with prospective students and their families. In this session, you will learn how to effectively recruit prospective students of all ages.
Appreciative Admissions uses Appreciative Advising's theory-to-practice framework to build relationships with prospective students by making them feel valued (disarm), asking questions to get to their stories (discover) and goals (dream), as well as educating them about how the educational institution can help them achieve their goals (design). The relationships are built on high expectations that are clearly articulated (don't settle) and continue once students enroll (deliver).
This session with expert speaker Jennifer Bloom will discuss the specific skills and behaviors that can be implemented immediately to build rapport with prospective students and effectively recruit prospective students both in person and electronically.
The six phases of Appreciative Advising when applied to the admission's process focus on people first, and consequently, increase the number of enrollments and ensure these students not only survive but thrive in college!
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Jennifer L Bloom Ed.D
Jennifer L. Bloom, Ed.D. joined the Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology at Florida Atlantic University in August 2015 as an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Higher Education Leadership Master's Degree Program. She previously served as a Clinical Professor and Director of the Master's... More info