What if admissions professionals thought like designers?
Welcome to the Admissions Design Studio, a collaboration between Leadership +Design and AISAP where we will explore the essential question: How might we design more human centered experiences for our admissions processes? Admissions and enrollment management are inherently deeply human processes. While managing data - applicant and yield numbers, test scores, and demographic statistics - is part of the job, the real work is about human connection. As we seek to build relationships with prospective and current families and students, especially new generations of millennials and Gen Z, developing a deep understanding of their world views and evolving needs will ensure our admissions processes resonate with mission aligned audiences. Human Centered Design (also known as Design Thinking) is a set of habits, mindsets and skill sets that you can learn and practice that will allow you and your team to be better listeners, experience designers, empathetic problem solvers, and leaders. Over the course of two-days we will learn and practice design elements. As schools seek greater diversity, equity and inclusion, design thinking can expand the ways we connect with a broader constituency.
Take a look at this document, AISAP_DT_Event_Details.pdf, for more details and a schedule of the two days. Join us for this amazing learning adventure!
WHO: Admissions Professionals in all roles. WHEN: May 16-17, 2019
WHERE: Indian Wells, CA
COST: $550 AISAP Member $650 Non Member ALL ARE WELCOME!
Questions? Contact Carla SIlver at email@example.com
Carla Silver is the executive director and co-founder of Leadership + Design. She is an experienced independent school educator, school administrator, and experience designer. Carla partners with schools on strategic design and enhancing the work of leadership teams and boards, and she designs experiential learning experiences for leaders in schools at all points in their careers. She also leads workshops for faculty, administrative teams and boards on Design Thinking, Futurist Thinking, Collaboration and Group Life, and Leadership Development. She has presented regularly at the NAIS annual conference as well as other regional and local seminars, workshops and conferences. She currently serves on the boards of Breakthrough Silicon Valley and the Urban School of San Francisco. She lives in Los Gatos, CA with her husband three children, and two King Charles Cavaliers.