Tools of the Trade


You’re invited to attend the MOACAC 2017 Tools of the Trade workshop!

Do you have one year of experience or less in the Admissions world? If so, this workshop is for you!  Tools of the Trade is designed to inform and inspire admission counselors who are just getting started in the field.  The workshop will include informative sessions, networking opportunities and a little fun, too!

Here’s what you need to know:


LOCATION:   Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO

DATE:  August 30th, 2017 from 8am-5pm, (followed by dinner and social)

COST: MOACAC Members: $115.00, Non-MOACAC Members: $165.00

HOTEL: Hampton Inn @ Country Club Plaza.  Rate: $121/night. Room block is closed, but please contact Jessica Mumma at or 816-448-4627 to see if block pricing is still available.

AGENDA: (Full Sessions w/titles – Tools of Trade 2017 Agenda)

Morning Events

8:00-8:30    Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45    Welcome (Erin, Jennifer, and Mark)

8:45-9:00    MOACAC/NACAC (Mark Steinlage, Saint Louis University)

9:00-9:15    Ice-Breakers

9:20-9:10    Session 1: Seasons of Admissions (Katie Foley, Saint Louis University

10:20-10:10    Session 2: Ethics in Admissions (Charlie Hungerford, Southwest

Baptist University)

11:10-11:40    Small Group/Snack

11:40-12:30    Session 3: Financial Aid (Kyle Johnson, Rockhurst University)


Afternoon Events

12:30-1:30    Lunch

1:30-2:20    Session 4: The Special Relationship: The College Counselor and the

Admission Counselor Panel (Erin Stein, Notre Dame de Sion, __________,

Kyle Johnson, Rockhurst University, Amanda Sisk, The University of Alabama)

2:30-3:20    Session 5: Diversity in Higher Education (Jeff Barringer, Columbia College)

3:20-3:50    Small Group

3:50-4:30    Session 6: Entry Level Leadership (Mark Steinlage, Saint Louis University)

4:30-5:00    Closing

5:00-6:15    Break

600-6:15    Meet at Hampton Inn- Country Club Plaza to go to social event

6:30-10:00    Social Event at No Other Pub by Sporting KC


Note: MOACAC will not print binders with all the presentations.  Prior to Tools of the Trade, we will provide you with a link to download all the presentations; please be sure to print them off and bring them with you should you wish to take notes during the presentations.  If not, come prepared with a notepad or with your preferred method of note taking.

**You will receive a flash drive with all of the presentations and more while at the conference.

Conference Contact:

Jennifer Steck
MOACAC Professional Development Committee
Saint Louis University, Kansas City Regional Representative


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