NIRSA Events

2021 Aspiring Directors Institute
July 12–30, 2021

presented by ACUHO-I / ACUI / NIRSA

Registration will open early June
  • Registration opens early June

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Presented in partnership with ACUHO–I, ACUI, and NIRSA, the 2021 Aspiring Directors Institute will be a three-week virtual program during the weeks of July 12–30. Each week will include one focused day of content delivery, along with structured opportunities for discussions, meaning making, and relationship building throughout.

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Join us live: Thursday, April 22, 2021
10:00am PST/1:00pm EST

Attendees will explore …

  • Strategies and skill sets that support advancement in the profession.

  • Relevant trends impacting higher education with a lens of social justice and equity woven throughout topics including organizational development, planning, and fiscal management.

  • Competency development in professional supervision; assessment and goal setting; and navigating institutional dynamics to manage resources effectively.

  • Networking opportunities with a cohort of cross-functional peers who can support you through your journey.

This seminar is designed for mid-level professionals who aspire to higher level positions in student affairs. Focusing on career advancement in higher education and preparing employees to be senior leaders is good for everyone: the organization, the students, the campus community, and the individuals looking to advance.

Registration Information

Registration will open in early June. The event will be capped at 100 total registrations.

Early bird rates are good through June 30.

    Professional Members: $300
    After June 30: $400

  • Nonmembers: $400
    After June 30: $500

Register for this Institute
Get details at ACUHO-I
  • Program registration cap: 100 total participants

Meet Our Clinicians

Amy Rask

Amy Rask

Amy started her career as an intramural soccer official in 2006 and has been a US Soccer Grassroots referee since 2011. From there, she worked her way to two youth national championship finals selections (2013 National Premier League U15 Boys & 2013 US Club Soccer National Cup U17 Boys), NIRSA Region V Club Soccer referee (2013), and Texas high school playoffs (2012, 2013). She has also officiated matches within Elite Clubs National League, US Soccer Development Academy, Olympic Development Program, and US Youth Soccer’s Colorado State Cup/President’s Cup.

Sylvain Tchaptchet

Sylvain Tchaptchet

Pennsylvania State University

Sylvain started his career as an intramural soccer official in 2013. Since 2013, he has officiated youth soccer clubs in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas. He is also a certified high school soccer official and was selected as a President’s Cup official in 2015. Alongside officiating, he has also participated in club soccer at both the University of Maryland and Oklahoma State (2013-2019). He also has a US Soccer grade D coaching license to round out his soccer expertise.

Nicole Green

Nicole Green

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Nicole started her career as an intramural soccer official in 2001. From there she was an intramural sports professional turned Rec Sports facility manager as well as a part-time professional referee. During this time, she officiated in the Big Ten, Big 12, MAC, Horizon and Conference USA conferences. She worked her way to the Big Ten Championships in 2016, 2018, and 2019 and the NCAA Division III National Championships in 2017, 2018, and 2019. In addition to her work for the NCAA, Nicole is currently a US Soccer National Referee candidate and most recently officiated the 2020 NISA Championship Tournament final.

The 2021 Aspiring Directors Institute is a CEU opportunity for Registered Collegiate Recreational Sports Professional (RCRSPs). Registrants for the institute can earn 16.25 NIRSA CEUs.

For more information, please contact NIRSA Assistant Director of Professional Development Brittany Rejda.