The development of its future leaders is one of the best investments an organization can make. The AFSA Education Foundation partners with two exceptional universities to offer leadership development opportunities. Participants learn ethics, decision making, presentation skills, team-building strategies, and interpersonal communication.
Held every July in partnership with the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School, the six-day Leadership Development program immerses participants in cutting-edge principles of management and leadership through class discussions, case analyses, and simulations, including a series of outdoor team-building exercises.
Started in 1950, the National Institute on Consumer Credit Management (NICCM) at Marquette University provides tiered training. Management I, the first year, provides a sound basic knowledge for financial managers, while Management II, the second year, builds on this foundation with applications and higher-level skills such as strategic planning.
The Professional Development Committee and NICCM board of governors, consisting of representatives from the AFSA membership, oversee the courses' content and selection of instructors to ensure that the program is high quality and valuable to both participants and their employers.