Develop Your Leadership Savvy, Change Your Future!
ASPIRE, a compliment to MASTERMIND, is a focused five-month program for aspiring career services leaders (assistant directors, coaches, coordinators, associate directors) to grow their leadership depth, assess how they can lead more effectively in career services today, and explore what it takes to advance in their career.
IMPORTANT: We are past the point in registration where you can get a full refund for any type of cancellation related to the Estes Park retreat. Once you register we will be putting down a non-refundable deposit to secure your room, food, and guest fees. Should you need to cancel we will work with your situation on a partial credit and/or transfer to the following year.
Growth & Connections
3-Days in the Rocky Mountains plus 5 online events
Thrive inside a community group (C-Group) to build robust connections.
Interact with multiple leading experts inside and outside the field.
Dialogue together through the skillset it takes to be the Top-Level Leader of a Career Center.
Experience a personal refresh!
The Lodges at the YMCA of The Rockies, Estes Park, CO
NOTE: ASPIRE begins at 2:00pm on Day 1 and ends at 11:30am on Day3. It takes 1 hour 45 min to get to Estes Park from DIA in a rental car. It is one of the most beautiful drives in the USA.
4 Additional Sessions
Online Video Training & Community with your C-Group
2023 ASPIRE Costs
ALL INCLUSIVE PROGRAM
Member Rate: $2,650
Non-Member Rate: $2,850
All Inclusive of:
Single Room at YMCA of The Rockies Lodges for 2 nights
Meals during Estes Park Program
ASPIRE Training Guide
Online Connection Forums
ONE OF TWO ANNUAL SIGNATURE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Estes Park, CO
What is the difference between ASPIRE and MASTERMIND?
ASPIRE is for...
You are a coach, coordinator, assistant director, associate director, but not the Top-Level Career Staff in your Office
You want to continue to climb the ladder of leadership in career services
MASTERMIND is for...
You are the Top-Level Career Staff in your Office
Note: There are 8 spots in MASTERMIND Annually for current Career Leaders who are not the Top-level leader, but are a director, report directly to the Top-Level Leader and play a large leadership role over the career staff team.
TRANSPORTATION & LODGING
TRANSPORTATION ON YOUR OWN
We recommend renting a car and car pooling with colleagues.
Round Trip Shuttle from DIA to Estes Park (Plan ahead, book ahead). If arriving to DIA after 10:00am on Day 1, then you should carpool with colleagues or rent a car. 10:00am is the last best shuttle to Estes.
Can I get to Estes the night prior or stay an extra night? Yes! The cost is on you, but you can call the Lodge to arrange this after you register and we get you on the roster - we will let you know.
Can I bring a partner or kids to stay with me. Yes. While they won't see you much during ASPIRE and will have to buy their own meal tickets, the YMCA of the Rockies was recently named the #1 Family Resort in the Country by USA Today. There are tons of things for partners and kids to do onsite and in the area. A good excuse to extend your stay.
Want to chat about ASPIRE before registering?
2023 In-Person Agenda
Training Session 1: The challenges ahead of you
Leadership Strength + The Path Forward
Drinks + Socializing by the Fire
Training Session 2: Persuading Campus Stakeholder
Training Session 3: Managing Staff Conflict
C-Group Connection Time
Free Time in Estes Park Village
Training Session 4: Advancing Forward: How do I get there?
The Path Forward