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ASPIRE

FOR EMERGING  CAREER

SERVICES LEADERS

NEXT COHORT BEGINS:

May 21 - 23, 2024 + 8 months online

Estes Park, CO

 

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Join us for a free info session on
March 7, 2024, at 2PM EST!


In this free virtual event, we'll showcase the curriculum and community-based learning of Aspire, 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. Join us to learn more!

ASPIRE Together 

Develop Your Leadership Savvy, Change Your Future!

ASPIRE, a compliment to MASTERMIND, is a focused eight-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. 

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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!

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Schedule

In-Person

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

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2024 ASPIRE Costs

ALL-INCLUSIVE PROGRAM

Member Rate: $2650

Non-Member Rate: $2950

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

ASPIRE

ONE OF TWO ANNUAL SIGNATURE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS 
Estes Park, CO

What is the difference between ASPIRE and MASTERMIND?

ASPIRE is for...

  • Emerging Leaders

  • You are a coach, coordinator, assistant director, associate director, but not the Top-Level Career Staff in your Office

MASTERMIND is for...

  • Top-Level Leaders

  • You are the Top-Level Career Staff in your Office 

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Logistics

TRANSPORTATION & LODGING

TRANSPORTATION ON YOUR OWN

  • We recommend renting a car and carpooling 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. 

 

LODGING FAQs

    • Can I get to Estes the night prior or stay an extra night? Yes! The cost is on you, but you can extend your stay. Ask about current lodging and meal rates and book directly with the YMCA Estes Park by calling 888-613-9622. General lodging information can be found at https://ymcarockies.org/Lodging.  Important information about staying in the same room throughout your stay is shared in the confirmation email.

    • Can I bring a partner or kids to stay with me? Yes! The YMCA of the Rockies was recently named the #1 Family Resort in the Country by USA Today. There are many things for partners and kids to do onsite and in the area. While they won't see you much during Mastermind and are responsible for purchasing their own meals, they are welcome to come. Additional information about bringing guests is shared in the confirmation email.

Want to chat about ASPIRE before registering?

Email Sharon Attaway

2024 In-Person Agenda 

Day 1

2:00-3:00pm

Check-in

3:00-5:00

Training Session 1:  The challenges ahead of you

5:00-6:00

Dinner 

6:00-6:30

Break

6:30-7:30 

Leadership Strength + The Path Forward

8:00-10:00

Drinks + Socializing by the Fire

Day 2

7:30-8:30 

Breakfast

8:30-10:30

Training Session 2: Persuading Campus Stakeholder

10:30-12:00 

C-Group Time

12:00-1:00 

Lunch

1:00-3:00 

Training Session 3: Managing Staff Conflict

3:00-5:00

C-Group Connection Time 

5:00-6:00

Dinner

6:00-10:00

Free Time in Estes Park Village

 

Day 3

7:30-8:30 

Breakfast

8:30-9:30

Training Session 4: Advancing Forward: How do I get there? 

9:30-10:30

C-Group Reflections

10:30-11:30 

The Path Forward

11:30

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