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The Wisconsin Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators is a non-profit organization that provides support to financial aid administrators and other agencies involved in the administration of financial aid programs in Wisconsin’s postsecondary educational institutions. 


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Unlock YOUR Potential - WASFAA Leadership Retreat 

It’s FREE!  It’s in Door County at a beautiful resort!  It’s more FUN than work!

You’ve heard many colleagues say “GET INVOLVED”, so why not push outside your comfort zone to a very relaxed & fun 3-day retreat to benefit yourself and YOUR PROFESSIONAL SKILLS.  Don’t you want to find that colleague connection outside of your current office?  Someone you know; that someone you can bounce an idea or problem off of in confidence.  Come on it’s at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay, you know you want to go!

The Professional Development Committee has extended the deadline!  We are still accepting nominations for members to participate in the 2015 WASFAA Leadership and Development Program.  The Unlock YOUR Potential” WASFAA Leadership Retreat will be held June 10-12, 2015 at Stone Harbor Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay, WI.  The only cost to attendees will be travel expenses.  Room and meal costs are covered by WASFAA. The 2015 Leadership program is a six-month commitment with the retreat in June serving as a kick-off.  Goal setting, leadership training, and networking opportunities are all components of the event. 

A program specifically designed to target upcoming financial aid professionals who have great leadership potential within the association. This is a nominated program that focuses on developing leadership skills, change analysis and other professional development opportunities. Historically, leadership participants have become committee co-chairs, executive committee members and Presidents of the association. This is highly encouraged for any member who desires to assume leadership roles in WASFAA and their individual offices.

Laurie Marks, our facilitator for Leadership Retreat 2015, is the Executive Director of the

UW-Milwaukee Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research. Since 2000 she has worked with students, faculty, staff and local non-profit and government agencies to create meaningful community-based learning programs where students are engaged in making a real difference in the lives of others through service. Laurie also teaches leadership courses in the Department of Educational Policy and Community Studies for the Education and Leadership Living Learning Community and the curricular certificate program in Community Leadership. She has a Ph.D. in Urban Education from UW-Milwaukee, and a M.Ed. from Marquette University.

Please go to to get additional information regarding the leadership retreat. The nomination form is online and is due by Friday, April 24, 2015.  The Professional Development Committee will notify selected participants by Friday, May 1, 2015.   For more information regarding this event, please contact any of the committee members listed below.

Come on you know you want to go!

Submitted by Jacky Lueker, member
Keyimani Alford and Tracey Mingo, Co-Chairs Professional Development Committee

Committee Members: Keyimani Alford, Great Lakes (Co-chair); Karla Weber, UW-Madison; Heidi Johnson, UW-Madison; Stephanie Mealy, Marquette University; Sara B. Holman, Lawrence University; Nicole Voigt, Herzing University; Joanne Wiegmann, UW-Colleges; Debbie Duff, Mt. Mary College; Tracey Mingo, UW-Platteville (Co-chair);, Jacky Lueker, UW-Whitewater; Kathy Peterburs, UW-Milwaukee; and Cori Splain, UW-Madison.

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