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Celebrating the 50th NYSFAAA Anniversary

50th Annual NYSFAAA Conference

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2019 February Regional Training
February 21 – From Conversations to Presentations:
How to Connect with Students and Families


SWT officially launches our 2019 season with this SPECIAL TWO-PART TRAINING on how to connect with your audience, and best practices for delivering information. Enjoy this opportunity to spend time in-person with your colleagues at the SWT Spring 2019 Region Meeting! REGISTER TODAY!

PART 1: Financial Aid Counseling and the Biology of Decision-Making, presented by Lynn Sabulski

Although rarely discussed, biology plays a critical role in what financial concepts our students can understand. As we’ll discuss, much of the information we are tasked with delivering is beyond the average student’s ability to grasp - and their financial decisions are not often based on facts and logic. As counselors, how can we make a meaningful impact? This session will help you Put Science On Your Side when speaking with students, parents, and other human beings. You’ll learn:

  • Key differences between Adults and Adolescents
  • how they think and what they can understand
  • Why feelings often matter more than facts
  • Why Fear is a good thing
  • What human behaviors are predictable, and how you can use them to your advantage
  • Tips, techniques, and talking points for getting through to your audience

PART 2: They Hear You But Are They Really Listening? Ways to Improve Your Financial Aid Presentation, presented by Mike Turner

Have you ever left a presentation more confused than when you first came in? Our students and parents can feel this way after attending a financial aid presentation. This presentation will provide best practices on how to improve your delivery of financial aid information to students and parents. Anyone who provides financial aid presentations as part of open house events, outreach events at area high schools or college fairs will learn how to improve delivery of this information. Topics included will be improving speaking style, presentation materials (PowerPoints, etc.), and improving outreach to high need populations.


NOTE: This is one of those webinars that you have to go to your Regional meeting to be able to attend. Each region will handle things differently BUT REGISTRATION TAKES PLACE HERE!!! You must be a PAID IN FULL 2018-19 NYSFAAA member in order to take advantage of this opportunity. You can complete and pay for the membership application prior to registering by Clicking Here.

When: Thursday Feb 21

Time:   Training will be from 9:30 am– 12:00 pm

Your regions will be in contact with you directly to let you know their exact agenda and schedule, however, this is where you must register for the event. MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED.

Here are your training sites:

Region 1 Bryant & Stratton College
Systems Office
2410 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068
Training Rooms 1 & 2

Luanne Brown
716-250-7500 Ext. 226

Region 2 Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Drive
Rocheseter, NY 14624
Rinker Community Service Building (Bldg. #18) in the President’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor
Deidre Strutz (emails only)

Region 3 LeMoyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214
Building: Reilly Hall
Reilly Room, 4th Floor
Kelly Kelly
Region 4 Albany Law School
2 Notre Dame Drive
Albany, NY 12208
Building: 200 Building
Room: Board Room 3rd Floor
Primary: Randi Moore

Secondary: Andrea Wedler

Region 5 Berkeley College - Westchester Campus
99 Church Street
Whiteplains, NY 10601
Amanda Manuel
914-694-1122 Ext. 3600
Region 6 Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Room D112

Michelle Bolton 

Region 7 NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
101 Northern Blvd.
Glen Head, NY 11545
Building: Rockefeller Hall
Room: Rockefeller Auditorium
Amy Thompson
Region 8 Clarkson University
8 Clarkson Avenue
Potsdam, NY 13699
Building: Cheel Campus Center
Room: Barben Rooms 206A-D
Kerry L. Lubold

Webinars [return to event section index ]
NOTE: To register for webinars, you MUST be a current member. You can complete and pay for the membership application prior to registering by Clicking Here. Or, you will be taken to the membership application during the webinar registration process.

Watch this space for new webinars!

Non-NYSFAAA Training Activities [return to event section index ]

Registration/Refund Policy [return to event section index ]

POLICY: Under certain circumstances, established by Council, the registration fee is refundable.
1. The refund policy must be stated on the registration form.
2. The policy is that normally refunds are granted if requested in writing and the request is received at least two weeks before the first day of the event.
3. Under extenuating circumstances, such as illness, the two-week deadline may be waived. Such refunds may be authorized either by the Committee Chair or by the Treasurer. They may request whatever documentation they deem appropriate on a document. It is important that these officials consult, however, so there is consistent treatment of members each year and so that one does not approve a member who might be rejected by another officer.
4. Other members of the Council are not authorized to approve refunds.
APPROVED: July 1993; April 1998

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