PCACAC Webinars

 2023-2024 PCACAC Leadership Education 
Webinar Certificate Program

The Leadership Education Webinar Certificate Program is coordinated by the PCACAC Professional Development Committee

Leadership Education Webinar Certificate Coordinators:
Professional Development Committee Co-Chairs: Charlain Bailey and Dan Zawacki

How to Earn the Certificate

Attend 6 out of 7 virtual sessions. One make-up session will be available at the 59th Annual Conference, April 14 - 16, 2024 in Norfolk, VA.  A video for each webinar will be posted on this page. If you are not able to attend one or more webinars, you may watch it and complete the evaluation to confirm that you viewed it.

Who Can Attend and Earn the Certificate?

You must be a PCACAC member to attend and earn the certificate. If you are not a PCACAC member, please join PCACAC ($55) before registering for your first session.

2023-2024 Webinars

November 9, 2023
4:00 - 5:00 pm


November 9 Webinar Slides

Professional Pathways:

Understanding the Community College Structure and Professional Admissions Pathways

Abby Sines, Selective Admissions Coordinator, Frederick Community College (MD)
Dr. Alison Weston, Enrollment Management and Transfer Services, New River Community College (VA)

Session Objectives:

  • Learn about the structure of the community college and connection of a community college system.
  • Explore the pathways to leadership positions in community colleges. Where do most folks come from? How do they move up?
  • Understanding the skills needed to work with this student population and learn what you should to prepare yourself for a role in this environment.

November 16, 2023
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Professional Pathways in Secondary Counseling


November 16 Webinar Slides

Private School Leadership Pathways: Dean of College Counseling, Director of College Counseling, Assoc/ Assistant Director of College Counseling
Public School Leadership Pathways: Dept. Chair/ Resource Counselor, College and Career Counselor, Central Office Director of School Counseling

Jeremy Goldman, College & Career Counselor, School Counseling Department Chair, Pikesville High School, Baltimore County Public Schools (MD)
Jennifer Melton, Career Counselor, Hanover High School, Hanover County Public Schools (VA)
Dr. Maureen Ponce, Resource Counselor, Northwood High School, Montgomery County Public Schools (MD)
Julia Hixson, Associate Director of College Counseling, Woodberry Forest School (VA)
Kathleen Martin, Director of College Counseling, Wilmington Friends School (DE)
Ann Marie Strauss, Director of College Counseling, The Bryn Mawr School (MD)

Session Objectives:

  • Learn about the pathways to leadership positions in secondary school counseling at both the private and public school level.
  • Learn about the roles and responsibilities of each leadership position and the organizational structure of the counseling offices in both public and private schools
  • Learn about how counselors who would like to seek leadership positions prepare themselves? What skills are heads of schools or directors looking for in applicants.

December 7, 2023
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Professional Pathways in Admissions: Build Your Skills for Middle Management

Federico Glitman, Associate Director of Admission, The George Washington University (DC)
Amy Moffatt,  Assistant Vice President for University Admissions, Towson University (MD)
Calvin Wise, Deputy Dean of Admissions/Undergraduate Admissions, Johns Hopkins University (MD)

Session Objectives:

  • Understand a common Admissions Office organizational structure, and how middle management positions function within the office hierarchy
  • Discuss skills, responsibilities, and best practices that help build toward successful promotion and/or job search
  • Learn about effective leadership principles to start incorporating into daily work 

January 18, 2024
4:00-5:00 pm
Professional Pathways in Admissions: Finding Your Specialization Within Admissions

January 18 Webinar Slides


  • Rachel Cleaver, George Mason University
  • Stephanie Stahler, McDaniel College
  • Melinda Wood, James Madison University

Session Objectives:

  • Understand different specializations and student populations within college admissions, both within Admissions offices and throughout the student landscape
  • Discuss how to gain responsibilities and roles that provide opportunities to work with specific student populations
  • Learn how to grow your professional network and gain experience that leads to specialized roles and careers

February 8, 2024
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Professional Pathways in College Access & How do Secondary, Admissions, and IEC’s collaborate with Community-Based Organizations

February 8 Webinar Slides

Session Objectives:

  • Learn about the various organizations that provide college access programs
  • Identify which organizations work directly with students and which support College Access organizations
  • What are the paths of leadership in the College Access Space
  • How can Secondary, Admissions and IEC support College Access Organizations or programs

March 7, 2024
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Professional Pathways: How to Become an IEC and/or Start Your Own Educational Consulting Business

March 7 Webinar Slides

Session Objectives:

  • Define, understand, and assess whether you possess the qualifications to become an IEC
  • Learn about what professional characteristics IEC’s need. For example, formal education, direct experience, and perhaps accreditations
  • Understand IEC’s role in the educational environment

March 21, 2024
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Understanding the Professional Organizations that Support College Admissions Counseling

March 21 Webinar Slides

Session Objectives:

  • What are their respective missions?
  • Which respective audience(s) do they serve?
  • What value does each organization bring to their constituents?


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