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1 How to use our Professional Associations to help you climb your Career Ladder NASFAAMASFAAMASFAP

2 Who I am and Why I’m here Cindy Butler Retired (2011) Director of Student Financial Services, Metropolitan Community College of Kansas City Past MASFAP President Past MASFAA President Past NASFAA Board of Directors MASFAP Lifetime Member

3 CAREER CAREER a profession for which one trains and which is undertaken as a permanent calling JOB JOB something that has to be done

4 HATS we wear... Accountant Public Relations Specialist Psychologist Librarian Attorney Researcher Mentor Teacher/Trainer Writer Public Speaker Desk Top Publisher Information Technologist Coach Arbitrator Strategist File Clerk Receptionist Social Worker Diplomat Event Planner Government Agent Supervisor Law Enforcement Officer Tax Law Expert Statistician Banker Financial Advisor Counselor In Loco Parentis/Advocate Project Manager

5 How can we possibly be effective in all of these roles?

6 Which of the hats already fit you comfortably? Which interest you? Which can you reasonably develop? Which are just not going to happen?

7 Tools to help you wear those hats Teams with complementary skills Delegation Education (formal or informal) Practice Risk taking Networking

8 More Tools to help you wear those hats The leadership opportunities available through MASFAP MASFAA NASFAA

9 Remember No matter how high nor vast the throne, what sits on it is the same as you own.

10 Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel MASFAP represents Missouri’s interests and tells Missouri’s story

11 MASFAP we’re like a family we had Allan Purdy in-state travel we give everyone a chance we welcome newcomers as part of our mission it’s the first step on the ladder you can dip your toe president: administers, represents & presides sits on MASFAA Board

12 Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators MASFAA represents the Midwest in the national arena Illinois*Indiana*Iowa*Michigan*Minnesota Missouri*Ohio*West Virginia*Wisconsin

13 MASFAA less familiar territory larger arena for those already proven at state level competition is greater more diverse group & opinions regional travel president: administers, represents & presides sits on the NASFAA Board

14 National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators NASFAA provides a forum for national policy discussion

15 NASFAA playing with the big kids now for those already proven at state & regional level very diverse group & opinions political national travel professional staff supports & administers national chair presides

16 What these organizations are looking for: willingness to serve your colleagues willingness to work hard follow through/reliability diversity (all membership represented) new ideas accountability quality future leaders

17 Join a committee Chair a committee Run for an office

18 MASFAP Committees Archives Awards Career Schools Early Awareness Legislative Newcomer Welcome Professional Development Research Association Governance/ Legal Issues Budget and Finance Corporate Support Membership Nominations and Election Program Technology and Communications

19 MASFAA Committees Archives Association Governance and Planning Awards Conference Program Conference Local Arrangements Corporate Support Donor Development Family Educational Concerns Federal Issues Finance & Audit Leadership Institute Membership Services Newsletter Nominations and Election Professional Development Research Retiree Involvement State & Conference Liaison Summer Institute Web Services

20 NASFAA Committees Access and Diversity Association Governance and Membership Awards Federal Issues Financial Affairs Graduate/Professional Issues Journal of Student Aid Editorial Board Leadership Development and Professional Advancement National Conference Nominations and Election Publications Editorial Board Research Technology Initiatives Training and Professional Development

21 Developing Your Interests and Skills Through Committee Work

22 HATS we wear... Accountant Public Relations Specialist Psychologist Librarian Attorney Researcher Mentor Teacher/Trainer Writer Public Speaker Desk Top Publisher Information Technologist Coach Arbitrator Strategist File Clerk Receptionist Social Worker Diplomat Event Planner Government Agent Supervisor Law Enforcement Officer Tax Law Expert Statistician Banker Financial Advisor Counselor In Loco Parentis/Advocate Project Manager

23 Accountant/Banker/Financial Advisor MASFAP Treasurer; Budget and Finance; Corporate Support MASFAA Treasurer; Finance & Audit NASFAA Financial Affairs

24 Writer/Desk Top Publisher MASFAP Archives; Technology & Communications; Program MASFAA Archives; Newsletter; NASFAA Publications; Journal of Student Financial Aid; Training & Professional Development

25 Teacher/Trainer/Coach/Mentor MASFAP MASFAP Professional Development; Newcomer/Welcome; Conference Presenter MASFAA MASFAA Professional Development; Summer Institute; Conference Presenter NASFAA NASFAA Leadership Development and Professional Advancement; Leadership Institute; Training and Professional Development; Conference Presenter

26 Information Technologist MASFAP MASFAP Technology & Communications; Membership MASFAA MASFAA Web Services NASFAA NASFAA Technology Initiatives

27 Psychologist/Counselor/Advocate MASFAP Early Awareness MASFAA Family Educational Concerns NASFAA Access and Diversity

28 Attorney/Statistician/ Government Agent MASFAP MASFAP Legislative; Research MASFAA MASFAA Federal Issues; Research NASFAA NASFAA Federal Issues; Research

29 My Leadership Journey

30 Started in Financial Aid Avila College 1986 MASFAP Ran for MASFAP Secretary 1990, 1991, 1993 (lost all 3 times) MASFAA Fundamentals Host 1991 NASFAA Student Aid Transcript cover article 1992 MASFAP MASFAP Newsletter Co-Editor 1993 MASFAP MASFAP Newsletter Editor (committee of the year) MASFAA Newsletter Committee 1995 (7 articles) MASFAA Newsletter Editor 1996 MASFAA Executive Board 1996 MASFAP MASFAP President 1997 MASFAA Executive Board 1997 MASFAP MASFAP Early Awareness Chair 1999 ACT Missouri Council President 2000 Missouri School-College Relations Commission President MASFAA President 2001 Started new position at MCC 2001 NASFAA Board of Directors MASFAA Past President MASFAP MASFAP Past Presidents Chair MASFAP MASFAP Leadership Symposium Chair 2004, 2005 MCC Administrative Association President 2004 NASFAA Nom/Elections Committee NASFAA Rep at Large NASFAA Finance Committee Retired 10/ to 2011

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32 1.I had a realistic vision 2.I took risks 3.I got to know a lot of people 4.I chose the best people I knew to work with me 5.I let them do their work 6.I broke down barriers for them whenever possible 7.I didn’t take myself too seriously 8.I had fun


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