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EMBAC offers great in-person opportunities to network and advance professional development – from the industry-event-of-the-year, the annual conference, to the Marketing and Admissions Program to regional meetings. EMBAC also recognizes the convenience and ease of virtual offerings, which help make great content and enlightening discussions more accessible to members. With that in mind, EMBAC has designed several different types of virtual offerings that explore the latest trends, look at topics of current importance, and promote member engagement and discussion.

Virtual Discussion Forums (VDFs)

Delivered in a synchronous (live) format, VDFs are free sessions, one hour or less in duration, typically structured as a facilitated discussion around a topic of importance to the working professional education industry. Some of these VDFs involve an expert, others are purely intended to be a sharing of challenges, insights, and ideas among participants.

More information on upcoming 2023 VDFs will be available soon!

Virtual Short Programs (VSP)

Delivered in a synchronous (live) format, VSPs focus on a topic of importance to the working professional education industry and pack great content into a convenient, time-saving format. A content expert typically leads these programs, which require a registration fee and typically run three hours total.

Mark your calendars for the following VSPs:

Getting There: A Practical Guide to Dynamic Stakeholder Management

    Now that you got the “yes” for your new initiative, effort, or strategy the real work begins. This workshop will help you navigate the often tricky and frustrating path of getting from “yes” to “done” by working with and through others. We will do this by teaching you the C-M-C framework, which will enable you to understand the three key components of the “getting there” process: namely, 1) establishing context, 2) gaining and sustaining movement, and 3) engaging through active choreography. We also will help you develop your competency with the techniques of scanning, (re)framing, and agile action that are necessary to keep your collective efforts going and in the right direction. The workshop aims to empower you to be more confident, intentional, and effective as you lead initiatives at your organization.

  •  December 5 & 6, 2023
  •  10:30 AM-12 PM Eastern each day (total of 3 hours)
PRESENTER: Elmer Almachar, Senior Director, Strategy, Change, and Insight, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  •  Fee: $175
  •  Learn more about Elmer Almachar here


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    HOT TOPIC: How to Review a Program to Meet the Changing Needs of Students, May 16, 2023

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Conference Planning Committee Overview, May 24, 2023

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    HOT TOPIC: Recruiting Challenges, July 23, 2023

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Professional Development Committee Overview, August 1, 2023

    HOT TOPIC: Changing Leadership, August 15, 2023

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Membership Committee, September 14, 2023