Enrollment Management: It’s about more than filling seats! #PODCAST

January 25, 2017 Peter Baron

Before diving into this week’s episode, I want to quickly hit pause. You may have noticed a bit of a gap between episodes (we’re closing in on three months). Trust me; it’s not due to a lack of interest or commitment on my part.

I’d love to record, produce and publish an episode per day, but finding people to interview is much harder than I ever imagined.

It’s not that there aren’t lots of great stories to tell, they just don’t pop up on my radar on a regular basis.

So how to rectify this? Maybe I need a co-host? Someone to bounce ideas off of and bring another perspective to the show and make it more sustainable if we can’t schedule a guest in a timely manner.

The more I considered it, the more it resonated.

So I turned to Hans Mundahl (Hans Mundahl & Associates). He’s not just a past guest, but more importantly he’s a friend and someone who possesses incredible insight into private schools.

On so many occasions we’ve ended chats saying, “what an awesome conversation. That would’ve made for a great podcast episode!”

So let’s capture that spirit and welcome Hans as the new co-host of the Get Connected Podcast. 

Over time, you’ll see the show grow and introduce new segments — we’ve got lots of ideas, but more importantly want to hear from you. How would you like to see the series evolve? What segments would you like to see us produce?

In our first episode together (episode 41 of the Get Connected Podcast), we welcomed Brendan Schneider, Director of Advancement, Sewickley Academy.

He joined us to reflect on a recent article published by The Enrollment Management Association on the rise of the strategic enrollment manager.

Hear his take on the critical need for schools to embrace enrollment management and learn some of the strategies implemented at Sewickley to bolster the way they communicate with their families.

You have a few listening options. Download the episode, listen to the podcast above or subscribe to our channel on iTunes!

If you’re a fan of the podcast, please do us a favor and rate and review the show on iTunes. Your support is very much appreciated.

About the Author

Peter Baron

As senior product marketing manager, Peter Baron is focused on illustrating how Blackbaud K-12’s software builds deeper connections among key school community stakeholders, including parents, teachers and students. Peter regularly contributes to various online communities and education conferences like NAIS, CASE/NAIS & SSATB to explain the importance of providing modern, user-friendly experiences for school constituents. Peter hosts Blackbaud K-12's Get Connected Podcast and is the founder of edSocialMedia, a community-driven site dedicated to exploring the role of social media in education. Peter also serves as a trustee for Wolfeboro, The Summer Boarding School and is an Executive Committee member of TABS’ North American Boarding School Initiative.

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