SMARTSESSIONS

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SmartSessions™ provide free, online training on important default management, professional development, student success, and business solutions topics. Presented by certified trainers with decades of experience, our training sessions keep you a step ahead in an ever-changing world.  

Check out upcoming free webinars on the Financial Aid Professionals portal.

Upcoming Free Webinars

What We Provide

An Extensive Array of Topics

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Student Success

Provides insight, programs, engaging tools, and best practices to increase students’ literacy, persistence, and graduation rates. 

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Default Management

Helps you prevent loan delinquency and default and manage your cohort default rate.

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Professional and Personal Development

Increases overall learning and growth, strengthens skills, and supports your well-being.

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Business Solutions

Supports our innovative Attigo suite— GradReady, College Cost Meter, and Cohort Catalyst—making it easier for you to better serve your students.

SmartSessions Benefits

  • 60 minutes
  • Engaging and educational
  • Variety of topics to meet everyone’s training needs
  • Receive certificate of completion to satisfy professional development or performance review requirements

Who We Help

For more than a decade, SmartSessions have shaped higher-ed leaders, strengthened teams, and advanced student success on a variety of fronts.

  • Higher-ed organizations, administrators, scholarship providers, etc.
  • 10,000+ professionals
  • 6,000+ organizations

The SmartSessions Difference

Our trainers bring a unique perspective with their sessions to challenge participants to think creatively, share ideas, ask questions, and solve problems.

  • Certified in facilitation and presentation
  • Accredited Financial Counselors (AFC®)
  • 20+ years delivering training to the higher education community
  • 50+ years of combined experience in financial aid, admissions, student lending, and training
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Tasha McDaniel

Senior Trainer

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Michiale Schneider

Senior Trainer

What Attendees Say

“Tasha & Michelle presented the info brilliantly. Not only giving the info but examples as well. It was kept lively and interactive but not overwhelmingly so. Just brilliant.”

Margo Jacobs, TCS Education Systems

 

"The examples were great! It was informative and I will use the tips and techniques shared as a part of my everyday communications to improve my skill set. I especially enjoyed the part that said: Disagreements are not conflicts!  I will remember that. Thank you!!"

Jennifer Hise, Saint Leo University