You’re invited to attend the MOACAC 2023 Tools of the Trade workshop!

Do you have one year of experience or less in the Admissions world? If so, this workshop is for you! Tools of the Trade is designed to inform and inspire admission counselors who are just getting started in the field. The workshop will include informative sessions, networking opportunities and a little fun, too!

DATE:  August 3-4, 2023
LOCATION: Rockhurst University
COST: $115 MOACAC Member / $150 MOACAC Non-Member

MOACAC has reserved a black of rooms for Tools of the Trade attendees at the Residence Inn by Marriott Kansas City Country Club Plaza located at 4601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64112. Please make your reservations by, Friday, July 21st, to receive your group rate. Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rate and availability. To book a room with the MOACAC block, please call (816) 753-0033. The MOACAC room rate is $149/night + parking waived.

Tentative Agenda

You will receive a final copy of the agenda on Monday, July 31st, but below is a tentative schedule. The event will begin at 1:00 pm on Thursday and end by 3 pm on Friday to allow for travel. Sessions will include financial aid, building relationships with high school counselors, college fairs/high school visits, and more!

August 3, 2023  
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Welcome and Ice Breaker
2:00 pm - 4:45 pm Information Sessions
4:45 pm - 6:00 pm Free Time
6:00 pm - ??? Dinner at Jack Stack BBQ / Social Event at Cooper's Hawk Winery
August 4, 2023  
8:15 am - 9:30 am Breakfast and Ice Breaker
9:00 am - 11:30 am Information Sessions
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Lunch
12:20 pm - 3:00 pm Information Sessions and Closing Remarks


Tools of the Trade Grant Application

While working through challenging times, MOACAC values our high school and college partnerships through providing grant opportunities for membership, training, and professional development. If your institution has financial hardship preventing your participation in Tools of the Trade 2023, be sure to complete the MOACAC Grant Application. Follow the link below, and select Tools of the Trade, and complete the form for consideration for a MOACAC grant to attend the 2023 Tools of the Trade.


Professional Development Co-Chairs:

Emily Sachs
Maryville University
St. Louis, MO
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Cabrina Noonan
Ritenour High School
St. Louis, MO
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