HADLEY, Mass. – Trinity College will host the Second Future Leaders Forum presented by the NESCAC on its campus in Hartford, Connecticut on March 31 and April 1, 2020.
The event is geared towards diverse and underrepresented populations in collegiate athletics, and provides participants the opportunity to better understand the inner workings of Division III programs and gain valuable skills and knowledge pertaining to the recruitment, development, and growth in such positions. Participants will also be given the opportunity to hear from and network with Athletic Directors, Senior Woman Administrators, coaches, and other senior-level administrators representing various NESCAC institutions.
Registration closes Friday, Feb. 21. Space is limited and spots will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Preference will be given to individuals with current employment in athletics. If room is available, current student-athletes interested in a career in athletics may be accepted.
Participants will learn about topics such as identity, diversity and inclusion; professional and personal branding; job searches and candidate pools; and networking best practices and opportunities.
Programming begins at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31 and will conclude on Wednesday, April 1 following lunch at 12:30 p.m. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses, including any and all transportation from airports, bus/train stations and hotel to the Trinity campus. All meals related to the program will be provided, along with lodging from March 31-April 1, if needed. All participants requiring lodging will be assigned a roommate.
The Future Leaders Forum will feature guest speakers Jen Fry, Julie Muller, Paul Mounds, Jr. and Peter Roby, as well as several other sessions.
Jen Fry - JenFryTalks, Owner/CEO
Jen Fry is a native of Arizona, a Division II athlete, and a former collegiate volleyball coach who coached within the PAC 12 and BIG 10 turned social justice educator who realized there was a need for educating not only our student-athletes of all ages, but the administration, staff, and coaches who train them through an antiracist lens on issues of race, inclusion, intersectionality, diversity, and equity.
Julie Muller - 3 Fold Group, Senior Associate
Julie Muller is a Senior Associate with the 3 Fold Group, a consulting team specializing in the small college environment. She has an extensive background in intercollegiate athletics having served as a coach on the Division III level and an administrator on both Division I and III campuses and as a Division III Commissioner. Throughout her career, Muller has worked with institutions of varying profiles, from small private colleges to mid-size and larger public universities and has established a broad working knowledge of the full spectrum of intercollegiate athletics.
Peter Roby - Former Northeastern Athletic Director
Peter Roby was named Northeastern’s ninth athletic director on June 21, 2007, and retired February 2018. Roby, former men’s basketball head coach at Harvard University, marketing vice president at Reebok and director of Northeastern’s Center for Sport in Society, brought broad experience and unique perspective to his position. Roby oversaw Northeastern’s 18-sport, NCAA Division I athletic department, and Northeastern Campus Recreation, which offers more than 40 club and 30 intramural sports teams, as well as a wealth of physical education opportunities for Northeastern students.
For further information or questions concerning the event, please contact Caitlyn Morris, Coordinator of Compliance and Student-Athlete Development at Trinity College, at email@example.com.