Professional Development

CONNECT offers a variety of professional development programs for educators at all levels of their career.


The Achieving Racial Equity program is designed to acknowledge, remedy, and repair systemic inequities in public higher education, impacting traditionally underserved populations who are underrepresented in higher education, with intentional focus on students of color (e.g. AAPI, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, 2 or more races).

This program is aligned with and informed by policies, programs, and initiatives promoted by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.

Model Overview

Key Talent Program

The Key Talent Leadership Program addresses the professional development needs of mid-to-senior level administrators by providing them with the knowledge and skills necessary to advance in their careers. The program also aims to assist participating institutions with succession planning efforts by employing highly trained talent with the required skills and abilities to fill future vacancies and leadership roles.

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The Key Talent Leadership Program helped me to sharpen my leadership skills and take my thinking to a higher level. Each monthly topic discussed was directly related to something I was experiencing and truly helped aid my decision making.

–Joe Wolk

BSU Registrar &
2016 Key Talent Graduate

Mid-Level Leadership Development Series

Our 5th cohort has begun! If you are interested in being considered for this program in FY24, please contact your Human Resource Director for more information in Summer 2023.

CONNECT Mid-level program marketing document

The Mid-Level Leadership Development Series has been designed for emerging and high-potential associate/assistant directors, program coordinators, staff assistants, and other mid-level employees. By examining successful approaches to key higher education management and leadership challenges, participants are able to increase knowledge, skills,and confidence in their leadership practice.

Advance Your Career

Reach out to Stacey Kaminski at to learn more or enroll in one of CONNECT’s Leadership Development Programs