By Heather Hoerle, Executive Director, The Enrollment Management Association Character skills and development are increasingly becoming part of the conversation around student success. This presentation explores the role of character or "non-cognitive" skills in both academic and work-life success and showcases ways independent schools are addressing character in their admission processes and focusing on character in their educational programs. Learn about the innovations in assessment that are facilitating measurement and the various tools being used to deliver on the promise of character development in independent schools.
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