Ethical Leadership Program

The Ethical Leadership Program is an opportunity to learn what ethical practices look like in the admissions process and how to work with colleagues in all positions to make sure the process remains centered on students.  Through a five-part training series, participants are given the opportunity to engage with experts from both secondary and higher education institutions to learn how to evaluate their practices and advocate for students.  Participants will receive a resume-builder, certificate of completion, and an opportunity to present at the PACAC conference in June.


To obtain your badge, you must participate in at least three
of the following training events and conduct a Capstone Project to present at PACAC's annual conference.

Session 1 - Ethics in Secondary Schools
Speaker - Chris La Tempa; Moorestown Friends School
Thursday, December 14, 2023 @ 3pm

Session 2 - Ethics in Post-Secondary Institutions
Speaker - Evan Beals, University of New Hampshire
Thursday, January 18, 2024 @ 3pm

Session 3 - Ethics in Transfer and International Admissions
Speakers - Angela Treese-Landis and Jessica Fiore
                  Cedar Crest College
Thursday, February 15, 2024 @ 3pm

Session 4 - Ethics of Deadlines and Deposits
Speaker - Beth Davis, Salesianum School
Thursday, March 14, 2024 @ 3pm

Session 5 - Ethics in Independent Educational Consulting
Speakers - Stacey Cunitz, Blue Moon Education Consulting
                   Debbie Schwartz, DS College Consulting
Thursday, April 11, 2024 @ 3pm


Registration for the 2023-2024 ELP webinars - click here!

Cost:  Free for members; $40 for nonmembers
To join PACAC, please click here. 


Capstone Project: 

Participants will learn how case studies can help colleagues understand ethical issues in admissions and how to address situations that arise in a collegial way that supports students. Each participant will create two scenarios of ethical dilemmas that may face school counselors and admissions professionals. The scenarios will be used as the foundation of an ethics presentation at the annual conference in June.  

Capstone scenarios will be completed by May 31, 2024.  


The webinars are eligible for Act 48 credit; a separate form will need to be submitted. 

If you have questions about PACAC Membership, please contact Andrea Cassell Bretz at [email protected].

Questions about the ELP should be directed to David DeBor at [email protected] or Amy Gillespie at [email protected].