Summer Institute 2011

The University of Utah was the site of this year’s Summer Institute.  What a great location and way to end our 4 year run.  The weather was picture perfect and so were the committee, faculty, and attendees.


RMASFAA SI 2011 Committee and Faculty

This summer institute saw an increase in attendance with 108 attendees and 21 committee/faculty members.  The numbers allowed the addition of another class bringing the total to 5 classes (Thank you Jeff Gregory and Robert Gamez for your willingness to jump in and become faculty with only a few weeks advance notice). 

While the week was filled with long hours, wonderful learning moments, guest appearances, team building activities, great conversation and connections made – RMASFAA was the definite beneficiary of the week – we received multiple volunteer forms from the attendees. 

Classes covered the NASFAA Core materials (sometimes in creative and engaging ways) and each attendee received a printed copy of the materials as well as a CD copy.   

The Packaging Game

Federal Methodology and Hand Calculations

Red Rocky Mountain Horror Picture Show learning about FM

Ed and Fred show up to assist the Purple Paparazzi

Megan McClain – NASFAA made a guest appearance and provided SI attendees with information regarding the legislative process and an update/introduction to NASFAA. 

Not only did the attendees learn about the regulations they also learned that they are not alone and have many colleagues they can call on if they need someone to bounce an idea around with, get another opinion on what that new regulations really means, or when they need a friend who understands what they are going through. 

To demonstrate just how much Talent RMASFAA has each class participated in week long teambuilding activities:  Build Your Class Mascot, Week-long Digital Scavenger Hunt, Participation Points, Quiz bowl, Mystery Talent Show and the RMOSCARS.

Thanks to the SI committee, faculty, attendees and special guests who made RMASFAA SI 2011 a big success.

As we said goodbye to the University of Utah (such wonderful hosts) and set our sights on Colorado School of Mines – Golden Colorado, won’t you consider joining us for RMASFAA SI 2012 – June 8 -15, 2012.


For lots more pictures and more insight into the fun that was had, please go to:!/pages/Rmasfaa-Summer-Institute-2011/151440031591979

You do not have to have a Facebook page of your own to view the pictures. The page is public.

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