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The coach of the regional conference planner cohort supports the ongoing professional development of NAFSA’s 11 regional conference planners. Over a 24-month period, the coach will work with two successive cohorts to guide them in their role of task of planning a regional, bi- or tri-regional conference, contributing to the site selection process, as well as foster collegiality and collaboration. As a former regional treasurer/business manager or NAFSA leader with significant experience, the coach will provide perspectives on managing the process of planning a regional conference, promote the sharing of best practices between regions, and empower conference planners to lead the planning of a conference while retaining the autonomy and culture of their regions. The coach is appointed by the Vice President for Professional Development and Engagement (VP PDE) in consultation with the Regional Affairs Committee (RAC) Chair-designate.