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Closing the Gaps in Voting Rates Among Underrepresented Students (Distance-informed)
presented 3 September 2020 // Cost: $10

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18-to-19-year-olds are historically the age group with the lowest voting turnout, and social distancing will make this group even harder to reach. Additionally, voting rates vary between racial/ethnic identity, socio-economic status, and genders. This session will address how every functional area within Student Affairs has a critical role in closing voter gaps to promote a more just and equitable society.

Presented by:
Ellen Wehrman, she/her/hers, Campus Election Engagement Project

Competencies: Social Justice and Inclusionn (SJI); Technology (TECH)


Student Housing and Accommodations during COVID-19 from around the World
presented 2 September 2020 // Cost: $10

Presented by ACPA's Commission for Global Dimensions in Student Development and the International Association of Student Affairs and Services

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This webinar invites four representatives from four different regions around the world to share their expertise, insight, and best practices. In this presentation, they will highlight their campus profile and needs, share operation and policy modifications in response to COVID-19, and recommend tips on how to lead and manage residential life and housing operation for Fall 2020/Spring2021. This webinar will increase the leadership competency within its participants, informing and encouraging others to find better solutions and support to the challenges we face.

Presented by:

Dr. Nupur Goyal - Director of Residential Life and University Community Standards from NYU Shanghai
Dr. Matt Nelson Qatar Foundation - Head of Residence Life from Qatar Foundation
Mirela Mazalu - Secretary-General from EucA - European University College Association
Pieter Kloppers - Director of Centre for Student Communities from Stellenbosch University


Towards a Decolonized Classroom: A Lumbee Modality of Teaching
presented 17 August 2020 // Cost: $10

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Though American classrooms typically emphasize Western notions of individualism and authoritarianism, many students do not benefit from this teaching style, particularly students of color. This session focuses on decolonizing practices that can be readily employed in the classroom that are based in Indigenous knowledge and center on more communal, organic and restorative forms of education.

Presented by:

Brittany D. Hunt, she/her/hers
Tribal Affiliation: Lumbee
University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Competencies: Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI)


Intersections of Power and Institutional Change: Implementing a Transformative Advising Model
presented 13 August 2020 // Cost: $10

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“But that’s not how we’ve always done it.” This cringe-worthy refrain is all too common in our field, as practitioners who are attempting to create meaningful, transformative change on their campuses can attest. This session explores our experience in developing and implementing a new advising model to examine the way campus politics, rooted in power and privilege, makes our institutions risk- and change-averse. This session includes practical examples, specific political/power dynamics, and lessons learned that are applicable across specific institutional contexts.

Presented by:

James Breslin, he/him/his, Bellarmine University
Lory L. King, she/her/hers, Bellarmine University

Competencies: Advising and Supporting (A/S);Leadership (LEAD)


Stop the Scrolling: Engaging Generation Z Online​
presented 10 August 2020  // Cost: $10

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Gen Z or iGen (students born from 1995-2012) are currently searching, if not enrolled in higher education institutions. Being identified as the most technologically savvy generation, higher education needs to follow suit to keep prospective and current students engaged online. This session will explore the planning and implementation of interactive social media strategies targeted directly to the iGen population and their needs.

Presented by:

Bryson Purcell, M.Ed., he/him/his, American University


 

An Inclusive Virtual Environment Re-Invented: Teaching, Advising and Engaging Students
presented 27 July 2020 // Cost: $15

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This critical moment is providing the opportunity to reinvent ways of connecting with and engaging students. Yes, the unknown is both scary and exciting as we think about how to create an inclusive environment virtually as an academic advisor, classroom teacher, student organization advisor or in one of your many other roles. From intentions to identity consciousness to methodologies, this webinar will build on insights and lessons learned from our Possibility Conversations to keep students engaged and supported while building community with diversity, equity and inclusion as part of the process.  

Presented by:

Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington; he, him, his; President, Washington Consulting Group
dr. becky martinez; she, her, hers; president, infinity martinez consulting
Rev. Sam Offer; he, him, his; Washington Consulting Group


 

Equity on Campus: Preparing to Return to Institutions made more Inclusive of Students’ Diverse Religious, Secular, and Spiritual Identities
presented 21 July 2020 // Cost: $10

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As colleges and universities prepare to reopen their campuses this fall, higher education faces the urgent need to avoid returning to the old “normal” in which minoritized identities were marginalized based on structural inequities. In response to these inequities, higher education leaders have been critiquing existing policies and practices to determine how they impact students with diverse religious, secular, and spiritual identities. In this session, scholars and practitioners will offer insights into these ideas and discuss how to make newly reopened campuses more equitable and inclusive spaces.

Presented by:

Dr. J Cody Nielsen, he, him, his, Executive Director, Convergence on Campus
Mary Ann Bodine Al-Sharif, Ph.D., she, her, hers, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Carrie Reisner, Ed.D., she, her, hers, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Engagement, Indiana University East
Vernon A. Wall, he, him, his, President, ACPA — College Student Educators International

Competencies: Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI) Student Learning and Development (SLD)


 

Student Leadership DEI Training Re-Invented: A Virtual Experience
presented 20 July 2020 // Cost: $15

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In this critical moment, successful student leader trainings still require focusing on the value of diversity, equity and inclusion as a significant part of its design. Contextually, this requires us to think outside of the box, in order to provide an interactive and engaging virtual learning experience. Considering the many opportunities and challenges we are facing, many of us are inconclusive about the development of these virtual or hybrid trainings.

Join us for this webinar! It will offer insights and lessons learned from our Possibility Conversations to help reinvent a program focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion that best fits your student leadership group.

Presented by:

Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington; he, him, his; President, Washington Consulting Group
dr. becky martinez; she, her, hers; president, infinity martinez consulting
Rev. Sam Offer; he, him, his; Washington Consulting Group


Where Do We Go from Here? DEI Round Table on Transforming Our Work for a Virtual World
presented 14 July 2020 // Cost: $10

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There have been a number of webinars and articles that talk through ideas/approaches to DEI work and cultivating belonging for students in a virtual world. This session is focused on moving from idea to practice. This interactive session is focused on providing a shared processing and problem solving space for Assistant/Associate Directors and Directors who work in cultural centers and/or DEI spaces on campus. Specifically, we will focus on advocacy and decision making, leadership and supervision, and programming and virtual community building.

Presented by:

Dierre D. Littleton, MS, He/Him, Associate Director for the Office of Diversity & Community/NPHC Advisor, University of Central Arkansas
Jasmine A. Lee, PhD, She/Her, Director of Inclusive Excellence, University of Maryland-Baltimore County
Jordan S. West, PhD, She/Her, Senior Diversity Officer/Faculty in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, The George Washington University
Tonya C. Bailey, PhD, She/Her, Chief Diversity Officer, Lansing Community College
Richard B. Marks Jr., EdD, He/Him, Director for the Cross-Culture Center/Center for Global Citizenship, Saint Louis University


Inclusive University Re-Invented: A Virtual New Student Welcome with a DEI Lens
presented 13 July 2020 // Cost: $15

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Most campuses are preparing for a fall opening unlike any we have ever seen. This is both an exciting and a challenging time. Given the context of COVID 19, racial unrest, and financial uncertainties, welcoming new students to campus requires new and innovative approaches. While our values and commitment to student success, engagement and building an inclusive community remain strong, we are in uncharted territories as how to communicate these values in a virtual or hybrid model. 

From summer orientation to welcome week, and first year seminars, this webinar will offer insights and lessons learned from our Possibility Conversations, to help reinvent the program that best serves your campus’ commitment to create a community built on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Presented by:

Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington; he, him, his; President, Washington Consulting Group
dr. becky martinez; she, her, hers; president, infinity martinez consulting
Rev. Sam Offer; he, him, his; Washington Consulting Group


 

Sanctioning Student Organizations Outside the Box​
presented 23 June 2020 // Cost: $10

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Conduct professionals are still attempting to figure out best practices in regard to investigating student organizations, so where is the information on sanctioning? The presenters will go through decision making processes when sanctioning student organizations. Participants will learn more about sanctioning that motivates change and focuses on development.

Presented by:
Christina Parle
Director of Chapter Services and Conduct for Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, Inc.

Stephanie M. Wright
SMW Services, Inc.

Competencies: Advising and Supporting, Student Learning and Development


Student Behavior and Wellness in the Time of COVID-19
presented 22 June 2020 //  Cost: $10

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In today’s higher education landscape, more institutions are embracing the multi-dimensional model of wellness as an approach to holistic well-being and student flourishing. This accessible framework helps shape our understanding of how the various elements interact with one another to promote a student’s thriving across educational spaces, both inside the classroom and beyond. When there exists an imbalance of wellness, a student may experience tension and engage in unhealthy practices. This webinar will examine the multidimensional wellness model specifically as it pertains to the stresses of COVID-19 and engage the audience with an activity to assess one’s current state of wellness and provide tools to make improvements. This activity may be used as a sanction resulting from a disciplinary process, or it can be utilized by any student affairs practitioner who wishes to work on one or several dimensions of their own wellness.

Presented by:
Valerie Glassman, she, her, hers

Competencies: Advising and Supporting Student Learning and Development


Equity-minded assessment for student success during (and beyond) COVID-19
presented 17 June 2020 // Cost: FREE

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Due to COVID-19, most campuses are delivering learning and student services at a distance and staff and faculty are working remotely. While this has been a shift for all students, the data shows that certain populations of students are more negatively impacted and that issues of access, equity and marginalization are more pronounced now than ever. In this webinar, Dr. Natasha Jankowski (NILOA), Dr. Gavin Henning (New England College), Dr. Kellie Dixon (North Carolina A&T) and Dr. Anne E. Lundquist (Campus Labs) discuss the focus and priorities for equity-minded assessment, particularly in the cocurriculum and as it relates to student involvement, engagement, retention and success. The panelists will discuss current practices as well as advice for how plan for an uncertain fall semester and beyond, provide suggestions for practice, as well as crowd-source tips and advice. Links to resources will be shared with webinar participants.

Presented by:
Natasha Jankowski; she, her, hers; Executive Director, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)
Gavin Henning; he, him, his; Professor of Higher Education, New England College; Past President, CAS
Kellie Dixon; she, her, hers; Director, Student Affairs Assessment and Staff Development, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Anne E. Lundquist; she, her, hers; Assistant Vice President for Campus Strategy, Campus Labs

Competencies: Assessment Evaluation and Research; Social Justice and Inclusion


Historical Trauma's Impact on African Americans: Its Lasting Legacy
presented 11 June 2020 // Cost: $10

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Over 300 years of enslavement in addition to another century of USA style Apartheid have resulted in a continuing legacy of maladies rampant throughout Black America. This webinar will review how these conditions came to be and how they are best addressed.

Presented by:
Ahmad Daniels, he, him, his, Creative Interchange

Competencies: Advising and Supporting Student Learning and Development


Using Arts Activities to Increase Self-Awareness, Emotional Health, and Cultural Sensitivity During COVID-19 and Beyond
presented 4 June 2020 // Cost: $10

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Discover how activities involving creative expression, reflection, and sharing can help both student affairs practitioners and their students explore their individual and cultural identities, process challenging experiences, and increase self-awareness and understanding of people with differing backgrounds and perspectives. These activities can involve modalities such as narrative/creative writing, visual artmaking, video, music, participatory theatre, and dance/movement. I will provide a conceptual framework and examples from my research with undergraduates. Find out how these activities can be used in student affairs practitioner training and with students in residence halls and multicultural, wellness, and career centers. I will also discuss how some of these activities can be adapted for use online, which can be particularly useful during COVID-19.

Presented by:
Kathleen M. Goodyear, PhD, she, her, hers, Independent Researcher/Practitioner

Competencies: Student Learning and Development (SLD); Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI)


*FEATURED* Building an Institutional Mental Health Action Plan for the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
presented 28 May 2020 (2 hr session) // Cost: $20

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Learn about The JED Foundation's comprehensive approach and Equity in Mental Health Framework to address student mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention in higher education. Attendees will identify ways their campuses are addressing the mental health needs of their students and create an action plan that identifies challenges, priorities, and resources, especially from a distance learning and virtual campus life perspective.

Presented by:
Ethan Fields, M.S.Ed., he/him/his, The Jed Foundation
Erica Riba, LCSW, she/her/hers, The Jed Foundation

Competencies: Advising and Supporting (A/S);Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI)


Time, Place, Manner - New approach for developing supervision skills
presented 27 May 2020 // Cost: $10

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Understanding how to be a good supervisor is a challenging task for many. It can be even tougher when you don’t have good role models to reference or emulate. However, for those who aspire to move up within the profession, demonstrating strong and proficient supervisory skills are a must. So how can young professionals ascertain these skills on their own? This presentation proposes a method professionals new to supervision can implement to strengthen their abilities.

Presented by:
Emelia Dunston, she/her/hers, Vanderbilt University
Brenda McKenzie, she/her/hers, Vanderbilt University

Competencies: Advising and Supporting (A/S);Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI)


Academic Integrity: Creating a Preventative Education Campaign for Your Institution
presented 21 May 2020 // Cost: $10

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Academic integrity defines a university and is essential to the mission of education. This experiential session outlines national trends in academic integrity in higher education and provides an overview of best practices. It provides context of how Columbia University orients undergraduate students understand how to uphold integrity by drawing on cross-promotion of academic and campus resources. This session invites participants to engage in dialogue about academic integrity trends and create an action plan to form a preventative education campaign.

Presented by:
Victoria Malaney Brown, she, her, hers, Columbia College | Columbia Engineering

Competencies: Personal and Ethical Foundations (PEF);Values, Philosophy, and History (VPH)


Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment: Accessibility for Student Affairs Practitioners
presented 20 May 2020 // Cost: $10

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Thirty years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, accessibility in higher education has never been more relevant. The current reality that higher education lives in requires an even keener eye towards prioritizing accessibility and disability-inclusion. This course will center on the ADA and its many influences on teaching and learning in higher education. Specifically, this course will focus on the application of the ADA and disability inclusion across higher education settings, working with faculty, staff, and students with disabilities, producing accessible communications, meetings, and events, and student success and learning-center programming.

Presented by:
Michael J. Kutnak, he, him, his, Queens University of Charlotte
Spencer Scruggs, Florida State University

Competencies: Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI);Student Learning and Development (SLD)


Creating a Path to Support Expecting & Parenting Students
presented 18 May 2020 // Cost: $10
co-sponsored by the Commission for Two-Year Colleges and The Pan African Network

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The journey of a parenting student comes with a unique set of realities and hats. This may have become more apparent as our campuses shifted for pandemic response. Join us for a session exploring a Community College Collaborative purposed to fill a gap for a vulnerable population – expecting & parenting students. We will highlight a campus-based program and efforts made to center on realities of this population, to provide tangible resources, and to create spaces for Parenting students to belong.

Presented by:
Monique Atherley, she/her/hers, LaGuardia Community College - CUNY

Competencies: Advising and Supporting (A/S);Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI)


Justice wasn’t built in a (Diversity) day: A Curricular Approach​
presented 14 May 2020 // Cost: $10

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Student affairs student staff are tasked with developing communities with students from increasingly diverse backgrounds. Rutgers University has begun to implement a diversity training curriculum to prepare student staff to build community in a socially just way. Diversity curriculums move beyond “diversity days” or single sessions to provide a tiered and cohesive learning experience through a resident assistant’s employment. This session will provide an overview of the Rutgers curriculum, areas of growth, and provide strategies for adaptation to your home campus. The content of this session can be applied to units outside of residence life and housing.

Presented by:
Darnell Thompson, he, him, his, Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Martin Petrella, he, him, his, Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Competencies: Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI); Student Learning and Development (SLD)


Scholarly Resistance: Black Womyn Voices within the Digital Space
presented 13 May 2020 // Cost: $10

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Black Womyn within student affairs intersectionally support their students and institution. Through their intersectional identities, race, gender, class, and ethic of care is manifested. As they advocate for the needs of their students, mostly minority individuals, the women must be valued and supported. BLK Womyn Voices Podcast provides a platform for these lived experiences. This program will focus on the voices of Black womyn as they discuss the ways that digital outlets can be forms of scholarly resistance.

Presented by:
Dr. Kellie M. Dixon, she, her, hers, North Carolina A&T State University
Anne M. Edwards, she, her,hers, Northern Illinois University
Jasmine C. Lewis, she, her, hers, Harris-Stowe State University
Valerie J. Thompson, she, her, hers, Wichita State University

Competencies: Personal and Ethical Foundations (PEF); Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI)


What Works: Building Environments For Students Emerging from Foster Care
presented 12 May 2020 // Cost: $10

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This presentation explores the structures and programs one university system is creating for college students emerging from foster care (CSEFC). The presentation includes assets common to CSEFC, an overview of systemic barriers, and the programs and structures colleges (2 and 4 year) use to support the matriculation, retention, progression, and graduation of CSEFC. This presentation, framed by student development and advocacy theories, looks beyond micro-level interventions and deficit perspectives ­to refocus on systemic structures that protect and support CSEFC.

Presented by:
Sarah E. Jones, she, her, hers, University of West Georgia

Competencies: Advising and Supporting (A/S); Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI)


Centering Racial Justice and Decolonization within Strategic Planning
presented 11 May 2020 // Cost: $10

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This interactive session will explore how participants can use the Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization in their daily work, specifically within a strategic planning process to determine annual goals, resource allocation, and mission clarity. Learn and practice the critical components of both an inclusive process and product outcome while boldly centering racial justice and decolonization. Engage and seek to challenge structures and systems to pursue equity while you create, execute, and assess initiatives, programs, services, and spaces.

Presented by:
Brent Turner, he, him, his, Northwestern University

Competencies: Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (AER);Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI)


Identity Conscious Supervision
presented 8 May 2020 // Cost: $10

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Student Affairs professionals often supervise at some point in their career, but rarely receive training around supervision and management. Professional development often focuses on skill building in functional areas yet often ignores the lived experiences of bias and hostility in the workplace made even more apparent as we navigate COVID-19. This webinar will feature the authors of Identity-Conscious Supervision in Student Affairs, who will share their new conceptual framework for identity-conscious and intersectional supervision. This model gives practitioners a strategic approach to engage in self-work, identity exploration, relationship building, consciousness raising, trust development, and organizational change, ultimately helping practitioners become more adept at supervising people from a range of backgrounds and experiences. Audience: This webinar is open to individuals who supervise students, graduate staff, or professionals.

Presented by:
Robert Brown, he, him, his, Northwestern University
Shruti Desai, EdD, she, her, hers, Washington University in St. Louis
Craig Elliott, Ph.D., he, him, his, Samuel Merritt University

Competencies: Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI)


Actualizing the Strategic Imperative in Research Design
presented 7 May 2020 // Cost: $10

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Are you interested in connecting ACPA's Strategic Imperative on Racial Justice & Decolonization throughout your research design? This interactive session focuses on research methodology, "data" collection, analysis, and methods for reporting findings that reflect the goals of the Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization. Ideas for congruent approaches will be shared & discussed. Session organized & presented by Senior Scholars.

Presented by:
Penny Pasque, she, her, hers, The Ohio State University
Stephanie Waterman, she,her, hers University of Toronto

Competencies: Assessment, Evaluation, and Research (AER);Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI)


The Support Squad: Tips to Develop Interventions for Online Success
presented 6 May 2020 // Cost: $10

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The Support Squad are members of the Advising and Learning Support department who collaborate closely with Academic Leadership to provide proactive, strategic support for at-risk online students in high DFWI courses. This model of Intrusive Advising embeds support services into the online classroom, with the aim of developing the self-efficacy of students. Faculty collaborate with Learning Specialists to develop resources and timely intervention for students, while Advisors proactively respond to real-time feedback to coach students in danger of failing.

Presented by:
Courtney Bondi, she, her, hers, National Louis University
Reece McDevitt, he, they; National Louis University

Competencies: Advising and Supporting (A/S); Student Learning and Devleopment (SLD)


Academic Advising: A Form of Artistry
presented 5 May 2020 // Cost: $10

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We will explore how the Academic Advising team at Berklee College of Music implemented a new institution-wide advising model to support the timely graduation of our student population of emerging artists. This session is beneficial to professionals working with student artists as well as anyone working at specialized institutions. Strategies include: fostering cross campus partnerships, developing a student leadership program and executing a strategic outreach campaign.

Presented by:
Athina Chartelain, she, her, hers, Berklee College of Music
Hillary Booker, she, her, hers, Berklee College of Music

Competencies: Advising and Supporting (A/S); Stuent Learning and Development (SLD)


*FEATURED* Navigating Organizational Change in the Midst of COVID-19
presented 1 May 2020 (2hr session) // Cost: $30

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Change and transition is present in our lives and leadership roles now more than ever. This session will discuss the nature of change in higher education during COVID-19 and provide attendees with frameworks and tools to better manage and navigate transition and change during this dynamic period in higher education. Join us for a robust conversation and claim your role as a change agent in higher education.

Presented by:
Craig Elliott, he, him, his, Samuel Merritt University
Mamta Accapadi, she, her, hers, Rollins College

Competencies: Organizational and Human Resources (OHR); Leadership (LEAD)


Mindful Leadership
presented 30 April 2020 // Cost: $10

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Mindful leaders are fully present to the realities of the world around us, our students and campus communities, and our own lives, emotions, experiences, and challenges. Mindful leadership is grounded in wisdom across spiritual traditions and affirmed by the latest neuroscience and psychological research. This webinar will explore foundational concepts of mindful leadership and engage participants in ways to apply and integrate mindful leadership into their day to day lives.

Presented by:
Keith E. Edwards, he, him, his, Speaker, Consultant, Coach

Competencies: Leadership (LEAD); Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI)


Ubuntu: Incorporating Liberation Pedagogy to Go Beyond Day-Long Diversity Training
presented 27 April 2020 // Cost: $10

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Come learn how we used the Cycle of Liberation to develop a year-long curriculum for professional staff (inclusive of residence life, facilities, and business services) in Housing to enhance their competency. We will discuss Georgia State University’s Ubuntu program and how we have moved staff beyond building cultural competency and towards liberation using healing, social justice, and liberatory practices. Participants will learn how they can adapt their own programs to incorporate social justice and liberation.

Presented by:
Ashley Brown, she,her, hers, Georgia State University
Prithak Chowdhury, he, him, his, Georgia State University

Competencies: Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI); Organizational and Human Resources (OHR)


Good as Hell: Strategies for a Successful (Virtual) Interviewing Experience
presented 22 April 2020 // Cost: $10

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Interviewing is a crucial component of any job search process, from graduate assistantships to senior-level roles. Virtual interviewing adds an additional layer of complexity to an often already stressful process, but there are ways to prepare and navigate those challenges! Through this interactive session, participants will examine ways to better prepare for interviews through deconstructing position descriptions and exploring various types of interview questions often utilized in higher education. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in activities designed to enhance their own interviewing skills and story-telling focused responses. Participants from all experience levels are encouraged to attend.

Presented by:
Tara Milliken, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Competencies: Personal and Ethical Foundations (PEF); Values, Philosophy, and History (VPH)


How to do better: Supporting international students through social media
presented 17 April 2020 // Cost: $10

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Despite our students’ origins, the internet is a necessity of life. However, Student Affairs Professionals often project uniform ways of social media engagement across various student populations. The presenters aim to point out the differing social media usage habits of international students and how social media is enforcing (or impeding) their adaptation to the new environment. The presenters also suggest best practices for Student Affairs Professionals to advise and support international students via social media.

Presented by:
Ziren "Violet" Yin, Columbia University
Ziyu "Viva" Ye, Columbia University

Competencies: Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI);Technology (TECH)


Mattering: Caring for the Whole Student in Online Learning Communities​
presented 16 April 2020 // Cost: $10

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In order to create effective, inclusive, and impactful online learning communities - both for curricular and co-curricular experiences - we need to serve the whole student. Fostering a sense of mattering should rest at the heart of our work. This session centers holistic student development as critical to the pursuit of creating dynamic online learning communities in which students not only feel acknowledged, but also feel essential. Participants will discuss key strategies and engage with presenters and each other via Q&A.

Presented by:
Graziella McCarron, George Mason University
Aoi Yamanaka, George Mason University

Competencies: Student Learning and Development (SLD);Technology (TECH)

Other Duties as Assigned: Reframing Responsibilities, Reclaiming Our Work
presented 15 April 2020 // Cost: $10

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We see it in just about every position description “and other duties as assigned.” Remember that course you had in graduate school about other duties as assigned? Neither do we! These additional responsibilities can overwhelm, cause stress and trauma, and dilute our commitment and motivation to do the real work. Come explore how narrative can aid us in taking a critical look at traditional modes of organization and power structures in order to (re)take ownership of our work, careers, and field.

Presented by:
Jim Breslin, Bellarmine University
Gabby Dixon, University of Central Florida
Chelsea McKendree, Bellarmine University
Alex Schmied, West Chester University

Competencies: Organizational and Human Resources (OHR);Personal and Ethical Foundations (PEF)

Career Engage: Ensuring Career Readiness for Online Learners
presented 14 April 2020 // Cost: $10

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One of the most popular topics encountered today is this notion of employability and career readiness. With the speed in which workforce needs are evolving, employers are looking for professionals that are prepared to make an impact from day one. However, employers are voicing concerns regarding skills gap issues they face when it comes time to hire. At FIU Online, we designed a comprehensive plan to get us thinking about how FIU could better serve our students and workforce. This session will focus on the development of our career readiness program and provide quick, actionable, measures for implementation at your institution.

Presented by:
Nico Rose, Florida International University
Emma Perez, Florida International University

Competencies: Advising and Supporting (A/S);Student Learning and Development (SLD)


Promoting First-Year Mental Health and Belonging: Impacts of Social Media​
presented 13 April 2020 // Cost: $10

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First-year students, including students from marginalized populations, frequently experience mental health concerns in their transition to college. The pervasiveness of social media may exacerbate feelings of isolation rather than enhance a sense of belonging. Using findings from a qualitative study, we explore how social media use among first-year students affects perceptions of belonging and mental health. Participants will be presented with strategies for promoting belonging and mental health among first-years experiencing potentially negative impacts from social media, particularly as the social landscape continues to evolve for students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presented by:
Charlie Potts, Gustavus Adolphus College
Michael Stebleton, University of Minnesota

Competencies: Student Learning and Development (SLD);Technology (TECH)


Understanding Empathy as a Student Affairs Professional​
presented 8 April 2020 // Cost: $10

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As student affairs professionals we are asked to understand and relate to our students, advocate for equitable and safe environments, and care for ourselves and others. Empathy is a catalyst for student affairs professionals to achieve all of these responsibilities. In this session participants will learn the process of practicing empathy, how to apply the model to their professional roles, and how to practice self-care through self-empathy. During this session we will also discuss how empathy can help us work towards fulfilling the ACPA and NASPA professional competencies and support us in the response to COVID-19.

Presented by:
McKenzie McNamara, Clemson University

Competencies: Advising and Supporting (A/S);Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI);Student Learning and Development (SLD)


Virtual internships in the midst of COVID-19​
presented 7 April 2020 // Cost: $10

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This webinar examines virtual internships as a partial solution to the sudden lack of internship opportunities that has arisen in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. We argue for the expansion of virtual internship opportunities, focusing on the potential of virtual internships to create meaningful access to experiential learning for students. We provide insights on how to convert traditional in-person internships to virtual internships and generate virtual internships in the midst of the pandemic. We address implications for programming, including internship courses, that arise from the development of virtual internships. We conclude with ample time for a question and answer session from the audience.

Presented by:
Ian Baker, he/him/his, University of Michigan/Michigan State University
Matthew Yettaw, he/him/his, University of Michigan

Competencies: Social Justice and Inclusion (SJI);Technology (TECH)


Exploring the Roles of Student Affairs in Supporting Online Learners
presented 6 April 2020 // Cost: $10

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Online learners represent roughly 22 percent of all students in colleges and universities in the United States, but students affairs tends to struggle with how to reach and serve these students. Through this informative learning session, participants will leave with action items they can use at their own institutions to better serve online learners. Connecting student affairs to online learners is especially poignant in the current context of leveraging resources in response to COVID-19.

Presented by:
Brian, Bourke, Ph.D., he/him/his, Murray State University