NASPA
2019 NASPA Annual Conference

Extended Learning Sessions

We recognize that some topics are not able to be explored in a traditionally 50-minute concurrent session, and NASPA will offer several extended sessions at this year’s Annual Conference. The 2019 CLC is working hard on developing these sessions and registration will open October 2, 2018.

These two-hour extended workshops will provide participants with opportunities to critically engage with colleagues and experts in on a variety of topics and identify strategic collaborative approaches for addressing current and emerging challenges in the work of student affairs and services. Past extended sessions have included topics for graduate preparation faculty, chief diversity officers, vice presidents, and practitioners who work in equity and inclusion. Most sessions are included with your 2019 NASPA Annual Conference registration and may require participants to register separately. Extended sessions will take place on Monday, March 11th and Tuesday, March 12th.


Extended Learning Sessions Schedule

Morning

  • 10:00 am to
    12:00 pm

    Legislation in Higher Education: A Mock Senate Simulation

    ELS 1  

    Legislation in Higher Education: A Mock Senate Simulation

    ELS 1

    Understanding issues facing higher education and the role our civic processes play in navigating those issues is an important step in developing civic-minded campuses and professionals. Learn about the legislative process and some of those key issues by participating in a mock senate simulation as a witness delivering testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions. This character-playing mock senate simulation will enable you to research, craft, and deliver compelling testimony before a demanding senate committee and face challenging questioning and scrutiny from senators. This session is open to anyone interested in experiencing the legislative process. 

    Additional registration required
    When

    Monday, March 11
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Where

    408 A
    LA Convention Center

Afternoon

  • 2:30 pm to
    4:30 pm

    Student Activism Boot Camp

    ELS 2  

    Student Activism Boot Camp

    ELS 2

    Student affairs plays an integral role in anticipating, managing and revising strategy on dealing with and supporting student activism. We will focus on the strategy, policy, and communication around student unrest, campus protests, and activism. This will be an interactive session and use best practices from actual cases over the past few years, as well as those on the campuses where the facilitators are located. Participants will leave better equipped to help students advocate in productive ways while supporting the institution’s mission.

    Additional registration required
    When

    Monday, March 11
    2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

    Where

    408 A
    LA Convention Center

Morning

  • 10:00 am to
    12:00 pm

    Delivering on the Promise

    ELS 3  

    Delivering on the Promise

    ELS 3

    There is a growing sense of dissatisfaction with higher education’s ability to deliver skills that employers desire. There is also increasing stress and anxiety among students, staff, and faculty about how well students are situated for the future. Neuroscience provides us with evidence that the skill sets employers desire require collaborative in-class and out-of-class facilitation along with intentional evaluation. Presenter will help members explore and articulate the skill sets their constituents value, identify the opportunities on their campuses where these skill sets can be intentionally and systematically facilitated, and describe the ways in which they will know these outcomes will be realized upon graduation.

    Additional registration required
    When

    Tuesday, March 12
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Where

    408 AB
    LA Convention Center

Afternoon

  • 2:00 pm to
    4:00 pm

    Think it, Plan it, Execute it (Sold Out)

    ELS 4

    Think it, Plan it, Execute it (Sold Out)

    ELS 4

    Student affairs professionals are excellent at thinking outside of the box and exhibiting creativity, but aren’t always equipped with the knowledge and skills to launch their ideas. This session is designed to encourage student affairs professionals to be innovative in their practice. Participants will 1) gain tools to assist them in expressing and advocating for their ideas through presentation format and small group activities. 2) learn how to create SMART goals and write proposals to gain buy-in from decision makers through active learning practices, and 3) practice presentation skills through role playing and pair-share activities. All levels of practitioners are welcomed and encouraged to attend. This session is sold out.

    When

    Tuesday, March 12
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Where

    408 A
    LA Convention Center