2020 NASPA Annual Conference

Innovative Programs


The Innovative Programming Committee for the 2019 NASPA Annual Conference in Los Angeles is excited to target sessions, content, and conversations that explore a new vision for student affairs, focusing not only on new ways of doing (i.e., programs and practices), but knowing and being (i.e., developing as practitioners in the field).

This year we have three overarching themes for innovative programming which explores Black Excellence, Supporting Indigenous Communities, and Centering Mental Health/Wellbeing in student affairs. Innovation for this year includes a broad range of factors; pedagogical, structural, and technological that move practitioners toward more authentic and relevant ways to teach, engage, and support students along their educational trajectory.

Conference Programming

The Innovative Program track at the 2019 NASPA Annual Conference will include nine breakout workshops (three from each theme). Attendees are encourage to attend the nine sessions identified by our Innovative Programming committee from 10:05 a.m. - 2:05 p.m. on Monday, March 11. All sessions will occur in the LA Convention Center in either room 505, 506, or 507.

Innovative Programming Sessions (Monday, March 11)
Time Convention Center Rm. 505 Convention Center Rm. 506 Convention Center Rm. 507
10:10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Marginalized and Excluded from Participation and Discourse: A Critical Dialogue with Indigenous Higher Education Leaders About Relational Conceptions of "Place'

We are More than a Monolith: Mizzou Black Women's Initiative

Building strong foundations for wellbeing programs, policies, and practices

11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

yakʔitʸutʸu: Recognizing the Indigenous Roots of Your Campus

Black Spaces Matter: Black students creating spaces of resistance at predominately white rural and urban campuses

Exploring Mindfulness on Campuses: Innovation, Imitation, or Creating Greater Risk?

1:15 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

#Nativeincollege: Creating Culturally Engaging Institutions for Native American Student Success

Do It For the Culture: Black Students Mobilizing to Thrive During the Time of "45"

Adapting Student Engagement for Generation Z: Combating Loneliness and Social Isolation

After the three breakout sessions, the Innovative Programming Committee invites you to join your colleagues for dialogues around your learning and insights from the morning's sessions. These conversations will take place from 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. in the JW Marriott, Platinum J.

In order to get there, take the airbridge from the Convention Center 2nd floor to the JW Marriott 2nd floor. Platinum J will be on the same level you enter on.