2020 NASPA Annual Conference

Innovation through Design Thinking in Student Affairs

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VPSAs face an array of seemingly unsolvable problems. Issues related to sexual misconduct, overconsumption of alcohol, free speech on campus, and many others are complex and charged. Old ways of problem solving – brainstorming, iterative thinking, and surveys – are not resulting in enduring solutions. Design thinking, born out of the at Stanford, is a new way of devising innovative solutions to unconventional problems. Design thinking involves gaining inspiration from consumers, identifying patterns and meaning, testing, and implementation. Participants will be introduced to the principles of design thinking and hear from student affairs leaders that have implemented the practice in their divisions.

Additional registration required

Sunday, March 29
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


LA Convention Center

Presented by

James Stascavage , Senior Director of Leadership and Senior Student Affairs Officers Initiatives, NASPA