Saturday Full-Day Workshops

All programs are 8:00am – 4:30pm. Lunch is provided/included in cost of pre-convention workshop registration.

Pre-Convention Workshop #1: Cultivating Courageous Leadership: An Examination of Self through Unconscious Bias and Emotional Intelligence

This program is designed to intentionally connect the participant’s understanding of their biases and emotional intelligence to their leadership effectiveness in order to create an inclusive team, divisional or institutional culture. Direct linkages between greater emotional intelligence capabilities and leadership performance for navigating complex and diverse organizational relationships will be explored. This interactive session will use participant assessments on implicit bias and emotional intelligence as backdrops for the learning experience and personal life journeys as real life case studies to examine power, privilege and leadership effectiveness.

Professional Competency Alignment:

  • Leadership
  • Social Justice

Presenters:

  • Jonathan Poullard, The Equity Consulting Group

Pre-Convention Workshop #2: Latin@/x in Higher Education: Past, Present, Future

Hispanics in the United States continue to be the largest growing minority group.  According to the US Census Bureau there are 50 million persons of Latin@/x heritage in the United States.  Demographic trends project that by 2020, Latin@/x will represent 17.4% of the US population and 21.55% by 2030.  As America continues to celebrate the culture and traditions of Latin@/x, what is higher education doing to recruit, train, retain and support students, faculty and student affairs practitioners.  This pre convention institute is designed to bring higher education practitioners together, to build community and support, and to learn from one to develop skills that will assist in creating work balance and career advancement.  This institute will also explore the journey of many Latin@/x currently into the field of higher education.

Professional Competency Alignment:

  • Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (Social Justice)
  • Advising and Helping
  • Human and Organizational Resources
  • Leadership

Presenters:

  • Nanette Vega, University of Miami
  • Erik Colon, Binghamton University
  • Angie Montelongo, University of Houston, Clear Lake
  • Stephen Santa-Ramirez, Arizona State University

Pre-Convention Workshop #3: Integrative Neuroscience Findings into Student Learning and Development Design

This interactive workshop will introduce neuroscience research findings applicable to higher education. The research-proven methodology to change the brain and increase students’ attention, emotion, and cognitive regulation abilities, as well as decrease their stress and anxiety and increase their compassion and resilience will be introduced and practiced by participants.

Professional Competency Alignment:

  • Advising and Helping
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Personal Foundations
  • Student Learning and Development

Presenters:

  • Marilee Bresciani Ludvik, San Diego State University
  • Anne Hopkins Gross, State University of New York at Cobleskill

Pre-Convention Workshop #4: Native American Student Identity and Culturally Appropriate Support

Some institutions have large native student populations, while others have just a handful.  Providing proper support to any size Native student population can make that population grow and become more successful.  This workshop provides a rare opportunity to gain cultural competency in working with Native American students.  Presenters include current Native students, faculty, and student affairs professionals who research Native student identity and have established highly successful native student support programs.  The workshop includes interactive presentations, panel discussions, and activities focused on native student identity, native student experiences, and how to support Native students for increased recruitment and retention.

Professional Competency Alignment:

  • Advising and Helping
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Presenters:

  • Cori M. Bazemore-James, University of Georgia
  • Melissa Beard Jacob, The Ohio State University
  • Symphony Oxendine, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Pre-Convention Workshop #5: Law, Policy, and Governance: Compliance 101

The major goal of this module is to provide essential foundational platforms for further developing compliance-related higher-learning skills including knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, and synthesis.

Professional Competency Alignment:

  • Ethical Decision Making and Legal Responsibility in Professional Practice
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Advising and Helping

Presenters:

  • Peter Lake, Stetson University