Saturday Half-Day Workshops

Morning Workshop (8:00 – 11:30am):

Pre-Convention Workshop #6: The Flourishing Student Affairs Professional:  Building a Foundation for YOUR Health and Wellness

As Student Affairs professionals, it can be easy to neglect our wellness.  It is essential to remember that our health matters.  When we value our happiness and success, we role model wellness for students.  In this session, staff from the Student Wellness Center at Ohio State University will explore resiliency practices to enhance your wellness.  Presenters will use the domain of Financial Wellness with all participants to demonstrate the development of empowering strategies that support progress toward goals.  Participants will use a holistic wellness model to identify personally relevant goals and build capacities for coaching themselves and others toward desired outcomes.

Professional Competency Alignment:

  • Personal Foundations
  • Ethical Decision Making and Legal Responsibility in Professional Practice

Presenters:

  • James Larcus, The Ohio State University
  • Mandi Cohen, The Ohio State University
  • Todd Gibbs, The Ohio State University
  • Tyler Hackmann, The Ohio State University

Afternoon Workshops (1:00-4:30pm):

Pre-Convention Workshop #7: Creating Institutional Change: Centering Trans Identities within Policy and Practice

This half-day workshop will serve as a catalyst for participants to critically investigate and brainstorm ways that they can create institutional change on their campuses by centering trans identities within their institution’s policies and practices.  Leading this workshop are three advocates for trans college students who have experience creating institutional change on their own campuses, as well as knowledge on the ways other campuses across the U.S. support trans students through policy and practice.  The presenters will bring tangible examples of successful institutional change and resources for participants to create change models and plans for their own campuses.

Professional Competency Alignment:

  • Personal Foundations
  • Ethical Decision Making and Legal Responsibility in Professional Practice
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Advising and Helping
  • History, Philosophy, and Values
  • Leadership

Presenters:

  • Cindy Ann Kilgo, University of Alabama
  • Jodi L. Linley, University of Iowa
  • Genny Beemyn, University of Massachusetts

Pre-Convention Workshop #8: Career Central: Mid-Level Career: Now what?

You’ve made it to a nice mid-level career position – what’s next?! This workshop will provide mid-level student affairs professionals with knowledge, skills, and tools as they start to explore what their next move might look like. Through career coaching and various methods of presenting, participants will leave this workshop exploring transition, transferable skills, pathways to various functional areas, and exploration of doctoral programs, faculty, senior positions, and other “next steps” one might encounter while at the mid-level part of their career.

Professional Competency Alignment:

  • Human and Organizational Resources
  • Leadership

Presenters:

  • Michael Goodman, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Jaime Dunn, St. John’s College (MD)