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: Conducting Program Review Using the CAS Standards

In this interactive session, participants will learn and practice detailed steps to implementing CAS standards for program review. Through the use of case studies, individual and small group activities, individual advisement, and discussion, participants will learn how to prepare a unit or division for the program review process intended to foster substantive program improvement. Participants will leave with concrete action steps and tools for implementing a CAS program review on their own campus.

Professional Competency Alignment:
Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

Presenters:
Gavin Henning, New England College
Marybeth Drechsler Sharp, CAS
Martha Glass, Virginia Tech

Pre-Convention Workshop #2: HOPES – Honoring Our Past, Embracing Success: Moving Beyond Invisibility

This pre-convention workshop will focus on honoring the past resilience of Native, Aboriginal and Indigenous (NAI) peoples in education, encouraging NAI student affairs practitioners to center Indigenous knowledge in their work, and Non-NAI student affairs practitioners to understand, recognize and dismantle colonization. The increase of indigenous scholars, methodology, research, and educational initiatives is a movement in decolonizing higher education and combatting the invisibility of Native, Aboriginal, and Indigenous peoples.

Professional Competency Alignment:
Social Justice and Inclusion

Presenters:
Symphony Oxendine, University of North Carolina – Wilmington
Melissa Jacob, The Ohio State University – Columbus

Pre-Convention Workshop #3: Latin@/x in Higher Education: Past, Present and Future

Hispanics in the United States continue to be the largest growing minority group. According to the US Census Bureau, there are fifty million persons of Latin@/x heritage in the US. Demographic trends project that by 2020, Latin@/x will represent 17.4% of the US populations 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 them? This institute is designed to address these concerns.

Professional Competency Alignment:
Social Justice and Inclusion

Presenter:
Nanette Vega, University of Miami

Pre-Convention Workshop #4: Mental Health First Aid Certification: Learn to Recognize & Respond

Did you know 75% of all lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 24? Do you feel ready to recognize and respond to students who experience mental health issues on your campus? Similar to traditional first aid training, Mental Health First Aid teaches participants how to identify and take initial steps to support people who might be having mental health problems. In this session, participants will learn essential skills while earning their Mental Health First Aid certification.

Professional Competency Alignment:
Advising and Supporting

Presenter:
Rachel Luna, Samuel Merritt University

Pre-Convention Workshop #5: A Healing Path: Liberation from Internalized Racial Subordination

This interactive institute workshop, specifically designed for individuals who identify as people of color and multiracial and who have subordinated identities in a system of racism, explores models and tools of liberation and how and why practicing a liberatory consciousness is a path to confronting internalized racial subordination.  This session will benefit participants who want to explore additional ways to challenge systems of oppression and work toward individual and collective healing.  

Professional Competency Alignment:
Leadership; Social Justice and Inclusion

Presenter:
Tanya Williams, Authentic Coaching and Consulting

Pre-Convention Workshop #6: Cultivating Courageous Leadership

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 and Inclusion

Presenter:
Jonathan Poullard, Equity Consulting Group