Sunday Half-Day Workshops

Morning Session: 8:00-11:30am

Pre-Convention Workshop #12: Understanding WHITE: white identity, white privilege and white supremacy

The US created a story of race. As we work towards racial justice we need to understand this story and its cultural and institutional manifestations. Alongside this story of race, we created a story of whiteness – the embedded structures and systems that hold racial injustice in place. This pre-conference workshop is for folks at any level of their journey wanting to learn this part of the story and understand how whiteness plays out in society and on our campuses.

Professional Competency Alignment:
Leadership; Social Justice and Inclusion

Chris Haigh, Merrimack University
Creston Lynch, Southern Methodist University

Pre-Convention Workshop #13: Challenge and Support: Working Intentionally in Graduate and Professional Education

Graduate student services have recently emerged as a necessary component to creating a vibrant teaching and learning environment. However, student affairs programs tend to focus on undergraduate students. Therefore, practitioners may not have the necessary tools to address the divergent needs of graduate students. Hence, this experiential session will provide the student service professional with an opportunity to review theories and practices as they relate to graduate student experiences.

Professional Competency Alignment:
Advising and Supporting; Student Learning and Development

Carmen McCallum, Eastern Michigan University
Jacqueline Hodes, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Venice Sule, Oakland University
Kirk Robinsin, Miami University

Pre-Convention Workshop #14: Becoming a Student Affairs Creator: Digital Makerspace Workshop

Join the Student Affairs creator revolution. We’re moving from lurking to participation! Less consumption, more contribution! Professional learning and engagement should not just be absorbing information. Let’s lead by example by changing how we process knowledge, share innovative ideas, and apply design thinking in higher ed. To push the boundaries of expertise and unpack meaning making in the profession, this hands-on pre-conference workshop will have participants create audio, video, textual, and visual media projects to deconstruct how knowledge is disseminated.

Professional Competency Alignment:
Personal and Ethical Foundations; Technology

Laura Pasquini, University of North Texas
Paul Eaton, Sam Houston State University
Josie Ahlquist, Florida State University
Amma Marfo, Fun Enterprises

Afternoon Session: 12:00-3:30pm

Pre-Convention Workshop #15: Using Case Studies to Apply Theory to Professional Practice

Two authors of Complex Cases in Student Affairs: Preparing Early Career Professionals for Practice (Routledge, 2018) will teach workshop participants how to work through complex problems using cases reflecting the diverse population of students we serve. Participants will learn to link theory to practice and develop theory-based solutions. The workshop is for practitioners in charge of staff training, faculty, and graduate students who want to learn how to put the theories they have learned to use.

Professional Competency Alignment:
Leadership; Student Learning and Development

Melissa Rychener, Duquesne University
Michael Ignelzi, Slippery Rock University

Pre-Convention Workshop #16: Ready to Supervise: Developing Your Own Supervisory Style

In this presentation the presenter will provide strategies for developing competency in the area of supervision for new professionals. Research on the issue of supervision development in higher education graduate programs has been produced and studies have acknowledged the many graduate programs are not providing adequate training or preparation in the area of supervision; this presentation will provide steps to developing a supervisory style.

Professional Competency Alignment:
Organizational and Human Resources

Aja Holmes, California State University – Sacramento

Pre-Convention Workshop #17: Financial Wellness Personalized: Systemic Barriers, Self-Exploration, and Your Financial Identity

Participants will gain knowledge and tools to better understand the intersection among finances, mental health, identity and values, and overall well-being for practitioners and in working with students. Presenters will highlight historical, political, and societal factors that influence the messaging professionals and our students receive around financial education as we discuss building our own financial identities. Finally, we will address theoretical models, student development theory, and concepts related to personal finance such as budgeting, credit, debt repayment, savings, and retirement.

Professional Competency Alignment:
Personal and Ethical Foundations; Student Learning and Development

Morgan McMillan, Indiana University – Bloomington