PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Please take this opportunity to attend one of the excellent preconference workshops offered by Region 10 in 2020!

All preconferences are $25 and are on the first day of the Conference Wednesday, May 20 2020, unless otherwise noted. 

You can sign up for preconferences while registering for the conference. If you have already registered for the conference and would like to add a preconference workshop, please follow these steps.


P1: Work Smarter, Not Harder: Proactive Advising for Student Success
3-5 pm | Wednesday, May 20
Katie Barnard, University of Utah

Our hope for this session is that advisors will walk away with a plan for the upcoming academic year to implement a comprehensive, sustainable, proactive plan to help every student succeed. This session will focus on five different proactive advising strategies utilized by a major specific advising center. The conversation will be guided by five reflective questions that will allow participants to think of their own student populations, and what proactive strategies will be most helpful. Participants will have ample time at the end of the session to develop a specific plan for their advising practice or office. Come learn how to become proactive instead of reactive!

Academic Advising Core Competencies that will be addressed in this presentation include: 

Academic advising approaches and strategies.
The characteristics, needs, and experiences of major and emerging student populations. 
Facilitate problem solving, decision-making, meaning-making, planning, and goal setting.

 

P2: The Blueprint: An Introduction to Advising Program Coordination
3-5 pm | Wednesday, May 20
Ryan Braeger, Utah State University

The Blueprint: An Introduction to Advising Program Coordination Student programming is an opportunity for academic advisors to promote student achievement by aspiring to new heights. The diverse backgrounds of academic advisors and their passion for student success make them ideal candidates for coordinating student programs. For many, this is an unfamiliar component of the advising profession. To achieve success, advisors will need to learn the basics of program creation, management, and evaluation. Participants are invited to work together during this comprehensive session designed to offer training, resources, and support to academic advisors who are interested in creating a new student program or have assumed responsibility for improving an existing program. Discussion topics in this session include writing a program mission statement, designing a communication plan to administer learning objectives, creating a system of reports to measure student and advisor progress, and adopting a method of evaluation to analyze collected data to improve decision-making and student outcomes. Session content has been successfully implemented for the past four years to coordinate the Exploratory Advising Bridge Program, a student retention program created to assist former students interested in resuming study at the University to complete their degree. In total, over a thousand students have participated in the program since the Fall 2015 academic semester; five-hundred students can be expected to enroll through the program during any given semester. Attendees will be provided access to templates, worksheets, and handouts which can be facilitated and revised by advising professionals immediately upon their return to campus.

Academic Advising Core Competencies that will be addressed in this presentation include: 

Academic advising approaches and strategies.
Facilitate problem solving, decision-making, meaning-making, planning, and goal setting.
Engage in on-going assessment and development of the advising practice.

 

P3: Supporting Students through Sexual Violence
3-5 pm | Wednesday, May 20
Samantha Black, University of Northern Colorado

According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), “23.1% of female students and 5.4% of male students experience rape or violent sexual assault.” The numbers for transgender students are even higher. It is guaranteed that anyone who works with students will also be working with survivors whether the person knows it or not. “Supporting Students through Sexual Assault” prepares advisors for working with survivors of sexual violence by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to help these students. The workshop will cover facts, statistics, and definitions surrounding sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence (also known as domestic violence), the #MeToo movement, and rape culture. Advisors will learn how to recognize the signs of someone who may be dealing with trauma and how provide the right support to help facilitate a student’s recovery. Other topics that will be covered include: interrupting before disclosure, de-escalation techniques, active listening, key phrases to use or avoid, the neurobiology of trauma and PTSD, and secondary trauma. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions throughout the workshop as well as participate in group discussions. Workshop activities include role playing, working through scenarios, and a short video that teaches about the effects of trauma on the brain. Attendees of this workshop will walk away with applicable skills that they can use in their appointments with students as well as a deeper understanding of sexual violence and the role it plays on our campuses and our society as a whole.

Academic Advising Core Competencies that will be addressed in this presentation include: 

Academic advising approaches and strategies.
The characteristics, needs, and experiences of major and emerging student populations. 
How equitable and inclusive environments are created and maintained.

 

P4: NACADA Orientation for First-Time Conference Attendees - FREE
5:15-6:15 pm | Wednesday, May 20

Get introduced to NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising and your NACADA region! This new member orientation will provide you with guidance and insights as you begin your journey e to understand how you can make the most of your "first year experience" in NACADA and with your region. During this session you will have the opportunity to: 1) Learn about the structure and opportunities of NACADA; 2) Develop ideas for resources and networking to help you both personally and professionally in your region; and 3) Listen to colleagues share their stories and connect with other new members to the association. 

Bring your questions as well as an open and reflective attitude! Your participation in this session can be the beginning of the first chapter in your NACADA story!

REGION 10 CONFERENCE


 
20/20 Vision:
Advising Practices
for the Year 2020
and Beyond

May 20-22, 2020
Loveland, CO


Call for Proposals - closed

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Conference Co-Chairs

Sarah Maddox
Colorado State University
(970) 491-7750



Amy Quinn-Sparks
Colorado State University
(970) 491-1940

Meet the entire committee!