NACADA Virtual Region 6 and Region 10 Conference

Join us for this virtual event, joining NACADA members from Region 6 and Region 10 for the 2021 Virtual Region Conference April 22-23, 2021.

This two-day conference experience will feature 

  • six concurrent sessions with five live/semi-live sessions and several on-demand sessions.
  • two keynote addresses from advising professionals on current topics.
  • an orientation for new members and first time attendees to learn more about NACADA, the conference, and your specific region.
  • a connection/networking time for each Commonwealth, District, Province, State, or Territory.
  • a networking session hosted by your region’s conference committee.
  • an awards ceremony with a Region update for both Regions.
  • an optional virtual wellness activity.
  • informal networking with advising professionals through the conference app. 

A recording of each session will be available for 45 days after the conference, so you'll be able to watch (or re-watch) as many sessions as you would like. 

Early registration ends at 11:59 p.m. central  Thursday, April 15.
Registration closes at noon central Wednesday, April 21. 

Conference Schedule 

List of Sessions | See session titles and abstracts.
Schedule at a Glance

Opening Keynote

Cultivating Belonging: Academic Advising's Role in Creating Beloved Community/ies

Jennifer Joslin | Drury University

Dr. Jennifer E. Joslin works at Drury University as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of the Robert and Mary Cox Compass Center. She is a former NACADA President and current NACADA consultant. She is co-editor of the forthcoming book Advising LGBTQ Students (2021) with Craig McGill and the academic advising edition of New Directions in Higher Education with Wendy Troxel (2018), among other publications. Jennifer has lived as an out lesbian since earning her A. B. at Occidental College. She is a former chair of the NACADA LGBTQ Advising and Advocacy Advising Community and a former chair of The University of Iowa LGBTQ Staff and Faculty Association (where she earned her M.A. and Ph.D.). 

She is a wife to Kathy Davis, a mom to Melissa, Anthony, and Truman, and a proud member of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She supports truth-telling and reconciliation in higher education and acknowledges that she lives on land belonging to Osage and Kickapoo Nations and Peoples.


Closing Keynote

It’s Time for a Mindshift – You Matter!

Chris Mullen | The Workforce Institute

Dr. Chris Mullen, PhD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is the executive director of The Workforce Institute at UKG, the leading workplace think tank focused on the frontline employee experience. In his role, Dr. Mullen leads the institute’s education and research initiatives, which focus on empowering organizations with meaningful strategies to improve employee engagement by delivering a modern work experience. His 15-year career as an HR practitioner and leader shaped his Ph.D. work in work-life negotiation.

A sought-after speaker, thought leader, and executive coach, Dr. Mullen routinely speaks about the often overlooked challenges faced by employees who must be present to perform their job and the strategic value of empowering this segment of the workforce. His insights have been featured in publications including Harvard Business Review, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, HR Magazine, and NBC News. Dr. Mullen resides in Colorado with his wife, three daughters, and son. He is an avid amateur mountaineer.