Preconference Workshop Information
Preconference workshops must be highly participatory sessions. Since these workshops are two hours, presenters must plan for participants to be involved and participate in the session not simply sit and be lectured to on a topic.
Participants expect to leave preconference workshops with information, material, strategies, and ideas they can take back to their campuses and use effectively. Preconference workshops should be very hands-on and issue-specific with material, activities, strategies and techniques that the participants can effectively use in their individual situations. Presenters should come prepared to answer questions concerning implementation and other issue-specific questions.
Presenters should plan varying presentation formats for preconference workshops. Due to the length of preconference workshops, presenters should plan to include some lecture as well as possible small and large group activities and a question and answer period.
Workshops should last the entire time indicated on conference materials. Please remember that participants have paid an additional fee to attend your workshop; it is important that you come prepared with material and information for the entire time period you have been allotted.
Enrollment is initially limited. If your workshop reaches the limit, the NACADA Executive Office will contact you to see if you are willing to accept more participants. Do not ask for the enrollment number to be limited to a lesser number; we are trying to accommodate as many of our attendees as possible.
You may contact the Executive Office one to two weeks prior to the conference to request a list of attendees who have signed up for your workshop to help you determine how many handouts you will need.
Preconference workshops DO NOT upload their presentation or handouts to NACADA's web page