Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-conference Workshops are learning sessions which take place on Saturday and Sunday before the conference. 

These sessions are either Full-Day Workshops (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, with a break for lunch on your own) or Half-Day Workshops (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM OR 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM).  The Vice President for Student Affairs Institute and L@tinos in Higher Education Intitute both include lunch.  

These workshops are an opportunity to discuss the guiding principles of the 2017 NASPA Annual Conference in depth. These sessions cost an additional fee, and are not included in the Annual Conference registration.You must be registered for the 2017 NASPA Annual Conference in order to attend a pre-conference workshop.*

*Exceptions include the Undergraduate Student Pre-conference, the International Symposium, and the Community College Institute. You may register for these without also registering for the Annual Conference. These three special extended workshops are two days long. 

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Day 1: Saturday, March 11, 2017

  • 08:00am –
    05:30pm

    PC 01 Undergraduate Student Pre-Conference

  • 09:00am –
    04:00pm

    PC 03 Small and Mighty: Critical Opportunities and Issues Facing Small Colleges and Universities

  • 09:00am –
    04:00pm

    PC 04 Leading from the Unique Role of the AVP/Number Two

  • 09:00am –
    04:00pm

    PC 06 Avoiding Overload: Project Management and Productivity Strategies to Organize, Execute, and Succeed as a Leader

  • 09:00am –
    12:00pm

    PC 07A Racialized Aggressions and Social Media on Campus: Examining the Inventory, Typology, and Neutralization of Online Racism

  • 09:00am –
    12:00pm

    PC 08 Introduction to Fund-Seeking and Grant-Getting for Student Affairs Practitioners

  • 09:00am –
    12:00pm

    PC 09 Students with Autism: Inclusion Begins with Understanding

  • 09:00am –
    12:00pm

    PC 10 Models for the Integration of Health and Counseling Services

  • 09:00am –
    12:00pm

    PC 11 Supervision Across Racial Identities: Tools for Identity Conscious Practices

  • 09:00am –
    12:00pm

    PC 12 Facilitating Coordinated and Effective (and Fun!) Assessment In Student Affairs

  • 12:00pm –
    05:00pm

    PC 25 Community Colleges Institute

  • 01:00pm –
    05:30pm

    PC 15 Exploring the Presidency

  • 01:00pm –
    04:00pm

    PC 13 Thriving in the Sea of Adversity: Fundraising in Challenging Times

  • 01:00pm –
    04:00pm

    PC 14 Transforming Orientation, Transition, and Retention Programs to Support the Success of All Students

  • 01:00pm –
    04:00pm

    PC 16 Educating for Active Citizenship: Developing an Action Plan for Increasing Democratic Engagement

  • 01:00pm –
    04:00pm

    PC 17 Tackling Big Challenges for Big Results with Student Affairs and Academic Affairs Partnerships

  • 01:00pm –
    04:00pm

    PC 18 Integrating Critical Perspectives into Leadership Development

  • 01:00pm –
    04:00pm

    PC 19 In Our Own Words: Black Student Affairs Professionals Examine Personal and Work-Related Stressors and Identify Culturally Appropriate Self-Care Strategies

  • 01:00pm –
    04:00pm

    PC 20 Positive Psychology: A Framework To Develop & Increase Career Success

  • 04:00pm –
    09:00pm

    PC 02 International Symposium

Day 2: Sunday, March 12, 2017

  • 08:00am –
    04:15pm

    PC 25 Community Colleges Institute- Day 2

  • 08:00am –
    02:30pm

    PC 01 Undergraduate Student Pre-Conference- Day 2

  • 09:00am –
    04:00pm

    PC 02 International Symposium- Day 2

  • 09:00am –
    04:00pm

    PC 21 APPEX: Asian Pacific Islander Promoting Educational Excellence

  • 09:00am –
    04:00pm

    PC 22 NASPA Vice Presidents for Student Affairs Institute

  • 09:00am –
    04:00pm

    PC 23 African American Male Summit

  • 09:00am –
    04:00pm

    PC 24 African American Women's Summit - Navigating Campus Climate: Identifying Ideas, Challenges and Opportunities

  • 09:00am –
    04:00pm

    PC 26 Decreasing Stress and Anxiety while Fostering Resilience and Creativity

  • 09:00am –
    04:00pm

    PC 28 The Future and Growth of Graduate and Professional Student Affairs

  • 09:00am –
    04:00pm

    PC 29 Latin@s in Higher Education Institute: Lighting the Torch for the Leaders of Tomorrow

  • 09:00am –
    12:00pm

    PC 30 Writing for Professional Publication: A NASPA Journals-Sponsored Intensive Writing Workshop

  • 09:00am –
    12:00pm

    PC 31 Incorporating Digital Tools into Your Departmental Marketing

  • 09:00am –
    12:00pm

    PC 32 Financial Wellness Personalized: Applications and Self-Exploration for the Student Affairs Professional

  • 09:00am –
    12:00pm

    PC 34 The Role of New and Mid-Level Professionals in Building and Maintaining a Culture of Evidence in Student Affairs

  • 09:00am –
    12:00pm

    PC 35 Aspiring AVP or "Number Two" Pre-Conference Institute

  • 09:00am –
    12:00pm

    PC 37 Proactive and Responsive Communication with Parents and Families on College Campuses

  • 09:00am –
    12:00pm

    PC 38 Design Thinking: Creating Big Ideas from Big Challenges

  • 09:00am –
    12:00pm

    PC 39 The Great Juggling Act: Student Affairs Moms' Quests for Work-life Integration

  • 09:00am –
    12:00pm

    PC 40 The Intersections of Campus Safety and Social Justice

  • 09:00am –
    12:00pm

    PC 41 Fraternity and Sorority Life: Big Leadership for Big Change

  • 01:00pm –
    04:00pm

    PC 43 Leading From Self: Identity Conscious and Multi-Partial Facilitation in Social Justice Education

  • 01:00pm –
    04:00pm

    PC 45 From Good to Great: Strengths-Based Coaching for Mid-Level Management Success

  • 01:00pm –
    04:00pm

    PC 46 Engaging Student Activists for Positive Social Change

  • 01:00pm –
    04:00pm

    PC 47 NASPA Lead Initiative at Five: Reflection, Implementation, and Strategic Planning

  • 01:00pm –
    04:00pm

    PC 48 Woman to Woman: Addressing Relationship Issues Among Women in the Academy

  • 01:00pm –
    04:00pm

    PC 49 Collaboration Across Campus to Address Food Insecurity and Food Waste

  • 01:00pm –
    04:00pm

    PC 50 Being Both: Integrating Poor and Working Class Roots with a Middle-Class Higher Ed Identity

  • 01:00pm –
    04:00pm

    PC 51 Engaging Interfaith: Creating Meaningful Religious, Secular, and Spiritual Diversity Resources Throughout Campus

  • 01:00pm –
    04:00pm

    PC 52 2017 NASPA New Professional Symposium

  • 01:00pm –
    04:00pm

    PC 53 Redefining Race-Based Narratives: An Exploratory and Train-the-trainer Approach