2016 NASPA WRC New Professionals Institute (NPI)

November 09 – November 10, 2016

The 2016 New Professionals Institute provides dedicated and purposeful time to consider how the significant world and national events of the recent past shape  opportunities and challenges for higher education and the role of a new Student Affairs professional into the near future.

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The focus of the institute will be on capacity and connection - professional and personal - and the intersections of both in regard to transition(s), current impact, and future planning.

Expected learning outcomes of the NPI are:

  1. Gain insight about what it means to be a new Student Affairs professional in this transitional time and place in higher education.
  2. Develop personal and professional capacity in regard to:
    1. Mindfulness as a resource or tool;
    2. Life mapping for near future;
    3. Responding to institutional context and expectations, including defining work, making professional connections, and engaging relationships;
    4. Considering relationship of self to current higher education issues challenges, and opportunities – and the relationship of issues to the on the ground experience with and obligation to students as they engage learning, experience, belonging, justice, and persistence.;
    5. Development of financial literacy for the present and future,
    6. Understanding of potential for mentoring and sponsorship;
    7. Realizing opportunities for networking and new friendships.


Presented By

Region V
Region VI


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • New Professional


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Wed, Nov 09

1:00 pm
Welcome & Introductions
5:30 pm
All Institute Reception

Thu, Nov 10

7:30 am
All Institute Breakfast
12:15 pm


The Westin Seattle

The Westin Seattle
Seattle, WA

The 2016 NASPA Western Regional Conference will be held at the iconic Westin Seattle hotel, located in the Emerald City's Cultural Core. Centrally located within walking distance of Pike Place Market, the Monorail, and the Space Needle, the hotel is ideally located for the NASPA WRC and will allow attendees an opportunity to discover and experience all that Seattle has to offer. Hotel reservations are now open.

Book your room today!

Please note that the rate for a Quad will incorrectly show $239 on the reservation site. Your confirmation should reflect the $209 rate after booking.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 728-1000
$179 - Single/Double
$209 - Triple/Quad
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