2018-2019 NASPA Region I New Professionals Mentoring Institute

January 23 – May 03, 2019
Various Locations

The program takes place over the course of four day long sessions and 3 one-hour interactive online sessions, which run from January to May. Each day long session is designed to include a presentation on the day’s topic, an interactive session, as well as one-on-one mentoring time with a mid-level or senior-level Student Affairs professional.


Take Entry Level to the Next Level

In continuing the tradition of providing unique and high-quality professional development opportunities, NASPA Region I is proud to offer the 10th annual New Professionals Mentoring Institute (NPMI). The NPMI was launched in the Fall of 2008 as a means to provide new, full-time professionals in their first few years in the profession with instructional sessions facilitated by seasoned student affairs administrators and faculty, as well as mentorship from a mid- or senior-level Student Affairs professional. Professionals in all areas of Student Affairs are encouraged to apply!

The goals for the NPMI are:

              1. Develop useful and practical networking skills to build relationships with peers and mid-/senior-level student affairs professionals

              2. Understand how communication impacts professional reputation as student affairs professionals

              3. Create strategies for effective supervision of staff, managing up, and collaborating with colleagues

              4. Use best practices to being able to identify steps to contribute to the new professional's home institution

              5. Gain the awareness and insight necessary to articulate who new professionals are, what they need, and how it affects their relationship with others

              6. Identify techniques for self-care through effective time management, managing competing priorities, and establishing work/life balance

The curriculum and guest speakers will intentionally address all of these goals, with the first goal being a common thread through all of NPMI 2019. In addition to the four day-long, in-person institutes, we will be supplementing online opportunities to engage in additional conversation.

In order to ensure that NPMI provides its participants with an impactful and complete experience, participants are required to attend each of the four in-person sessions as well as each of the three hour-long online sessions. Day-long institutes will take place on a Friday while the hour-long online sessions will take place on a Wednesday. 

Registration Cost: $150 (includes breakfast and lunch on the dates of the day-long institutes)


Presented By

Region I


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • New Professional


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Scheduled Speakers Include:

  • Shawn Newton

    Shawn Newton

    Associate Dean of Students
    Suffolk University

    Speaker Bio

  • Lauren Hubacheck

    Lauren Hubacheck

    Assistant Dean of Student Experience and Transition
    Salem State University

    Speaker Bio

  • Walter Diaz, Ed.D.

    Interim Vice President for Student Affairs
    Eastern Connecticut State University

    Speaker Bio

  • Laura DeVeau, M.Ed.

    Higher Education Professional and Student Affairs Strategist

    Speaker Bio

  • Michele Murray

    Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
    College of the Holy Cross

    Speaker Bio

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“As a first year professional, NPMI gave me an opportunity to create connections outside of my institution, explore my professional identity, and discuss many topics that are central to student affairs. NPMI offers a unique experience in which you are able to thread a meaningful professional development opportunity throughout the course of a few months. NPMI sessions are an exciting opportunity to reconnect with the cohort, build relationships, and simply get away from campus to focus on professional development. NPMI was a central part of my experience as a new professional and truly helped me to explore my own values, skills, and professional identity, as well as leaving me with strong connections with colleagues from across the region. “ Ashley Robinson, Mentee

“NPMI is a fantastic professional development opportunity for both the mentees and the mentors. Although it is designed for the New Professional, I personally took away so much from my NPMI experience. I had the pleasure of serving as a mentor twice and my relationships with my mentees have been very rewarding. I am pleased to say that our mentor/mentee relationship has continued past the formal program and I consider both of my mentees to be valued colleagues.” -Beth Moriarty, Mentor

“Being part of NPMI was beneficial to consider issues facing not just new professionals, but the field in general. As a men-tor, I was able to share my own experience while learning from the issues by mentee was facing. It was also a nice time to reflect on our careers together in light of the information we were learning during our sessions. I really enjoyed the program as a way to stay connected to NASPA, my colleagues, and to learn alongside someone new(er) to the field and region.”- briana Sevigny, Mentor

“As a recent Boston transplant straight out of a masters pro-gram, I was struggling to build a strong professional network here. NMPI introduced me to peers, seasoned professionals, and experts, any of whom I feel I could reach out to for help or with questions. My mentor and I were (and are!) a great match, both professional and personally, and I have enjoyed learning from him both at sessions and on our own time. He's helped me make connections, work on a strong cover letter, and given advice about continuing my own professional development.” Katie Kidwell, Mentee

The applications for this year's Institute are below.  If selected, please note the registration fee for mentees is $150 which includes breakfast and lunch on the dates of the Institutes. If you have any questions please email NASPARegionI.NPMI@gmail.com.

Mentee Application

Mentor Application

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