2019-04-29

2019 NASPA Region IV-West Conference

October 28 - October 30, 2019
Holiday Inn Fargo: Hotel and Convention Center - Fargo, ND

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The NASPA Region IV-W Conference Committee invites you to join us in FARGO, ND! The 2019 NASPA IV-W Conference is a three-day gathering of student affairs professionals who come together to reflect, learn, network, and be inspired. This year’s conference theme is "Forward Thinking and Forward Leading".  The 2019 Region IV-West Conference will allow us time to come together to think about – AND CREATE - the future of our profession. Having just concluded the yearlong celebration of NASPA’s 100th Anniversary, we will now look to the future and consider what the next 5-10 or even 100 years might look like for higher education, student affairs, and student life.


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REGISTRATION TYPE REGISTRATION COST
NASPA Members $270.00
NASPA Non-Members $470.00
Graduate & Undergraduate Students (NASPA Members) $125.00
Graduate & Undergraduate Students (Non-NASPA Members) $155.00
New Professional Institute & NASPA IV-W Conference (NASPA Members) $470.00
New Professional Institute & NASPA IV-W Conference (Non-NASPA Members) $670.00
New Professional Institute Only (NASPA Members) $240.00
New Professional Institute Only (Non-NASPA Members) $340.00

Land Acknowledgement

Do you know where you are?: Beginning with an Indigenous View of Place

Do you know where you are? is a question that further grounds the theme of the Annual Conference. In relation to land acknowledgements, Do you know where you are? asks us to consider the ways in which Native Nations maintain linguistic, cultural, and political continuity with locales and how, from time immemorial, their economies and educational systems have depended on access to lands and waters. The relevance of this understanding to the profession is that these economies and educational systems have been colonized by the same non-Native colleges and universities that Native students seek an education. This is to say, we live, learn, and work in locations that serve as the original contexts of learning for Native peoples. With all this in mind, the conference committee would like to acknowledge the five tribal nations currently inhabiting the lands of North Dakota: the Mandan, Hidatsa, & Arikara Nations (Three Affiliated Tribes), the Spirit Lake Nation, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, and the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Nation. Additionally, we want to recognize the Dakota or Lakota Nation (also called “Sioux”), Three Affiliated Tribes, Assiniboine, Cheyenne, Chippewa (or Ojibwe), Cree, Blackfeet, and Crow, who possessed pre-colonial ties to the state of North Dakota.

 

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Speakers


  • Dr. Tim Bono

    Dr. Tim Bono

    Faculty Member in Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
    Washington University in St. Louis

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  • Deesha Dyer

    Deesha Dyer

    Award-winning event strategist, community organizer and speaker
    Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics

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  • Andrew Forsthoefel

    Andrew Forsthoefel

    Speaker, peace activist and author of Walking to Listen
    Livingtolisten.com

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Schedule

Sat, Oct 26

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Conference Committee Meeting
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Cabinet Meeting

Sun, Oct 27

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
New Board Member Orientation
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Conference Committee Meeting/Work Time
10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
New Professional Institute
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Region IV-W Advisory Board Meeting
1:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Conference Registration
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Leadership Dinner
9:00 PM
Club NASPA "Paint & Sip"

Mon, Oct 28

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
New Professional Institute
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Conference Registration/Silent Auction
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Region IV-W Advisory Board Meeting
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pre-Conference Workshop
Grad Students; TIME to THINK FORWARD to your Job Hunt so you can LEAD FORWARD!
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pre-Conference Workshop
Self-Assessment of Intercultural Competence Utilizing the Intercultural Development Inventory
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Newcomers Welcome
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Exhibits Open
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Conference Welcome & Opening Keynote
2:45 PM – 3:35 PM
Learning Session I
2:45 PM – 3:35 PM
Learning Session I
Building Connections Between First-Year Students & Career Centers with a Career-Readiness Learning Community
2:45 PM – 3:35 PM
Learning Session I
Learning about Financial Management through the Lens of the NASPA IV-West Region Budget
2:45 PM – 3:35 PM
Learning Session I
The Scholarship Privilege…and what we can do about it.
2:45 PM – 3:35 PM
Learning Session I
Moving Forward in You Career: Pursuing a Doctorate
2:45 PM – 3:35 PM
Learning Session I
Including LGBTQ Students in Interpersonal Violence & Healthy Relationships Campus Programs
2:45 PM – 3:35 PM
Learning Session I
Love Where You Live: Developing An Online Orientation For Off-Campus Students
3:45 PM – 4:35 PM
Learning Session II
3:45 PM – 4:35 PM
Learning Session II
Beyond the gender unicorn: Creating gender inclusive supervision practices
3:45 PM – 4:35 PM
Learning Session II
Inclusion Beyond Academics: Disability Support in Student Affairs
3:45 PM – 4:35 PM
Learning Session II
Developing Campus Traditions at a Two-Year College
3:45 PM – 4:35 PM
Learning Session II
And You Get a Hat, And You Get a Hat! Working in New Student Programs and Career Services, The Value of Wearing Multiple Hats.
3:45 PM – 4:35 PM
Learning Session II
Thriving into the future: Skills needed to be a forward thinking leader in Student Affairs
3:45 PM – 4:35 PM
Learning Session II
Global Thinking, Doing and Being
4:35 PM – 5:00 PM
Break
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Banquet
6:30 PM
Travel to Reception Site
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Dessert Reception & Rising STAR Awards
8:30 PM
Travel back to Hotel
9:00 PM
NUFP/Graduate Student Social
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Club NASPA "Escape Room"

Tue, Oct 29

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Mall Walk
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Conference Registration/Silent Auction
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Case Study Competition
9:00 AM – 11:45 AM
SSAO/AVP Institute
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Exhibits Open
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Learning Session III
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Learning Session III
NASPA Book Club: Great Books for 2019
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Learning Session III
Fostering Research Collaboration in Region IV-W
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Learning Session III
Supporting Students from Rural Communities
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Learning Session III
Future Directions in Career Services: Interrogating Our Use of “Professionalism”
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Learning Session III
How To Bro When You’re Not a Bro
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Learning Session III
Fostering a culture where outcomes and assessment help move the team and the division forward
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Learning Session IV
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Learning Session IV
Creating Your Futuristic Leadership Framework: What Kind of Leader DO You Want To BE?
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Learning Session IV
More than Study Rooms: Building Partnerships between Student Affairs and Academic Libraries
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Learning Session IV
Experiences and Perceptions of Students Facing Food Insecurity at Missouri State University
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Learning Session IV
Are You Itching to Learn More About Sexual Health?
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Learning Session IV
Navigating NASPA | Graduate Student Edition
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Learning Session IV
Preparing for the GREAT transition: College to Career
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Learning Session V
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Learning Session V
Understanding your Student Wellness Needs
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Learning Session V
Safe Zone Training
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Learning Session V
It's Super Effective: Promoting Active Engagement through Gamification
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Learning Session V
Fast Forward: Preparing Students for Success During the Second-Year and Beyond
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Learning Session V
Getting Your Voice Out: Pathways for Publication for Practitioners in the Field
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Learning Session V
Supporting Our Foster Youth: Why Opening the Door Isn’t Enough
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Luncheon/Keynote Address/Awards Presentation
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Knowledge Community Mini Presentations
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Coffee Break/Silent Auction Bid Check
3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Learning Session VI
3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Learning Session VI
JPA’s! One Example of Assessing Student Employee Development through Learning Outcomes
3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Learning Session VI
The Good, Bad and Embarrassing: Successfully Navigating Difficult Conversations in Higher Education
3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Learning Session VI
Leading Forward From A Place Of Worthiness
3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Learning Session VI
Supporting Trans-Identifying Students Across Our Institutions
3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Learning Session VI
Leading the Profession Forward with Congruent Competencies
3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Learning Session VI
Do They Even Care? Addressing Student Leadership of Student Organizations
4:25 PM – 4:30PM
Silent Auction Closes
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
NASPA IV-W Business Meeting
5:45 PM – 6:00 PM
Silent Auction Claim & Pay
6:00 PM
FREE Night in Fargo/Dinner on Your Own
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Women's Words of Wisdom Reception
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
SSAO/Faculty Corporate Sponsor Reception
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Knowledge Community Trivia Night

Wed, Oct 30

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Group Workout
Yoga Pilates
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
2019 & 2020 Conference Planning Transition Meeting
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Learning Session VII: Deep Dives/Critical Conversations
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Learning Session VII: Deep Dives/Critical Conversations
Restorative Justice: Theory to Application
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Learning Session VII: Deep Dives/Critical Conversations
True Colors: A Tool for Student Supervision and Advising
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Learning Session VII: Deep Dives/Critical Conversations
Managing Up: Forward Thinking & Forward Leading for Success
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Learning Session VII: Deep Dives/Critical Conversations
Leading Your Campus Retention Committee Forward
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Learning Session VII: SA Talks
Preparing Your Senior Class
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Learning Session VII: SA Talks
Identity Matters: Affirming Salient Identities Through the Interview Process
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Learning Session VII: SA Talks
Students as the Heroes of their Stories: Adjusting our Advising Approach
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Learning Session VII: SA Talks
Game of Interns: Tips and Tricks for Internships
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Closing Brunch, Awards and Keynote

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

New Professional Institute

New Professional Institute

Sunday, October 27th • 10.00 AM – 0

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Have you recently started a position in Student Affairs?  Have you taken on new responsibilities within the Higher Education?  Are you finding it difficult to understand if Student Affairs is right for you?  If any of these are true for you we encourage you to consider attending the New Professionals Institute (NPI). 

The New Professionals Institute (NPI) is a community based professional development opportunity for new student affairs professionals (Five years or fewer of full-time experience in Student Affairs).  This day and a half experience includes opportunities to share, engage, and connect with others while gaining knowledge through presentations, small group discussions, and personal reflections.  Participants are engaged through a balanced and diverse curriculum while being supported by faculty mentors and fellow participants.   

NPI will mirror the theme of the NASPA 4-W 2019 Regional Conference, "Moving Forward" but will also focus on Career Planning, Navigating Higher Education, Professional Development, and Skills to Develop as a New Professional. NPI will be from 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 27th until Monday, October 28th at 11:30 a.m.

Faculty for New Professional Institutie (NPI) are:

Dr. John Hoffman

Dr. John L. Hoffman assumed the role of vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at the University of Minnesota Crookston in July, 2018.  As vice chancellor, John intends to capitalize on the strengths of faculty, student affairs educators, staff, and students in growing enrollment and enhancing student success.  

 

Prior to joining UMC, John served as faculty at California State University where served as chair for the Department of Educational Leadership and the director of the Doctor of Educational Leadership program.  Under his leadership, new student enrollment within the department grew by 29% while the department increased the racial and ethnic diversity of its students, reduced average time to degree, and increased graduation rates.  Additionally, the proportion of course credits taught by faculty of color increased to 58% from 40% while the faculty achieved the highest composite student evaluations of instruction in the department’s history.  Faculty members’ scholarly pursuits during this time resulted in over 100 scholarly and professional conference presentations, 40 refereed journal publications, 12 book chapters, two edited books, and more than $5 million in funded grants. 

 

Early in his career, John served as dean of students at two private faith-based universities.  Signature accomplishments from this period included closing the retention gap between white students and student of color from 12% to under 1%, increasing the retention rate for Latinx student by 12%, and increasing student satisfaction with student affairs including a 20% increase in satisfaction with student voice and a 15% increase for cultural programs.   

  

John is profoundly blessed to be “partnered in the profession” as the husband of Dr. Joy Hoffman, who has worked for over 25 years in student affairs and multicultural affairs.  He is the proud step-parent of two children, Hanna and CJ, and he takes equal pride in being the son of Clarence and Lynn Hoffman.  John draws significant meaning from his faith and from having grown up in a small town in Western Iowa, and he attributes credit to each of these aspects of his personal life for his ongoing commitment to access, equity, and inclusion, to student success, and to the education of the whole person.

Maggie Towle M.A.

Maggie Towle is the Interim Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Maggie provides leadership for 20 units to advance student success, promote an inclusive environment and enrich the campus community. Prior to her current role, Maggie was the University's associate vice provost for student life and director of Student Unions & Activities. She has served in student affairs managerial positions on the Twin Cities campus for over three decades.

Maggie has an M.A. in Education and Human Development from the University of St. Mary's and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota

NASPA IV-West Regional Conference Silent Auction

NASPA IV-West Regional Conference Silent Auction

Tuesday, October 29th • 08.00 AM – 04.25 PM

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A staple at the NASPA IV-West Regional conference is the Silent Auction. Items are graciously donated for conference attendees to bid on during the conference. While the silent auction provides an opportunity for conference attendees to purchase unique items, the impact is far greater. All proceeds from the silent auction go back into the region via the NASPA IV-West Travel Assistance Program. The Travel Assistance Program allows members to request funding to assist in costs associated with traveling to Regional and National NASPA events. When you participate in the auction, you are allowing IV-West members to be heard throughout the region and nation!

Items that have been donated in the past:

  • Sports tickets
  • Theater tickets
  • Weekend or weeklong getaways at vacation homes
  • Nights out in the city
  • Artwork
  • Handmade or homemade items
  • Jewelry
  • Toys for pets or children
  • Gift cards to common restaurants and other establishments
  • Gift baskets
  • Holiday-themed gifts
  • Professional development workshops

The possibilities are endless!

Silent Auction items will be accepted on-site, but can also be mailed to location for your convenience. Whether you are a conference attendee or not, we encourage you to help support NASPA IV-West by donating items to the conference silent auction.

If you wish to donate, please contact Josh Doak, Conference Committee Chair for Volunteers and Special Events, at jdoak@bakeru.edu.

Region IV-W NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) Institute

Region IV-W NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) Institute

Monday, October 28th • 09.00 AM – 01.00 PM

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This exciting pre-conference will be a meaningful opportunity for current NASPA Undergraduate Fellows to meet other NUFP Fellows from across Region IV-W. The institute participants will build confidence in their networking skills, identify and explore personal and professional goals, develop a deeper understanding of the importance cultural competency has within the student affairs profession, and learn ways to maximize and strengthen mentoring relationships. Registration is limited to current Region IV-W Fellows. Registration required. There is no cost affilated with this event.

Grad Students: TIME to THINK FORWARD to your Job Hunt so you can LEAD FORWARD!

Grad Students: TIME to THINK FORWARD to your Job Hunt so you can LEAD FORWARD!

Monday, October 28th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

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This pre-conference will assist graduate students as they prepare for their job hunt. NASPA staff (get ready for TPE) and seasoned professionals (folks who HIRE) will discuss your career documents, social media protocol, interviewing skills and the importance of networking. All your questions on the “secrets” of getting THAT job will be answered. Breakfast is included! $15.00 is the cost for participating in this event.

Self-Assessment of Intercultural Competence Utilizing the Intercultural Development Inventory

Self-Assessment of Intercultural Competence Utilizing the Intercultural Development Inventory

Monday, October 28th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

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Utilizing the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), we will explore your intercultural competence and provide you with steps to further develop your intercultural competence. You will complete the IDI during the session. Then, we will discuss your individual profile report, your individualized intercultural development action plan, and how to apply it in your work with students. The cost included breakfast and the costs associated with taking the Intercultural Development Inventory. $35.00 is the cost for participating in this event.

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Venue

Holiday Inn Fargo Hotel & Convention Center


Holiday Inn
Fargo, ND

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Hotel Room Rate/Night
Holiday Inn
3803 13th Avenue South, Fargo, ND 58103
701-282-2700
$99.00 -- Double Queen Room
  • Travel

    Hector Fargo International Airport (FAR) or Grand Forks International (GFK)

  • Transportation

    Directions From Airport Hector International Airport (FAR) Distance: 5.3 MI/8.53 KM NORTH of Hotel When exiting airport, take right on 19th Avenue North, heading west towards I-29. Take I-29 South to Exit 64. The hotel is straight ahead off the exit. Grand Forks International (GFK) Distance: 70.0 MI/112.65 KM NORTH of Hotel Follow Interstate 29 South to Fargo.

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