2015-05-01

2016 NASPA AVP Institute - Excellence in the “Number Two” Role

January 28 – January 30, 2016
San Antonio, Texas

The NASPA AVP Institute – Excellence in the “Number Two” Role – is an intensive two-day program designed to support and develop AVPs in their unique roles on campus.  The Institute is appropriate for both new and seasoned AVPs, first-timers and returners alike.

About the Institute Model

This exclusive professional development program is an institute.  Unlike conferences where participants choose to participate (or not) in concurrent sessions, during this institute, all attendees will participate in the same cohort experience and are expected to engage fully in all aspects of the program including meals.  It is a very intensive experience, and the program will run into the evening each day.

About

If you report to the vice president for student affairs (or other most senior student affairs officer) on your campus, you’re a “number two” and undoubtedly have a unique and challenging position.  The NASPA AVP Institute – Excellence in the “Number Two” Role, is designed to support AVP success and will help you to navigate the complex individual and institutional challenges that are inherent in the “number two” position.  The Institute’s innovative curriculum focuses on:

  • Leadership in an ever-changing environment
  • Creativity, innovation, and effectiveness in the “number two” role
  • Success in a challenging resource environment
  • Understanding and navigating campus politics
  • Public policy and legal developments that AVPs must know and understand
  • Thinking and acting strategically for personal and institutional success

A special pre-Institute workshop will also be offered for AVPs who are new to the “number two” role.  All Institute participants must report to the most senior student affairs officer on campus and have substantial responsibility for divisional functions.  Join us in San Antonio in January to improve your effectiveness in your challenging role and to expand your AVP peer network.

Click here to see what past institute participants have to say about the NASPA AVP Institute - Excellence in the "Number Two" Role.

 

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Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • Senior Level

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Schedule

This exclusive professional development program is an institute. Unlike conferences where participants choose to participate (or not) in concurrent sessions, during this institute all attendees will participate in the same cohort experience and are expected to engage fully in all aspects of the program including meals. It is a very intensive experience, and the program will run into the evening each day. Please plan your travel so that you are able to participate in the entire institute. (The schedule presented here is subject to changes.)

Thu, Jan 28

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Check-in for Pre-Institute Session for New AVPs
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Institute Session for New AVPs
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Institute Check-in
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Institute Welcome and Introductions
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The AVP Role: Pathways, Challenges, and Celebrations
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Break
3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Leading Change in the AVP Role
5:00 pm. – 5:15 p.m.
Break
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Faculty-led Reflection Groups
6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Institute Reception
7:45 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Dinner (required, no host) with Institute Participants

Fri, Jan 29

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Introduction of Day 2
8:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Responding to Bias Incidents
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
OPTION A: Supervision and the AVP: Roadmap to Success
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
OPTION B: Aligning Resources with Priorities: Connecting Tactics to Strategy
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Institute Luncheon with Keynote Address
Kevin Kruger, President, NASPA
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Break
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Navigating Complex Campus Politics in the AVP Role
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Faculty-led Reflection Groups
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Break
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
One-on-One Participant Consultations with Institute Faculty (optional)
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Dinner (optional, no host) with Institute Participants

Sat, Jan 30

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Shaping the Changing Landscape of Higher Education: Public Policy Review
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Break
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
OPTION A: Leadership Development: Cultivating Executive Presence and Managing Your Professional Brand
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
OPTION B: Leading an Organization Towards Continuous Improvement
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Faculty-led Reflection Groups
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Institute Wrap-up

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

Pre-Institute Session for New AVPs

Thursday, January 28th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Are you an AVP or “number two” who is in the first year of your position?

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If so, this half-day pre-institute session is designed specifically with you in mind! The three-hour workshop will focus on supporting your successful transition into the complex and challenging role of campus AVP. The highly-interactive sessions will include the following topics:

  •     New expectations in the AVP role
  •     Transition advice
  •     Managing in your new role
  •     How being promoted from within and external hires differ
  •     Creating an action plan for success

Check-in for this pre-institute workshop will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2015.  The full NASPA AVP Institute - Excellence in the "Number Two" Role will begin at 1:00 p.m. that day.

Registration

This professional development program is designed for AVPs and other "number twos" who report to the most senior student affairs officer on campus and have substantial responsibility for divisional functions.  The Institute is appropriate for both new and seasoned AVPs and institute first-timers and returners alike.

Registration rates are based on your NASPA membership. If you are not a member, please vist the NASPA Membership page for more information.

Institute Registration Fees

Early Bird
07/06/2015 to 12/16/2015
Regular
12/17/2015 to 01/06/2016
Late
01/07/2016 to 01/21/2016
NASPA Member
$625
$825
$925
Non-member
$825
$1025
$1125

Pre-Institute Session Registration Fees

Early Bird
07/06/2015 to 12/16/2015
Regular
12/17/2015 to 01/06/2016
Late
01/07/2016 to 01/21/2016
NASPA Member
$75
$105
$145
Non-member
$125
$155
$195

Questions?

Tonya Murphy
Member Services Coordinator
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: (202) 265-7500 ext 1183

Policies

View Registration Policies

Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is December 1, 2015, less a $50.00 administrative fee.  No refunds will be given after the deadline for any reason.  All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing and sent to refund@naspa.org. This program may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather or travel related problems and will not reimburse registration fees for these issues.

Group Registration Discount: NASPA offers a discount for members registering in groups of two or more individuals from a single institution. To apply for this discount send a request in writing to events@naspa.org prior to applying payment to registration orders. Please include all registrants’ full names, the institution name, and the title of the event. The membership department will follow up for any additional information required and provide a personalized discount code each member of your group can use when processing payment.

Purchase Orders: NASPA does NOT accept purchase orders as a form of payment. For registrants requiring an invoice to have a check payment processed, please use the Bill Me payment method to complete your registration. The resulting invoice can be found and downloaded under the My NASPA section of the website (must be logged-in), by selecting the View Invoices link from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, email a request to Membership to have a PDF of your invoice sent to you. Bill Me registrations are considered complete and will hold your place in an event, however the balance due must be settled prior to attending.

Click here to view NASPA’s complete Payment Policies and Procedures.

Additional Questions? Please contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail to events@naspa.org.

Faculty

Accomplished AVPs and vice presidents for student affairs from a variety of institutional types will serve as the Institute's faculty.


  • Amy Hecht, Institute Director

    Amy Hecht, Institute Director

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    The College of New Jersey
  • Ashanti Hands

    Ashanti Hands

    Vice President of Student Services
    San Diego Mesa College
  • Cynthia Hernandez

    Cynthia Hernandez

    Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
    Texas A&M University
  • Byron McCrae

    Byron McCrae

    Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
    Hampshire College
  • Julie Payne-Kirchmeier

    Julie Payne-Kirchmeier

    Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
    Northwestern University
  • Jason Pina

    Jason Pina

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    Bridgewater State University

Speakers


  • Teri Bump

    Teri Bump

    Vice President of University Relations & Student Affairs
    American Campus Communities

    Speaker Bio

  • Ellen Heffernan

    Ellen Heffernan

    President
    Spelman Johnson

    Speaker Bio

  • Kevin Kruger

    Kevin Kruger

    President
    NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

    Speaker Bio

Sponsors


We're grateful for the support shown by our sponsors below.

Gold Level
  • Echeckuptogo
  • Spelman & Johnson Group
  • American Campus Community

Venue

Hilton Palacio del Rio


Hilton Palacio del Rio
San Antonio, TX

All institute activities will take place at the Hilton Palacio del Rio. Spectacularly situated on the banks of the river, this hotel in San Antonio by the River Walk offers offers the perfect city center location. This beautiful hotel is within close walking distance of a number of great San Antonio attractions. Stroll along the San Antonio River Walk and enjoy al fresco dining, shopping, lush landscapes, quaint pathways, cascading waterfalls, outdoor art and relaxing patios.

The hotel block at the Hilton Palacio del Rio has been extended. To make a reservation at the Hilton Palacio del Rio, please click here.

An overflow conference room block has been made at the Marriott Rivercenter for AVP Institute attendees.  The special conference rate at the Marriott Rivercenter is $176 a night plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 16.75 %).  The San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter is  located at 101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, TX  78205-3901 and a short walk to the Hilton Palacio del Rio. 

To make a reservation at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, please click here or call Marriott Reservations at (800) 228-9290 on or before Wednesday, January 6, 2016.  Please identify yourself as part of the NASPA Annual AVP Institute.

Please Note: In the event a guest who has requested a room within the NASPA block checks out prior to the guest's reserved checkout date, the hotel will add an early checkout fee to that guest's individual account. Guests wishing to avoid an early checkout fee should advise the hotel at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Hilton Palacio del Rio
200 South Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78154
(210) 222-1400
$199 - Single

$199 - Double

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, TX 78205-3901
$176- Single

$176- Double

  • Travel

    San Antonio is serviced by San Antonio International Airport (SAT). The Hilton Palacio del Rio is approximately 20 minutes from the airport.

  • Transportation

    Shuttles
    For more information regarding shuttle providers to and from SAT, please visit the Shuttle section of the SAT website.

    Taxis
    Taxi cabs are available at the lower level curbside, outside of baggage claim, at Terminal A & B. For more information regarding taxi cab service, please visit the Taxi page of the SAT website. Taxi fare from SAT to the Hilton Palacio del Rio is approximately $25 one-way.

    Rental Cars
    For more information on available rental car companies and contact information, please visit the Rental Car page of the SAT website.

  • Weather

    Temperatures in San Antonio in January are in the low-60s F during the day and the low-40s in the evening. As the institute gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

Additional Info

We hope that you will explore San Antonio if you arrive in the city before the program begins. There are plenty of things to do and see if you are a first-time visitor, or even if you have been to San Antonio many times. The official tourism website for San Antonio is one of many online resources available to visitors.

Attire
The dress for NASPA events is business casual.

Parking
The Hilton Palacio del Rio has provided a discounted daily self-parking rate of $24 for all institute attendees over the conference dates.

Past Institute Participant Testimonials

“The Institute provided an intimate setting to engage with colleagues from throughout the country and with the Institute’s excellent faculty. The sessions were exceptionally well done and provided both real-world context and theoretical frameworks for serving in the AVP role.”
 - Salvador B. Mena, Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Rutgers University

“During my time at the AVP Institute, I learned a great deal about the complexity in navigating the political landscape of an institution, the importance of building relationships across campus, and the strategies need to effectively budget and strategically plan in an ever-changing environment. I also appreciated the opportunity to network with and learn from peers across the country who hold similar roles in Student Affairs.”
 - Elizabeth Bapasola, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, The College of New Jersey

“In my first year as AVP/Dean of Students, the NASPA AVP Institute was invaluable in getting me set up for success.  It challenged me to think strategically about how I was going to begin this new endeavor, and the connections I made at the Institute will continue to be beneficial throughout my career.”
 - Art Munin, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students, Illinois State University

“The NASPA AVP Institute is an exemplary professional development experience.  The highly curated, well thought-out experience included meaningful opportunities for networking with peers, conversations on critical issues impacting institutions of higher education in general and AVPs in particular, and highly personalized, individual conversations with SSAOs.  I will certainly be participating in this institute with as much frequency as my schedule permits!”
 - David Clark, Assistant Vice President for Campus Life and Assistant Dean in the College, The University of Chicago

“The NASPA AVP Institute was a transformation event for me.  Not only were the faculty insightful, I connected with people in the same role as me and I am still utilizing those relationships to help troubleshoot challenges in my own day-to-day job.  It was also fun to spend time with a group of fellow professionals who understand and appreciate my role.”
 - Eric E. Arneson, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Florida International University

"The NASPA AVP Institute provided a great framework for understanding the unique challenges and opportunities for AVPs.  As a new AVP it was great to develop a network of peers in similar positions that understand the role of the AVP."
 - Dannie Moore, Assistant Vice President for Student Inclusiveness, Northern Kentucky University

"The AVP Institute was an excellent opportunity to build professional connections with colleagues doing similar work around the world.  I appreciated the focus on current hot topics in higher education and the small group discussions about our role in addressing them."
 - Erica O'Neal Howard, Senior Associate Dean of Students, Occidental College

“The NASPA AVP Institute provided the appropriate combination of “looking up” as well as being razor sharp on emerging issues within the profession.  I was able to bring home practical solutions for day-to-day challenges.  I was also challenged to look at myself holistically.  The time was both refreshing and inspiring.”
 - Laurie Betting, Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness, University of North Dakota

“I attended the 2015 NASPA AVP Institute feeling isolated in my new role. When I left, I had discovered a network of colleagues who were experiencing or had solved every one of the challenges that I was facing on a daily basis, and the information that was shared has become the cornerstone of my professional practice and challenges me to be better each day. Now when challenges occur, I have the people and information behind me to be more confident in my decisions and actions. The NASPA AVP Institute was a career enhancing experience like few others I have encountered.”
 - Kyle Baillie, Director, Student Life & Development, University of the Fraser Valley

"The NASPA AVP Institute provided reflection time that all leaders need, the information to think differently and creatively about old problems, and the connections with other AVPs that have proven useful ever since New Orleans.  I would recommend without hesitation attending this Institute if you can."
 - Paul J. McLoughlin II, Dean of Students, Lafayette College


"The institute not only gave me personal information to help me grow in this position (as I was less than a year in at the time) but gave me the ability to look from 30,000 feet to see what the needs might be within my area of responsibility."
 - Kim Turner, Assistant Vice President for Student Support & Business Operations, Northern Kentucky University


"Participating in the AVP Institute provided an infusion of renewed enthusiasm and passion for my role as a campus leader.  Actively participating in the smaller institute setting allowed for group dialogue and the rare opportunity to share strengths and challenges of managing up and down in the unique role one plays as an AVP."
 - Renie Moss, Assistant Dean for Campus Life, Samford University


"If you have a desire to learn how to become the most effective “number two” or the next “number one,” then this institute is the place to be.  Since leaving the institute my motivation to learn more has elevated, and my commitment to be more effective has been sustained."
 - Mark Gumble, Assistant Vice President, Student Development & Enrollment Services, University of Central Florida


"The AVP Institute provided me with a network of peers I can call upon as I respond to multitude of issues that come my way. This network, when combined with the opportunity to hear from other AVPs and how they manage their role on campus, was important for me in my own skill development as well as my confidence in knowing I can be successful in this role."
 - Bruce Skinner, Assistant Vice President for Student Success, Southeast Missouri State University


"One thing I really enjoyed about the Institute was how it was as relevant to new “number twos” as it was to older, more experienced ones. The ability to develop a network of colleagues from across the country was invaluable and useful to me and I am sure to others."
 - Michael Ginsburg, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago

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