2018 NASPA Advisors Institute

June 07 – June 09, 2018
Orlando, FL

The Advisors Institute creates a space for peer education advisors to strengthen their skills, engage in best practices, and network.


The role of a collegiate peer health education advisor is complex, ever changing, and sometimes poorly defined. There is no handbook, training, or manual when it comes to working with peer health education groups. The Advisors Institute is intended for both newer professionals, as well as those that have years of advising experience. One track of Advisors Institute will build on content from Advisor Academy for more experienced practioners, while an Advisor Academy track will be offered for newer advisors.  Workshops will focus on group development, recruitment and retention of peer educators, assessment and evaluation, student learning outcomes, and more. Whether you come from a public health, student affairs, counseling, or other background, this institute will provide the foundation and go deeper into what every peer education advisor needs.

  • Models of peer education
  • General concepts, definitions, and theories for peer education advising
  • Recruitment, retention, and training models
  • Budgeting
  • Supervisory/leadership styles
  • How to hold student-leaders accountable
  • Obtaining and sustaining resources for your peer education group
  • Student development and learning outcomes
  • Assessment/evaluation
  • Leadership development


Presented By

BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA
Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • New Professional
  • Mid-Level


Let others know you are coming!


The institute schedule was built to both support those newer in their advising journey and includes content for more advanced practictioners.

Full Schedule

Thu, Jun 07

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Institute Registration
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Institute Welcome
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Breakout 1- Models of Peer Education
5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Breakout 2- Group Development
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Breakout 3- Operations

Fri, Jun 08

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Institute Breakfast and Networking
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Institute Morning Opening
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Breakout 4- Assessment and Evaluation
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Cohort Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Breakout 5- Student Learning Outcomes
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch and Professional Savviness Panel
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Breakout 6- Ethics and Boundaries
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Cohort Break
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Breakout 7- Ethics and Boundaries Applied
5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cohort Break
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Evening Reception

Sat, Jun 09

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Institute Breakfast and Networking
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m
Breakout 8- Gaining and Sustaining Institutional Buy In
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m
Cohort Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Breakout 9- Generational Understanding
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch and Conference Closing


Registration as a member is based on your individual membership status. For more details on member statuses check here.

If you are employed by a college or university that is a NASPA institutional member, you can join as an individual member at the $75 rate.

If your institution is NOT a member, then you will need to join at the associate affiliate rate of $242.

For questions about membership and to check if your institution is a current member, contact our membership team at 202-265-7500.

For information on group rates and registration policies, please click the Registration Policies button. Registration is now closed.

Institute Fees

Early Registration Deadline
02/16/2018 to 04/11/2018
Regular Registration Deadline
04/12/2018 to 05/03/2018
Late Registration Deadline
05/04/2018 to 05/11/2018
NASPA Member
Non Member


David Arnold
Senior Director of BACCHUS Initiatives
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1250

Laurie Jevons
Assistant Director of BACCHUS Initiatives
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1251


View Registration Policies

Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is April 11, 2018, less a $50.00 administrative fee.  No refunds will be given after the early-bird 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.

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.


Representing various institutions of higher education with sustained, successful peer education programs, the Advisors Institute faculty has a combined 50 years advising peer educators.

  • David M. Arnold

    David M. Arnold

    Senior Director of BACCHUS Initiatives
    NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

    Faculty Bio

  • Alicia K. Czachowski

    Alicia K. Czachowski

    Health Promotion Specialist
    Columbia University

    Faculty Bio

  • Joleen M. Nevers

    Joleen M. Nevers

    Associate Director/ Health Education Coordinator
    University of Connecticut

    Faculty Bio

  • Ryan Travia

    Ryan Travia

    Associate Dean of Students for Wellness
    Babson College

    Faculty Bio


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  • Travel

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