2019-03-14

2019 NASPA Region IV-East Conference

November 03 - November 05, 2019
Des Moines, Iowa

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About

Des Moines, Iowa welcomes NASPA Region IV-E for the Annual Conference, Nov. 3-5, 2019. Additional information and conference details will be available soon. Mark your calendar and check back often for details!

NASPA, with its early roots in Region IV-E, is embarking on its second century. Our 2019 theme “Rooted in our Values; Advocating for Change” acknowledges the foundation from which our profession has grown. From this strong foundation, we are able to extend in different directions to meet the needs of the diverse students we serve. We advocate for change to address inequity and injustice while poised to support the future needs of our students and of our profession.

This logo is inspired by Iowa’s official state tree, the bur oak. The bur oak provides shelter and food Iowa’s animals and birds, and is found in every county in Iowa. The logo was designed by Karen Riptoe, University of Michigan-Flint.

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 that in addition to the Meskwaki Nation—the only federally recognized tribe in the state of Iowa—there are over 54 Native Nations from 8 states (16 tribes from Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota; 27 tribes from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin; and 11 tribes from Kansas and Oklahoma) who possess pre-colonial ties to the state of Iowa.

Message from Co-chairs

On behalf of the entire conference committee, we are excited to welcome you to beautiful Des Moines, Iowa. Our 2019 Conference theme of "Rooted in our Values: Advocating for Change" has a fitting home in Iowa. Iowa has a long history of being on the forefront of civil rights and social justice issue: ruling that a separate education was not equal in 1868 - over 50 years before Brown v. Board of Education; having the first state university in the nation to open all its degree programs to women; and legalizing same sex marriage long before it became federally allowed. Iowa shows its place on the national stage every four years with serious activism and advocacy in their first-in-the-nation presidential caucus. As NASPA enters its second century, our conference seeks to examine the connection between our historic and future values, and how we lead in advocating for change. Please consider joining us for three days which will be thought provoking, challenging, exciting, and energizing.

 

Presented By

Region IV-E

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • New Professional
  • Senior Level
  • Mid-Level
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate


Important Dates
  • June 01, 2019: Registration Opens
  • July 08, 2019: Deadline for Program Submissions
  • August 16, 2019: Early Registration Deadline
  • October 18, 2019: Regular Registration Deadline (August 17-October 18)
  • October 19, 2019: Late Registration Begins

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Speakers

NASPA IV-E is proud to host these incredibly talented and dedicated people, and to provide participants with an opportunity to learn, ask questions, and grow as advocates for change.


  • Sonja Ardoin, Ph.D.

    Sonja Ardoin, Ph.D.

    Opening keynote on Sunday, Nov. 3. She will speak about supporting students who are on the margins.

    Speaker Bio

  • Stacey Abrams, MPA, J.D.

    Stacey Abrams, MPA, J.D.

    Lunch keynote on Monday, Nov. 4. She will speak about Leading from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change.

    Speaker Bio

  • Iowa State Senator Zach Wahls, MPA

    Iowa State Senator Zach Wahls, MPA

    Closing lunch keynote on Tuesday, Nov. 5. He will speak about using our own sphere of influence to advocate for change.

    Speaker Bio

Schedule

Additional schedule details will be updated as information becomes available. Please check back often! 

Full Schedule

Sat, Nov 02

8 am
Registration
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8 am – 5:30 pm
Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute
TBD
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10 am
Conference Committee Meeting
TBD
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12 pm – 5 pm
Senior Student Affairs Officers Institute (SSAO)
TBD
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12 pm – 5 pm
Mid-Level Institute
TBD
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Sun, Nov 03

12 pm – 5 pm
Master's Student Case Competition
TBD
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8 am – 12 pm
Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute
TBD
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8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Pre-Conference
TBD
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8:00 am – 12 pm
Mid-Level Institute
TBD
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9 am – 12 pm
Registration/Check-in
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1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Program Session 1
TBD
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2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Program Session 2
TBD
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4 pm – 5 pm
Program Session 3
TBD
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5:30 pm – 7 pm
Welcome - Conference opening
Dr. Sonja Ardoin, Ph.D.
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Mon, Nov 04

7:30 am – 12 pm
Registration/Check-in
Details
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Program Session 4
TBD
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9:45 am – 10:45 am
Program Session 5
TBD
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11 am – 12 pm
KC Roundtables
TBD
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12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Lunch
Stacey Abrams, MPA, J.D.
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2 pm – 3 pm
Program Session 6
TBD
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3 pm – 3:30pm
Snack Break
TBD
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3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Program Session 7
TBD
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4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Program Session 8
TBD
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5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Regional Business Meeting
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6:45 pm
Knowledge Community Dinners
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8pm – 11 pm
Karaoke in Windows
9am – 5pm
Social Engagement

Tue, Nov 05

7:30 am – 12 pm
Registration/Check-in
Details
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Program Session 9
TBD
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9:45 am – 10:45 am
Program Session 10
TBD
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11 am – 12:45 pm
Luncheon/Conference Closing
Zach Wahls, MPA
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Pre-Conference Programs & Events

Pre-conference sessions will be offered for all levels from students to senior staff.

Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute

Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute

Saturday, November 2nd • 08.00 AM – 05.30 PM

The Student Affairs of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute (Nov. 2-3) will encompass four main themes; the basics of student affairs and higher education, social justice and current affairs, networking, and applying to graduate school. The Institute will host multiple round tables, panels, and discussions about important topics within Student Affairs and Higher Education. Participating students will also be having dinner with Senior Student Affairs Officers (SSAO)! Undergraduate students will leave this pre-conference with more knowledge of the Student Affairs career field and confidence in their abilities to navigate, succeed, and changes lives as a #FutureSAPro!

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The Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute is a pre-conference that serves as a way to enhance the experiences of undergraduate students as they are being mentored and engaged into the field of Student Affairs and Higher Education. Throughout this institute a number of activities, sessions and panels will be offered to assist them in the discernment process of their future career in Student Affairs.

In attending the SALT Institute, we hope undergraduate students gain a variety of skills that will prepare them to go into graduate school and their future career. Furthermore, by attending the SALT Institute, participants will be able to:

  • Describe at least 3 different functional areas within Student Affairs and Higher Education.
  • Understand the application process for graduate school.
  • Identify strategies to network within the profession.
  • Engage in meaningful conversations about current trends in Higher Education.

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Register here for the full conference.

Institute Chair
Lamar R. Hylton, Ph.D. Dean of Students
Kent State University lhylton@kent.edu
Region IV-E Board Member and Region IV-E SALT Chair

Faculty Members:

Anne Ehrlich
Vice President for Student Development at Knox College

Keith Garcia
Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life at Northwestern University

Lisa Jackson
Associate Director of New Student Programs at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Anthony T. Williams, Jr.
Director of Student Conduct at Grand Valley State University

Mid-Level Professionals Institute

Mid-Level Professionals Institute

Saturday, November 2nd • 12.00 PM – 05.00 PM

The Mid-level Institute (Nov. 2-3) is intended for professionals with a minimum of five years full-time experience and supervisory, budget, and/or programming responsibilities for a department. The Institute model includes faculty-led teams, case studies, small group discussions, and time for personal reflection.

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What and how will I learn? Participants will learn from faculty mentors, guest speakers and their mid-level colleagues as they examine their own path in student affairs and explore the skills necessary for student affairs leaders, through personal reflection, small and large group discussions, and shorter “slices” of content delivery for skill development and contemplation.

Anticipated topics include*:

  • Professional identity and self-assessment
  • Scaling-up leadership
  • Developing a broader institutional/interdisciplinary lens
  • Communication skills: difficult conversations, perspective taking, influencing others, radical candor

*Topics will also include participant identified needs and interests learned through pre-institute communications.

Who should attend?
Participants should have five-years or more of experience as a full-time professional in student affairs with significant budget and planning oversight and supervision of professional staff members.

Institute Faculty
Coordinators:

Nikki Letawsky Shultz
Assistant Dean at University of Minnesota

Michael Anthony
Vice President of Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness at Prairie State College

Faculty Mentors

Kimberlie L. Goldsberry
Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students at Carthage College

Sidney Childs
Associate Provost for Student Affairs/Dean of Students at Saginaw Valley State University

Registration includes meals.

SSAO Institute

SSAO Institute

Saturday, November 2nd • 12.00 PM – 05.00 PM

Join your Senior Student Affairs Officer (SSAO) colleagues for an opportunity to network, discuss important issues, and share ideas. Professionals serving in the AVP/AVC role are welcome to attend. Lunch and dinner are included in the registration. Dinner provides the opportunity to network informally with participants of the Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) Institute!

Using Your Voice: Leveraging Student Affairs in Government Affairs

Using Your Voice: Leveraging Student Affairs in Government Affairs

Sunday, November 3rd • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Student affairs professionals are often in positions to see how policy proposals will affect students and that expertise is invaluable in helping policymakers create effective and fair requirements and processes. Learning to frame the work student affairs professionals do daily into stories that can give faces and names to larger policy conversations might seem like a tall order, but this three hour workshop will give you the information and resources you need to do it. Cost is $35.

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Effective governing, whether at the institution, state, or federal levels, requires that those responsible for crafting policy and legislation hear from and listen to on-the-ground experts working with students on a daily basis. Student affairs professionals are often in positions to see how policy proposals will affect a broad group of students and that expertise is invaluable in helping policymakers create effective and fair requirements and processes. Learning to frame the work student affairs professionals do daily into stories that can give faces and names to larger policy conversations might seem like a tall order, but this three hour workshop will give you the information and resources you need to do it.

We'll give you up-to-date information on our nation's seminal higher education legislation, the Higher Education Act, and work through specific examples from among the attendees to craft evidence-based stories you can use immediately when you return to campus. Whether you're raising critical issues internally for your own institutional leadership or working to help guide and shape public policy at the local, state, or federal levels, you won't want to miss this hands-workshop!

Who should attend?
The pre-conference is appropriate for all NASPA members.

Presenters:
Teri Lyn Hinds
Director of Policy Research and Advocacy at NASPA

Tim Powers
Director of Government Relations and Policy Development at NAICU

Master's Student Case Study Competition

Master's Student Case Study Competition

Sunday, November 3rd • 12.00 PM – 05.00 PM

The Master's Student Case Study Competition is an opportunity for graduate students to showcase skills and knowledge of the field of student affairs. Participants will review and analyze a case study one week prior to attending and present their findings at the Conference on Sunday, November 3.

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Case presentations should include a review of ethical, moral, and legal considerations that influenced their decision making in crafting their response to the case study.
  • Teams should be comprised of 2 to 3 current graduate students.
  • Each team will analyze, evaluate, and provide solutions to a thought-provoking case relevant to the field of Student Affairs to a panel of judges that is representative of student affairs practitioners and faculty. 
  • Team members will receive the case as well as their presentation time on Friday, November 1st. Response presentations will be limited to 15 minutes in length to be followed by a 5-minute question period by the judging team. 

Full details here

Register here
Deadline for submission of registration is Monday, October 21, 2019. For more information or questions, please contact Rod Waters, DePaul University at r.waters@depaul.edu
Advocating For Change Video Contest Announcement! Enter for a chance to attend a private meet and greet with Representative Stacey Abrams

Advocating For Change Video Contest Announcement! Enter for a chance to attend a private meet and greet with Representative Stacey Abrams

Friday, October 25th • 0 – 0

Entries must be received by October 25, 2019.

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We want to hear from you. As a student affairs professional, what does it mean to advocate for change? Submit a video speaking to what this change looks like, how you contribute to change, and what more can we do to advocate for change?

Rules:

Upload a video to the NASPA IV-East Regional Conference Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NASPA4E/) or upload a video through YouTube and send to blittle4@depaul.edu by October 25, 2019

Winners will be selected based on following submission guidelines, quality of video and thoughtfulness and creativity of contribution:

  • Winners must register for conference and attend to participate in Meet and Greet.
  • Videos should be under 2 minutes
  • Winners will be notified by November 1
  • Odds depend on number of entries and winning is not transferable

Submission gives permission for NASPA to share and display at conference your video.

Sponsors

Exhibitors
  • Maxient
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Higher Education Admnistration St. Cloud

For sponsorship and exhibit booth questions, contact:

Michael Allensworth
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Sponsorship Info

Venue

The Des Moines Marriott Downtown


Des Moines Marriott Downtown
Des Moines, Iowa

  The Des Moines Marriott Downtown is set in the vibrant downtown business district and offers a complimentary roundtrip airport shuttle, as well as a complimentary local area shuttle Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all public spaces. Off-site parking fee is $1/hourly or $10 daily; valet parking fee is $25/daily. There are two on-site restaurants, Rock River Grill and Tavern and Mash+Marrow, featuring American style cuisine. 

  Reserve your conference lodging now by calling the reservation line at 1-800-228-9290 and mention 2019 NASPA Region IV-East Regional Conference, or online here. More rooms have been added to our block, so reserve soon! 

  Catch Des Moines is the official site for all things Des Moines. You'll find things to do, places to eat, and sporting events to attend; as well as the latest weather, transportation information-including four miles of climate-controlled skywalks through downtown, online discounts, and much more! There really is so much to discover! https://www.catchdesmoines.com/

  There are great options for coffee, food, and fitness within walking distance of the Marriott Downtown. The Social Committee has put together a great list here.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309
800-228-9290
$129 - Single/Double $139 - Triple $149 - Quad
  • Travel

    Des Moines International Airport (DSM)

  • Transportation

    Des Moines is easy, accessible and eco-friendly. Get around downtown using a free trolley, B-cycle, or meander through four miles of climate-controlled skywalks. Enjoy the ease of a 25 minute commute from east to west or north to south.

  • Weather

    Des Moines truly is a four season city! Find current conditions at the Catch Des Moines link above!

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