2017-05-31

WRC Senior Student Affairs Officers Institute

November 04 – November 05, 2017
Island of Oʻahu; Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

The SSAO Institute, intended for the highest-ranking student affairs officer on each campus, is an opportunity for reflection, learning, and inspiration during this challenging time in higher education and in our country.  The Institute offers a unique opportunity for SSAOs to develop strategies and tools to take back to their campuses that will make their work more impactful in support of the student experience and institutional mission.

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About

Our work is changing.  Student affairs leaders are confronted with the challenge of effectively navigating our organizations through change brought about by internal and external dynamics.  As SSAO’s, we are charged with creating the best possible futures for our organizations.  Towards what future do you aspire?  What does successful leadership look like to you, particularly in your institutional context?  What approaches, unique to your situation, would enable the success that you seek? How do we lead and manage in the current and future campus climate, while also keeping students at the center of our work?

This year's SSAO Institute is designed to help all of us think about how to address the issues that are distracting us from the work we want to be doing.  The Institute offers an opportunity for SSAOs to develop strategies and tools to take back to their campuses that will make their work more impactful in support of the student experience and institutional mission.

Presentations on student mental health, student protests/activism, approaches to having difficult conversations with colleagues on campus, and on institutional change and transitions, will be intermingled with guided discussions among all of the participants.  Our goal is that SSAOs will leave the institute with renewed confidence, greater leadership clarity, a stronger network to draw on when needed, and a toolkit for doing the work they are facing and that may emerge in the future.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn new tools and strategies for the work of SSAOs today and in the coming years.
  • Demonstrate the value-added of a strong Student Affairs Division.
  • Become aware of and understand the larger conversations that are happening on our campuses, and the larger forces that are impacting our work.
  • Learn how to hold challenging conversations on our campuses.

Prior to the Institute, please download the following documents:

Registration Rates* Early (5/1) Regular (9/16) Late (10/21)
Senior Student Affairs Officers (SSAO) Institute $175 $200 $225
Western Regional Conference (WRC) NASPA Member $315 $365 $415
Western Regional Conference (WRC) Non-Member $495 $545 $595

*Participants must register for the WRC to gain access to the SSAO Institute.

 

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Region VI

Audience

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  • Senior Level

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Schedule

Sat, Nov 04

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Welcome and Introductions
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Leading in Today’s Environment: The National Perspective
3:30pm – 3:45pm
Break
3:45pm – 4:45pm
Student Protests/Activism
4:45pm – 5:00pm
Wrap-Up
5:15pm – 6:15pm
All-Institute Reception

Sun, Nov 05

8:00am – 8:30am
Breakfast Buffet
8:30am – 8:45am
Check-In and Updates
8:45am – 9:30am
Institutional Change and Transitions
9:30am – 10:30am
Student Mental Health and Student Success
10:30am – 10:45am
Break
10:45am – 11:45am
Having Difficult Conversations with Colleagues on Campus
11:45am – 12:30pm
Wrap-Up and Closing

Faculty


  • Peg Blake, Ph.D.

    Peg Blake, Ph.D.

    Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
    Humboldt State University
  • Barb Snyder, Ph.D.

    Barb Snyder, Ph.D.

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    University of Utah
  • Shannon Ellis, Ph.D.

    Shannon Ellis, Ph.D.

    Vice President for Student Services
    University of Nevada, Reno

    Faculty Bio

  • Robin Holmes, Ph.D.

    Robin Holmes, Ph.D.

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    University of California Office of the President

    Faculty Bio

  • Larry Roper, Ph.D.

    Larry Roper, Ph.D.

    Interim Director, School of Language, Culture and Society; Professor, SLCS; College Student Services Administration Program Director
    Oregon State University

    Faculty Bio

  • Denzil Suite, Ph.D.

    Denzil Suite, Ph.D.

    Vice President for Student Life
    University of Washington

    Faculty Bio

  • Kevin Kruger, Ph.D.

    Kevin Kruger, Ph.D.

    President
    NASPA

    Faculty Bio

Venue

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort


Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikīkī Beach Resort
Honolulu, HI

A block of rooms have been reserved for October 31, 2017 - November 10, 2017. The special room rate of $199 will be available until October 11, 2017 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. We also have an array of discounted suites available for those wanting to share a larger space or will be enjoying the conference with their families. Please note: To confirm your sleeping room, there is a first night's deposit refundable up to 72 hours or three days in advance of the start of the conference. Any changes to your reservation must be completed by October 11, 2017.

Hotel reservations are open and booking is simple. To book a standard room, CLICK HERE. To book a suite, please contact the hotel directly at 1-808-949-4321.

Questions regarding existing reservations, please contact the Hilton Hawaiian Village directly at (808) 949-4321.

If you have general hotel and reservation questions, please contact:

Sabrina Fallejo Uganiza
fallejo@hawaii.edu
(808) 956-3290

Hawaiian Airlines Airfare Discount

We are excited to announce a 5% off discount on Hawaiian Airlines web fares for your travel to Hawai'i. Booking a reservation is quick and simple using the hot link. The hot link will take you directly to the booking page, bypassing the login page. Click on our ‘Travel’ tab to the right for more information.

Brief History of Waikīkī

Waikīkī means "spouting water," a reference to the rivers and springs that richly flowed from the Koʻolau mountain range and flooded the area with an abundance of fresh water. In the 1400s, Chief Kalamakua designed an irrigation system to take advantage of Waikīkī’s water resources. Fishponds were built and taro patches were planted allowing for a refined system of agriculture. In the 1450s, Waikīkī was established as the governmental center of Oʻahu.

Waikīkī was also the setting for one of Hawaiʻi’s historic battles for the unification of the Hawaiian archipelago between Kamehameha I (supreme chief of Hawaiʻi Island) and Kahekili (supreme chief of Maui, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and Kahoʻolawe). In 1794, Kamehameha I arrived from Hawaiʻi Island with a fleet of canoes landing on the beach of Waikīkī. Kamehameha then set out for the Nuʻuanu Pali (cliffs) to take  Oʻahu from Kalanikūpule, son of Kahekili. After a successful battle, the Hawaiian Islands were united under one ruler, King Kamehameha I.

Throughout the 1800s, Waikīkī remained a place of productive agriculture for commoners and residences for the royal families who maintained homes in the area.  The streets in Waikīkī are some of the most historic in Hawaiʻi as the names reveal the stories of particular areas.

The ahupuaʻa (traditional land division) of Kalia, located on the most western end of Waikīkī, was home to the chiefly Paoa family. Duke Kahanamoku, legendary surfer and multiple Olympic gold medalist, was raised in this fishing and ocean-faring family who lived on this land. The Pi‘inaio Stream fed into the ocean there next to where the Hilton Hawaiian Village currently stands, creating a rich reef and offshore area with an abundance of fish, seaweed, and other marine life to feed surrounding families.

  • Travel

    Hawaiian Airlines Airfare Discount

    We are excited to announce a 5% off discount on Hawaiian Airlines web fares for your travel to Hawai'i. Booking a reservation is quick and simple using the hot link. The hot link will take you directly to the booking page, bypassing the login page.

    Hot link: https://www.hawaiianairlines.com/affiliate?affcode=NASPAWRC17

    You can also visit: www.HawaiianAirlines.com/Affiliate and use the program code "NASPAWRC17" to make your airline reservations.

    We are thankful for the support from Hawaiian Airlines and the opportunity for NASPA Western Regional Conference 2017 to be a Preferred Affiliate Program.

    Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is only 20 minutes away from the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Located at 300 Rodgers Boulevard, Honolulu

  • Transportation

    For driving directions from Honolulu International Airport (HNL) to the Hilton Hawaiian Village, click here.

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