2017 NASPA Mid-Level Administrators Conference

June 01 – June 03, 2017
Denver, Colorado

The 2017 NASPA Mid-Level Administrators Conference is a national professional development conference designed to provide mid-level student affairs professionals with the opportunity to engage with colleagues and senior student affairs administrators and further develop their professional competencies.

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The 2017 NASPA Mid-Level Administrators Conference is a national professional development conference designed to provide mid-level student affairs professionals with the opportunity to engage with colleagues and senior student affairs administrators. Participants will gain insights from promising practices and personal reflections to further develop their professional competencies, networking and supervisory skills, and acquire new skills and strategies to improve their professional practice. The Mid-level Administrators Conference is designed for those practitioners with at least five years of student affairs experience, who supervise full time staff members and are primarily responsible for several student affairs functions on campus.

As a result of this experience, participants will be able to:

  • Build and strengthen strategies for organizational leadership to include change leadership, political landscapes, resource management, crisis management, and supervisory skills;
  • Develop the skill to manage from the middle both internally to include staff and supervisors, and externally to include stakeholders and cross campus constituents
  • Maximize your role to gain a deeper understanding of influence, power, and resources while advancing your professional growth;
  • Build a global network of mid-level colleagues.

 

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Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

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

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Call for Programs

The conference planning committee is seeking proposals which provide evidence of strong student affairs practices and professional development content for mid-level professionals within student affairs.  Presenters are asked to have a minimum of ten years of work experience, considered a senior level administrator, and robust background in the topical area. Presenters will be asked to identify the intended learning outcome in relationship to the program as programs will be selected based upon these relationships.  The call for workshops will close March 31, 2017.

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • The conference planning committee invites you to submit program proposals on topics that will help participants do the following:

    • Build and strengthen strategies for organizational leadership to include change leadership, political landscapes, resource management, crisis management, and supervisory skills;
    • Develop the skill to manage from the middle both internally to include staff and supervisors, and externally to include stakeholders and cross campus constituents
    • Continue to refine personal code of ethics and gain an understanding on the impacts of professional leadership roles;
    • Envision your professional growth and learn the options on advancing and/or transitioning careers; and
    • Build a network of mid-level colleagues.



Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.

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Submission Timeline
  • March 31, 2017
    Call for Workshops Closes
  • April 28, 2017
    Notifications Shared

Writing Tips

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.

Questions?

Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 2017 NASPA Mid-Level Administrators Conference.

Lucy Fort
Assistant Director of Educational Programs
Phone: 202-719-1171
Email: lfort@naspa.org

Schedule

The Schedule At-A-Glance is subject to change.

Thu, Jun 01

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Pre-Conference Workshop: Managing your Career: How to Advance from the Mid-Level
Peggy Burke, associate vice president, student development, DePaul University
Darryl B. Holloman, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, Georgia State University
Lisa Matye Edwards, vice president for student affairs, Arapahoe Community College
Daniel Maxwell, associate vice chancellor/associate vice president, University of Houston
Sofia B. Pertuz, assistant vice president and dean of students, Hofstra University
Carla Stein, dean of student affairs, Front Range Community College
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Conference Welcome and Opening Plenary Session
President Diana Doyle
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Small Group Reflection Meetings
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Crisis Management at the Mid-Level
Darryl B. Holloman, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, Georgia State University
Lisa Matye Edwards, vice president for student affairs, Arapahoe Community College
Follow the Money: Mastering Fiscal Management at the Mid-Level
Peggy Burke, associate vice president, student development, DePaul University
Supervision: The Good, the Bad, and the Reward
Daniel Maxwell, associate vice chancellor/associate vice president, University of Houston
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Opening Reception

Fri, Jun 02

7:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Can You Hear Me Now?: Strategies for Active and Reflective Listening
Tremaine Brittian, director of advising, North Carolina State University
Managing Effective Coalitions on College Campuses: Strategies for Engaging Faculty, Staff, and Students for a Common Purpose
Cyndra Krogen-Morton, title IX compliance specialist, Stephen F. Austin State University
Michael Walker, assistant dean for student support services, Stephen F. Austin State University
Strategic Planning can be a Puzzle: Learn the Steps to Solve the Mystery
Patrick “PC” Call, executive director, housing and residential education, University of Denver
10:00 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
Learning Labs
Search Committees: What works and doesn’t work!
Darryl B. Holloman, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, Georgia State University
Lisa Matye Edwards, vice president for student affairs, Arapahoe Community College
Title IX Awareness
Paul Meese, executive director for organizational development and human resources, Front Range Community College
Top Ten Benefits to Being Involved in Professional Associations
Sofia Pertuz, assistant vice president and dean of students, Hofstra University
Value Congruence
Daniel Maxwell, associate vice chancellor/associate vice president, University of Houston
Your Most Important (WORK) Relationship
Carla Stein, dean of student affairs, Front Range Community College
10:35 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Learning Labs
Contributing to an Effective Performance Management Process
Elena Sandoval-Lucero, vice president of student affairs, Community College of Aurora
Mentoring: How to Grow, Build, and Maintain a Strong Relationship
The Tough Stuff
Paul Meese, executive director for organizational development and human resources, Front Range Community College
To Ph.D. or Not to Ph.D. – that is the question…
Carla Stein, dean of student affairs, Front Range Community College
What Does it Mean to Fundraise in Student Affairs
Daniel Maxwell, associate vice chancellor/associate vice president, University of Houston
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Change – Initiating, Managing, and Responding both Professionally and Personally
Lisa Matye Edwards, vice president for student affairs, Arapahoe Community College
How to Use Assessment to Create a Shared Narrative and Prioritize Funding
Sofia Pertuz, assistant vice president and dean of students, Hofstra University
Navigating Campus Politics From the Middle
Darryl B. Holloman, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, Georgia State University
Lisa Matye Edwards, vice president for student affairs, Arapahoe Community College
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Conference Break
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Afternoon Panel
Darryl B. Holloman, associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, Georgia State University
Akirah Bradley, associate vice chancellor and dean of students, University of Colorado at Boulder
Carla Stein, dean of student affairs, Front Range Community College
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Establishing Your Executive Presence Like a Boss!
Bernard Anderson, dean of student affairs, University of California, San Diego
Oh the Joys of Management: Mid-Level Supervision in Student Affairs
Ronald Briggs Jr., associate dean of students for educational outreach & student services, Arizona State University at Downtown Phoenix Campus
Steven B. Jubert Jr., associate dean of campus life & director of residence life, Pomona College
Nekita Whyte, assistant director for university apartments, Stony Brook University
Wellness Leadership: Principles for Maximizing Employee Satisfaction and Effectiveness
Cyndra Krogen-Morton, title IX compliance specialist, Stephen F. Austin State University
Michael Walker, assistant dean for student support services, Stephen F. Austin State University
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Small Group Reflection Meetings

Sat, Jun 03

7:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Developing Culturally Inclusive and Responsive Campuses
Sofia Pertuz, assistant vice president and dean of students, Hofstra University
Leading from the Middle: How to Make the Best in Your Mid-Level Position
Peggy Burke, associate vice president, student development, DePaul University
Perspectives of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention for Mid-Level Student Affairs Professionals
David M. Arnold, senior director of BACCHUS initiatives, NASPA
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Small Group Reflection Meetings
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Closing Discussion

Registration

Registration rates are based on your NASPA membership. If you are not a member, please vist the NASPA Membership page for more information. Early-Bird registration has been extended to Friday, April 21, 2017. 

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Registration Fees

Early-Bird
01/24/2017 to 04/21/2017
Regular
04/22/2017 to 05/05/2017
Late / On-site
after 05/06/2017
NASPA Member
$550
$600
$650
Non-Member
$750
$800
$850

Questions?

Tonya Murphy
Member Services Coordinator
Email: events@naspa.org
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1183

Lucy Fort
Assistant Director of Educational Programs
Email: lfort@naspa.org
Phone: 202-265-7500 x1171

Policies

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Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is March 24, 2017, 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


  • Peggy Burke

    Peggy Burke

    Associate Vice President, Student Development

    2017 Conference Chair
    DePaul University

    Faculty Bio

  • Darryl B. Holloman

    Darryl B. Holloman

    Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

    2017 Conference Chair
    Georgia State University

    Faculty Bio

  • Lisa Matye Edwards

    Lisa Matye Edwards

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    Arapahoe Community College

    Faculty Bio

  • Daniel Maxwell

    Daniel Maxwell

    Associate Vice Chancellor/Associate Vice President
    University of Houston

    Faculty Bio

  • Sofia Pertuz

    Sofia Pertuz

    Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students
    Hofstra University

    Faculty Bio

  • Carla Stein

    Carla Stein

    Dean of Student Affairs
    Front Range Community College

    Faculty Bio

Speakers


  • Diana Doyle

    Diana Doyle

    President
    Arapahoe Community College

    Speaker Bio

Venue

Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center


Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center hotel offers the perfect setting for business or pleasure. Stay at our Convention Center hotel - a gateway to Denver's lively downtown scene. Boasting a contemporary convention venue, our LEED™-certified hotel in Denver, Colorado is within walking distance of the best attractions in the downtown area. Be sure to book your room by Wednesday, May 10, 2017 to receive the best rate.  NASPA hotel blocks fill up quickly and encourage you to book as soon as possible.

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM NOW

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center
1420 Stout Street, Denver, CO, 80202
(303) 592-1000
$189 - Single/Double
  • Travel

    The Denver International Airport (DEN) is about 30 miles from the hotel.

  • Transportation

    Please visit there website at: https://www.flydenver.com/ for transportation options

  • Weather

    Average temperatures are in the high seventies and low eighties during the day and mid to high forties at night.

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