2017-11-19

2018 NASPA Region IV-West Conference

October 23 - October 25, 2018
Wichita Marriott - Wichita, KS

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About

Reflection Inspires Our Future. The 2018 Region IV-West Conference will allow us time to come together to reflect on the last 100 years of NASPA and look forward to the future of our profession.


Reflection Inspires our Future is not only the theme for the Region IV-W conference, but a reflection of the region and NASPA as a whole as we work to expand our profession. This year’s conference will focus on how reflection can help and inspire us to meet the future head on. You will find Wichita full of local treasures, great restaurants, and a great place to explore! 
 

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Speakers


  • Tim Alvarez Ph.D.

    Tim Alvarez Ph.D.

    President of Otero Junior College

    Speaker Bio

  • Kathy Obear, Ed.D.

    Kathy Obear, Ed.D.

    Author and Social Justice Expert

    Speaker Bio

  • Mamta Accapadi, Ph.D.

    Mamta Accapadi, Ph.D.

    Vice President of Student Affairs at Rollins College

    Speaker Bio

Schedule

Full Schedule

Mon, Oct 22

11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Mid-Level Institute
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
New Board Member Orientation
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Region IV-W Advisory Board Meeting
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Mid-Level Institute
1:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Conference Registration Opens
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Club NASPA

Tue, Oct 23

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Group Workout
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Mid-Level Institute
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Conference Registration & Silent Auction Open
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Region IV-W Advisory Board Meeting
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pre-Conference Workshops
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
NUFP Institute
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Newcomer's Welcome
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Volunteer Orientation
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Food Truck Rally
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Exhibits Open
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Conference Welcome & Opening Keynote
2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Learning Session I
3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Learning Session II: KC Mini Sessions
4:20 PM – 4:45 PM
Break
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM
Banquet
6:00 PM
Travel to Reception Site
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Dessert Reception & Awards
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Club NASPA Karaoke

Wed, Oct 24

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Annual Fun Run/Walk
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Case Study Competition
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
SSAO Institute
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Exhibits Open
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Learning Session III
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Learning Session IV
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Learning Session V: SA Talks
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Luncheon, Keynote Address & Awards Presentation
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Learning Session VI
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Vendor Coffee Break & Silent Auction Last Call
3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Learning Session VII
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM
NASPA IV-W Business Meeting
6:00 PM
Dinner on Your Own
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Women's Words of Wisdom Reception
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Knowledge Community Trivia Night
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
SSAO & Faculty Corporate Sponsor Reception

Thu, Oct 25

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Group Workout
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
2018 & 2019 Conference Planning Transition Meeting
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Learning Session VII: Deep Dives/Critical Conversations
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Closing Brunch & Keynote

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

But I’m NOT Racist: Tools for Well-Meaning Whites
Kathy Obear, Ed.D.

President of the Center for Transformation and Change and Co-Founder of the Social Justice Training Institute, Dr. Kathy Obear is a recognized and motivated leader who is passionately committed to helping organizations create equitable, inclusive environments where everyone feels valued and respected. Boosted by Kathy’s skillful training, employees are challenged continuously to deepen their capacity to meet the needs of the increasingly diverse populations that they serve.

Given this recent national and international context, it is becoming more critical that white faculty, staff, and administrators consistently demonstrate the capacity to engage other whites, identify racist practices and services, and effectively partner with/follow the leadership of colleagues of color.  This creates inclusive campus environments that advance the personal and academic success of students of color and students who identify as biracial and multiracial.

“So often, equity work falls on those who are most targeted by oppression, and those from the dominant identities may not recognize or acknowledge their roles in perpetuating the problem. We must challenge ourselves and other whites to develop the capacity and courage to create greater racial justice; yet, many of us haven’t done our self-work to effectively lead change efforts. In this highly interactive, reflective session, participants will identify behaviors and attitudes of whites that maintain the racist status quo on campuses, explore strategies to dismantle internalized dominance, and identify ways to effectively partner with people of color to dismantle racism on campus. They will receive access to Kathy’s recent book, But I’m NOT Racist: Tools for Well-Meaning Whites as well as additional resources to facilitate change on their campuses.

09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

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But I’m NOT Racist: Tools for Well-Meaning Whites
Kathy Obear, Ed.D.

President of the Center for Transformation and Change and Co-Founder of the Social Justice Training Institute, Dr. Kathy Obear is a recognized and motivated leader who is passionately committed to helping organizations create equitable, inclusive environments where everyone feels valued and respected. Boosted by Kathy’s skillful training, employees are challenged continuously to deepen their capacity to meet the needs of the increasingly diverse populations that they serve.

Given this recent national and international context, it is becoming more critical that white faculty, staff, and administrators consistently demonstrate the capacity to engage other whites, identify racist practices and services, and effectively partner with/follow the leadership of colleagues of color.  This creates inclusive campus environments that advance the personal and academic success of students of color and students who identify as biracial and multiracial.

“So often, equity work falls on those who are most targeted by oppression, and those from the dominant identities may not recognize or acknowledge their roles in perpetuating the problem. We must challenge ourselves and other whites to develop the capacity and courage to create greater racial justice; yet, many of us haven’t done our self-work to effectively lead change efforts. In this highly interactive, reflective session, participants will identify behaviors and attitudes of whites that maintain the racist status quo on campuses, explore strategies to dismantle internalized dominance, and identify ways to effectively partner with people of color to dismantle racism on campus. They will receive access to Kathy’s recent book, But I’m NOT Racist: Tools for Well-Meaning Whites as well as additional resources to facilitate change on their campuses.

Sponsors

For sponsorship and exhibit booth questions, contact:

Teresa Clounch
tlclounch@fhsu.edu
Phone: 785-628-5824

Sponsorship Info

Venue


Wichita Marriott
Wichita , Kansas

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Delight in luxury at Wichita Marriott. Our Kansas hotel provides for your effortless stay with a complimentary shuttle to and from Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. Following your arrival, explore vibrant shopping and dining less than 5 miles away at Bradley Fair and the Waterfront nearby. We are also moments from Wichita State University, Intrust Bank Arena and Wichita Sports Forum. When you're ready to unwind, our spacious rooms provide relaxation with plush bedding, LCD TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. Satisfy your hunger with our room service or dine in person at The GREATROOM or Fireside Grille, both restaurants serving delicious American cuisine. Our active travelers can maintain a healthy lifestyle at our 24-hour fitness center and indoor/outdoor connecting pool. Whatever fills your days and nights with us, Wichita Marriott provides an elevated way to travel.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Wichita Marriott
9100 E Corporate Hills Dr,
(316) 651-0333
$139.00 Per Night
  • Travel

    Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. The Wichita Marriott is 12.6 miles from the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. The Marriott provides a complimentary shuttle service, on request, Mon-Sun: 06:30 AM - 10:30 PM Shuttle Phone: +1.316.651.0333 Estimated Taxi fare is $30 (one way)

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