2018-07-30

2019 NASPA General Assembly

November 21 – November 24, 2019
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

Students and advisors from across the nation will gather in Baltimore to be inspired, share ideas, and build exceptional peer education programs promoting strategies in health, safety, and student leadership.

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About

The General Assembly affords peer educators and advisors a tremendous selection of learning opportunities including more than 80 educational sessions and three keynote speakers. General Assembly also provides pre-conference learning opportunities to enhance the conference experience, including our Certified Peer Educator (CPE) Train the Trainer.

There are many offerings for professionals and students throughout the conference, including school exhibits, networking opportunities and a national student leader election. Throughout the conference, presentations will highlight efforts regarding high-risk drinking prevention, sexual responsibility, mental health, violence prevention, tobacco prevention, and more. Over 100 institutions of higher education will attend General Assembly, to learn from other institutions and to share successes. General Assembly is the culminating annual event of peer education efforts. It’s impossible to leave without new ideas, new ways of thinking, new information, and new friends. This conference is perfect to energize students, motivate advisors, and re-commit to making peer education and student health a campus priority.

Awards

General Assembly culminates in a banquet on Saturday evening. During the banquet, the Health, Safety and Well-being Initiatives of NASPA are honored to present awards in four categories; Outstanding Peer Educator, Outstanding Peer Education Advisor, Outstanding Peer Education Program, and Outstanding Peer Education Group. The deadline to submit an award nomination is October 2, 2019.

Scholarships

The Health, Safety and Well-being Initiatives of NASPA offer several scholarships to mitigate the cost of attending General Assembly each year. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is October 2, 2019. You can apply to scholarships here.

 

Presented By

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

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • Mid-Level
  • New Professional

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Call for Programs

The Call for Programs as closed. Thank you for your submissions and for volunteering to serve as reviewers. Program acceptances will go out via email on October 8. Please contact Jason Davis at jdavis@naspa.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • Individual skill building and leadership development

    Presentations submitted under this category should be designed to enhance individual peer educator or advisor skills or develop perspectives in leadership that will enhance an individual peer educator or advisor’s capacity.

    Learning outcomes for presentations submitted to this category might include:

    • After attending this session, peer educators will understand how to use active listening techniques during program presentation to address audience responses.

    • Participants attending this session will be able to identify three common leadership methodologies for managing peer education groups as a team leader.

    • Peer education advisors will review examples of group budgets and be able to adapt a budget model for use on their own campus.

    Try answering one or more of the following prompting questions in your submission:

    • What specific skills would a participant to this session hope to leave with?

    • How will the skills developed through attending this session benefit a peer educator or an advisor in the work done back on campus?

    • How can participants attending this session continue to develop and master this skill after the session is completed?

    • Which peer education role does the proposed skill this session will teach benefit the most?

     Is the skill developed by this session valuable for peer educators with a specific topical focus (e.g. sexual health, active lifestyles, alcohol prevention, etc.)?

  • Program description and adaptation

    Presentations submitted under this category should be designed to detail an implemented program, policy, or practice on campus, discuss the successes and challenges, and offer perspectives on peer educator and advisor replication or adaptation of the program on their own campuses.

    Learning outcomes for programs presentations to this category might include:

    • “Participants attending this session will discuss the design of Sample University’s “Be You” program and be able to identify the barriers to success a similar program might face at another institution of higher education.”

    • “After attending this session, participants will be able create a plan to implement a program addressing nutrition specifically to commuter students.”

    • “Participants attending this session will be able to replicate a passive table program with at least two of the six examples discussed in this session.”

    Try answering one or more of the following prompting questions in your submission:

    • What was the process of designing the program that will be discussed in the presentation?

    • What were the challenges faced in the design, implementation, or evaluation of the program?

    • What were the successes – both anticipated and unanticipated – of the program?

    • How could a very similar college or university peer education group successfully replicate this program?

    • How could a very different college of university peer education group adapt this program to be successfully implemented on their campus?

    Note: Program Description and Adaptation may include some modeling of what your presentation looked like when it was delivered on campus, but the purpose of presentations submitted under this category is not to simply do your program in its entirety for other peer educators.

  • Peer education group development

    Presentations submitted under this category should be

    designed to build skills and capacities of peer education groups or address peer education group issues. For example, programs might focus on the successful retention of peer educators, how to facilitate group meetings, or training peer education groups on specific core competencies or topical areas.

    Learning outcomes for presentations submitted to this category might include:

    • “Participants attending this session will be able to describe three methods of recruiting peer educators with diverse backgrounds and skillsets.”

    • “After attending this session, participants will be able to use a competency assessment to identify the strengths and gaps of their peer education group.”

    • “Participants attending this session will be able to use an appropriate intervention to address identified group burnout.”

    Try answering one or more of the following prompting questions in your submission:

    • What are the issues that peer education groups are facing?

    • What specific skills or capacities would a participant to this session be prepared to use to help their peer education group succeed?

    • Which strategies are best aligned to address which specific peer education group issues?

    • How can peer educators and peer education advisors identify peer education group issues?

    • What tools or strategies help bring peer education groups from good to great?

  • Cultural trends and campus issues

    Presentations submitted under this category should be designed to raise awareness and prepare peer educators and advisors for new and emerging trends and issues which may impact or change the delivery of peer education on campus.

    Learning outcomes for presentations submitted to this category might include:

    • “After attending this session, participants will be able to plan for changes in administrative funding while maintaining quality peer education efforts.”

    • “Participants attending this session will be able to define new state laws surrounding personal cannabis use for individuals over age 21.”

    • “Participants attending this session will discuss the role of personal identity in peer education work, and be able to deliver peer education curricula surrounding racial identity.”

    Try answering one or more of the following prompting questions in your submission:

    • What is a specific new or emerging trend or issue that peer educators and advisors need to have more knowledge or awareness of?

    • Will campuses be making changes because of the new trend or issue?

    • How will participants attending this session continue to develop understanding on the topic after this session is completed?

    • How will the new or emerging trend or issue impact the delivery of peer education?



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Submission Timeline
  • September 29, 2019
    Call for Programs Deadline - EXTENDED
  • October 8, 2019
    Program Selections Announced

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 2019 NASPA General Assembly.

Jason Davis
Assistant Director, Peer Education Initiatives and Training Programs
Phone: 202-265-7500
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Schedule

The 2019 NASPA General Assembly provides opportunities for formal and informal connections, as well as a variety of learning spaces. Check back regularly for updates to the event schedule!

Wed, Nov 20

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Early Registration

Thu, Nov 21

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.`
Registration/Info Desk
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Advisors Academy
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Next Wave of Sexual Violence Prevention On Campus: A Culture of Respect Workshop
Allison Tombros Korman
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Conference Orientation
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Breakout 1
Audience Engagement 101
Compassion Fatigue 101
It's Time to Get Moving!
Mind Your Language: Reducing Mental Health Stigma
4:55 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.
Breakout 2
Building Leaders through Empowerment: the Students’' Perspective
Developing Comprehensive Evaluation Plan for Peer Education Programs
Level Up Your Instagram
Promoting Connectedness through Restorative Group Development
Sleepy Knights: An Initiative to Promote Healthy Sleep on Campus
The Art of Ghosting
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Opening Session - Leading Imperfectly: The Value of Being Authentic for Leaders and Human Beings
James Robilotta
10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Open Recovery Space

Fri, Nov 22

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration/Info Desk
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
School Exhibit/Agency Set Up
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Silent Auction Open
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast (provided)
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Breakout 3
Boundaries: Where Do Advisors Draw the Line?
Cocky ‘Cause It’s My Birthday: Risk Reduction for Celebratory Drinking
Embodying Your Female Student Body
Pillow Talk
Truth Hurts, You Need Something More Exciting!: Ways to Engage Women of Color on Your Campus
What Do Boundaries, Vulnerability, and Brené Brown Have to Do With Peer Education? Everything!
What's Your MENtality? Healthy Masculinity & Violence Prevention through Mentorship, Engagement, & Networking
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Mini Institutes
Exploring Dimensions of Diversity Through Storytelling
Facilitating Peer Educator Development Utilizing Appreciative Advising Theory
HAZE
Health In Leadership
In It for the Long Haul: Lessons from a Peer Education Program That Has Thrived for 50 Years
Sense & Sensitivity: Trauma-Informed Responses to Pre-/Peri-/Post-Program Testimonials
We Mean Business
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Breakout 4
Tag You're it! Advising Multiple Peer Education Groups in the Same Space
#MeToo Two Years Later- Sexual Violence Prevention Education and Discourse
College Burn Out: Chronic Stress & Student Health
Come Together: Peer Education Collaboration Across Disciplines
Meet Me in the Middle: Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration in Peer Mentor program
National Peer Educator Study: Perceptions of Peers Educators in Motivating Behavior Change
Pick Your Poison
Proper Foreplay: How to Ease the Discomfort of Talking About Sex
Teams Who Play Together Stay Together: Peer Educator Retention and Success through Team Bonding
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Networking Break
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Region Meetings
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
CPE Train the Trainer - Day 1
10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Open Recovery Space

Sat, Nov 23

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast (provided)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Silent Auction/Info Desk
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
CPE Train the Trainer - Day 2
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Keynote Speaker
Felicia Johnson
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Breakout 5
Boundaries: Where Do Students Draw The Line?
Cross-Cultural Mentoring Experiences Between University Students and American Indian Secondary Students
HEART Lessons: Building a Peer Health Education Program
The Price Tastes Right!: Addressing Food Insecurity Through Innovative Nutrition Education
Truth or Dare: An Approach to E-Cigarette Prevention
Mental Health Excused Absence Policy
11:25 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Showcase Sessions
Avoiding Financial Frustration
Paint Night: A Guided Experience for Stress Management
Party House on the Island! – Will You Survive It?
Reverse Trick or Treat: Addressing High Risk Behaviors
Serving Up Nutrition Education
Stall Street Journal - Engaging Students Where They Least Expect It
What's Your Love Language?
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Breakout 6
Enlighten the Mind: Are You Mindful or Is Your Mind Full?
Escape the Vape: A Public Health Crisis
From Peer to Career: Transforming Your Peer Education Experience into Strong Applications for Graduate School and Jobs
Let’s Get Down to Basic (Need)s
Peer Leadership Struggles are REAL
Support for Peer Support: An Examination of Stress in Peer Leaders in Academic Support Programs
That's A Good Question: Answering Difficult Questions
The Bright 5 Programming Initatives of the Coastal Carolina LiveWell Office
Trans* Student Mental Health
2:55 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Breakout 7
Be Kind to Your Mind
Digital Consent: What Does This Mean?
emPOWer Hour: Wellness Promotion One Button at a Time
It's Not All About the Diploma: Creating Student Success Beyond Graduation
Let’s Connect: The Building Blocks of Networking
Measuring the Impact: Exploring How the National Peer Educator Study Can Be a Powerful Tool in Telling Your Peer Education Story
NicoTEENS
Pink Matter: Program Adaptation from One University to Another
4:00 p.m.
Silent Auction Closes
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Take Home Planning
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Awards Banquet
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Dessert Social
10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Open Recovery Space

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

Advisors Academy

Thursday, November 21st • 08.00 AM – 03.00 PM

The role of a collegiate peer health education advisor is complex, ever changing, and sometimes poorly defined. There is no handbook, guide, training, or manual when it comes to working with peer health education groups. This pre-conference session runs from 8:00am- 3:00pm on Thursday, including a working lunch.

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The role of a collegiate peer health education advisor is complex, ever changing, and sometimes poorly defined. Advisor Academy will provide participants with the training, skills and knowledge needed to be an effective collegiate peer health education advisor.

Advisor Academy is designed for individuals who are new to advising peer health education groups. This includes staff and graduate students who are new to the field, as well as seasoned professionals who have not previously advised peer health educators. Whether you come from a public health, student affairs, counseling, or other background, this training will provide the foundation every peer education advisor needs.

To provide advisors with the foundational knowledge needed to effectively advise a peer education group, formal training will occur during General Assembly on Thursday, November 21, 8:00am to 3:00pm. A working lunch will be included in the training.

Advisors Academy will include five modules, including:

  • 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

CPE Train-the-Trainer

Friday, November 22nd • 05.00 PM – 07.30 PM

The CPE Train-the-Trainer Course will provide Peer Education group advisors the opportunity to become an official facilitator of the CPE Course for their campus and students. This two day training will begin Friday evening and conclude Saturday morning (8:00am- 10:00am).

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The CPE Train-the-Trainer Course will provide Peer Education group advisors the opportunity to become an official faciltiator of the CPE Course for their campus and students. While this course normally consists of an online, self-paced training format, we will be offering it in person and on-site at General Assembly.

The Train-the-Trainer course will be held over two days at General Assembly to allow participants to maximize their time at GA. The course will be held during the final breakout session block Friday afternoon and conclude Saturday morning.

The Next Wave of Sexual Violence Prevention On Campus: A Culture of Respect Workshop

Thursday, November 21st • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

There are a set of commonly used sexual violence prevention strategies used by college campuses, including consent education, bystander intervention training, and empathy building. These can be effective strategies, but what might we be missing? In this workshop, peer educators and their advisors will have the opportunity to dive deep into sexual violence prevention and think of new directions for their programming.

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There are a set of commonly used sexual violence prevention strategies used by college campuses, including consent education, bystander intervention training, and empathy building. These can be effective strategies, but what might we be missing? In this workshop, peer educators and their advisors will have the opportunity to dive deep into sexual violence prevention and think of new directions for their programming. First, we will dig into the history of addressing sexual violence in higher education and think about how that history informs current approaches to prevention. Then, we will articulate a comprehensive model for the multifactorial causes of sexual violence and identify strategies that peer educators can focus on. Finally, attendees will be provided with a template for planning a prevention program and spend time identifying tactics for implementation on their campuses.

Registration

Registration is based on NASPA institutional membership status. If your peer education group is part of a college or university that is an institutional member, you and your group can register as many advisors/students as you would like at the member rate. If your institution is not a NASPA member, visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn more about membership.

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Registration Fees

Early Registration
before 10/17/2019
Regular Registration
before 10/31/2019
Late Registration
before 11/21/2019
NASPA Institutional Member
$350
$375
$425
Non Member
$450
$475
$525

Pre-Conference Registration

Early Registration
before 10/17/2019
Regular Registration
before 10/31/2019
Late Registration
before 11/21/2019
NASPA Institutional Member
$75
$75
$75
Non Member
$125
$125
$125

Advisors Academy

Early Registration
before 10/17/2019
Regular Registration
before 10/31/2019
Late Registration
before 11/21/2019
NASPA Institutional Member
$125
$125
$125
Non Member
$175
$175
$175

CPE Train the Trainer

Early Registration
before 10/17/2019
Regular Registration
before 10/31/2019
Late Registration
before 11/21/2019
NASPA Institutional Member
$300
$300
$300
Non Member
$350
$350
$350

CPE Train the Trainer/Advisors Academy Bundle

Early Registration
before 10/17/2019
Regular Registration
before 10/31/2019
Late Registration
before 11/21/2019
NASPA Institutional Member
$375
$375
$375
Non Member
$425
$425
$425

Questions?

Maureen Dechico
Health and Well-being Programs Assistant
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: (202) 265-7500

Policies

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Registration Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation/refund deadline less a $50.00 administrative fee is November 14, 2019. 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. Please click here to submit a refund request. Refunds will not be processed after November 14, 2019 for any reason.

Please allow 7-10 business days for processing. To inquire about the status of a refund after 10 business days, please send an email to refund@naspa.org.

Payment Policy:

Click here to view NASPA’s complete Payment Policies and Procedures.

The registration rate displayed is based on your current membership status. If your membership expires or changes before the event, your registration rate will change, and you will be expected to pay the rate that coincides with your new level of NASPA membership.

Speakers


Sponsors


If you would like to exhibit or sponsor at the 2019 NASPA General Assembly or have any questions, contact Kristie Jerde by phone at 218-280-7578 or via email at kjerde@naspa.org. The deadline for sponsorships and exhibiting opportunities is October 14, 2019. Click here for the exhibit and sponsorship application.

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Venue

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront


Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Baltimore, Maryland

All conference activities will take place at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront .

NASPA has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront starting at $169/night (not including 15.5% state and local taxes). The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Rooms in the conference block may sell out prior to the cut-off date, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.

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Hotel Room Rate/Night
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21202
410-385-3000
$169 - One Bed Single/Double
$169 - Two Bed Single/Double
$189 - Two Bed Triple
$209 - Two Bed Quad

Additional Info

Attire

The suggested dress for the 2019 NASPA General Assembly is business casual. Business casual attire typically consists of khakis or slacks, button up shirts, polos, blazers, a dress or skirt. On Thursday, we encourage you to show your school spirit and recommend that you bring an institution or peer education group branded t-shirt or sweatshirt.

Saturday evening there is an Awards Banquet that most participants choose to wear semi-formal dress. Semi-formal attire includes cocktail dresses, slacks/dress pants, ties, vests, blazers.

School Exhibits

Interested in showcasing your peer education group's programs through an exhibit? Each school will be provided with a six-foot table to showcase peer education efforts on their campus. The winning school exhibit will be awarded a complimentary registration to the 2020 NASPA General Assembly. Submit your application here.

Silent Auction

Each year the NASPA hosts a Silent Auction to fundraise for future General Assembly scholarships. Donate a swag bag from your campus bookstore, books, coffee mugs, water bottles, sunglasses, tote bags, t-shirts, sweatshirts, yoga mats, and other items for your peers to bid on! No item is ever too small. All donated items will be available to bid on throughout the conference. If you have any questions about the items you want to donate, please contact us.

Room Sharing

Please check this document if you are seeking a roommate at the conference hotel. The Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives of NASPA are providing this document as a convenience, and are not responsible for coordinating room shares or for any issues that may arise. 

Continuing Education

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC)

NASPA is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES). Sessions that are eligible for CHES/MCHES credit are noted in the program book. To request CHES or MCHES credit for this event, please pick up the appropriate forms at registration and follow the instructions on the form. NASPA will provide a PDF certificate of attendance, and will report your hours to NCHEC.

General Certificates of Attendance

NASPA is also able to provide a general certificate of attendance from this event to document hours for other licenses or credentials, and/or to document hours that are not eligible for CHES/MCHES credit. To request a general certificate of attendance, please pick up the appropriate form at registration and follow the instructions on the form. NASPA will provide a PDF certificate to document your hours.

The general certificate of attendance can also be used for Category II CHES credits by submitting the Category II claim form to NCHEC within 90 days of the event. Additional information, including the form, is available at https://www.nchec.org/continuing-education. Please contact NCHEC with any questions about this specific process.

Click here for more information on Continuing Education and frequently asked questions. If you have questions about Continuing Education, please contact Teri Gillmor.

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