November 12, 2018
The New Professionals and Graduate Students (NPGS) Knowledge Community (KC) is proud to sponsor the 8th Annual NPGS Conference Consortium (CC) at the 2019 NASPA Annual Conference in Los Angeles, CA.
The NPGS CC grew out of a desire to engage new professionals and graduate students in conversations about the present state and future of the student affairs profession.
Approximately 15 participants will meet three times during the NASPA Annual Conference to dialogue about topics chosen by the CC Chairs and NPGS KC Leadership Team. A few articles book chapters, or news stories will be selected for participant s to read prior to participating and will focus the dialogue around a central topic. This is a great professional development opportunity for those looking to become more involved within NASPA.
The goals of the NPGS CC are as follows:
2019 Consortium Tracks
For the 2019 Consortium, we are excited to announce that we will be hosting two groups this year, each focusing on a different track. A group of no more than 15 participants will be selected to participate in each of the two tracks, for a total of 30 participants.
Track 1: Professional Identity and Progressive Leadership
Who should apply? Track 1 is appropriate for graduate students and new professionals who want to help further define out their professional identity.
Description: This track is designed for graduate students and new professionals who want to define their professional identity and engage on discussions on how professional identity impacts the future of participants and the field. This track particularly focuses on professional identity in context of being a progressive professional in the field focused on leading social change in student affairs/higher education.
Track 2: Embracing the Role of the Doctoral Student
Who should apply? Track 2 is appropriate for Doctoral level graduate students and professionals who intend to enter a doctoral program within the next academic year.
Description: This track is designed for doctoral students who want to engage in rich discussions about scholarship in the field, how we can contribute to the field through doctoral work, and how we as scholars and doctoral students understand our roles as change agents and involved members of a democratic society.
If selected to participate in the 2019 NPGS CC, you are expected to:
*Please note that we will not necessarily be using full blocks for each meeting, but the meetings will fall within these time slots and will last at least one hour each.
To be eligible to apply, you must currently be enrolled in a graduate program (Master's or Doctoral) or be a new professional in the field, which is defined as five or less years of full-time professional experience.
Applications are due by Sunday, December 9th, 2018 by 11:59pm PST.
Decisions will be sent by Monday, December 17th, 2018 by 11:59pm PST.
To apply, please send the following information/materials to [email protected]:
If you have any questions about the Consortium or application process, please email [email protected] and someone will be in touch with you.
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