WRC SA Speaks Presents…

Lisa Cooper Wilkins, SA Speaks Chair

October 31, 2018

“I am Gen Z”                                                                                                                                    

How has your generation been stereotyped?  The examples of adults complaining about younger generations are as old as Plato.  Let’s change the narrative and be purposeful and positive when onboarding Gen Z.  Let’s maximize instead of minimize at a time when we need diversity driven creativity, cost effective innovation and solutions to new problems.  How will you serve, lead or even be led by the next generation? Join and discover how the changing demographics on campus and in our workforce will collide with your work and life.  Change is a given so understanding the impact and gifts of this generation will serve us all.  If your goals include outstanding service to students, high team satisfaction and performance start here and get to know your future now.

Teri Bump, Vice President of University Relations & Student Affairs for American Campus Communities (first publicly traded student housing REIT)

“Reclaiming your Happiness: Manifesting emotional fulfillment in your life and that of your students”                                                                                                                              

This session will provide an overview on how to manifest emotional fulfillment in your life and that of your students through the law of attraction. This relates directly to the conference theme/conference read because it’s looking at new ways to develop our students and ourselves through holistic wellness and healing.

Michael Lemus, Serna Center Coordinator, CSU Sacramento

“Conversation Cure? Revitalizing the approach to critical conversations with Students"                                                                                                                                    

I will examine the way we approach critical conversations with students and share new strategies for how we frame topics that ensure greater success for our most vulnerable student populations.

Dameion Renault, Manager, Guardian Scholars, Foster Youth Services, San Joaquin Delta College

“Am I Bias”                                                                                                                                   

As educational leaders in a global world, we must be able to look ourselves in the mirror in order to allow our full-self to meet not only our students, but our faculty, staff and administration where they are, in order to disrupt a system. This self-evaluation does not exclude the policies and procedures and the historical context that has plagued our systems, since the first brick and mortar foundations were laid. 

Dr. Michael Marion, Bureau Chief  for California Private Postsecondary Education

“I’m yelling’: The things they (we) bring”                                                                                                                                      

Students are entering post-secondary education with a suitcase full of nonacademic needs. What pathways are we as Student Affairs Practitioners providing for our students to share their stories? For me, my pathway was poetry!

Rosie Simpson, Program Coordinator – SUCCESS TRiO Program, University of the Pacific; TRiO Alumni & NUFP Alumni    

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