Signature Initiatives

New Professionals Mentoring Institute (NPMI)

“Take Entry Level to the Next Level”

In continuing the tradition of providing unique and high quality professional development opportunities, NASPA Region I is proud to offer the 10th Annual New Professional Mentoring Institute (NPMI). The NPMI was launched in the fall of 2008 as a means to provide new, full-time professionals in their first two (2) years in the profession instructional sessions co-facilitated by seasoned student affairs administrators and faculty, as well as mentorship from a mid-level or senior level Student Affairs professional.   The program takes place over the course of four sessions, which run from January to May.

For more information, please go to the 2019 NPMI event page

Mid-Level Institute (MLI)

“Making the Most of the Middle”

A Region I signature event, the Mid-Level Institute provides professionals with 5-8 years of professional experience an opportunity to explore the challenges and rewards of leading from the middle.  The cohort based model increases regional connections and offers mentorship from a chief student affairs officer.  The engaging sessions with seasoned student affairs officers, the collegial support, and the time for reflection all make the institute a unique experience.  The Institute is scheduled for four days, one day in each of the months of March through June.

For more information, please go to the 2019 MLI event page.

Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT): Investing in the Future of the Profession

The Student Affairs Leaders of Tomorrow (SALT) conference is designed to help undergraduate students explore the field of student affairs as a career path. Participants will have the opportunity to meet other student leaders who share their same interests, discover the variety of functional areas available to them, meet professionals in the field who will provide guidance, mentorship and direction, and have a chance to learn about and meet representatives from the various graduate programs in student affairs in our region.

To apply, please go to the 2017 NASPA Region I SALT Conference Event Page.

Senior Student Affairs Officers (SSAO) Institute

The Senior Student Affairs Officers (SSAO) Institute is an opportunity for Chief Student Affairs Officers/Vice-Presidents of Student Affairs to discuss topics and issues relevant to their positions. The Institute includes a dinner on Sunday Night and a half-day of programs on Monday. The topic of the SSAO Institute changes every year.