2015 NASPA Mid-Level Administrators Conference

June 04 – June 06, 2015
Kansas City, MO

The 2015 NASPA Mid-Level Administrators Conference is a national professional development conference designed to provide mid-level student affairs professionals with the opportunity to engage with colleagues and senior student affairs administrators and further develop their professional competencies.

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The 2015 NASPA Mid-Level Administrators Conference is a national professional development conference designed to provide mid-level student affairs professionals with the opportunity to engage with colleagues and senior student affairs administrators. Participants will gain insights from promising practices and personal reflections to further develop their professional competencies, networking and supervisory skills, and acquire new skills and strategies to improve their professional practice. The Mid-level Administrators Conference is designed for those practitioners with at least five years of student affairs experience, who supervise full time staff members and are primarily responsible for several student affairs functions on campus.

As a result of this experience, participants will be able to:

  • Develop the skill to manage from the middle both internally to include staff and supervisors, and externally to include stakeholders and cross campus constituents;
  • Continue to refine personal code of ethics and gain an understanding on the impacts of professional leadership roles;
  • Reflect on personal strengths and areas for development to lead within student affairs;
  • Envision your professional growth and learn the options on advancing and/or transitioning careers; and
  • Build a network of mid-level colleagues.

 

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  • Mid-Level

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Call for Programs

The conference planning committee is seeking proposals which provide evidence of strong student affairs practices and professional development content for mid-level professionals within student affairs.  Presenters are asked to have a minimum of ten years of work experience, considered a senior level administrator, and robust background in the topical area. Presenters will be asked to identify the intended learning outcome in relationship to the program as programs will be selected based upon these relationships.  The call for workshops closed April 15.

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics



Submission Timeline
  • March 30, 2015
    Call for Programs Deadline

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 2015 NASPA Mid-Level Administrators Conference.

Lucy Fort
Assistant Director of Educational Programs
Phone: 202-265-7500, ext 1171
Email: [email protected]

Schedule

The tentative schedule is posted for your review.  Please note that there may be small adjustments to the schedule.

Thu, Jun 04

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Workshop Your Personal Brand: Navigating Your Professional Path in Student Affairs
Robert Page, assistant to the president, Metropolitan Community College Area
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Conference Welcome and Opening Plenary Session
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions I
Do the Right Thing
Vince Loffredo, Vice Chancellor of Student Services, The University of Kansas Medical Center
Courageous Conversations: An Examination of Intersecting Identities in our work
Clint-Michael Reneau, director, office of disability services & Title IX student conduct specialist, Texas State University
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions II
Leading and managing change in college administration
Ainsley Carry, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, University of Southern California
Expanding Supervisory Influence: Propelling One’s Staff Through Coaching
Debra Griffith, director, educational opportunity program, San Jose State University Tom Segar, vice president for student affairs, Shepherd University
5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Opening Reception

Fri, Jun 05

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration
7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Small Group Reflection Meetings
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions III
Establishing a Clear Career Path
Kimberley Turner, assistant vice president for student support and business operations, Northern Kentucky University Victoria Suttmiller, associate director of university housing, Northern Kentucky University
Strategic Thinking and Planning: A Value-Added Skill for Mid-Level Administrators
Evette Castillo Clark, Dean of Students, St. Mary's College
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Facilitated Discussions with Faculty
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Lunch
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions IV
Being an Apprentice: A Development Approach for Improving Competencies
Franklyn E. Taylor, vice president for student affairs, St. Louis Community College Lita Pener, director for professional development & quality, St. Louis Community College
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Panel Discussion
Evette Castillo Clark, Dean of Students, St. Mary's College Ainsley Carry, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, University of Southern California Hallie Hunt, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the Center for Student Conduct, University of California-Berkeley Levester “LJ” Johnson, Vice President for Student Affairs, Butler University Vincent Loffredo, Vice Chancellor of Students, University of Kansas - Medical Center, San Jose State University Robert Page, Assistant to the President, Metropolitan Community College Area
5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Small Group Reflection Meetings
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dinner on Own

Sat, Jun 06

7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Registration
7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions V
The Student Affairs Imperative: Redefining Student Affairs as Fundamental to Higher Education
Robert Page, assistant to the president, Metropolitan Community College Area
Leading and managing change in college administration
Ainsley Carry, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, University of Southern California
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Reflection Meetings with Faculty
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Closing Session

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

Your Personal Brand: Navigating Your Professional Path in Student Affairs

Friday, June 5th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Robert Page, Assistant to the President, Metropolitan Community College, Tammara Durham, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, University of Kansas

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The goal and mission of this workshop will be to help participants think about their personal plan for their careers. Though an interactive program, this pre-conference will address issues such as professionalism, mentoring and networking, professional growth and ethics. As a mid-level administrator, how do you best approach these topics to ensure personal and professional growth? Leave this conversation with a start to developing your personal career plan, connecting with fellow colleagues, and learning the tools to strengthen your personal brand.

Registration

Registration rates are based on your NASPA individual membership. If you are not a member, please visit the NASPA Membership page for more information.

Registration Fees

Early-Bird
before 04/15/2015
Regular
04/16/2015 to 05/15/2015
Late
after 05/16/2015
NASPA Member
$550
$600
$650
Non-Member
$750
$800
$850

Questions?

Lucy Fort
Assistant Director of Educational Programs
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-265-7500, ext 1171

Policies

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The cancellation deadline for a full refund is April 24, 2015, less a $50.00 administrative fee.  All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing.  No refunds will be given after this date for any reason.  All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing to [email protected].

Faculty

We are excited to introduce you to the 2015 Mid-Level Administrators Conference Faculty.


  • Dr. Ainsley Carry

    Dr. Ainsley Carry

    Vice Provost for Students Affairs
    University of Southern California

    Faculty Bio

  • Dr. Evette Castillo Clark

    Dr. Evette Castillo Clark

    Dean of Students
    St. Mary's College of California

    Faculty Bio

Venue

Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza


Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
Kansas City, MO

The award winning Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza hotel puts you in the heart of Kansas City, where you will enjoy excellent service that exemplies Marriott. Overlooking the Country Club Plaza, our Kansas City Plaza hotel is at the sophisticated cetner of the dining, shopping and cultural scene. This hotel is also within minutes of Power & Light District, Kauffman Center, Crown Center and the Sprint Center.

The Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza has arranged special room rates for conference attendees starting at $134/night (not including 15.85% local and state taxes and a city fee of $1.74 per room night). Reservations must be made by Thursday, May 12, 2015.  Please make your reservations as soon as possible, as hotel blocks tend to sell out for NASPA events.

Please Note: All reservation requests will require a credit card or a first night room deposit within 14 days after the guestroom is confirmed by the hotel (but no later than the cut-off date). Personal checks, money orders or valid major credit card will be needed for the deposit. Deposits will be refunded for rooms cancelled more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Name changes to room reservations may be made up to the day of arrival at no charge.

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM NOW

Book Your Hotel Now

For hotel questions, please contact:
Lucy Fort
Assistant Director of Educational Programs
[email protected]

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
4445 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 531-3000
$134 - Single/Double
  • Travel

    Kansas City is serviced by Kansas City International Airport (MCI). The Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza is approximately 23 miles from the airport.

  • Transportation

    Shuttles
    NASPA has worked with Super Shuttle to secure a discounted rate for shared ride shuttle service from MCI to the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza. Please visit the NASPA Super Shuttle page to make reservations and for more information. The discounted rate is $32.00 round trip.

    Taxis
    For more information on taxi service, including available companies and rates, please visit the Taxi Service page of the MCI website. Taxi fare from MCI to the hotel is approximtely $70 one-way.

    Rental Cars
    For more information on rental cars, including available companies and contact information, please visit the Rental Car Services page of the MCI website.

  • Weather

    Temperatures in Kansas City in June are around 85 degrees F during the day and around 60 degrees F at night. As the event gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for the most up-to-date weather information.

Additional Info

We hope that you will explore Kansas City, when not busy with the conference, or if you arrive in the city before the program begins. There are plenty of things to do and see if you are a first-time visitor or even if you have been to Kansas City many times. The offical tourism website for Kansas City is one many online resources available to visitors.

Attire
The dress for NASPA events is business casual.

Parking
The Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza has provided discounted self-parking for all conference attendees of $10/day.

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