2015-01-14

2015 NASPA Institute for New Vice Presidents for Student Affairs

October 11 – October 14, 2015
Alexandria, Virginia

The NASPA Institute for New Vice Presidents for Student Affairs is a foundational three-day learning and networking experience that prepares new VPSAs to be strategic decision-makers, highly-effective managers, and transformational leaders.

About

Do you want to be the best vice president on your cabinet?  The NASPA Institute for New VPSAs not only positions you to lead your division effectively, it supports your success as an institutional leader.  Designed by some of the field’s best VPSAs, the innovative curriculum focuses on:

  • Managing for heightened organizational performance;
  • Entrepreneurial leadership; and
  • Achieving systemic and transformational change

This professional development opportunity is designed for first-time VPSAs (and other most senior student affairs officers on campus such as vice chancellors and deans of students depending on organizational structure) who have not assumed office or are in the first two years of their VPSA position. Participants must be the most senior student affairs officer on their campus.

About the Institute Model

This exclusive professional development program is an institute.  Unlike conferences where participants choose to participate (or not) in concurrent sessions, during this institute all attendees will participate in the same cohort experience and are expected to engage fully in all aspects of the program including meals and offsite activities.  It is a very intensive experience, and the program will run into the evening each day.

Join us in Alexandria, Virginia in October and leave the Institute prepared to become the best VP on your campus.

 

Presented By

James E. Scott Academy

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Vice President for Student Affairs

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Schedule

This exclusive professional development program is an institute.  Unlike conferences where participants choose to participate (or not) in concurrent sessions, during this institute all attendees will participate in the same cohort experience and are expected to engage fully in all aspects of the program including meals and offsite activities.  It is a very intensive experience, and the program will run into the evening each day.  Please plan your travel so that you are able to participate in the entire institute.

Sun, Oct 11

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Check-in for optional Pre-Institute Session for Participants Who Are Relatively New to Student Affairs
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Pre-Institute Session for Participants Who Are Relatively New to Student Affairs
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Institute Check-in
1:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Institute Program
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Institute Reception
7:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Dinner (no host) with Institute Participants

Mon, Oct 12

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast
8:45a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Institute Program
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Institute Luncheon
1:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Institute Program
4:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Break
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Institute Dinner with Speaker

Tue, Oct 13

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast
8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Institute Program
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch
12:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Free time; optional organized tours of DC attractions
3:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Institute Program
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Institute Reception hosted by Gallup

Wed, Oct 14

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Institute Program

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

On Sunday morning, October 11, Institute faculty will conduct a special optional session for VPSAs who are relatively new to the field of student affairs (e.g., VPSAs with faculty or academic administration backgrounds).

Pre-Institute Session for Participants Who Are Relatively New to Student Affairs

Sunday, October 11th • 09.30 AM – 11.30 AM

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One of the Institute's strengths is that it draws participants from remarkably diverse backgrounds and experiences including some who are relatively new to the field of student affairs. Please join the Institute faculty and other new-to-student-affairs VPSAs for some informal discussion about the opportunities and challenges connected with assuming the VPSA role without a deep student affairs background and anything else that’s on your mind!

Registration

This professional development program is designed for first-time VPSAs (and other most senior student affairs officers on campus such as vice chancellors and deans of students depending on organizational structure) who have not assumed office or are in the first two years of their VPSA position. Participants must be the most senior student affairs officer on their campus.

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

Registration Fees

Early Bird
before 08/31/2015
Regular
08/31/2015 to 10/04/2015
NASPA Member
$845
$995
Non-Member
$1045
$1195

Questions?

Tonya Murphy
Member Services Coordinator
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1183

Policies

View Registration Policies

Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is August 30, 2015, less a $50.00 administrative fee.  No refunds will be given after the deadline for any reason.  All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing and sent to [email protected]. 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.

Group Registration Discount: NASPA offers a discount for members registering in groups of two or more individuals from a single institution. To apply for this discount send a request in writing to [email protected] prior to applying payment to registration orders. Please include all registrants’ full names, the institution name, and the title of the event. The membership department will follow up for any additional information required and provide a personalized discount code each member of your group can use when processing payment.

Purchase Orders: NASPA does NOT accept purchase orders as a form of payment. For registrants requiring an invoice to have a check payment processed, please use the Bill Me payment method to complete your registration. The resulting invoice can be found and downloaded under the My NASPA section of the website (must be logged-in), by selecting the View Invoices link from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, email a request to Membership to have a PDF of your invoice sent to you. Bill Me registrations are considered complete and will hold your place in an event, however the balance due must be settled prior to attending.

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

Additional Questions? Please contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail to [email protected].

Faculty

Accomplished vice presidents for student affairs from a variety of institutional types will serve as the Institute's faculty.


  • Joan Kindle, Institute Director

    Joan Kindle, Institute Director

    Vice Chancellor for Education and Training
    Eastern Iowa Community College District
  • Mamta Accapadi

    Mamta Accapadi

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    Rollins College
  • Shannon Ellis

    Shannon Ellis

    Vice President for Student Services
    University of Nevada, Reno
  • Ajay Nair

    Ajay Nair

    Senior Vice President & Dean of Campus Life
    Emory University

Venue

Hilton Alexandria Old Town


Hilton Alexandria Old Town
Alexandria, VA

All institute activities will take place at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town.

Located in the historic, vibrant King Street neighborhood, the Hilton Alexandria Old Town hotel, which was renovated in April 2014, is one of the most convenient hotels in Alexandria, VA for business and leisure travelers visiting Washington, DC. The hotel is just steps away from King Street Metro station and close to Reagan National Airport. Downtown DC attractions and government buildings are minutes away by Metro. After a long day exploring DC, reinvigorate with a workout in the fitness center.

The Hilton Alexandria Old Town has arranged special room rates for institute attendees starting at $195/night (not including 14.5% state and local taxes and a $1.00 city tax per room night). Reservations must be made by Friday, September 18, 2015. Please make your reservations as soon as possible, as hotel blocks tend to sell out for NASPA events.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Hilton Alexandria Old Town
1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 837-0440
$195 - Single
$195 - Double
  • Travel

    Alexandria is serviced by Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). The Hilton is approximately 4 miles from the airport.

  • Transportation

    Metrorail
    For more information on Metrorail Service, please visit the Metrorail page.

    Shuttles
    For more information on shuttle service, please visit the Super Shuttle page of the DCA website. A shared-ride shuttle service to the Hilton is approximately $18 one-way.

    Taxis
    Taxis are dispatched from convenient locations on the arrivals curb just outside the baggage claim areas of each terminal. For more information, please visit the Ground Transportation page of the DCA website.

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

  • Weather

    Temperatures in Alexandria in October are around 60 degrees F. As the institute gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

Additional Info

We hope that you will explore Alexandria if you arrive in the city before the program begins or stay after its conclusion. There are plenty of things to do and see if you are a first-time visitor or even if you have been to Alexandria many times. The official tourism websites for Alexandria is one of many online resources available to visitors.

Attire
The dress for NASPA events is business casual.

Parking
The Hilton Old Town Alexandria has provided discounted parking of $12.00/day to all attendees over the program dates.

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