2017 NASPA AVP Institute - Excellence in the “Number Two” Role

January 19 – January 21, 2017
Tampa, Florida

The NASPA AVP Institute – Excellence in the “Number Two” Role – is an intensive three-day program designed to support and develop AVPs in their unique roles on campus.  The Institute is appropriate for both new and seasoned AVPs, first-timers and returners alike.

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.  It is a very intensive experience, and the program will run into the evening each day.

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About

If you report to the vice president for student affairs (or other most senior student affairs officer) on your campus, you’re a “number two” and undoubtedly have a unique and challenging position.  The NASPA AVP Institute – Excellence in the “Number Two” Role, is designed to support AVP success and will help you to navigate the complex individual and institutional challenges that are inherent in the “number two” position.  The Institute’s curriculum focuses on:

  • Innovative and effective leadership in the “number two” role
  • Cultivating just campus communities during an era of increasing student unrest and demands
  • Building and sustaining effective and enriching VPSA-AVP relationships
  • Using data to make decisions and to influence others
  • Understanding and navigating campus politics
  • Thinking and acting strategically for personal and institutional success

Two optional pre-institute sessions will be offered: one for AVPs who are new to the “number two” role and another for seasoned AVPs with at least three years of experience in any AVP role.  All Institute participants must report to the most senior student affairs officer on campus and have substantial responsibility for divisional functions.  Join us in Tampa in January to improve your effectiveness in your challenging role and to expand your AVP peer network.

Click here to see what past institute participants have to say about the NASPA AVP Institute - Excellence in the "Number Two" Role.

 

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  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • Senior Level

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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. 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. (The schedule presented here is subject to changes.)

    Thu, Jan 19

    8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
    Check-in for Optional Pre-Institute Sessions
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Pre-Institute Session for New AVPs
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Pre-Institute Session for "Seasoned" AVPs
    10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Institute Check-in
    1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Institute Welcome and Introductions
    2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Institute Opening Session
    3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
    Break
    3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    Getting to the Heart of the VPSA-AVP Relationship
    4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Break
    5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
    Faculty-led Reflection Groups
    5:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
    Break
    6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
    Institute Reception
    7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Dinner (required, no-host) with Institute Participants

    Fri, Jan 20

    7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
    Breakfast
    8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
    Introduction of Day 2
    8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Preparing for, Initiating and Reacting to Change in Your Dynamic Head!
    10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Break
    10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Concurrent Session A: The Sponsor Effect: Pushing, Pulling and Promoting You
    10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Concurrent Session B: The AVP Role in Closing the Opportunity Gap
    12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Institute Luncheon with Speaker
    Kevin Kruger, President, NASPA
    2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
    Break
    2:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    "It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win."
    4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Break
    4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Faculty-led Reflection Groups
    5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
    Break
    5:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
    One-on-one Consultations with Institute Faculty (optional)
    7:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
    Dinner (optional, no-host) with Institute Participants

    Sat, Jan 21

    7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
    Breakfast
    7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
    Concurrent Session A: Building a High-performing Team
    7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
    Concurrent Session B: Big Data. Big Impact.
    9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
    Break
    9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Navigating Institutional Politics
    10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Faculty-led Reflection Groups
    11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Institute Closing Session

    Pre-Conference Programs & Events

    Pre-Institute Session for New AVPs: Navigating Your First Year (and Beyond) as an AVP

    Thursday, January 19th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

    Are you an AVP or “number two” who is in the first year of your position?

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    If so, this half-day pre-institute session is designed specifically with you in mind! The three-hour workshop will focus on supporting your successful transition into the complex and challenging role of campus AVP. The highly-interactive sessions will include the following topics:

    • New expectations in the AVP role
    • Transition advice
    • Managing in your new role
    • How being promoted from within and external hires differ
    • Creating an action plan for success

    Check-in for this pre-institute workshop will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2017.  The full NASPA AVP Institute - Excellence in the "Number Two" Role will begin at 1:00 p.m. that day.

    Pre-Institute Session for "Seasoned" AVPs

    Thursday, January 19th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

    Are you an AVP or "number two" who has served in any AVP role(s) for at least three years?

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    The years pass quickly when you first start an AVP role, and suddenly you find yourself in the “seasoned” category. This session is designed for individuals who have been in any AVP or “number two” role for three or more years.  This three-hour workshop will allow participants to reflect and recommit to the work.  This session will provide opportunities to:

    • Review and reflect on past AVP experiences that have impacted your perspectives
    • Network with fellow participants through semi-structured activities
    • Discuss reasons for remaining in the role, including how the work may be different, and strategies on how to remain effective

    Participants will leave with a fresh perspective on how to maximize the AVP role and a plan to put things into action.

    Check-in for this pre-institute workshop will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2017.  The full NASPA AVP Institute - Excellence in the "Number Two" Role will begin at 1:00 p.m. that day.

    Registration

    This professional development program is designed for AVPs and other "number twos" who report to the most senior student affairs officer on campus and have substantial responsibility for divisional functions.  The Institute is appropriate for both new and seasoned AVPs and institute first-timers and returners alike.

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

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    INSTITUTE REGISTRATION FEES

    Early Bird
    before 12/09/2016
    Regular
    before 12/30/2016
    Late
    before 01/13/2017
    NASPA Member
    $625
    $825
    $925
    Non-Member
    $825
    $1025
    $1125

    Pre-Institute Session for New AVPs

    Early Bird
    before 12/09/2016
    Regular
    before 12/30/2016
    Late
    before 01/13/2017
    NASPA Member
    $75
    $105
    $145
    Non-Member
    $125
    $155
    $195

    Pre-Institute Session for Seasoned AVPs

    Early Bird
    before 12/09/2016
    Regular
    before 12/30/2016
    Late
    before 01/13/2017
    NASPA Member
    $75
    $105
    $145
    Non-Member
    $125
    $155
    $195

    Questions?

    Tonya Murphy
    Member Services Coordinator
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: (202) 265-7500 ext. 1183

    James Stascavage
    Senior Director of Leadership and Senior Student Affairs Officers Initiatives
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: (202) 719-1172

    Policies

    View Registration Policies

    Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is December 8, 2016, 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].

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


    • Jason Pina, Institute Director

      Jason Pina, Institute Director

      Vice President for Student Affairs
      Ohio University
    • Ashanti Hands

      Ashanti Hands

      Vice President of Student Services
      San Diego Mesa College
    • Cynthia Hernandez

      Cynthia Hernandez

      Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
      Texas A & M University
    • Jeanna Mastrodicasa

      Jeanna Mastrodicasa

      Associate Vice President for Operations
      Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
    • Byron McCrae

      Byron McCrae

      Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
      Hampshire College
    • Art Munin

      Art Munin

      Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Development/Dean of Students
      University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
    • Gigi Secuban

      Gigi Secuban

      Associate Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs/Director, Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations
      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Speakers


    • Teri Bump

      Teri Bump

      Vice President of University Relations & Student Affairs
      American Campus Communities

      Speaker Bio

    • Ellen Heffernan

      Ellen Heffernan

      President
      Spelman Johnson

      Speaker Bio

    • Kevin Kruger

      Kevin Kruger

      President
      NASPA

      Speaker Bio

    • Lori White

      Lori White

      Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
      Washington University in St. Louis

      Speaker Bio

    Venue

    Westin Tampa Harbour Island


    Westin Tampa Harbour Island
    Tampa, FL

    All institute activities will take place at the Westin Tampa Harbour Island.

    The Westin Tampa Harbour Island has arranged for special room rates for institute attendees starting at $199/night (not including 12% state and local taxes). Reservations must be made by Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Please make your reservations as soon as possible, as hotel blocks tend to sell out for NASPA events. 

    BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM NOW

    Hotel Room Rate/Night
    Westin Tampa Harbour Island
    725 South Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602
    813-229-5000
    $199 - Single/Double
    • Travel

      Tampa is serviced by Tampa International Airport (TPA). The Westin Tampa Harbour Island is approximately 20 minutes from the airport.

    • Transportation

      Shuttles
      For more information regarding shuttle providers to and from TPA, please visit the Ground Transportation section of the TPA website.

      Taxis
      Taxi cabs are available at the curbside outside the Baggage Claim Level. For more information regarding taxi cab service, please visit the Ground Transportation page of the TPA website. Taxi fare from TPA to the Westin Tampa Harbour Island is approximately $25 one-way.

      Rental Cars
      For more information on available rental car companies and contact information, please visit the Ground Transportation page of the TPA website.

    • Weather

      Temperatures in Tampa in January are in the high-60s F during the day and the low-50s in the evening. As the institute gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

    Additional Info

    We hope that you will explore Tampa 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 Tampa many times. The official tourism website for Tampa is one of many online resources available to visitors.

    Attire
    The dress for NASPA events is business casual.

    Parking
    The Westin Tampa Harbour Island has provided a discounted daily self-parking rate of $10 for all institute attendees over the conference dates.


    Past Institute Participant Testimonials

    “I attended the NASPA AVP Institute during my first year in the role and found it to be invaluable.  It allowed me to think about the unique role as a leader and as a supporter, and the opportunity to connect with colleagues from across the country was incredibly helpful. I also attended the institute in my second year and found it to be equally valuable as the institute faculty kept the content fresh and relevant.”​
     - Terry Martinez, Associate Vice Provost/Dean of Students, Johns Hopkins University

    “The Institute provided an intimate setting to engage with colleagues from throughout the country and with the Institute’s excellent faculty. The sessions were exceptionally well done and provided both real-world context and theoretical frameworks for serving in the AVP role.”
     - Salvador B. Mena, Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Rutgers University

    “During my time at the AVP Institute, I learned a great deal about the complexity in navigating the political landscape of an institution, the importance of building relationships across campus, and the strategies need to effectively budget and strategically plan in an ever-changing environment. I also appreciated the opportunity to network with and learn from peers across the country who hold similar roles in Student Affairs.”
     - Elizabeth Bapasola, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, The College of New Jersey

    “In my first year as AVP/Dean of Students, the NASPA AVP Institute was invaluable in getting me set up for success.  It challenged me to think strategically about how I was going to begin this new endeavor, and the connections I made at the Institute will continue to be beneficial throughout my career.”
     - Art Munin, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students, Illinois State University

    “The NASPA AVP Institute is an exemplary professional development experience.  The highly curated, well thought-out experience included meaningful opportunities for networking with peers, conversations on critical issues impacting institutions of higher education in general and AVPs in particular, and highly personalized, individual conversations with SSAOs.  I will certainly be participating in this institute with as much frequency as my schedule permits!”
     - David Clark, Assistant Vice President for Campus Life and Assistant Dean in the College, The University of Chicago

    “The NASPA AVP Institute was a transformation event for me.  Not only were the faculty insightful, I connected with people in the same role as me and I am still utilizing those relationships to help troubleshoot challenges in my own day-to-day job.  It was also fun to spend time with a group of fellow professionals who understand and appreciate my role.”
     - Eric E. Arneson, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Florida International University

    "The NASPA AVP Institute provided a great framework for understanding the unique challenges and opportunities for AVPs.  As a new AVP it was great to develop a network of peers in similar positions that understand the role of the AVP."
     - Dannie Moore, Assistant Vice President for Student Inclusiveness, Northern Kentucky University

    "The AVP Institute curriculum was truly foundational for me as a new AVP.  Timely topics such as resource management, assessment, and inclusion were presented through an AVP lens and formed how I address these areas in my daily role. Spending this time with other professionals in similar roles created a community for me in the field that I know I can continue to rely upon for feedback and ideas moving forward."
     - Angela Lauer Chong, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students, Health & Wellness, Division of Student Affairs, The College of New Jersey

    "The AVP Institute was an excellent opportunity to build professional connections with colleagues doing similar work around the world.  I appreciated the focus on current hot topics in higher education and the small group discussions about our role in addressing them."
     - Erica O'Neal Howard, Senior Associate Dean of Students, Occidental College

    “The NASPA AVP Institute provided the appropriate combination of “looking up” as well as being razor sharp on emerging issues within the profession.  I was able to bring home practical solutions for day-to-day challenges.  I was also challenged to look at myself holistically.  The time was both refreshing and inspiring.”
     - Laurie Betting, Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness, University of North Dakota

    “I attended the 2015 NASPA AVP Institute feeling isolated in my new role. When I left, I had discovered a network of colleagues who were experiencing or had solved every one of the challenges that I was facing on a daily basis, and the information that was shared has become the cornerstone of my professional practice and challenges me to be better each day. Now when challenges occur, I have the people and information behind me to be more confident in my decisions and actions. The NASPA AVP Institute was a career enhancing experience like few others I have encountered.”
     - Kyle Baillie, Director, Student Life & Development, University of the Fraser Valley

    "The NASPA AVP Institute provided reflection time that all leaders need, the information to think differently and creatively about old problems, and the connections with other AVPs that have proven useful ever since New Orleans.  I would recommend without hesitation attending this Institute if you can."
     - Paul J. McLoughlin II, Dean of Students, Lafayette College

    "The institute not only gave me personal information to help me grow in this position (as I was less than a year in at the time) but gave me the ability to look from 30,000 feet to see what the needs might be within my area of responsibility."
     - Kim Turner, Assistant Vice President for Student Support & Business Operations, Northern Kentucky University

    "Participating in the AVP Institute provided an infusion of renewed enthusiasm and passion for my role as a campus leader.  Actively participating in the smaller institute setting allowed for group dialogue and the rare opportunity to share strengths and challenges of managing up and down in the unique role one plays as an AVP."
     - Renie Moss, Assistant Dean for Campus Life, Samford University

    "If you have a desire to learn how to become the most effective “number two” or the next “number one,” then this institute is the place to be.  Since leaving the institute my motivation to learn more has elevated, and my commitment to be more effective has been sustained."
     - Mark Gumble, Assistant Vice President, Student Development & Enrollment Services, University of Central Florida

    "The AVP Institute provided me with a network of peers I can call upon as I respond to multitude of issues that come my way. This network, when combined with the opportunity to hear from other AVPs and how they manage their role on campus, was important for me in my own skill development as well as my confidence in knowing I can be successful in this role."
     - Bruce Skinner, Assistant Vice President for Student Success, Southeast Missouri State University

    "One thing I really enjoyed about the Institute was how it was as relevant to new “number twos” as it was to older, more experienced ones. The ability to develop a network of colleagues from across the country was invaluable and useful to me and I am sure to others."
     - Michael Ginsburg, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago

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