2017 BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA General Assembly

November 16 – November 19, 2017
Denver, Colorado

Students and advisors from across the nation will gather in Denver to be inspired, share ideas, and build exceptional peer education programs and strategies in health, safety, and student leadership.

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The BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA General Assembly allows attendees to take advantage of a tremendous selection of learning opportunities including 90+ educational sessions, keynote speakers, and featured presentations from renowned speakers. We will also be offering pre-conference learning opportunities, including our Certified Peer Educator (CPE) Training for attendees.

There are many great opportunities for professionals and students throughout the conference. At General Assembly, peer educators gain new ideas and strategies for their programming and awareness events. Advisors learn how to make prevention efforts stronger on their campuses while supporting the students who make it happen. As a student peer educator you will be able to attend presentations from professionals and other peer groups on high-risk drinking prevention, sexual responsibility, mental health, violence prevention, tobacco prevention, or other health and safety issues.

All campuses are welcome to attend to learn from other institutions and to share successes. General Assembly is the culminating annual event of peer education efforts. It’s impossible to leave without new ideas, new ways of thinking, new information, and new friends. This conference is perfect to energize students, motivate advisors, and re-commit to making peer education and student health a campus priority.

Each year, General Assembly culminates with a banquet. During the banquet, the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA are honored to present awards in four categories; Outstanding Student, Outstanding Advisor, Outstanding Program, and Outstanding Peer Education Group.  The deadline for nominations is October 5, 2017.

With generous support from the NASPA Foundation, the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA offers several scholarships to mitigate the cost of attending General Assembly. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is October 5, 2017. The scholarship application is now available.

Continuing Education
National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC)

NASPA is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES).

Click here for more information on Continuing Education and frequently asked questions.

If you have questions about Continuing Education, please contact Teri Gillmor at [email protected].

 

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This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate

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Call for Programs

For over 40 years, peer educators have been saving lives and transforming campus environments. The BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA General Assembly is your opportunity to shift from educating the students on our respective campuses to sharing your talents with peer education groups from across the country. One of the best opportunities to share your talents is to submit an educational session for our General Assembly in Denver, CO November 16-19, 2017.  Session topics may include advising skills and issues, peer education group issues, student leadership and development, nutrition and fitness, promoting mental health and wellness, sexual health and relationships, alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention, or sexual violence prevention and response.

General Interest Sessions are 50 minutes in duration. Showcase Sessions are also 50 minutes in duration, but are grouped by topic area. Each Showcase Session allows 2-3 campuses 10-15 minutes to present their work.

The Call for Programs is now closed.

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • Individual skill building and leadership development

    Presentations submitted under this category should be designed to enhance individual peer educator or advisor skills or develop perspectives in leadership that will enhance an individual peer educator or advisor’s capacity.

    Learning outcomes for presentations submitted to this category might include:

    • After attending this session, peer educators will understand how to use active listening techniques during program presentation to address audience responses.

    • Participants attending this session will be able to identify three common leadership methodologies for managing peer education groups as a team leader.

    • Peer education advisors will review examples of group budgets and be able to adapt a budget model for use on their own campus.

    Try answering one or more of the following prompting questions in your submission:

    • What specific skills would a participant to this session hope to leave with?

    • How will the skills developed through attending this session benefit a peer educator or an advisor in the work done back on campus?

    • How can participants attending this session continue to develop and master this skill after the session is completed?

    • Which peer education role does the proposed skill this session will teach benefit the most?

    Is the skill developed by this session valuable for peer educators with a specific topical focus (e.g. sexual health, active lifestyles, alcohol prevention, etc.)?

  • Program description & adaptation

    Presentations submitted under this category should be designed to detail an implemented program, policy, or practice on campus, discuss the successes and challenges, and offer perspectives on peer educator and advisor replication or adaptation of the program on their own campuses.

    Learning outcomes for programs presentations to this category might include:

    • “Participants attending this session will discuss the design of Sample University’s “Be You” program and be able to identify the barriers to success a similar program might face at another institution of higher education.”

    • “After attending this session, participants will be able create a plan to implement a program addressing nutrition specifically to commuter students.”

    • “Participants attending this session will be able to replicate a passive table program with at least two of the six examples discussed in this session.”

    Try answering one or more of the following prompting questions in your submission:

    • What was the process of designing the program that will be discussed in the presentation?

    • What were the challenges faced in the design, implementation, or evaluation of the program?

    • What were the successes – both anticipated and unanticipated – of the program?

    • How could a very similar college or university peer education group successfully replicate this program?

    • How could a very different college of university peer education group adapt this program to be successfully implemented on their campus?

    Note: Program Description and Adaptation may include some modeling of what your presentation looked like when it was delivered on campus, but the purpose of presentations submitted under this category is not to simply do your program in its entirety for other peer educators.

  • Peer education group development

    Presentations submitted under this category should be designed to build skills and capacities of peer education groups or address peer education group issues. For example, programs might focus on the successful retention of peer educators, how to facilitate group meetings, or training peer education groups on specific core competencies or topical areas.

    Learning outcomes for presentations submitted to this category might include:

    • “Participants attending this session will be able to describe three methods of recruiting peer educators with diverse backgrounds and skillsets.”

    • “After attending this session, participants will be able to use a competency assessment to identify the strengths and gaps of their peer education group.”

    • “Participants attending this session will be able to use an appropriate intervention to address identified group burnout.”

    Try answering one or more of the following prompting questions in your submission:

    • What are the issues that peer education groups are facing?

    • What specific skills or capacities would a participant to this session be prepared to use to help their peer education group succeed?

    • Which strategies are best aligned to address which specific peer education group issues?

    • How can peer educators and peer education advisors identify peer education group issues?

    • What tools or strategies help bring peer education groups from good to great?

  • Cultural trends and campus issues

    Presentations submitted under this category should be designed to raise awareness and prepare peer educators and advisors for new and emerging trends and issues which may impact or change the delivery of peer education on campus.

    Learning outcomes for presentations submitted to this category might include:

    • “After attending this session, participants will be able to plan for changes in administrative funding while maintaining quality peer education efforts.”

    • “Participants attending this session will be able to define new state laws surrounding personal cannabis use for individuals over age 21.”

    • “Participants attending this session will discuss the role of personal identity in peer education work, and be able to deliver peer education curricula surrounding racial identity.”

    Try answering one or more of the following prompting questions in your submission:

    • What is a specific new or emerging trend or issue that peer educators and advisors need to have more knowledge or awareness of?

    • Will campuses be making changes because of the new trend or issue?

    • How will participants attending this session continue to develop understanding on the topic after this session is completed?

    • How will the new or emerging trend or issue impact the delivery of peer education?



Submission Timeline
  • September 29, 2017
    Call for Programs Deadline
  • September 22, 2017
    Call for Program Reviewers
  • October 12, 2017
    Program Notifications Sent
  • October 19, 2017
    Confirm Program Acceptance/ Register for Conference

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 2017 BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA General Assembly.

Laurie Jevons
Assistant Director, BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA
Phone: 202-903-0651
Email: [email protected]

Schedule

The 2017 BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA General Assembly has identified several thematic tracks to help customize your conference experience.  The schedule included provides opportunities for formal and informal connections and learning.

Wed, Nov 15

2:00pm – 8:00pm
CPE Training (Day 1)
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Registration

Thu, Nov 16

8:00am – 2:00pm
CPE Training (Day 2)
7:30am – 10:00pm
Registration
8:00am – 3:00pm
Advisors Academy
9:00am – 12:00pm
PreConference Session: At the Crossroads of Advocacy & Title IX Regulations: Rethinking the Trainings & Support Provided to LGBTQ Survivors in Higher Education
Jamie Piperato
2:00pm – 2:45pm
Presenter Orientation
3:00pm – 3:45pm
Conference Orientation
4:05pm – 4:55pm
Breakout Session 1
Peer Education Experiences Will Advance Your Career in Public Health
Olivia Jolly, Colorado School or Public Health
POW Party Grants | A Harm Reduction Strategy for Parties with Alcohol
My-Linh DeBonis, Babson College
Tell Me I'm Pretty
Alicia Cannon, Villanova University
What Comes Before Consent? Education Utilizing the Circles of Sexuality Model
Lisa Currie, Widener University
What Makes You Thrive? Collaborating with the University as Change Agents for Mental Health
Kimberly Tomas, University of Nevada Las Vegas
5:05pm – 5:55pm
Breakout Session 2
Bringing New Programs to Your Campus --My Experience with Yoga and Meditation
Roma Seal, Carroll College
Decorating Two of Your Hats: A Facilitation and Public Speaking Skills Audit
Mandy Parente, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Technology: What is it good for? An exploration of the benefits, drawback, and unknowns of sexual violence app
Sarice Greenstein, Culture of Respect, NASPA
The Bare Necessities of Sleep
Davis Wood, University of West Florida
To Infinity and Beyond: Creating Your Own Story of Success and Sustainability
Leslie Haxby McNeill, Miami University
Cannabis Round Table
Kendra Reichle, Fort Lewis College
6:00pm – 8:00pm
BACCHUS Business Meeting
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Opening Session: Choosing to Succeed
Hoan Do
9:45pm – 10:15pm
SAC Candidate Session
10:00pm – 11:00pm
Open Recovery Space

Fri, Nov 17

8:00am – 6:00pm
Registration
7:00am – 8:00am
Yoga
7:00am – 8:00am
Exhibit Move In and Set Up
7:30am – 5:30pm
School Exhibit Set Up and Display
7:30am – 5:00pm
Exhibitor Hall-Day 1
7:45am – 8:30am
Exhibitor Breakfast
8:00am – 5:00pm
Silent Auction
8:30am – 10:00am
Opening Keynote: Help for the Helper
Jessica Houston
10:00am – 5:00pm
Headshot Lounge
10:15am – 11:05am
Breakout 3
Demystifying the alphabet soup: LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity In Peer Education
Madison Olmsted, University of Chicago
Increasing Student Health, Well-Being, & Retention: A Scaleable & Personalized Approach
Bradyn Nicholson, Colorado State University
Peer Educators, Suicide Prevention and Data: Oh My!
Elisabeth Cavallaro, Appalachian State University
Shatter the Myths® about Alcohol and Drug Misuse
Brian Marquis, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Showcase Session: Share the Health: Using Health Communication to Advance Peer Education Programming/ RESPECT- Forging the Connection between Greek Life and Peer Education
Brittney Vigna, The University of Alabama and Kyle Kenobbie, University of West Georgia
Spartan Sustained Dialogue: How to talk about Social Identities and Bring Change to Campus
Adeline Carothers, The University of Tampa
Survivor-Centered & Survivor-Inclusive Peer Education
Ashleigh Hala, Babson College
Two Truths and a Lie
Joleen M Nevers, University of Connecticut
Navigating the Move: How to Build Rapport as a New Advisor
Jordan McCann, James Madison University
Storytelling in Leadership Development: The Day My Name Changed
Ray Burgman, University of Denver
11:15am – 12:05pm
Breakout 4
Facebook Groups: Expand your programs in our digital age
Monica Socarras, University of Central Florida
How an STI Coalition brought free STI testing to University of Richmond
Slade Gormus, University of Richmond
Mindset, Wellbeing, and Goal Setting: A Framework for the Generalist Peer Educator
Will O'Berry, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
PAWS & Relax: Animal Assisted Activities
Brittany Wilson, Adams State Univeristy
Preparing students for sexual violence prevention work
Aaron Maracle, University at Buffalo
Programming, Recruitment, and Training: What Can Be Learned from the National Peer Educator Study
Jacob Lemon, Michigan State University
Red Watch Band CARE Team, A Systematic Approach to Alcohol Prevention
Kerri Mahoney, Stony Brook University
Sources of Strength: Advancing Prevention Efforts through a Contagion of Hope, Help, and Strength
Rana Razzaque, Sources of Strength
Unpacking your prevention program: a Culture of Respect workshop inviting practitioners to think critically about strategic prevention
Sarice Greenstein, Culture of Respect, NASPA
12:15pm – 1:30pm
Lunch
On Your Own
1:45pm – 2:35pm
Breakout 5
A Fresh Perspective on Mental Health Programming
Michele Martin, Georgia Southern University
A Peer to Peer Approach to Prevent and Respond to Dating Abuse
Sarah Diaz, Butler University
Greek Life Peer Education
Jayme Trogus, Millersville University
Leadership and Successful Management of Peer Education Programs
Jon Fritsch, Virginia Tech
Resilience: Bounce Back!
Alyssa Montecalvo, Suffolk University
Return of the The Czar, Wizard, & The Doctor and discuss evidence- and theory-informed AOD misuse prevention
Alicia Czachowski, Columbia University
USAFA Personal Ethics and Education Representatives: Achieving the Mission by Understanding the Person
Rebekah Auld, United States Air Force Academy
CPE Round Table
JM Alatis, NASPA
2:45pm – 3:35pm
Breakout 6
Showcase Session: Fresh Check Day: A Fresh Approah to Campus Mental Health, and Suicide Prevention/ Be Well: A Call to Accessible Stress Management Resources for Students
Ainsley Worrell, East Carolina University and Christine Nelson, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Leadership and Successful Management of Peer Education Programs
Jon Fritsch, Virginia Tech
Love Like You
Jasmine Lee, University of West Florida
Peer Education for Life: Becoming a Health Educator
Mandy Parente, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sober-lebrities
Evan James, University of North Carolina Wilmington
The Power of Personal Positivity!
Liana Natochy, Bowling Green State University
Wellness on Cloud 9: How to Successfully Implement Wellness on Your Campus
Cristelle Garnier, Rollins College
Yoga for Resilience
Kelly Schumacher, Suffolk University
Sexual Violence Prevention Workshop
Aaron Maracle, University at Buffalo
3:45pm – 5:00pm
Region Meetings
Region I
Denver 1/2
Region II
Denver 3
Region III
Colorado E
Region IV East
Denver 4
Region IV West
Colorado F
Region V/VI
Denver 5/6
5:15pm – 7:15pm
CPE Train the Trainer Day 1
10:00pm – 11:00pm
Open Recovery Space

Sat, Nov 18

8:00am – 8:45am
Exhibitor Breakfast
8:30am – 5:30pm
Exhibitor Hall- Day 2
8:00am – 5:00pm
Silent Auction/ Info Desk
8:45am – 10:00am
Featured Speakers
BACCHUS Sexperts
Lisa Currie, Michael McNeil and Joleen Nevers
#StopProfiling: Tobacco as a Social Justice Issue
Katlyn Formanski
Survival ain’t Pretty – Balancing Mental Illness & Responsibilities
Craig Bidiman
8:00am – 10:00am
CPE Train the Trainer Day 2
10:15am – 11:05am
Breakout 7
Comic Cons: Breaking Down Gender and Sexuality in Comics
Mattie Ocker, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Get In the Green
Loren Waltz, Millersville University
Musical Mindfulness
Matthew Trovato, DeSales University
Reflections in this mirror may be distorted by societal standards of beauty
Sarah Carstens, Georgia Southern University
The Bradley HEAT Presents "The Power of Perception"
Anna Reed, Bradley University
Tick Tock Manage Your Clock!
Liana Natochy, Bowling Green State University
Voice of Reason - Students Having Peer-led Authentic Conversations to Reduce High-Risk Drinking
Heather Parrino, University of Louisville
Yes we can! An exploration of what it takes to create meaningful change on campus
Sarice Greenstein, Culture of Respect, NASPA
Engaging Student Volunteers at a Large University
Michaela Martin, The Ohio State University
11:15am – 12:05pm
Breakout 8
Frameworks for Considering Civic Engagement and Integrating into Practice
Kristen Cambell, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement
Preparing students for sexual violence prevention work
Aaron Maracle, University at Buffalo
Rejecting the Diet Mentality
Lauren Sigmon, Radford University
Should I Stay, or Should I Go?
Gracie Wheeles, James Madison University
Speak Up and Speak Out: Implementing Mental Health Advocacy
Marian Baker, Furman University
The WellCzar Program: Empowering Wellness Liaisons in College Housing
Danielle Grubb, University of Chicago
Watch Your BAC: A Harm Reduction Approach to Alcohol Education
Adeline Carothers, The University of Tampa
WE CAN and we did! Developing, Operationalizing, and Diversifying Peer Health Educators.
Saray Smalls, Appalachian State University
What does an ENTHUSIASTIC YES really look like?
Megan Lewis, Babson College
Building support for CPE as a semester long course
Mandy Parente, University of Alabama at Birmingham
12:15pm – 1:30pm
Advisors Luncheon
Kristen Cambell
12:15pm – 1:30pm
Student Lunch and SAC DIrector Election
1:45pm – 2:35pm
Breakout 9
FreshU Kitchen: Bring healthy meals directly to your students
Dominic Beswick, University of Central Florida
I Want to do What My Advisor Does: Career Paths to Consider
Matthew Wawrzynski, Michigan State University
Incorporating Mental Health Programming Into Your Peer Program
Alissa Assad,Roger Williams University
Planning a Wellness Speaker Series: Not as Hard as it Looks
Rebecca Glinn, University of Delaware
Showcase Session: Prevention Education at the University of Northern Colorado/Engaging in Cross Campus Collaboration at Fort Lewis College
Taylor Maziarka, University of Northern Colorado and Kendra Reichle, Fort Lewis College
Self Care in Social Justice Work
Blair Findlay, Butler University
Shaking the Sheets in the South: Condom Dispenser Policies at Rural Universities
Steven Waldrop, Georgia Southern University
Size Doesn't Matter
Meghan Stough, The University of Alabama
Sex Ed Tune Up
Joleen M Nevers, University of Connecticut
2:45pm – 3:35pm
Breakout 10
Developing Sustainable and Comprehensive Evaluation of Peer Health Education Programs
Brittney Vigna, The University of Alabama
Dangers of Saving Face: Behind the masks of peer educators
Sarah Kook, College of William and Mary
Docu-mythery
Meghan Sullivan, University of North Carolina Wilmington
HIV HIGH/LOW/NO
Katie Buell-Corbridge, Georgia Gwinnett College
Humans of UNLV: Developing Resilience through Digital Connections
Kimberly Tomas, University of Nevada Las Vegas
That's a Good Question: Answering Difficult Questions
Joleen M Nevers, University of Connecticut
The Escalation Workshop: For Your Campus (Part One)
Alexa Ross, Miami University
Your 1st Nova Birthday: Motivational Interviewing Conversations between Peer Educators and Students
Samantha Tatulli, Villanova University
What's Next for Peer Education
David Arnold, NASPA
3:45pm – 4:35pm
Breakout 11
Showcase Session: Complying with Federal Requirements Without Putting Students to Sleep /Build Your Brand Through Social Media
Gino Fraboni, Gustavus Adolphus College and Megan Lewis, Babson College
How To Spread Body Positivity in a Body Negative World
Sammy Clark, Montana State University
Get it Right! MAP your Night.
Delaney Anderson, University of West Florida
Health and Wellness Promotion Via Blogging and Social Media Outreach
Alyssa Harrington, University of Montana
More than Measures
Tori Haling, James Madison University
Starting a Campus-Based Peer Support Hotline:Points to Consider
Craig Kimmelblatt, University at Albany - SUNY
The Escalation Workshop: For Your Campus (Part Two)
Alexa Ross, Miami University
Your [Green] Campus
Charles Ferens, Saginaw Valley State University
Recruiting and Retaining Quality and Diverse Peer Educators
Jayme Trogus, Millersville University
Senior and Alumni Reception
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Exhibitor Move Out
4:45pm
Silent Auction Closes
4:45pm – 5:30pm
Take Home Planning
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Awards Banquet
9:30pm – 11:30pm
Dance Party
10:00pm – 11:00pm
Open Recovery Space

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

To further enhance your conference experience, we invite you to add a preconference session. There is an additional registration fee for each pre-conference workshop. This may be added to your conference registration at the time of registration. If you have already registered, and would like to add a pre-conference, please call our office at (202-265-7500).

Advisors Academy

Thursday, November 16th • 08.00 AM – 03.00 PM

The role of a collegiate peer health education advisor is complex, ever changing, and sometimes poorly defined. There is no handbook, guide, training, or manual when it comes to working with peer health education groups. That is all about to change. At the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA 2017 General Assembly, the newly-revised Advisor Academy will provide participants with the training, skills and knowledge needed to be an effective collegiate peer health education advisor. This pre-conference session runs from 8:00am- 3:00pm on Thursday, including a working lunch. Advisor Academy now includes a mentoring component where faculty are paired with a small group of participants to provide support and mentorship, as well as a new credential/designation from NASPA for all participants who complete the training.

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The role of a collegiate peer health education advisor is complex, ever changing, and sometimes poorly defined. There is no handbook, training, or manual when it comes to working with peer health education groups. At the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA 2017 General Assembly, The BACCHUS Advisor Academy will provide participants with the training, skills and knowledge needed to be an effective collegiate peer health education advisor.

The BACCHUS Advisor Academy is designed for individuals who are new to advising peer health education groups. This includes staff and graduate students who are new to the field, as well as seasoned professionals who have not previously advised peer health educators. Whether you come from a public health, student affairs, counseling, or other background, this training will provide the foundation every peer education advisor needs.

To provide advisors with the foundational knowledge needed to effectively advise a peer education group, formal training will occur during General Assembly on Thursday, November 16, 8:00am to 3:00pm. A working lunch will be included in the training.

Advisor Academy has undergone a significant overhaul and revision for 2017. The newly-improved training will include five modules, a new cohort model where faculty serve as mentors for a small group of participants, along with a new designation from NASPA. Information covered during this training is considered essential knowledge and includes:

  • Models of Peer Education
  • General concepts, definitions, and theories for peer education advising
  • Recruitment, Retention, and Training Models
  • Budgeting
  • Supervisory/Leadership Styles
  • How to hold student-leaders accountable
  • Obtaining and sustaining resources for your peer education group
  • Student development and learning outcomes
  • Assessment/Evaluation
  • Leadership development

At the Crossroads of Advocacy & Title IX Regulations: Rethinking the Trainings & Support Provided to LGBTQ Survivors in Higher Education

Thursday, November 16th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Participants who attend this workshop should expect a learning community of caring individuals working together to interrogate the narrative occurring on college campuses concerning Title IX. Together, we will discuss best practices, advocacy models, and resources that can be used to eliminate the heterosexist and cissexist narratives that are currently the backbone of our Title IX educational trainings.

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Multiple studies have shown that over 50% of transgender people have experienced sexual violence at some point in their lives. This rate is double (1 in 3 women) or triple (1 in 6 men) the commonly reported rates of sexual violence stated within Title IX education trainings on college campuses. In 2010, a report by the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) stated that both “lesbian women and gay men reported levels of intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence equal to or higher than those of heterosexuals.” Participants who attend this workshop should expect a learning community of caring individuals working together to interrogate the narrative occurring on college campuses concerning Title IX. Together, we will discuss best practices, advocacy models, and resources that can be used to eliminate the heterosexist and cissexist narratives that are currently the backbone of our Title IX educational trainings.

Certified Peer Educator Training (CPE)

Wednesday, November 15th • 02.00 PM – 08.30 PM

Certified Peer Educator (CPE) Training is an effective strategy for building a well-educated and sustainable peer education group. CPE Training helps peer educators develop leadership skills to be able to successfully create and implement campus programs. This two day pre-conference begins on Wednesday, and concludes Thursday from 8:00am- 2:30pm.

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CPE is a comprehensive, 12-hour foundation training suitable for any health and safety focused collegiate peer education group. The training concentrates on the skills needed by all peer educators to:

  • understand the basics of prevention regardless of a particular health specialty
  • become a caring helper to others
  • provide awareness on health and safety risks
  • make referrals to professionals for students who may be at risk
  • conduct educational programs and events
  • increase their leadership abilities
  • increase awareness of personal wellness
  • teach team building

This two day training will cover 9 modules and culminate in a certification exam. The modules will address:

1. Understanding the Power of Peer Education

2. Strategies for Change in High-Risk Behaviors

3. Listening Skills

4. Responding and Referral Skills

5. Intervention Skills

6. Developing Inclusive Peer Education Efforts

7. Programming and Presentation Skills

8. Taking Care of Yourself

9. Group Development and Success

CPE Train the Trainer

Friday, November 17th • 05.15 PM – 07.15 PM

The CPE Train-the-Trainer Course will provide Peer Education group advisors the opportunity to become an official faciltiator of the CPE Course for their campus and students. This two day training will begin Friday evening and conclude Saturday morning (8:00am- 10:00am).

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The CPE Train-the-Trainer Course will provide Peer Education group advisors the opportunity to become an official faciltiator of the CPE Course for their campus and students. While this course normally consists of an online, self-paced training format, we will be offering it in person and on-site at General Assembly. This is an "add on" to the conference and provides a savings of nearly 50%! 

The Train-the-Trainer course will be held over two days at General Assembly to allow participants to maximize their time at GA. The course will be held during the final breakout session block Friday afternoon and conclude Saturday morning.

Registration

Registration is based on NASPA institutional or individual membership status. If your peer education group is part of a college or university that is an institutional member, you and your group can register as many advisors/students as you would like at the member rate. If you or your institution are not members, visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types.

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Registration Fees

Early Registration
07/01/2017 to 09/14/2017
Regular Registration
09/15/2017 to 10/19/2017
Late Registration
10/20/2016 to 11/03/2016
NASPA Institutional Member
$325
$345
$400
Non Member
$375
$395
$450

Pre-Conference Registration

Early Registration
07/01/2017 to 09/14/2017
Regular Registration
09/15/2017 to 10/19/2017
Late Registration
10/20/2016 to 11/03/2016
NASPA Institutional Member
$75
$75
$75
Non Member
$100
$100
$100

Advisors Academy

Early Registration
07/01/2017 to 09/14/2017
Regular Registration
09/15/2017 to 10/19/2017
Late Registration
10/20/2016 to 11/03/2016
NASPA Institutional Member
$125
$125
$125
Non Member
$150
$150
$150

CPE Train the Trainer

Early Registration
07/01/2017 to 09/14/2017
Regular Registration
09/15/2017 to 10/19/2017
Late Registration
10/20/2016 to 11/03/2016
NASPA Institutional Member
$295
$295
$295
Non Member
$320
$320
$320

CPE Training

Early Registration
07/01/2017 to 09/14/2017
Regular Registration
09/15/2017 to 10/19/2017
Late Registration
10/20/2016 to 11/03/2016
NASPA Institutional Member
$145
$145
$145
Non Member
$170
$170
$170

Questions?

Membership
NASPA Membership Team
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-265-7500

Laurie Jevons
Assistant Director, BACCHUS Initiatives
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-903-0651

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Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by November 3, 2017, less a $50.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined. We are unable to change payment methods after the initial payment is processed. With prior approval, anyone registered but who cannot attend may send a substitute. Substitution information must come in writing from the registered participant. The institutional membership status of the substitute must be the same as the registrant in order to have the same registration fee applied. Additional charges may apply if the membership status is not the same. The conference may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, registration 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-related travel delays or other issues in regard to personal travel and no refunds will be given due to these occurrences. NOTE: All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing to [email protected] Due to our food and beverage requirements, no refunds will be granted after November 3, 2017. Registration Questions? Contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail at [email protected]

Speakers


Sponsors


If you would like to exhibit at or sponsor the 2017 BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA General Assembly please download and complete the Sponsor and Exhibitor Application. Please contact Kristie Jerde, Advertising and Exhibits Coordinator with any questions.

Gold Level
  • Coalition of Colorado Campus Alcohol and Drug Educators
  • National College Athletic Association
Silver Level
  • National Institute of Drug Abuse

Venue

Denver Mariott City Center


Denver Marriott City Center
Denver, CO

All conference activities will take place at the Denver Marriott City Center.

The NASPA room block at the Denver Marriott City Center is now closed. If you are still in need of a room, please consider the surrounding hotels

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Denver Marriott City Center
1701 California Street, Denver, CO 80202
303-297-1300
$169 - Single/ Double
$189 - Triple
$209 - Quad
  • Travel

    Denver is serviced by Denver International Airport (DEN). The Denver Marriott City Center is approximately 26 miles from the airport.

  • Transportation

    Taxis
    For more information about taxi service, please visit the Parking, Transport page of the DEN website. A taxi fare from DEN is typically $60 one way.

    Light Rail
    For more information about the light rail, please visit the Parking, Transport page of the DEN website. The light rail fare is $9 per person and runs directly to Union Station.

  • Weather

    Temperatures in Denver in November are in the mid-50s F during the day and mid-20s F in the evening. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

Additional Info

Attire

The suggested dress for the 2017 BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA General Assembly is business casual. Business casual attire typically consists of khakis or slacks, button up shirts, polos, blazers, a dress or skirt. If you are in doubt when packing, please err on the side of caution- athletic wear, clothing with rips/ tears and revealing clothing should be left at home. Remember- you will be representing both your home institution and peer group during the conference. On Thursday, we encourage you to show your school spirit and recommend that you bring an institution or peer education group branded t-shirt or sweatshirt.

Saturday evening there is an Awards Banquet that most participants choose to wear semi-formal dress. Semi-formal attire includes cocktail dresses, slacks/dress pants, ties, vests, blazers.

Silent Auction

Each year the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA hosts a Silent Auction to fundraise for future General Assembly scholarships. Donate a swag bag from your campus bookstore, jewelry or art, or memorabilia for your peers to bid on! Please donate your items to the registration desk and don't forget to bit on items throughout the conference.

School Exhibits

Interested in showcasing your peer education group's programs through an exhibit? You will be provided with a six-foot table during the conference. 

Student Advisory Committee Director Elections

General Assembly also promotes, supports and educates participants about student leadership development. The Student Advisory Committee (SAC) is comprised of volunteer representatives from each region whose primary role is to serve as the student voice of peer education within the BACCHUS Initiatives and the larger constituencies of NASPA. Elections for the two 2017-2018 SAC Directors, whose terms will be from November 2017- November 2018 will be held at General Assembly. Elections for Regional SAC positions occur at their respective Regional Spring Conferences. The deadline to submit your SAC Director application materials (resume, letter of intent, photo, and a letter of reference from your peer education advisor) is November 15, 2017. Please email your completed application materials here.

Awards

General Assembly culminates in a banquet on Saturday evening. During the banquet, the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA are honored to present awards in four categories; Outstanding Student, Outstanding Advisor, Outstanding Program, and Outstanding Peer Education Group.  The deadline for nominations has passed.

Scholarships

The BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA offers several scholarships to mitigate the cost of attending General Assembly each year. The deadline to apply for a scholarship was October 5, 2017.

Room Sharing
Please check this document if you are seeking a roommate at the conference hotel.  The BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA are providing this document as a convenience, and are not responsible for coordinate room shares or for any issues that arise.

Headshot Lounge
Photos from the Friday Headshot Lounge can be found here.

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