2017 NASPA Institute for New Vice Presidents for Student Affairs

October 08 – October 11, 2017
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.

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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

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  • 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.  The institute schedule presented here is subject to changes.

Sun, Oct 08

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. – 1:30 p.m.
Institute Welcome and Participant Introductions
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Opening Session
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Break
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Leading at the Intersections of Identity – Advancing Social Justice and the Responsible Application of Power
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Break
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Reflection Teams
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Break
6:00p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Institute Reception
6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Institute Dinner with Speaker
Kevin Kruger, President, NASPA

Mon, Oct 09

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Introduction to Day 2
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
How Exemplary VPSAs Lead Differently
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Leading with Authenticity
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Institute Luncheon
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Leading Systems-Based Change Through Relationships – Leveraging Your EQ as SSAO
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Reflection Teams
4:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Break
6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Dinner (no host) with Institute Participants

Tue, Oct 10

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Introduction to Day 3
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Your Dream Team: Target Strategies for Building a Leadership Team
Ellen Heffernan, President, Spelman Johnson
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Break
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
VPSAs and Legal Counsel: Developing a Partnership to Face Campus Challenges
Traevena Byrd, General Counsel, Towson University and Dana Scaduto, General Counsel, Dickinson College
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Lunch with Reflection Teams
12:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Free time; optional organized tours of DC attractions
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Institute Program Hosted by Gallup
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Institute Reception Hosted by Gallup

Wed, Oct 11

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Introduction to Day 4
8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Strategies for VPSAs in the New Era of Communication
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Reflection Teams
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Closing Session

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

On Sunday morning, October 8, 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 New VPSAs Who Are Relatively New to Student Affairs

Sunday, October 8th • 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 visit the NASPA Membership page for more information.

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Registration Fees

Early Bird
before 08/28/2017
Regular
08/28/2017 to 09/28/2017
NASPA Member
$895
$1045
Non-Member
$1095
$1245

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

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POLICIES

Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is August 27, 2017, 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 vice presidents for student affairs from a variety of institutional types will serve as the Institute's faculty.


  • Mamta Accapadi, Institute Director

    Mamta Accapadi, Institute Director

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    Rollins College
  • Shannon Ellis

    Shannon Ellis

    Vice President for Student Services
    University of Nevada, Reno
  • Ashanti Hands

    Ashanti Hands

    Vice President, Student Services
    San Diego Mesa College
  • Luoluo Hong

    Luoluo Hong

    Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
    San Francisco State University
  • Dusty Porter

    Dusty Porter

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    Tulane University

Speakers


  • Kevin Kruger

    Kevin Kruger

    President
    NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

    Speaker Bio

  • Traevena Byrd

    Traevena Byrd

    General Counsel
    Towson University

    Speaker Bio

  • Dana Scaduto

    Dana Scaduto

    General Counsel
    Dickinson College

    Speaker Bio

  • Brandon Busteed

    Brandon Busteed

    Executive Director, Education & Workforce Development
    Gallup

    Speaker Bio

  • Ella Washington

    Ella Washington

    Subject Matter Expert
    Gallup

    Speaker Bio

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.

Any questions about housing for this conference should be directed to Jill M. Gately, [email protected], 202-719-1167.

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM NOW

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Hilton Alexandria Old Town
1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-837-0440
$219 - Single/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.

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