2018 NASPA Mid-Level Administrators Conference

June 10 – June 12, 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah

The 2018 NASPA Mid-Level Administrators Conference is a unique opportunity for you, as a mid-level administrator, to engage with senior leaders in our field as they bring their best knowledge directly to you. Our presenters and facilitators will be chosen because of the breadth of their experience and willingness to invest their time in developing the next generation of SA leaders. 

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It's difficult to find time for your own career as a mid-level administrator

Managing and leading as a mid-level administrator in student affairs can be a challenge, as this is the career phase where you want to spend as much time developing your career as you do developing the careers of others day-to-day. Investing in yourself as a mid-level is critically important if you are interested in a career move in the next 5 years, either to a new institution, a new department, or a new functional area. 

The 2018 NASPA Mid-Level Administrators Conference will help you make an advancement in your own career development by providing exclusive access to the knowledge and experience of a variety of senior leaders in our field.  In just a few days, you will gain insights from promising practices and personal reflections from senior leaders who will help you to develop your professional competencies, and networking and supervisory skills.

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Build and strengthen strategies for organizational leadership to include change leadership, political landscapes, resource management, crisis management, and supervisory skills;
  • Develop the skill to manage from the middle both internally to include staff and supervisors, and externally to include stakeholders and cross campus constituents
  • Maximize your role to gain a deeper understanding of influence, power, and resources while advancing your professional growth;
  • Build a global network of mid-level colleagues.

 

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Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • Mid-Level

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    Call for Programs

    As a presenter for this conference, we invite you to craft a proposal that represents skills you wish you had strengthened as a mid-level professional, to offer a clear persepective to those who are deep into the mid-level experience, and to provide pathways of personal and professional development that you feel are beneficial to career growth.

    In the application, we ask that you verify that you have a minimum of ten years of work experience and are considered to be a senior-level administrator.

    As a presenter, you are not required to register separately for the conference.  Previous presenters have remarked upon this value of this experience as a way to give back to the profession on a national scale, and we hope you can be a part of that experience this year. 

    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 will close March 16, 2018.

    Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

    • The conference planning committee invites you to submit program proposals on topics that will help participants do the following:

      • Build and strengthen strategies for organizational leadership to include change leadership, political landscapes, resource management, crisis management, and supervisory skills;
      • 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;
      • Envision your professional growth and learn the options on advancing and/or transitioning careers; and
      • Build a network of mid-level colleagues.



    Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.

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    Proposal Online

    Submit Proposal
    Submission Timeline
    • March 16, 2018
      Call for Programs Closes

    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 2018 NASPA Mid-Level Administrators Conference.

    Tiki Ayiku
    Senior Director of Educational Programs
    Phone: 202-719-1184
    Email: [email protected]

    Schedule

    The Schedule At-A-Glance is subject to change.

    Sun, Jun 10

    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Conference Registration Open
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Resume Reviews
    1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
    Conference Welcome and Opening Plenary Session
    3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Keynote Speaker
    3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Networking Presentation
    4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Small Group Dialogues
    5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Opening Reception

    Mon, Jun 11

    7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Registration Open
    7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
    Continental Breakfast
    8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    Morning Keynote Speaker
    9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Concurrent Sessions I
    11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Concurrent Sessions II
    12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Lunch
    2:05 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Toolkit Sessions I
    2:35 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Toolkit Session II
    3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Concurrent Sessions III
    4:40 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Small Group Reflection Meetings
    6:30 p.m.
    Dinner and Dialogue (optional)

    Tue, Jun 12

    7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Registration Open
    7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
    Continental Breakfast
    8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
    Concurrent Sessions IV
    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
    Faculty Panel and Closing Discussion

    Registration

    Registration rates are based on your NASPA membership. If you are not a member, please vist the NASPA Membership page for more information. Early-Bird registration has been extended to TBD. 

    Register Online

    Registration Fees

    Early-Bird
    before 04/06/2018
    Regular
    before 05/11/2018
    Late / On-site
    NASPA Member
    $550
    $600
    $650
    Non-Member
    $750
    $800
    $850

    Questions?

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

    Tiki Ayiku
    Senior Director of Educational Programs
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1184

    Policies

    View Registration Policies

    Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is TBD, less a $50.00 administrative fee.  No refunds will be given after the early-bird 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


    • Dr. Quincy Martin

      Dr. Quincy Martin

      Faculty and Coordinator for the Higher Education Administration Doctoral Program and Search Consultant
      Governors State University and Spelman Johnson

      Faculty Bio

    • Dr. Ashley B. Knight

      Dr. Ashley B. Knight

      Dean of Students
      DePaul University

      Faculty Bio

    • Dr. Jen Meyers Pickard

      Dr. Jen Meyers Pickard

      AVP for Divisional Initiatives & Planning in Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, Academic Initiatives & Student Success
      University of Arizona

      Faculty Bio

    • Dr. Darryl B. Holloman

      Dr. Darryl B. Holloman

      Vice President for Student Affairs
      Spelman College

      Faculty Bio

    Speakers


    • Dr. Kyle A. Reyes

      Dr. Kyle A. Reyes

      Vice President of Student Affairs
      Utah Valley University

      Speaker Bio

    • Dr. Deneece G. Huftalin

      Dr. Deneece G. Huftalin

      President
      Salt Lake Community College

      Speaker Bio

    Venue

    Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek


    Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek
    Salt Lake City, Utah

    All conference activities will take place at the Salt Lake Marriott Dowtown at City Creek.

    NASPA has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Salt Lake Marriott starting at $159/night (not including 7.85% state and local taxes). The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Wednesday, May 28, 2018. Rooms in the conference block may sell out prior to the cut-off date, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.

    BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM NOW

    Hotel Room Rate/Night
    Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek
    75 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
    925-433-4573
    $159 - Single/Double
    • Travel

      Salt Lake City is serviced by Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). The hotel is approximately 6 miles from the airport.

    • Transportation

      Ground Transportation
      For more information regarding ground transportation at SLT, please visit the Parking & Transportation section of the SLT website.

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

    • Weather

      Temperatures in Salt Lake City in June are around 82 degrees F during the day and 55 degrees F in the evening. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

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