2018 NASPA Institute for New Vice Presidents for Student Affairs

October 07 – October 10, 2018
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

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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 07

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.
Optional Pre-Institute Session for Participants Who Are Relatively New to Student Affairs (prior registration required)
9:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Institute Check-in
1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Institute Program

Mon, Oct 08

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast
8:45 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Institute Program

Tue, Oct 09

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast
8:45 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Institute Program

Wed, Oct 10

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast
8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Institute Program

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

On Sunday morning, October 7, Institute faculty will conduct a special optional (but highly encouraged!) 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 7th • 09.30 AM – 11.30 AM

Are you a new VPSA who ascended to the role from the ranks of the faculty or academic administration? If so, this special institute faculty-led session is for you!

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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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General Registration

Early Bird
before 08/27/2018
Regular
before 09/28/2018
NASPA Member
$895
$1045
Non-Member
$1095
$1245

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

Early Bird
before 08/27/2018
Regular
before 09/28/2018
NASPA Member
$75
$125
Non-Member
$125
$175

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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Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is August 26, 2018, 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.

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 theView 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.


  • Amy Hecht, Institute Director

    Amy Hecht, Institute Director

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    Florida State University
  • Shannon Ellis

    Shannon Ellis

    Vice President for Student Services
    University of Nevada, Reno
  • Byron McCrae

    Byron McCrae

    Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
    Davidson College
  • Frank Ross

    Frank Ross

    Vice President for Student Affairs
    Butler University
  • Jermaine Williams

    Jermaine Williams

    Vice President of Student Affairs
    North Shore Community College

Venue


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.

NASPA has arranged special room rates for institute attendees at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town starting at $225/night (not including 14.5% state and local taxes). The cut-off date to receive the conference rate is Friday, September 7, 2018.  Rooms in the conference block tend to 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
Hilton Alexandria Old Town
1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703.837.0440
$225 - 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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