2018 NASPA Well-being and Health Promotion Leadership Conference: A NASPA Strategies Conference

January 18 – January 20, 2018
Portland, OR

The 2018 NASPA Well-being and Health Promotion Leadership Conference will provide student affairs practitioners with the knowledge and skills to effectively address college student health and well-being through a variety of integrative approaches. This conference is part of the NASPA Strategies Conferences, which include the 2018 NASPA Alcohol, Other Drug, and Campus Violence Prevention Conference, the 2018 NASPA Mental Health Conference, and the 2018 NASPA Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Conference.

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About

Student affairs professionals strive to help students’ be well in every aspect possible, and create and sustain communities that value and support well-being. Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and improve, their health. The field moves beyond a focus on individual behavior towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions. The NASPA Well-being and Health Promotion Leadership Conference will build attendees’ knowledge and capacity around creating a culture of health and well-being, and inform future planning at institutions of higher education.

Learning Objectives

Attend this conference to:

  • Articulate how Well-being is vital in achieving the academic mission of institutions
  • Define emerging trends in Health Promotion that can enhance well-being for all  members of a thriving campus community
  • Identify foundational Health Promotion Actions on your campus and map in your current prevention or risk reduction measures
  • Apply available tools to evaluate the process of Health Promotion and your progress towards Well-being outcomes on your campus
  • Discuss how a Campus Master Plan can create a built environment that supports healthy behaviors and an inclusive town gown community
  • Conceptualize strategic plans that will expand the current practice of using a Services Model, which is individually focused and grounded in Student Development Theory, to an Environmental Model, which is systems focused and grounded in Health Promotion

CONTINUING EDUCATION
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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

NASPA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5120. Programs that do not quality for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NASPA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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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)

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National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886679822-0) for 17.5 social work continuing education hours.

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Continuing Education for Psychologists

The Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AUCCCD maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

All forms and information will be provided at the conference.

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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Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • Graduate
  • Mid-Level
  • New Professional
  • Senior Level
  • Vice President for Student Affairs

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Call for Programs

The Call for Programs is closed. Thank you for your submissions!

The conference planning committee encourages program proposals regarding proven practices with content that will engage participants in fruitful discussions and provide meaningful content to bring back to their campuses. The outline/description should be lengthy enough to give the reviewers an understanding of your program session. It should also address the following points:

  • Goals of presentation.
  • Lengthy description about session content that you will present.
  • Relationship of the program to the conference themes outlined on the website.
  • Identification of the program format (e.g., lecture, panel, debate) including methods for participant involvement (e.g., discussion, effective practice sharing, case study analysis).
  • Evidence of the conceptual foundation for proposal content including ways the program content is grounded in research, relevant experience, a cogent model, or appropriate theory.

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • Navigating Systems of Health Promotion in Higher Education

    • Sessions that demonstrate how to integrate relationships up, down, and across systems to achieve student and employee health and well-being.
    • Sessions that explore ways to expand and synergize unique inter-professional “lenses”, looking for similarities and complementary strengths, as we lead and nudge campus well-being system and social change.
    • Sessions that explore effective team and coalition building as we strategically expand our campus partners, and collectively strive for a community where we all can flourish and be fulfilled.

  • Foundational Components of Health Promotion in Higher Education

    • Sessions that introduce foundational principles, concepts, rubrics, strategies, standards, guidelines, theories, processes and/or skills for effective health promotion practice and leadership in higher education as a public health setting.
    • Sessions that share the evolution of health promotion practice in higher education leading to a clear understanding of current industry standards.
    • Sessions that discuss core HPHE knowledge and/or skills and examine relevant case studies of quality health promotion practice for the field.

  • Current and Emerging Trends

    • Sessions that integrate new guidance in the field and implications for practice (e.g., Okanagan Charter, cross-functional CAS standards of practice, multi-functional CAS standards of practice, Gallup-Healthways)
    • Sessions that discuss new positions that are intersecting with the work of well-being and health promotion – how they are marketed, who is being recruited, who is being hired, and how we can address these new positions, recruitment/hiring processes, and implications for the field on our campus (e.g., AVP and VP for Health and Wellness, Collegiate Recovery Community positions)
    • Sessions that discuss changing student demographics at the high school (pre-matriculation) and young adult (post-matriculation) levels that can inform our work and can provide additional evaluation of our work
    • Sessions that explore the use of language to explain and delineate the work that we do (e.g., wellness, well-being, flourishing, thriving, prevention, health promotion) – differentiating between ‘buzz’ words and the language of the field

  • Using Data to Tell the Story

    • Sessions that explore the challenges or demonstrate how the complexity of data can tell the story of communities and individuals.
    • Sessions that discuss best practices in how quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods data is gathered, contextualized, and utilized by campus community members. 
    • Sessions that discuss how campuses build a culture of evidence and exploration that is curious and open to unexpected findings.    



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

Submission Timeline
  • April 28, 2017
    Call for Programs Opens
  • September 15, 2017
    Call for Programs Deadline
  • October 6, 2017
    Presenter Notifications
  • October 13, 2017
    Presenter Confirmation Deadline

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 Well-being and Health Promotion Leadership Conference: A NASPA Strategies Conference.

David Arnold
Senior Director of BACCHUS Initiatives
Email: [email protected]

Schedule

The 2018 NASPA Well-Being and Health Promotion Leadership Conference occurs at the same place and time as the 2018 NASPA Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, the 2018 Mental Health Conference and the 2018 NASPA Alcohol, Other Drug, and Campus Violence Prevention Conferences. Participants can attend sessions from any of the conferences. To view the full NASPA Strategies Conferences schedule, click here.

Tue, Jan 16

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
WHPL Planning Committee Meeting

Wed, Jan 17

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHP Pre-Con Day 1

Thu, Jan 18

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Workshops
Once Upon a Time: Effectively Crafting and Communicating Our Story and Services
Jessica Greher Traue, director, wellness and health promotion - Bentley University
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Conference Welcome Opening Panel
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Using foundational theories to effectively address health promotion topics
Amanda Ayers, senior health educator - Harvard University
Using Improvement Science to Accelerate Improvement of Student Well-being and Equity on Our Campuses
Allison Smith, assistant director, population health - New York University
Wellness by Design: Planning your Campus
Dennis Swinford, higher education planning practice leader - Goody Clancy
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Closing the Circle: Identifying a missing piece of bystander intervention
Kevin Saberre Jr., director, fraternity and sorority life - The University of Texas at Dallas
Reflections, Trends, and Visions for the Future of College Health and Wellness
Ryan Travia, associate dean of students for wellness - Babson College
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Orienting New Health Promotion Professionals
Kelly Hogan , director - The University of Notre Dame
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Mini-Institutes
Social Justice Practices and Health Promotion: A Facilitated Reflection and Conversation
Sonya Satinsky, director, health promotion and prevention services - Princeton University
6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception and Poster Sessions
Healthy Detours: A location-based services app to promote healthy choices among college students
Valerie Myers, senior scientist - Klein Buendel Inc.
USC 'Pause for Paws': Impact and Implications of Therapy Dogs on a College Campus
Breezell Miller, intern, USC office for wellness and health promotion - The University of Southern California
Well-being Through Wellness Coaching: Developing Wellness Coaching Programs for Academic Success
Natalie Rella, health promotion specialist - University of Florida

Fri, Jan 19

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
7:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Exhibit Hours
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Building and evolving a comprehensive, data-driven Peer Health Educator program
Carla Jackson, health educator - California State Polytechnic University Pomona
Graduate Student Life and Well-Being by Design: Evidenced-based and Data Driven Approaches to Student Success
Matt Helm, director, graduate student life and wellness - Michigan State University
Moving from Wellness to Well-Being and the Center of Higher Education
Glen Sherman, associate vice president and dean of students - William Paterson University
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Plenary Speaker: Mark Dooris
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Designing Learning Environments that Enhance Student Wellbeing
Patty Hambler, director, health promotion and education - University of British Columbia
Exploring Health and Well-being Educational Initiatives for Men of Color
Rory James, director, office of student diversity and inclusion - Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Conference Break
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Shifting into Resilience - Creating the Kent State of Wellness
Melissa Celko, director - Kent State University
BUILDing Well-being at Simon Fraser University: Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Physical Space
Rosie Dhaliwal, associate director health promotion - Simon Fraser University
Impact of Use of Meditation App on Student Success
Carole Schaffer, director of organizational learning student affairs and senior associate director, housing - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Using CAS Guidelines to Integrate Varying Guidance into Health Promotion Strategic Planning
Paula Adams, associate director, health promotion - Washington State University
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Exploring the Role of Wellness Liaisons to Special Student Populations
Alex F. Howard, director, wellness and prevention services - Appalachian State University
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Mini-Institutes
“Navigating health promotion: your role in creating a health promoting campus” 
Paula Swinford, director, student health promotion - University of Southern California
Changing Tides: Shifting from a Health Education Approach to Health Promotion Framework
Kelly White, health promotion strategist - University of British Columbia
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Healthy Campus Initiative: One Campus’ Journey Toward Health and Wellness Culture Change
Julie Weissbuch Allina, director of health promotion - Portland State University
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Food insecurity on college campuses: Comprehensive, innovative approaches to meet students’ needs
Andrea Dunbar, director of student support - School of the Art Institute of Chicago
The Journey of Women of Color: Navigating Health and Education
Carmen Jones, graduate research assistant - Iowa State University
Using Data Visualization to Tell Your College Health Story
Alicia Baker, health promotion specialist - University of Florida

Sat, Jan 20

7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Conference Closing and Plenary Speaker
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Preparing for a Healthy Campus and Healthy Student: Pre-Service and In-Service Strategies
David Anderson, professor emeritus - George Mason University
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

Pre-conference workshops for the 2018 NASPA Well-being and Health Promotion Leadership Conference are listed below. There is an additional registration fee to attend pre-conference workshops, and they may be added to your conference registration at any time.

Wellness and Health Promotion Directors Pre-Conference Workshop (Day 1)

Wednesday, January 17th • 01.00 PM – 04.00 PM

Targeting Wellness and Health Promotion Directors, this pre-conference workshop and the corresponding tracked sessions will provide an opportunity for primary leaders of campus health promotion and wellness to share the knowledge and understanding of effective and innovative strategies with one another and with invited upper-level administrators. Invited speakers and participants will discuss pertinent wellness issues. Participants will leave with a collection of evidence informed practices and ways to collaborate to enhance comprehensive wellness efforts.

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Part I: Campus Leadership

January 17, 2018 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

A discussion with senior campus health and well-being officers regarding their responsibilities, priorities, and the role of health promotion in their work.

 

Part II: Health Promotion within Organizational Structures  

January 17, 2018 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Applying the principles of the Okanagan Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges - observations about barriers and assets from various vantage points within a university's organizational structure.

Attendees must register and attend both pre-conference days.

Wellness and Health Promotion Directors Pre-Conference Workshop (Day 2)

Thursday, January 18th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Targeting Wellness and Health Promotion Directors, this pre-conference workshop and the corresponding tracked sessions will provide an opportunity for primary leaders of campus health promotion and wellness to share the knowledge and understanding of effective and innovative strategies with one another and with invited upper-level administrators. Invited speakers and participants will discuss pertinent wellness issues. Participants will leave with a collection of evidence informed practices and ways to collaborate to enhance comprehensive wellness efforts.

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Part III: The Built Environment

January 18, 2018 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

An illustration of the process of engaging in purposeful campus planning and design to promote health and well-being.

 

Part IV: Training the Future of Health Promotion in Higher Education

January 18, 2018 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

A conversation about the knowledge, skills, and training needed to advance the work of health promotion in higher education. 

Attendees must register and attend both pre-conference days.

Once Upon a Time: Effectively Crafting and Communicating Our Story and Services

Thursday, January 18th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

If you were in line with a trustee, would you be able to effectively communicate the value and impact of wellbeing programs? Often times professionals report on programs and services without highlighting strengths, or the contributions to student development, academic missions and retention. Participants in this session will use Appreciative Inquiry to identify their story, learn practical skills for storytelling, review basic elements for data visualization, and accessible tools to help you bring your story to life.

Registration

Registration as a member is based on individual membership status. If you are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join as an individual member at the $75 rate. This gives you the conference registration and a year of membership for less than the non-member registration fee.  If your institution is NOT a member, then you will need to join at the associate affiliate rate of $242 and then you can pay the individual member rate for conference registration.  Visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types.

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Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration
07/01/2017 to 11/01/2017
Regular Registration
11/02/2017 to 12/15/2017
Late Registration
after 12/15/2017
NASPA Member
$450
$500
$575
Non-member
$650
$700
$775
NASPA Student Member
$155
$185
$230
Pre-conference workshops
$75
$95
$100

Questions?

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

Policies

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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 refund@naspa.org. 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]

Sponsors


If you would like to exhibit or sponsor at the 2018 Strategies Conference, please fill out the exhibitor application form and fax or email the completed application to 202-204-8443 or e-mail [email protected] by December 8, 2017. Questions? Contact Kristie Jacobsen Jerde by phone at 218-280-7578 or via email at [email protected].

Venue

Hilton Portland


Hilton Portland
Portland, OR

All conference activities will take place at the Hilton Portland.

The Hilton Portland is currently sold out of rooms on a few nights of the conference dates.  NASPA is working with the hotel directly to add more rooms at the conference rate. We will leave the below "book your hotel room now" button active for attendees, but please revisit this website regularly to receive updates. 

All reservations must be made by Thursday, December 28, 2017. Please make your reservations as soon as possible, as hotel blocks tend to sell out for NASPA events. 

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM NOW

For hotel questions, please contact:
Greg Morris
[email protected] | 202-265-7500 x1189

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Hilton Portland
921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
503-226-1611
$189 - Single/Double
$209 - Triple/Quad
  • Travel

    Portland is serviced by Portland International Airport (PDX). The Hilton Portland is approximately 10 miles from the airport.

  • Transportation

    Taxis
    For more information about taxi service, please visit the Ground Transportation page of the PDX website. The estimated taxi fare is $35 one way.

    Rental Cars
    For more information about rental cars, including available companies and contact information, please visit the Ground Transportation page of the PDX website..

    Light Rail
    The MAX Light Rail runs every 15 minutes or better most of the day, every day. The fare is $2.50 for a 2 ½ hour ticket. Simply take the red line at the airport toward City Center & Beaverton and get off at Pioneer Square. The Hilton Portland is about a 2 minute walk from Pioneer Square. For more information regarding the MAX Light Rail, please visit the MAX Red Line page of the MAX Light Rail website.

  • Weather

    Temperatures in Portland in January are in the high-40s F during the day and mid-30s F in the evening. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

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