2018-04-10

2019 NASPA AVP Institute - Excellence in the “Number Two” Role

January 13 – January 15, 2019
West Palm Beach, Florida

The NASPA AVP Institute – Excellence in the “Number Two” Role – is an intensive three-day program designed to support and develop AVPs in their unique roles on campus.  The Institute is appropriate for both new and seasoned AVPs, first-timers and returners alike.

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.  It is a very intensive experience, and the program will run into the evening each day.

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About

If you report to the vice president for student affairs (or other most senior student affairs officer) on your campus, you’re a “number two” and undoubtedly have a unique and challenging position.  The NASPA AVP Institute – Excellence in the “Number Two” Role is designed to support AVP success and will help you to navigate the complex individual and institutional challenges that are inherent in the “number two” position. The Institute’s curriculum focuses on:

  • Innovative and effective leadership in the “number two” role
  • Understanding and navigating the legal issues that pervade higher education today
  • Leading and following while "in the middle"
  • Promoting and sustaining healthy communities, teams, and selves
  • Organizing to advance equitable, socially-just institutions

Two optional pre-institute sessions will be offered: one for AVPs who are new to the “number two” role and another designed to build AVP capacity in establishing and leading high-performing teams. All Institute participants must report to the most senior student affairs officer on campus and have substantial responsibility for divisional functions.  Join us in West Palm Beach in January to improve your effectiveness in your challenging role and to expand your AVP peer network.

ATTENTION RETURNING PARTICIPANTS:  If you have attended the institute in the past and are planning to attend again in January 2019, the Institute faculty would like to involve you in special ways in the execution of the institute. In November, we'll be in touch with returning participants to provide information about these new opportunities and to invite them to get involved.

Click here to see what past institute participants have to say about the NASPA AVP Institute - Excellence in the "Number Two" Role.

 

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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. 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 schedule presented here is subject to changes.)

Sun, Jan 13

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Check-in for Optional Pre-Institute Sessions
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pre-institute session for New AVPs
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Creating and Leading Your Dream Team: Effective AVP Strategies for Talent Development and Management
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Institute Check-in
1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Institute Welcome and Introductions
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
All-faculty opening session
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Break
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Untold Stories of Being an AVP
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Break
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Reflection Groups
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Break
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Institute Reception
7:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Dinner (no-host) with Institute Participants

Mon, Jan 14

7: 30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
8:30 p.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Introduction of Day 2
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Health and Wellness: Flourishing as a Campus and an AVP
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Break
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Institute Luncheon (with remarks by Kevin Kruger)
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Break
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Shifting the Culture: Being a Champion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Break
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Reflection Groups
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Break
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Consultation Time (Optional, advance scheduling required)
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored Reception (Optional)

Tue, Jan 15

7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Breakfast WITH Legal issues (connecting with freedom of expression/inclusive environments) session
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Break
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Effective Change Management: Leading with Grace and Confidence
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Reflection Groups
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Institute Wrap-up
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Break
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Diversity, Social Justice, and the AVP

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

Two optional (but highly-encouraged!) pre-institute sessions will be offered from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 13 prior to the "official" start of the institute at 1:00 p.m. that day: one for AVPs who are new to the “number two” role and another for more seasoned AVPs designed to build AVP capacity in establishing and leading high-performing teams. While new AVPs (those who have not yet completed one full year in the position) may be interested in the teams-focused session, they are strongly encouraged to choose to participate in the "Pre-Institute Session for New AVPs" offering. Additionally, one post-institute session will be offered following the conclusion of the institute on Tuesday, January 15, 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This session is appropriate for all participants.

Pre-Institute Session for New AVPs

Sunday, January 13th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Are you an AVP or “number two” who is in the first year of your position?

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If so, this half-day pre-institute session is designed specifically with you in mind! The three-hour workshop will focus on supporting your successful transition into the complex and challenging role of campus AVP. This interactive session will include the following topics to assist you:

  • New expectations in the AVP role
  • Understanding workplace culture and organizational structure culture
  • Transition advice
  • Management key takeaways
  • Creating a competencies plan and toolkit for success
  • Networking as value-add to the AVP role

Creating and Leading Your Dream Team: Effective AVP Strategies for Talent Development and Management

Sunday, January 13th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 AM

Do you lead a team and sometimes feel like you’re not all rowing in the same direction?

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If so, you should attend this three-hour pre-institute session. In the immortal words of John C. Maxwell, “Teamwork makes the dream work.” This innovative pre-institute session is designed to help you to develop practical and proven strategies for screening, identifying, developing, and nurturing your own “dream team” to help you to achieve your vision and goals as an institutional leader. (Please note: If you are a first-time AVP who has not yet completed your first year in the role, you are strongly encouraged to attend the Pre-Institute Session for New AVPs rather than this one.)

Diversity, Social Justice, and the AVP

Tuesday, January 15th • 01.30 PM – 05.00 PM

Are you looking for an opportunity to explore how your personal identities influence the work you do as an institutional leader?

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If so, you should attend this post-institute session, which will provide an opportunity for a subset of institute participants to explore together the increasingly complex intersections of personal identity, professional practice, and leadership development. This session will devote time to how an AVP manages this difficult work that can require significant personal and professional energy.

Registration

This professional development program is designed for AVPs and other "number twos" who report to the most senior student affairs officer on campus and have substantial responsibility for divisional functions.  The Institute is appropriate for both new and seasoned AVPs and institute first-timers and returners alike.
Registration rates are based on your NASPA membership. If you are not a member, please vist the NASPA Membership page for more information.

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Registration Fees

Early Bird
before 11/22/2018
Regular
before 12/22/2018
Late
before 01/04/2019
NASPA Member
$695
$895
$995
Non-Member
$895
$1095
$1195

Pre-Institute Sessions

Early Bird
before 11/22/2018
Regular
before 12/22/2018
Late
before 01/04/2019
NASPA Member
$105
$135
$150
Non-Member
$155
$185
$200

Questions?

Tonya Murphy
Member Services Coordinator
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: (202) 265-7500 ext. 1183

James Stascavage
Senior Director of Leadership and Senior Student Affairs Officers Initiatives
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: (202) 719-1172

Policies

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Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is November 21, 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.

 

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 AVPs and vice presidents for student affairs from a variety of institutional types will serve as the Institute's faculty.


  • Art Munin, Institute Co-director

    Art Munin, Institute Co-director

    Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students
    University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

    Faculty Bio

  • Gigi Secuban, Institute Co-director

    Gigi Secuban, Institute Co-director

    Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
    Ohio University
  • Michael Anthony

    Michael Anthony

    Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
    Rochester Community and Technical College

    Faculty Bio

  • Evette Castillo Clark

    Evette Castillo Clark

    Dean of Students
    Saint Mary’s College of California

    Faculty Bio

  • Dan Maxwell

    Dan Maxwell

    Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UH System and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
    University of Houston

    Faculty Bio

  • Dave Parrott

    Dave Parrott

    Vice President of Student Affairs
    University of Florida

    Faculty Bio

  • Shadia Sachedina

    Shadia Sachedina

    Assistant Vice President for Student Success & Dean of Students
    Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY

    Faculty Bio

Speakers


Venue

Hilton West Palm Beach


Hilton West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, Florida

All conference activities will take place at the Hilton West Palm Beach.

NASPA has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Hilton West Palm Beach starting at $199/night (not including 13% state and local taxes). The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Friday, December 21, 2018. Attendees may reserve rooms by calling 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) and using the Group Code: ZNSPI, or by using the registration link below (Group Code not required). As of November 20, the block has availability for the evenings of January 13 and January 14.

BOOK YOUR HILTON WEST PALM BEACH HOTEL ROOM NOW

If you are not able to secure a reservation in the NASPA room block at the Hilton West Palm Beach, you may wish to use this third-party reservation system that will assist you with identifying alternative hotels near the Hilton West Palm Beach. (Room availability is limited in West Palm Beach, and we are unable to extend the housing block rate elsewhere.)

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Hilton West Palm Beach
600 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-231-6000
$199 - Single/Double
  • Travel

    West Palm Beach is serviced by Palm Beach International Airport (PBI). The hotel is approximately 3 miles from the airport.

  • Transportation

    Public Transportation
    For more information regarding public transportation options to and from PBI, please visit the Ground Transportation section of the PBI website.

    Taxis
    For more information regarding taxi cab service, please visit the Ground Transportation page of the PBI website. Taxi fare from PBI to the Hilton West Palm Beach is approximately $13 one-way.

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

  • Weather

    Temperatures in West Palm Beach in January are around 75 degrees F during the day and 57 degrees F in the evening. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

Additional Info

We hope that you will explore West Palm Beach if you arrive in the city before the program begins. There are plenty of things to do and see if you are a first-time visitor, or even if you have been to West Palm Beach many times. The official tourism website for West Palm Beach is one of many online resources available to visitors.

Attire
The dress for NASPA events is business casual.


Past Institute Participant Testimonials

"Attending the NASPA AVP Institute was extremely beneficial. It afforded me the opportunity to learn from leaders in the field, discuss legislation impacting higher education, and explore the ways in which equity, inclusion, and social justice inform my work. The workshops challenged me to think critically about leadership and my role as an AVP or 'number two.' Connecting with colleagues from across the country was also invaluable. I would definitely encourage other AVPs to attend.
 - Santiago Solis, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Towson University (2018 institute participant)

"Attending the NASPA AVP Institute in my first year as an AVP was one of the best decisions I made. It not only provided critical information on how to find success in my role, but the Institute also provided space and time for reflection while connecting me with a strong national network of peers and mentors. I strongly recommend this professional development opportunity to my peers in the field."
 - Kathryn Kay Coquemont, Assistant Vice President for Student Development, Salt Lake Community College (2018 institute participant)

"I was fortunate to attend the AVP Institute within the first two weeks of my role and was immensely grateful for a roadmap as I began this new journey. The institute provided pertinent information coupled with a supportive community that lasted long after the experience. From the inner work and reflection to expanding my professional network to the coaching opportunities made available through the talented faculty, I was better equipped to lead with my team as a new AVP. I highly recommend this for new and continuing AVPs!
 - Shea Kidd Houze, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Dean of Students, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2018 institute participant)

"I first attended the Institute in hopes to build a network with other AVP’s and also to create some strategies for specific aspects of my role. Both of these goals were accomplished and I left the Institute feeling well-equipped to move forward on various projects and initiatives. I attended again the following year and was able to strengthen my networks and relationships with others to an even greater extent!"
 - Todd Smith-Bergollo, Assistant Dean and Director of Student Development and Campus Activities, Pace University (2017 and 2018 institute participant)

"As a past participant in the NASPA AVP Institute, I can truly say it was a fabulous experience. Through interactions with amazing institute faculty, guest presenters, and cohort members, I gained a better understanding of organizational relationships and office cultures, found new ways to infuse social justice practices into both work and life, and received strategies to embrace challenges within the AVP role. I definitely recommend the AVP Institute to new AVPs or AVPs transitioning into new institutions."
 - Ryan C. Holmes, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, University of Miami (2018 institute participant)

"The NASPA AVP Institute was an incredibly rewarding professional development experience. The Institute faculty and my fellow AVP attendees came together to create a dynamic environment for workshops, reflection and relationship building. Thanks to the innovative and actionable strategies provided at the Institute, I returned to my Dean of Students role refreshed, energized and grateful. I strongly recommend that you invest in yourself, your team and your students by attending the NASPA AVP Institute."
 - Jean Griffin, Dean of Students, Xavier University (2018 institute participant)

"The NASPA AVP Institute was the most worthwhile professional development opportunity I have engaged in in years. The uniqueness to the 'number two' role is shared and understood by all who attend and the round tables and topic discussions are rich and relevant in our everyday lives in the ever changing world of higher education. I would encourage all "number twos" to go and take advantage of all offerings including optional breakfasts, socials, and dinner with colleagues where all are collegial and welcoming."
 - David A. Hall, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs & Director of Campus Recreation, Springfield College (2018 institute participant)

"The AVP Institute helped me gain a deeper understanding of my role by providing a space for shared knowledge and experience. As a new AVP, the engaging sessions by Institute faculty challenged and motivated me to reflect and envision how I could make the AVP role my own. I left empowered and excited to use the tools and resources I gained to strengthen myself and more effectively serve those at my institution."
 - Rosalyn A. Kempf, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Women’s Leadership, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles (2018 institute participant)

“I attended the NASPA AVP Institute during my first year in the role and found it to be invaluable.  It allowed me to think about the unique role as a leader and as a supporter, and the opportunity to connect with colleagues from across the country was incredibly helpful. I also attended the institute in my second year and found it to be equally valuable as the institute faculty kept the content fresh and relevant.”​
 - Terry Martinez, Associate Vice Provost/Dean of Students, Johns Hopkins University

“The Institute provided an intimate setting to engage with colleagues from throughout the country and with the Institute’s excellent faculty. The sessions were exceptionally well done and provided both real-world context and theoretical frameworks for serving in the AVP role.”
 - Salvador B. Mena, Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Rutgers University

“During my time at the AVP Institute, I learned a great deal about the complexity in navigating the political landscape of an institution, the importance of building relationships across campus, and the strategies need to effectively budget and strategically plan in an ever-changing environment. I also appreciated the opportunity to network with and learn from peers across the country who hold similar roles in Student Affairs.”
 - Elizabeth Bapasola, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, The College of New Jersey

“In my first year as AVP/Dean of Students, the NASPA AVP Institute was invaluable in getting me set up for success.  It challenged me to think strategically about how I was going to begin this new endeavor, and the connections I made at the Institute will continue to be beneficial throughout my career.”
 - Art Munin, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students, Illinois State University

“The NASPA AVP Institute is an exemplary professional development experience.  The highly curated, well thought-out experience included meaningful opportunities for networking with peers, conversations on critical issues impacting institutions of higher education in general and AVPs in particular, and highly personalized, individual conversations with SSAOs.  I will certainly be participating in this institute with as much frequency as my schedule permits!”
 - David Clark, Assistant Vice President for Campus Life and Assistant Dean in the College, The University of Chicago

“The NASPA AVP Institute was a transformation event for me.  Not only were the faculty insightful, I connected with people in the same role as me and I am still utilizing those relationships to help troubleshoot challenges in my own day-to-day job.  It was also fun to spend time with a group of fellow professionals who understand and appreciate my role.”
 - Eric E. Arneson, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Florida International University

"The NASPA AVP Institute provided a great framework for understanding the unique challenges and opportunities for AVPs.  As a new AVP it was great to develop a network of peers in similar positions that understand the role of the AVP."
 - Dannie Moore, Assistant Vice President for Student Inclusiveness, Northern Kentucky University

"The AVP Institute curriculum was truly foundational for me as a new AVP.  Timely topics such as resource management, assessment, and inclusion were presented through an AVP lens and formed how I address these areas in my daily role. Spending this time with other professionals in similar roles created a community for me in the field that I know I can continue to rely upon for feedback and ideas moving forward."
 - Angela Lauer Chong, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students, Health & Wellness, Division of Student Affairs, The College of New Jersey

"The AVP Institute was an excellent opportunity to build professional connections with colleagues doing similar work around the world.  I appreciated the focus on current hot topics in higher education and the small group discussions about our role in addressing them."
 - Erica O'Neal Howard, Senior Associate Dean of Students, Occidental College

“The NASPA AVP Institute provided the appropriate combination of “looking up” as well as being razor sharp on emerging issues within the profession.  I was able to bring home practical solutions for day-to-day challenges.  I was also challenged to look at myself holistically.  The time was both refreshing and inspiring.”
 - Laurie Betting, Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness, University of North Dakota

“I attended the 2015 NASPA AVP Institute feeling isolated in my new role. When I left, I had discovered a network of colleagues who were experiencing or had solved every one of the challenges that I was facing on a daily basis, and the information that was shared has become the cornerstone of my professional practice and challenges me to be better each day. Now when challenges occur, I have the people and information behind me to be more confident in my decisions and actions. The NASPA AVP Institute was a career enhancing experience like few others I have encountered.”
 - Kyle Baillie, Director, Student Life & Development, University of the Fraser Valley

"The NASPA AVP Institute provided reflection time that all leaders need, the information to think differently and creatively about old problems, and the connections with other AVPs that have proven useful ever since New Orleans.  I would recommend without hesitation attending this Institute if you can."
 - Paul J. McLoughlin II, Dean of Students, Lafayette College

"The institute not only gave me personal information to help me grow in this position (as I was less than a year in at the time) but gave me the ability to look from 30,000 feet to see what the needs might be within my area of responsibility."
 - Kim Turner, Assistant Vice President for Student Support & Business Operations, Northern Kentucky University

"Participating in the AVP Institute provided an infusion of renewed enthusiasm and passion for my role as a campus leader.  Actively participating in the smaller institute setting allowed for group dialogue and the rare opportunity to share strengths and challenges of managing up and down in the unique role one plays as an AVP."
 - Renie Moss, Assistant Dean for Campus Life, Samford University

"If you have a desire to learn how to become the most effective “number two” or the next “number one,” then this institute is the place to be.  Since leaving the institute my motivation to learn more has elevated, and my commitment to be more effective has been sustained."
 - Mark Gumble, Assistant Vice President, Student Development & Enrollment Services, University of Central Florida

"The AVP Institute provided me with a network of peers I can call upon as I respond to multitude of issues that come my way. This network, when combined with the opportunity to hear from other AVPs and how they manage their role on campus, was important for me in my own skill development as well as my confidence in knowing I can be successful in this role."
 - Bruce Skinner, Assistant Vice President for Student Success, Southeast Missouri State University

"One thing I really enjoyed about the Institute was how it was as relevant to new “number twos” as it was to older, more experienced ones. The ability to develop a network of colleagues from across the country was invaluable and useful to me and I am sure to others."
 - Michael Ginsburg, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago

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