2018-07-30

2019 NASPA General Assembly

November 21 – November 24, 2019
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

Students and advisors from across the nation will gather in Baltimore to be inspired, share ideas, and build exceptional peer education programs promoting strategies in health, safety, and student leadership.

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About

The General Assembly affords peer educators and advisors a tremendous selection of learning opportunities including more than 80 educational sessions and three keynote speakers. General Assembly also provides pre-conference learning opportunities to enhance the conference experience, including our Certified Peer Educator (CPE) Train the Trainer.

There are many offerings for professionals and students throughout the conference, including school exhibits, networking opportunities and a national student leader election. Throughout the conference, presentations will highlight efforts regarding high-risk drinking prevention, sexual responsibility, mental health, violence prevention, tobacco prevention, and more. Over 100 institutions of higher education will attend General Assembly, to learn from other institutions and to share successes. General Assembly is the culminating annual event of peer education efforts. It’s impossible to leave without new ideas, new ways of thinking, new information, and new friends. This conference is perfect to energize students, motivate advisors, and re-commit to making peer education and student health a campus priority.

Awards

General Assembly culminates in a banquet on Saturday evening. During the banquet, the Health, Safety and Well-being Initiatives of NASPA are honored to present awards in four categories; Outstanding Peer Educator, Outstanding Peer Education Advisor, Outstanding Peer Education Program, and Outstanding Peer Education Group. The deadline to submit an award nomination is October 2, 2019.

Scholarships

The Health, Safety and Well-being Initiatives of NASPA offer several scholarships to mitigate the cost of attending General Assembly each year. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is October 2, 2019. You can apply to scholarships here.

Student Advisory Committee Director Elections

The Student Advisory Committee (SAC) is comprised of volunteer representatives from each region whose primary role is to serve as the student voice of peer education within the Health, Safety and Well-being Initiatives and the larger consitituencies of NASPA. Elections for the 2019 - 2020 SAC Director, whose term will be from November 2019-April 2021, will be held during General Assembly. Regional SAC are selected by a national committee in the Spring. The deadline to submit your SAC Director application materials is November 22, 2019. Stay tuned for more information on how to apply!

 

Presented By

BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA
Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • Mid-Level
  • New Professional

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Call for Programs

For almost 50 years, peer educators have been saving lives and transforming campus environments. The NASPA General Assembly is your opportunity to shift from educating the students on our respective campuses to present on lessons learned with peer education groups from across the country. Session topics may include advising skills and issues, peer education group issues, student leadership and development, nutrition and fitness, promoting mental health and wellness, sexual health and relationships, alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention, or sexual violence prevention and response.

General Interest Sessions are 60 minutes in duration.
Showcase Sessions are 30 minutes in duration, and allow presenters the opportunity to provide a high level overview of an initiative or effort.
Mini Institutes are 90 minutes in duration, and allow presenters to delve deeper into a topic or effort.

If you are interested in being a program reviewer for breakout session proposals, please submit your volunteer application here.

The Call for Programs submission deadline is September 25, 2019. Please also note that any institutions accepted to present will receive a special discount on registration fees during the Early Registration period!

Breakout session programs address the following themes:

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • Individual skill building and leadership development

    Presentations submitted under this category should be designed to enhance individual peer educator or advisor skills or develop perspectives in leadership that will enhance an individual peer educator or advisor’s capacity.

    Learning outcomes for presentations submitted to this category might include:

    • After attending this session, peer educators will understand how to use active listening techniques during program presentation to address audience responses.

    • Participants attending this session will be able to identify three common leadership methodologies for managing peer education groups as a team leader.

    • Peer education advisors will review examples of group budgets and be able to adapt a budget model for use on their own campus.

    Try answering one or more of the following prompting questions in your submission:

    • What specific skills would a participant to this session hope to leave with?

    • How will the skills developed through attending this session benefit a peer educator or an advisor in the work done back on campus?

    • How can participants attending this session continue to develop and master this skill after the session is completed?

    • Which peer education role does the proposed skill this session will teach benefit the most?

     Is the skill developed by this session valuable for peer educators with a specific topical focus (e.g. sexual health, active lifestyles, alcohol prevention, etc.)?

  • Program description and adaptation

    Presentations submitted under this category should be designed to detail an implemented program, policy, or practice on campus, discuss the successes and challenges, and offer perspectives on peer educator and advisor replication or adaptation of the program on their own campuses.

    Learning outcomes for programs presentations to this category might include:

    • “Participants attending this session will discuss the design of Sample University’s “Be You” program and be able to identify the barriers to success a similar program might face at another institution of higher education.”

    • “After attending this session, participants will be able create a plan to implement a program addressing nutrition specifically to commuter students.”

    • “Participants attending this session will be able to replicate a passive table program with at least two of the six examples discussed in this session.”

    Try answering one or more of the following prompting questions in your submission:

    • What was the process of designing the program that will be discussed in the presentation?

    • What were the challenges faced in the design, implementation, or evaluation of the program?

    • What were the successes – both anticipated and unanticipated – of the program?

    • How could a very similar college or university peer education group successfully replicate this program?

    • How could a very different college of university peer education group adapt this program to be successfully implemented on their campus?

    Note: Program Description and Adaptation may include some modeling of what your presentation looked like when it was delivered on campus, but the purpose of presentations submitted under this category is not to simply do your program in its entirety for other peer educators.

  • Peer education group development

    Presentations submitted under this category should be

    designed to build skills and capacities of peer education groups or address peer education group issues. For example, programs might focus on the successful retention of peer educators, how to facilitate group meetings, or training peer education groups on specific core competencies or topical areas.

    Learning outcomes for presentations submitted to this category might include:

    • “Participants attending this session will be able to describe three methods of recruiting peer educators with diverse backgrounds and skillsets.”

    • “After attending this session, participants will be able to use a competency assessment to identify the strengths and gaps of their peer education group.”

    • “Participants attending this session will be able to use an appropriate intervention to address identified group burnout.”

    Try answering one or more of the following prompting questions in your submission:

    • What are the issues that peer education groups are facing?

    • What specific skills or capacities would a participant to this session be prepared to use to help their peer education group succeed?

    • Which strategies are best aligned to address which specific peer education group issues?

    • How can peer educators and peer education advisors identify peer education group issues?

    • What tools or strategies help bring peer education groups from good to great?

  • Cultural trends and campus issues

    Presentations submitted under this category should be designed to raise awareness and prepare peer educators and advisors for new and emerging trends and issues which may impact or change the delivery of peer education on campus.

    Learning outcomes for presentations submitted to this category might include:

    • “After attending this session, participants will be able to plan for changes in administrative funding while maintaining quality peer education efforts.”

    • “Participants attending this session will be able to define new state laws surrounding personal cannabis use for individuals over age 21.”

    • “Participants attending this session will discuss the role of personal identity in peer education work, and be able to deliver peer education curricula surrounding racial identity.”

    Try answering one or more of the following prompting questions in your submission:

    • What is a specific new or emerging trend or issue that peer educators and advisors need to have more knowledge or awareness of?

    • Will campuses be making changes because of the new trend or issue?

    • How will participants attending this session continue to develop understanding on the topic after this session is completed?

    • How will the new or emerging trend or issue impact the delivery of peer education?



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Submission Timeline
  • September 25, 2019
    Call for Programs Deadline
  • October 8, 2019
    Program Selections Announced

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 2019 NASPA General Assembly.

Jason Davis
Assistant Director, Peer Education Initiatives and Training Programs
Phone: 202-265-7500
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Schedule

The 2019 NASPA General Assembly provides opportunities for formal and informal connections, as well as a variety of learning spaces. Check back regularly for updates to the event schedule!

Wed, Nov 20

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Early Registration

Thu, Nov 21

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.`
Registration/Info Desk
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Advisors Academy
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Next Wave of Sexual Violence Prevention On Campus: A Culture of Respect Workshop
Allison Tombros Korman and Sarice Greenstein
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Conference Orientation
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Breakout 1
4:55 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.
Breakout 2
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Business Meeting
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Opening Session - Leading Imperfectly: The Value of Being Authentic for Leaders and Human Beings
James Robilotta
9:15 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
SAC Candidate Session
10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Open Recovery Space

Fri, Nov 22

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration/Info Desk
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
School Exhibit/Agency Set Up
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Silent Auction Open
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Keynote Speaker
Felicia Johnson
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Mini Institutes
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch
1:05 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.
Breakout 3
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Breakout 4
3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Networking Break
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Region Meetings
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
CPE Train the Trainer - Day 1
10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Open Recovery Space

Sat, Nov 23

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Silent Auction/Info Desk
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
CPE Train the Trainer - Day 2
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Keynote Speaker
TBA
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Breakout 5
11:25 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Showcase Sessions
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Advisors Lunch
Kevin Kruger
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Student Lunch
SAC Director Election
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Breakout 6
2:55 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Breakout 7
4:00 p.m.
Silent Auction Closes
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Take Home Planning
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Awards Banquet
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Ice Cream Social
10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Open Recovery Space

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

Advisors Academy

Thursday, November 21st • 08.00 AM – 03.00 PM

The role of a collegiate peer health education advisor is complex, ever changing, and sometimes poorly defined. There is no handbook, guide, training, or manual when it comes to working with peer health education groups. This pre-conference session runs from 8:00am- 3:00pm on Thursday, including a working lunch.

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The role of a collegiate peer health education advisor is complex, ever changing, and sometimes poorly defined. Advisor Academy will provide participants with the training, skills and knowledge needed to be an effective collegiate peer health education advisor.

Advisor Academy is designed for individuals who are new to advising peer health education groups. This includes staff and graduate students who are new to the field, as well as seasoned professionals who have not previously advised peer health educators. Whether you come from a public health, student affairs, counseling, or other background, this training will provide the foundation every peer education advisor needs.

To provide advisors with the foundational knowledge needed to effectively advise a peer education group, formal training will occur during General Assembly on Thursday, November 21, 8:00am to 3:00pm. A working lunch will be included in the training.

Advisors Academy will include five modules, including:

  • Models of Peer Education
  • General concepts, definitions, and theories for peer education advising
  • Recruitment, Retention, and Training Models
  • Budgeting
  • Supervisory/Leadership Styles
  • How to hold student-leaders accountable
  • Obtaining and sustaining resources for your peer education group
  • Student development and learning outcomes
  • Assessment/Evaluation
  • Leadership development

CPE Train-the-Trainer

Friday, November 22nd • 05.00 PM – 07.30 PM

The CPE Train-the-Trainer Course will provide Peer Education group advisors the opportunity to become an official facilitator of the CPE Course for their campus and students. This two day training will begin Friday evening and conclude Saturday morning (8:00am- 10:00am).

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The CPE Train-the-Trainer Course will provide Peer Education group advisors the opportunity to become an official faciltiator of the CPE Course for their campus and students. While this course normally consists of an online, self-paced training format, we will be offering it in person and on-site at General Assembly.

The Train-the-Trainer course will be held over two days at General Assembly to allow participants to maximize their time at GA. The course will be held during the final breakout session block Friday afternoon and conclude Saturday morning.

The Next Wave of Sexual Violence Prevention On Campus: A Culture of Respect Workshop

Thursday, November 21st • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

There are a set of commonly used sexual violence prevention strategies used by college campuses, including consent education, bystander intervention training, and empathy building. These can be effective strategies, but what might we be missing? In this workshop, peer educators and their advisors will have the opportunity to dive deep into sexual violence prevention and think of new directions for their programming.

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There are a set of commonly used sexual violence prevention strategies used by college campuses, including consent education, bystander intervention training, and empathy building. These can be effective strategies, but what might we be missing? In this workshop, peer educators and their advisors will have the opportunity to dive deep into sexual violence prevention and think of new directions for their programming. First, we will dig into the history of addressing sexual violence in higher education and think about how that history informs current approaches to prevention. Then, we will articulate a comprehensive model for the multifactorial causes of sexual violence and identify strategies that peer educators can focus on. Finally, attendees will be provided with a template for planning a prevention program and spend time identifying tactics for implementation on their campuses.

Registration

Registration is based on NASPA institutional membership status. If your peer education group is part of a college or university that is an institutional member, you and your group can register as many advisors/students as you would like at the member rate. If your institution is not a NASPA member, visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn more about membership.

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Registration Fees

Early Registration
before 10/17/2019
Regular Registration
before 10/31/2019
Late Registration
before 11/21/2019
NASPA Institutional Member
$350
$375
$425
Non Member
$450
$475
$525

Pre-Conference Registration

Early Registration
before 10/17/2019
Regular Registration
before 10/31/2019
Late Registration
before 11/21/2019
NASPA Institutional Member
$75
$75
$75
Non Member
$125
$125
$125

Advisors Academy

Early Registration
before 10/17/2019
Regular Registration
before 10/31/2019
Late Registration
before 11/21/2019
NASPA Institutional Member
$125
$125
$125
Non Member
$175
$175
$175

CPE Train the Trainer

Early Registration
before 10/17/2019
Regular Registration
before 10/31/2019
Late Registration
before 11/21/2019
NASPA Institutional Member
$300
$300
$300
Non Member
$350
$350
$350

CPE Train the Trainer/Advisors Academy Bundle

Early Registration
before 10/17/2019
Regular Registration
before 10/31/2019
Late Registration
before 11/21/2019
NASPA Institutional Member
$375
$375
$375
Non Member
$425
$425
$425

Questions?

Jason Davis
Assistant Director, Peer Education Initiatives and Training Programs
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: (202) 265-7500

Policies

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Registration Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation/refund deadline less a $50.00 administrative fee is November 14, 2019. 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. Please click here to submit a refund request. Refunds will not be processed after November 14, 2019 for any reason.

Please allow 7-10 business days for processing. To inquire about the status of a refund after 10 business days, please send an email to [email protected].

Payment Policy:

Click here to view NASPA’s complete Payment Policies and Procedures.

The registration rate displayed is based on your current membership status. If your membership expires or changes before the event, your registration rate will change, and you will be expected to pay the rate that coincides with your new level of NASPA membership.

Speakers


Sponsors


If you would like to exhibit or sponsor at the 2019 NASPA General Assembly or have any questions, contact Kristie Jerde by phone at 218-280-7578 or via email at [email protected] The deadline for sponsorships and exhibiting opportunities is October 14, 2019. Click here for the exhibit and sponsorship application.

Venue

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront


Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Baltimore, Maryland

All conference activities will take place at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront .

NASPA has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront starting at $169/night (not including 15.5% state and local taxes). The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Tuesday, October 29, 2019. 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
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21202
410-385-3000
$169 - One Bed Single/Double
$169 - Two Bed Single/Double
$189 - Two Bed Triple
$209 - Two Bed Quad
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