2018-08-13

2019 NASPA Well-being and Health Promotion Leadership Conference: A NASPA Strategies Conference

January 17 – January 19, 2019
Washington, DC

Well-being and health are too often overlooked as critical aspects of a positive higher education experience. Overworked, stressed, unwell students become overworked, stressed, unwell members of society and it has been shown that promoting the necessary centering of well-being as a life essential can be highly successful in the institutional environment. The time has never been more critical to come together as leaders and advocates for well-being and student health and focus on partnering—both across our own institutions and the broader higher ed landscape—to develop integrated, systemic approaches to advance the promotion of student health and well-being.

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Well-being and health are too often overlooked as critical aspects of a positive higher education experience. Overworked, stressed, unwell students become overworked, stressed, unwell members of society and it has been shown that promoting the necessary centering of well-being as a life essential can be highly successful in the institutional environment. As the field of health promotion has evolved, we have a seen widening of the range of social and environmental factors that can impact a student’s health and well-being, ultimately a determining factor in their ability to reach educational goals. The time has never been more critical to come together as leaders and advocates for well-being and student health and focus on partnering—both across our own institutions and the broader higher ed landscape—to develop integrated, systemic approaches to advance the promotion of student health and well-being.

An expanded, holistic approach to student health

Many institutional roles are evolving to be responsible for the whole of student health; student conduct, peer education, and recovery services often falling under a single director and their team. How can we take what is often a resource-based decision and maximize it as an opportunity to strategize an integrative approach to student health and well-being that cares for the complete student? 

Create, Nurture, Sustain

The 2019 NASPA Well-being and Health Promotion Leadership Conference is focused on growing shared knowledge and developing actionable techniques aimed at creating, nourishing, and sustaining a culture of health and well-being at institutions of higher education. As the field of health promotion has evolved, we have a seen widening of the range of social and environmental factors that can impact a student’s health and well-being, ultimately a determining factor in their ability to reach educational goals. The time has never been more critical to come together as leaders and advocates for well-being and student health and focus on partnering—both across our own institutions and the broader higher ed landscape—to develop integrated, systemic approaches to advance the promotion of student well-being. 

Why Strategies Top 3:

  1. The benefit of gathering practitioners from all sectors of institutional health and wellness is the centering of integrative, systemic approaches in much of the learning—with potential partners on campus-wide solutions sitting across the table.
  2. Gain exposure (or even create your own customized deep-dive track) to a sector of health and wellness that has been recently added to your portfolio—or that you are interested in moving your career towards. Your registration gets you full access to all programming of the four events making up the NASPA Strategies Conferences.
  3. Make connections with technology partners and leading innovators to learn the latest trends in the tools and system solutions that can support successful integrated strategy in your work.
Join us at the 2019 NASPA Well-being and Health Promotion Leadership Conference.
Rates increase December 12.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

NASPA is seeking approval by NBCC to be an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5120. Programs that do not quality for NBCC credit will be 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 seeking approval to be 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)

We will be submitting an application to the National Association of Social Workers for the appropriate number of credit hours. 

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].

Learning Outcomes: 

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  • Explore how best to develop and maintain meaningful partnerships and collaborations to effectively work together to achieve common goals
  • Discover ways to expand and synergize environmental factors using settings approaches to improve student well-being
  • Evaluate coalition building as the field strategically expands and partners with organizations and/or departments to collectively strive for a flourishing campus community
  • 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
  • Review the evolution of health promotion practice in higher education leading to a clear understanding of current industry standards
  • Discuss and examine core knowledge and relevant case studies of quality health promotion practice for the field
  • Evaluate and discuss campuses that have utilized and integrated new guidance from the field to create healthy and well communities
  • Explore the use of precise language used to explaining and delineate the work that is done on campus
  • Review, evaluate, and discuss the complexity of data and its use in building the narrative of well-being on campus
  • Discover how data is gathered, contextualized, and utilized by campus community members

The Well-being and Health Promotion Leadership Conference is put on in conjunction with the Alcohol, other Drug, and Violence Prevention Conference , Mental Health Conference , and the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Conference .

 

Presented By

Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

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

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Call for Programs

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.

Call for programs window is now closed. 

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • Navigating Systems and Infrastructure

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Sessions that explore effective strategies for building relationships, collaborations, coalitions, and working within and across disciplines, departments, organizations and communities.
    • Sessions that discuss ways to expand and synergize environmental factors using a settings approach.
    • Sessions that build capacity for leadership to inspire and create systemic change.

  • Foundations and Essential References

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Sessions that introduce foundational public health principles, concepts, rubrics, strategies, standards, guidelines, theories, processes and/or skills for effective health promotion practice in higher education.
    • 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 knowledge and examine relevant case studies of quality health promotion practice for the field.

  • Current Research, Innovations, and Emerging Trends

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Sessions that integrate new guidance in the field and implications for practice (e.g., Health Promoting Universities from the Okanagan Charter, Cross-functional CAS standards of practice, Gallup-Healthways Well-being Data).
    • Sessions exploring the role of Senior Leadership (AVPs/VPs) in integrating health promotion to build an infrastructure that supports well-being.
    • Sessions that explore the use of language to explain and delineate the work of health promotion – differentiating between ‘buzz’ words and the language of the field

  • Using Data to Inform Change

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Sessions that identify roadmaps for successful processes and collaborative practices for data collection and dissemination between and among stakeholders (e.g., housing and residential life, campus planners, enrollment management, equity and inclusion).
    • Sessions that explore ways to use various sources of data to inform, inspire and shape a more complete narrative of health and well-being.
    • Sessions that demonstrate strategic use of assessment and data to influence policies, systems, infrastructure, and other higher order change to reorient higher education to health and well-being.



Submission Timeline
  • September 28, 2018
    Call for Programs Deadline
  • October 24, 2018
    Presenter Notifications
  • November 2, 2018
    Presenter Confirmation

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

Mallory Jordan
Assistant Director of Health and Well-being Initiatives
Phone: (202) 265-7500
Email: [email protected]

Schedule

The schedule was designed to provide participants with interactive and engaging programming, opportunities for deeper discussion, and networking. As details are finalized, this schedule will be updated.
Conference

Full Schedule

Tue, Jan 15

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
WHPL Conference Committee Meeting

Wed, Jan 16

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference (Full Day)
Innovation for Well-being: Systems and Settings
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Peer Education Advisors Academy
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Session (Half Day)
Building effective wellbeing programs through evidence evaluation
Tailoring a comprehensive public health framework to assess the needs of students

Thu, Jan 17

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Mini-Institute Sessions
Creating a Culture of Care: Building a Multi-Issue Bystander Intervention Program
A Deeper Dive: Using Your NCHA Data to Its Full Potential
How To Craft Powerful Prevention Stories To Drive Institutional Support
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Conference Break (Lunch on own)
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Opening Session
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
The city campus and the country campus: effective peer education programming across the river
Supporting Student Resiliency: Building staff skills to create a network of support
Flourishing on Campus: Principles and Practice
Texas Well-being: Promoting Well-being in UT Learning Environments
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Wellness Check: How Staff Across Campus Can Engage in Conversations Around Well-being
Beyond Buzzwords: Developing a Culture of Peer Education
Using Health Communication Campaigns to Promote & Advance Integrated Campus Well-Being Efforts
From Bud to Boss: Moving into Management
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Opening Reception & Poster Sessions
Spirituality Uncovered
It's Contagious: Systems approach to Chronic Illness Prevention

Fri, Jan 18

7:15 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Day One Exhibit Hours
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Extended Sessions
Building a Healthy Community: A Strategic Systems Approach Utilizing Health Coaches and Health Communication
Overview of the Positive Culture Framework
Transforming the Lives of 20 Million Students by 2030: Co-Designing the 20x30 Movement
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Morning Break & Networking
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Breakout Sessions & Conference Plenary Session
Data-Based Innovations: Strategies for Identifying Needs and Implementing Change
Resilience: Collaborations and Partnerships to Promote Student Health
A System-Wide Approach to Advancing Health Promotion
Infusing Well-being in Student Life: An interdisciplinary academic approach
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Conference Break (Lunch on own)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions & Conference Plenary Session
The New Cross-Functional CAS Standards for Advancing Health and Well-Being
Reaching In to Reach Out: One University's Journey in Developing a Student Well-being Collaboration
Leveraging the Power of Gen Z for Effective Health Promotion Practices
Project CARE
Creating a Mindfulness Movement in Higher Education: How to Create Space for Stillness
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Afternoon Break & Networking
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions & Conference Plenary Session
Beyond Peer Education: How to Utilize Near-Peers to Expand Reach
Advocating for Positive Wellness Results: Lessons Learned from Campus and Community Advocacy
Health Service Attitudes among LGBTQ College Students: Implications for Health Educators
The Evolution of a Program Proposal
Well-being: A Fundamental Aspect of Student Success
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions & Conference Plenary Session
U-M Dean of Students Critical Incident and Case Management Model
Building Access and Trust with Greek Affiliated Students and Other High-Resistance Populations
5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Hashtags, Follows, and Like, Oh My!
Step Up! WFU: A collaborative process for enhancing social responsibility
A Mixed-Methods Assessment of a Peer-Enforced Tobacco- and Smoke-Free Policy at Large Urban University
Context Matters: Well-Being at the Intersection of Movement and Healthy Design

Sat, Jan 19

7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Day Two Exhibit Hours
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Closing Speaker
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
Health as an Interspecies System: Connecting with our Best Friends
Building Strategic Collaborative Partnerships for Campus-wide Well-Being
Love Your Plate: Shaping a holistic and inclusive food culture on campus
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
The Caregiver in Higher Education: Coping Strategies for you and your Colleagues

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

The pre-conference workshops and institutes for the 2019 NASPA Well-being and Health Promotion Leadership Strategies Conference are listed below. There is an additional registration fee to attend pre-conference workshops and institutes, and they may be added to your conference registration at any time.

Innovation for Well-being: Systems and Settings

Wednesday, January 16th • 09.00 AM – 05.00 PM

One of the joys of working on a college campus is the call to apply new knowledge, innovate and apply theory to practice. Historically, Student Affairs has filled the gaps and provided the social services, engagement activities and crisis response needed to retain students. Now we are asked to move beyond crisis intervention, leadership development, engagement and learning outcomes towards establishing foundational, proactive systems that have a holistic, integrated, and strategic approach to well-being at the institutional level for the whole campus community. During this session, the presenters will explore the successes and challenges faced while launching a Student Well-being Collective Impact and then consider how conditions of Collective Impact enhance the process of creating a Campus Master Plan for Student Well-being. Interactive learning, table top case studies, and the development of potential cross sector intra-institution shared metrics will build capacity for practical application. Come learn about what systemic innovation looks like with Collective Impact and intentional health promoting environment based on a Campus Master Plan.

Peer Education Advisors Academy

Wednesday, January 16th • 12.00 PM – 05.00 PM

The role of a collegiate peer education advisor is complex, ever changing, and sometimes poorly defined. There is no handbook, training, or manual when it comes to working with peer education groups. At the NASPA Strategies Conferences, The NASPA Advisor Academy will provide participants with the training, skills and knowledge needed to be an effective collegiate peer education advisor.

Building Effective Well-being Programs through Evidence Evaluation

Wednesday, January 16th • 02.00 PM – 05.00 PM

Can't find the large-scale, evidence-based well-being programs you need? We will provide a simple set of tools you can apply to the data you already have to create effective, evidence-informed programming. Evidence-evaluation doesn't have to be complex, and the data you already have is invaluable. With a focus on Belonging, we will apply the tools through a series of guided exercises that you can take back to your campus. Bring your own Belonging programs and evidence, or use our examples.

Tailoring a Comprehensive Public Health Framework to Assess the Needs of Students

Wednesday, January 16th • 02.00 PM – 05.00 PM

The University of Chicago tailored the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) framework to conduct a comprehensive campus health needs assessment (CHNA) over the past year. The CHNA involved key constituents to identify student needs and ways the entire campus will work collaboratively to address those needs. This pre-conference workshop will be an interactive session taking participants through the CHNA process, teaching each phase and discussing how it can be replicated. All tools created/utilized will be shared.

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.

The Strategies Conferences converges four events into one. Please select the conference which is most applicable to you, though you are welcome to attend sessions and presentations from any conference on site.

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Registration Fees

Early Registration
04/27/2018 to 11/07/2018
Regular Registration
11/08/2018 to 12/12/2018
Late Registration
12/13/2018 to 01/01/2019
NASPA Member
$450
$500
$575
Non Member
$650
$700
$775
Undergraduate Member
$155
$185
$230
Pre-Conference Half Day Workshop
$75
$95
$100
Pre-Conference Full Day Institute
$125
$145
$150

Questions?

NASPA Events
Event Registration Support
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 265-7500

Laurie Jevons
Assistant Director of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Initiatives
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 265-7500

Mallory Jordan
Assistant Director of Health and Well-being Initiatives
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 265-7500

David Arnold
Assistant Vice President for Health, Safety, and Well-Being Initiatives
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 265-7500

Allison Tombros Korman
Senior Director, Culture of Respect
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 265-7500

Speakers


Sponsors


If you would like to exhibit or sponsor the 2019 NASPA Strategies, please fill out the exhibitor application form and e-fax back all pages to 202-204-8443 or scan and e-mail to [email protected] by December 7, 2018. Questions? Contact Kristie Jacobsen Jerde by phone at 218-280-7578 or via email at [email protected].

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Venue


Grand Hyatt Washington
Washington, DC

All conference activities will take place at the Grand Hyatt Washington.

NASPA has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Grand Hyatt Washington starting at $205/night (not including 14.8% occupancy fee). The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Rooms in the conference block may sell out prior to the cut-off date, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.

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Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW Washington, D.C., 20001
202-582-1234
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$205 - Single
$205 - Double
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