2019-02-25

2020 NASPA AVP Symposium

January 25 – January 27, 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana

The NASPA AVP Symposium is a unique and innovative two-day program designed to support and develop assistant and associate vice presidents and other "number twos" in their challenging campus leadership roles. Leveraging the vast expertise and knowledge of sitting AVPs and VPSAs, the Symposium will provide high-level content through a variety of participant engagement-oriented session types. To submit a program proposal for the Symposium, please see the Call for Programs section below.

Two Important Notes

  1. This professional development offering is limited to AVPs and other "number twos" who report to the highest-ranking student affairs officer on campus and have substantial responsibility for divisional functions. Additionally, vice presidents for student affairs (and the equivalent) who are presenting during the symposium may also register and attend.
  2. Participants of the immediately preceding 2020 NASPA Institute for New AVPs who choose also to attend the Symposium will receive a 50% discount for their Symposium registration fee.

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About

Assistant and associate vice presidents for student affairs and other senior-level "number twos" who report to the vice president for student affairs (or the equivalent) have among the most complex and challenging roles in the modern student affairs division. The NASPA AVP Symposium will gather AVPs from a wide variety of institutional types for two intense days of learning and networking designed to support AVPs' success in these difficult, yet critically important, roles. Symposium attendees can expect sessions and high-level content developed and delivered for an AVP audience that call on AVP participants to contribute to the peer learning community by deeply engaging with the Symposium content and fellow participants.

Advancing Excellence in the AVP Role is the theme of this inaugural NASPA AVP Symposium, and we expect that programs and sessions will connect with the following topics and content areas:

  • Strategies for addressing the challenges and complexities inherent in the AVP role
  • Leading from “the middle”
  • Freedom of expression and civility on campus
  • Leveraging personal identities for effective leadership
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice
  • Human resources (including supervision and staff accountability)
  • Community health and wellness
  • Law, public policy, and compliance issues
  • Understanding, navigating, and influencing institutional culture
  • Organizational change/resource management
  • Fundraising
  • Crisis management

To be among the expert presenters during the inaugural NASPA AVP Symposium, please visit the Call for Programs section below to submit a program proposal for the Symposium.

 

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Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • Vice President for Student Affairs

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Call for Programs

The symposium planning committee invites AVPs/“number twos” and vice presidents for student affairs (and the equivalent) to submit program proposals that resonate with the symposium theme of “Advancing Excellence in the AVP Role”. While all proposals that connect with this broad theme will be considered, the committee is particularly interested to review submissions related to the following topics and content areas:

  • Strategies for addressing the challenges and complexities inherent in the AVP role
  • Leading from “the middle”
  • Freedom of expression and civility on campus
  • Leveraging personal identities for effective leadership
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice
  • Human resources (including supervision and staff accountability)
  • Community health and wellness
  • Law, public policy, and compliance issues
  • Understanding, navigating, and influencing institutional culture
  • Organizational change/resource management
  • Fundraising
  • Crisis management

Proposals for a variety of session types ranging from brief, 30-minute sprint sessions to longer extended sessions to lengthy pre- and post-symposium workshops are solicited. To learn more about the range of session types and to submit a program proposal, please visit the Call for Program site.



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

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Submission Timeline
  • June 10, 2019
    Call for Programs Opens
  • August 14, 2019
    Call for Programs Deadline
  • September 20, 2019
    Program Decision Notifications
  • September 30, 2019
    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 2020 NASPA AVP Symposium.

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

Schedule

The symposium schedule was designed to provide participants with interactive and engaging programming, opportunities for deeper discussion, and networking. In early-October and following the conclusion of the Call for Programs selection process, a detailed schedule will be presented here. The schedule presented here is subject to changes.

Sat, Jan 25

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Check-in
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pre-symposium Workshops
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception
7:15 p.m.
Dinner Groups (Optional)

Sun, Jan 26

7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Check-in
7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast Available
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Symposium Welcome, Introductions, and Opening Speaker
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Break
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions I
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Summit Sessions
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Symposium Break
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Featured Session
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Break
3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Extended Learning Sessions
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Break
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions II
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Optional organized dinner outing (at a cost) OR optional small dinner groups (no-host)

Mon, Jan 27

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast Available
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions III
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Break
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Sprint Sessions
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions IV
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Break
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Symposium Closing Caucus
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Break
1:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Post-symposium Workshops

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

Several pre- and post-symposium workshops will be offered. Specific information about these offerings will be available in October following the conclusion of the call for programs process.

Pre-symposium workshops

Saturday, January 25th • 02.00 PM – 05.00 PM

Specific information about these offerings will be available in October following the conclusion of the call for programs process.

Post-symposium workshops

Monday, January 27th • 01.45 PM – 05.45 PM

Specific information about these offerings will be available in October following the conclusion of the call for programs process.

Registration

If you are an AVP (or the equivalent) who has been serving in your first AVP/"number two" position for not longer than two years, you are strongly encouraged to also attend the 2020 NASPA Institute for New AVPs, which immediately precedes the Symposium. If you choose to attend the Institute, please register for it before registering for the Symposium. Your Institute registration confirmation will contain a coupon code for a 50% discount for your Symposium registration.

Specific information about pre- and post-symposium workshops and other symposium sessions will be available in October following the conclusion of the call for programs process.

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Registration

Early Bird
07/17/2019 to 11/25/2019
Regular
11/26/2019 to 12/23/2019
Late/On-site
12/24/2019 to 01/26/2020
NASPA Member
$595
$695
$795
Non-Member
$795
$895
$995

Pre-symposium workshops

Early Bird
07/17/2019 to 11/25/2019
Regular
11/26/2019 to 12/23/2019
Late/On-site
12/24/2019 to 01/26/2020
NASPA Member
$95
$125
$145
Non-Member
$145
$175
$195

Post-symposium workshops

Early Bird
07/17/2019 to 11/25/2019
Regular
11/26/2019 to 12/23/2019
Late/On-site
12/24/2019 to 01/26/2020
NASPA Member
$95
$125
$145
Non-Member
$145
$175
$195

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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Registration Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation/refund deadline less a $50.00 administrative fee is November 25, 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 25, 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.

Substitutions: Substitutions are allowed by individuals within the same institution/company. Substitutions should have the same member classification so that the payment is an even exchange transfer of payment. Additional charges may apply if the membership status is not the same. Please email your request for the substitute attendee to [email protected].

Questions

Registration Issues/Questions:  

NASPA Main Office

(202) 265-7500 ext. 1183

[email protected]

Program Questions/General Information:

James Stascavage

Senior Director of Leadership and Senior Student Affairs Officers Initiatives

 (202) 719-1172

[email protected]

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

Venue


Hyatt Regency New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

The Symposium will take place at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

NASPA has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans starting at $219/night (not including 14% state and local taxes, plus 1.20% tourism assessment plus $3.00 occupancy fee per room, per night). The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Thursday, January 2, 2019. Attendees may reserve rooms by clicking the button below.

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Hotel Room Rate/Night
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70113
(504) 561-1234
$219.00 - Single/Double
  • Travel

    Hyatt Regency New Orleans is serviced by the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). The hotel is approximately 15 miles from the airport.

  • Weather

    Temperatures in New Orleans in January are around 62 degrees F during the day and 45 degrees F in the evening. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

Additional Info

Calling All Program Reviewers!

The Symposium Planning Commitee invites sitting AVPs and VPSAs (and the equivalents) to help shape this inaugural NASPA AVP Symposium by serving as a program proposal reviewer. To apply to serve in this important role, please click here.

2020 NASPA AVP Symposium Planning Committee:
  • Anne Flaherty, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Support and Wellness, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Juan Guardia, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, University of Cincinnati
  • Ryan Holmes, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, University of Miami
  • Erik Kneubuehl, Associate Vice Chancellor, East Carolina University
  • Daniel Maxwell, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UH System and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Houston
  • Amy Pennington, Associate Vice President/Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator, Arkansas Tech University
  • Shadia Sachedina, Assistant Vice President for Student Success and Dean of Students, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York
  • Becky Spurlock, Vice President for Student Development and Leadership, University of Texas Permian Basin
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