As a new assistant or associate vice president (or other "number two") who reports to the vice president for student affairs (or other highest-ranking student affairs officer) on your campus, you have a very unique and equally challenging position. The NASPA Institute for New AVPs is designed to support your successful transition into the AVP role and will help you to navigate the complex individual and institutional challenges that are inherent in the “number two” position. With the leadership of a faculty team comprised of accomplished AVPs and VPSAs, the Institute’s curriculum focuses on:
- Competencies required for success in the AVP role
- Leveraging intersecting personal identities for effective leadership
- Leading from "the middle" and with a justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion lens
- Managing the role under hyper-ambiguous conditions
- Navigating complex and often high stakes institutional politics
- Supervising and leading diverse, intergenerational teams
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.
All Institute participants must report to the highest-ranking student affairs officer on campus and have substantial responsibility for divisional functions. Join us in Portland, Oregon in January to improve your effectiveness in your challenging role and to expand your AVP peer network!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Institute participants are strongly encouraged to also attend the 2023 NASPA AVP Symposium, which will take place in the same location immediately following the Institute. A registration fee discount of 25% will be offered to institute participants who attend the Symposium. Upon completion of your institute registration, you will receive an email confirmation that contains a discount code for you to apply to your registration for the Symposium.
Accomplished AVPs and vice presidents for student affairs from a variety of institutional types will serve as the Institute's faculty.
Register Online for 2023 NASPA Institute for New AVPs
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 and offsite activities. It is a very intensive experience, and the program will run into the evening on Thursday, January 26. Please plan your travel so that you are able to participate in the entire institute. The institute schedule presented here is subject to changes.
9:00 AM - 12:45 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
No-host Dinner with Institute Participants
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 11:50 AM
11:50 AM - 1:05 PM
Institute Luncheon with Address by NASPA President Kevin Kruger
1:05 PM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
8:45 AM - 12:30 PM
COVID Protocols Summary: All participants at NASPA in-person conferences, whether a presenter, attendee, exhibitor, staff, guest, or vendor will be required to be fully vaccinated. Individuals who require a vaccination exemption must provide documentation of a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to arrival to any event. NASPA strongly encourages participants wear masks at all times, except while actively eating/drinking, and in any venue that is considered a NASPA event space (both on-site and off-site venues). Please see the NASPA COVID Event Safety and Responsibility webpage for complete information about NASPA's policy.
Registration as a member is based on individual membership status at the time of the event. If your current membership will expire prior to the event, you will have the option to renew at the time of registration to receive the member rate.
If you are not a current member and are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join as a professional affiliate member for $80. If your institution is NOT a member, you can join as an associate affiliate member for $250. Both membership types provide access to the individual member rate for the event. Please visit the membership section of the NASPA website to learn more about membership types and benefits. We hope you’ll consider joining today!
For a comprehensive listing of NASPA registration policies, please visit this page.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Institute participants are strongly encouraged to also attend the 2023 NASPA AVP Symposium, which will take place in the same location immediately following the institute. A registration fee discount of 25% will be offered to institute participants who attend the symposium. Upon completion of your institute registration, you will receive an email confirmation that contains a discount code for you to apply to your registration for the symposium. Learn more about the 2023 NASPA AVP Symposium.
12/13/2021 through 1/6/2022
1/7/2022 to 1/16/2022
Registration Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation/refund deadline less a $50.00 administrative fee is December 6, 2021. 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 December 6, 2021 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] .
Changes in payment method or credit card after the initial payment is processed are NOT permitted, no exceptions. Please be sure that you are using the appropriate credit card for this transaction.
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The registration rate displayed is based on your current individual membership status.
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. Please email your request for the substitute attendee to [email protected].
Hilton Portland Downtown
All conference activities will take place at the
Hilton Portland Downtown
NASPA has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Hilton Portland Downtown at $149/night (not including state and local taxes).
|Hotel||Room Rate / Night|
|Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, Oregon, 97204
|$149 - Single/ Double|
The Hilton Portland Downtown is located in the heart of Downtown. Close to businesses, shopping, restaurants, theater cultural districts, and only 10 miles from Portland International Airport.
For your convience, the hotel offers valet parking for a daily rate of $55.
Directions from Portland International Airport
Leaving the airport, follow signs for I-205 S. Take I-205 S and I-84 W/US-30 W to SE Morrison Bridge. Take the exit toward City Ctr from I-84 W/US-30 W. Continue on SE Morrison Bridge. Take SW 3rd Ave to SW 6th Ave and the hotel will be on the left.
Weather in Portland, Oregon
January is a frosty winter month in Portland, with an average temperature varying between 35.2°F (1.8°C) and 46.2°F (7.9°C). It rains18.3 days, with typically 4.33" (110mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Portland, during 1.3 snowfall days, 0.91" (23mm) of snow is typically accumulated. During the entire year, snow falls for 6.4 days and aggregates up to 3.94" (100mm) of snow.
For more information on the weather in Portland, please visit weather.com
If you would like to sponsor the 2023 NASPA Institute for New AVPs, please contact Senior Director of Corporate Development Fred Comparato at 614-204-5994 or at [email protected].
NASPA strongly encourages all attendees for the NASPA Institute for New AVPs to follow the CDC guidance on vaccination, including becoming fully-vaccinated and staying up-to-date as eligible.
Mask and vaccine requirements will follow local, state, tribal, and federal guidance, including the CDC, with the most stringent level of guidance followed. While participating in in-person events, attendees should complete daily self-screenings to include symptom and temperature checks. Should any attendee feel unwell for any reason during the in-person event, they should not participate.