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June 14, 2022

Call for Programs Deadline

September 13, 2022

Regular Registration Deadline

August 2, 2022

Early Registration Deadline

September 13, 2022

Special Hotel Rate Deadline

NASPA General Assembly

In-Person Conferences Health, Safety, and Well-being Alcohol and Other Drug Campus Safety and Violence Prevention Wellness and Health Promotion Graduate Undergraduate

The 2022 NASPA General Assembly will take place October 6-8 in Pittsburgh, PA!

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

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 are not vaccinated will be required to provide documentation of a negative PCR test result no more than 72 hours prior to arrival to any event. Please see the NASPA COVID Event Safety and Responsibility webpage for complete COVID information about this event. 

Presented By

 Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives

About

The General Assembly affords peer educators and advisors a tremendous selection of learning opportunities including more than 80 educational sessions and 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 and networking opportunities. 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

There will be awards granted during General Assembly. 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. Award nominations must be received no later than Friday, September 2, 2022.

Scholarships

The Health, Safety and Well-being Initiatives of NASPA offer several scholarships to mitigate the cost of attending General Assembly each year. This year, scholarships will cover the full cost of conference registration and hotel. Scholarship applications must be received no later than Friday, September 2, 2022.

Call for Programs

The 2022 NASPA General Assembly planning committee invite program proposals from peer educators and higher education professionals who are part of the essential systems addressing college student safety, health, and well-being through peer education. We welcome you to submit a program for this conference and join us in October to optimize your own programs and services in the company of peer educators and peer education advisors from around the country.

The conference planning committees encourage program proposals regarding proven practices with content that will engage participants in fruitful discussions and provide meaningful content to bring back to their campuses.

Please note: all presenters must register to attend the 2022 NASPA General Assembly and attend in person. 

Submit your program for the 2022 NASPA General Assembly

Conference Themes and 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?

COVID Information

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 are not vaccinated will be required to provide documentation of a negative PCR test result no more than 72 hours prior to arrival to any event. Please see the NASPA COVID Event Safety and Responsibility webpage for complete COVID information about this event. 

Registration and COVID

During the registration process you will be asked to attest that you are vaccinatied or that you will bring a negative PCR test result no more than 72 hours prior to arrival to any event. Please answer this for yourself, a google form will be sent out for all additional registrants that you register.

To access COVID information for Pittsburgh (Allegheny County) visit this site.

Find more information about local testing sites in Pittsburgh.

You can click here for more information about the venues cleaning policies.

 

 

Registration

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 $75. If your institution is NOT a member, you can join as an associate affiliate member for $242. Please visit the membership section of the NASPA website to learn more about membership types and benefits. We hope you’ll consider joining today!

If you are experiencing financial hardship, you may qualify for a NASPA Foundation Membership Scholarship or NASPA Foundation Professional Development Access Scholarship, which can be used for this event.

For a comprehensive listing of NASPA registration policies, please visit this page.

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 are not vaccinated will be required to provide documentation of a negative PCR test result no more than 72 hours prior to arrival to any event. All participants at NASPA events will be required to wear masks. Please see the NASPA COVID Event Safety and Responsibility webpage for complete COVID information about this event. 

Registration and COVID: During the registration process you will be asked to attest that you are vaccinatied or that you will bring a negative PCR test result no more than 72 hours prior to arrival to any event. Please answer this for yourself, a google form will be sent out for all additional registrants that you register.

Registration Fees

 

Early Registration

August 2, 2022

Regular Registration

September 13, 2022

Late Registration 

Ocober 6, 2022

Member Rate  $295 $320 

$345

Non-Member Rate $495 $520

$545

 

Registration & Payment Policies

Registration Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation/refund deadline less a $50.00 administrative fee is October 6, 2022. 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 October 6, 2022 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.

Questions?

Warren Martin
CPE Trainer
Email: [email protected]

Schedule

Full Schedule 

Schedule
Thursday
October 6
Friday
October 7
Saturday
October 8

 

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Precon
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Opening Keynote Session, Orientation, Networking Activity

 

 

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration/Info Desk
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Plenary Presentation
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Breakout 1
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Breakout 2
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Lunch Break (on own)
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Breakout 3
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Breakout 4

 

Meals Provided: Breakfast

 

8:00 a.m. - 4:30pm Information Desk
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.          Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.           Plenary Presentation
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.          Breakout 5
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.           Breakout 6
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.           Lunch Break (on own)
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.           Breakout 7
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.           Breakout 8
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.     Awards Banquet and Dinner

 

Meals Provided: Breakfast and Dinner

Speakers

Check back soon for the 2022 NASPA General Assembly speakers!

Venue

Wyndham Grand, Pittsburgh Downtown 
Pittssburgh, PA

All conference activities will take place at the Wyndham Grand, Pittsburgh Downtown

Lodging

NASPA has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Wyndham Grand, Pittsburgh Downtown at $169 night for a single/double, $189.00 night for a triple and $209.00 night for a quad (not including 14.00% state and local taxes). The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Tuesday, September 13, 2022.

Rooms in the conference block may sell out prior to the cut-off date, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.

Reserving a room within our block by using the hotel's dedicated meeting website or toll-free telephone number not only benefits you; it also helps to support the conference. When you book within our conference block, you help NASPA keep meeting costs as low as possible and enable us to provide some of the important features meeting attendees have come to enjoy. 

Transportation

  • The closest airport is 17 miles from the hotel and should take about 20- to 35-minutes, depending on traffic. NASPA will not be providing transportation, therefore it is recommended to take a taxi, ride share, or city bus; the hotel also has a scheduled shuttle service for trips within 3 miles of the hotel.
  • Valet parking at the hotel is $35 per day.

Reserve Your Room Today!

Sponsors

Interested in supporting this event and have a sponsorhip idea? Please contact Fred Comparato at [email protected]

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

General Certificates of Attendance

NASPA is able to provide a general certificate of attendance from this event to document hours for some licenses or credentials. To request a general certificate of attendance, please fill out and follow the instructions on the General Certificate of Attendance form. NASPA will provide a PDF certificate to document your hours.

The general certificate of attendance can also be used for Category II CHES credits by submitting the Category II claim form to NCHEC within 90 days of the event. Additional information, including the form, is available at https://www.nchec.org/continuing-education. Please contact NCHEC with any questions about this specific process.

Click here for more information on Continuing Education and frequently asked questions. 

 General-Certificate-of-Attendance-Request-Form