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September 10, 2021

Call for Programs Deadline

September 30, 2021

Early Registration Deadline

November 5, 2021

Regular Registration Deadline

October 19, 2021

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 2021 NASPA General Assembly will take place November 10-13 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.

 

 

This event will follow all CDC and local guidelines around Covid-19. Please check back often for updates 

 

Registration is open! 

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, October 1, 2021.

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, October 1, 2021.

Call for Programs

The 2021 Call for Programs is open! 

Please follow reccemonded guidelines for submitting your program. You can view this sample submission for an example of a great program proposal: Sample Submission

Apply to review programs for the 2021 General Assembly HERE

Submit Program proposals HERE

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-19 and Peer Education

Presentations submitted under this category should be about how peer education programs were involved in prevention, mitigation, and vaccination efforts. These programs should share creative ideas, lessons learned, and how to continue these efforts on campus. 

Registration

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 $75. If your institution is NOT a member, you can join as an associate affiliate member for $242. 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!

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.

Registration Fees

Early Registration

September 30, 2021

Regular Registration

November 5, 2021

Late Registration 

November 11, 2021

NASPA Institutional Member 
 $295 $320  $345
Non-Member 
 $495  $520 $545

 

 

Additional Training Opportunties 

Advisors Academy

CPE Train the Trainer

CPE Train the Trainer and Advisor Academy Bundle

General Preconference 

NASPA Institutional Member
 $125 $300   $375 $75
Non-Member
 $175  $350
$425
$125

 

 

Registration & Payment Policies

Registration Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation/refund deadline less a $50.00administrative 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 refund@naspa.org.

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?

Rachael Novick
Coordinator, Peer Education Initiatives and Training Programs 
Email: rnovick@naspa.org 
Phone: (202) 265-7500

Schedule

Schedule
Wednesday
November 10
Thursday
November 11
Friday
November 12
Saturday
November 13

 

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

 

8:00 a.m - 9:00 p.m. Registration/Information desk open
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Breakout 1
4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Breakout 2
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Poster Session and Conference Orientation 
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Games and Networking!   
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Open Recovery Space

 

Meals Provided: Appetizers during Poster Session

 

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration/Info Desk
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynote
10:15 p.m. - 11:15 p.m. Breakout 3
11:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Breakout 4
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch and Meetings
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PELP Information Session
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Breakout 5
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Breakout 6
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CPE Train the Trainer Day 1
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Open Recovery Space

 

Meals Provided: Breakfast and lunch

 

8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.          Silent Auction/Info Desk
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.          CPE Train the Trainer Day 2
7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.           Breakfast
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.           Breakout 7
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.          Showcase Sessions (30-minutes)
10:45 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.          Breakout 8
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.           Take Home Planning
12:30 p.m.                             Silent Auction Closes
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.           Lunch and Closing Awards Banquet

 

Meals Provided: Breakfast and lunch

Speakers

Silent Auction and Raffle

The Health, Safety and Well-being Initiatives of NASPA is currently raising funds for student scholarships. These student scholarships will be used to mitigate the costs of attending General Assembly.

To donate, please go to the NASPA Donation Page and select "BACCHUS Fund - Gen Assembly Scholarships" as the Gift Designation. 

We are also accepting donations for the silent auction and raffle. All proceeds go towards student scholarships. If you would like to donate to this, please reach out to Rachael Novick

 

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, October 19, 2021.

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? Review the sponsor and exhibit application here. If you have any questions, please contact Kristie Jerde at 218-280-7578 or Kjerde@naspa.org. Looking for other ways to get involved with NASPA? Visit the Corporate Involvement page for more opportunities.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC)

NASPA is 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) to receive up to 5 continuing education contact hours. Sessions that are eligible for CHES/MCHES credit are noted in the PDF below as well as in the online conference platform.

To request CHES or MCHES credit for this event, please fill out a CHES Contact Monitoring and Evaluation Form for each live session you attend. A packet is also provided to make it easier for you to manage and send your reporting forms. NASPA will provide a PDF certificate of attendance, and will report your hours to NCHEC.

General Certificates of Attendance

NASPA is also able to provide a general certificate of attendance from this event to document hours for other licenses or credentials, and/or to document hours that are not eligible for CHES/MCHES credit. 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. 

CHES Contact Monitoring and Evaluation Form
CHES Contact Monitoring and Evaluation Packet
General Certificate of Attendance Form