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September 16, 2020

Call for Programs Deadline

October 28, 2020

Early Bird Registration Deadline

December 9, 2020

Regular Registration Deadline

December 21, 2020

Hotel Deadline

NASPA Strategies Conferences

Workshop Health, Safety, and Well-being Alcohol and Other Drug Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention, Education, and Response Wellness and Health Promotion AVP or "Number Two" Faculty Mid-Level New Professional Senior Level

The 2021 NASPA Strategies Conferences provide student affairs practitioners with the knowledge and skills to effectively address collegiate alcohol and drug abuse prevention, mental health, sexual violence prevention and response, and well-being through a variety of comprehensive and integrative approaches.

Your registration allows you to customize your program track even if your interests cover more than one topic – NASPA Strategies converges four conferences in one! 

Check back often - as details are finalized our website will be updated on a rolling basis.

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The convergence of the NASPA Alcohol, Other Drug, and Violence PreventionMental Health, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, and the Well-Being and Health Promotion Leadership conferences allows campus practitioners a unique opportunity to learn, network and engage.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

The 2021 NASPA Strategies Conferences will offer continuing education credits for NBCC, NASW, CHES/MCHES, and APA. NASPA is an approved continuing education provider for NBCC and NCHEC, and will apply for approval for this program with NASW. NASPA is approved to offer APA credit through a partnership with the Association of University College Counseling Center Directors. NASPA is also able to provide a general certificate of attendance to document hours for other licenses or credentials not listed above.

The total number of hours that will be available for this conference will depend upon the eligibility of individual sessions, as well as the overall conference schedule. In the past, continuing education credits have been available during every breakout session block for the entirety of the conference. The full schedule and continuing education qualifications will be available by January 2021.

Credit may be requested by completing the appropriate paperwork for the type of continuing education needed (NBCC, NASW, CHES/MCHES, APA). Forms will be available onsite in the registration area.

 

Please note: The deadline to request continuing education credits for the 2021 NASPA Strategies Conferences is February 12, 2021. Requests for continuing education credits cannot be fulfilled after this date.

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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

NASPA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5120. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NASPA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

To receive NBCC credit, complete a reporting form available in the registration area. In addition, you must complete an online evaluation of individual sessions, which will be emailed to you shortly after the conference. A PDF certificate will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved.

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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 Category 1 CECH.

To receive CHES or MCHES credit, complete a paper evaluation of each individual session that you attend. Forms will be available in the registration area. A PDF certificate will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved, and individual hours will be reported to NCHEC in April 2021.

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National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

NASPA will submit this program for approval from the National Association of Social Workers.

To receive NASW credit, complete a reporting form available in the registration area. In addition, you must complete an online evaluation of individual sessions, which will be emailed to you shortly after the conference. A PDF certificate will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved.

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Continuing Education for Psychologists

NASPA thanks the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors for sponsoring this continuing education opportunity for psychologists. The Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AUCCCD maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Not all sessions are available for continuing education (CE) credit. Sessions which are eligible for APA credit will be identified within the program book.

To receive APA credit, complete an evaluation form packet available in the registration area. You will receive a paper certificate onsite at the conference. The evaluation form packet must be returned to registration at the end of the conference, and your paper certificate given to you before you depart. Certificates for APA credit can only be given onsite and will not be emailed or mailed following the conference. You must complete the evaluation in order to receive CEs.

 

If you have questions about Continuing Education, please contact Teri Gillmor at tgillmor@naspa.org.

Call for Programs

The 2021 NASPA Strategies Conferences invite program proposals from higher education professionals who are part of the essential systems addressing college student safety, health, and well-being. These functions are irreplaceable components of an environment conducive to learning and development, and the field of student affairs prevention professionals passionately dedicated to this work need your expertise. We welcome you to submit a program for this dynamic series of conferences and join us in January to optimize your own programs and services in the company of the largest student affairs health and wellness event in the field.

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 2021 NASPA Strategies Conferences.

The Call for Programs will be opening soon!

Successful Proposals:

Successful proposals should include:

  • 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.
  • Integration of equity, inclusion, and social justice for identified subpopulations (students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, international students, students with ability differences, undocumented students, etc.) or at a systems level (e.g. colonization, racial oppression and trauma, restrictive statewide policy for trans students' rights, etc.).
Conference Session Types:

There are several different session types at the NASPA Strategies Conferences. Consider submitting a proposal to one or more of the following:

  • General interest sessions (60 minutes)
  • Roundtable discussion sessions (60 minutes)
  • Extended general interest sessions (90 minutes)
  • Poster sessions (discussion during the opening reception)
  • Pre-conference sessions (3 hours)
  • Pre-conference institutes (8 hours)
General Proposal Writing Tips:

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

CONFERENCE THEMES & SUGGESTED TOPICS

Alcohol and Other Drug and Violence Prevention

Each proposal will select one theme that most aligns with program content.

Campus or Community Coalitions and Partnerships

  • Sessions that address the ways in which diverse stakeholders from within and across the campus and the larger community can work collaboratively to address substance abuse or violence prevention and best serve the needs of campus community members
  • Sessions that share models of collaboration, case studies from integrated systems, successful partnerships, and efforts to engage all stakeholders in prevention efforts, including individual and environmental level strategies
  • Sessions that identify and evaluate health promotion efforts

Current Trends and Emerging Issues

  • Sessions that include or ongoing data and research surrounding substance abuse or campus violence prevention efforts, especially those addressing use patterns and implications for 18-25 year olds
  • Sessions that assess the scope of alcohol and other drug misuse on campus
  • Sessions that evaluate current alcohol and other drug misuse prevention efforts
  • Sessions that explore considerations for health equity on prevention efforts

Evidence-Based and Evidence Informed Practices

  • Sessions that demonstrate strategic use of assessment and data to inform and influence policies, programs, systems, infrastructure and other higher order change that helps build a culture in which instances of substance abuse or campus violence are reduced
  • Sessions that examine how evidence-based prevention strategies can be modified to fit varying institutions, communities, populations, and resource levels
  • Sessions that identify sources and repositories for identifying evidence-based programs and strategies
  • Sessions that explore replicable and adaptable evidence-based policies, programs, and practices
  • Sessions that identify best practices for campus policies surrounding alcohol and other drugs

Innovative Solutions and Changing Practices

  • Sessions that address implemented strategies, programs, and policies which have been successful - or which are innovative, based on a foundational theory, model, or adaptation.
  • Sessions that discuss innovative supports for students who choose not to consume substances, including recovery communities

The Strategic Prevention Framework

  • Sessions that should address data driven or population level substance abuse prevention efforts in the context of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Strategic Prevention Framework
  • Sessions that apply sustainability into all efforts in the spectrum of prevention and health promotion
  • Sessions that show an understanding of cultural competency and its importance in evidence-based prevention efforts
  • Sessions that evaluate the capacity to implement prevention strategies on campus
Mental Health

Each proposal will select one theme that most aligns with program content.

Access to Services

  • Sessions that explore new modalities addressing growing waiting lists and stagnant or reduced provider capacity
  • Sessions that discuss administrative successes and barriers to expand student access
  • Sessions that discover and compare solutions to promote increased access and awareness of mental health services for students

Cross- Campus Collaboration and Coordination

  • Sessions which share models of collaboration, case studies from integrated systems, successful partnerships, and work with student affairs leadership
  • Sessions may also address collaboration with local, state, and national organizations to promote mental health on campus
  • Sessions that understand the keys to successful cross-campus collaboration in mental health services
  • Sessions that explore ways in which mental health intersects with both violence prevention and response and substance misuse on campus to develop and enhance prevention, intervention and response

Cultural and Identity Considerations

  • Sessions that identify barriers to mental well-being for campus sub-populations, the strategies to address social justice and identity-related stress, providing inclusive services, and the recruitment, hiring, and retention of diverse staff who provide mental health services
  • Sessions that address both the strategic and the practical aspects of these considerations on mental health services and the creation of a mentally healthy campus environment
  • Sessions that discuss mental health needs of students within a context of power and privilege

Current Trends and Emerging Issues

  • Sessions addressing new or ongoing data and research surrounding college mental health, and what inferences that has for practitioners and administrators in providing services and planning for a mentally healthier campus
  • Sessions that discuss issues at a clinical/individual level and a campus/environmental level
  • Sessions that examine current trends and issues to better evaluate the scope of student mental health on campus

Successful and Innovative Solutions

  • Sessions specifically addressing transitional student populations’ mental health (e.g. first-year students, veteran students, etc.).
  • Sessions that engage in conversations about innovative and effective programming to support student mental health
  • Sessions discussing implemented strategies, programs, and policies which have been successful - or which are innovative, based on a foundational theory, model, or adaptation
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

Each proposal will select one theme that most aligns with program content. 

Evidence-based Policy and Practice

  • Sessions that identify evidence-based approaches to sexual violence prevention and response
  • Sessions that demonstrate strategic use of assessment and data to inform and influence policies, programs, systems, infrastructure, and other higher order change that helps build a culture in which sexual violence is eliminated
  • Sessions that review best practices in: implementing sustainable, evidence-based prevention programs; improving campus response to violence and victims; and evaluating the impact of these efforts
  • Sessions that describe strategies for developing or revising comprehensive campus sexual misconduct policies, including how they are impacted by the latest federal and state legislative policy changes

Innovative or Promising Approaches to Prevention and Response

  • Sessions that highlight strategies, programs, and policies which are innovative and whose grounding in foundational theories, models, or frameworks make them promising in their efficacy
  • Sessions that share project implementation and program evaluation associated with these initiatives
  • Sessions that discuss innovative/promising approaches to the prevention of and response to sexual violence in higher education, including discussions of lessons learned, assessment and evaluation, and replicability

Disruption of Dominant Sexual Violence Narratives

  • Sessions that critically examine and interrupt the problematic dominant narratives of sexual violence (e.g. racism, sexism, heteronormativity, gender identity, ableism), including narratives around those who experience sexual violence; those who perpetrate sexual violence; as well the ways in which those who work to prevent and respond to sexual violence participate in these dominant narratives
  • Sessions that reimagine and propose new perspectives, approaches, and strategies to honor all identities in sexual violence work
  • Sessions that examine societal and institutional systems and structures that contribute to, are complicit in, or perpetuate violence, and identify practices that foster inclusive efforts to address sexual violence

Expanding Campus and Community Partnerships

  • Sessions that address the ways in which diverse stakeholders from within and across the campus and the larger community can work collaboratively to address sexual violence and best serve the needs of campus community members
  • Sessions that share models of collaboration, case studies from integrated systems, successful partnerships, and efforts to engage all stakeholders in sexual violence prevention and response
  • Sessions that address collaboration with local, state, and national organizations to prevent and respond to campus sexual violence
  • Sessions that identify strategies to expand and strengthen relationships between campuses and community service providers, in an effort to augment support for reporting and responding parties and increase communication around and collaboration in prevention and response
Well-being and Health Promotion Leadership

Each proposal will select one theme that most aligns with program content.

Navigating Systems and Infrastructure

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

The planning committees for the 2021 NASPA Strategies Conferences has select pre-conference sessions that will enrich and enhance your attendee experience. 

Pre-conference sessions will take two formats (full-day institutes and half-day workshops) and require participants to pre-register for a fee. Pre-conference sessions are designed as highly specialized opportunities to discuss a specific topic or program.

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The 2021 NASPA Strategies Conferences provide student affairs practitioners with the skills to effectively address issues facing many students.

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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.

**Do not wait to register. This event will reach capacity and have to close registration.**

The Strategies Conferences converge four events into one. Please select the conference which is most applicable to you, though you are welcome to attend sessions and presentations selected by any of the conference committees. 

REGISTRATION FEES

Early Registration
03/03/2020 to 10/28/2020
 Regular Registration
10/29/2020 to 12/09/2020
Late Registration
12/10/2020 to 01/13/2021
NASPA Member 
 $515  $565  $640
Non Member
 $740 $790 $865
   NASPA Student Member
 $215  $265  $340

HALF-DAY PRE-CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES

Early Registration
03/03/2020 to 10/28/2020
 Regular Registration
10/29/2020 to 12/09/2020
Late Registration
12/10/2020 to 01/13/2021
NASPA Member 
 $75  $95  $140
Non Member
 $175  $195  $240

FULL-DAY PRE-CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES

Early Registration
03/03/2020 to 10/28/2020
 Regular Registration
10/29/2020 to 12/09/2020
Late Registration
12/10/2020 to 01/13/2021
NASPA Member 
 $125  $145  $190
Non Member
 $225  $245  $290

 

Seeking professional development funding? Review the NASPA Foundation Professional Development Scholarship!

Registration Policies

Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by October 28, 2020, less a $50.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined.

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

Questions?
NASPA Events
Event Registration Support
Email: events@naspa.org
Phone: (202) 265-7500
Allison Tombros Korman
Senior Director, Culture of Respect
Email: akorman@naspa.org
Phone: 202-903-0653
Mallory Jordan
Assistant Director, Health & Well-being Initiatives
Email: mjordan@naspa.org
Phone: 202-903-0642

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.

Until the 2021 NASPA Strategies Conferences schedule is completed, please refer to the 2020 NASPA Strategies Conferences for the types of sessions offered during this event.

2020 Strategies Program Book

Tentative 2021 NASPA Strategies Conferences Schedule

Wednesday
January 13
Thursday
January 14
Friday
January 15
Saturday
January 16
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Registration

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pre-Conference Institute (Full Day)

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pre-Conference Session (Half Day)

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Morning Break & Networking

Please enjoy a refreshment break in the Exhibit Hall.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Extended Session

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Conference Break (Lunch on own)

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Breakout Sessions

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Afternoon Break

Please enjoy a refreshment break in the Exhibit Hall.

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Breakout Sessions

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Opening Reception & Poster Sessions

Please join our poster session presenters for networking and continued learning. Planning Committee members from each conference will also be hosting tables; join them for networking and to learn about future conference planning opportunities. Heavy appetizers will be served.

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast with Exhibitors

Join us in the Exhibit Hall for a hearty breakfast.

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Extended Sessions

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Morning Break & Networking

Please enjoy a refreshment break in the Exhibit Hall.

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Breakout Sessions

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Conference Break (Lunch on own)

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Breakout Sessions

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Afternoon Break & Networking

Please enjoy a refreshment break in the Exhibit Hall.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Registration

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Conference Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Closing Session

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Breakout Sessions

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

Venue

Copley Place
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Boston, Massachusetts

All conference activities will take place at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. 

NASPA has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Boston Copley Marriott Place at $159/night (not including 14.95% state and local taxes). The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Monday, December 21, 2020. 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, such as networking receptions, exhibit area coffee breaks, and off-site transportation.

Reserve Your Room at the Boston Marriott

Hotel booking information:

Hotel Room Rate / Night
Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
1-877-901-2079
Group Name: NASPA 2021
$159 - Single/ Double
$179 - Triple

Additional Info

On-site Meetings

The 2021 NASPA Alcohol, Other Drug, and Violence Prevention, Mental Health, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, and the Well-Being and Health Promotion Leadership Conferences invite participants, co-sponsors, and constituency groups to request meeting space at this year's conference in Boston, MA. NASPA staff will be posting an official meetings requst form soon. Please contact a NASPA staff member if you have any questions in the meantime.

Sponsors

If you would like to exhibit at or sponsor the 2021 NASPA Strategies Conferences, please email to Kristie Jacobsen Jerde (kjerde@naspa.org). Check back for an official Exhibitor and Sponsor Application.