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June 1, 2021

Call for Programs Opens

September 20, 2021

Call for Programs Deadline

December 8, 2021

Regular Registration Deadline

October 27, 2021

Early Bird Registration Deadline

NASPA Strategies Conferences

In-Person Conferences 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 2022 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.

Registration in now open!

Presented By

 Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives

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.

Use this hashtag to see what others are sharing #NASPAStrategies22

Call for Proposals

The 2022 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 2022 NASPA Strategies Conferences.

The Call for Proposals is now open!

Submit Your Proposal Today!
Apply To Review Proposals!

Conference Themes & Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand the ways in which diverse stakeholders across the campus and the larger community can work collaboratively to address substance misuse or violence prevention and best serve the needs of campus community members
  • Analyze 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
  • Identify and evaluate health promotion efforts

Current Trends and Emerging Issues in an Ever-Changing Environment

  • Analyze ongoing data and research surrounding substance misuse or campus violence prevention efforts, especially those addressing use patterns and implications for college students
  • Evaluate the scope of alcohol and other drug misuse on campus as well as its relationship to academic attainment
  • Explore considerations for health equity on prevention efforts
  • Amplify the voices and experiences around substance misuse and campus violence of underrepresented populations

Evidence-Based and Evidence Informed Practices

  • Examine how evidence-based prevention strategies can be modified to fit varying institutions, communities, populations, and resource levels
  • Identify sources and repositories for identifying evidence-based programs and strategies
  • Explore replicable and adaptable evidence-based policies, programs, and practices
  • Identify best practices for campus policies surrounding alcohol and other drugs

Innovative Solutions and Changing Practices

  • Evaluate the efficacy and fidelity of prevention strategies led online/virtually
  • Identify changes in prevention strategies due to COVID-19 and the long term impact for students and staff
  • Articulate how to support students who choose not to use substances and those in recovery communities, using innovative strategies, based on a foundational theory, model, or adaptation

The Strategic Prevention Framework

  • Create sustainability into all efforts in the spectrum of prevention and health promotion
  • Discuss an understanding of cultural competency and its importance in evidence-based prevention efforts
  • Discuss efforts to build capacity to implement prevention strategies on campus
Mental Health

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

Access to Services

  •  Explore new and innovative service models to address growing client waiting lists and limited or reduced provider capacity
  • Identify  challenges, successes, and lessons learned in addressing administrative, financial, and other  barriers to student access to mental health services
  • Explore effective strategies to promote help-seeking and referral to mental health services
  • Explore innovative strategies to promote equitable access and inclusion in mental health service delivery across the prevention and intervention spectrum
  • Identify new and innovative strategies to promote increased awareness of and access to mental health services for students

Cross- Campus Collaboration and Coordination

  •  Highlight successful interdisciplinary and interdepartmental collaboration models
  • Explore models of successful collaborations with local, state, and national organizations aimed to promote mental health on campus
  • Identify keys to successful cross-campus collaboration in the delivery of mental health services
  • Explore how mental health intersects with violence prevention and response,  substance misuse, and collegiate recovery efforts on campus
  • Identify and explore the intersections among the multiple and very complex roles assumed by mental health professionals, including clinical, advocacy, administrative, and other roles

Cultural and Identity Considerations

  •  Identify barriers to mental health and well-being among traditionally underserved and historically marginalized populations and strategies to address social justice and identity-related stress;
  • Highlight models supporting the provision of inclusive services, as well as the recruitment, hiring, and retention of diverse staff members to respond to current and emerging student needs;
  • Discuss the strategic, ethical, and practical aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion on the delivery of mental health services and the promotion of a healthy environment for all members of the campus community;
  • Explore the mental health needs of students representing individual and cultural diversity and best practices to respond to these needs within the contextual framework of power and privilege.

Current Trends and Emerging Issues

  • Highlight research on current and emerging trends in college mental health and its implications for practitioners, administrators, faculty members, and allied professionals in delivering comprehensive services supporting healthy campuses;
  • Examine current national trends and socio-political  issues and their relationship to the provision of mental health services on campus;
  • Identify effective treatment strategies to address depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, substance misuse, risk for suicide, and other mental health concerns experienced by college students;
  • Explore professional and ethical considerations in the delivery of mental health services;
  • Explore new and innovative strategies to support the re-engagement of students, faculty, staff members, and administrators on campus as the nation emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Successful and Innovative Solutions

  • Explore innovative and effective strategies that are relevant and responsive to a range of target populations, including first-year students, student-athletes, veterans, international students, first-year students, and other groups
  • Highlight  innovative and effective programming across the public health spectrum focused on supporting and enhancing student mental health
  • Explore new and innovative strategies, programs, and policies to promote student resilience, connection,  and belonging
  • Identify strategies and practices to address the challenges facing campus community members who are supporting students (e.g., mental health providers, student affairs staff, faculty, administrators, etc.) through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

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

Evidence-based Policy and Practice

  • Identify evidence-based approaches to sexual violence prevention and response
  • 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
  • Discuss best practices in: implementing sustainable, evidence-based prevention programs; improving campus response to violence and victims; and evaluating the impact of these efforts
  • 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

  • Identify strategies, programs, and policies which are innovative and whose grounding in foundational theories, models, or frameworks make them promising in their efficacy
  • Describe project implementation and program evaluation associated with these initiatives
  • 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 Social Narratives

  • 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
  • Create and propose new perspectives, approaches, and strategies to honor all identities in sexual violence work
  • Examine societal and institutional systems and structures that contribute to, are complicit in, or perpetuate violence, and identify practices that foster inclusive and equitable efforts to address sexual violence

Developing or Expanding Campus and Community Partnerships

  • Discuss 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
  • Describe models of collaboration, case studies from integrated systems, successful partnerships, and efforts to engage all stakeholders in sexual violence prevention and response
  • Describe collaboration with local, state, and national organizations to prevent and respond to campus sexual violence
  • Identify strategies to expand and strengthen relationships among and 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.

Foundations and Essential References in the Field of Health Promotion

  • Discuss the ways in which power differentials operate, are experienced, and are reinforced in the health promotion process at individual, group, community, institutional, and global levels
  • Apply foundational frameworks and principles for effective health promotion in higher education as a public health setting
  • Describe the evolution of health promotion practice in higher education leading to a clear understanding of current industry standards
  • Discuss core knowledge and relevant case studies of quality health promotion practice

Research and Data that Informs Our Work

  • Discuss implications for health promotion with historically underrepresented populations
  • Discover how data is gathered, contextualized, shared and utilized by campus community members for health promotion actions
  • Describe the complexity of data and its use in building the narrative of well-being on campus
  • Compare and contrast key terminology and the impact of the language we use
  • Build sustainable infrastructure and evolving systems to create a culture of well-being

Partnerships and Collaborations to Advance Well-being 

  • Discuss through a health equity lens how social, political, and historical movements within public health have shaped and created systems of power, privilege, and oppression
  • Discover ways to synergize environmental factors using settings approaches
  • Describe how to lead coalition building to collectively strive for a flourishing campus community
  • Foster a sustainable infrastructure to impact system change and create a culture of well-being 
  • Articulate how to develop and maintain meaningful external and internal partnerships

Leadership Development for Health & Well-being

  • Discover leadership and supervision skills that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Compare and contrast leadership models and their impact on well-being
  • Describe the characteristics of leadership styles that are effective for non-linear, communal outcomes
  • Discuss the role of restorative practice in change management

Promising Practices, Innovations and Emerging Trends

  • Discuss innovative practices that are addressing issues of health equity 
  • Discuss the practices that campuses have utilized, integrating new guidance from the field, to create healthy and well communities
  • Identify promising practices that are theoretically grounded
  • Discover policy changes that are showing promise in their proposal or implementation stage
  • Describe future trends in systemic well-being on university campuses
  • Apply learning from the pandemic response to the future of the field

Additional Information

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.).
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.

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.


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. 

Register Today! 

REGISTRATION FEES

Early Registration
03/01/2021 to 10/27/2021
 Regular Registration
10/28/2021 to 12/08/2021
Late Registration
12/09/2021 to 01/12/2022
NASPA Member 
 $450  $500  $575
Non Member
 $650 $700 $775
   NASPA Student Member
 $175  $225  $300

PRE-CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES

Early Registration
03/01/2021 to 10/27/2021
 Regular Registration
10/28/2021 to 12/08/2021
Late Registration
12/09/2021 to 01/12/2022
NASPA Member 
 $75  $95  $140
Non Member
 $175  $195  $240

FULL-DAY PRE-CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES

Early Registration
03/01/2021 to 10/27/2021
 Regular Registration
10/28/2021 to 12/08/2021
Late Registration
12/09/2021 to 01/12/2022
NASPA Member 
 $125  $145  $190
Non Member
 $225  $245  $290

 

If you would like to donate to the NASPA Foundation to provide more Professional Development Access Scholarships,

please click the button below.

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Registration Policies

Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by October 27, 2021, 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
Director, Health & Well-being Initiatives
Email: mjordan@naspa.org
Phone: 202-903-0642

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The 2022 NASPA Strategies Conferences provide student affairs practitioners with the skills to effectively address issues facing many students.

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Schedule

The schedule will be designed to provide participants with interactive and engaging programming, opportunities for deeper discussion, and networking. As details are finalized, this schedule will be updated. Registration to one conference, grants access to content over all four conferences.

Take a look at the 2020 In-Person and 2021 Virtual NASPA Strategies Conferences Program Books to get a feel for the event:

2020 NASPA Strategies Conferences Program Book
2021 NASPA Strategies Conferences Program Book

Tentative 2022 NASPA Strategies Conferences Schedule
All times are Eastern Standard Time and are subject to change

Wednesday
January 12
Thursday
January 13
Friday
January 14
Saturday
January 15
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Registration

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pre-Conference Session (Half Day)

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

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

First Time Attendee Orientation

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Opening Session & Keynote Speaker

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Conference Break & Working Lunch Meetings

Boxed lunches will be available for purchase in the Exhibit Hall. 

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Breakout Sessions

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Breakout Sessions

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Coffee with Exhibitors

4:30 PM - 5:30 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

Coffee and Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Breakout Sessions

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Breakout Sessions

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Arrange Lunch

Purchase a boxed lunch in the Exhibit Hall to bring to your plenary of choice. 

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Plenary Session (choice of 3)

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Extended Breakout Sessions

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Coffee with Exhibitors

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Breakout Sessions

7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Registration

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Coffee and Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Closing Session

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Breakout Sessions

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Breakout Sessions

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Breakout Session

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Optional Post-Conference Meetings

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 20, 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, such as networking receptions, exhibit area coffee breaks, and off-site transportation.

Reserve Your Room Today!

Hotel booking information:

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

Continuing Education

Please note: The Deadline to submit applications for continuing education for the 2021 NASPA Strategie Conferences were due February 26. We are no longer accepting any requests.
CEU FAQ's 

 

The 2022 NASPA Strategies Conferences will offer continuing education credits for NBCC, CHES/MCHES, NASW, and APA. NASPA is an approved continuing education provider for NBCC and NCHEC, and will be submitting for approval from NASW in Fall 2021. 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 in January 2022.

For more information about each continuing education credit and offerings, please read through the descriptions below. Credit may be requested by completing the appropriate paperwork for the type of continuing education needed (NBCC, CHES/MCHES, NASW, APA). Forms will be made available only on-site.

If you have questions about Continuing Education, please contact NASPA Staff at strategies@naspa.org.
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 will be clearly identified. NASPA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Participants can receive a maximum number of clock hours for this event.

To receive NBCC credit, be sure to complete the assoicated reporting forms. Forms will be available to all attendees on-site. In addition, attendees 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.

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 will designate the opportunity for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) Category 1 continuing education contact hours. 

To receive CHES or MCHES credit, complete an evaluation of each individual session that you attend. Forms will be available to all attendees on-site. In addition, attendees 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, and individual hours will be reported to NCHEC in April 2022.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

NASPA will be submitting for approval from the National Association of Social Workers in Fall 2021. 

To receive NASW credit, complete the assoicated reporting form. Forms will be available on-site. In addition, attendees 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.

Continuing Education for Psychologists (APA)

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 and conference platform. 

A maximum number of continuing education hours will be available for this program. To receive APA credit, participants must evaluate sessions using the APA Reporting Packet. The packet will be available on-site. A PDF certificate will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved.

All APA Reporting Packets must have been submitted in-person to the registration desk before leaving the conference. APA packets will not be accepted electronically.

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Sponsors

The 2022 NASPA Strategies Conferences are your opportunity to take a cross-functional approach to student success when it has never been more important.

If you would like to exhibit or sponsor the 2022 NASPA Strategies Conferences you can do so by reaching out to Kristie Jacobsen Jerde at kjerde@naspa.org.

Have questions? You can call Kristie Jacobsen Jerde at 218-280-7578.

Engagement Opportunities

The 2022 NASPA Strategies Conferences invite participants, co-sponsors, and constituency groups to request virtual meeting or reception space for the upcoming conference.

If you are interested in convening an established group, looking to meet and connect with others from the same profession, or simply wishing to socialize with those who share common interests, please complete our Meeting/Reception Request Form no later than Friday, October 1. 

Submit Your Meeting/Reception Request Today!

Looking to engage with others throughout the year? Be sure to visit the Knowledge Communities associated with this event.