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VPSA & AVP Colleague Conversation: Promoting Civil Campus Discourse and Student Voting

Virtual Engagement Events Supporting the Profession AVP or "Number Two" Senior Level VP for Student Affairs

VPSA & AVP Colleague Conversations convene senior student affairs leaders to discuss, analyze, critique, strategize, and commiserate with peers. These monthly conversations allow for discrete sharing of concerns and ideas among NASPA-member VPs and AVPs that allow them to engage with one other in meaningful ways as they strive to meet current and emerging challenges. These sessions are not recorded so that participants can be free to share information.

For information about the next VPSA & AVP Colleague Conversation, please see the "Next Conversation - September 15, 2022" section below.

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Next Conversation - September 15, 2022

Promoting Civil Campus Discourse and Student Voting
September 15, 2022 | 4:00PM - 5:00PM ET

As we prepare for the upcoming fall semester, we return knowing that our students, and campus community as a whole, experienced another summer of societal issues and challenges. While we hope that this fall takes us back to the fall of 2019 in regards to student and campus engagement, we are preparing for student discourse of societal issues and pivotal, and likely contentious, November midterm elections. We invite you to our kickoff 2022-2023 VPSA and AVP Colleague Conversation, “Promoting Civil Campus Discourse and Student Voting” as we discuss our ideas and successes in promoting constructive campus dialogue and strategies to motivate student engagement in the fall elections. We will be joined by Lane Busby McLelland, the director of the Crossroads Civic Engagement Center in the Division of Community Affairs at The University of Alabama, and Darryl Holloman, vice president for student affairs at Spelman College.

Facilitator and Speakers


This VPSA and AVP Colleague Conversation is free of charge and limited to student affairs professionals who are vice presidents and AVPs (or the equivalent) who are current NASPA members.
NASPA individual members and Voting Delegates have access to member pricing for all NASPA events. If you are not a NASPA individual member, please visit our membership section to learn more about membership types and benefits. In many cases, an annual NASPA membership plus the event member registration fee are still less than the event non-member registration fee. We hope you’ll consider joining today!
Registration Fees
NASPA Members
Not Available

Virtual Events-Policies and Contact Information

Contact Information
Registration Issues/Questions:  
NASPA Main Office - (202) 265-7500
Program Questions/General Information:
James Stascavage - (202) 719-1172


Payment Policies

To view NASPA's complete payment policies and procedures, click here.

Captioning Assistance

Text Captioning Support: Live text captioning will be provided for this event.

Past VPSA & AVP Colleague Conversations

Where Did the Summer Go? Making Time for Renewal? - Thursday, June 16, 2022 - This conversation focused on strategies and practices to attend to your professional and personal renewal and to support your team members in theirs as well.

Presidential Reflections and Advice for Student Affairs Leaders- Thursday, May 19, 2022 - Reflections and advice on how to steer leadership in a prosperous direction.

Staff Perspectives and Senior Leaders - Thursday, April 21 2022 - Perceptions of early-career student affairs professionals views of advancing in the field, their prospects of staying in student affairs roles, and their suggestions for senior leaders on supporting early-career professionals

Crisis Management to Strategic Thinking For the Future - Thursday, February 17, 2022 - Shifting from the “urgent” task of real-time crisis management to the “important” tasks like critical strategic thinking and planning for the future.

What the Heck Is Really Going on in the Higher Ed Labor Market? - Thursday, January 13, 2022- Insights about higher ed labor market challenges, implications for student affairs staffing, and strategies to mitigate the labor shortage many institutions are experiencing.

Self-Care for the SSAO - Thursday, December 16, 2021 -Tips and strategies for self care while serving in high-demand and high-pressure leadership roles.

The Student Mental Health Crisis - Thursday, November 18, 2021 - Addressing the need, meeting the demand, and keeping students safe.

The Great Resignation - Thursday, October 21, 2021 - Addressing challenges in the rise of staff resignations, labor shortages, and filling vacancies.

Same Pandemic, New Challenges -Thursday, September 23, 2021 - The evolution of policies, practices, and strategies in response to vaccine heistancy and virus variants.

The Evolving Role of Live-in Staff - Thursday, May 20, 2021 - The evolving roles of live-in and other student affairs staff members.

Revitalizing Staff - Thursday, April 15, 2021 - Understanding and acknowleding staff burnout; showing appreciation and empathy to staff; rejuvinating staff and sustaining momentum as we move into a post-pandemic phase.

Planning for Financial Uncertainty - Thursday, February 18, 2021 - Fiscal impacts of COVID19; managing budget constraints.

Revitalizing leaders - Thursday, December 17, 2020 - Dealing with change and crisis management fatigue; stress from months of constant change; self care and leading when you’re exhausted; modeling the way for other staff and leading through crisis.

Recalibrating the Profession - Thursday, November 19, 2020 - Managing rapid change; reduction in staff, services and resources; Reduced staff and services--how to prioritize and align with academic priorities.

Reframing the Culture - Thursday, October 15, 2020 - Responding to campus and community activism and engagement related to racism, white supremacy, equity and inclusion; campus safety and relations with law enforcement agencies.

Re-envisioning the Campus - Thursday, September 17, 2020 - Re-opening, restructuring, reclosing, preparing for compliance issues; physical and mental health and safety; staff redeployment for crisis; budget cuts.