Next Conversation - February 16, 2023
Social Work and Student Affairs: Preparation for Student Affairs Professionals
February 16, 2023 | 4:00PM - 5:00PM ET
We have come to a challenging juncture in student affairs. We have faced significant challenges in identifying and hiring qualified applicants for our many open positions. We know that our students present an always increasing need for mental health services as we introduce case management and well-being programming with the hopes of preemptive and preventative care. Now, more than ever, the topic of hiring social workers has arisen. We know that social workers are prepared with clinical counseling skills and case management, but what else? How can this profession contribute to the betterment of our student support? Join us for the February NASPA VPSA & AVP Colleague Conversation where we learn about, investigate, and discuss: Social Work and Student Affairs: Preparation for Student Affairs Professionals.
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Past VPSA & AVP Colleague Conversations
Advancing Student Success with Integrated Administrative Systems - January 19, 2023 -
During ghis conversation Administratively Adrift author, Scott Bass, joined NASPA President Kevin Kruger in a brief discussion and then conversation with VPSAs and AVPs regarding his focus on the need for a well-managed, integrated administrative system to support student success.
Connecting Passion and Purpose: Strategies for Cultivating Philanthropic Opportunities in Student Affairs - December 15, 2022 -
This conversation explored strategies to build relationships with donors, examples of matching donor passion to organizational initiatives, and approaches to building fundraising acumen in student affairs staff.
Workforce Wins and Woes: Strategies for Navigating the Evolving Dynamics of the Higher Education Workplace - November 17, 2022 -
This conversation explored how to address challenges related to our realigned workforce and strategies and models being employed by some institutions to help them keep a competitive employer environment and a student-centered service edge.
Student Recruiting: The Role of Student Affairs in Effective Enrollment Strategies & Collaborations - Thursday, October 20, 2022 - This conversation explored ways that student affairs can collaborate with enrollment management and outlined the role of student affairs in developing effective enrollment strategies.
Promoting Civil Campus Discourse and Student Voting - Thursday, September 15, 2022 - This conversation focused on strategies to encourage civil campus discourse and student voting in the context of the upcoming anticipated contentious midterm elections.
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.