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Online Orientation Three-Part Series 

Member Rate: $199
Nonmember Rate: $349

Presenters: Megan Green, Director of New Student
Programs, University of Missouri, St. Louis

Retention Webinar Two-Part Series 

Member Rate: $139
Nonmember Rate: $289

Presenters: Kimberlie Moock and Jeremy McQuigge

Defining Online Orientation Models
and Trends (Part 1)

Member Rate: $99
Nonmember Rate: $249

One of the fastest growing national trends in higher education includes online learning. With this trend, orientation, transition, and retention professionals are 
being introduced into a new way to welcome and transition new students and families to campus through online orientation models. 

This webinar examines four online orientation types, 
including components, content, and type of audience.
You will learn about the changing orientation and transition needs of student populations, reasons why more schools are hosting online orientations, benchmarking data, and how you can begin to use an online orientation at your campus.

Retention 101: From the Why to the How 
(Part 1)

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As the paradigm of higher education continues to shift and refocus the strategic work of our communities of learning, retention and persistence become an ever-greater area of importance. This webinar begins the conversation by looking at the shifting landscape, emerging pressures, and how you can begin leveraging that knowledge to become a voice and champion for the persistence and retention of students.

Digital Culture 101: Developing Online Orientations, Outlining Digital Communities and Experiences (Part 2) 

Member Rate: $99
Nonmember Rate: $249

The digital culture is quickly evolving our sense of programming and term of connection with students in the fields of orientation, transition, and retention. Technology can seem like an exhausting process, and it's easy to feel like you don't know where to begin. 

This webinar focuses on the development of an online
orientation module and explores digital communities, online trends, and pre-orientation social media engagement through examples of content and lessons 
learned in the development process.


Getting Strategic on Retention (Part 2)

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Nonmember Rate: $249

Building and aligning to the strategic priorities of our learning communities around persistence and retention has become a necessity for many OTR professionals. Being a voice for this important work means finding a level of comfort with common language used within the field, broadening your institutional awareness, and deepening your divisional and unit commitments to advancing this work with an evidence-based approach.

Online Orientation: Using Data to Drive Digital Decision Making (Part 3)

Member Rate: $99
Nonmember Rate: $249

This webinar offers data viewpoints as they relate to virtual environments and introduce new perspectives to transition programs. It examines and explores ways to use online orientations, surveys, social media platforms, and data reports to assist in decision making that enhances the new student experience. 

Strategic Priorities and Accomplishments:
Insights and Lessons from the NODA 2016 Needs Assessment Survey

Free Webinar

Joyce Holl, NODA Executive Director; and Diana Yefanova, Former NODA Educational Program Specialist

This overview of NODA's accomplishments leading up to the 2016 assessment survey covers how NODA supports the fields of orientation, transition, and retention via our strategic vision and evidence-based decision making. By incorporating the 2016 needs assessment data into the larger strategic planning process for the Association, we explore NODA's areas of strength and reflect on areas of growth. In the spirit of invigorating collegial and intellectually stimulating dialogue, this interactive session aims to become a discussion forum on how the needs assessment findings can drive future NODA programming to meet the educational and professional development needs of NODA members.

Transforming Your First-Year Transition
Program to Support Student Success

Member Rate: $49
Nonmember Rate: $199

Presenters: Beth Lingren-Clark, Assistant Dean & Director of Orientation & First-Year Programs, University of Minnesota; and Andrew Cinoman, Director of New Student Programs, Florida Gulf Coast University 

Have you been assigned the task of "fixing" or modifying the first-year transition program on your campus? Are you not sure how to get started? Are you considering creating new programs for populations of students in transition? Using a case study created from participant feedback, this webinar guides participants through a systematic process of programmatic change that will help them develop a plan of action.


Risk Management and Mitigation for Extended Orientation and Orientation Programs

Member Rate:
Nonmember Rate: $199

Presenter: Donna Lee Sullins, Primary Advisor to Fish Camp, Texas A&M University

After over 60 years of existence and with over 6,000 annual attendees, Fish Camp has had many opportunities to prepare for and respond to crisis, including student death. This webinar discusses preparation for physical, reputational, emotional, financial, and facilities risks as well as training opportunities for student leaders.

Strategically Serving International Students in Transition

Member Rate: $49
Nonmember Rate: $199

Presenter: Amber Hoefer, Coordinator for Orientation Programs, Colorado State University 

Serving an extremely diverse group of international students during their transition to the U.S. can present a variety of challenges for higher education professionals. This webinar explores the various needs of international student populations and strategies used at Colorado State University to develop an intentional model of campus collaboration designed specifically for incoming international students.



After Orientation: The Role of Transition Programming to Promote First-to-Second Semester Persistence

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Nonmember Rate: $199

Presenters: Brett Bruner, Director of Transition & Student Conduct, Fort Hays State University; and Kristen Neeley, Director of First-Year & Transition Programs, Texas A&M University Commerce

Summer orientation programs and fall extended orientation / welcome weeks are what? This webinar highlights the role of new student programming to provide transitional support following orientation as new students persist from first to second semesters.

Using Leadership to Integrate International & Domestic Students

Member Rate:
Nonmember Rate: $199

Presenter: Teresa Lostroh, International Orientation Coordinator for New Student Enrollment, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Successful integration initiatives go beyond simple interactions and provide meaningful opportunities for collaboration. This webinar highlights the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's two-day Global Leadership Retreat through which international and domestic students find commonality, develop skills and competencies, and improve intercultural communication. Learn practical tips for how you can adopt, adapt, and apply this best practice at your institution.

Using the CAS Standards to Conduct a Program Review on Your Campus 

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The CAS Standards are an excellent resource for assessing your programs and conducting a program review. Learning how to understand and apply the standards aligns with the NODA Core Competencies of Research, Assessment, and Evaluation. The purpose of this session is to introduce the CAS Standards and review process, as well as increase your understanding of how to integrate CAS into your department assessment programs and student learning outcomes. 

Navigating Different Parenting Styles to Work with All Families

Member Rate: $99
Nonmember Rate: $199

Presenters: Marjorie Savage, Education Specialist in Family Social Science, University of Minnesota; and Chelsea Petree, Director of Parent and Family Programs, Rochester Institute of Technology

Differences in parenting styles can influence family approaches to "appropriate involvement" and affect how parents interpret information provided by professionals. This webinar reports findings of a study that examines how parenting style relates to parent involvement in college. Participants will consider how professionals in higher education might adapt to different parenting styles to provide information and support families by adjusting communications, events, and services in order to address needs of parents we're not currently reaching.

The Digitally Connected Student Affairs Educator

Member Rate: $49
Nonmember Rate: $199

Presenter: Dr. Josie Ahlquist, International Digital Leadership Speaker, Florida State University

In August 2015, NASPA and ACPA approved the revised version of the Student Affairs Professional Competencies. One of the most significant changes was the addition of Technology, which solidifies tech as an essential part of work in Student Affairs. NODA also recently released a set of competencies for professionals working in OTR. In this webinar, participants learn about both sets of competencies through the lens of technology, applying related rubrics to track learning and growth, practical application, and plenty of resources for practitioners at all levels.


Best Practices in Retention at Open-Admission Institutions

Member Rate:
Nonmember Rate: $199

Presenters: Michelle Nightingale, Holly Williams, and Philip Campbell

Open-admission institutions present unique challenges in student retention. Many initiatives and programs at these institutions target first-generation college students or academically underprepared students and aim to address factors contributing to college stop-out. This includes, but is not limited to, strategies for working with academically underprepared students, early intervention initiatives, academic warning/probation programs, student engagement initiatives, college preparation/transition programs (first-year seminar, extended orientation, bridge programs), guided pathways, and effective communication practices. This webinar delves into the challenges faced by students and focus on promising retention practices in open-access institutions.

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