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 Online Orientation Three-Part Series
    Defining Online Orientation Models and Trends
    Digital Culture 101: Developing Online Orientations, Outlining Digital Communities and Experiences
    Online Orientation: Using Data to Drive Digital Decision Making
 Strategically Serving International Students in Transition
 Risk Management and Mitigation for Extended Orientation and Orientation Programs
 Retention Webinar Series
     Retention 101: From the Why to the How (Part 1)
 Transforming Your First-Year Transition Program to Support Student Success
 NODA Strategic Priorities and Accomplishments (2016)

 

Online Orientation Three-Part Series

Three-Part Series Member Rate: $199
Three-Part Series Nonmember Rate: $349

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Presenters: Megan Green , Director of New Student Programs, University of Missouri, St. Louis
                    Chris Trudell, Assistant Director of New Student Programs, Clemson University


Defining Online Orientation Models and Trends (Part 1)

Single Webinar Member Rate: $99
Single Webinar Nonmember Rate: $249

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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 though online orientation models.
Join us for this webinar to examine four separate online orientation types, including the components, content, type of audience that is affiliated, and a few current examples that are used for pre-arrival, online orientation only, parent/family, and an online course orientation. If you are thinking about online orientations, this session will allow you to examine and provide an overview of this new trend and to think about what model might work on your campus.

Participants will learn:

  • Review the changing orientation and transition needs of our student populations
  • Reasons why more schools are hosting online orientations
  • Define/describe a variety of online orientation examples
  • Benchmarking data—who is implementing online orientations / NODA databank and webinar participants polling data
  • Explore how you can begin to use an online orientation at your campus


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

Single Webinar Member Rate: $99
Single Webinar Nonmember Rate: $249

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The digital culture is one of the fast growing trend and quickly evolving our sense of programming and term of connection with students in the field of Orientation, Transition and Retention. Technology can seem like an exhausting process and not sure where to even begin? Join us for this webinar as we will encompass a focus on the development of an online orientation module, as well as, introduce the studies of digital communities, online trends, and pre-orientation social media engagement.

Participants will learn:

  • Introduce digital communities and internet identity development
  • Highlight the importance and trends of developing an effective online orientation module and/or the usage of digital development.
  • Provide in-depth online orientation examples including content, featuring videos, attachments and quizzes, lessons learned in the development process and future plans.
  • Review steps for getting funding, selecting an online software and timeline breakdown highlighting step by step the development of the online orientation content.
  • Outline digital reporting tools to use for data research to assist in overall transition and retention means.
  • Step-by-Step Timeline and Checklist for Developing an Online Orientation Module
  • Quizzes and Assessment tools for an Online Orientation Module
  • Digital Training Manual for Student Leaders and Professionals
  • Digital Communities, Tools, and Site Worksheet


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

Single Webinar Member Rate: $99
Single Webinar Nonmember Rate: $249

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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. We will offer data viewpoints as it relates to virtual environments and introduce new perspective to transition programs. This session will examine and explore ways to use online orientations, surveys, social media platforms, and develop data driven reports to assist in decision making and incorporate into the new student experience. Participants will learn how to increase online orientation completion rates, and learn how to incorporate digital platforms (e.g. social media, iBook, Guidebook apps), including how to build, incorporate into Orientation, expand as a transitional tool and present global incorporation into the student experience.

Participants will learn:

  • Review the changing orientation and transition needs of our student populations
  • Preview example of an Online Orientation completion report and survey data
  • Benchmarking data—who is implementing online orientations, and social media platforms / NODA databank
  • Using data and research-based decision making---Real-life institution examples of social media platforms, websites, communications
  • Explore how you can begin to use Guidebook as a platform for New Student Experience
    • How to initiate the process with Guidebook
    • How to incorporate into Orientation programs
    • How to expand it as a transitional tool
  • What the next steps can be in expanding this digital experience

 

Strategically Serving International Students in Transition

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

Member Rate: $49
Nonmember Rate: $199

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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. Learn about 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.

Participants will learn to:

  • Identify campus affiliates to strategically partner to enhance the international student population’s transition
  • Articulate the various student classifications of international students and understand the importance of recognizing each student needs
  • Develop an understanding of the transitional issues that international students face when attending a higher education institution in the U.S.
  • Articulate programmatic factors that impact international student retention within higher education institutions

 

Transforming Your First-Year Transition Program to Support Student Success

Presented By: Beth Lingren-Clark and Andrew Cinoman

Member Rate: $49
Nonmember Rate: $199

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Have you been assigned the task of "fixing" or modifying first-year transition program on your campus and you aren't 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 will guide participants through a systematic process of programmatic change that will help them develop a plan of action to address their issues of concern. Led by experienced professionals in the field of OTR, the webinar will introduce best practices as well as research and assessment findings to guide OTR practice. 


Risk Management and Mitigation for Extended Orientation and Orientation Programs

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

Member Rate: $49
Nonmember Rate: $199

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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 crises, including student death. We will discuss preparation for physical, reputational, emotional, financial, and facilities risks as well as training opportunities for our student leaders. 

 As a result of participation in this webinar, OTR professionals will be able to:

  • recall the five types of risk
  • understand situations and settings specific to OTR where risks should be mitigated
  • apply learning to developmental learning opportunities for students around risk mitigation and management (Student Learning and Development)

Retention Webinar Series

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

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 our students.

Audience: New Professionals, Mid-level or Advanced Professionals new to Retention Work.

As a result of attending, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the internal and external forces that influence the retention work in higher education.
  • Develop an understanding for key retention theory and research, key terminology, data structures, and enrollment funnels that are connected to retention work.
  • Develop an understanding for the institutional data, resources, and structures that will influence their work.
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of retention planning.

 

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


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Join us for this overview of NODA’s recent accomplishments reflecting our strategic priorities. Learn more about how NODA supports the field of orientation, transition, and retention via strategic vision and evidence-based decision-making. By incorporating the 2016 needs assessment data into the larger strategic planning process for the Association, we will explore NODA’s areas of strength and reflect on areas of growth that need to be tackled. 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.

Presenters
Joyce Holl is the Executive Director of the NODA-Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention in Higher Education. As NODA’s first Executive Director, she has led the Association through strategic planning, governance restructuring and a name change. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Duluth, Holl earned her Master of Arts in Public Administration from Hamline University, and earned a Certificate at the Institute for Executive Director Leadership from St. Thomas University. She has served several non-profit organizations in various capacities with over 25 years of nonprofit management experience. She has also served as an independent consultant for nonprofit and government agencies.

Diana Yefanova is the Educational Program Specialist at NODA. Diana graduated f​ro​m the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and University of Wisconsin - Superior, and has served in higher education and non-profit sectors, serving as a student adviser, researcher, course instructor, and program evaluator.

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