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Upcoming Webinar Schedule

September 20, 2016
Getting Strategic on Retention (Part 2)
October 19, 2016
Transforming Your Orientation Programming to Support Student Success
January 30, 2017
 Have a Great International Student Program? Get People to Notice It.

**Please note** access to the webinar(s) will not be granted until payment is received in full. All webinars are recorded and will be available once payment is received


Retention Webinar Series

Two Part Series: $139 for all both webinars
Nonmember Rate: $289

One Session: $99
Nonmember Rate: $249

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Getting Strategic on Retention (Part 2)
Tuesday, September 20 , 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EST

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.

Audience: Mid-level or Advanced Professionals; Individuals that have direct responsibilities for retention strategies or serve on campus committees.

As a result of attending, participants will be able to:
• Develop an understanding for the institutional data, resources, and structures that will influence their work.
• Identify key retention tracking, markers, results, and reporting that are being utilized in department and institutional programs.
• Develop an understanding of the importance of the orientation and transition professional in retention planning.
• Develop an understanding for the deep structure and institutional motivations that influence the work of a retention professional.


Kimberlie Moock, Director, New Student & Family Programs and the Military Student Assistance Center, Eastern Illinois University
Ms. Kimberlie Moock has more than 20 years of experience in enrollment management and student affairs. She offers expertise in matriculation, enrollment management, student development, retention, data management for decision-making, and strategic planning. Ms. Moock is committed to helping institutions create environments that achieve their mission to foster student growth, development, and achievement; leading to the fulfillment of their personal goals.
Ms. Moock has used her knowledge in the field of orientation, transition and retention (OTR) to serve in several leadership capacities with NODA: The Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention in Higher Education. She served on the NODA Board of Directors and currently is the chair of the Educational Initiatives Committee. In addition to these activities Ms. Moock has presented extensively on OTR trends and practices, including facilitating the first ever multi-association plenary on retention at the NODA Annual Conference in 2012. Most recently, she contributed a chapter to the Orientation Planning Manual monograph published by NODA.

During her career, Ms. Moock has served as an executive assistant for a vice president for enrollment management and executed projects in data reporting, admissions, marketing, financial aid, and the Registrar’s Office. At her current institution she serves as a director in the Student Affairs Division with responsibilities for new student programs, family programs and the military student assistance center. Ms. Moock also serves a key member of the enrollment management team and co-chairs the campus-wide retention committee. In addition, Ms. Moock serves a representative on the institutional data management system and university technology committee.

Jeremy McQuigge, Manager, Academic Partnerships, Algonquin College, Canada
A passionate student affairs administrator with a focus on the experience in the first-year transition. Expertise includes: assessment & evaluation, program development, communication management, team administration.

Known as a coaching leader, Jeremy is motivated to bring out the best in his self and team while positioning the organization for the long-term success. At the core of this work is a keen eye for identifying development opportunities, improved alignment of workflow and greater indicators of both employee and student satisfaction.

Over the last decade he has: launched the largest post-secondary transitional preparation program in Ontario for Grade 8 students; authored "The Essential Guide to Becoming a Master Student, First Canadian Edition" which is now being sold internationally; and facilitated transitional experiences for over 30,000 students and administrators.
Most recently, Jeremy developed a framework for building signature experiences that has led to increased levels of higher education engagement including a 2% gain in 1st – 2nd term retention for the Business Administration Core Program.

Improving the quality of life for students transitioning to post-secondary education so they are able to establish stronger connections with themselves, their institutions and local communities, ultimately leading to the successful persistence of each student is the mission of Jeremy’s work.

He has presented research at the national and international level through organizations including the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (now Colleges and Institutes Canada) and NODA - Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention in Higher Education. Jeremy specializes in assisting colleges and universities in creating custom-built, student-drive signature experiences and learning communities that ensure engagement and affinity.

Jeremy has served the NODA association as a Regional Conference Co-Host, Annual and Regional Conference Planning Team Member, Provincial Coordinator – Ontario, Presented at several Regional and Annual Conferences and continues to serve as the Canadian Network Chair.


Have a Great International Student Program? Get People to Notice It.
January 30, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EST

One Session: $99

Nonmember Rate: $249

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Everybody, everywhere within your institution has something great to promote – so how can you generate buzz for your programs among all the noise? A few strategic moves can help your programs stand out. By pitching the right stories to the media, using University Communications as your ally, and making key partnerships with other groups or departments to widen your audience, you can make sure your programs gain notoriety. Join us for this webinar as we discuss specific steps you can take to spread your message and ensure it’s heard by your students, your colleagues, and the press.

Participants will learn:
  • Review steps for writing story pitches that will pique the interest of media outlets – you don’t need University Communications to do it for you!
  • Learn how to work with University Communications effectively when you do need them
  • Understand the benefits of positive media coverage
  • See concrete examples of how the presenters have used internal and external media coverage to generate attention and growth for their programs
  • Examine how strategic intracampus partnerships and relationships can increase program participation and visibility
Presenter: Teresa Lostroh, International Orientation Coordinator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Teresa Lostroh is the International Orientation Coordinator for New Student Enrollment at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has been with NSE for two years. In that time, she has launched multiple new programs to serve UNL’s growing international population. Such new programs include "Dinner in an American Home" program, through which faculty and staff hosted 160 international students in their homes for dinner; a trips program to provide safe, cost-effective travel for international students in and near Nebraska; the International Welcome Team (a paid staff of 25 student leaders who greet and assist new international students in their first six weeks at UNL); and large-scale engagement programs such as the Nebraska Rodeo Experience (which introduced 100 international students and their families to Nebraska agriculture and rodeo). Throughout all of this, Teresa has used her background in journalism to gain positive media coverage for NSE programs in a variety of print and broadcast outlets

Orientation, Transition, and Retention Webinars

Transforming Your Orientation Programming to Support Student Success
October 19, 2016 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CST | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST

One Session: $99
Nonmember Rate: $249

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Have you been assigned the task of "fixing" or modifying the orientation program on your campus? Have you been given a mandate to address a particular topic in your programs? Is there a new trend you would like to address? 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.

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