Upcoming webinars

Check out NODA’s Events Calendar for upcoming webinars.

On Demand Webinars

Welcome to the NODA Webinar library. Below are the webinars offered by the Association in the last year. If you are looking for other previous webinars, please contact the Association Office at noda@umn.edu. On Demand webinars are provided free of charge for members, non-members can purchase webinars for $125 each. NODA webinars are the intellectual property of the Association and cannot be shared or distributed without permission. 

Recording Date: November 15, 2023

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) has created professional standards for more than 40 functional areas in the field, including Orientation Programs and Services and Parent and Family Programs. This webinar will provide you with a basic introduction to CAS, including:

  • How the Council organizes, reviews, and updates these function area standards
  • Some strategies for using CAS to elevate your OTR programming
  • How you can assess CAS Standards as a NODA member

The webinar is presented by Dr. Andy Cinoman. Dr. Cinoman serves as the NODA representatives to CAS and has held a variety of volunteer positions for NODA, including serving on the board of directors, chairing the educational initiatives committees, serving as a network co-chair, and serving a term as NODA President from 2015-2017.

Recording Date: January 17, 2024

We are in the midst of a generational landmark as Generation Z moves through college and into the workforce. This webinar, presented by Dr. Jay, explores a set of strategies that will help professionals become more effective at leading, retaining, engaging, motivating, serving, and creating a culture that enables members of this emerging generation to thrive and succeed.

For the past few years, Dr. Jay has spoken to and surveyed thousands of diverse Generation Z college students and young professionals across the world about their preferences around professional development, leadership effectiveness, recruitment, retention, workplace trends, organizational culture, finances, and communication from leadership. During this webinar, Dr. Jay shares some common trends that he has identified in his research and experience with this generation.

In this webinar, viewers will:

  1. Learn about common workplace and leadership trends among diverse members of Generation Z, as well as a set of strategies to increase leadership effectiveness, retention, engagement, motivation, and performance
  2. Discover the foundational aspects of generational research and develop a deeper understanding on how generations are formed and defined by researchers
  3. Think outside the box and create innovative solutions to become more effective at attracting, retaining, engaging, developing, serving, and leading more diverse members of Generation Z through the research findings shared in this presentation.
  4. Learn about specific ways to create more generational synergy within the workplace, eradicate generation divide and myths, and unleash the potential of this emerging generation within their campus community.


Dr. Joshua Fredenburg is an acclaimed speaker, author, leadership consultant, and expert in personal and organizational development, delivering powerful messages on leadership, diversity and inclusion, student success, and personal empowerment. As the president and founder of the Circle of Change Leadership Experience & First Generation Student Career Conference, he has guided thousands toward leadership excellence. His numerous accolades include an honorary membership from Golden Key International and recognition as a Top Leader Under 40 in South Florida. Dr. Fredenburg, known as Dr. Jay, holds a doctoral degree in organizational leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a master’s degree from Biola University.

Recording Date: January 31, 2024

The goal of this panel discussion is for attendees to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of:

  • How organizational structure and behaviors impact underrepresented communities, including policy, legislation, and culture
  • Inclusive practices related to recruitment, hiring, onboarding, and supervision
  • Programming that has been effective in helping community members understand the value of DEI


Dr. LaToya Stackhouse, Dean of Students at Gordon State College | Dr. LaToya Stackhouse has worked in education for over twenty years, including roles in numerous areas within student and academic affairs in higher education. Her tenure at different types of institutions has provided her with a diverse range of experiences working with students, faculty, and professional staff.


Dr. Elizabeth De La Rosa, Coordinator of Orientation & Campus Tours at San Jacinto College | Dr. Liz De La Rosa has over 25 years of experience in higher education at both two- and four-year schools. She holds degrees in psychology, communications, and higher education leadership. Her passion to work in the field of diversity and inclusion is a result of her life’s experiences, both personally and professionally.

Dr. Delisa Johnson, Director of Prospective Student Programs and New Student Orientation at University of South Alabama | Dr. Delisa Johnson serves on NODA’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, University of South Alabama’s (USA’s) Cultural Awareness Collective, and USA’s Orientation Advisory Council. She is a proud mentor for USA’s Multicultural Leadership Center and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Incorporated. She has presented her scholarly work at regional and national conferences, as well as published work in the Advancing Women in Leadership Journal.

Dr. Relius Johnson, Director of New Maverick Orientation at the University of Texas at Arlington | Dr. Relius Johnson currently serves as the Director of New Maverick Orientation at the University of Texas at Arlington, making history as the first Black Director in this role and the youngest to hold such a position. As a catalyst for positive social change, he actively engages with the complexities of identities, experiences, privileges, and ideologies to ensure that all students matter and not just belong.

Dr. Joshua Fredenburg, President of the Circle of Change Leadership Experience | Dr. Fredenburg is a speaker, author, leadership consultant, and expert in personal and organizational development. He delivers powerful messages on leadership, diversity and inclusion, student success, and personal empowerment. His numerous accolades include an honorary membership from Golden Key International and recognition as a Top Leader Under 40 in South Florida.

Recording Date: February 14, 2024

Join the Core Competencies Integration Committee for a crash course on utilizing NODA’s Core Competencies in your daily work and throughout your involvement in NODA. You will leave with three new tools that will actually make your work easier.

The NODA Core Competencies not only provide a common framework and foundation of skills for professionals involved in the association, they also create opportunities for professional development and help advance the skills and experiences for all levels of orientation, transition, and retention professionals. Learn more about NODA’s Core Competencies.

Learning Outcomes:

By participating in this webinar, individuals will:

  • Receive an overview of NODA’s 12 Core Competencies
  • Learn how to use the Core Competencies in developing professional development plans (both for yourself and those you supervise)
  • Explore how to use the Core Competencies as an evaluation tool
  • Learn how to use the Core Competencies to develop learning outcomes and proposals for educational sessions for NODA conferences


Devin Carpenter (University of Montana), John Tilley (The University of Alabama) and Marcella Flores (Oregon State University) hold roles that span the orientation, transition, and retention spaces. As members of the Core Competencies Integration Committee, they update and maintain the core competency language so that it is relevant and aligned with current trends and expectations in our field. The committee develops ways for association members to engage with the competencies, including a menu of 6-week virtual courses. Our goal for 2024 is to provide tangible tools that members of the association can utilize the competencies in their daily work.