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Strategic Priorities & Accomplishments: Insights & Lessons from the 2016 Needs Assessment Survey
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When: August 17, 2016
Where: United States
Contact: NODA

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

Presented By: Joyce Holl, Executive Director, NODA and Diana Yefanova Education Program Specialist, NODA

 Date and time: August 17, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST


Join us for this overview of NODA’s recent accomplishments reflecting our short- and long-term 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 both 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 best meet the educational and professional development needs of NODA members.

Participants will:

  • Refresh their understanding of NODA's strategic plan and priorities around the main goals of professional development, research and knowledge, advocacy and leadership, organization and resources, and membership community.
  • Learn of how 2016 needs assessment findings are driving NODA's educational and professional development programming, as we continue to promote, cultivate, and grow an active community of practitioners and scholars in the field of OTR. Specifically, the planning process will carefully consider the voices and needs of practitioner groups underrepresented within the Association.
  • Contribute to the conversation around the types of data to be collected in the future and the principles to guide the development of the needs assessment, making it a "living" document, not a one-time effort. The needs assessment can be updated to reflect additional research. As the Board of Directors refines planning priorities, topics addressed at a high level in the needs assessment may need to be assessed in greater detail. 

About the 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 form 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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