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2019 NODA Annual Conference - Pre-Conferences
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Registration to the 2019 NODA Annual Conference is not required to attend one of the following pre-conferences. You can register for a pre-conference during conference registration or separately using the same form. 


Highly Selective Institutions Network Meeting
Sunday, October 20 - 9:00a.m. until 12:00p.m.

Target Audience: Professionals 
Presenters: Chelsea Truesdell and Blaise Bolemon, Highly Selective Institutions Network Co-Chairs 
Description: Join the Highly Selective Institutions Network (HSIN) for an extended network meeting where we will discuss best practices and trends in relation to our institutional type. Network members will share effective orientation, transition, and retention programs and initiatives from their institutions, and learn from other similar colleges and universities. Come with questions!

Cost: $60 for NODA members, $180 for non-members


Safe Zone Ally Training - Train the Trainer Workshop
Sunday, October 20 - 9:00a.m. until 12:00p.m.

Target Audience: Mid and Senior-level Professionals 
Presenter: Chris Hensley and Alesha Knox, GLBT Network Co-Chairs
Description: Fostering an environment that is welcoming and safe is a key part of our work as OTR professionals, but it is even more critical for our LGBTQ+ students, student leaders, and professionals. This workshop will prepare you with the resources and skills needed to present Safe Zone / Ally trainings on your campus and at future NODA Conferences. If selected, attendees will also have the opportunity to facilitate a Safe Zone Ally at the Annual Conference.

Cost: $60 for NODA members, $180 for non-members


A Strengths-Based Approach to Mid-Level Management 
Sunday, October 20 - 1:00p.m. until 4:00p.m. 

Target Audience: Mid-level and senior level and Professionals 
Presenter: Deanne DeCrescenzo, Director, Orientation, New Student & Family Programs, Temple University 
Description: As a mid-level student affairs professional, do you find yourself frustrated by work challenges that prevent you from reaching your maximum potential? Gallup's strengths-based development program can help cultivate your talents to improve engagement, productivity, and be your best. Work with a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach in this session to help you realize your talents, gain confidence, and create a plan to leverage your strengths to achieve results. CliftonStrengths assessment should be taken prior to attending this session on your own.

Cost: $60 for NODA members, $180 for non-members


MAGNIFY: Multicultural Network Pre-Conference 
Sunday, October 20 - 1:00p.m. until 4:00p.m. 

Target Audience: Graduate Students and Professionals 
Presenters: Albert Perera and Courtney "Pearson" Pearson, Multicultural Network Co-Chairs
Description: The Multicultural Network is looking forward to continued opportunities to MAGNIFY identities and issues facing underrepresented populations. This pre-conference workshop will provide participants an opportunity to develop critical skills for personal and professional development and will feature sessions on a plethora of topics from professionals with varied backgrounds.

Cost: $60 for NODA members, $180 for non-members


Practical Accessibility for Improving Orientation
Sunday, October 20 - 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

Target Audience: New and Mid-level Professionals 
Presenters: Kim Sandlin, Director, Student Success and Carolyn Speer Manager, Instructional Design and Access at Wichita State University
Description: Improving accessibility to all aspects of student life is critically important in the modern higher education environment. This session will explain what accessibility is and how to improve it across the entire student experience from orientation on. We will focus on practical things that can be done today and necessary skills to prepare for tomorrow. Participants will come away understanding why accessibility is important and the skills necessary to make an accessibility plan.

Cost: $60 for NODA members, $180 for non-members


View all 2019 NODA Annual Conference Information 

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