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You will receive a link to the purchased on-demand webinar(s) 3-5 business days after payment is received. 

We ask that you do not forward the webinars you purchase from NODA to individuals outside of your department. 

Managing up from the Middle

Presenter: Dr. Brett Bruner and Dr. Keegan Nichols (Read Bio)
Date Presented: November 2018

Many orientation, transition, and retention professionals will spend part of their career in the "middle" managing both direct reports and their supervisors. This session provides strategies, and discusses how to develop the skills and competencies needed for these strategies, for effectively "managing up."

Related Core Competency: Organization and Leadership

University Spirit: Building Affinity
Presenter: Karen Smith (Read Bio)
Date Presented: October 2018

Developing institutional affinity is extremely important in student satisfaction, engagement, and retention. Whether your institution has spirit or tradition, or if you're looking to grow this on your campus, this session gives you great ideas. 


From Session to Application: Translating the Annual Conference to Fit Your Needs
Presenters: Philip Campbell and Alex Barkley (Read Bios)
Date Presented: October 2018

The NODA Annual Conference is filled with sessions from varying institutions of higher education, both like and different than your own institution. This webinar is designed to help you decipher session descriptions and content to make it applicable to your institutional needs. 


Publishers Present: Recommended Reading for First-Year Programs
Presenters: Rachel Pearson, Kristen Green, Manoush Zomorodi, Sharlee Jeter, and Sampson Davis (Read Bios)
Date Presented: September 2018

FREE for NODA Members

Harper Collins, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, and W.W. Norton present authors to discuss their work and how it can foster dialogue on your campuses.   


NODA's Core Competencies: Introducing Tools & Methods on How to Use Them
Presenters: Nate Alcorn, Lisa Hamilton, and Joe Thomas (Read Bios
Date Presented: August 2018

FREE for NODA Members

It's all about the core! Participants in this webinar will learn several approaches in utilizing the Core Competencies developed for professionals in the field of OTR within their everyday work. 

Related Core Competency: All Competencies


Culturally Bound: Developing Interculturally Competent Leaders
Presenter: Virginia Cabrera
Date Presented: May 2018

Developing interculturally competent leaders can be a challenge. This presentation describes a new professional's journey in utilizing an intercultural competency assessment tool with over 100 student leaders...Learn more

Related Core Competency: Diversity, Inclusion and Access


Planning for the What If: Emergency Preparedness in Orientation Training and Programs
Presenters: David Duvall and Meighan Burke
Date Presented: April 2018

An emergency can happen at any moment during an orientation session. This webinar reviews the various types of emergencies that can preempt or cancel an orientation. The presenters model how to...Learn more

Classification: Orientation, Transition
Related Core Competencies: Crisis Management; Communication


Engaging Parents for First-Year Success: Inform, Involve, Empower
Presenters: Stephanie Carter and Laurie Hazard
Date Presented: March 2018

Parents receive mixed messages about the role they should play in their students' college experience. They are inundated with articles offering advice on best practices to motivate their students to get...Learn more

Classification: Orientation, Transition 


Keep Your Friends Close: Strategies for Effective Campus Partnerships
Presenters: Heather Ferguson and Carren Martin
Date Presented: February 2018

Regardless of institutional size and type, campus partnerships are essential to the work we do as orientation, transition, and retention professionals. This webinar seeks to provide OTR professionals with...Learn more

Related Core Competency: Campus Collaboration  


Taking the Experience Online: Supporting Student Transition in the Digital Age
Presenters: Robert Carroll, James Kelly, and Shannon Duffy
Date Presented: January 2018

Have you ever wondered what it would look like to completely change the new student experience on your campus? Presenters discuss how they led their campus to centralized communication for...Learn more

Classification: Orientation, Transition
Related Core Competency: Program Delivery and Management


Writing for a Publication as a Practitioner
Presenters: Dr. Brian Bourke and Dr. Duane Bruce
Date Presented: December 2017

This session focuses on helping aspiring authors take their ideas and transforms them into a publishable manuscript. Dr. Bourke highlights challenges commonly faced, strategies for...Learn more

Related Core Competency: Research, Assessment and Evaluation 


Envisioning Transformational Leaders in Orientation
Presenters: Emily Krechel and Chrissy Roth-Francis
Date Presented: October 2017

Orientation leaders are the most critical component of any successful orientation program. Imagine what can happen when orientation leaders move beyond serving as information givers and tour guides to...Learn more 


Running the 4-Leg Relay: Effective Group Development in Student Staff Training
Presenter: Elizabeth Burns
Date Presented: September 2017

This webinar will cover how the University of Alabama at Birmingham applies Tuckman's stages of group development to its Spring semester Orientation Leader class...Learn more

Classification: Orientation, Transition
Related Core Competency: Organization and Leadership


Best Practices in Retention at Open-Admission Institutions 
Presenters: Michelle Nightingale and Philip Campbell
Date Presented: May 2017

Open-admission institutions present unique challenges in student retention. Many initiatives and programs at these institutions target first-generation students or academically underprepared students, and aim...Learn more

Classification: Retention
Related Core Competency: Campus Collaboration


The Digitally Connected Student Affairs Educator
Presenter: Dr. Josie Ahlquist
Date Presented: April 2017

In August 2015, NASPA and ACPA approved the revised version of the Student Affairs Professional Competencies. One of the most significant changes was the addition of Technology, which...Learn more

Related Core Competencies: All Competencies Discussed 


Navigating Different Parenting Styles to Work with All Families
Presenter: Marjorie Savage
Date Presented: March 2017

Differences in parenting styles can influence family approaches to "appropriate involvement" and affect how parents interpret information provided by professionals. This webinar reports findings of a study that...Learn more

Classification: Transition
Related Core Competency: Program Delivery and Management 


Using the CAS Standards to Conduct a Program Review on Your Campus
Presenters: Ann Hower and Gwen Fears
Date Presented: March 2017

The CAS Standards are an excellent resource for assessing your programs and conducting a program review. Learning how to understand and apply the standards...Learn more

Related Core Competencies: Research, Assessment and Evaluation; Program Delivery and Management 


Using Leadership to Integrate International and Domestic Students
Presenter: Teresa Lostroh
Date Presented: February 2017

Successful integration initiatives go beyond simple interactions and provide meaningful opportunities for collaboration. This webinar highlights the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's two-day Global Leadership...Learn more

Classification: Transition
Related Core Competency: Diversity, Inclusion and Access


After Orientation: The Role of Transition Programming to Promote First-to-Second Semester Persistence
Presenter: Brett Bruner
Date Presented: February 2017

Summer orientation programs and fall extended orientation / welcome weeks are what? This webinar highlights the role of new student programming to...Learn more

Classification: Retention


Getting Strategic on Retention
Presenters: Kimberlie Moock and Jeremy McQuigge
Date Presented: 
September 2016

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...Learn more

Classification: Retention
Related Core Competency: Theoretical and Institutional Knowledge 


Transforming Your First-Year Transition Program to Support Student Success
Presenters: Beth Lingren-Clark and Andrew Cinoman
Date Presented: June 2016

Have you been assigned the task of "fixing" or modifying the first-year transition program on your campus? Are you not sure how to get started?...Learn more

Classification: Transition
Related Core Competency: Curriculum and Content Development


Retention 101: From the Why to the How
Presenters: Kimberlie Moock and Jeremy McQuigge
Date Presented: May 2016

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...Learn more

Classification: Retention
Related Core Competency: Organization and Leadership 


Risk Management and Mitigation for Extended Orientation and Orientation Programs
Presenter: Donna Lee Sullins
Date Presented: April 2016

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 crisis, including...Learn more

Classification: Orientation, Transition
Related Core Competency: Crisis Management


Strategically Serving International Students in Transition
Presenter: Amber Hoefer
Date Presented: April 2016

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 more

Classification: Transition
Related Core Competencies: Diversity, Inclusion and Access; Campus Collaboration


Online Orientation (Part 1): Defining Online Orientation Models and Trends
Presenter: Megan Green
Date Presented: March 2016

One of the fastest growing national trends in higher education includes online learning. With this trend, orientation, transition, and retention professionals...Learn more

Classification: Orientation, Transition
Related Core Competency: Program Delivery and Management


Online Orientation (Part 2): Digital Culture 101 - Developing Online Orientation, Outlining Digital Communities and Experiences
Presenter: Megan Green
Date Presented: April 2016

The digital culture is quickly evolving our sense of programming and term of connection with students in the fields of orientation, transition, and retention...Learn more

Classification: Orientation, Transition
Related Core Competency: Program Delivery and Management


Online Orientation (Part 3): Using Data to Drive Digital Decision Making
Presenter: Megan Green
Date Presented: May 2016

This webinar offers data viewpoints as they relate to virtual environments and introduces new perspectives to transition programs...Learn more

Classification: Orientation, Transition
Related Core Competencies: Research, Assessment and Evaluation; Curriculum and Content Development 

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