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NODA Webinars

Upcoming Webinars  


Presenters: Kim Morton, Associate Director of Transfer Services Appalachian State University; Matt Huntanar, Jump Start Coordinator Appalachian State University
Date: November 5, 2019 - 1230 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CDT

A Social media has revolutionized the way the world communicates, including how we work with transfer students. Appalachian State University will demonstrate our successful use of social media to recruit, transition, and engage transfer students through Facebook Live, an active transfer Facebook group, peer to peer Instagram advice campaign, event promotions, student spotlights, Twitter #transfertips, and our Transfer Student Mentor led Snapchat account.

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Transfer Students at Large Institutions

Presenters: Daniel Barkley, NODA Transfer Network
Hosted By: Large Institution Network
Date: November 12, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT

This forum will be a space for professionals from large institutions to discuss the transfer student experience at large institutions. Featuring Daniel Barkley of the NODA Transfer Network, we will share out some strategies for engaging students within our programming.

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From Start to Finish: An Overview of a Collaborative Approach to Support First-Generation Student Success

Presenters: Dr. Tadarrayl Starke, Director - Center for Academic Retention & Enhancement (CARE); Mrs. Rose-May Frazier, Director, Advising First
Date: November 12, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT

The webinar is a review of FSU's collaborative approach to support first-generation student success. The presentation will highlight work between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs that aid in the transformation of a first-generation student from applying to school through graduation. Attendees will gain ideas on how to begin, continue, or expand on ways to promote first-generation student success initiatives.

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The Impact of Extended Orientation Programs

Presenters: Joshua Neaves and Camry Tharp
Date: November 12, 2019 - 12:30 - 1:30p.m. CDT 

Joshua Neaves, Director of Student Engagement, and Camry Tharp, Coordinator of New Student & Family Programs, at the University of Texas at Tyler have volunteered to host a Region IV "Get Connected" virtual session for November on the topic of The Impact of Extended Programs.

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Orientation 2019: Lessons Learned

Presenters: Katie Burke - Florida Atlantic University, Elizabeth Manuel - University of Central Florida, and Tabitha Dawes - Florida Gulf Coastal University
Date: November 13, 2019 - 11:00 - 12:00p.m. CST

Looking ahead to another season of Orientations, take advantage of the opportunity to reflect on lessons learned from the past summer of Orientations with OTR colleagues. The facilitators will share how current events influenced their Orientation programs, how assessment is driving changes, and navigating plans for 2020. 

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Guided Pathways

Presenters: Phillip Campbell, Holly Williams, Heather Barnes
Date: November 21, 2019 at 11am CST

Hosted by the Two-Year Institutions Network, this presentation will explore Guided Pathways programs on campuses. This program is open to anyone. 

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Starting Career Development & Study Abroad Planning at Orientation

Presenters: Jenn McDannold
Date: December 12, 2019 - 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. CDT:

Jenn McDannold, Coordinator of Student Orientation & Transition, and Emily Bell, Director of Study Abroad, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have volunteered to host a Region IV "Get Connected" virtual session for December on the topic of Starting Career Development & Study Abroad Planning at Orientation.

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First-Year TRAC: Transforming Relationships & Academic Connections

Presenters: Kristen Neeley
Date: December 18, 2019 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. CDT:

Kristen Neeley, Program Director for First-Year & Transition Programs at Texas A&M University-Commerce, has agreed to host a Region IV "Get Connected" virtual session for on the topic of First-Year TRAC: Transforming Relationships & Academic Connections. 

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Past Webinars for Purchase

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

Presenters: Dr. Brett Bruner and Dr. Keegan Nichols (Read Bio)
Date: November 2018
Related Core Competency: Organization and Leadership
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."

University Spirit: Building Affinity

Presenters: Karen Smith (Read Bio)
Date: 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: Phillip Campbell and Alex Barkley (Read Bios)
Date: 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: 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: September 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.

Culturally Bound: Developing Interculturally Competent Leaders

Presenters: Virginia Cabrera
Date: May 2018
Related Core Competency: Diversity, Inclusion, and Access
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.

Planning for the What If: Emergency Preparedness in Orientation Training and Programs

Presenters: David Duvall and Meighan Burke
Date: May 2018
Related Core Competency: Crisis Management; Communication
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.

Engaging Parents for First-Year Success: Inform, Involve, Empower

Presenters: Stephanie Carter and Laurie Hazard
Date: March 2018
Parents receive mixed messages about the role they should play in their students' college experience.

Keep Your Friends Close: Strategies for Effective Campus Partnerships

Presenters: Heather Ferguson and Carren Martin
Date: February 2018
Related Core Competency: Campus Collaboration
Regardless of institutional size and type, campus partnerships are essential to the work we do as orientation, transition, and retention professionals.

Taking the Experience Online: Supporting Student Transition in the Digital Age

Presenters: Robert Carroll, James Kelly, and Shannon Duffy
Date: January 2018
Related Core Competency: Program Delivery and Management
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..

Writing for a Publication as a Practitioner

Presenters: Dr. Brian Bourke and Dr. Duane Bruce
Date: December 2017
Related Core Competency: Research, Assessment, and Evaluation
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...

Envisioning Transformational Leaders in Orientation

Presenters: Emily Krechel and Chrissy Roth-Francis
Date: 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...

Running the 4-Leg Relay: Effective Group Development in Student Staff Training

Presenters: Elizabeth Burns
Date: September 2017
Related Core Competency: Organization and Leadership
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...

Best Practices in Retention at Open-Admission Institutions

Presenters: Michelle Nightingale and Phillip Campbell
Date: May 2017
Related Core Competency: Campus Collaboration
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...

The Digitally Connected Student Affairs Educator

Presenters: Dr. Josie Ahlquist
Date: April 2017
Related Core Competency: All Competencies
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...

Navigating Different Parenting Styles to Work with All Families

Presenters: Marjorie Savage
Date: March 2017
Related Core Competency: Program Delivery and Management
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...

Using the CAS Standards to Conduct a Program Review on Your Campus

Presenters: Ann Hower and Gwen Fears
Date: March 2017
Related Core Competency: Research, Assessment and Evaluation; Program Delivery and Management
The CAS Standards are an excellent resource for assessing your programs and conducting a program review. Learning how to understand and apply the standards...

Using Leadership to Integrate International and Domestic Students

Presenters: Teresa Lostroh
Date: February 2017
Related Core Competency: Diversity, Inclusion, and Access
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...

After Orientation: The Role of Transition Programming to Promote First-to-Second Semester Persistence

Presenters: Brett Bruner
Date: February 2017
Summer orientation programs and fall extended orientation / welcome weeks are what? This webinar highlights the role of new student programming to...

Getting Strategic on Retention

Presenters: Kimberlie Moock and Jeremy McQuigge
Date: September 2016
Related Core Competency: Theoretical and Institutional Knowledge
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...

Transforming Your First-Year Transition Program to Support Student Success

Presenters: Beth Lingren-Clark and Andrew Cinoman
Date: June 2016
Related Core Competency: Curriculum and Content Development
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?...

Retention 101: From the Why to the How

Presenters: Kimberlie Moock and Jeremy McQuigge
Date: May 2016
Related Core Competency: Organization and Leadership
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 are of importance. This webinar...

Risk Management and Mitigation for Extended Orientation and Orientation Programs

Presenters: Donna Lee Sullins
Date: April 2016
Related Core Competency: Crisis Management
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...

Strategically Serving International Students in Transition

Presenters: Amber Hoefer
Date: April 2016
Related Core Competency: Diversity, Inclusion and Access; Campus Collaboration
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...

Online Orientation (Part 1): Define Online Orientation Models and Trends

Presenters: Megan Green
Date: March 2016
Related Core Competency: Program Delivery and Management
One of the fastest growing national trends in higher education includes online learning. With this trend, orientation, transition, and retention professionals...

Online Orientation (Part 2): Digital Culture 101 - Developing Online Orientation, Outlining Digital Communities and Experiences

Presenters: Megan Green
Date: April 2016
Related Core Competency: Program Delivery and Management
The digital culture is quickly evolving our sense of programming and term of connection with students in the fields of orientation, transition, and retention...

Online Orientation (Part 3): Using Data to Drive Digital Decision Making

Presenters: Megan Green
Date: April 2016
Related Core Competency: Research, Assessments and Evaluations; Curriculum and Content Development
This webinar offers data viewpoints as they relate to virtual environments and introduces new perspectives to transition programs..

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