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NODA Webinars

Upcoming Webinars 

Submitting an Award Nomination for the NODA Region IV Conference

Presenters: Nieesha Earls
Date: January 30, 2020 11:30a.m.-12:30p.m. CT
Host: Region IV - Get Connected Session

Nieesha Earls, Volunteer & Awards Chair for the NODA Region IV Conference, has volunteered to host an additional session for January on the topic of Submitting an Award Nomination for the NODA Region IV Conference. 

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How to Design Effective Orientation Programming for Community Colleges

Presenters: Innovative Educators
Date: January 31, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00 pm CT
Host: Innovative Educators

How can we design effective orientation programming for two-year students? Come learn strategies for refining an existing program or developing a program from the ground up. The session will kick off a multi-series workshop on developing orientation programming at two-year institutions.

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OTR Professionals Advocating for Student Success Beginning at Orientation

Presenters: Brett Haverkamp
Date: February 12 12:00-1:00 pm CST
Host: Region IV - Get Connected Session

Brent Haverkamp, Coordinator of Orientation & New Student Retention Initiatives at Johnson County Community, has volunteered to host a session for February on the topic of OTR Professionals Advocating for Student Success Beginning at Orientation. 


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A Guided Pathways Conversation - Part II

Presenters: Holly Williams, Alvin Community College; Johnika Dreher, Prince George's Community College
Date: February 20, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Host: Two Year Institutions Network

Since the publication of Redesigning America’s Community Colleges in 2015, guided pathways reform has become a national movement in community colleges. In November 2019 the Two Year Network launched a webinar regarding Guided Pathways, OTR and Community Colleges. Join us for Part II as we reflect on that discussion and dive deeper. This will be an on-going series for the year. If you are interested in joining in on the conversation or sharing your perspective, please email TYN Co-Chair Johnika Dreher via dreherjk@pgcc.edu.

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Fall Week(end) Models for New Student Orientation

Presenters: Angie Carr Robinett
Date: February 25 12:30-1:30 pm CT
Host: Region IV - Get Connected Session

Angie Carr Robinett, Director of Student Life at Rockhurst University, has volunteered to host a session for February on the topic of Fall Week(end) Models for New Student Orientation


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Book Chat: I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn't), by Dr. Brene Brown

Host for Chat: Erin Sullivan, Coordinator for New Student Programs at University of Missouri-St. Louis
Date of Chat: Thursday, February 27 at 12:30pm-1:30pm CST

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Holistic Student Transition Programming as an Approach for Student Success

Presenters: Heather Eckstein
Date: March 12 11:30 am-12:30 pm CST
Host: Region IV - Get Connected Session

Heather Eckstein, Director of Student Success Programs at Pittsburg State University, has volunteered to host a session for March on the topic of Holistic Student Transition Programming as an Approach for Student Success. 

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Community College and New Student Orientation Engagement

Presenters: Dr. Nicole Herion, College of Lake County; Mary Kate Lascola, College of Lake County
Date: March 19, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Host: Two Year Institutions Network

A commuter campus is the reality of a community college, however we still need to get our students excited about starting college. We came to the conclusion that we did need a mandatory orientation to help our students feel connected to the College, to prepare them for their academic journey. Our community college is unique in that we offer both career based trade programs as well as very scripted transfer programs. Our students sometimes do not know which side of the house they are going to be on. Attend this webinar to learn how the College of Lake County facilitates their four-hour orientation model, which includes a campus tour, financial aid and registration.

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Self-Care in the Orientation, Transition, & Retention Profession

Presenters: Rhylie Gachot
Date: March 24 12:30-1:30 pm CT
Host: Region IV - Get Connected Session

Rhylie Gachot, Assistant Director of Orientation Programs at Stephen F. Austin State University, has volunteered to host a session for March on the topic of Self-Care in the Orientation, Transition, & Retention Profession  


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TBD Chat: Will be posted in February or earlier

Host for Chat: Christopher Hensley, Assistant Director for First-Year & Transition Programs
Date of Chat: Thursday, March 26 at 12:30pm-1:30pm CST

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Integrating Campus Safety Training in New Student Programming

Presenters: Stephen Rogers
Date: April 14, 12:00-1:00 pm CT
Host: Region IV - Get Connected Session

Stephen Rogers, Assistant Director of Student Engagement at Collin College, has volunteered to host a session for April on the topic of Integrating Campus Safety Training in New Student Programming  


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No budget? No problem! How to Develop Online Orientation

Presenters: Heather Nohren, Lakeland College
Date: April 16, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
Host: Two Year Institutions Network

Budget cuts make it difficult to create new or overhaul existing orientation programs that address the unique needs of community college students.  Learn how our institution, Lakeland College, used existing college resources without spending any additional funds to create an online orientation program that also incorporates an individualized advising experience for each student.

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Being a Doctoral Student and an OTR Professional

Presenters: Dr. Brett L. Bruner
Date: April 30, 12:00-1:00 pm CT
Host: Region IV - Get Connected Session

Dr. Brett L. Bruner, Dean of Student Engagement at Arkansas Tech University, will host an
additional session for April on the topic of Being a Doctoral Student and an OTR Professional,
as a virtual space for those OTR professionals who are also doctoral students to come together
to discuss and build community  


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Book Chat: Will be posted in March or earlier

Host for Chat: Phil Campbell
Date of Chat: Thursday, April 30 at 12:30pm-1:30pm CST

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May 2020 - August 2020
Contact Erin Sullivan at sullivanem@umsl.edu to have your chat here!

 

Book Chat: Will be posted in August or earlier

Host for Chat: Palvih Bhana, Assistant Director of Orientation & Transition Programs at Oklahoma State University 
Date of Chat: Thursday, September 24 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm CST 

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Article Chat: Will be posted in September or earlier

Host for Chat: Emily C. Ivey, Director for New Student & Family Programs at Texas A&M University 
Date of Chat: TBD

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November 2020
Contact Erin Sullivan at sullivanem@umsl.edu to have your chat here!

 

December 2020
Contact Erin Sullivan at sullivanem@umsl.edu to have your chat here!


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 complete...now 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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