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NODA Community Open Forums 

 

Two-Year College Open Forum

Hosts: NODA Staff Members
Dates: Fridays April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8
Time: 12pm - 1pm CST

We will be hosting open forums for any person who would like to come together and talk about the way the global pandemic is affecting their Two-Year College. Topics could include any conversation you would like to have regarding moving your orientation online, how your campus is being impacted, supervision of student staff, training your students online, graduate student intern planning, etc...

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Open Forum Topic Conversations

For any person who would like to come together to talk about the way the global pandemic is affecting their campus, we are hosting a daily series of open forum conversations with each day focusing on a different topic. These topics were compiled based on frequent questions and conversations happening across multiple NODA Community discussion threads. These sessions will be lightly facilitated with the intention that we can create a space for our members to come together to share ideas, resources, and guidance with each other on particular topics.

 

Open Forum Topic: Personal Well-Being and Time Management

Hosts: NODA Staff Members
Date: Tuesday, March 31
Time: 11am - 12pm CST

Conversations can include what resources have you found helpful, what have you made part of your self care routine, how are you setting a schedule and staying organized, how are you staying connected to other people, etc.

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Open Forum Topic: Universities' Responses to Supporting Parents & Families during Summer 2020

Hosts: Parent & Family Network
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Time: 1pm - 2pm CT

An online round table discussion about how institutions are preparing for parents and families during Summer Orientation, Welcome Week, and Family Weekend in light of COVID-19.

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Open Forum Topic: Retention Plans in Supporting Students through Virtual Instruction

Hosts: NODA Staff Members & Dr. Brett Bruner, Dean of Student Engagement at Arkansas Tech University
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Time: 11am - 12pm CST

Conversations can include what resources have you found helpful, what have you made part of your self care routine, how are you setting a schedule and staying organized, how are you staying connected to other people, etc.

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Open Forum Topic: Canvas as an Online Orientation Solution

Hosts: NODA Staff Members & Zac Moore, Coordinator of Student Activities, Organizations, and Greek Life at Piedmont College-Demorest Campus
Date: Friday, April 3, 2020
Time: 11am - 12pm CST

NODA member, Zac Moore, will share Piedmont College-Demorest Campus' Online Orientation site that uses Canvas. He will share the back end of what they did to build it and what their plans are for continuously building their online program. Come to this Open Forum to learn more about the user experience in making an Online Orientation site through Canvas.

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Affinity Spaces 

 

Affinity Space: Professionals of Color

Hosts: NODA Staff Members
Dates: Biweekly Mondays April 6, April 20, May 4
Time: 2:00pm CST

This will be a space for professionals of color across NODA to come together and share community. The time can be used for whatever the community needs, including processing working from home, the current COVID-19 pandemic, or just to look for support from other colleagues. The time will be open conversation for folks to get together and talk.

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Affinity Space: LGBTQIA

Hosts: NODA Staff Members
Dates: Biweekly Tuesdays April 7, April 21, May 5
Time: 2:00pm CST

This will be a space for professionals who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community across NODA to come together and share community. The time can be used for whatever the community needs, including processing working from home, the current COVID-19 pandemic, or just to look for support from other colleagues. The time will be open conversation for folks to get together and talk.

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Affinity Space: New Professionals

Hosts: NODA Staff Members
Dates: Biweekly Thursdays April 9, April 23, May 7
Time: 2:00pm CST

This will be a space for people who are New Professionals (0-4 years of experience) across NODA to come together and share community. The time can be used for whatever the community needs, including processing working from home, the current COVID-19 pandemic, or just to look for support from other colleagues. The time will be open conversation for folks to get together and talk.

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Affinity Space: Mid-Level Professionals

Hosts: NODA Staff Members
Dates: Biweekly Mondays April 13, April 27, May 11
Time: 2:00pm CST

This will be a space for people who are Mid-Level Professionals (5-8 years of experience) across NODA to come together and share community. The time can be used for whatever the community needs, including processing working from home, the current COVID-19 pandemic, or just to look for support from other colleagues. The time will be open conversation for folks to get together and talk.

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Affinity Space: Director Level Professionals

Hosts: NODA Staff Members
Dates: Biweekly Fridays April 10, April 24, May 8
Time: 2:00pm CST

This will be a space for people who are Directors of programs across NODA to come together and share community. The time can be used for whatever the community needs, including processing working from home, the current COVID-19 pandemic, or just to look for support from other colleagues. The time will be open conversation for folks to get together and talk.

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Affinity Space: Parents

Hosts: NODA Staff Members
Dates: Biweekly Tuesdays March 31, April 14, April 28, May 12
Time: 2:00pm CST

This will be a space for professionals who are parents across NODA to come together and share community. The time can be used for whatever the community needs, including processing working from home while also having children at home, the current COVID-19 pandemic in general, or just to look for support from other colleagues. The time will be open conversation for folks to get together and talk.

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Affinity Space: Caretakers of Others

Hosts: NODA Staff Members
Dates: Biweekly Fridays April 3, April 17, May 1, May 15
Time: 2:00pm CST

This will be a space for professionals who are responsible for caring for someone else, whether it be a parent or other person, to come together and share community. The time can be used for whatever the community needs, including processing working from home while also having caretaking responsibilities, the current COVID-19 pandemic, or just to look for support from other colleagues. The time will be open conversation for folks to get together and talk.

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Affinity Space: Graduate Students

Hosts: NODA Staff Members
Dates: Biweekly Thursdays April 2, April 16, April 30, May 14
Time: 2:00pm CST

This will be a space for people who are Graduate Students across NODA to come together and share community. The time can be used for whatever the community needs, including processing working from home, the current COVID-19 pandemic, planning a job search in such uncertain times, or just to look for support from other colleagues. The time will be open conversation for folks to get together and talk.

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Upcoming Webinars 

 

How to FAST-START your Online Orientation: Advice from a colleague panel

Presenters: Comevo (Associate Member) with NODA Professional Member Contributors, including Marcel Adams, Office of Recruitment and Admissions of Prince George’s Community College and Stephen Rogers, Assistant Director of Student Engagement of Collin County College Community District
Date: March 30, 2020
Time: 1pm - 2pm CT
Host: Comevo

Join Marcel Adams, Office of Recruitment and Admissions of Prince George’s Community College and Stephen Rogers, Assistant Director of Student Engagement of Collin County College Community District to learn the streamlined process to get your Online Orientation up and running. Learn from your colleagues' experiences; get advice on developing an abbreviated project timeline and the most important steps to take; and how to get content produced.
This complimentary webinar is facilitated by Doug Sawyer, VP of Strategic Sales at Comevo and co-sponsored by NODA.

Register for the Webinar Here.

 

Don't Panic During the Pandemic!: Leverage Technology to help Transition from On-Campus to Virtual Orientation

Presenters: VisualZen (Associate Member) with NODA Professional Member Contributors
Date: April 2, 2020
Time: 1pm - 2pm CT
Host: VisualZen

We’re in this together. This is a challenging and stressful time for everyone.  VisualZen recognizes the pressure that institutions are facing as they pivot and prepare to move from On-Campus to Virtual Orientations in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. We want to reassure you that our VZ Team remains steadfast in our support for the NODA Community and are hard at work to ease the uncertainty that is being created during these stressful times.

We’re here to help. Having a plan and solution in place is essential, and  VisualZen is actively working with our Orientation partners across the country, leveraging technology to accommodate new processes that are evolving in real-time. We want to share the solutions that are working for our clients with the NODA Community to help your campuses stay connected and maintain continuity.

 

Join our free webinar to learn about solutions, resources, and tools you can use to prepare and fully implement the transition from On-Campus to Virtual Orientation. 

 

Register for the Webinar Here.

 

Using Canvas for Online Orientation (Demonstration)

Presenters: Amy Lintner, University of Minnesota; Zac Moore, Piedmont College-Demorest Campus
Date: April 7, 11:00am-12:00pm CT
Host: Region IV - Get Connected Session

NODA members from Piedmont College-Demorest Campus and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities will share their Online Orientation sites that use Canvas. The will share the back end of what they did to build it and what their plans are for continuously building their online program. Come to this demonstration to learn more about the user experience in making an Online Orientation site through Canvas. 

Register for the Webinar Here

 

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  

Register for the Webinar Here

 

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  

Register for the Webinar Here. 

 

Region IV Article Chat: Whiteness in Higher Education  

Presenters: Dr. Joey Ratcliff, Director of Prospective & New Student Programs
Date: September 10, 2020
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm CT
Host: Region IV - Get Connected Session

Register for the Webinar Here

 

September 2020

Host for Chat: Palvih Bhana, Assistant Director of Orientation & Transition Programs at Oklahoma State University 
Article: Coming Soon

October 2020

Host for Chat: Emily C. Ivey, Director for New Student & Family Programs at Texas A&M University 
Article: Coming Soon
Date of Chat: October 2020    

 

Interested to Host a Discussion about a book or article to our NODA members?
Please email Erin Sullivan, Region IV membership leadership team at  sullivanem@umsl.edu with a few dates, times, and topics you would like to discussion.

 

Webinars on Demand


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

 

Covid-19 Member Forum: What is the Truth and What Can You Be Doing on Your Campus
Presenters: Conversation will be moderated by NODA President, Heather Kovanic. NODA will be joined by Marc-Oliver Wright, MT (ASCP), MS, CIC, FAPIC
Date: March 13, 2020

Marc-Oliver Wright, MT (ASCP), MS, CIC, FAPIC is the clinical science liaison for the central region at PDI, Inc. He has an extensive work history in infection prevention including as an infection preventionist at the University of Wisconsin University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. He formerly served as the corporate director of infection control and quality improvement for NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Illinois. His educational background includes a Bachelors of Sciences in clinical laboratory sciences, a master’s of science in epidemiology and advanced training in public health informatics-all from the University of Illinois – Chicago. Marc is a board certified in infection prevention and control as well as certified as a medical technologist. He is a Fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and member of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). 

Marc has worked as an infection preventionist for two decades and has served as an officer and member of the board of directors for APIC. He has authored several book chapters, found in APIC’s “Surveillance Programs for Healthcare Settings” and SHEA’s “Practical Healthcare Epidemiology”. He has over 50 publications in the American Journal of Infection Control, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Emerging Infectious Diseases, among others and currently served as an editorial board member and section editor for the American Journal of Infection Control from 2009-2019. 

Join NODA for a conversation with introductory information shared about what we currently know about COVID-19, where you should be looking for the most up-to-date information about the situation, and information about what is happening on your campuses to prepare, as well as discussing some tangible steps you can be taking on your campus. 


Enrollment Strategy after the NACAC Vote

Date: March 2020
Free for NODA Members: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k_VzgETE_vRQ3QODKwe7-Stc0TXqjnwB/view?ts=5e6baee8

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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