PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Please take this opportunity to attend one or more of the excellent preconference workshops offered by Region 10 in 2018!

All preconferences are $25 and will be held the first day of the Conference, Monday, May 21, 2018.

You can sign up for preconferences while registering for the conference. If you have already registered for the conference and would like to add a preconference workshop, please use this form.


P1. Advising Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder - an incredible adventure of an academic life time.
Monday, May 21, 2018 12:00-1:50pm
Julie Preece, Brigham Young University
Scott Hosford, Brigham Young University
Ronald Chapman, Brigham Young University

With researchers reporting that approximately 8 million adults in the US exhibit adult Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) it is inevitable that advisors will find these individuals on their advisement caseload.  Are we aware of what symptoms and signs students may experience?  How will these symptoms impact the academic life of the students you advise?  This interactive session with videos, data, PowerPoint slide’s and active discussion will  seek to provide some answers for these questions and also provide ideas and strategies that an advisor can use when advising students with adult ADHD.


P2. But, Wait! There's more!: Adventures of using Marketing & Advertising Strategies to Increase Student Engagement in Advising Programming
Monday, May 21, 2018 12:00-1:50pm
Stephanie Miller, New Mexico State University-Las Cruces

There’s nothing more frustrating than spending time and money planning for an advising push or special event but only having a handful of students attend. It’s a waste of resources and could affect funding or time allowance for future opportunities. This presentation will detail experiences of the presenter employing persuasive strategies to motivate student engagement and attendance to events at a large 4-year university over three years. The presenter will provide an overview of proven psychological and communicative theories used to guide the purposeful advertising and marketing choices that lead to a nearly 700% increase in event attendance, starting at 4% engagement of the target student population and ending at 19%.


P3. Helping Students Choose their Own Adventure: An Advising Practitioners Approach to Utilizing Motivational Interviewing to Elicit Change
Monday, May 21, 2018 2:00-3:50pm
Cara Wiley, Brigham Young University

Students are experiencing change in all aspects of their lives and sometimes become stuck when faced with “choosing their own adventure”. To paraphrase the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, the only constant in our lives is change. Academic advisors can utilize the principles and techniques in Motivational Interviewing (MI) to help students work through their ambivalence to change. This presentation will focus on MI techniques within the scope of advisement practice and will give attendees practical ways to talk to students to elicit change while instilling hope.  This session will be interactive and include examples and practice time. Attendees will receive a handout.


P4. Hello, My Name Is...
Monday, May 21, 2018 2:00-3:50pm
Cassandra Ott, University of Arizona

How many times have you sat in a group of students and welcomed questions, only to receive crickets? Often times, students need a push to feel comfortable opening up in front of, or to their, peers. The old school “Hello, My Name Is…” is out and fun interactive team building games are in. In this workshop, you will walk away with a toolbox of icebreaker type games guaranteed to build excitement for your students and foster an environment of collaborative learning.


P5. NACADA Orientation for First-Time Conference Attendees  |  FREE
Monday, May 21, 2018 5:00-5:50pm
Debbi Murphy, Weber State University
Kelly Medley, Arizona State University

As a new member or a first time attendee at a NACADA event, you most likely have questions you want answered: How can I benefit from my NACADA membership? I am only in my first year, can I even get involved? What is my NACADA region and what opportunities are available to me?

In this session you will be introduced to NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising and your NACADA region. This orientation is designed to provide guidance to new members and first time attendees as they begin their journey - learn how you can make the most of your “first year experience” in NACADA and with your region. During this session you will have the opportunity to: 1) Learn about the structure and opportunities of NACADA; 2) Develop ideas for resources and networking to help you both personally and professionally in your region; and 3) Listen to colleagues share their stories and connect with other new members to the association.

Bring your questions as well as an open and reflective attitude! Your participation in this session can be the beginning of the first chapter in your NACADA story!