Region 6 Conference Program

This is a tentative schedule for 2018.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
9:00am - 12:00pm Region Steering Committee Meeting
11:00am - 6:00pm Registration Open
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Preconference Workshops

  • Peer Advising Leadership Program
  • Relationship-Building Through Story and Spoken Word
  • NACADA Core Competencies
3:30pm - 4:30pm NACADA Orientation for New Members
4:45pm - 6:45pm Opening Reception, Entertainment, & Awards
6:45pm Dinner on Your Own
Thursday, May 17, 2018
7:30am - 4:30pm Registration Open
8:00am - 9:00am Exhibitor Breakfast & Poster Session
9:00am - 10:00am

Concurrent Session 1

  • Publish with NACADA: Find the Appropriate NACADA Venue for Your Writing
  • Assessing Student Needs: Showing C.O.N.C.E.R.N.
  • Three Chapters that Create a Strong Advising Story
  • The Elephant (or Donkey) in the Room: Advising Students Across Political Lines
  • Growth Mindset: Setting Students up for Success
  • Talkback with Guante
10:15am - 11:15 am

Concurrent Session 2

  • When ‘I Want to Help People’ Isn’t Enough: Advising First- Year Pre-Health Students
  • Advising for Social Justice
  • Academic Coaching: Integrating a coaching approach into advising practice
  • Creating an Advising Center
  • Don’t Get Stranded in the Lake: Incorporating Counseling Skills to Enhance Relational Competencies
  • Land of 10,000 Leaders: An Introduction to NACADA
11:30am - 12:30pm

Concurrent Session 3

  • Downtime: Tales of productivity (or lack thereof)
  • Navigating Foreign Lands: How Advisors Can Use Cultural Mentoring to Guide Students in Higher Education
  • Barriers that Affect Career Self-Efficacy in Different Populations of College Students
  • Building a Mentoring Program for Holistic Sophomore Success
  • Learner-Centered Strategies: Ways to Help Students Improve Academic Performance
  • Creating Stories of Student Success: Using positive mindset and goal setting to set the stage
12:30pm - 2:30pm Lunch - Program begins at 1:00pm (Region Business Meeting and Keynote)
2:45pm - 3:45pm

Concurrent Session 4

  • Talkback with Keynote Speaker
  • The Challenge of Entitlement: How Can Advisors Respond?
  • Do I belong here? Advising students experiencing the impostor phenomenon
  • Using data to inform advising with Indigenous and first generation students
  • We All Died of Dysentery: Developing Game Based Learning to Increase Orientation Engagement
  • A Conversation with NACADA Leaders
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Concurrent Session 5

  • Finding Your Place: Using a New Advisors Group to Train and Build Community
  • Advise like a Marauder: Charting a Course for Success
  • Unpacking White Fragility (DiAngelo, 2011)
  • When Advising Meets Counseling: How to Ensure Students Receive the Most Appropriate Care
  • Toy Story: Bringing Your Workspace to Life
  • Uniting as One: Two Teams Collaborating to Create a “Brave Zone” for Our Military Students
5:15pm - 6:00pm State/Province Dessert Socials
6:30pm "Hosted" Dinners or Dinner on Your Own
Friday, May 18, 2018
8:00am - 11:00am Registration Open
8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
9:30am - 10:30am

Concurrent Session 6

  • (re)Discovering your WHY for Advising
  • Raising value as a professional: Determining your level of involvement in the scholarship of advising
  • Integrating Academic and Career Advising at a Non-Traditional University with Limited Resources
  • Tips and Tricks: Gathering Student Survey feedback on Advising Interventions
  • Advising + Career + Engagement: An Integrated Approach for Enhanced Student Services Support and Administration
10:45am - 11:45am

Concurrent Session 7

  • Advising for Graduate School in the Life Sciences
  • Peer Advising Practices: Strategies from Three Institutions
  • Journey to College from Around the World: Snapshots of Refugee/Immigrant Students Pursuing Higher Education
  • Probation Innovations: 10,000 Obstacles to Academic Success
  • Modern Day Advising Handbook: Knowledge at the Speed of Change
11:45am Conference Concludes

May 16-18, 2018
Minneapolis, MN

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Conference Co-Chairs
Meagan Hagerty
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Jennifer Endres
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

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