Region I is pleased to offer mid-level managers the opportunity to engage in conversation with colleagues and senior student affairs officers around the mid-level experience.
“Making the Most of the Middle” is scheduled for four days, one day in each of the months of March through June. The institute strives to create an environment where mid-level managers explore the challenges and rewards of leading from the middle. Specific goals for the Mid-Level Institute include:
• Providing a collegial environment where mid-level managers examine the mid-level experience, with emphasis on exploration of challenges and rewards;
• Creating opportunities for self-reflection, networking, and big-picture thinking;
• Facilitating an interactive learning environment where mid-level managers can discuss current topics;
• Providing participants the opportunity to reflect on their mid-level experience with an SSAO; examining the career path, with emphasis on identifying one's own preparedness to pursue opportunities to advance to the next level.
Participation in all four sessions is expected, and participants must attend three of the four sessions to be considered a graduate of the Institute. Each session includes morning coffee and lunch. Session one includes an opening networking reception and session four includes a graduation dinner. Dress is business casual.
Please help us to promote this opportunity by downloading and forwarding this promotional flyer to your colleagues.
The 2013 Mid-Level Institute curriculum will likely include:
• Budget management
• Supervision strategies
• Enrollment management and retention
• Legal issues
• Trends and futures of student affairs
Mid-Level Institute Testimonies
"The Mid-Level Institute was incredibly rewarding. Having the opportunity to learn from SSAOs and engage with my peers helped me realize I am not alone in the challenges I face as a mid-level manager. I truly appreciate the knowledge and support I gained from this institute."
-Dawn Eades, Associate Dean of Students, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
"This has been a tremendous experience for me. I came into the Institute not knowing exactly what I wanted to do next in my career path, and I have left the Institute with an incredible energy, and clear direction on my next steps. The quality of presenters was amazing and the professional connections I have made will be a very important part of my "next steps." I valued every minute of the institute."
-Sheila Lambert, Coordinator of Wellness, Southern New Hampshire University
"My experience with the Mid-Level Institute was outstanding. The workshop topics were very relevant and useful. I was able to take back what I learned and apply it immediately in my current job. But by far the best part is the social networking. Our cohort was both diverse and open. By sharing our experiences, expectations, and hopes for the future we all came together to help each other. These are now friends I know I can call on should the need arise."
-Dan Graney, Director of Substance Abuse Prevention, University of Rhode Island
"Mid-level covers a broad spectrum and when you get there, there's a lot of uncertainty and questioning that happens. The Mid-Level Institute helped me understand that I was not alone and that there is so much room for growth and learning. I feel I have been provided with invaluable tools and have met an amazing group of people I know I can turn to for support."
-Bea Patino, Area Coordinator, Assumption College
Accepting applications - December 2012
Applications deadline - February 1, 2013
Session I: March 28, 2013
|Southern Vermont College, Bennington VT
Session II: April 19, 2013
Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
Session III: May 10, 2013
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
Session IV: June 6, 2013
Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
To apply, interested individuals should email a current resume and a one to two page statement of interest to: Marlin Nabors
at Southern New Hampshire University by 4:00pm on Friday, February 1, 2013. The materials should be included as attachment(s) to the email in Microsoft Word or as a PDF (preferred).
The statement of interest should include a summary of your expectations of the Institute experience, a description of how you meet the Institute criteria, and your NASPA membership ID number (if a current member). NASPA membership must be current at the time of application to be considered a NASPA member applicant.
Priority consideration will be given first to NASPA members, then to non-members. Applicants for the 2013 Mid-Level Institute should meet the following criteria:
• Minimum of five years as a full-time student affairs professional and responsibility for the direction, control, or supervision of one or more student affairs functions, or one or more professional staff members.
Notification decisions will be announced on or around February 15, 2013.
The fee for participation is $125.00 for NASPA members, $325 for non-members. The cost of the institute includes morning coffee, lunch, dinner at session one, a reception at session one, and dinner at the conclusion of the institute. Participants assume all transportation costs. Confirmation of intent to participate and fee payment will be due no later than Friday, March 1, 2013.
Mid-Level Institute 2013 Planning Team
For more information, please contact a member of the planing team: