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September 16, 2020

Call for Programs Deadline

October 28, 2020

Early Bird Registration Deadline

December 9, 2020

Regular Registration Deadline

NASPA Strategies Conferences

Workshop Health, Safety, and Well-being Alcohol and Other Drug Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention, Education, and Response Wellness and Health Promotion AVP or "Number Two" Faculty Mid-Level New Professional Senior Level

The 2021 NASPA Strategies Conferences provide student affairs practitioners with the knowledge and skills to effectively address collegiate alcohol and drug abuse prevention, mental health, sexual violence prevention and response, and well-being through a variety of comprehensive and integrative approaches.

Your registration allows you to customize your program track even if your interests cover more than one topic – NASPA Strategies converges four conferences in one! 

Check back often - as details are finalized our website will be updated on a rolling basis.

Registration is now open!

Presented By

 Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives

The convergence of the NASPA Alcohol, Other Drug, and Violence PreventionMental Health, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, and the Well-Being and Health Promotion Leadership conferences allows campus practitioners a unique opportunity to learn, network and engage.

Use this hashtag to see what others are sharing #NASPAStrategies21
 

Call for Proposals

The 2021 NASPA Strategies Conferences invite program proposals from higher education professionals who are part of the essential systems addressing college student safety, health, and well-being. These functions are irreplaceable components of an environment conducive to learning and development, and the field of student affairs prevention professionals passionately dedicated to this work need your expertise. We welcome you to submit a program for this dynamic series of conferences and join us in January to optimize your own programs and services in the company of the largest student affairs health and wellness event in the field.

The conference planning committees encourage program proposals regarding proven practices with content that will engage participants in fruitful discussions and provide meaningful content to bring back to their campuses.

Please note: all presenters must register to attend the 2021 NASPA Strategies Conferences.

The Call for Proposals is now open!

Submit Your Proposal Today!

Intested in reviewing sessions? Fill out an application today!

Submit Your Application Today!

Conference Themes & Learning Outcomes

Alcohol and Other Drug and Violence Prevention

Each proposal will select one theme that most aligns with program content.

Campus or Community Coalitions and Partnerships

  • Understand the ways in which diverse stakeholders across the campus and the larger community can work collaboratively to address substance misuse or violence prevention and best serve the needs of campus community members
  • Analyze models of collaboration, case studies from integrated systems, successful partnerships, and efforts to engage all stakeholders in prevention efforts, including individual and environmental level strategies
  • Identify and evaluate health promotion efforts

Current Trends and Emerging Issues

  • Analyze ongoing data and research surrounding substance misuse or campus violence prevention efforts, especially those addressing use patterns and implications for college students
  • Evaluate the scope of alcohol and other drug misuse on campus as well as its relationship to academic attainment
  • Explore considerations for health equity on prevention efforts
  • Amplify the voices and experiences around substance misuse and campus violence of underrepresented populations

Evidence-Based and Evidence Informed Practices

  • Examine how evidence-based prevention strategies can be modified to fit varying institutions, communities, populations, and resource levels
  • Identify sources and repositories for identifying evidence-based programs and strategies
  • Explore replicable and adaptable evidence-based policies, programs, and practices
  • Identify best practices for campus policies surrounding alcohol and other drugs

Innovative Solutions and Changing Practices

  • Evaluate the efficacy and fidelity of prevention strategies led online/virtually
  • Identify changes in prevention strategies due to COVID-19 and the long term impact for students and staff
  • Articulate how to support students who choose not to use substances and those in recovery communities, using innovative strategies, based on a foundational theory, model, or adaptation

The Strategic Prevention Framework

  • Create sustainability into all efforts in the spectrum of prevention and health promotion
  • Discuss an understanding of cultural competency and its importance in evidence-based prevention efforts
  • Discuss efforts to build capacity to implement prevention strategies on campus
Mental Health

Each proposal will select one theme that most aligns with program content.

Access to Services

  • Explore new modalities addressing growing waiting lists and stagnant or reduced provider capacity
  • Discuss administrative successes and barriers to expand student access
  • Discover and compare solutions to promote increased access and awareness of mental health services for students

Cross- Campus Collaboration and Coordination

  • Discuss models of collaboration, case studies from integrated systems, successful partnerships, and work with student affairs leadership
  • Understand collaboration with local, state, and national organizations to promote mental health on campus
  • Understand the keys to successful cross-campus collaboration in mental health services
  • Explore ways in which mental health intersects with both violence prevention and response and substance misuse on campus to develop and enhance prevention, intervention and response

Cultural and Identity Considerations

  • Identify barriers to mental well-being for campus sub-populations, the strategies to address social justice and identity-related stress, providing inclusive services, and the recruitment, hiring, and retention of diverse staff who provide mental health services
  • Discuss both the strategic and the practical aspects of these considerations on mental health services and the creation of a mentally healthy campus environment
  • Discuss mental health needs of students within a context of power and privilege

Current Trends and Emerging Issues

  • Discover new or ongoing data and research surrounding college mental health, and what inferences that has for practitioners and administrators in providing services and planning for a mentally healthier campus
  • Discuss issues at a clinical/individual level and a campus/environmental level
  • Examine current trends and issues to better evaluate the scope of student mental health on campus

Successful and Innovative Solutions

  • Describe specifically transitional student populations’ mental health (e.g. first-year students, veteran students, etc.)
  • Engage in conversations about innovative and effective programming to support student mental health
  • Discuss implemented strategies, programs, and policies which have been successful - or which are innovative, based on a foundational theory, model, or adaptation
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

Each proposal will select one theme that most aligns with program content. 

Evidence-based Policy and Practice

  • Identify evidence-based approaches to sexual violence prevention and response
  • Demonstrate strategic use of assessment and data to inform and influence policies, programs, systems, infrastructure, and other higher order change that helps build a culture in which sexual violence is eliminated
  • Discuss best practices in: implementing sustainable, evidence-based prevention programs; improving campus response to violence and victims; and evaluating the impact of these efforts
  • Describe strategies for developing or revising comprehensive campus sexual misconduct policies, including how they are impacted by the latest federal and state legislative policy changes

Innovative or Promising Approaches to Prevention and Response

  • Identify strategies, programs, and policies which are innovative and whose grounding in foundational theories, models, or frameworks make them promising in their efficacy
  • Describe project implementation and program evaluation associated with these initiatives
  • Discuss innovative/promising approaches to the prevention of and response to sexual violence in higher education, including discussions of lessons learned, assessment and evaluation, and replicability

Disruption of Dominant Social Narratives

  • Examine and interrupt the problematic dominant narratives of sexual violence (e.g. racism, sexism, heteronormativity, gender identity, ableism), including narratives around those who experience sexual violence; those who perpetrate sexual violence; as well the ways in which those who work to prevent and respond to sexual violence participate in these dominant narratives
  • Create and propose new perspectives, approaches, and strategies to honor all identities in sexual violence work
  • Examine societal and institutional systems and structures that contribute to, are complicit in, or perpetuate violence, and identify practices that foster inclusive, intersectional efforts to address sexual violence

Developing or Expanding Campus and Community Partnerships

  • Discuss the ways in which diverse stakeholders from within and across the campus and the larger community can work collaboratively to address sexual violence and best serve the needs of campus community members
  • Describe models of collaboration, case studies from integrated systems, successful partnerships, and efforts to engage all stakeholders in sexual violence prevention and response
  • Describe collaboration with local, state, and national organizations to prevent and respond to campus sexual violence
  • Identify strategies to expand and strengthen relationships among and between campuses and community service providers, in an effort to augment support for reporting and responding parties and increase communication around and collaboration in prevention and response
Well-being and Health Promotion Leadership

Each proposal will select one theme that most aligns with program content.

Foundations and Essential References in the Field of Health Promotion

  • Identify foundational principles for effective health promotion in higher education as a public health setting
  • Describe the evolution of health promotion practice in higher education leading to a clear understanding of current industry standards
  • Discuss core knowledge and relevant case studies of quality health promotion practice
  • Discuss the ways in which power differentials operate, are experienced, and are reinforced in the Health Promotion process at individual, group, community, institutional, and global levels

Research and Data that Informs Our Work

  • Discover how data is gathered, contextualized, and utilized by campus community members for health promotion actions
  • Describe the complexity of data and its use in building the narrative of well-being on campus
  • Compare and contrast key terminology and the impact of the language we use
  • Discuss implications for Health Promotion with Historically Underrepresented Populations
  • Building Infrastructure and Evolving Systems to Create a Culture of Well-being

Articulate how to develop and maintain meaningful partnerships

  • Discover ways to synergize environmental factors using settings approaches
  • Describe how to lead coalition building to collectively strive for a flourishing campus community
  • Discuss how social, political, and historical movements within Public Health have shaped and created systems of power, privilege, and oppression
  • Identify opportunities to impact system change within an institution

Leadership Development for Health & Well-being

  • Compare and contrast leadership models and their impact on well-being
  • Describe the characteristics of leadership styles that are effective for non-linear, communal outcomes
  • Discuss the role of restorative practice in change management
  • Discover leadership and supervision skills that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion

Promising Practices, Innovations and Emerging Trends

  • Discuss the practices that campuses have utilized, integrating new guidance from the field, to create healthy and well communities
  • Identify promising practices that are theoretically grounded
  • Discover policy changes that are showing promise in their proposal or implementation stage
  • Describe future trends in systemic well-being on University campuses
  • Discuss innovative practices that are addressing issues of health equity

Additional Information

Conference Proposal Types & Length:

There are several different session types at the NASPA Strategies Conferences. Consider submitting a proposal to one or more of the following:

  • Live general interest sessions - common educational opportunity at the conference. Usually consisting of the presentation of a program, data, research, or theoretical concept. There will be an opportunity for live participant questions and/or brief discussion (16 - 60 minute options).
  • Recorded general interest sessions - common educational opportunity at the conference, however, session will be recorded ahead of time and hosted during the conference asynchronously. There will not be an opportunity for live participant questions and/or brief discussions (16 - 45 minute options).
  • Live conversational interest sessions - facilitators will provide a brief introduction to a topic (5-10 minutes) and then lead a discussion with several prompting questions. Participants will be encouraged to participate in the discussion live (46 - 90 minute options).
  • Recorded poster interest session - appropriate for sharing research or program evaluation. Participants will visually present their data and conduct a brief presentation (10 - 15 minute options).
  • Mini-course interest session - participants will be invited to do some pre-work before attending a session (either live or recorded) to further discuss session content. Designed as highly specialized opportunities to discuss a specific topic or program.
Successful Proposals:

Successful proposals should include:

  • Lengthy description about session content that you will present.
  • Relationship of the program to the conference themes outlined on the website.
  • Identification of the program format (e.g., lecture, panel, debate) including methods for participant involvement (e.g., discussion, effective practice sharing, case study analysis).
  • Evidence of the conceptual foundation for proposal content including ways the program content is grounded in research, relevant experience, a cogent model, or appropriate theory.
  • Integration of equity, inclusion, and social justice for identified subpopulations (students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, international students, students with ability differences, undocumented students, etc.) or at a systems level (e.g. colonization, racial oppression and trauma, restrictive statewide policy for trans students' rights, etc.).
General Proposal Writing Tips:

Looking for tips on writing an effective general NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.

Registration

Registration as a member is based on individual membership status. If you are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join as an individual member at the $75 rate. This gives you the conference registration and a year of membership for less than the non-member registration fee. If your institution is NOT a member, then you will need to join at the associate affiliate rate of $242 and then you can pay the individual member rate for conference registration. Visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types.


The Strategies Conferences converge four events into one. Please select the conference which is most applicable to you, though you are welcome to attend sessions and presentations selected by any of the conference committees. 

REGISTRATION FEES

Early Registration
03/03/2020 to 10/28/2020
 Regular Registration
10/29/2020 to 12/09/2020
Late Registration
12/10/2020 to 01/13/2021
NASPA Member 
 $325  $350  $375
Non Member
 $525 $550 $575
  NASPA Student Member
 $150  $175  $200
 

Seeking professional development funding? Review the NASPA Foundation Professional Development Scholarship!

Registration Policies

Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by October 28, 2020, less a $50.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined.

For a comprehensive listing of NASPA registration policies, please visit this page.

Questions?
NASPA Events
Event Registration Support
Email: events@naspa.org
Phone: (202) 265-7500
Allison Tombros Korman
Senior Director, Culture of Respect
Email: akorman@naspa.org
Phone: 202-903-0653
Mallory Jordan
Assistant Director, Health & Well-being Initiatives
Email: mjordan@naspa.org
Phone: 202-903-0642

Log-in and Register for NASPA Strategies Conferences

The 2021 NASPA Strategies Conferences provide student affairs practitioners with the skills to effectively address issues facing many students.

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Schedule

The schedule will be designed to provide participants with interactive and engaging programming, opportunities for deeper discussion, and networking. As details are finalized, this schedule will be updated.

Until the 2021 NASPA Strategies Conferences schedule is completed, please refer to the 2020 NASPA Strategies Conferences for the types of sessions offered during this event.

2020 Strategies Program Book

Tentative 2021 NASPA Strategies Conferences Schedule
All times are Eastern Standard Time

Tuesday
January 12
Wednesday
January 13
Thursday
January 14
Friday
January 15
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Staff Technological Assistance

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Presenter Orientation

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Virtual Conference Orientation & Tour

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Opening Session

4:30 PM

Day 1 Asynchronous Content Open

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Opening Reception & Poster Sessions

8:00 AM

Day 2 Asynchronous Content Open

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Live Session Breakout 1

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Live Session Breakout 2

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Live Session Breakout 3

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Live Breakout Session 4

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Live Session Breakout 5

8:00 AM

Day 3 Asynchronous Content Open

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Live Session Breakout 6

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Live Breakout Session 7

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Live Session Breakout 8

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Live Session Breakout 9

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Live Session Breakout 10

8:00 AM

Day 4 Asynchronous Content Open

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Live Session Breakout 11

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Live Session Breakout 12

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Live Session Breakout 13

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing Session

Continuing Education

The 2021 NASPA Strategies Conferences will offer continuing education credits for NBCC, NASW, CHES/MCHES, and APA. NASPA is an approved continuing education provider for NBCC and NCHEC, and will apply for approval for this program with NASW. NASPA is approved to offer APA credit through a partnership with the Association of University College Counseling Center Directors. NASPA is also able to provide a general certificate of attendance to document hours for other licenses or credentials not listed above.

The total number of hours that will be available for this conference will depend upon the eligibility of individual sessions, as well as the overall conference schedule. In the past, continuing education credits have been available during every breakout session block for the entirety of the conference. The full schedule and continuing education qualifications will be available by January 2021.

Credit may be requested by completing the appropriate paperwork for the type of continuing education needed (NBCC, NASW, CHES/MCHES, APA). Forms will be available onsite in the registration area.

Please note: The deadline to request continuing education credits for the 2021 NASPA Strategies Conferences is February 12, 2021. Requests for continuing education credits cannot be fulfilled after this date.

If you have questions about Continuing Education, please contact Teri Gillmor at tgillmor@naspa.org.

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
NASPA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5120. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NASPA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. To receive NBCC credit, complete a reporting form available in the registration area. In addition, you must complete an online evaluation of individual sessions, which will be emailed to you shortly after the conference. A PDF certificate will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved.
National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC)

NASPA is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive Category 1 CECH.

To receive CHES or MCHES credit, complete a paper evaluation of each individual session that you attend. Forms will be available in the registration area. A PDF certificate will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved, and individual hours will be reported to NCHEC in April 2021.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

NASPA will submit this program for approval from the National Association of Social Workers.

To receive NASW credit, complete a reporting form available in the registration area. In addition, you must complete an online evaluation of individual sessions, which will be emailed to you shortly after the conference. A PDF certificate will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved.

Continuing Education for Psychologists (APA)

NASPA thanks the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors for sponsoring this continuing education opportunity for psychologists. The Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AUCCCD maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Not all sessions are available for continuing education (CE) credit. Sessions which are eligible for APA credit will be identified within the program book.

To receive APA credit, complete an evaluation form packet available in the registration area. You will receive a paper certificate onsite at the conference. The evaluation form packet must be returned to registration at the end of the conference, and your paper certificate given to you before you depart. Certificates for APA credit can only be given onsite and will not be emailed or mailed following the conference. You must complete the evaluation in order to receive CEs.

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Engagement Opportunities

The 2021 NASPA Alcohol, Other Drug, and Violence Prevention, Mental Health, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, and the Well-Being and Health Promotion Leadership Conferences invite participants, co-sponsors, and constituency groups to request organized engagement opportunities for this year's conference.

NASPA staff will be posting an official engagement opportunties requst form soon. Please contact a NASPA staff member if you have any questions in the meantime.

Sponsors

If you would like to exhibit at or sponsor the 2021 NASPA Strategies Conferences, please email to Kristie Jacobsen Jerde (kjerde@naspa.org). Check back for an official Exhibitor and Sponsor Application.