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Virtual Roundtables for Campus Recreation

Virtual Roundtables for Campus Recreation

Since its inception in March 2020, the NIRSA Ideas in Motion series has hosted more than 17,000 participants. Thank you all so much for sharing your experience and great questions with each other over the past several months!

Starting in August, you’ll notice some small changes as NIRSA transitions Ideas in Motion to a sustainable program. Through the support of membership dues, we can continue to offer Ideas in Motion for Free to all members. This includes any staff member working at a NIRSA member institution. There will now be a small registration fee for non-member participants to access the roundtable sessions and recorded content. NIRSA Caucus discussions, and some additional sessions will continue to be free. Check the schedule below for the list of upcoming events and registration.

Another change you’ll notice is the new layout for the programming guide, providing you an at-a-glance view of upcoming sessions and available recordings. NIRSA will continue to provide the same Ideas in Motion session format that you’re used to in the coming months and beyond, including roundtables, educational deep-dives, caucuses and more. We greatly appreciate the support of NIRSA members to continue to offer this valuable virtual programming! Feel free to share your ideas and feedback with us anytime by filling out this form or contacting us at membership@nirsa.org.

New: If you are interested in NIRSA Caucuses (seen in the listing below) please check out
our new NIRSA Caucuses web page for additional information and resources.

   

LGBTQ+ History Month Social

Friday, October 23 • 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET

  • Hosted by the NIRSA Student Leadership Team
  • Allie Bogard, Coordinator of Intramural & Club Sports at Montana State University and Member Network Region VI Representative

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$0.00

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LGBTQ Caucus

Monday, October 26 • 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Zack Sephton and Cindy Tse

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$0.00

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What Does the Future of Club Sports Look Like?

Tuesday, October 27 • 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Alex Accetta, Executive Director, Recreation and Wellness at Stanford University
  • Linda Knight, Executive Director of Health and Wellness at College of William and Mary

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$25.00

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Clean Up Your Cleaning! Considerations from NIRSA Suppliers

Wednesday, October 28 • 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

  • Panelist: Bruce Sherman, Ph.D., GymValet
  • Panelist: Trever Cummins, CFE Services/Commercial Fitness Equipment
  • Moderated by Kelley Hungerford, NIRSA HQ

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$0.00

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Black Community Caucus

Wednesday, October 28 • 1:00pm PT / 4:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Andrea Snead

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$0.00

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Student Staff Development Resources Focus Group

Monday, November 2 • 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by members of the Student Staff Development Task Force

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$25.00

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Institution, Division, Department DEI Initiatives

Tuesday, November 3 • 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by April Lovett and Jessica Wagner

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$25.00

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21-Day Challenge follow up discussion

Tuesday, November 17 • 12:00pm PT / 3:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Nigel Harris

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Representation Matters: The Importance of Hiring People of Color in Fitness and Wellness

Wednesday, November 18 • 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Courtney Rorex, Coordinator of Fitness at the University of Houston
  • Ling Beisecker, LCMHC

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Black Community Caucus

Wednesday, November 18 • 1:00pm PT / 4:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Andrea Snead

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Nonmembers$0.00

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Outdoor Gear Rental Roundtable

Thursday, November 19 • 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Donald Schmit, Coordinator, Rental Shop and Coug Bikes at Washington State University

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$25.00

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Aquatics Roundtable

Tuesday, November 24 • 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Richelle Williams, Aquatics & Youth Programs Coordinator at Western Washington University
  • Jennifer Cobarrubias, Stanford University
  • Joey LaNeve, Arizona State University
  • Anike Oladeji, George Mason University
  • Julie Saldiva, Texas State University

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$25.00

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Black Community Caucus

Wednesday, December 16 • 1:00pm PT / 4:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Andrea Snead

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$0.00

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Black Community Caucus

Wednesday, January 20 • 1:00pm PT / 4:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Andrea Snead

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Nonmembers$0.00

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Wellness Coaching in a Virtual Reality

Wednesday, October 7 • 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Amber Kavehkar, Assistant Director for Fitness, Membership and Marketing at University of the Pacific
  • Sarah Meyer Tapia, Associate Director of Wellness Education at Stanford University

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$25.00

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Risk Management Roundtable

Tuesday, October 6 • 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Erin Wells, Associate Director at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Drew Loso, Assistant Director of Facilities Management & Operations at University of Notre Dame
  • Sarah Shea, Assistant Director- Facility Operations & Aquatics at Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • Chad Lowe, Assistant Director of Strategy & Organizational Effectiveness
  • The Ohio State University

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$25.00

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Event Services Roundtable

Wednesday, September 30 • 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Kathryn Dunn, Program Coordinator: Aquatics and Facilities at Loyola University Chicago

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$25.00

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Inclusive Recreation within the Covid-19 Landscape Roundtable

Monday, September 28 • 1:30pm PT / 4:30pm ET

  • Facilitated by Sue Noyes, Associate Director - Fitness Operations at University of California-Berkeley
  • Torre Meeks, Inclusive Recreation Coordinator at University of California-Berkeley

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$25.00

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Director’s Roundtable

Friday, September 25 • 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Pam Watts, featuring Dave Williams, Mila Padgett, Leah Hall Dorothy

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$25.00

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Pathways Into Leadership

Thursday, September 24 • 1:00pm PT / 4:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Cara Lucia, Associate Professor at Elon University

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$25.00

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Facilities Roundtable

Wednesday, September 23 • 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Jess Gentry, Associate Director, Programs at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Erin Wells, Associate Director at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Amy Lanham, Senior Associate Director at University of Nebraska

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$25.00

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Small Programs: Reopening Recap

Monday, September 14 • 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Trevor Brunet, Competitive Sports Coordinator at Texas A&M University - San Antonio
  • Lisa Caldwell, Fitness and Campus Recreation Coordinator at Florida SouthWestern State College
  • Andrew Doyle, Coordinator of Recreation at Southern New Hampshire University
  • Jeremy Fritz, Director of Recreational Services at Christopher Newport University

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$25.00

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Climbing Gym Sanitation Roundtable

Wednesday, September 9 • 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Ryan Kirchner, Climbing Wall/Event Manager at University of Utah
  • Trey Knight, Assistant Director, Outdoor Adventures at University of Miami

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$25.00

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Fitness Roundtable

Tuesday, September 1 • 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Anna Taggart, Fitness Director at Texas A&M University-College Station
  • CieCie Leonard, Assistant Director for Fitness/Wellness at The University of Texas at Austin

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$25.00

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Meditation break presented by NIRSA & ACUHO-I

Thursday, August 27 • 12:00pm PT / 3:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Kelsey Whittaker, Senior Assistant Director for Fitness at The University of Montana

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$0.00

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Intramurals Roundtable

Thursday, August 27 • 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Brian Beam, RCRSP, Assistant Program Director - Intramural Sports at University of Connecticut
  • Andrew Fee, Intramural Coordinator at Geneva College

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$25.00

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Ask an Architect: Reopening Considerations from NIRSA Architects

Tuesday, August 25 • 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET

  • Presented by Colleen McKenna, CannonDesign, NIRSA Bronze Partner
  • Gavin Myers, Hughes Group Architects, NIRSA Bronze Partner
  • Arash Izadi, LPA, Inc., NIRSA Sponsor

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$25.00

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NIRSA in Motion: 2025

Monday, August 24 • 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Marc Iturriaga, in conversation with Richelle Williams, Stan Shingles, and Candice Douglas

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$0.00

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Productive Virtual Staff Meetings

Thursday, August 20 • 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Shana Kessler, Intramural Sports & Special Events Coordinator at Central Washington University

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$25.00

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Sport Club Roundtable

Wednesday, August 19 • 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Wendy Sheppard, Assistant Director of Sports and Risk Management at University of Richmond
  • Sarah Hawkins, Coordinator, Clubs & Organizations at Cal Poly
  • Chad Zimmerman, Senior Assistant Director for Sport Clubs at The University of Texas at Austin

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$25.00

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Ask the Black Girl: A conversation spanning wellbeing to improved programming for Black students

Wednesday, August 19 • 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Chavonne Shorter and Michele Martin

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

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The Space to Be Yourself

Monday, August 17 • 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Marc Iturriaga, in conversation with Will Trent, Cybbi Barton, and Scott Flickinger

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

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Mental Health Series: Supporting BIPOC Community Members

Thursday, August 13 • 12:00pm PT / 3:00pm ET

  • Moderator: Luis Inoa, Associate Dean of the College, Residential Life and Wellness, Vassar College
  • ACUHO-I
    Dr. Batsirai Bvunzawabaya, Director of Outreach and Prevention Services, Psychologist, University of Pennsylvania
  • AUCCCO
    Victoria Lopez-Herrera, Senior Associate Director, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • NIRSA
    Michelle Saldana, Director of Residence Life and Housing Services,Mount Saint Mary's University
  • ACUHO-I
    Earl Cabellon, Assistant Director, Human Resources & Student Development, University of Maryland
  • NIRSA

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

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What do student staff want from their work experience?

Monday, August 10 • 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Marc Iturriaga, in conversation with Tanika Santos, Belinda Sanchez, and Chad Van Dyk

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$0.00

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Mental Health Series: Supporting Students

Wednesday, August 5 • 1:00pm PT / 4:00pm ET

  • Moderator: Christina Galli, Staff Development & Student Experience Specialist, UC Berkeley
  • NIRSA Student Staff Development Task Force Co-chair
    Dr. Becca Rampe, Staff Psychologist-Outreach Coordinator, UNCW Counseling Center
  • AUCCCO
    Melinda Gilliam, Area Director, University of Washington
  • ACUHO-I
    Alex Hart, Area Coordinator, Chapman University
  • ACUHO-I
    Tanika Santos, Graduate Assistant of Fitness, University of Kentucky
  • NIRSA Student Leader

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$0.00

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Creating a Sense of Belonging in Campus Recreation

Monday, August 3 • 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Marc Iturriaga, in conversation with A'Naja Newsome & Moe McGonagle

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$0.00

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Reopening a Shared Facility

Friday, July 31 • 1:00pm PT / 4:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Matt Grimm and Trevor Brunet

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NIRSA Members (including anyone from a Member Institution)$0.00

Nonmembers$0.00

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Youth Programs Roundtable

Thursday, July 30 • 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Jean Holt and Marissa Engel

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Mental Health Series: Supporting Professional Staff

Wednesday, July 29 • 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

  • Moderator: Brenda Ice, Assistant Dean, Director of Campus Life at Scripps College
  • TPE Committee Chair
    Dr. Deidre Weathersby, Associate Director & Licensed Clinical Psychologist Associate Director for Outreach & Prevention at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • AUCCCO
    Todd Misener, PhD, CHES, Chief Wellness Officer - Oklahoma State University
  • NIRSA
    Kendra Skinner, Director of Residence Life, Southeast Missouri State University
  • ACUHO-I
    Alvin Sturdivant, Vice President for Student Development at Seattle University
  • ACUHO-I

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Young Professionals Roundtable

Tuesday, July 28 • 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Thomas Giles

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Nonmembers$0.00

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Inclusive Workplace from a Woman Leadership Lens

Monday, July 27 • 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

  • Facilitated by Marc Iturriaga, in conversation with Victoria Lopez-Herrara & Allie Bogard

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With the ongoing presence of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever to make sure we stay connected. Attend an “Ideas in Motion” virtual roundtable. Share ideas with campus recreation professionals across a broad selection of focus areas.

These roundtables are conducted at the speed of social distancing. We might see a cat’s tail dancing in front of a web cam or a child asking about the status of their mashed potatoes. Join us in a forgiving environment to help advance health and wellbeing.

In addition, from time to time other roundtables may appear here that are not related to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. These may be about higher education as well as current events — such as racial tensions in the United States.

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Can’t attend a specific roundtable?
We record most roundtables and make them available after the event.

Do you have an idea in motion?
If you have an idea or would like to facilitate an upcoming roundtable please let us know!

NIRSA Registry

Ideas in Motion is a NIRSA CEU Approved Provider. The program(s) identified with a CEU value meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Registered Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals (RCRSP) designation. RCRSPs are responsible for tracking CEUs earned. Email registry@nirsa.org with questions.