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2016 NIRSA Intramural Sports Institute: Schedule

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Tuesday, June 21

Pre-Conference Activity
  • Tuesday, June 21 • 11:45am – 1:30pm
  • Eutaw Street side of the Warehouse
  • *This is an independent precon, tickets are to be purchased on your own and are not included in NIRSA registration.
If you get in to town a little early and are looking for something to do, touring Oriole Park would be a great opportunity! Oriole Park offers multiple public tours daily and each in-depth tour, lasting approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, includes club level suites, the press level, and even the Orioles dugout. The 2016 NIRSA Intramural Institute Committee will be participating in the noon tour, if you wish to join us, we’ll see you at Eutaw Street side of the Warehouse at 11:45am. For more information about the park, tour schedules, and ticket purchase check out their website.
Pre-Conference Activity
  • Tuesday, June 21 • 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Embassy Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor
  • *Pre-registration is required
Join your colleagues and watch the Orioles take on the Padres at Oriole Park at Camden Yards! We will meet in the host hotel lobby at 6pm to walk the short distance to the Ballpark. The “Night at the Ball Game” includes your game ticket in the left field club box as well as a ball game picnic that includes popcorn, chips & cheese, peanuts, garden salad, hot dogs, ice cream, and Coca Cola fountain drinks.

Wednesday, June 22

  • Wednesday, June 22 • 8:00am – 9:45am
  • Lobby
  • Wednesday, June 22 • 10:00am – 11:15am
  • Mirror Room
2016 NIRSA Intramural Institute Committee Chair, Chris Schmoldt from Florida State University, will welcome attendees and take care of a few housekeeping items before introducing our keynote speaker, Joey Crawford! Joey will share his experience over three decades officiating in the NBA and how that shaped his principles of teamwork.
  • Wednesday, June 22 • 11:15am – Noon
  • Mirror Room
Have you ever wanted to question a renowned NBA official? Well here’s your chance! Joey Crawford will be following up his keynote with a round of Q&A before lunch. Come ready with your questions, Joey’s ready to answer them.
Social
  • Wednesday, June 22 • Noon – 2:00pm
  • Oriental Room
The Lunch Bunch Social is a networking opportunity where attendees can meet new people in their field and make connections. Committee members will assign you table groups and lunch will be provided.
Special Events/Marketing
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Wednesday, June 22 • 2:15pm – 3:15pm
  • Edinburgh Room
  • Tina Mascaro, Fairmont State University
A lack of student participation in intramural programs is affecting semester programming. Learn about alternative programming that will get students participating. Attendees will also learn about ways to renew interest in standard intramural offerings.
Core Competencies: Programming; Facility Management, Planning & Design
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn about single-night events that have worked to generate participation on a small campus.
  2. Learn how record keeping and the tracking of participation can enhance student participation on campus.
  3. Identify additional single-night events that can be offered on campuses of all sizes.
Student Development
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Wednesday, June 22 • 2:15pm – 3:15pm
  • Mirror Room
  • Jerrod Jackson, Texas A & M University-College Station; Brian Mills, University of Houston
While this session will focus on intramural sports evaluations, the processes and thoughts discussed during it are relevant across all areas of campus recreation. Who are evaluations really for? Are they for the official who is getting evaluated? Are they for the actual evaluator? Or do evaluations take place only because the office staff would like to get feedback? No matter who is a part of the evaluation process, individuals benefit from proper evaluation. This session discusses the outcomes that can occur when great evaluations are given.
Core Competencies: Philosophy & Theory; Programming
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand how important it is that the focus of evaluations not be on the written or oral component, but more on the people involved.
  2. Learn philosophies that provide an understanding of what each individual involved in an evaluation is thinking.
Program Administration
  • Wednesday, June 22 • 3:45pm – 5:15pm
  • Edinburgh Room
The Intramural Sports Roundtable is an opportunity for colleagues to discuss and share ideas related to current trends and issues within intramurals. Some roundtable topics have been collected from the event connect community and please also be prepared to bring questions to share and discuss with the group.

Thursday, June 23

  • Thursday, June 23 • 7:30am – 8:30am
  • Lobby
Officiating
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Thursday, June 23 • 9:00am – 10:00am
  • Edinburgh Room
  • Brian Stelzer, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Officiating sports contests is about much more than simply putting air through a whistle. By creating a culture where officials buy into improving and developing their skill both on and off the playing surface, intramural sports programs can take on an entirely new meaning. By building your visibility and reputation on campus through partnerships and by finding opportunities to officiate in the local community, your program can impact student development on a multitude of levels. Join us to discuss how some campuses added value to their programs by adding development opportunities in officiating and by implementing officials associations.
Core Competencies: Programming; Philosophy & Theory
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn how to create a culture of togetherness and buy-in for various methods of officiating.
  2. Recognize partnership opportunities that can help with the initial expansion of officiating opportunities.
  3. Be able to articulate the benefits of having additional officiating opportunities for student officials.
Program Administration
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Thursday, June 23 • 9:00am – 10:00am
  • Mirror Room
  • James Archibald, Ph.D., Valdosta State University
Creating safe campus environments that are focused on preventing gender discrimination and sexual assault is a national concern among colleges and universities. The presentation will focus on understanding the basics of Title IX compliance and what campus recreation professionals can do to support compliance efforts and advocacy development.
Core Competencies: Legal Liability & Risk Management; Human Resource Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Be able to explain the personal liability concerns and basic legalities of complying with Title IX regulations.
  2. Be able to explain the process for reporting gender discrimination and sexual assault as described under Title IX.
Social
  • Thursday, June 23 • 10:00am – 10:30am
  • Coffee Break
Take a quick break between sessions to grab a cup of joe!
Student Development
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Thursday, June 23 • 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Edinburgh Room
  • Brian Mills, University of Houston
Being able to express and control our emotions is an essential skill. So is our ability to understand, interpret, and respond to the emotions of others. Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions. Some researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened while others claim it is an inborn characteristic. In the realm of higher education, emotional intelligence could become a cornerstone of our development theory or, at least, a core component of our departmental or program staff’s development plans. This presentation will discuss the four aspects of emotional intelligence and connect those aspects to the student development practices that are common among intramural sports and campus recreation.
Core Competencies: Personal & Professional Qualities; Philosophy & Theory; Human Resource Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Be able to articulate the four components of emotional intelligence.
  2. Identify three areas of concern in the current student development plan(s) used by your institution.
  3. Learn three ways to incorporate components of emotional intelligence into your current student development plans.
Program Administration
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Thursday, June 23 • 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Mirror Room
  • Antonio Gonzalez, RCRSP, Florida State University; Matt Schneider, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Engaging with millennials can be a tough task especially with the amount of technology currently available. In this sessions, attendees will learn about and discuss ways in which programs can engage with their traditional student participants. This will be done through an identification of common concerns across the NIRSA community as well as through the analysis of data drawn from the same population.
Core Competencies: Research & Evaluation; Philosophy & Theory; Programming
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify multiple ways in which programs can increase/improve participant engagement practices.
  2. Learn about various engagement practices and their effectiveness.
Activity
  • Thursday, June 23 • 11:35am – Noon
  • Edinburgh Room
Represent your school and clubs by participating in the Sport Club Institute T-Shirt Exchange. All you have to do is bring one or a few t-shirts from your various campus recreation events or programs and exchange them with colleagues!
Other
  • Thursday, June 23 • Noon – 1:30pm
  • Offsite
  • *On own
Grab a longtime friend or maybe a new colleague and visit one of the many restaurant location in the Inner Harbor area.
Development & Volunteerism
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Thursday, June 23 • 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Mirror Room
  • Kurt Klier, RCRSP, CRSS, University of Maryland-College Park
The NIRSA Championship Series is about more than just competition. Over the years, the development and volunteer opportunities offered through the NIRSA Championship Series have become a valuable asset for NIRSA members. This session will provide some background on the NIRSA Championship Series as well as discuss its future direction. We will also provide an in-depth look at the development and volunteer offerings currently available through the Series.
Core Competencies: Programming; Personal & Professional Qualities; Research & Evaluation
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn about the history and future of the NIRSA Championship Series.
  2. Learn about the development opportunities for professionals and students that are offered through the NIRSA Championship Series.
  3. Learn about the volunteer opportunities the NIRSA Championship Series has for NIRSA members.
Technology/Marketing
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Thursday, June 23 • 3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Edinburgh Room
  • Jeffrey Feldhaus, Virginia Tech; Amanda Hoffman, Virginia Tech
The use of technology is ever-growing in intramural programming. This session explores how coding and widgets enable us to get more out of Google Forms and Adobe Captivate. Ultimately, this can 1) enhance the student evaluation and training process and 2) simplify the tracking of online presentations for teams and participants.
Core Competencies: Programming; Business Management; Human Resource Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Develop the knowledge needed to create Google Forms which instantaneously email student feedback upon submission.
  2. Identify at least one way to utilize Adobe Captivate to maximize the effectiveness of employee training and dissemination of information to program participants.
Programming and Officiating
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Thursday, June 23 • 3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Mirror Room
  • Sheena Harvey, University of Nevada, Reno
Intramural sports play an important role in building diverse and inclusive communities on college campuses. Program stakeholders, through a fundamental understanding of sports culture, can learn how to create a beneficial program for student workers and participants. This session will focus on why acknowledging diversity in sports is important when considering best practices for programming and when training sports officials.
Core Competencies: Programming; Research & Evaluation; Philosophy & Theory; Human Resource Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand sports culture and its influence on intramural sports programming practices.
  2. Recognize that no barriers that preclude students from participating in intramural sports programming should exist.
  3. Understand that sports have a gender system when it comes to officiating and participation, and begin breaking down preconceived notions and barriers regarding this subject area.
Program Administration
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Thursday, June 23 • 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Mirror Room
  • Andrew Chadick, Assistant Director, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Struggling to retain your intramural sports officials? This session will present information on “Encouraging the Heart” a tenet of the Student Leadership Challenge as well as on various incentive program ideas. The session is intended to help attendees design an incentives program for the officials on their campus.
Core Competencies: Philosophy & Theory; Human Resource Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Be able to articulate at least two of the essential elements of “Encouraging the Heart.”
  2. Learn at least two incentive program ideas.
Social
  • Thursday, June 23 • 7:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Howl at the Moon
Join your colleagues at the Howl at the Moon dueling piano bar for this evening social! The entertaining atmosphere will include networking opportunities, live music, appetizers, and a cash bar.

Friday, June 24

Special Events/Marketing
  • Friday, June 24 • 8:30am – 9:30am
  • Edinburgh Room
The Closing Intramural Sports Roundtable is designed to be a space to continue conversations or bring up new topics that were not discussed throughout the event. Some roundtable topics have been collected from the event connect community and please also be prepared to bring questions to share and discuss with the group.
Program Administration
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Friday, June 24 • 9:45am – 10:45am
  • Edinburgh Room
  • David Peters, RCRSP, Florida State University
Sport rules, program policies and procedures, sportsmanship guidelines, and league structures can have a tremendous impact on the participant experience in your program. Examine the variables that can be used to establish a program that meets your and your participants’ expectations.
Core Competencies: Programming; Philosophy & Theory
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify rules, policies, procedures, services, and structures that impact the intramural sports participant experience.
  2. Examine the effects of common intramural sports rules and sportsmanship guidelines on participant perception.
  3. Formulate alternate rules, policies, and practices that promote an intramural experience that is more aligned with participant expectations.
Program Administration
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Friday, June 24 • 9:45am – 10:45am
  • Mirror Room
  • Brian Mills, University of Houston
We all will make career changes in the future. How do we best prepare ourselves for the next opportunity? In this presentation, you will learn how to be much more strategic and intentional when preparing for and starting a new job from the “countdown period” to the first 100 days. While some of this material sounds like a “things I had wished I had known” presentation, it will provide a framework for your time leading into a new job. It will also help you understand how to be more strategic about starting off on the right path regardless of your current or future career levels.
Core Competencies: Personal & Professional Qualities; Business Management; Human Resource Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify three key stakeholders to incorporate into your countdown period.
  2. Understand how to craft a strategic agenda that will guide your first 100 days.
  3. Learn new ways of breaking down barriers with new staff in an open and positive way.
Student Development
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Friday, June 24 • 11:15am – 12:15pm
  • Edinburgh Room
  • Zac Brost, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Intramural sports programs across the country are trying to realize their potential as centers for student development on their campuses. Learn how one program shares resources across departments and works collaboratively across academic and student affairs to maximize the student experience.
Core Competencies: Philosophy & Theory; Programming; Personal & Professional Qualities
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify multiple collaboration opportunities on your campus to enhance the student experience.
  2. Be able to articulate the benefits of exposing intramural sports participants to resources outside of campus recreation.
Student Development
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Friday, June 24 • 11:15am – 12:15pm
  • Mirror Room
  • Brent Haskill, University of Central Florida; Matthew Dunigan, University of Central Florida
The transgender community has the right to be respected and catered to just like any other demographic. The goal of a truly inclusive program is to cater to every student without making them feel uncomfortable or out of place. This presentation will educate students and professionals about serving the transgender community and allowing them to feel more comfortable in diverse situations.
Core Competencies: Personal & Professional Qualities; Philosophy & Theory
Learning Objectives:
  1. Gain a better understanding of how to serve a transgender patron specifically in intramural sports.
  2. Learn how to help look to the future of transgender policies, including analyzing NIRSA’s co-recreational rules.