Registration and check in
4:00 pm-6:00 pm • Main Lobby
Welcome Reception & Drinks, presented by Woodway
6:00 pm-8:00 pm • Cena Main Dining Room/Patio
Breakfast, presented by Hughes Group
8:30 am-9:15 am • Renoir Room
Welcome from planning team and presenting sponsor, PLAE
9:30 am-10:30 am • Renoir Room
Introductions of attendees
Panel on Campus Recreation’s Role in Solving Campus/Institution Problems
10:30 am-noon • Renoir Room
Presented by: Mick Deluca, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Campus Life, UCLA; Lionel Maten, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Director of Student Housing, University of Mississippi; Brett Perozzi, PhD, Vice President of Student Affairs, Weber State University
Learn from and engage with our distinguished panel of University leaders as we explore the ever changing landscape of higher education. The panelists will share their knowledge and experiences in involving campus recreation to address and assist with larger institutional issues including student care and wellbeing, developing high-impact practices, department/institutional growth, civil discourse, and social justice.
Core Competencies: Philosophy and Theory; Personal and Professional Qualities
- Participants will engage in conversations directed at developing critical and reflective perspectives of the ongoing challenges and opportunities in higher education as related to campus recreation.
Lunch is on your own
The Intersection Between Well-Being, Resilience and Student Engagement: Leveraging Data to Build a Culture of Well-Being.
1:30 pm-2:45 pm • Renoir Room
Presented by: Todd Misener, PhD, CHES, Chief Wellness Officer, Oklahoma State University
Student resilience, mental health and well-being are among the top areas of interest in higher education. This session will describe the results of a multi-year study of student resilience, the relationship with mental illness, and engagement and achievable strategies to leverage the data to build a culture of well-being.
Core Competencies: Philosophy & Theory; Business Management; Research & Evaluation
- Attendees will be able to describe the links between resilience, mental health and student engagement.
- Attendees will be able to describe achievable engagement and outreach strategies they can launch on their campuses.
- Attendees will be able to describe how to leverage data to build collaborations that support student wellness and retention efforts.
2:45 pm-3:00 pm • Impressionist Foyer
Hallway Discussion: Strategies Used to Measure Student Learning
3:00 pm-4:00 pm • Renoir Room
Presented by: Todd Misener, PhD, CHES, Chief Wellness Officer, Oklahoma State University; Tim Harding, Associate Dean of Career Development and Engagement, Student Affairs, University of Tampa/NACE Board of Directors
A moderated small group discussion on measuring student learning and exploring achievable ways to define and assess student learning as a result of student employment and/or student participation experiences.
Overview of Today’s Learnings
4:00 pm-4:15 pm • Renoir Room
Service Activity, presented by LPA Inc.
4:30 pm-5:30 pm • Courtyard Ballroom
Personal hygiene is important to our health and wellbeing, a tenet of NIRSA’s values. However not everyone has access or the means to purchase these needed supplies. Together we will assemble hygiene kits that will be delivered to the Lantern House, a shelter and service center in nearby Ogden, Utah. Lantern House is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides a safe place for homeless men, women, and children to get a meal and stay the night.
Dinner & Drinks, presented by Mondo
7:00 pm-9:00 pm • Cena Main Dining Room
8:00 am-8:45 am • Renoir Room
Day 2 Welcome/Overview of Day
9:00 am-9:30 am • Renoir Room
Preparing Students for the Workforce: Mapping NACE Competencies to Campus Recreation Student Employment
9:30 am-10:45 am • Renoir Room
University recreation programs provide many opportunities for students to develop transferable and marketable employment skills. This session will explore ways in which these programs can be mapped to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) competencies and wider institutional employability initiatives.
Core Competencies: Research & Evaluation; Personal & Professional Qualities; Human Resources Management
- Recognize, relate, and describe the NACE competencies to their work
- Apply and map competency development with student learning outcomes for existing recreational programs, workshops, etc.
- Assess student learning outcomes mapped to the NACE competencies.
Panel on Creating and Leveraging Partnerships on Campus
10:45 am-12:15 pm • Renoir Room
Presented by: Lionel Maten, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Director of Student Housing, University of Mississippi; Russ King, Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives, UC San Diego; Stan Shingles, Assistant Vice President, Central Michigan University; Kate Smith, Director, Sacramento State
Our work weaves itself throughout campus. This session will explore and discuss how Recreation can create impact through relationships on campus. Housing, transportation, admissions, athletics, and health systems are but a few of the partners on campuses that need our services and have touch points to spread the word of our work. We plan to bring awareness to the potential opportunities that exist and discuss strategies to build impactful partnerships that benefit students, recreation staff, campus staff and faculty, and the community.
Core Competencies: Programming; Business Management; Legal Liabilities & Risk Management
- Understand the programmatic impacts and revenue generating opportunities that exist on campus
- Create talking points about Recreation’s impact with each partner
12:15 pm-2:00 pm
Grab and go box lunch will be provided
Hallway Discussion: Taking Care of Your Team
2:00 pm-3:00 pm • Renoir Room
Presented by: Teri Bladen, Director of Campus Recreation, Weber State University; Rich Mylin, Director of Recreation, UC San Diego
A moderated small group discussion on how to have a productive, high-functioning team in your job as a director. Discussion will cover best practices such as performance evaluations, developing your team, and creating meaningful team engagement.
Core Competencies: Human Resources; Management
- Attendees will understand the value of investing in the development of their team members.
- Attendees will learn peer best practices on personnel topics involving individual staff development, meaningful recognition and engagement, hard conversations involving job classification and performance evaluations.
3:00 pm-3:15 pm • Impressionist Foyer
Refreshments will be provided
Political Capital: Building a Foundation for Sustained Success.
3:15 pm-4:15 pm • Renoir Room
Presented by: Stan Shingles, Assistant Vice President, Central Michigan University
During this session, we will define political capital and discuss how to employ the best strategies for spending it. Explore how to leverage relationships built through trust and goodwill to accumulate resources and influence on your campuses. Develop an ability to garner favor without discrediting relationships.
Core Competencies: Personal and Professional Qualities; Business Management
- Learn effective strategies that are most important in building political capital across your institution.
- Learn distinct forms of political capital that can be useful in navigating organizational dynamics.
- Learn how to surround yourself with support, skill building, and resources to help you to be able to thrive while building effective political capital.
Event Summary and Learning
4:15 pm-5:00 pm • Renoir Room