2019 NIRSA Triventure Institute
2019 NIRSA Triventure Institute

Schedule

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Check-in for Preconference Activities

10:00 am-11:45 am • Foyer

Stop by the NIRSA registration desk to pick up your name badge.


Precon Facility Tours, Sponsored by Matrix

noon-5:00 pm • Offsite

The Precon Tour will visit the recreation and athletic facilities at San Diego State university and will also tour the Ray & Joan Kroc Center–San Diego. Transportation will depart from and return to the host hotel. Lunch will not be provided, so please eat prior to departing or bring something for the bus.


Stand Up Paddle Board Workshop

1:00 pm-4:00 pm • Mission Bay Aquatic Center

The peaceful coves of Mission Bay are a space like no other. Participants will enjoy a guided cove paddle and a SUP yoga class. Participants will be guided through a practice that invigorates the senses and strengthens your connection with the natural beauty of San Diego. Yogis and paddlers of all levels are encouraged to take part in this rewarding experience. Transportation to the Mission Bay Aquatic Center is not provided; please arrive onsite by 1:00pm.

Check-in & Registration

7:30 am-8:45 am • Foyer

Please stop by the NIRSA Education Desk to check-in or to register onsite. This is where you’ll pick-up your badge and attendee materials. It’s also where volunteers check-in for their various assignments.


Triventure Meet & Greet

8:00 am-8:45 am • Rio Vista Salon E

Before we start the event, please join your fellow peers and colleagues for a quick meet and greet to get a head start on valuable networking.


Welcome & Keynote, Sponsored by Technogym

9:00 am-10:30 am • Rio Vista Salons A-D
Presented by: Lydie Gutfeld, City of Mission Viejo

Transition Connection: Creating Stronger Teams Through Change–Managers need to be connected to “their people” during times of change with renovations, staffing, budget, and reorganization. Understanding the difference between change and transition can help managers to define a strategy for their teams to transform personally and professionally. Work to identify some of your leadership habits/practices/patterns and find concepts to help you become more aware of your reactions and their impacts on your work teams. Discover how practicing emotional IQ, mentoring and positive interaction can help a change situation and transition be less of a headache.


 Facilities
 Health & Wellbeing

Employee Training: Maybe It Is All Fun and Games

10:45 am-11:45 am • Cabrillo Ballroom 1-2
Presented by: Corie Baldwin, Auburn University; Laure Butcher, Auburn University; David Woodason, Auburn University
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

Typical staff training includes offering useful information through hours of power point presentations. However, with today’s students wanting to be hands on and engaged in their learning, are they truly remembering what they’re told through this traditional form of training? After a rocky attempt to produce an all-staff training event, Auburn University dug deeper to find a way to make training effective through engagement, peer learning, and fun competition. Come be inspired to incorporate your own inclusive and staff-engaging training for your program.

Core Competencies: Programming, Human Resource Management

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist), Student (GA, Intern, Undergrad)

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of hosting an inclusive campus recreation training for student employee staff.
  • Understand that you can modify training to fit the needs of participants while keeping the same goals in mind.
  • Understand the methods of using staff feedback for success.
 Fitness

After the Build: Lessons Learned in Fitness Equipment, Layout, and Program Design

10:45 am-11:45 am • Rio Vista Salons A-D
Presented by: Eric Barron, Towson University
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 1 ACSM CEC

It’s no secret that starting a facility project is overwhelming regardless of project size. Learn how the staff at Towson University approached everything from vendor selection and equipment layout to which fitness trends to embrace for a 96,000 square foot expansion of a majority fitness space at an urban, mid-sized institution. Presenters will share their thought process in decision making and the lessons learned one year after opening. Operational changes that may challenge the industry norm in order to intentionally create an inclusive and welcoming space will also be mentioned.

Core Competencies: Programming, Facility Management, Planning & Design

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist)

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover two to three methods for researching and selecting equipment based on functionality, type, and need.
  • Develop at least two considerations for determining fitness floor layout.
  • Identify at least two current or emerging fitness trends that could be integrated into a new or existing fitness program.
 Aquatics

60 Drills in 60 Minutes (Land)

10:45 am-11:45 am • Rio Vista Salons E
Presented by: Peter DeQuincy, East Bay Regional Park District
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

This hands-on session focuses on developing small groups in providing coordinated care to a victim. We will focus on flexibility, adaptability, and teamwork. Small groups will build their proficiency through deliberate practice, over learning, and repetitive drills to meet all team objectives.

Core Competencies: Legal Liabilities & Risk Management, Human Resources Management, Programming

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist)

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate small group management with time management
  • Develop repetitive drills that meet curriculum objectives
  • List strategies that increase communication and competency within the work group
 Facilities
 Aquatics

#Adulting

10:45 am-11:45 am • Rio Vista Salons F-H
Presented by: Hannah Covington, The University of Texas At Austin; Erin Wells, The University of Texas at Austin
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 0.1 AqP-Risk Management

Most students working for campus recreation departments today are first-time employees. This often means they lack the basic soft skills necessary to be successful in their positions. Join us to learn how to identify the soft skills these student employees need, how to successfully teach these skills, and learn how to assess your department’s training efforts.

Core Competencies: Personal & Professional Qualities, Human Resource Management, Research & Evaluation

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Student (GA, Intern, Undergrad)

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify two soft skills that your student population is lacking.
  • Design a curriculum to improve soft skills among student employees.
  • Develop an assessment to measure the positives and negatives in the integrated curriculum you’ve created.
 Facilities

What Can You Do with 800 Square Feet?

10:45 am-11:45 am • Sierra 5-6
Presented by: Anita Moran, Office of Moran Architects
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

In the scheme of university recreation buildings, 800 square feet isn’t much. But with smart design, small spaces can be big on value. This presentation will discuss strategies for small, little-used spaces—for example a racquetball court—and, through design, reimagine it into something that addresses the specific recreation and wellness needs of the current student population. Budgetary guidelines and specific examples will be used to enable members to envision one of these mini-renovations on their own campuses.

Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design, Programming

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management)

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to identify spaces that are candidates for improved utilization.
  • List a dozen viable ideas for racquetball court conversions.
  • Become familiar with some of the challenges of small space conversions.

Grab & Go Lunches

11:45 am-noon • Pavilion

Boxed lunches are provided for all conference attendees today and will be served after the conclusion of morning sessions. Come grab a lunch before embarking on the facility tours or fitness & aquatics session at University of California, San Diego.


Facility Tours Day 1, Sponsored by TRUE

noon-5:00 pm • Offsite

University of San Diego and Southwestern College. Lunch and transportation will be provided.


 Aquatics
 Facilities

Developing Your Training Pedagogy: Using Traditional Education Tools for Effective Long-Term Unit Planning

1:00 pm-2:00 pm • University of California, San Diego
Presented by: Veronica Chevalier, University of Notre Dame; Kristyn Watts, University of Notre Dame
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 0.1 AqP-Leadership

This presentation will use both instructional and hands-on methods to apply traditional teacher education curriculum tools to collegiate recreation. These tools will provide young and incoming professionals with an effective foundation for meeting and training planning. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn traditional pedagogy and immediately apply these tools to fit their individual program and department needs.

Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design, Legal Liability & Risk Management, Philosophy & Theory

Target Audience: Direct Service Function (Specialist), Student (GA, Intern, Undergrad)

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to immediately use traditional education pedagogy to plan and execute staff trainings.
  • Be able to articulate a framework for long-term training plans.
  • Learn how to connect the institutional mission, vision, values, and strategic plans to training initiatives.
 Fitness

Barre Above®

1:00 pm-2:00 pm • University of California, San Diego
Presented by: Carolyn Erickson, Savvier Fitness; Tricia Murphy Madden

Barre Above® blends the latest exercise science with the principles of the Lotte Berk Method, Ltd to deliver a fusion of ballet, pilates, yoga, and strength training. It is designed for a wide range of fitness levels, ages, and bodies! This power-packed workout will help you lead fun, functional, and effective barre classes your students will love!

 Aquatics

Don’t Let Tragedy Be Your Teacher

1:00 pm-2:00 pm • University of California, San Diego
Presented by: Bill O’Melia, Drennen’s Dreams Foundation
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

Drowning is preventable. At this session Bill O’Melia, from the segment “Not on Your Watch” included in the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program, will share his son Drennen’s story and the role management played in his fatal drowning. Learn how to integrate the tools in the Red Cross Lifeguarding suite of programs to set up and operate safe lifeguarding operations to•prevent these kinds of tragedies from being repeated.

Core Competencies: Legal Liability & Risk Management, Aquatics, Facility Management, Planning & Design

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management)

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the need for in depth Policies and Procedures, Emergency Action Plans and frequent, quality in‐service trainings based on an actual events.
  • Asses managements responsibilities as part of the aquatic safety team.
  • Identify specific tools in the American Red Cross Lifeguarding suite of programs that can be used by supervisors and trainers to set up, train for and manage a strong lifeguarding operation.

 Fitness

No More Jumping Jacks: New Programming Trends for Effective Warm-ups

2:30 pm-3:30 pm • University of California, San Diego
Presented by: Angel Chelik, WorkBetter Wellness

Whether you train or teach, a proper warm-up is key to keeping clients and classes free from injury. Sadly, it tends to be an over-looked portion of a workout program; often times involving mundane moves or walking on a treadmill. By incorporating the functional, safe, and effective movement patterns learned in this workshop, you’ll avoid hurting the people you’re trying to help.• •This workshop teaches you how to:•- stabilize and mobilize specific joints to safely prepare people for strength training exercises •- use a variety of multi-planer exercises for all the joints along the kinetic chain•- sequence exercises to create a fluid and functional warm-up series•- design pre-workout routines relevant to upcoming movement patterns•


 Aquatics

60 Drills in 60 Minutes (Water)

3:45 pm-4:45 pm • University of California, San Diego
Presented by: Peter DeQuincy, East Bay Regional Park District
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

This hands-on session focuses on developing small groups in providing coordinated care to a victim. We will focus on flexibility, adaptability, and teamwork. Small groups will build their proficiency through deliberate practice, overlearning, and repetitive drills to meet all team objectives. Area of development: Rescue of a passive and passive submerged victim, team rescue response of passive submerged victim, in-water ventilations

Core Competencies: Legal Liabilities & Risk Management, Aquatics, Programming

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist)

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate small group management with time management
  • Develop repetitive drills that meet curriculum objectives
  • List strategies that increase communication and competency within the work group
 Fitness

Cardio Sculpt Fusion

3:45 pm-4:45 pm • University of California, San Diego
Presented by: Cali Tolbert, San Diego State University

This high intensity interval training class combines both cardio and muscle segments to get your heart rate up and your blood pumping. Get ready for a fun, full body workout using a variety of resistance equipment to increase caloric burn. Leave at the end feeling both exhausted and exhilarated!

Early Morning Aqua Workout

7:00 am-7:45 am • room tbd
Presented by: Gia Lucy, Aqua Body Strong

Burn calories, increase strength, balance, endurance, and focus while having the time of your life! If you love indoor cycling and HIIT styled boot camps, take your workout to the next level with Aqua Body Strong. We will be offering an early morning circuit training class where participants can enjoy a HIIT styled circuit workout on Floating Fitness Boards and Aqua Cycle Bikes. Space is limited, and will be based on first come first serve.

Early Morning Yoga

7:00 am-8:00 am • West Lawn
Presented by: Anna Taggart, Texas A&M University


Creating Impact on Campus thru Construction

8:15 am-8:45 am • Santa Fe 3-4
Presented by: Rich Mylin, University of California-San Diego
CEUs: 0.5 NIRSA CEU

Creating Impact space on campus enhances the student experience. Enhancing the student experience is core to the Recreation mission so when possible, Recreation must focus on the creation of these spaces. When working with architects, it is necessary to prepare. You need to gather data from similar institutions, meet with students to gain perspective of their wants and needs, and engage staff in planning sessions to kick off the project. While gathering the perspectives of others, you also have to review your budget and share with campus administration the impact this space will have on the student experience. The goal in doing this is to amass the proper funding to meet the needs campus community. We will focus our discussion on normalizing the conversation about impact space on campus, reviewing budget for construction, and involve staff and students in the creation of the space.

Core Competencies: Philosophy & Theory, Facility Management, Planning, & Design, Business Management

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management)

Learning Objectives:

  • Leveraging data of similar institutions to tell your story
  • Understanding of the important groups on campus to build positive momentum for project
  • Build positive outcomes with staff in the creation of new space

Lightning Talks

8:30 am-10:00 am • Rio Vista Salon E
Presented by: Frances Branham, The University of Texas At Dallas; Jacqueline Chavez, University of Colorado Denver; Carly Johnston, The University of Texas at Dallas; Kendra Moretti, University of Colorado Denver; Lynette Stupi, Towson University; Erin Wells, The University of Texas at Austin
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

Caring for the Campus: Looking at Critical Incident Stress Management on a Large and Small Scale at Your Institution, Jacqueline Chavez and Kendra Moretti; Group Fitness: Creating Inclusive Programming, Lynette Stupi; Try the Tri, Frances Branham and Carly Johnston; The Certification Down Low, Erin Wells


 Facilities

Strategic First Steps: Good Design Starts Here!

9:00 am-10:00 am • Cabrillo Ballroom 1-2
Presented by: Jack Patton, RDG Planning & Design; Nathan Harris, RDG Planning & Design
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

Participants will gain a better understanding of the pre-design process by attending this session. Together, we will walk through the steps that must be taken in order to position a project for success. How can you start to design a facility if you don’t first understand the why? The who? Or the what? Ask the right questions in the months before anything is ever drawn. There are no second chances in the place-specific design of your facilities, so it’s best that you know the important role you play in shaping these campus assets. Join us for a meaningful discussion about this exciting process.

Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design, Programming

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management)

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of a needs assessment and how it sets the entire stage.
  • Recognize how a feasibility study could help identify strategies to propel a project forward.
  • Realize why proper programming is needed to right-size your project.
 Aquatics
 Facilities

Are You Ready? A Supervisor’s Journey in Managing Critical Incidents in Aquatic Facilities

9:00 am-10:00 am • Rio Vista F-H
Presented by: Sean Duffy, University of Ottawa; Barbara Bogner, University of Colorado Boulder
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 0.1 AqP-Risk Management or Leadership

This presentation will review, from the manager’s perspective, strategies for dealing with the aftermath of critical incidents in aquatics and other sport facilities. It will discuss a helpful tool that staff can use to be prepared during such incidents. The presenter will also review a mock training strategy situation used at the University of Ottawa to test staff’s readiness when dealing with emergencies.

Core Competencies: Legal Liability & Risk Management, Human Resource Management, Facility Management, Planning & Design

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist)

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to put yourself in the incident manager’s shoes and learn strategies to support staff and return the facility to normal operations following an incident.
  • Learn a simple and effective mock training plan situation to test the readiness of staff.
  • Gain a greater understanding of the complexity and layers that are part of a major incident.
 Fitness
 Health & Wellbeing

Health Coaching: Using Behavior Change Programming to Fulfill Your Student Wellness and Career Initiatives–Sponsored by ACE

9:00 am-10:00 am • Rio Vista Salons A-D
Presented by: Anthony Wall, ACE-American Council on Exercise
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 1 ACSM CEU

Discover how health coaching and behavior-change programming are dramatically enriching recreation-center offerings to students, equipping and emboldening them to adopt a more physically active way of life. And hear how rec-center employees who train in delivering those programs become ideally equipped to pursue a fulfilling new career path in the growing numbers of certified health coaches.

Core Competencies: Programming

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management)

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to demonstrate how innovative recreation centers are using health coaching and behavior-change programming to provide students with more meaningful offerings.
  • Be able to describe the benefits of developing students with behavior change coaching programming, and how such programming benefits both students and staff on and off campus.
  • Learn how to implement health coaching programming that equips students to take on careers in a red-hot field.
 Facilities
 Health & Wellbeing

The Impact of the Student Voice on Design: A Case Study on San Diego State University’s Aztec Recreation Center

9:00 am-10:00 am • Santa Fe 3-4
Presented by: Clint Menefee, SmithGroup; Mark Zakrzewski, San Diego State University
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

San Diego State University is shaking up its campus recreation foundation by transitioning from a membership-only model to a student-fee-funded model, and will introduce a newly-renovated and expanded Aztec Recreation Center (ARC) in 2021, which is pursuing LEED Double Platinum certification. With these changes comes new challenges. Join Clint Menefee of SmithGroup, and Mark Zakrzewski, Director of Recreation for SDSU, as they share valuable lessons learned from the building project and why bringing the facilities team on-board early in the process is critical to success.

Core Competencies: Programming, Facility Management, Planning & Design

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management)

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of bringing facilities teams on-board early in the process due to the design implications of advanced buildings systems when targeting LEED Platinum and beyond.
  • Learn strategies for navigating conversations with your students on student fee changes, sustainable design practices, and maintaining realistic budgets.
  • Understand the basic steps involved with planning, designing, and constructing a renovated and expanded recreation facility.

Coffee Break, Sponsored by College Promo

10:00 am-10:30 am • Pavilion

Take a quick break between sessions to grab a cup of joe and don’t forget to pick-up your comfy tee!


 Facilities
 Health & Wellbeing

Generation Next: The Future of Campus Recreation and Wellness

10:30 am-11:30 am • Cabrillo Ballroom 1-2
Presented by: Colleen McKenna, CannonDesign; Jenny Delgado, CannonDesign; Craig Hamilton, CannonDesign
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

Each decade brings significant change to the world of campus recreation. Today is a pivotal moment for us to consider what the last decade has taught us and what we can expect in the years ahead as new technologies, shifting preferences, a renewed focus on inclusivity and wellness, and other influences drive change. This presentation will highlight all the factors impacting campus recreation and wellness and offer insight into how campus rec leaders should be thinking about future responsibilities on their campuses today.

Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design, Business Management, Programming

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management)

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an in-depth look at all the forces, trends, and cultural shifts impacting campus recreation and wellness.
  • Learn the key lessons and takeaways from the past decade and how they can be applied to future-proofing your facility for decades to come.
  • Gain a checklist of actionable discussion items so you can begin preparing for the next evolution of recreation and wellness centers on your campus.
Health & Wellbeing

The Future of the Field: An Integrative Approach to Wellness

10:30 am-11:30 am • Rio Vista Salon E
Presented by: Jessica Matthews; Alexia Cervantes, University of California-San Diego; Cali Tolbert, San Diego State University
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 1 ACSM CEC

In order to meaningfully impact the health and wellbeing of students and staff, a multi-dimensional approach is needed. One which takes into account the dynamic interplay between mind, body, and behavior. This session will explore the growing field of integrative wellness and will provide practical guidance for how to grow and evolve campus wellness programs in exciting new ways.

Core Competencies: Personal & Professional Qualities, Philosophy & Theory, Programming

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management)

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to evaluate the dynamic interplay between mind, body, and behavior.
  • Examine professional development opportunities to grow and evolve wellness programming on college campuses.
  • Discuss innovative program initiatives and implementation strategies to provide a whole-person approach to wellness for students and staff.
 Fitness

Do You Even Lift?

10:30 am-11:30 am • Rio Vista Salons A-D
Presented by: Liz Rosenberger, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 1 ACSM CEC

Do you even lift? Power and Olympic lifting are great ways to allow your students to enhance their fitness goals; however, they often come with implementation obstacles. This sessions will walk you through figuring out spacing and equipment while giving you ideas to implement programming centered around both types of lifting. From creating open fitness space designed for safe Olympic lifting to new program ideas, this session will give you resources and talk through barriers to creating a safe yet fun workout experience.

Core Competencies: Programming, Legal Liability & Risk Management

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist), Student (GA, Intern, Undergrad)

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the differences between power and Olympic lifting.
  • Learn the safety and equipment concerns related to power and Olympic lifting.
  • Create new programming centered around lifting.
 Aquatics
 Health & Wellbeing

Truly Inclusive Aquatics

10:30 am-11:30 am • Rio Vista Salons F-H
Presented by: Justin Caron, Aquatic Design Group; Frances Caron, University of California, Riverside
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 0.1 AqP-Elective

Collegiate aquatic programs across the country are competing for time and space within their local communities and with other universities. Learn how to develop an aquatic facility that can be programmed to satisfy the needs of all students, faculty, and programs.

Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design, Programming, Human Resource Management

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist)

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the importance of providing adequate aquatic facilities to support programming geared towards disabled populations.
  • Recognize the importance of providing adequate aquatic facilities to support programming geared towards special interest groups.
  • Learn how specific design elements can affect the types of programming your facility can offer.
 Fitness
 Facilities

Finding the Benefits in “Other Duties Not-Assigned”

10:30 am-11:30 am • Santa Fe 3-4
Presented by: Leah Bank, California State University- Bakersfield; Trae Mathews, California State University- Bakersfield
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

How many hats do you wear within your job title? Are you specialized or diverse in your skillset? During this session, presenters will discuss first-hand experiences with success in specialization and adaptability as they relate to skill-building and career advancement. This session will broaden attendees’ horizons by explaining how to integrate skills from many different program areas and finding the benefits in “Additional duties not otherwise specified.”

Core Competencies: Personal & Professional Qualities, Philosophy & Theory

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist)

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of diversifying skillsets in the campus recreation field.
  • By examining provided examples, identify personal characteristics to expand individual skillsets.
  • Through discussion, expand personal and professional areas of growth and develop methods and tools for implementation.

Expo and Networking Lunch, Sponsored by Core Health & Fitness

11:30 am-1:30 pm • Pavilion

Let the conversations continue over lunch at the Expo & Networking Lunch! Attendees and Vendors can enjoy lunch while networking and checking out the latest and greatest products.


 Facilities
 Health & Wellbeing

Renovating Your Facility to Meet the Ever Evolving Fitness Landscape–Sponsored by Mondo

1:45 pm-2:45 pm • Cabrillo Ballroom 1-2
Presented by: Micah Walters, Mondo America, Inc.; David Frock, CRSS, Clemson University; Jeff Huskey, University of California-Santa Barbara; Paul Joran, HOK
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

In this presentation, come learn about the best ways to maximize the spaces in your facility to meet your students’ evolving fitness needs. Information will be presented by two current directors with over 35 years of combined experience, and an industry-leading architect. This interactive session will focus on best practices and new ideas that will help everyone in attendance.

Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design, Legal Liability & Risk Management, Business Management

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist)

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand emerging fitness option needs within the collegiate market.
  • Identify spaces within your facility that may be targets for renovation.
  • Learn about trends in the fitness industry that will inform the design of a new facility space.
Health & Wellbeing
 Fitness

Virtual Fitness: Meeting Your Students Where They Are

1:45 pm-2:45 pm • Rio Vista Salon E
Presented by: Bethann Wittig, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 1 ACSM CEC

In a time where everything else is virtual, why not fitness and wellness too? Students are spending an average of 8-10 hours on their smartphones every day. At Rutgers University, we meet our students where they are: in the virtual world. In this presentation, fitness and wellness programmers will learn how to offer a program entirely online while upholding a personalized fitness and wellness experience. This session will share virtual experience, review results and opportunities for future programming, and provide resources for you to begin and implement your own virtual fitness program.

Core Competencies: Programming, Philosophy & Theory

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist)

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to develop a culture of wellness beyond the walls of the recreation center through online platforms and resources.
  • Identify at least two ways that a virtual fitness program can be engaging and interactive, and enhance student health and wellness.
  • Increase campus awareness and knowledge of desired wellness guidelines and initiatives as well as awareness of the relevant recreational services that will improve the quality of student life.
 Aquatics

Collaboration Across Campus: Make a Splash in Your Aquatics Programming!

1:45 pm-2:45 pm • Rio Vista Salons F-H
Presented by: Jessica Dehn, Syracuse University
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 0.1 AqP-Programming or Elective

Are you being asked to develop and host collaborative programs, but aren’t entirely sure where to start? This presentation will take a look at a few collaborative events and take you through the steps to create and host a successful program. Then, take the opportunity to brainstorm and share your ideas with other attendees.

Core Competencies: Programming

Target Audience: Direct Service Function (Specialist), Student (GA, Intern, Undergrad)

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify opportunities for possible aquatic collaborative events on your campus.
  • Be able to describe the steps that must be taken to host a successful event—from inception to completion.
 Facilities
 Aquatics

Alert, Alert, Alert! Risk Management Training for Collegiate Recreation Staff

1:45 pm-2:45 pm • Santa Fe 3-4
Presented by: Chelsea Phipps, UNC Greensboro; Chris Baker, Kent State University; Tahlia Pate, Georgia Institute of Technology; Nicholas Weber, The University of Akron
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 0.1 AqP-Risk Management

Every recreation center experiences emergencies. So how do we prepare for the inevitable? We’ll highlight how four schools coordinate department risk management efforts and operations and train staff to be confident and capable responders. From initial training to ongoing education to assessment, it’s important staff are prepared. We’ll share considerations that are often overlooked, but that we’ve learned are important over the years from experiencing our own emergency situations. Come learn ideas for unique training techniques, activities, tools, and procedures you can implement at your own facility.

Core Competencies: Legal Liability & Risk Management, Personal & Professional Qualities

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist)

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn four different risk management models and gain ideas for implementing them at another facility.
  • Understand the importance of preparing and empowering student employees to respond, and understand the value in involving them in the risk management planning process
  • Identify different types of emergencies that may occur within a recreation facility as well as things to consider when training for them.

 Facilities
 Health & Wellbeing

Toilet Talk: Bridging the Gap Between Laws and Reality

3:00 pm-4:00 pm • Cabrillo Ballroom 1-2
Presented by: Dana Lopez, East Carolina University
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

Going to the bathroom should not be difficult, but it is for an increasing number of students, faculty, and staff on our campuses and in our recreation spaces. Often best practices don’t match our budgets, campus executives decisions, and the external community. This program discusses how we operate and how our voices could be the driving force for change related to inclusion. Learn how to navigate these obstacles for a more inclusive environment.

Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design, Legal Liability & Risk Management, Programming

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management)

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify campus partners that can be resources in creating an inclusive environment.
  • Know what tools may be necessary to navigate inclusive discussions at a higher level.
Health & Wellbeing
 Facilities

Making YOUR Rec Sports More Inclusive

3:00 pm-4:00 pm • Rio Vista Salon E
Presented by: James Nash, Texas A & M University-College Station; Keith Joseph, Texas A & M University-College Station; Miranda Price, Texas A & M University-College Station
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

The Texas A&M Department of Recreational Sports has a “snapshot” of who uses our program, services, and facilities based on data such as facility entrances and assessment surveys. We believed we were offering a diverse array of programming opportunities and services. With a change of department leadership in recreational sports, a new focus was placed on providing all we serve with an inclusive recreational experience that fosters student success. In this session, Texas A&M Rec Sports will share our traditional opportunities as well as our recent attempts to reach a broader audience.

Core Competencies: Philosophy & Theory, Programming, Facility Management, Planning & Design

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist), Student (GA, Intern, Undergrad)

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a better understanding of the social identities that are a part of their university in order to create organizational goals for programs, services, and facilities.
  • Learn how to develop and enhance your relationship with campus partners to create an atmosphere of inclusion.
  • Discover how to create a reflection instrument to assist in making decisions to improve programming and reach audiences that normally wouldn’t consider using department facilities and programs.
 Fitness
 Health & Wellbeing

Strategies for Longevity in the Fitness Industry for Managers, Trainers, and Instructors

3:00 pm-4:00 pm • Rio Vista Salons A-D
Presented by: Carolyn Erickson, Savvier Fitness
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

Reinvent yourself with tactics that elevate you. Learn how to adjust your priorities through the challenges we face in an industry that requires continuous amounts of selflessness and self-sacrifice. Stay motivated and innovative while practicing what you preach. Re-evaluate work life balance and continue to enjoy what you do for a long long time.

Core Competencies: Programming, Personal & Professional Qualities, Business Management

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management), Student (GA, Intern, Undergrad)

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the importance of working cohesively as a team and learn techniques that provide valuable insight into managing a successful team.
  • Learn creative and unique ways to make the Fitness Industry your career for a lifetime.
 Aquatics
 Facilities

Designing Aquatic Facilities to Meet the Future Needs of Campus Recreation

3:00 pm-4:00 pm • Rio Vista Salons F-H
Presented by: Arash Izadi, LPA, Inc.; Justin Caron, Aquatic Design Group; Jeffrey Schaub, LPA, Inc.
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 0.1 AqP-Elective

This presentation will focus on strategies to help managers design aquatic facilities that address the programming priorities of multiple stakeholders and user groups while also having an emphasis on growing trends. Panelists will present specific solutions, offering detailed case studies to illustrate how a collaborative process of community engagement can help combine programming opportunities. Attendees will learn new approaches to help analyze program needs and assess priorities; create improved outreach initiatives; and develop more effective techniques for balancing programs, operations, and development costs.

Core Competencies: Programming, Facility Management, Planning & Design, Research & Evaluation

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management)

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to address the needs of multiple user facilities through guidelines and practiced methodologies as presented during the discussion.
  • Understand the value and keys to leading—as opposed to dictating—a process for defining programmatic requirements that reflect the objectives of their user community.
  • Innovate the best design options through a practical understanding of both development cost and construction cost.
 Facilities

Highs and Lows of Building Stuff: Three Capital Projects, Each with a Different Funding Source, at the University of Washington

3:00 pm-4:00 pm • Santa Fe 3-4
Presented by: Matt Newman, University of Washington- Seattle Campus
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

Learn about UW Recreation’s experience with three vastly different capital projects (each with a different funding model), and discuss lessons learned in the context of these as well as participants’ projects. A combination of info sharing and Q&A about UW’s efforts to do all of the following will take place: renovate our 50-year-old Student Rec Center locker rooms and pool, funded by student fees/traditional bond will take place; restoring a 100-year-old historic boat house at our Waterfront, funded by private donors; redevelop our 55-year-old on-campus Golf Driving Range, funded by a private developer.

Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design, Personal & Professional Qualities

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management)

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to identify the challenges associated with developing and executing capital projects, and be ready to move forward more confidently when planning their own renovation/construction projects.
  • Be able to understand what’s involved with varied funding sources. In this case, the three models are student-fee, donor, and developer.
  • Be able to be an even more helpful resource for colleagues within your departments and across campuses as related to larger-scale capital projects.

Triventure Mixer, Sponsored by PLAE

4:00 pm-5:30 pm • Pavilion

Immediately following the ed sessions, please plan to join fellow peers and colleagues for appetizers and beverages at the 2019 Triventure Mixer, presented by PLAE. This fantastic networking opportunity will be held in the Pavilion.

 Facilities

Technology Roundtable

8:00 am-8:30 am • Cabrillo Ballroom 1-2
Presented by: Dana Lopez, East Carolina University

Our culture prides itself on technology. Our students are of a generation that has never known life without it. When identifying the needs of a recreation department, technology is one of the leading discussions as it relates to workflow, processes, sustainability, data-storage, budgeting, and more. This roundtable is designed to discuss technology and how it can meet our needs or, in some cases, hinder us.

Core Competencies: Business Management, Legal Liability & Risk Management, Facility Management, Planning & Design

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist), Student (GA, Intern, Undergrad)

Staff Development Roundtable

8:00 am-8:30 am • Rio Visa Salons F-H
Presented by: Michelle Rieger, Cleveland State University

Professionals in the field of campus recreation are often faced with supervising young professionals and in some circumstances individuals with specialties different from their own. Finding ways to help staff establish themselves in the field and expand performance can be challenging. This roundtable is designed to discuss creating leaders, not followers and using efficiency to allow time for staff development

Core Competencies: Human Resource Management, Personal & Professional Qualities

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management)

 Aquatics
 Health & Wellbeing

Integrating the Dimensions of Wellness into Aquatics Roundtable

8:00 am-8:30 am • Rio Vista Salon E
Presented by: Cara Green, University of Houston

In this presentation, we’ll discuss how we have integrated the Dimensions of Wellness into our aquatics programming, training, and operations: physical, social, spiritual, environmental, financial, occupational, psychological, intellectual.

Core Competencies: Programming, Personal & Professional Qualities, Facility Management, Planning & Design

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist), Student (GA, Intern, Undergrad)

Adaptive Roundtable

8:00 am-8:30 am • Rio Vista Salons A-D
Presented by: Meagan Stachurski; Lynette Stupi, Towson University

Increase your institution’s programming reach and broaden your employees’ experiential learning with adaptive recreation offerings and services. From Goalball to blindfold yoga, signage and equipment layout, patrons of all abilities can benefit from an adaptive rec program. By sharing struggles and successes, education and programming, the intention of this round-table is to help propel ideas on how your facility can create a more inclusive experience for all.


Coffee Break, Sponsored by Matrix

8:30 am-8:50 am • Pavilion

Take a quick break between sessions to grab a cup of joe!


Large Programs Roundtable

8:50 am-9:50 am • Rio Vista Salon E
Presented by: James Nash, Texas A & M University-College Station

The “Large Programs” roundtable will cover topics that are of interest to universities and facilities of 35,000+ students that have large capacity of participants and events. The format for the roundtable will allow participants share trade secrets, professional success and challenges. Please send any specific topics of interest to James Nash, Jr – jnash@rec.tamu.edu.

Medium Programs Roundtable

8:50 am-9:50 am • Rio Vista Salons A-D
Presented by: Jacqueline Chavez, University of Colorado Denver

The “Medium Programs” roundtable will cover topics that are of interest to universities and facilities of 10,000 – 29,999 students. The format for the roundtable will allow participants share trade secrets, professional successes and challenges.

Small Programs Roundtable

8:50 am-9:50 am • Rio Vista Salons F-H

Learn how your colleagues at small campus recreation programs are tackling issues related to programming, operations, staffing, and more. This is a great opportunity to network with other small college and community college professionals and learn about potential practices to implement at your campus.


Fitness Roundtable

10:00 am-10:30 am • Cabrillo Ballroom 1-2
Presented by: Anna Taggart, Texas A&M University

This roundtable will provide an opportunity for fitness professionals to discuss challenges and successes in the field at their specific institutions, as well as share ideas realted to topics such as staff training, certifications, technology, marketing, and fitness program trends for group fitness, personal training, small group training, instructional programs, and special events/programs.

Health & Wellbeing Roundtable

10:00 am-10:30 am • Rio Visa Salons F-H
Presented by: Steven Trotter, East Carolina University

Join other well-being colleagues to discuss current trends and industry best practices in the world of well-being. Topics will include health coaching programs, integrated well-being programs, employee engagement, walking the walk, technology, and more. Let’s come together and meet them where they are!

Aquatics Roundtable

10:00 am-10:30 am • Rio Vista Salon E
Presented by: Frances Caron, University of California, Riverside

This session will provide professionals with a unique opportunity for learning and professional exchange within the aquatics world. This highly interactive forum will give aquatics professionals a chance to pose challenges, learn about solutions and share ideas on a variety of topics related to the world of aquatics.

Facilities Roundtable

10:00 am-10:30 am • Rio Vista Salons A-D
Presented by: Ben Burnham, Boise State University

This roundtable will be an opportunity for facilities•professionals to come together and discuss common•issues within our area of responsibility. Possible•topics include, but are not limited to staff training and•supervision, special event operations, custodial operations,•and risk management.


Grab & Go Lunches

10:30 am-10:45 am • Pavilion

Boxed lunches are provided for all conference attendees today and will be served after the conclusion of morning sessions. Come grab a lunch before embarking on the facility tours or the walking tour.


Facility Tours Day 2

10:45 am-4:00 pm • Offsite

University of California,San Diego and Fit Athletic – Mission Bay. Lunch and transportation will be provided.


San Diego Walking Tour – The Embarcadero

noon-2:30 pm • Hotel Lobby

Come enjoy the sights of San Diego and get your steps in before leaving! Meet us at the Marriot San Diego Mission Valley hotel at 12pm to carpool to the Maritime Museum, or meet us directly at the Maritime Museum at 12:15pm. The museum is only a 10-15 minute drive from the hotel. This walking tour will take us about 2 hours, including time to stop at the museums, please plan on bringing $30 for museum admittance. San Diego’s colorful Embarcadero, or waterfront, cradles a bevy of seagoing vessels — frigates, ferries, yachts, cruise ships, a merchant vessel, an aircraft carrier, and even a Soviet submarine. You’ll also find the equally colorful Seaport Village, a shopping and dining center with a nautical theme. It’s not all about the water, though — you’ll also find the two downtown wings of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, including a spectacular annex that opened in 2007.

Check-in for Preconference Activities

10:00 am-11:45 am • Foyer


Precon Facility Tours, Sponsored by Matrix

noon-5:00 pm • Offsite


Stand Up Paddle Board Workshop

1:00 pm-4:00 pm • Mission Bay Aquatic Center

Check-in & Registration

7:30 am-8:45 am • Foyer


Triventure Meet & Greet

8:00 am-8:45 am • Rio Vista Salon E


Welcome & Keynote, Sponsored by Technogym

9:00 am-10:30 am • Rio Vista Salons A-D
Presented by: Lydie Gutfeld, City of Mission Viejo


 Facilities
 Health & Wellbeing

Employee Training: Maybe It Is All Fun and Games

10:45 am-11:45 am • Cabrillo Ballroom 1-2
Presented by: Corie Baldwin, Auburn University; Laure Butcher, Auburn University; David Woodason, Auburn University
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

Core Competencies: Programming, Human Resource Management

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist), Student (GA, Intern, Undergrad)

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of hosting an inclusive campus recreation training for student employee staff.
  • Understand that you can modify training to fit the needs of participants while keeping the same goals in mind.
  • Understand the methods of using staff feedback for success.
 Fitness

After the Build: Lessons Learned in Fitness Equipment, Layout, and Program Design

10:45 am-11:45 am • Rio Vista Salons A-D
Presented by: Eric Barron, Towson University
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 1 ACSM CEC

Core Competencies: Programming, Facility Management, Planning & Design

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist)

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover two to three methods for researching and selecting equipment based on functionality, type, and need.
  • Develop at least two considerations for determining fitness floor layout.
  • Identify at least two current or emerging fitness trends that could be integrated into a new or existing fitness program.
 Aquatics

60 Drills in 60 Minutes (Land)

10:45 am-11:45 am • Rio Vista Salons E
Presented by: Peter DeQuincy, East Bay Regional Park District
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

Core Competencies: Legal Liabilities & Risk Management, Human Resources Management, Programming

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist)

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate small group management with time management
  • Develop repetitive drills that meet curriculum objectives
  • List strategies that increase communication and competency within the work group
 Facilities
 Aquatics

#Adulting

10:45 am-11:45 am • Rio Vista Salons F-H
Presented by: Hannah Covington, The University of Texas At Austin; Erin Wells, The University of Texas at Austin
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 0.1 AqP-Risk Management

Core Competencies: Personal & Professional Qualities, Human Resource Management, Research & Evaluation

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Student (GA, Intern, Undergrad)

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify two soft skills that your student population is lacking.
  • Design a curriculum to improve soft skills among student employees.
  • Develop an assessment to measure the positives and negatives in the integrated curriculum you’ve created.
 Facilities

What Can You Do with 800 Square Feet?

10:45 am-11:45 am • Sierra 5-6
Presented by: Anita Moran, Office of Moran Architects
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design, Programming

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management)

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to identify spaces that are candidates for improved utilization.
  • List a dozen viable ideas for racquetball court conversions.
  • Become familiar with some of the challenges of small space conversions.

Grab & Go Lunches

11:45 am-noon • Pavilion


Facility Tours Day 1, Sponsored by TRUE

noon-5:00 pm • Offsite


 Aquatics
 Facilities

Developing Your Training Pedagogy: Using Traditional Education Tools for Effective Long-Term Unit Planning

1:00 pm-2:00 pm • University of California, San Diego
Presented by: Veronica Chevalier, University of Notre Dame; Kristyn Watts, University of Notre Dame
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 0.1 AqP-Leadership

Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design, Legal Liability & Risk Management, Philosophy & Theory

Target Audience: Direct Service Function (Specialist), Student (GA, Intern, Undergrad)

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to immediately use traditional education pedagogy to plan and execute staff trainings.
  • Be able to articulate a framework for long-term training plans.
  • Learn how to connect the institutional mission, vision, values, and strategic plans to training initiatives.
 Fitness

Barre Above®

1:00 pm-2:00 pm • University of California, San Diego
Presented by: Carolyn Erickson, Savvier Fitness; Tricia Murphy Madden

 Aquatics

Don’t Let Tragedy Be Your Teacher

1:00 pm-2:00 pm • University of California, San Diego
Presented by: Bill O’Melia, Drennen’s Dreams Foundation
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

Core Competencies: Legal Liability & Risk Management, Aquatics, Facility Management, Planning & Design

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management)

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the need for in depth Policies and Procedures, Emergency Action Plans and frequent, quality in‐service trainings based on an actual events.
  • Asses managements responsibilities as part of the aquatic safety team.
  • Identify specific tools in the American Red Cross Lifeguarding suite of programs that can be used by supervisors and trainers to set up, train for and manage a strong lifeguarding operation.

 Fitness

No More Jumping Jacks: New Programming Trends for Effective Warm-ups

2:30 pm-3:30 pm • University of California, San Diego
Presented by: Angel Chelik, WorkBetter Wellness


 Aquatics

60 Drills in 60 Minutes (Water)

3:45 pm-4:45 pm • University of California, San Diego
Presented by: Peter DeQuincy, East Bay Regional Park District
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

Core Competencies: Legal Liabilities & Risk Management, Aquatics, Programming

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist)

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate small group management with time management
  • Develop repetitive drills that meet curriculum objectives
  • List strategies that increase communication and competency within the work group
 Fitness

Cardio Sculpt Fusion

3:45 pm-4:45 pm • University of California, San Diego
Presented by: Cali Tolbert, San Diego State University

Early Morning Aqua Workout

7:00 am-7:45 am • room tbd
Presented by: Gia Lucy, Aqua Body Strong

Early Morning Yoga

7:00 am-8:00 am • West Lawn
Presented by: Anna Taggart, Texas A&M University


Creating Impact on Campus thru Construction

8:15 am-8:45 am • Santa Fe 3-4
Presented by: Rich Mylin, University of California-San Diego
CEUs: 0.5 NIRSA CEU

Core Competencies: Philosophy & Theory, Facility Management, Planning, & Design, Business Management

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management)

Learning Objectives:

  • Leveraging data of similar institutions to tell your story
  • Understanding of the important groups on campus to build positive momentum for project
  • Build positive outcomes with staff in the creation of new space

Lightning Talks

8:30 am-10:00 am • Rio Vista Salon E
Presented by: Frances Branham, The University of Texas At Dallas; Jacqueline Chavez, University of Colorado Denver; Carly Johnston, The University of Texas at Dallas; Kendra Moretti, University of Colorado Denver; Lynette Stupi, Towson University; Erin Wells, The University of Texas at Austin
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU


 Facilities

Strategic First Steps: Good Design Starts Here!

9:00 am-10:00 am • Cabrillo Ballroom 1-2
Presented by: Jack Patton, RDG Planning & Design; Nathan Harris, RDG Planning & Design
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design, Programming

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management)

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of a needs assessment and how it sets the entire stage.
  • Recognize how a feasibility study could help identify strategies to propel a project forward.
  • Realize why proper programming is needed to right-size your project.
 Aquatics
 Facilities

Are You Ready? A Supervisor’s Journey in Managing Critical Incidents in Aquatic Facilities

9:00 am-10:00 am • Rio Vista F-H
Presented by: Sean Duffy, University of Ottawa; Barbara Bogner, University of Colorado Boulder
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 0.1 AqP-Risk Management or Leadership

Core Competencies: Legal Liability & Risk Management, Human Resource Management, Facility Management, Planning & Design

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist)

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to put yourself in the incident manager’s shoes and learn strategies to support staff and return the facility to normal operations following an incident.
  • Learn a simple and effective mock training plan situation to test the readiness of staff.
  • Gain a greater understanding of the complexity and layers that are part of a major incident.
 Fitness
 Health & Wellbeing

Health Coaching: Using Behavior Change Programming to Fulfill Your Student Wellness and Career Initiatives–Sponsored by ACE

9:00 am-10:00 am • Rio Vista Salons A-D
Presented by: Anthony Wall, ACE-American Council on Exercise
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 1 ACSM CEU

Core Competencies: Programming

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management)

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn to demonstrate how innovative recreation centers are using health coaching and behavior-change programming to provide students with more meaningful offerings.
  • Be able to describe the benefits of developing students with behavior change coaching programming, and how such programming benefits both students and staff on and off campus.
  • Learn how to implement health coaching programming that equips students to take on careers in a red-hot field.
 Facilities
 Health & Wellbeing

The Impact of the Student Voice on Design: A Case Study on San Diego State University’s Aztec Recreation Center

9:00 am-10:00 am • Santa Fe 3-4
Presented by: Clint Menefee, SmithGroup; Mark Zakrzewski, San Diego State University
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

Core Competencies: Programming, Facility Management, Planning & Design

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management)

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of bringing facilities teams on-board early in the process due to the design implications of advanced buildings systems when targeting LEED Platinum and beyond.
  • Learn strategies for navigating conversations with your students on student fee changes, sustainable design practices, and maintaining realistic budgets.
  • Understand the basic steps involved with planning, designing, and constructing a renovated and expanded recreation facility.

Coffee Break, Sponsored by College Promo

10:00 am-10:30 am • Pavilion


 Facilities
 Health & Wellbeing

Generation Next: The Future of Campus Recreation and Wellness

10:30 am-11:30 am • Cabrillo Ballroom 1-2
Presented by: Colleen McKenna, CannonDesign; Jenny Delgado, CannonDesign; Craig Hamilton, CannonDesign
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design, Business Management, Programming

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management)

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an in-depth look at all the forces, trends, and cultural shifts impacting campus recreation and wellness.
  • Learn the key lessons and takeaways from the past decade and how they can be applied to future-proofing your facility for decades to come.
  • Gain a checklist of actionable discussion items so you can begin preparing for the next evolution of recreation and wellness centers on your campus.
Health & Wellbeing

The Future of the Field: An Integrative Approach to Wellness

10:30 am-11:30 am • Rio Vista Salon E
Presented by: Jessica Matthews; Alexia Cervantes, University of California-San Diego; Cali Tolbert, San Diego State University
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 1 ACSM CEC

Core Competencies: Personal & Professional Qualities, Philosophy & Theory, Programming

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management)

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to evaluate the dynamic interplay between mind, body, and behavior.
  • Examine professional development opportunities to grow and evolve wellness programming on college campuses.
  • Discuss innovative program initiatives and implementation strategies to provide a whole-person approach to wellness for students and staff.
 Fitness

Do You Even Lift?

10:30 am-11:30 am • Rio Vista Salons A-D
Presented by: Liz Rosenberger, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 1 ACSM CEC

Core Competencies: Programming, Legal Liability & Risk Management

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist), Student (GA, Intern, Undergrad)

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the differences between power and Olympic lifting.
  • Learn the safety and equipment concerns related to power and Olympic lifting.
  • Create new programming centered around lifting.
 Aquatics
 Health & Wellbeing

Truly Inclusive Aquatics

10:30 am-11:30 am • Rio Vista Salons F-H
Presented by: Frances Caron, University of California, Riverside; Michelle Gable
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 0.1 AqP-Elective

Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design, Programming, Human Resource Management

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist)

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the importance of providing adequate aquatic facilities to support programming geared towards disabled populations.
  • Recognize the importance of providing adequate aquatic facilities to support programming geared towards special interest groups.
  • Learn how specific design elements can affect the types of programming your facility can offer.
 Fitness
 Facilities

Finding the Benefits in “Other Duties Not-Assigned”

10:30 am-11:30 am • Santa Fe 3-4
Presented by: Leah Bank, California State University- Bakersfield; Trae Mathews, California State University- Bakersfield
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

Core Competencies: Personal & Professional Qualities, Philosophy & Theory

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist)

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of diversifying skillsets in the campus recreation field.
  • By examining provided examples, identify personal characteristics to expand individual skillsets.
  • Through discussion, expand personal and professional areas of growth and develop methods and tools for implementation.

Expo and Networking Lunch, Sponsored by Core Health & Fitness

11:30 am-1:30 pm • Pavilion


 Facilities
 Health & Wellbeing

Renovating Your Facility to Meet the Ever Evolving Fitness Landscape–Sponsored by Mondo

1:45 pm-2:45 pm • Cabrillo Ballroom 1-2
Presented by: Micah Walters, Mondo America, Inc.; David Frock, CRSS, Clemson University; Jeff Huskey, University of California-Santa Barbara; Paul Joran, HOK
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design, Legal Liability & Risk Management, Business Management

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist)

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand emerging fitness option needs within the collegiate market.
  • Identify spaces within your facility that may be targets for renovation.
  • Learn about trends in the fitness industry that will inform the design of a new facility space.
Health & Wellbeing
 Fitness

Virtual Fitness: Meeting Your Students Where They Are

1:45 pm-2:45 pm • Rio Vista Salon E
Presented by: Bethann Wittig, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 1 ACSM CEC

Core Competencies: Programming, Philosophy & Theory

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist)

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to develop a culture of wellness beyond the walls of the recreation center through online platforms and resources.
  • Identify at least two ways that a virtual fitness program can be engaging and interactive, and enhance student health and wellness.
  • Increase campus awareness and knowledge of desired wellness guidelines and initiatives as well as awareness of the relevant recreational services that will improve the quality of student life.
 Aquatics

Collaboration Across Campus: Make a Splash in Your Aquatics Programming!

1:45 pm-2:45 pm • Rio Vista Salons F-H
Presented by: Jessica Dehn, Syracuse University
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 0.1 AqP-Programming or Elective

Core Competencies: Programming

Target Audience: Direct Service Function (Specialist), Student (GA, Intern, Undergrad)

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify opportunities for possible aquatic collaborative events on your campus.
  • Be able to describe the steps that must be taken to host a successful event—from inception to completion.
 Facilities
 Aquatics

Alert, Alert, Alert! Risk Management Training for Collegiate Recreation Staff

1:45 pm-2:45 pm • Santa Fe 3-4
Presented by: Chelsea Phipps, UNC Greensboro; Chris Baker, Kent State University; Tahlia Pate, Georgia Institute of Technology; Nicholas Weber, The University of Akron
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 0.1 AqP-Risk Management

Core Competencies: Legal Liability & Risk Management, Personal & Professional Qualities

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist)

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn four different risk management models and gain ideas for implementing them at another facility.
  • Understand the importance of preparing and empowering student employees to respond, and understand the value in involving them in the risk management planning process
  • Identify different types of emergencies that may occur within a recreation facility as well as things to consider when training for them.

 Facilities
 Health & Wellbeing

Toilet Talk: Bridging the Gap Between Laws and Reality

3:00 pm-4:00 pm • Cabrillo Ballroom 1-2
Presented by: Dana Lopez, East Carolina University
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design, Legal Liability & Risk Management, Programming

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management)

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify campus partners that can be resources in creating an inclusive environment.
  • Know what tools may be necessary to navigate inclusive discussions at a higher level.
Health & Wellbeing
 Facilities

Making YOUR Rec Sports More Inclusive

3:00 pm-4:00 pm • Rio Vista Salon E
Presented by: James Nash, Texas A & M University-College Station; Keith Joseph, Texas A & M University-College Station; Miranda Price, Texas A & M University-College Station
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

Core Competencies: Philosophy & Theory, Programming, Facility Management, Planning & Design

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist), Student (GA, Intern, Undergrad)

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a better understanding of the social identities that are a part of their university in order to create organizational goals for programs, services, and facilities.
  • Learn how to develop and enhance your relationship with campus partners to create an atmosphere of inclusion.
  • Discover how to create a reflection instrument to assist in making decisions to improve programming and reach audiences that normally wouldn’t consider using department facilities and programs.
 Fitness
 Health & Wellbeing

Strategies for Longevity in the Fitness Industry for Managers, Trainers, and Instructors

3:00 pm-4:00 pm • Rio Vista Salons A-D
Presented by: Carolyn Erickson, Savvier Fitness
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

Core Competencies: Programming, Personal & Professional Qualities, Business Management

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management), Student (GA, Intern, Undergrad)

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the importance of working cohesively as a team and learn techniques that provide valuable insight into managing a successful team.
  • Learn creative and unique ways to make the Fitness Industry your career for a lifetime.
 Aquatics
 Facilities

Designing Aquatic Facilities to Meet the Future Needs of Campus Recreation

3:00 pm-4:00 pm • Rio Vista Salons F-H
Presented by: Arash Izadi, LPA, Inc.; Justin Caron, Aquatic Design Group; Jeffrey Schaub, LPA, Inc.
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU; 0.1 AqP-Elective

Core Competencies: Programming, Facility Management, Planning & Design, Research & Evaluation

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management)

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to address the needs of multiple user facilities through guidelines and practiced methodologies as presented during the discussion.
  • Understand the value and keys to leading—as opposed to dictating—a process for defining programmatic requirements that reflect the objectives of their user community.
  • Innovate the best design options through a practical understanding of both development cost and construction cost.
 Facilities

Highs and Lows of Building Stuff: Three Capital Projects, Each with a Different Funding Source, at the University of Washington

3:00 pm-4:00 pm • Santa Fe 3-4
Presented by: Matt Newman, University of Washington- Seattle Campus
CEUs: 1 NIRSA CEU

Core Competencies: Facility Management, Planning & Design, Personal & Professional Qualities

Target Audience: Executive & Strategy Function (Rec Dept. Director), Management Function (middle-management)

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to identify the challenges associated with developing and executing capital projects, and be ready to move forward more confidently when planning their own renovation/construction projects.
  • Be able to understand what’s involved with varied funding sources. In this case, the three models are student-fee, donor, and developer.
  • Be able to be an even more helpful resource for colleagues within your departments and across campuses as related to larger-scale capital projects.

Triventure Mixer, Sponsored by PLAE

4:00 pm-5:30 pm • Pavilion

 Facilities

Technology Roundtable

8:00 am-8:30 am • Cabrillo Ballroom 1-2
Presented by: Dana Lopez, East Carolina University

Core Competencies: Business Management, Legal Liability & Risk Management, Facility Management, Planning & Design

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist), Student (GA, Intern, Undergrad)

Staff Development Roundtable

8:00 am-8:30 am • Rio Visa Salons F-H
Presented by: Michelle Rieger, Cleveland State University

Core Competencies: Human Resource Management, Personal & Professional Qualities

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management)

 Aquatics
 Health & Wellbeing

Integrating the Dimensions of Wellness into Aquatics Roundtable

8:00 am-8:30 am • Rio Vista Salon E
Presented by: Cara Green, University of Houston

Core Competencies: Programming, Personal & Professional Qualities, Facility Management, Planning & Design

Target Audience: Management Function (middle-management), Direct Service Function (Specialist), Student (GA, Intern, Undergrad)

Adaptive Roundtable

8:00 am-8:30 am • Rio Vista Salons A-D
Presented by: Meagan Stachurski; Lynette Stupi, Towson University


Coffee Break, Sponsored by Matrix

8:30 am-8:50 am • Pavilion


Large Programs Roundtable

8:50 am-9:50 am • Rio Vista Salon E
Presented by: James Nash, Texas A & M University-College Station

Medium Programs Roundtable

8:50 am-9:50 am • Rio Vista Salons A-D
Presented by: Jacqueline Chavez, University of Colorado Denver

Small Programs Roundtable

8:50 am-9:50 am • Rio Vista Salons F-H


Fitness Roundtable

10:00 am-10:30 am • Cabrillo Ballroom 1-2
Presented by: Anna Taggart, Texas A&M University

Health & Wellbeing Roundtable

10:00 am-10:30 am • Rio Visa Salons F-H
Presented by: Steven Trotter, East Carolina University

Aquatics Roundtable

10:00 am-10:30 am • Rio Vista Salon E
Presented by: Frances Caron, University of California, Riverside

Facilities Roundtable

10:00 am-10:30 am • Rio Vista Salons A-D
Presented by: Ben Burnham, Boise State University


Grab & Go Lunches

10:30 am-10:45 am • Pavilion


Facility Tours Day 2

10:45 am-4:00 pm • Offsite


San Diego Walking Tour – The Embarcadero

noon-2:30 pm • Hotel Lobby