Topic: Managing/Leading Professional Staff

Personal/Professional Development; Managing/Leading Professional Staff
The Professional Registry: What’s in It for Me? 1654
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Monday, April 4 • 8:00am – 9:00am
  • Naples 1/2/3
  • Jennifer Puhl Winkler, RCRSP, University of North Dakota
Members from NIRSA’s Professional Registry Commission and from NIRSA’s Education Task Force will present on the history of the Registry for Collegiate Recreational Sports Professionals, the Registry’s core competencies, how to become and remain a member, and the value in attaining the designation of RCRSP. This session will foster discussion about ways to utilize and improve the Registry and provide an opportunity for Registry members or aspiring members to ask questions.
Core Competencies: Personal & Professional Qualities; Philosophy & Theory; Human Resource Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the Registry’s structure, application, and renewal processes.
  2. Understand how the core competencies can be applied in the field of collegiate recreation.
  3. Identify resources for providing feedback on the future of the Registry.
Managing/Leading Professional Staff; Managing/Leading Student Staff
Socially Sustainable Staffing: A Discussion of Organizational Leadership Theories in Happiness, Energy, and Anarchy 1524
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Monday, April 4 • 8:00am – 9:00am
  • Sun C/1/2/3
  • Megan Krone, San Diego State University
This session will explore non-traditional, yet easily-integrated, staffing practices and models that can transform a workplace into a joyful, thriving, inclusive community. This discussion will focus on organizational leadership theories, research, and practices in the emerging disciplines of happiness, energy, and anarchy. (Yes, anarchy.) There will be opportunities for attendees to share examples of current socially sustainable staffing practices.
Core Competencies: Human Resource Management; Personal & Professional Qualities; Philosophy & Theory
Learning Objectives:
  1. Be able to articulate the concept and importance of social sustainability.
  2. Learn at least one socially sustainable model or theory.
  3. Learn at least two socially sustainable practices to implement on their campuses.
Managing/Leading Professional Staff; Personal/Professional Development
Managing Up for Departmental Success 1976
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Monday, April 4 • 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Osceola B
  • Sarah Hardin, CRSS, Ph.D., CENTERS, LLC At DePaul University
What is “”managing up””? In this session focused on the associate director experience, participants will learn strategies for making the director and associate director relationship a synergistic one that contributes to organization success.
Core Competencies: Business Management; Personal & Professional Qualities; Human Resource Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Be able to articulate two viewpoints of the term “”managing up.”
  2. Identify at least three methods or approaches for determining supervisor needs.
  3. Develop a proactive strategy for maximizing your own value to your supervisor and department.
Managing/Leading Professional Staff
Intramural Staff Development: Going Beyond Sport Clinics 3936
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Monday, April 4 • 2:15pm – 3:15pm
  • Osceola A
  • Adam Walsh, Colorado State University-Fort Collins; Arianne Judy, Colorado State University-Fort Collins
This session will address the importance of developing a holistic Intramural sport staff. We will discuss various techniques used to enhance the Intramural employee student experience through unique training and assessment opportunities.
Core Competencies: Philosophy & Theory
Learning Objectives:
  1. Attendees will be able to identify at least two unique training techniques to implement within their Intramural program
  2. Attendees will be able to discover opportunities for Intramural specific staff assessment
  3. Presentation will highlight the importance of developing Intramural staff beyond being a “seasonal official”
Executive Leadership and Strategic Thinking; Managing/Leading Professional Staff
Using Competencies to Advance YOU and YOUR Department 1837
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Monday, April 4 • 2:15pm – 3:15pm
  • Osceola B
  • Kathleen Hatch, RCRSP; Chris Dawe, RCRSP, Mount Royal University; Jacqueline Hamilton, Ed.D.; Jennifer Puhl Winkler, RCRSP, University of North Dakota; Karina Wittmann, RCRSP, University of North Dakota
Discover opportunities to build an innovative culture of learning and best practice by using professional competencies as your strategic framework.
Core Competencies: Human Resource Management; Personal & Professional Qualities; Research & Evaluation; Philosophy & Theory
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify opportunities to utilize competencies for all functional areas as well as career levels for professional training and development.
  2. Develop an understanding of advancing organizational strategic planning through the use of competencies.
  3. Assess priorities for acquiring and developing new skills within the context of professional best practices.
Executive Leadership and Strategic Thinking; Managing/Leading Professional Staff
Managing Down: Coaching Others to Lead 1963
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Monday, April 4 • 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Naples 1/2/3
  • Becky Dahl, CRSS, University of Arkansas; Lisa Shea, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; Wendy Windsor, CRSS, UCLA
What does “managing down” mean? In this session focused on the associate director experience, participants will learn tools and strategies to build their team into strong and successful leaders. They will also learn what successfully “managing down” really looks like.
Core Competencies: Human Resource Management; Personal & Professional Qualities
Learning Objectives:
  1. Be able to identify your own leadership style.
  2. Identify at least two strategies or techniques for better coaching your team.
  3. Develop a successful approach for leading your team more effectively.
Personal/Professional Development; Managing/Leading Professional Staff
Years Worked Does Not Equal Promotion Earned: Mastering the Art of Career Advancement in Collegiate Recreation 1853
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Monday, April 4 • 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Osceola B
  • Kurt Schooley, The Ohio State University; Christopher Morris, CRSS, Florida State University; Larry Mellinger, Elon University
Looking to make the jump to the next level? It’s going to take more than just time to get there. Learn how to create a plan to develop hard and soft skills and to use your current role to prepare for advancement. Attendees will learn how to help themselves achieve their collegiate recreation career goals.
Core Competencies: Personal & Professional Qualities; Human Resource Management; Philosophy & Theory
Learning Objectives:
  1. Develop a plan of action, strategies, and interventions for a personal life goal.
  2. Be able to articulate at least four ways to position yourself for a promotion.
  3. Develop a sustainable and actionable plan for a 3-5 year professional advancement goal.
Managing/Leading Professional Staff; Managing/Leading Student Staff
New Directions: Student Leadership in Collegiate Recreation 1981
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Monday, April 4 • 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • Sun C/1/2/3
  • Cara McFadden, Ph.D., Elon University
This session will provide an overview of the publication of a New Directions in Student Leadership volume focused on student leadership in collegiate recreation. The presenters will highlight leadership development models and recent research reports linking recreation programming with the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL). In addition, MSL data connected to recreation will be shared.
Core Competencies: Personal & Professional Qualities; Programming; Philosophy & Theory
Learning Objectives:
  1. Be able to explain leadership models used in the Fall 2015 New Directions for Student Leadership volume.
  2. Be able to link research findings to campus-based recreation activities.
Managing/Leading Student Staff; Managing/Leading Professional Staff
Work Hard, Play Harder 1965
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 8:30am – 9:30am
  • Miami 1/2/3
  • Chett Miller, UCLA; Jenny Rodgers, Clemson University
Gamification is one of the hottest topics transforming how people and organizations approach work in both the planning and execution of their daily responsibilities. Gamification seeks to take what makes games fun and apply those attributes play, transparency, competition and design to a range of real-world work endeavors. Supervisors can incorporate this into recruitment and training, task management, and customer service in an effort to help employees enjoy coming to work, increase productivity, and foster professional and personal growth. This session will explore the differences and similarities between work and play to gain an understanding of why games are important and how you can incorporate them into your own managerial style.
Core Competencies: Philosophy & Theory; Human Resource Management; Personal & Professional Qualities
Learning Objectives:
  1. Develop an understanding of the difference between work-life balance and work-play balance.
  2. Examine what competition means and how to apply it to your management style.
  3. Learn how to incorporate play more specifically “gamification” into your management of student staff.
Personal/Professional Development; Managing/Leading Professional Staff
Orange Ya Glad I Didn’t Say Banana: Learning How to Increase Your Creative Output 1849
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 8:30am – 9:30am
  • Osceola 1/2/3
  • Andy Boehnlein, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; Chelsea Phipps, The University of Akron; Phelan Fletcher, Kent State University at Kent
Have you ever found yourself saying, “”I”m not creative”” or ““But we can”t do that”?” Creativity is actually a learned skill, which can be improved by applying a few intentional strategies. Roger Von Oech”s book “A Whack on the Side of the Head: How to Unlock Your Mind for Innovation” outlines ten mental blocks to creative thinking. This presentation will focus on three of these hurdles that people face when approaching creativity, and how to overcome them. Come learn how to increase your creative output and apply it to the workplace. Whether it’s designing a new program, structuring a staff training, or simply reorganizing a storage space, a little innovation can go a long way! With different presenters all from a range of creative perspectives this session will surely include something for everyone!
Core Competencies: Personal & Professional Qualities; Philosophy & Theory
Learning Objectives:
  1. Gain an understanding of different creative mindsets and how people reach decisions.
  2. Understand the mental hurdles people face with creativity.
  3. Learn how to overcome mental blocks to make yourself more open to creative thought.
Personal/Professional Development; Managing/Leading Professional Staff
Managing Your Time in an Age of Greater Connection and Fewer Resources 1765
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 9:45am – 10:45am
  • Osceola 1/2/3
  • Julia Wallace-Carr, Ph.D., James Madison University; Neil Marrin, James Madison University
In the 1970s, textbooks in our field of study spoke about the advent of the four-day work week due to technological advancements. The claim was that people would have more leisure time. So what went wrong? Technology has increased our ability to connect with one another as well as our availability. This has created both less free time and more things to manage in the time we do have. Add these factors to a reduction in resources, and the expansion of programming and operations in our industry makes our time that much more difficult to manage. So how do we face the challenges of time management today? This presentation will give attendees tools to effectively manage their days, their meetings, and their projects.
Core Competencies: Personal & Professional Qualities; Human Resource Management; Business Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the time management challenges they face in the workplace and their personal lives.
  2. Be able to articulate at least two ways challenges with time management can predict either success or failure.
  3. Develop a plan for using at least one of the four new tools presented on to better manage time.
Managing/Leading Student Staff; Managing/Leading Professional Staff
Implementing High-Impact Leadership Development Practices in Your Collegiate Recreation Program 1982
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 9:45am – 10:45am
  • Sun C/1/2/3
  • Beththena Johnson, The Ohio State University; Rob Jech, The Ohio State University
The Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL) has published a report that outlines four high-impact practices to best help facilitate leadership development for college students. In this session, we will outline how The Ohio State University is implementing these high-impact practices. All participants who attend the session will receive a link for a draft manual that outlines a variety of activities that can be used across recreation programs and with various student groups.
Core Competencies: Programming; Personal & Professional Qualities; Philosophy & Theory
Learning Objectives:
  1. Explain leadership models best used in campus-based recreation activities.
  2. Be able to link research findings to campus-based recreation activities.
Managing/Leading Professional Staff; Personal/Professional Development
A Model for Hiring, Training, and Developing Professional Staff 1748
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Osceola 1/2/3
  • Lynn Zwaagstra, University of Arizona
Hiring, training and developing professional staff is important at all levels of an organization. A simple job matrix by position level could be the answer to questions like, “Is this the best person for the job?” or “How do I train this staff member?” In this session, learn how you can apply a simple pyramid matrix that contains essential job functions for each type of position to the hiring, training, and development of staff in your organization.
Core Competencies: Human Resource Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn how to apply the concept of an essential job functions matrix to a holistic model of hiring.
  2. Identify strategies for using an essential job functions matrix to train staff at any level of an organization.
  3. Learn how to articulate ways to grow and develop staff using an essential job functions matrix.
Health/Wellbeing; Managing/Leading Professional Staff
Fresh and Fierce: Unleashing Your Best Self in Work and Life 3777
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Tuesday, April 5 • 2:45pm – 3:45pm
  • Osceola C/D
  • Paul Wesselmann, The Ripples Guy
Considerable research has been centralized around a handful of simple, specific, and significant actions we can take to more consistently bring our best selves to our daily lives. We challenged Paul to sift through the data and synthesize the flood of information into some key splashes of useful information. We all have good days. And we all have bad days. This fast-paced and informative session will provide practical tools you can use immediately to create ripples that will improve your personal and professional effectiveness. Oh, and it will unleash approximately one ton of fun as well!
Core Competencies: Personal & Professional Qualities; Philosophy & Theory; Human Resource Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify reliable sources of current research on wellbeing, happiness, and life effectiveness.
  2. Diminish thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that become barriers to productivity and enjoyment.
  3. Develop work flows and personal habits that increase work effectiveness and enjoyment.
Managing/Leading Professional Staff
How to Get the Most from Your Employees: an In-Depth Look at Employee Recognition and Feedback Programs 3940
  • 0.1 NIRSA CEUs
  • Wednesday, April 6 • 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Naples 1/2/3
  • Antonio Gonzalez, Florida State University; Andrew Rampe, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Are you looking to motivate your employees? Join us for an in-depth discussion on how you can motivate your employees to get the most out of them. We will discuss what works with colleges and universities across the nation, as well as how many successful businesses motivate their employees. We will discuss ways to properly evaluate your student staff, along with effective recognition programs already being utilized. Join us to see how you can embrace a happy and more motivated staff.
Core Competencies: Philosophy & Theory; Personal & Professional Qualities
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify multiple ways on how to increase employee task accomplishment through effective feedback programming.
  2. Understand what affects their employees’ happiness and how that affects productivity.
  3. Learn at least two different approaches to giving feedback and recognizing your student employees and how this can create a happier and more productive work environment.