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September 20, 2022

Call for Programs Deadline

November 1, 2022

Early Bird Registration Deadline

December 6, 2022

Regular Registration Deadline

December 28, 2022

Hotel Deadline

NASPA Strategies Conferences

In-Person Conferences Health, Safety, and Well-being Alcohol and Other Drug Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention, Education, and Response Wellness and Health Promotion AVP or "Number Two" Faculty Mid-Level New Professional Senior Level

The NASPA Strategies Conferences provide student affairs practitioners with the knowledge and skills to effectively address collegiate alcohol and drug abuse prevention, mental health, sexual violence prevention and response, and well-being through a variety of comprehensive and integrative approaches.

Registration is now open!

  

Presented By

 Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives

The convergence of the NASPA Alcohol, Other Drug, and Violence PreventionMental Health, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, and the Well-Being and Health Promotion Leadership conferences allows campus practitioners a unique opportunity to learn, network and engage.

To learn more about each of the conferences themes and learning outcomes, visit the pages below:

Call for Proposals

The 2023 NASPA Strategies Conferences planning committees invite program proposals from higher education professionals who are part of the essential systems addressing college student safety, health, and well-being. These functions are irreplaceable components of an environment conducive to learning and development, and the field of student affairs prevention professionals passionately dedicated to this work need your expertise. We welcome you to submit a program for this dynamic series of conferences and join us in January to optimize your own programs and services in the company of the largest student affairs health and wellness event in the field.

The conference planning committees encourage program proposals regarding proven practices with content that will engage participants in fruitful discussions and provide meaningful content to bring back to their campuses.

Please note: all presenters must register to attend the 2023 NASPA Strategies Conferences in-person.There will not be any virtual presentation opportunities.

The 2023 Call For Proposals is now open!

Submissions are due September 20, 2022.

 

Submit Your Proposal Today! 
Apply to Review Sessions

Additional Information

Types of Sessions Offered:

Types of sessions available to deliver your proposal content:

Successful Proposals:

Program reviewers rely on a well-written description to enhance their understanding of the content and goals of the presentation. The conference planning committees encourage program proposals with proven practices and content that will engage participants in fruitful discussions and provide meaningful content to bring back to their campuses.

Successful proposals should include: 

  • Lengthy description about session content that you will present.
  • Relationship of the program to the conference themes outlined below in 'Conference Themes & Learning Outcomes'
  • Identification of the program format (e.g., lecture, panel, debate) including methods for participant involvement (e.g., discussion, effective practice sharing, case study analysis).
  • Discussions of replicability: to what extent can the information presented in this program be replicated at other institutions?
  • Evidence of the conceptual foundation for proposal content including ways the program content is grounded in research, relevant experience, a cogent model, or appropriate theory.
    • Program proposals should establish a clear connection to the research, framework, model, or theory included in their discussions.
    • A list of references to relevant research, models, or theory must be listed in the "References" section. 

Tips:

  • Draft and save your work in a word processing program to ensure you keep a copy for your records. When you are ready, copy and paste the your description and outline into the text box below. 
  • There are no word limits on this section. Please provide enough details so that program reviewers can understand the breadth, depth, and scope of your program. This description will not be printed in the program book, website, or otherwise.
  • Ensure correct spelling and grammar.
General Proposal Writing Tips:

For additional tips, please visit NASPA’s Program Submission Guidelines: https://www.naspa.org/events/program-submission-guidelines.  

Conference Themes & Learning Outcomes

Alcohol and Other Drug and Violence Prevention

Please select ONE THEME that most aligns with your presentation proposal. Please read through the intended learning outcomes of each theme.

 

Campus or Community Coalitions and Partnerships

  • Understand the ways in which diverse stakeholders across the campus and the larger community can work collaboratively to address substance misuse or violence prevention and best serve the needs of campus community members
  • Analyze models of collaboration, case studies from integrated systems, successful partnerships, and efforts to engage all stakeholders in prevention efforts, including individual and environmental level strategies
  • Identify and evaluate health promotion efforts
  • Utilize evaluation data to build capacity, inform strategic planning, and promote community engagement

Current Trends and Emerging Issues in an Ever-Changing Environment

  • Analyze ongoing data and research surrounding substance misuse or campus violence prevention efforts, especially those addressing use patterns and implications for college students
  • Evaluate the scope of alcohol and other drug misuse on campus as well as its relationship to academic attainment
  • Explore considerations for health equity on prevention efforts
  • Amplify the voices and experiences around substance misuse and campus violence of underrepresented populations
  • Explore best practices from other fields to identify areas of application

Evidence-Based and Evidence Informed Practices

  • Examine how evidence-based prevention strategies can be modified to fit varying institutions, communities, populations, and resource levels
  • Identify evidence-based and evidence informed programs and strategies
  • Explore replicable and adaptable evidence-based policies, programs, and practices
  • Identify best practices for campus policies surrounding alcohol and other drugs

Innovative Solutions and Changing Practices

  • Evaluate the efficacy and fidelity of prevention strategies led online/virtually
  • Identify changes in prevention strategies due to COVID-19 and the long term impact for students and staff
  • Articulate how to support students who choose not to use substances and those in recovery communities, using innovative strategies, based on a foundational theory, model, or adaptation

The Strategic Prevention Framework 

  • Use local data to assess drug misuse and related problems; risk and protective factors, and capacity for prevention
  • Build capacity (i.e., resources and readiness) to take action to address prevention priorities
  • Plan how to best address identified prevention needs and associated factors, ensuring it is designed to meet the specific needs of the campus and/or surrounding
  • Implement evidence-based and evidence-informed programs and strategies according to a strategically developed prevention plan
  • Evaluate the processes and outcomes of the prevention interventions to reduce uncertainty, improve effectiveness, and make decisions
  • Address issues around cultural competency and cultural humility and their importance in prevention efforts
  • Build sustainability into all efforts in the spectrum of prevention and health promotion to maintain desired long-term results
Mental Health

Please select ONE THEME that most aligns with your presentation proposal. Please read through the intended learning outcomes of each theme.

 

Creating Capacity

  • Explore new and innovative service models to address growing client waiting lists and limited or reduced provider capacity;
  • Identify  challenges, successes, and lessons learned in addressing administrative, financial, and other  barriers to student access to mental health services;
  • Explore effective strategies to promote help-seeking and referral to mental health services;
  • Explore innovative strategies to promote equitable access and inclusion in mental health service delivery across the prevention and intervention spectrum;
  • Identify new and innovative strategies to promote increased awareness of and access to mental health services for students;
  • Identify the unique challenges to recruiting and retaining mental health staff on college campuses;
  • Develop strategies to enhance retention and recruitment of mental health staff on college campuses.

Cross- Campus Collaboration and Coordination

  • Highlight successful interdisciplinary and interdepartmental collaboration models
  • Explore models of successful collaborations with local, state, and national organizations aimed to promote mental health on campus
  • Identify keys to successful cross-campus collaboration in the delivery of mental health services
  • Explore how mental health intersects with violence prevention and response,  substance misuse, and collegiate recovery efforts on campus
  • Identify and explore the intersections among the multiple and very complex roles assumed by mental health professionals, including clinical, advocacy, administrative, and other roles

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Identify barriers to mental health and well-being among traditionally underserved and historically marginalized populations and strategies to address social justice and identity-related stress;
  • Highlight models supporting the provision of inclusive services, as well as the recruitment, hiring, and retention of diverse staff members to respond to current and emerging student needs;
  • Discuss the strategic, ethical, and practical aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion on the delivery of mental health services and the promotion of a healthy environment for all members of the campus community;
  • Explore the mental health needs of students representing individual and cultural diversity and best practices to respond to these needs within the contextual framework of power and privilege.

Current Trends and Emerging Issues

  • Highlight innovative and effective programming across the public health spectrum focused on supporting and enhancing student mental health;
  • Examine current national trends and socio-political  issues and their relationship to the provision of mental health services on campus;
  • Identify effective treatment strategies to address depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, substance misuse, risk for suicide, and other mental health concerns experienced by college students;
  • Explore professional and ethical considerations in the delivery of mental health services;
  • Explore new and innovative strategies to support the re-engagement of students, faculty, staff members, and administrators on campus as the nation emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Examine institutional and other potential barriers to providing increased mental health services on campus;
  • Identify strategies to effectively communicate the need for increased resources to the institution;
  • Explore strategies to address and overcome institutional barriers.

Successful and Innovative Solutions

  • Explore innovative and effective strategies that are relevant and responsive to a range of target populations, including first-year students, student-athletes, veterans, international students, first-year students, and other groups;
  • Highlight  innovative and effective programming across the public health spectrum focused on supporting and enhancing student mental health;
  • Explore new and innovative strategies, programs, and policies to promote student resilience, connection, and belonging;
  • Identify strategies and practices to address the challenges facing campus community members who are supporting students (e.g., mental health providers, student affairs staff, faculty, administrators, etc.) through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond;
  • Identify strategies and practices that reimagine the intersection of resilience among mental health professionals during an endemic (i.e., COVID, Social Justice, Opioid, Mental Health);
  • Explore strategies for campus stakeholder collaboration aimed at developing unified and actionable mental health and wellbeing goals and messaging.
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

Please select ONE THEME that most aligns with your presentation proposal. Please read through the intended learning outcomes of each theme.

 

Personal, Professional, and Community Sustainability and Development

  • Consider the implications of secondary trauma and explore opportunities to increase professional well-being and prevent burnout 
  • Strategize and discuss the establishment and maintenance of personal and professional boundaries
  • Build institutional capacity through navigating external funding and/or internal institutional priorities
  • Develop cross-campus, local, state, and national relationships to build a network of creative and supportive professionals (advocates, prevention educators, etc.) 
  • Identify models of collaborative partnerships with diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts to increase effectiveness of prevention, response, and advocacy efforts 

Evidence-informed Policy and Practice

  • Identify evidence-informed approaches to sexual violence prevention and response
  • Demonstrate strategic use of assessment and data to inform and influence policies, programs, organization, infrastructure, and other higher order change that helps build a culture in which sexual, gender-based, and relationship violence is eliminated
  • Discuss best practices in: implementing sustainable, evidence-informed prevention programs; improving campus response to violence and those who have survived acts of violence; and evaluating the impact of these efforts
  • Describe strategies for developing or revising comprehensive campus sexual misconduct policies, including how they are impacted by the latest federal and state legislative policy changes

Innovative or Promising Approaches to Prevention and Response

  • Identify strategies, programs, and policies which are innovative and whose grounding in foundational theories, models, or frameworks make them promising in their efficacy
  • Describe project implementation and program evaluation associated with these initiatives
  • Discuss innovative/promising approaches to the prevention of and response to sexual violence in higher education, including discussions of lessons learned, assessment and evaluation, and replicability
  • Explore and discuss restorative and transformative justice and community based accountability practices

Transforming Social Narratives

  • Examine and interrupt the problematic dominant narratives of sexual, gender-based, and relationship violence (e.g. racism, sexism, heteronormativity, gender identity, ableism, U.S.-centrism), including narratives around those who experience violence; those who perpetrate violence; as well the ways in which those who work to prevent and respond to violence participate in these dominant narratives
  • Create and propose new perspectives, approaches, and strategies to honor all identities in sexual, gender-based, and relationship violence work
  • Examine societal and institutional systems and structures that contribute to, are complicit in, or perpetuate violence, and identify practices that foster inclusive and equitable efforts to address sexual, gender-based, and relationship violence

Developing or Expanding Campus and Community Partnerships

  • Discuss the ways in which a diversity of stakeholders from within and across the campus and the larger community can work collaboratively to address sexual violence and best serve the needs of campus community members
  • Describe models of collaboration, case studies from integrated systems, successful partnerships, and efforts to engage all stakeholders in sexual violence prevention and response
  • Describe collaboration with local, state, and national organizations to prevent and respond to campus sexual violence
  • Identify strategies to expand and strengthen relationships among and between campuses and community service providers, in an effort to augment support for reporting and responding parties and increase communication around and collaboration in prevention and response
Well-being and Health Promotion Leadership

Please select ONE THEME that most aligns with your presentation proposal. Please read through the intended learning outcomes of each theme.

 

Foundations and Essential References for Health Promotion- Centering Well-being

  • Discuss the ways in which power differentials operate, are experienced, and are reinforced in the health promotion process at individual, group, community, institutional, and global levels
  • Apply foundational frameworks and principles for effective health promotion in higher education as a public health setting
  • Describe the evolution of health promotion in higher education leading to a clear understanding of current industry standards
  • Discuss core knowledge and relevant case studies of quality health promotion practice

Research and Data that Informs Health Promotion Work

  • Discuss implications for health promotion with historically underrepresented populations
  • Discover how data is gathered, disaggregated, contextualized, shared and utilized by campus community members for health promotion
  • Combating and addressing misinformation
  • Using data and research to support grant writing efforts and aid in funding opportunities
  • Describe the complexity of data and its use in building the narrative of well-being on campus
  • Compare and contrast key terminology and the impact of the language we use

Partnerships and Collaborations to Advance Well-being

  • Discuss through a health equity lens how social, political, and historical movements that have shaped and created systems of power, privilege, and oppression
  • Discover ways to synergize environmental factors using settings approaches
  • Describe how to lead coalition building to collectively strive for a flourishing campus community
  • Foster a sustainable infrastructure to impact system change and create a culture of well-being 
  • Articulate how to develop and maintain meaningful external and internal partnerships

Leadership Development for Health & Well-being

  • Develop leadership and supervision skills that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Compare and contrast leadership models and their impact on well-being
  • Describe the characteristics of leadership styles that are effective for non-linear, communal outcomes
  • Develop communication strategies to effectively lead health and well-being initiatives
  • Build sustainable infrastructure and evolving systems to create a culture of well-being
  • Discuss the role of restorative practice in change management

Promising Practices, Creative Strategies, Innovations, and Emerging Trends

  • Discuss innovative practices that are addressing the social determinants of health including, but not limited to, health equity and environmental justice 
  • Discuss the practices that campuses have utilized, integrating new guidance, to create healthy and well communities
  • Identify promising practices that are theoretically grounded, evidence-informed and/or interdisciplinary to improve campus well-being
  • Discover policy changes that are showing promise in their proposal or implementation stage
  • Describe future trends in systemic well-being on university campuses
  • Apply learning from the pandemic response to the future of the field

Registration

Registration as a member is based on individual membership status at the time of the event. If your current membership will expire prior to the event, you will have the option to renew at the time of registration to receive the member rate.

If you are not a current member and are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join as a professional affiliate member for $75. If your institution is NOT a member, you can join as an associate affiliate member for $242. Both membership types provide access to the individual member rate for the event. Please visit the membership section of the NASPA website to learn more about membership types and benefits. We hope you’ll consider joining today!

For a comprehensive listing of NASPA registration policies, please visit this page.


The Strategies Conferences converge four events into one. Please select the conference which is most applicable to you, though you are welcome to attend sessions and presentations selected by any of the conference committees. 

Register Today! 

REGISTRATION FEES

Early Registration
07/01/2022 to 11/01/2022
 Regular Registration
11/02/2022 to 12/06/2022
Late Registration
12/07/2022 to 01/19/2023
NASPA Member 
 $495  $545  $620
Non Member
 $695 $745 $820
   NASPA Student Member
 $225  $275  $350

 

HALF-DAY PRE-CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Early Registration  Regular Registration Late Registration
NASPA Member 
 $75  $95  $145
Non Member
 $175  $195  $245

FULL-DAY PRE-CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Early Registration  Regular Registration Late Registration
NASPA Member 
 $125  $145  $195
Non Member
 $225  $245  $295
Registration Policies

Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by November 1, 2022, less a $50.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined.

For a comprehensive listing of NASPA registration policies, please visit this page.

Questions?
NASPA Events
Event Registration Support
Email: events@naspa.org
Phone: (202) 265-7500
NASPA Staff
Event Specific Support
Email: strategies@naspa.org

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The 2023 NASPA Strategies Conferences provide student affairs practitioners with the skills to effectively address issues facing many students.

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Schedule

The schedule has been designed to provide participants with interactive and engaging programming, opportunities for deeper discussion, and networking. As details are finalized, this schedule will be updated. Registration to one conference grants access to content over all four conferences. For planning purposes, we have included links for the 2022 event below:

2022 NASPA Strategies Conferences Program Book 
Wednesday
January 18
Thursday
January 19
Friday
January 20
Saturday
January 21
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Registration

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pre-Conference Session (Half Day)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pre-Conference Institute (Full Day)

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pre-Conference Session (Half Day)

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Opening Session & Keynote Speaker

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Conference Break & Working Lunch Meetings

Enjoy a conference break and lunch on your own or with colleagues. 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

2:20 PM - 3:20 PM

Breakout Sessions

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM

Coffee with Exhibitors

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Extended Breakout Session 1

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Opening Reception & Poster Sessions

Please join our poster session presenters for networking and continued learning. Planning Committee members from each conference will also be hosting tables; join them for networking and to learn about future conference planning opportunities. Heavy appetizers will be served.

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Coffee and Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Breakout Sessions

9:50 AM - 10:50 AM

Breakout Sessions

11:10 AM - 12:10 PM

Breakout Sessions

12:10 PM - 2:00 PM

Conference Break

Enjoy a conference break and lunch on your own or with colleagues. 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Coffee with Exhibitors

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Extended Breakout Session 2

7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Registration

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Coffee and Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Breakout Sessions

9:50 AM - 10:50 AM

Breakout Sessions

11:10 AM - 12:30 PM

Closing Session

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Conference Break

Enjoy a conference break and lunch on your own or with colleagues. 

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Optional Post-Conference Meetings

Engagement Opportunities

If you're interested in hosting a gathering or meeting at the 2023 NASPA Strategies Conferences, the Meeting/Reception Request Form is now open! Please submit to this form by October 11, 2022

If you have any questions, please contact strategies@naspa.org

Submit Your Meeting Today! 

Looking to engage with others throughout the year? Be sure to visit the Knowledge Communities associated with this event.

Venue

Loews Kansas City Hotel
Kansas City, Missouri

All conference activities will take place at the

Loews Kansas City Hotel. 

NASPA has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Loews Kansas City Hotel at $179/night (not including state and local taxes). 

Make your reservation today! 

Hotel reservation cut off date is Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Hotel Room Rate / Night
Loews Kansas City Hotel
1515 Wyandotte St
Kansas City, MO 64108
816-897-7070
$179 - Single/ Double

Travel

The Loews Kansas City Hotel is serviced by Kansas City International Airport (MCI).  The hotel is approximatley 18.6 miles southeast of the airport.  Visit MCI Airport website for more information.  

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Estimated taxi fare: 60 USD (one way)
  • Alternate transportation: ride share

Parking

Self-parking, fee: 24 USD per car / per night

Valet parking, fee: 34 USD per car / per night

Weather

The average temperatures in Kansas City, Missouri are around 39 degrees F during the day and 21 degrees F in the evening. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

Please note, the hotel and meeting areas may be cooler temperatures. A sweater or jacket is recommended.

Continuing Education

Please note: The deadline to request continuing education credits for the 2022 NASPA Strategies Conferences was February 18, 2022. Requests for continuing education credits cannot be fulfilled after this date. 

The 2023 NASPA Strategies Conferences will offer continuing education credits for NBCC, CHES/MCHES, NASW, and APA. NASPA is an approved continuing education provider for NBCC, NCHEC, and NASW (approval number to come in December 2022). NASPA is approved to offer APA credit through a partnership with the Association of University College Counseling Center Directors. NASPA is also able to provide a general certificate of attendance to document hours for other licenses or credentials not listed above.

The total number of hours that will be available for this conference will depend upon the eligibility of individual sessions, as well as the overall conference schedule. In the past, continuing education credits have been available during every breakout session block for the entirety of the conference. The full schedule and continuing education qualifications will be available in January 2023. For more information about each continuing education credit and offerings, please read through the descriptions below. Credit may be requested by completing the appropriate paperwork for the type of continuing education needed (NBCC, CHES/MCHES, NASW, APA). Forms will be made available only on-site.

If you have questions about Continuing Education, please contact NASPA Staff at strategies@naspa.org.

Continuing Education for Psychologists (APA)

NASPA thanks the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors for sponsoring this continuing education opportunity for psychologists. The Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AUCCCD maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Not all sessions are available for continuing education (CE) credit. Sessions which are eligible for APA credit will be identified within the program book and conference platform. 

To receive APA credit, participants must evaluate sessions using the APA Reporting Packet. The packet will be available on-site. A certificate will be handed to you physically at the conference after the form has been processed and approved.

All APA Reporting Packets must have been submitted in-person to the registration desk before leaving the conference. APA packets will not be accepted electronically.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

This conference will apply for approval by the NASW for continuing education credits (approval number to come in December 2023)

To receive NASW credit, complete the assoicated reporting form. Forms will be available on-site. In addition, attendees must complete an online evaluation of individual sessions, which will be emailed to you shortly after the conference. A PDF certificate will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved.

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

NASPA will apply for approval from NBCC to be an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. to come in December 2022. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit will be clearly identified. NASPA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  

To receive NBCC credit, be sure to complete the assoicated reporting forms. Forms will be available to all attendees on-site. In addition, attendees must complete an online evaluation of individual sessions, which will be emailed to you shortly after the conference. A PDF certificate will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved.

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC))

NASPA is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive Category 1 continuing education contact hours. Poster sessions are not approved for CHES/MCHES contact hours.

To receive CHES or MCHES credit, complete an evaluation of each individual session that you attend. Forms will be available to all attendees on-site. In addition, attendees must complete an online evaluation of individual sessions, which will be emailed to you shortly after the conference. A PDF certificate will be sent via email after the form has been processed and approved, and individual hours will be reported to NCHEC in April 2023.

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