Archived Online Programs

Recordings of past ACUI online learning programs are now available for you to view at your own leisure. Each program includes a video recording and downloadable program materials.

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Sustainability Issues in the College Union and Student Activities

Green Your Roof Webinar
Core Competencies: Facilities Management, Management, Planning
Originally presented on Dec. 11, 2008
Learn the benefits of installing a green roof on a college union through a case study presented by Donna Minnich Spuhler, director of the campus center and student activities at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
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Greening Campus Operations: Barriers and Solutions
Core Competencies: Facilities Management, Fiscal Management, Planning
Originally presented on Dec. 11, 2008
This session presents eight common barriers that institutions face when investing in energy efficiency and green construction, as well as potential solutions, based on research done at the Rocky Mountain Institute by Sally DeLeon.
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Sustainability 101: What You Need to Know to Be a Change Agent
Core Competencies: Leadership, Planning
Originally presented on Dec. 11, 2008
Educational Consultant, Jeanne S. Steffes provides an introduction to the triple bottom line of sustainability: healthy planet, healthy economy, and healthy social systems.
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Using the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS)
Core Competencies: Facilities Management, Management, Planning
Originally presented on Dec. 11, 2008
Learn how college unions professionals can contribute to and benefit from this framework for gauging relative progress toward sustainability for colleges and universities, presented by Laura Matson from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
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Engaging Students in Sustainable Initiatives
Core Competencies: Management, Student Learning
Originally presented on Dec. 12, 2008
Praween Dayananda of the National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Program shares good practices for administrators to encourage student involvement around sustainability initiativies, while sharing some 2009 opportunities for students to get involved.
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Implications of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment
Core Competencies: Leadership, Management, Planning
Originally presented on Dec. 12, 2008
SecondNature president Tony Cortese discusses the role college union and activities professionals can play in the terms of the commitment for universities to make sustainability top priority.
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Major Funding for Sustainability: Getting the Green to Make Your Campus Green
Core Competencies: Fiscal Management, Management, Planning
Originally presented on Dec. 12, 2008
Environmental leader and founder of Campus InPower Rachel Barge, who travels the U.S. to help institutions establish large sustainability funds, provides a guide on seven potential mechanisms that can be used generate the money needed to implement sustainbility initiatives on campus.
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Sustainability Issues - Key Points, Resources, and Next Steps
Core Competencies: Management, Planning
Originally presented on Dec. 12, 2008
Debra Rowe is a nationally recognized leader in sustainability education who closed the online learning program exploring all of the positive possibilities and what you need to know to take your ideas and put them into action.
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A Multi-Year Plan for Changing the Culture of Sustainability on Campus
Core Competencies: Leadership, Management, Planning
Originally presented on Feb. 1, 2011
Attending this program will help you learn perspectives on the key roles different constituents play in coming to agreements on making positive changes toward sustainability based on six years of examples at the University of Rochester, as well as ideas for initiatives of all sizes that can unite and bring visibility to sustainability on campus.
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Custodial Care: Sustainable Practices
Core Competencies: Facilities Management
Originally presented on May 16, 2013
This online learning program Provides valuable information for college union and student activities facility managers and others in charge of custodial care on campus. The program covers topics such as green cleaning, and ways campus facilities can save energy.
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Civic Activity on Campus Series

Preparing Campus to Host Political Events
Core Competencies: Communications, Management, Planning
Originally presented on Oct. 1, 2008
This webinar is presented by Dr. Andy Mullins and delves into the planning, process, logistical elements, and execution of hosting the 2008 presidential debate at the University of Mississippi-Oxford.
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The Influence of Modern Media and Technology
Core Competencies: Communications, Marketing, Technology
Originally presented on Oct. 30, 2008
This webinar is presented by Robert Hacket and delves into the how new social media tools can recruit, manage, train, and connect students on topics related to service. 
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Trends in Student Political Participation
Core Competencies: Communications, Management, Student Learning
Originally presented on Nov. 14, 2008
This webinar is presented by Abby Kiesa and provides participants with updates on trends in students’ attitudes and behaviors related to their participation with political and social issues on campus and in their communities.
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Collaboration and Partnerships

Master Calendar Planning
Core Competencies: Communications, Planning
Originally presented on Oct. 22, 2008
To help participants bring people together on campus to develop major programs, problem solve, and enhance collaboration, Jason A. Levy and Lucian Wilhelm present on the advanced planning of event reservations and facility use.
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Partnerships with Academic Affairs
Core Competencies: Communications, Leadership, Management, Student Learning
Originally presented on Nov. 6, 2008
This webinar on cross campus collaboration is presented by William M. McDonald. It explores best practices for building meaningful and successful partnerships between academic affairs and student affairs.
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Successful Collaboration Between Student Affairs and Auxiliaries
Core Competencies: Facilities Management, Leadership, Management
Originally presented on Dec. 4, 2008
Gary Ratcliff is presenting this webinar as part of the series on cross-campus collaboration, exploring the topic of how to create effective partnerships between student affairs and auxiliary departments.
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Programmers & Facilities Effectively Working Together
Core Competencies: Communications, Leadership, Management, Planning
Originally presented on March 18, 2009
Topics covered during the program include best practices for holding professionals on both spectrums accountable, ways to integrate staff efficiently, and models for maintaining a long standing relationship between facilities, operations, and programmers in the college union.
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Fund Development Series

Budgeting 101
Core Competencies: Fiscal Management, Management, Planning
Originally presented on Sept. 17, 2008
This webinar is presented by Rick Gardner and Ryan Willerton and delves into the the basics of budgeting, budget terms, and the actual mechanics of the budgeting process.
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Grant Writing
Core Competencies: Communications, Fiscal Management, Marketing
Originally presented on Oct. 7, 2008
This webinar is presented by Steve Wolter and delves into the basics of grant writing including suggestions on identifying and developing grant proposals.
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Capital Planning
Core Competencies: Facilities Management, Fiscal Management, Leadership, Marketing, Planning
Originally presented on Nov. 20, 2008
This webinar is presented by Carolyn Farley and delves into the basics of capital planning and explains the disadvantages and advantages of moving ahead with renovation and construction projects in this challenging economic time.
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Celebrating College Union Milestones
Core Competencies: Communications, Marketing, Planning
Originally presented on Dec. 18, 2008
This webinar is presented by Whit Hollis and delves into the basics of organizing, planning, and executing a large program to celebrate an important anniversary of a college union.
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Student Leadership Development

Assessing Student Leadership
Core Competencies: Leadership, Management, Student Learning
Originally presented on June 16, 2009
Learn considerations for assessing leaders of student organizations through and exploration of aggregate data from a United States assessment tool presented by Darlena Jones of Educational Benchmarking Inc. (EBI).
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Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership Development
Core Competencies: Leadership, Student Learning
Originally presented on June 16, 2009
Discover ideas for structuring leadership learning opportunities based on the findings of this international research program that examins the influences of college on students' development of leadership skills, presented by John Dugan, assistant professor at Loyola University–Chicago.
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College Student Leadership Programs Trends and Resources
Core Competencies: Leadership, Student Learning
Originally presented on June 17, 2009
Craig Slack and Kristan Cilente from the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs present an historical overview of leadership, share leadership resources within the higher education context, and describe the current state of leadership programs.
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Matching Your Leadership Program with Student Needs
Core Competencies: Management, Student Learning
Originally presented on June 17, 2009
Learn about some simple strategies that can be applied to make student leader training programs more intentional, organized, and effective from Heidi Lang, social education program coordinator at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. 
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The Social Change Model
Core Competencies: Communications, Leadership, Student Learning
Originally presented on Oct. 20, 2009
Learn best practices for utilizing the Social Change Model for Leadership Development to help develop students' leadership skills, presented by Kristan Cilente of the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs.
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Starting a Student Leadership Program
Core Competencies: Leadership, Student Learning
Originally presented on Nov. 17, 2009
Discover new tools for planning and implementing a leadership program from scratch from presenter Kristan Cilente of the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs.
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Taking Your Student Leadership Program to the Next Level
Core Competencies: Leadership, Student Learning
Originally presented on Nov. 19, 2009
This programs is for experiences leadership educators who are looking for ways to further develop and increase the effectiveness of existing student leadership programs, presented by Kristan Cilente of the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs.
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Assessing Leadership Programs
Core Competencies: Leadership, Student Learning
Originally presented on Dec. 9, 2010
This online learning programs about assessing leadership programs was presented in partnership between ACUI and the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs.
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Utilizing High-Impact Practices in Leadership Development Programs
Core Competencies: Student Learning
Originally presented on April 5, 2011
View the archived version of this ACUI and National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs (NCLP) co-sponsored program and learn innovative high-impact practices in leadership development programs that are emerging in the classrooms and on campuses from Joshua Hiscock.
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Current Trends in Leadership Programs
Core Competencies: Leadership, Student Learning
Originally presented on Feb. 9, 2012
The field of leadership education involves many stakeholders that set the agenda for the direction of leadership education in the next few years. This session addresses current and possible future trends in both curricular and cocurricular leadership development programs for college students.
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Best Practices in Cocurricular Leadership Programs
Core Competencies: Human Resource Development, Leadership, Planning, Student Learning
Originally presented on Aug. 9, 2012
The Association of College Unions International and the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs partnered for this online learning experience showcasing practices in cocurricular leadership education at colleges and universities. Overall, the program includes a 30-minute overview of some best practices leadership development programs, and five brief showcase videos of campus leadership programs, submitted and presented by ACUI and NCLP members.
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Civically Engaged Leadership for a Better World
Core Competencies: Leadership, Planning, Student Learning
Originally presented on Oct. 31, 2012
Civically engaged leadership is about preparing students to use their leadership skills as active citizens in our democracy. This online learning program includes examples of how to help students understand the levers of social change, to become problem solvers rather than only problem identifiers, to gain confidence in themselves to act in the political arena, and to develop their identities as civically engaged citizens and leaders.
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Examining the Design and Delivery of Collegiate Student Leadership Development Programs: Ten Key Findings
Core Competencies: Management, Planning, Student Learning
Originally presented on Dec. 5, 2012
Learn ten practical recommendations for how the CAS Student Leadership Programs standards and self-assessment processes can be applied to programs and services that contribute to the development of student leadership learning and development, based on the results of the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership–Institutional Survey.
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Revisiting the Relational Leadership Model: Perspectives from the Third Edition of Exploring Leadership
Core Competencies: Human Resource Development, Leadership, Student Learning
Originally presented on April 18, 2013
Presented in partnership with the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs, this online learning program provides an overview of the third edition of Exploring Leadership, which infuses perspectives from positive psychology including strengths, thriving, and appreciative inquiry. It includes insights on using this text in student leadership development initiatives on campus.
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Assessment

National Data Trends from ACUI-EBI College Union Assessments
Core Competencies: Management, Planning
Originally presented on Aug. 5, 2009
Darlena Jones from Educational Benchmarking (EBI) shares the common challenges and areas for improvement observed from the aggregate data collected by institutions across the association using the ACUI/EBI College Union Assessment.
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The Road Map of Student Learning: Developing Outcomes For Assessment
Core Competencies: Management, Planning, Student Learning
Originally presented on Sept. 29, 2009
Presented by Gaving Henning of Dartmouth College, learn how to articulate what an outcome is, understand why outcomes are so valuable to a program or service, and start working on a set of assessable outcomes to use on campus.
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Be Intentional: Assessment Planning and Design
Core Competencies: Management, Planning, Student Learning
Originally presented on Oct. 13, 2009
Learn about the assessment and planning are integrated, cyclical processes from Gavin Henning of Dartmouth College so that your assessment projects become more than an afterthought, but rather an intentional component developed within all of your programs.
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Get Inside Your Students’ Heads: Common-Sense Assessment Techniques
Core Competencies: Management, Technology
Originally presented on Oct. 27, 2009
Explore more about actually developing the tools that will collect the meaningful data you need understand your students' learning and needs with presenter Kevin Whorton of Whorton Marketing & Research.
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Using CAS for Program Assessment and Strategic Planning
Core Competencies: Management, Planning
Originally presented on June 13, 2013
  In this program presented by Marybeth Drechsler-Sharp and Timothy Reed, participants learn about using the CAS standards to inform strategic initiatives. For more than three decades, the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) standards and guidelines have promoted inter-departmental, inter-program collaboration and reflected good practices generally agreed upon by the profession-at-large. The CAS standards speak to issues of institutional change as practitioners strive to meet student needs. Student affairs’ commitment to developing quality experiences for students, coupled with calls for accountability, requires that educators evaluate programs and services to demonstrate their impact and learn how to improve them. This program addresses those needs.
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Student Employment

Hiring and Training Student Employees
Core Competencies: Communications, Human Resource Development, Leadership, Management
Originally presented on March 30, 2009
This 60-minute archived online learning event centers on hiring and training student employees. Learn from the authors of the ACUI publication, "Enhancing Student Learning through College Employment."
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Getting the Greatest Bang for Your Buck: Maximizing Your Student Employment Program
Core Competencies: Communications, Human Resource Development, Leadership, Management, Student Learning
Originally presented on April 29, 2009
This 60-minute online learning event centers on maximizing your student employment program. Learn from the authors of the upcoming ACUI publication, "Enhancing Student Learning through College Employment."
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Student Training Round-Table
Core Competencies: Communications, Human Resource Development, Leadership, Student Learning
Originally presented on June 4, 2013
Facilitated by Jen Pelletier of Ohio State University, this virtual brown bag lunch discussion focuses on training student staff. This program offered participants the opportunity to bring up concerns or issues regarding student staff and to give and receive feedback with one another. 
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Renovation and Construction

Renovation and Construction Webinar
Core Competencies: Facilities Management, Fiscal Management, Marketing, Planning
Originally presented on Dec. 3–4, 2009
Even in this time of economic uncertainty, colleges and universities are still building new facilities and renovating existing structures. Join fellow ACUI members and. Program offerings are currently being developed that will be beneficial to attendees who are in different aspects of the renovation and construction process. More information will be available soon!
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2010 Online Learning Programs

Correcting Common Mistakes in Campus Speech Policies
Core Competencies: Communications, Management, Planning
Originally presented on April 6, 2010
This one-hour online learning event addresses the common issues that have been observed in campus speech policies, based on years of experience by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, in an effort to help campus administrators identify and correct these common mistakes before speech controversies start on campus. 
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90 Hot Ideas for College Unions and Student Activities
Core Competencies: Facilities Management, Fiscal Management, Intercultural Proficiency, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Planning, Student Learning, Technology
Originally presented on Aug. 3, 2010
This program reviewed a snapshot of 90 hot ideas (yes, 90!) from the field of unions and activities. Presenters reached out to nearly every ACUI member institution, and researched numerous professional publications to gather hundreds of ideas, trends, and concepts. This program features the top 90 best union operations, marketing, student training, events, auxiliary services, programming, and student activities ideas.  
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Non-Discrimination Policies and Student Organizations
Core Competencies: Leadership, Management, Student Learning
Originally presented on Oct. 6, 2010
This online learning programs presents an update of legal issues related to registering, administering, and advising student organizations on campus after recent court cases is presented by Jonathan Alger, senior vice president and general counsel at Rutgers University.
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Student Organization Advising

Best Practices for Volunteer Student Organization Advisor Training
Core Competencies: Communications, Human Resource Development, Leadership, Management
Originally presented on May 18, 2011
In this online learning program, campus practices for training volunteer student organization advisors are be presented from two different institutions, and participants discuss particular issues from individual campuses.  
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Setting the Standard for Student Organizations
Core Competencies: Human Resource Development, Leadership, Student Learning
Originally presented on Aug. 7, 2012
Coordinated by the Student Organization Advisors Community of Practice, this online learning program provides a look at a training and rewards program that helps student organizations achieve certain outcomes and rewards those groups that really try to improve.
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Learn and Share: Student Organization Advisors Support
Core Competencies: Communications, Leadership, Planning
Originally presented on July 16, 2013
In this 60 minute conference call discussion, presenters share practices from their campuses, and facilitate discussion and idea generation among participants on the topics of:Student Organization Advisor Expectations/RolesManaging Over-Involved AdvisorsRisk Management TipsAdvisor Recognition and Awards
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Technology

Cloud Computing in the Student Union and Student Activities
Core Competencies: Communications, Technology
Originally presented on June 2, 2011
Cloud computing is a hot topic in technology, from Google Documents to Zoho to Cloud Storage on Amazon and new cloud services coming soon from Apple and Google. Learn more about its application in the profession in this 30-minute flash session presented by the Technology Community of Practice.
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An App Can Do That?
Core Competencies: Management, Technology
Originally presented on July 13, 2011
There are many mobile and web applications that can improve your productivity at work. Learn about apps that could assist you with taking notes in a meetings, keeping track of tasks, saving and accessing documents, and managing websites in this 30-minute flash session presented by the Technology Community of Practice.
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Google Plus and the Student Union
Core Competencies: Technology
Originally presented on Sept. 9, 2011
As Google Plus launched this summer, it was met with more excitement than any new social network has in the past. Check out this online learning program presented by the Technology Community of Practice to learn more about how it can be used to help increase efficiency, provide quality customer service, and build online communities.
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Student-Run Video Marketing
Core Competencies: Marketing, Technology
Originally presented on Oct. 18, 2011
Check out this 30-minute technology flash webinar to learn about how the University of Arizona Student Union media team produces promotional video material for student affairs departments and runs its own web video series. Topics covered include the strategy, technology, budget, and distribution, as well as the advantages of having a student-run team in developing engaging video material for an undergraduate population.
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Twitter and the Student Union
Core Competencies: Communications, Marketing, Technology
Originally presented on Dec. 13, 2011
Twitter has become a marketing tool for organizations big and small. So how does your union use technology and more specifically Twitter to engage with students? Access this 30-minute flash session for an introduction, overview, and examples of Twitter, highlighting its benefits for professionals and students alike.
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Groundswell: Student Affairs in a World of Social Technologies
Core Competencies: Communications, Student Learning, Technology
Originally presented on Feb. 22, 2012
This webinar will review the book Groundswell, in which several stages of social technology involvement are identified, from inactive to creators. The information can then be used to steer how students are engaged through various involvement stages on campus.
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Technology, Software, and Apps – Oh My!
Core Competencies: Technology
Originally presented on July 24, 2013
Want to utilize more technology in your Union operations or activities? Unsure of how to make decisions regarding which technologies to use, software to buy, or apps to download? Learn more about making technology-based decisions and get some hot ideas from unions across the country regarding their integration of technology into their day-to-day operations and programming.
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2011 Online Learning Programs

The RFP: Managing the Process
Core Competencies: Fiscal Management, Management, Planning
Originally presented on Nov. 2, 2011
To best serve campus needs, many times college unions choose to lease space to a private operator with an expertise, experience, or service that might otherwise be difficult to deliver. Access this archived online program to learn about the request for proposal (RFP) process that should be followed to obtain these new campus services.
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Developing Advanced Facilitation and Training Skills
Core Competencies: Communications, Human Resource Development, Leadership, Student Learning
Originally presented on Dec. 6, 2011
In higher education, we are often called upon to offer presentations to groups of students or colleagues. Access this online learning program to learn more about developing advanced skills as a facilitator and college student education that will help you be prepared for training and presenting sessions.
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Social Media

Measuring Social Media ROI
Core Competencies: Human Resource Development, Management, Planning, Technology
Originally presented on June 14, 2011
This program addresses metrics by which to evaluate return on investment in social media. These tools may include calculators, analytics, tracking mechanisms, and coupon codes. Additionally, the topics of resource allocation planning and simple goal-based evaluation techniques will be covered. Campuses, corporations, and nonprofit arenas are used as examples.
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Social Media and You
Core Competencies: Communications, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Planning, Technology
Originally presented on June 14, 2011
Admitting that you need help with understanding social media basics is the first step. This program gives you the basics of the two most prolific platforms your audiences are using (Facebook and Twitter) and provides examples from auxiliary services and college union professionals.
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Social Media Practice and Policy
Core Competencies: Communications, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Planning, Technology
Originally presented on June 14, 2011
Are you openly ignoring the fact that your departments, staff, students, and campus colleagues are using social media platforms to share information or promote products? If you don’t have an effective social media policy then you are doing just that. Take the lead in developing the appropriate policy for your department on campus before it is too late.
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2013 Online Learning Programs

Custodial Care: Housekeeping
Core Competencies: Facilities Management, Human Resource Development
Originally presented on June 20, 2013
This round-table, facilitated by Molly Ward of Tulane University,  gives participants an opportunity to discuss the unique set of issues, challenges, and solutions that exist in a facility where custodial or housekeeping is run internally.
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How Do You Support GLBT Students?
Core Competencies: Communications, Intercultural Proficiency, Leadership, Student Learning
Originally presented on Aug. 14, 2013
Program DescriptionDuring this 60-minute webinar, participants were able to share best practices and stories from their campuses on how they support GLBT students and campus community. This facilitated discussion included such topics as: challenges the GLBT students face, effective programs, success stories, and tips, suggestions, & recommendations on how to best address various issues. Presenters also shared the story of the California State University–Northridge Pride Center.
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Maximizing Your Flow for Peak Performance
Core Competencies: Human Resource Development, Leadership, Student Learning
Originally presented on Sept. 10, 2013
Imagine having uninterrupted focus in any meaningful life arena you want; feeling in total control. For many college students the power to find uninterrupted focus in schoolwork, relationships, and life goals has begun to diminish. The inability to focus can cause lower test scores, a decrease in learning, feelings of frustration, and low self-esteem. This type of flow and focus can be learned and implemented by anyone wanting to take their performance to the next level.
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Instructional Design for Presenters: Look Before You Leap
Core Competencies: Communications
Originally presented on Sept. 17, 2013
The Instructional Design for Presenters series helps you improve your online and face-to-face presentation skills by utilizing techniques common to the field of instructional design. The series helps trainers, conference presenters, webinar presenters, and educators. This program focuses on analyzing the context and/or conducting a needs analysis prior to your presentation to make it more relevant for your audience and increase attendance.
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How Do You Support Your International Students?
Core Competencies: Communications, Intercultural Proficiency, Leadership, Student Learning
Originally presented on Sept. 18, 2013
During this 60 minute webinar, participants share best practices and stories from their campuses on how they support international students. This facilitated discussion includes such topics as: challenges the international students face, effective programs, success stories, and tips, suggestions, & recommendations on how to best address various issues. Presenters share the story of the Cal State Northridge International Students and Exchange Center. 
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Pursuing Your Doctorate Panel Discussion
Core Competencies: Student Learning
Originally presented on Sept. 25, 2013
  The decision to pursue a doctoral degree presents a challenge for many. There are many considerations involved in the decision. What will I still be able to do? What will I need to pare down? Will I be able to continue working? Do the benefits outweigh the costs? This panel discussion highlights some of the factors in deciding when, how, and where to pursue your doctorate, as well as what to expect when you do choose to pursue one.
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Designing for Diversity Panel Discussion
Core Competencies: Facilities Management, Intercultural Proficiency, Planning
Originally presented on Oct. 9, 2013
  This ACUI Online Learning Program addresses the many ways college union professionals design for diversity through a moderated discussion between a panel of professionals. The panel includes three professionals, each focusing on a different area of diversity. One addresses multi-ethnic diversity. One addresses gender identity diversity. One addresses spiritual diversity. 
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Instructional Design for Presenters: Excellence by Design
Core Competencies: Communications
Originally presented on Oct. 17, 2013
The Instructional Design for Presenters series helps you improve your online and face-to-face presentation skills by utilizing techniques common to the field of instructional design. The series will be helpful to trainers, conference presenters, webinar presenters, and educators. This program focuses on how to plan your presentation for excellence.
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Addressing Bullying on the College Campus
Core Competencies: Communications, Human Resource Development, Student Learning
Originally presented on Oct. 24, 2013
Bullying has become a national issue in recent years. While much of the focus has centered on the K-12 environment, we know that bullying also occurs among adults in our college environments and workplaces. This ACUI Online Learning Program takes a look at bullying on the college campus and ways it can be addressed.
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Understanding and Working with Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Core Competencies: Communications, Human Resource Development, Intercultural Proficiency
Originally presented on Nov. 19, 2013
This program focuses on understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (including the disorder formerly known as Asperger's Disorder), particularly within the context of the college environment. Information is provided about the diagnostic criteria, strengths, and challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorder. A portion of the program is also focused on providing practical suggestions for working most effectively with college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, with the goal of providing these students with the opportunity to be successful members of the university community.
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Instructional Design for Presenters: Motivation Strategies and Materials Development
Core Competencies: Communications
Originally presented on Nov. 21, 2013
The Instructional Design for Presenters series helps you improve your online and face-to-face presentation skills by utilizing techniques common to the field of instructional design. The series will be helpful to trainers, conference presenters, webinar presenters, and educators. This program focuses on motivating your audience and creating more effective presentation materials.
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Virtual Risk Management Conference
Core Competencies: Facilities Management, Human Resource Development
Originally presented on Dec. 3–5, 2013
ACUI, along with its partners the Campus, Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) and the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA), are excited to offer you an opportunity to experience a virtual risk management conference.
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2014 Online Learning Programs

Instructional Design for Presenters: Test Driving Your Design
Core Competencies: Communications
Originally presented on Jan. 8, 2014
The Instructional Design for Presenters series helps you improve your online and face-to-face presentation skills by utilizing techniques common to the field of instructional design. The series will be helpful to trainers, conference presenters, webinar presenters, and educators. This program focuses on trying out your presentation or program on an appropriate test audience to find out if what you have planned is truly effective.
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NCLP/ACUI Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MLI)
Core Competencies: Leadership
Originally presented on Feb. 13, 2014
This webinar drew on six years of research from the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL) to answer the question: What matters in the design and delivery of leadership development programs? The MSL is an international research program examining the influences of higher education on college student leadership development. More than 250 colleges and universities in five countries have participated in the study generating a dataset of more than 300,000 college students. The webinar identified high-impact practices with strong influences on leadership capacity and efficacy, how the relative impact of these practices vary by race and gender, and ways in which educators can developmentally sequence interventions to maximize their effectiveness. 
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Instructional Design for Presenters: Presentation is Everything
Core Competencies: Communications
Originally presented on Feb. 19, 2014
The Instructional Design for Presenters series helps you improve your online and face-to-face presentation skills by utilizing techniques common to the field of instructional design. The series will be helpful to trainers, conference presenters, webinar presenters, and educators. This program focuses on best practices for implementation of the presentation/program.
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Using Social Media to Aid Your Job Search
Core Competencies: Communications, Student Learning, Technology
Originally presented on March 19, 2014
This program was designed to assist graduate students in their job search by showing them various ways to use Social Media in their search.  Presenters give examples of what graduate students can do to improve their online presence and network in order to find a job after graduate school.  A short discussion on professional development opportunities available to job seekers at the ACUI 2014 Conference in Orlando offers viewers insights into how to harness the potential of the Orlando conference for their searches.This program is sponsored by Region VIII but is open to all ACUI members.
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Instructional Design for Presenters: Evaluation and Improvement
Core Competencies: Communications
Originally presented on March 26, 2014
The Instructional Design for Presenters series helps you improve your online and face-to-face presentation skills by utilizing techniques common to the field of instructional design. The series will be helpful to trainers, conference presenters, webinar presenters, and educators. This program focuses on evaluating your presentation and effectively using the results to improve future performance.
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Annual Reports: A Brief Perspective to Guide Our Work
Core Competencies: Communications, Leadership, Planning
Originally presented on April 16, 2014
Whether you love or hate them, annual reports are an integral part of our efforts to assess, improve, and encapsulate our work. Learn what makes a good annual report, some best practices for your reporting responsibilities, and how annual reports can be used productively in a department or division. 
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All Things Paint! Your Planning Guide to Paint Parties or Color Runs
Core Competencies: Management, Marketing, Planning
Originally presented on May 15, 2014
Color runs and paint parties are a popular event taking place on college campuses across the nation. Learn how to have a fun and safe event while keeping your campus beautiful and not damaging local water treatment facilities.
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The Art of Negotiation
Core Competencies: Communications, Fiscal Management, Management
Originally presented on May 28, 2014
Union staff need expert negotiations skills to develop effective relationships and suppliers.  However, these skills are rarely part of professionals' education or experience.  The presenter brings experience from both the sales and buyer side of the negotiating table, and will include information regarding basic do's and don'ts, different negotiation modes, cross-cultural negotiations, concession strategies, positions of power, tactics, and moving past deadlocks.
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Lessons Learned with ACUI Region VIII Past Professionals
Core Competencies: Human Resource Development, Leadership, Management
Originally presented on June 11, 2014
This program offers ACUI members the chance to hear about lessons learned from seasoned professionals from Region VIII, and offers insights into our profession and the college union idea at every level of the profession.  Our panel offers lessons from both successes and failures during their careers, and connects learning over the years with ACUI's core competencies and offers advice for newer and older professionals alike.
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Celebrating Milestones
Core Competencies: Management, Marketing, Planning
Originally presented on July 1, 2014
This program was designed to foster an online opportunity for institutions to share ideas of how they celebrated major milestones of their student center or their campus.  This program provides the opportunity for other participants to gain knowledge and ideas for their upcoming celebrations by providing time for sharing. This program was sponsored by Region VIII.  
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How to Interview for a College Union Position
Core Competencies: Communications, Human Resource Development
Originally presented on July 10, 2014
As a young or new professional, join Jill Gugino Panté and Scott Rappaport of the Career Services Center at the University of Delaware for tips and preparation for interviewing with a college union. This session covers both aspects of the interview process as an interviewer and interviewee for a college union. Additionally, Jill and Scott go over what questions to prepare in advance. Become better prepared for your next opportunity! This program was sponsored by Region VII.
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Digital Identity: Using Social Media to Foster Student Engagement
Core Competencies: Communications, Marketing, Technology
Originally presented on Aug. 13, 2014
This presentation describes methods to shape a Student Union’s digital identity through social media sites. In particular, it details ways to enhance student engagement, create an online presence and brand, and identify helpful online tools. The presenter provides examples from experience and from relevant research. Attendees leave the webinar with ideas for how to create and/or strengthen their social media presence and engage with students effectively online. Region II sponsored this online learning program.
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Advising Student Organizations Legally
Core Competencies: Leadership, Planning, Student Learning
Originally presented on Sept. 17, 2014
Working with student organizations on any college campus can be complicated, particularly as it relates to the area of legal issues. Join the presenters from two different institutions (public and private) as they explore a few relevant, and frequently referenced, legal considerations and apply the practical implications through case studies. This program was sponsored by Region V.
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Supervising Your Peers
Core Competencies: Communications, Leadership, Management, Student Learning
Originally presented on Sept. 23, 2014
This session is designed for undergraduate students to learn about supervising their peers in their positions within the Student Center.  Supervising your peers can be tricky, and our panelists share their experiences and offer advice and tips for supervision of your peers.
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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow: Best Practices in Snow Removal
Core Competencies: Facilities Management
Originally presented on Sept. 30, 2014
Program DescriptionFrom a light snow fall on a beautiful winter day to Lake Affect snow, Kerri Sleeman from Michigan Tech University presents and discusses best practices in snow removal. Topics include safety, melting agents, priority areas, types of equipment, student vs. full-time labor (in a union environment), and some real life stories from the Upper Peninsula.
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Fundraising and Development Round-Table Discussion
Core Competencies: Fiscal Management, Management
Originally presented on Oct. 22, 2014
This is a round-table discussion on fundraising and development. As pressure increases to find new external sources of revenue, many student unions and activities professionals are turning to alumni and donors for more resources. During this hour participants share:·       Easy, non-time intensive ways to promote development·       How you approach development·       How you create networks for development opportunities·       How to work strategically with your campus Development Team to leverage support dollars for Student Affairs·       Make initial requests for gifts·       Special projects that can be easily replicated
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NCLP/ACUI Socially Responsible Leadership: What's Service Learning Got to Do with It?
Core Competencies: Leadership
Originally presented on Nov. 12, 2014
More and more leadership educators are turning to service-learning as a means of preparing and engaging our students in leadership for social change. Leadership is indeed a process, but leadership without content and purpose is a flawed concept. Through service-learning, students also learn first-hand why they need to apply their knowledge, skills, and energy to confront troublesome social issues and to elevate our shared future. The presenter shares insights from her newest book, Service-Learning Essentials: Questions, Answers, and Lessons Learned, published in November 2014 by Jossey-Bass.
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Implementing Gender-Neutral Bathrooms in the Student Center
Core Competencies: Facilities Management, Intercultural Proficiency
Originally presented on Nov. 25, 2014
Gender neutral or gender inclusive bathrooms have become a more common topic of discussion on campuses.  First with residence halls and now with student unions, campuses are trying to address the needs of our diverse student populations by providing services and facilities for the most basic needs, but many are struggling with how to create new facilities or convert existing bathrooms to accommodate the needs.   
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Using Adobe Connect for Meetings and Programs
Core Competencies: Communications, Technology
Originally presented on Dec. 9, 2014
Adobe Connect is the platform ACUI uses for most of its online meetings and programs. If you have been a volunteer, attended one of our online programs, or otherwise communicated with ACUI groups, you have probably used the Connect platform. This online presentation supports you in making the most out of Adobe Connect. Learn how to use Adobe Connect, about the tools available, and best practices for online groups. This program is particularly helpful to those in leadership positions throughout the association.
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What Does Title IX Mean for Student Organization Advisors?
Core Competencies: Human Resource Development, Management, Student Learning
Originally presented on Dec. 17, 2014
“Title IX” and “mandatory reporter” are more than just catch phrases floating within the higher education bubble right now.  They are words with real implications for our practice as student organization advisors.  Attend this webinar to understand these implications and how you can better educate the advisors on your campus regarding their role in making our campuses safer.  This program will be interactive, with presenters encouraging participants to discuss what training efforts are happening on their campuses.
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