IPDS: New Professionals Virtual Seminar lays the foundation for a successful career in the college unions and student activities field.

Participants will:

  • Further skills in multiple competency areas, including communication, supporting students, and leadership
  • Build a network of peers from other institutions to call on for advice and continued learning
  • Discover relevant trends impacting higher education—including change management, social justice, mental health, and fiscal management
  • Hear lessons learned and best practices from experienced professionals
  • Find solutions to common issues in the profession—whether entering the field out of graduate school or making a career change

Schedule

July 20
  • Noon–12:30 p.m. – Welcome & Introductions
  • 12:45–2 p.m. – General Session: Role of the College Union
  • 2:15–3 p.m. – Speed Sharing
  • 3–4 p.m. – General Session: Silent Terrorism: A Threat to an Inclusive Campus Environment
  • 4–4:30 p.m. – IPDS Cohort Networking
July 21
  • Noon–1:15 p.m. – General Session: Identity-Conscious Supervision in Student Affairs
  • 1:30–2:30 p.m. – Roundtable
  • 2:45–3:30 p.m. – General Session: Change Management & Managing 360
  • 3:30–4 p.m. – ACUI Involvement Panel
  • 4–4:30 p.m. – Virtual Social Networking

 

July 22
  • Noon–1:15 p.m. – General Session: Event Planning & Crisis Management Panel
  • 1:30–2:15 p.m. – Flash Session: Using Assessment, Evaluation, Research to Stay Relevant, Grow Stronger, and Move Forward
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. – ACUI Talks: High Impact Practices
    • High impact practices and their impacts on minoritized identities
    • High impact practices and student employment
  • 3:45–4 p.m. – Closing

Content Topics

Content covered during IPDS includes:

  • Role of the College Union  

  • Functional Area Sharing  

  • Social Justice in the College Union  

  • Supervision & Advising (Identity Consciousness)  

  • Change Management + Managing 360  

  • Event Planning & Crisis Management (Panel)  

  • Assessment/Budgeting 

  • ACUI Talks (High Impact Practices & Student Employment) 

Registration

Registration includes access to educational sessions, all-conference sessions, and networking opportunities throughout this virtual event. Please find the cancellation policy here.

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Regular Registration (through July 9)

  • Member: $225
  • Nonmember: $325

Late Registration (July 10–16)

  • Member: $325
  • Nonmember: $425