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Assisting Students and Colleagues to Spiral Back Up From a Moral Injury FREE - Monday, October 2, 2023
Over the past few years, faculty and students have been through trauma together. Some of us may have experienced several traumatic experiences during the most stressful time of our lives. Some, like me, may have used all their protective factors and resilience stores and finally hit rock bottom, completely exhausted and cynical. This is burnout. When burnout occurs, our stress in the workplace or classroom feels unmanageable. Once at this broken level, we are prone to experiencing a moral injury. This webinar shares essential practices for climbing back up the spiral and finding joy again.

Unique Careers in Student Affairs FREE - Wednesday, October 4, 2023
An introduction for new professionals and grad students into some lesser known fields of student affairs. Most people go to grad school understanding the "popular"/larger subsections of student affairs, but what about the niche spaces within our field?

Advocacy in Student Affairs: Caring for Professional Wellbeing in Times of Change FREE - Thursday, October 5, 2023
This webinar will highlight ways divisional leadership can ensure staff are included in decision-making, feel supported amidst a shifting landscape, and are comfortable being their authentic selves in the workplace. With leadership experiences at a variety of institutions and institution types, the presenters hope to inspire, motivate, support, and most importantly advocate for the incredible work student affairs professionals do.

Job Searching as a Function of Your Career Life Cycle FREE - Friday, October 6, 2023
This professional development session is designed to allow practitioners to discuss a model for approaching job searching as an intentional professional development vs. a one-time, sporadic task. Attendees will discuss strategies for building a professional portfolio to establish a brand story, marketing themselves, and managing a job search. 

When Mindfulness Meets the Classroom FREE - Friday, October 6, 2023
When students are emotionally engaged in the classroom, they have a greater sense of belonging because content connects to their personal lives and academic pursuits. During this workshop, participants learn how to incorporate mindfulness into their classrooms to support student engagement and success.

Leveling Up Your Career in Student Affairs FREE - Thursday, October 12, 2023
Ever wonder what to expect at each professional level of your career? Are you considering applying for a new position soon and wondering what you should consider or what ways you can better prepare yourself for a promotion? Join some NASPA volunteer leaders as they discuss their journeys and advice for navigating the field of student affairs across your career lifespan and ways you can prepare to level up!

Coffee Break with the VPs- What Does NASPA Do Anyway? FREE - Friday, October 13, 2023
Take a break with us and connect with NASPA Vice Presidents and learn about the different functional areas, resources, and program offerings provided by NASPA. Learn more about working for an association and our role as the leading voice for the field of student affairs. 

2023 Annual Fall Virtual Conference Agenda FREE - Wednesday, October 18 thru Friday, October 20, 2023
You must register for the event by October 17 using your college email address. This opportunity allows all employees to participate at no cost. Registering for the conference will allow you to engage in 70 live sessions, three general sessions, as well as a series of pre-recorded sessions, and provide opportunities to connect with colleagues throughout the event. In addition, you will have access to recordings for six months.
     -If you have already created an account, login here.
     -Or set up an account at learn.nisod.org here if you have not already done so.
     -Once you have logged into your account, click here to register for the Annual Fall Virtual Conference free of charge.

Surviving as a Full-time Working Doctorate Student Parent: A Panel Discussion FREE - Monday, October 23, 2023
Are you thinking about or currently in a doctoral program while being a full-time working parent? Work-life balance takes on a whole new meaning when you are parenting while in a doctoral program and writing a dissertation. Join this discussion as we share our experiences through our doctoral programs and dissertation writing, the honest truths about balance, and navigating the dissertation journey. Current doctoral students or graduated doctoral working parents are welcome to join and share perspectives. 

State of Student Affairs: A Conversation with NASPA President and Board Chair FREE - Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Join NASPA President Dr. Kevin Kruger and NASPA Board Chair Dr. Chicora Martin for a discussion on the current state of the student affairs field as well as the future of the field from the perspective of association leadership. 

Intro to Facilitating Groups FREE - Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Keeping a large group focused is a challenge, no matter the session topic. What are the best ways to do that?

2023 Teaching & Learning Summit $ - Thursday, October 26 & Friday 27, 2023
Advancing Equitable Student Learning in Times of Accelerating Change brings together faculty, leaders of professional learning, instructional designers, department chairs, deans, and others for interactive workshops and guided conversations to advance campus-wide transformation.

Trauma-Informed Teaching and Learning $ - Friday, October 27, 2023
Recognize the concept of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how it differs across various populations. Describe and evaluate how ACEs impact brain function, human growth, and development. Assess and apply knowledge regarding posttraumatic growth by examining research-based tools and techniques to manage and improve trauma and promote resilience.

Our Place at the Table FREE - Monday, October 30, 2023
During this moderated open round table discussion, we will be asking our speakers to discuss what Student Affairs does and doesn’t do to support new professionals, how to address change as a new professional, how to grow self-advocacy, how to manage upwards, ect. Our goal is to foster a goal orientated conversation that does not discredit the material struggle that many new professionals face in Student Affairs, but rather to uplift graduate students and new professionals to find their place at the table. 

Interviewing for a Community College: What You Need to Know FREE - Monday, October 30, 2023
Join us for an engaging webinar during NASPA's Careers in Student Affairs Month, where we will delve into the unique world of interviewing and transitioning to a student affairs role at community colleges. Discover how to effectively communicate your transferrable skills and articulate why your gifts would be an excellent fit for the community college environment. Our panelists will explore the parallels between student affairs professionals' roles at four-year and two-year institutions so attendees can learn how to showcase their experience and skills effectively. One crucial aspect of community colleges is funding, and our webinar will provide insights into the financial landscape of these institutions and valuable perspectives on governance, shedding light on the decision-making processes and structures that shape these jobs.

2-Minute Takeaways FREE - On Demand
What is the Biggest Difference Between High School and College?
How Can We Encourage Academic Honesty in Online Courses?
What is the Appreciative Advising Model?
How Can Parents Help Their College Student Address Loneliness?
How Do You Recommend Students Prepare for Their First Online Test?
What are Some ways Writing Tutors Can Keep Students Engaged in a Tutoring Session?
3 Questions Parents Should Ask Their 1st Year Student?

Effective Online Teaching Practices Part 1 FREE - On Demand
Teaching Edge: What We’ve Learned From Creating Large Online Courses for Phi Theta Kappa Members 
Smart Education Solutions: Improve Student Engagement in an Online Environment 
Don’t Throw in the Towel: Academic Integrity and the Online Course 
The Day Teaching Changed: Teaching in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond 
The Virtual D.I.N.E.R.: Mixing It Up 
Practical Tips for Effective Online Teaching 

Effective Online Teaching Practices Part 2 FREE - On Demand
I’ve Designed a Beautiful Online Course: Now What? 
Student-Focused Best Online Teaching and Learning Practices in the Age of COVID-19 
How to Get and Keep Students Involved 
Avoiding Big Brother Tactics in Online Instruction: Developing Creative Assessment Alternatives 
From Stage to Screen: What Professional Speakers Can Teach Us About Virtual Learning
Cultivating an Engaging Online Learning Frameworks Course 

Embracing the Issues of a Typical Student to Create a Welcoming Classroom FREE - On Demand
This webinar is aimed at understanding the issues that students face in a peri-post pandemic period. The facilitator works toward laying down a foundation of terms and topics aimed at assisting educators at all levels to create a welcoming and safe classroom for students to help promote attendance, learning, and self-awareness. Attendees are asked to provide their own experiences to assist the presenter in providing relevant information. The presenter provides a list of ways in which the attendees can create a safe space and where or how they can intervene in difficult situations.

Thinkers, Feelers, Introverts, Extraverts: Understanding and Communicating Better With Your Students FREE - On Demand
The diversity of students today requires individualized approaches to communication. Using examples from their own classes, the facilitators help others understand and communicate better with their students. The challenges that have occurred in the past and strategies available to overcome them are discussed. Each strategy has its own inherent strengths and potential weaknesses.

YuJa Basic Training FREE - On Demand

YuJa Advanced Training FREE - On Demand

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Escaping the Classroom: Designing Digital Escape Rooms for Learning FREE - Thursday, November 9, 2023
Escape rooms require players to complete tasks, retrieve clues, and solve puzzles in order to escape a locked room. Digital escape rooms function much like their physical counterparts except they take place entirely online. Because digital escape rooms don’t require any physical equipment, they have become a popular way for instructors to engage their students online. In this webinar, participants engage in a live, digital escape room and learn how to design their own by brainstorming the concept, creating the puzzles, setting up the virtual environment, and testing the game. No matter your skill level, you will leave this webinar with the tools needed to create an engaging digital escape room for your students.

Teaching Critical Thinking in Humanities and Social Sciences Courses FREE - Friday, November 10, 2023
This workshop provides participants with concrete tools for teaching critical-thinking skills while covering required course content. By the end of the workshop, participants are able to create lesson plans that enhance critical-thinking skills based on content from any discipline in the humanities or social sciences. Participants also learn how these skills can be easily and accurately measured.

Strategies for Promoting Engagement in the Online Classroom FREE - Monday, November 13, 2013
Are you struggling with students in your online classes staying on task? Do you find that students don't read the syllabus? Are you looking for ways to have better retention and success in the online classroom? If this is you, I get it. I have been teaching online for over a decade. Trying to keep students on task in the online space and trying to make sure that students are progressing through the course on a weekly basis can be difficult. When we add activities and engagement to our online courses, we help students stay motivated, focused, and on task. In this webinar, participants gain strategies and activities to incorporate into the online classroom that get students excited and inspired to learn. These strategies help instructors gain better student retention and outcomes. 

Flipped Learning: Pathway to Student Success FREE - Friday, November 17, 2023
Come explore the possibilities offered by the flipped classroom model, engage with other participants, and leave with a variety of interactive engagement activities that can be implemented immediately.

Intro to Facilitating Groups FREE - Tuesday, November 25, 2023
Dysfunctional behavior in meetings is a serious issue that can lead to high levels of stress and anxiety. Factors such as side conversations, late arrivals, negativity, and other disruptive behaviors can quickly turn a smoothly run meeting into a disaster. Ignoring these issues only allows them to persist. This webinar offers a comprehensive solution to the problem of dysfunctional behavior in meetings.


The Skills and Competencies Needed to Transform Higher Education for the Future of Work and Learning FREE - Thursday, December 7, 2023
It is estimated that 85 percent of all jobs that will exist in 2030 have yet to be invented. Couple this with a recent survey that states nearly 50 percent of millennials do not believe college is worth it. For those who do enroll, nearly half drop out within their first year of studies and only 10 to 12 percent of students of color will persist to graduation. At the onset of the fourth industrial revolution, how can community college leaders redesign their services to help students find their personalized pathway, create a sense of belonging, and build equitable bridges to social and economic mobility? Participants learn new transformative strategies they might consider for their own institution based upon work conducted at Tallahassee Community College through the Culture of CARE initiative.

How to Teach Community College Students the Soft Skills Demanded by Employers FREE - Friday, December 8, 2023
Describe employability skills. Know the difference between soft and hard skills. Summarize common skills desired by employers. Describe ways to help students improve their soft skills.