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Preconference Workshops

Full-day, morning, and afternoon sessions available.

Fee per Session: $375 (member); $425 (nonmember) – early-bird rate extended through June 5, 2020

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Full-Day Sessions

Tuesday, June 2 · 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT

  • NACE Assessments for Coaching Intensive II

    The NACE Assessments for Coaching Intensive II workshop builds on fundamental skills gained from NACE Assessments for Coaching Intensive I. Using knowledge and the understanding of reliability and validity of assessments, coaches will examine client support systems for specific student populations, identifying strategies to leverage clients’ progression toward goal attainment.

    Attendees will analyze the impact of unconscious bias as it relates to the coaching process and client goal attainment, construct a coaching plan, and demonstrate effective coaching skills using results of client assessments. 

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Identify existing factors affecting the coaching process, such as client support system, attitude, and social factors as they relate to specific student populations;
    • Evaluate and identify assessments based on client preference and appropriateness to the coaching plan; and 
    • Create a coaching environment that is conducive to exploration and discovery.

     
    *Note: Completion of NACE Assessments for Coaching Intensive I is a prerequisite for those completing the NACE 60-Hour Coaching Certification Program.

    Career Level: Basic, intermediate, and advanced-level career services professionals
    Presenter: Meg Flournoy, Sector Director, Duke University – The Fuqua School of Business

    BCC – 7.5 clock hours • ICF – 7.5 clock hours

    Knowledge Assessment: Upon successful completion of and participation in the NACE Assessments for Coaching Intensive II workshop, named registrants who wish to receive a certificate of completion will be provided instructions to complete the online NACE Assessments for Coaching Intensive II Knowledge Assessment. The assessment consists of 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions.

    Attendees scoring an 88 percent or better on the assessment will receive the NACE Assessments for Coaching Intensive II Certificate of Completion. Successful completion of the workshop and obtaining the certificate of completion can be used, in part (7.5 hours), to meet the training requirements for the Board Certified Coach credential offered through the Center for Credentialing and Education.

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  • NACE Assessing the University Relations and Recruiting Function

    Can you articulate your university relations and recruiting (URR) program’s strengths and weaknesses? Could you successfully prioritize enhancement initiatives to most improve your URR team? Attend this workshop to diagnose the areas exerting the most positive and negative impact on your program’s ROI.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • List and describe the 18 key components of a URR program;
    • Complete a program assessment using the URR assessment tool;
    • Develop an action plan from the results of the assessment process;
    • Locate resources regarding recommended practices in URR; and
    • Scale the URR assessment tool to programs of various sizes and structures.

    Career Level: Basic, intermediate, and advanced-level university relations and recruiting professionals
    Presenters: Jose Preza, Recruiter, Talent Branding & University Recruitment, and Nicole Wormley, Global Director, Branding & University Recruitment, Danaher Corporation

    This activity has been approved for 6.5 HR General recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR, and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

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Morning Sessions

Tuesday, June 2 · 8 a.m. - Noon CT

  • Engaging Faculty

    NACE research shows that there has been substantial movement away from housing career services under student affairs. In 2008, nearly 70 percent of career services offices reported serving under student affairs; 10 years later, only 50 percent reside under student affairs. In response to this significant shift, it is imperative that career centers work more intentionally to foster sustainable and meaningful connections to the academy.

    During this session, you will gain insight into and learn strategies on how to respond to this trend of career centers moving into academic affairs. You will examine a framework for integrating faculty into the career development process to improve institutional outcomes, and learn from the work at Gonzaga University, which has adopted a Provosts’ model of governance, where student affairs reports directly to the senior academic officer.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Conceptualize successful programs to engage faculty members in the career development process;
    • Articulate how to create career development programs that are meaningful and beneficial to faculty members; and
    • Describe how faculty relationships can enhance the work of the college career center.

    Career Level: Intermediate and advanced-level career services professionals
    Presenters: O. Ray Angle, Assistant Vice President for Career and Professional Development, Gonzaga University and Kevin R. Measor, PhD, Lecturer Department of Biology – Gonzaga University; Affiliate Instructor Department of Biological Structures – University of Washington School of Medicine; Pre-Health Advisor – Gonzaga University; and Director – Spokane Center for Public Neuroscience Education

    NBCC – 4 clock hours

    NACE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5161. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NACE is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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  • Advanced School Selection

    Would you like to develop a model to evaluate your current processes for school selection? Do you want to know more about the validity of the data collected? Would you like to know more about data collection methods? 

    Attendees will take a deep dive into school selection criteria, data, and analysis to develop a greater understanding of the criteria needed to objectively evaluate, select, and rank schools using best practices and proven methods. 

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Develop a model to objectively evaluate, select, and rank schools;
    • Identify key school selection data points and collection methodologies;
    • Test the validity of collected data; and
    • Create a data manipulation and scoring system.

    Career Level: Intermediate and advanced-level university relations and recruiting professionals
    Presenter: Scott Flanary, University Recruiter, Facebook

    This activity has been approved for 4.0 HR General recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR, and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

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  • Practical Approaches to Career Readiness

    Is your current career readiness approach agile? Are you looking for practical strategies to improve student outcomes? This session will provide a collection of practical strategies and examples of how a variety of institutions are integrating career competencies. Explore different models, practical strategies, and leading practices to integrate and scale career readiness. The session provides a foundation to strategically shift language, priorities, partnerships, and student success.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Identify the best model to use to integrate career readiness on your campus;
    • Examine strategies and leading practices that have an agility focus; and
    • Design at least three strategies to enhance career readiness initiatives on your campus.

    Career Level: Basic, intermediate, and advanced-level career services professionals
    Presenters: Tim Harding, Associate Dean, Career Development and Engagement, University of Tampa and Alicia Smyth, Executive Director, Career Services, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Daytona Beach Campus

    NBCC – 4 clock hours

    NACE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5161. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NACE is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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  • New Professionals Bootcamp

    Every career center and every recruiting function is unique to its own organization, but there are skills, knowledge, and competencies that span our professional practice.

    In this session, practitioners with less than five years in the profession will get an overview of those components and have the opportunity to reflect on their own personal career and goals. As our charges and the way we conduct our business change, young professionals are the key to our future and must be retained. To do so, they must have the perspective of what our profession is as a whole, determine where their best fit is, come to feel valued in it, and know how they can advance.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Examine the competencies for effective professional engagement and develop insight into how to leverage them;
    • Explore current trends and consider the potential to develop a specialty; and
    • Establish the foundation to build a knowledge network with those who will advance through the profession with your organization.

    Career Level: Basic, intermediate, and advanced-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
    Presenters: Catherine Neiner, Director, University Career Services, Georgia State University and Stephanie Pallante, Early Careers Recruitment Leader, CIGNA Corporation

    This activity has been approved for 4.0 HR General recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR, and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

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Afternoon Sessions

Tuesday, June 2 · 1 – 5 p.m. CT

  • Exploring Work, Culture, and AI

    Explore what work means to you, your students/recruits, and society at large, and why this matters as we plan for the future world of work. Four sessions arrayed as spiral progressions (personal, cultural, organizational, and application/synthesis/AI) with solo and group activities in each allow attendees to increase thoughtful engagement with assumptions around work, how to relate to it, and how this drives technologies like AI. Attendees will be equipped to be active agents in their organizations and broader conversations.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Critically reflect on personal and cultural perceptions of work and how that affects what we do individually and collectively;
    • Parse the business and cultural conversations around work and AI with special attention to the impact on diversity and inclusion efforts; and
    • Create a personalized plan to bring this conversation back to your institution.

    Career Level: Basic, intermediate, and advanced-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
    Presenters: Julianna McDonald, Assistant Director, and Chris Miciek, Director, Career Development Center, Thomas Jefferson University

    This activity has been approved for 4.0 HR General recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR, and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

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  • Group Coaching: Future Ready

    In the fast-paced world of work, focusing on your own professional development for the future often takes a backseat. Join like-minded individuals to develop an action plan to enhance your professional trajectory, examine barriers to the process, and recognize efficiencies in the development process through engagement in a group coaching session anchored in strategy, outcomes, and planning.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Establish action for professional growth;
    • Recognize barriers to the development process;
    • Eliminate barriers to success and development; and
    • Establish a timeline of support.

    Career Level: Basic, intermediate, and advanced-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
    Presenters: Ann Garner, Manager of Industry Advising and Employer Development - Technology, George Mason University and Cher Yazvac, Director of Career Development, Purdue University Center for Career Opportunities

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  • Preparing for Gen Z

    What are the unique characteristics of Gen Z, and how will the next generation of talent impact the world of work? In this session, attendees will examine characteristics, values, and preferences of Generation Z to develop a strategic approach to programming efforts within your university relations and recruiting plan. Examine leading practices and factors to design exceptional internship, onboarding, and rotational programming to meet the needs of Gen Z.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Examine unique characteristics and attributes of Gen Z;
    • Analyze changes to the recruiting process specifically for Gen Z; and
    • Create a recruiting strategy to attract top Gen Z talent.

    Career Level: Basic, intermediate, and advanced-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
    Presenters: Rohan Punamia, Associate Product Manager, LinkedIn and Sahil Punamia, Founder, The Aspiring Professional

    This activity has been approved for 4.0 HR General recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR, and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

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  • Making Career Readiness the Core of a Liberal Arts Undergraduate Curriculum

    At the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, the Career Readiness Initiative in the College of Liberal Arts is making career readiness a core of the college’s mission. Conceptualizing readiness as the acquisition of Core Career Competencies has fundamentally changed undergraduate education at a liberal arts institution.

    Conceived five years ago, it rests on the four pillars: Conceptualization and Planning, Coalition Building, Resources, and Assessment. Using this initiative as a case study, the presenters will share how they navigated leading institutional change. They will identify key stakeholders and moments crucial for success. Breakout sessions and exercises will allow participants to translate these lessons to actionable next steps for their initiatives.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Develop a business case for senior leadership with an outcomes and impact focus;
    • Align strategic goals and institutional vision to build college-wide alliances supporting liberal arts and career readiness;
    • Identify key stakeholders including faculty and understand their motivations and constraints to be engaged in career readiness; and
    • Recognize motivating factors to increase student engagement in the career development process.

    Career Level: Basic, intermediate, and advanced-level career services professionals
    Presenters: Judy Anderson, Director of Career Readiness, and Ascan Koerner, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), College of Liberal Arts

    NBCC – 4 clock hours

    NACE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5161. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NACE is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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Questions?

Contact NACE Professional Development at events@naceweb.org, 610.625.1026.

*Separate registration and fee required.