NOCRSA STATE WORKSHOP
Define Your Vision 20/20
Thank you to everyone that attended the 2020 NoCRSA State Workshop on October 12th, hosted (virtually) by UNC Charlotte.
In case you missed it or want to experience the fun again, all video session recording links have now been added.
Recordings of the Day
Presenters: Dana Lopez, Greg Deverson, and Peter Berry of Wake Forest University
Description: Turn that COVID frown upside down, and do what Campus Rec professionals do, create programming options that help our students stay active, provide stress relief, and connect to one another (that's just to name a few!)
Wake Forest University will show you how we stepped up to the challenge and provide you with our take on programming, 2020 style. You can expect to hear how we have modified our current programs and facilities as well as what we are doing that is NEW. We will share our successes and how they will be incorporated in years to come.
We will provide you with some ideas or maybe you can help us too. Be prepared to share if your department has something to brag about!
Presenters: Rowan Stuart of UNC Asheville
Description: We believe that Outdoor Pre-Orientation Programs serve to ease the transition of new students into a college setting. This year more than ever, we wanted to serve our incoming class with an experience to help them feel at home at UNC Asheville. This presentation is a brief overview of the ways that our "Pre-RendezBlue" programs changed to accommodate for the new risks that 2020 has to offer.
Panelists: Tim McNeilly, UNCW; Wendy Motch - Ellis, UNC Asheville; Bill Goa, UNC Chapel Hill; Robert McNair, NC State A&T; Dei Reich, Wingate
Description: Ask questions and hear how and why Campus Recreation Directors made decisions during a time of pandemic and social injustice.
Presenters: Natalie Kristof of Western Carolina University, Amy Lingenfelter of Western Carolina University, Tyler Davis of Western Carolina University
Description: In this session you will learn from the Fitness Team Lead at Western Carolina University. She assists with hiring, training, and evaluating group exercise instructors, personal trainers, and facility staff. She will educate on tips and tricks for providing feedback in student leadership role. This will be done through discussion and practical application.
Presenters: Greg Corack of East Carolina University
Description: So much has changed in the past 6 months, especially for managers used to seeing their employees every day. Virtual supervision presents innumerable challenges especially those focused on employee motivation. This presentation presents tips and tricks for modifying your leadership style to motivate employees and inspire teamwork from a distance. Let My People Play Golf is more than just a motto it is a philosophy that pushes leaders to change their mindset and realize sometimes we have to purposefully facilitate leisure during the work day.
Presenter: Tori Lord of UNC Charlotte
Description: The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world.
Enjoy your lunch! We will see everyone back at 1PM.
Presenters: David Gaskins of George Mason University, Dana Lopez of Wake Forest University, Chelsea Phipps of UNC-Greensboro, Merrissa Vault of University of Miami, & Justin Waters of East Carolina University
Description: This will be a panel presentation and will explore the topics of relationships, mentoring, and student development and provide insight into the relationships and mentors that shaped their careers and explore how they have given back to the profession by mentoring others. Panelists will be asked a variety of questions about their own personal experience with being mentored and what it meant to them, their theories and approaches to mentoring as professionals, the nature of mentoring relationships, having tough conversations, and providing safe space and support in those relationships. This session is designed for both students and professionals and will be a fun and interactive presentation that will highlight one of the true hallmarks of NIRSA - that of caring professionals and student development at its finest.
Presenters: Steven Trotter of East Carolina University
Description: Remote teams and employees have existed for years. According to Gallup, the optimal time spent working remotely is between 60-80% to maximize productivity and engagement. Although a commonality in many industries, working remotely has been a stranger to higher education. COVID-19 thrust higher education into remote working without a lot of preparation. In this session, you will learn about strategies and systems to maximize your productivity and happiness while working and leading from afar.
Presenters: Natalie Holzhauer and Lindsay Klingenschmidt of UNC Charlotte
Description: Hear how UNC Charlotte’s Dining Services collaborates with recreation through programming, nutrition, and education. There will also be a mini Teaching Kitchen on how to do a quick meal prep for busy professionals!
We hate that we can’t be in person with our North Carolina colleagues for the 2020 NoCRSA State Workshop! Let’s close out the day with some networking, catching up, and conversation. Feel free to bring any food or beverage of your choice to the Happy Hour!