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Past Division Professional Development Presentations


Delivered November 12, 2021

Presented by Nicole Bartolozzi, Assistant Director, Hixson Opportunity Awards; Aiden Jones, Coordinator for Retention-Multicultural Vision Program, Multicultural Student Affairs; and Keara Doocy, Assistant Director, TRIO Student Support Services.

Presentation to learn more about how to support first generation students.

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Delivered February 23, 2021

Presented by: Dr. Larry Roper, Professor Emeritus of Language, Culture, and Society at Oregon State University. This presentation explores how we are navigating these unprecedented times on campus and in our world. Staff heard from the experiences of colleagues and created opportunities for application of lessons learned after the program.

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Download the Yearning for Connection Introspection Exercise for Individuals


Delivered October 22, 2020
Presented by: Meredith V. Tittler, M.S., Counseling Intern, Student Counseling Services; Caitlin M. Stumpner, M.A., Counseling Post-Doc, Student Counseling Services; Erin Pederson, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist, Student Counseling Services
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Delivered October 15, 2020
Presented by: Jeremy Best, MAT, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, History
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White supremacist ideas never really disappeared from America’s campuses and schools, but in the last decade the ideas of white nationalists and other white supremacists have reemerged as a more vocal and dangerous influence. The advocates of these ideologies are deeply immersed in the mythologies and conspiracies of their movement. This situation often puts those who would stand against white nationalism at a disadvantage. Communities committed to fighting white nationalism can be empowered with basic content and strategies to more effectively re-balance the contest. This session will aid in this correction by introducing key vocabulary and concepts of contemporary white nationalists and white supremacists; by giving guidance on identifying the coded and un-coded language and symbology of white nationalist and supremacist ideas; and by presenting best practices for addressing the presence of nationalism and supremacy on campus and in schools. Participants in the session will build content competence and practical confidence by participating in scenarios and brainstorming sessions to address hypothetical and real examples of white nationalism in classroom, campus, and other settings.

Delivered September 28, 2020
Presented by: Jamie Niman, Accessibility Coordinator, Student Accessibility Services
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This presentation covers basic information on neurodiverse students, with a focus on ADHD and Autism. Attendees will learn about diagnosis traits and challenges, neurodiverse/disability identity, communication practices, resources, and strategies for assisting students.

Delivered September 16, 2020
Presented by: Isaiah McGee, Graduate Student, School of Education
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Social justice advocates and allies are largely in agreement that some initial context of interpersonal cultural awareness is necessary for building the capacity to Inclusion. However, equity implementation efforts are largely treated as skill-set approaches that presume only more information around culture is needed, rather than a growth mindset approach that requires transformation about interactions with culture. The debate then shifts towards whether to prioritize and focus on interpersonal work or systems work. This session dives into the heart of this debate by proposing a re-analysis of the popular Cultural Proficiency Framework (Lindsey, Nuri-Robins, Terrell, 2018) and reframes it within the context of Cultural Humility. Participants will examine conditions that disproportionately affect marginalized populations in organizational settings such as schools and colleges and developing a deeper consideration of the foundational elements upon which equity should be based; unpacking a shared sense of belonging and dignity. Participants will also examine five core values behind culture and how a set of inverse factors pull individuals and systems either toward or away a process of cultural humility that leads to improved cultural competence. 

Delivered July 21, 2020 
Presented by: Jamar Orr
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A special presentation was made to the Division of Student Affairs Cabinet by Jamar Orr titled, “Campus Protests, Demonstrations, Solicitations & the 1st Amendment.

Delivered February 10, 2020 

Creating inclusive communities requires vigilance and attention to the personal experiences students encounter as they interact with peers, university personnel and contend with social and politically charged events occurring within and beyond the university’s borders. Student affairs staff can play a critical role in assisting students to navigate a complex set of dynamics.

University colleagues and a panel of senior leaders examined scenarios that have occurred in educational settings across the country and engaged in active problem solving and possible approaches for our campus community.

Participants will:

1. Reflect on the complexity of issues around diversity and inclusion and their impact on campus climate. 
2. Explore ways campus members can support students with different identities, beliefs, and lived experiences.
3. Examine the decision-making process and engage in collaborative problem solving to address issues related to diversity and inclusion.
4. Explore how policy decisions at an institutional level impact decisions on a local, regional, and national scale.

Case Studies can be found here: 
The training was developed by the Student Affairs Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Delivered January 10, 2020 
Presented by: Dr. Ann Marie Klotz
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Leading people can be the most challenging and rewarding part of our job and happens at all levels of an organization. Working together and holding people accountable, even when they do not directly report to you, can also be tough. This session is designed to teach skills to increase your professional confidence and competence with being a leader. You will leave this session with a renewed focus on how to develop your own skills in this important professional competence because no one can opt-out of leadership.


Delivered November 5, 2019

A recording of the presentation can be found here:

The November Division Meeting focused on employee wellness, one of the five Division Priorities for 2019-20. The meeting kicked off with Division updates from Senior Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Martino Harmon. Then Student Health and Wellness leadership led the division through an evaluation of wellness based on the 8 Dimensions of Wellness, shared strategies for self-care, self-compassion, and current resources available to staff. Staff then had the opportunity to create a wellness plan personalized to them. 

A copy of the worksheets can be found here:

Adventure 2 Employee Wellness Resources can be found here:

January 11, 2019
Presented by: Karen McCullough

A recording of the presentation can be found here.

About the presentation: Today, the workplace days of “one size fits all” and “treat everyone the same” are gone. Karen helps leaders and teams understand the distinct generational differences and how to flex to meet each group and individual in a personal and supportive way building trust, motivation while inspiring and retaining talent. 


Delivered: November 8, 2018
A presentation from Krideena Jansen, University Human Resources Consultant, around the topics of stress, change, and how to take care of yourself in times when these two can feel overwhelming. A copy of the presentation slides can be found here.

Power Point Presentation

Staff Workbook

Delivered: Feb. 12, 2018
Presented by: Kevin Kruger, President, NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
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Higher education is in the midst of increased scrutiny from a wide range of stakeholders and potential disruption to the very nature of teaching and learning. At the same time, student affairs professionals are confronted with increasing compliance and regulatory obligations and a broad set of issues that are at the center of the health, safety, and well-being of our students – all while continuing to promote student success, retention, and degree completion for an increasingly diverse student body. We will need highly effective leadership in this next phase of higher education.