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Preconference Workshops

Extend your trip and expand your learning at NACE19 with full-day, morning, and afternoon sessions*.

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Full-Day Sessions

  • NACE Assessing the University Relations and Recruiting Function

    Date/Time: Monday, June 3 • 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET
    Career Level: Basic- and intermediate-level university relations and recruiting professionals
    Early-Bird Rate**: $375 (member); $425 (nonmember)
    Standard Rate: $475 (member); $525 (nonmember)

    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? Examine the URR function from 18 dimensions, and 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.

    Presenter: Bryan Quick, Manager, Global Talent Acquisition US and EMEA, Abbott Laboratories

    This activity has been approved for 6.00 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

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  • NACE Assessments for Coaching Intensive I

    Date/Time:  Monday, June 3 • 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET
    Career Level: Basic- and intermediate-level career service professionals
    Early-Bird Rate**: $375 (member); $425 (nonmember)
    Standard Rate: $475 (member); $525 (nonmember)

    The NACE Assessments for Coaching Intensive I workshop provides attendees the opportunity to dive deep into the world of assessments. Learners will explore applicability in higher education, businesses, and organizations to gain a solid understanding of how assessments can enhance the coach/client relationship, resulting in positive outcomes. Attendees will examine the coaching process and gain strategies to provide specific, thoughtful feedback as part of a comprehensive coaching plan. 

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Identify existing factors affecting the coaching process: client support system, attitude, and social factors; 
    • Establish appropriate career goals based on client preferences and assessments results; 
    • Assist clients in correlating their long-term goals with their current status;
    • Evaluate assessment tools for purpose, appropriateness, and accessibility; and 
    • Select appropriate assessments based on client scenario reviews.

    Presenter: Heather Maietta, Associate Professor, Career in Progress

    BCC – 7.5 clock hours
    ICF – 7.5 clock hours

    Knowledge Assessment: Upon successful completion and participation in the NACE Assessments for Coaching Intensive I, named registrants who wish to receive a certificate of completion will be provided instructions to complete the online NACE Assessments in Coaching Intensive I 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 I 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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Morning Sessions

  • Career Experts: Superheroes to the Rescue

    Date/Time: Monday, June 3 • 8 a.m. – Noon ET
    Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
    Early-Bird Rate**: $375 (member); $425 (nonmember)
    Standard Rate: $475 (member); $525 (nonmember)

    "I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." – Superman
     
    Are you fully embracing the experts surrounding you to leverage student/candidate success?  Are you looking for a new technique to bring about change, development, and impact? If you answered “yes” to either question, this session is for you. Attendees will learn the anatomy of a Listening Tour and practice it from start to finish, as a strategy to increase engagement, impact, and long-term relationship outcomes.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Design a Listening Tour to leverage student and candidate success by defining attributes of your networks (superheroes) and their impact on your organizational strategy, process, and relationship management;
    • Examine and capitalize on the role your superheroes have within the student/candidate experience; and
    • Identify opportunities to leverage collaboration: technology, info sessions, and customization by engaging in a Listening Tour simulation as a takeaway for your own practice.

    Presenters: Kathleen Powell, Associate Vice President for Career Development, William & Mary; and Scott Flanary, Campus Recruiter, Facebook

    This activity has been approved for 3.75 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

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  • Cultivating a Culture of Co-Creation

    Date/Time: Monday, June 3 • 8 a.m. – Noon ET
    Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
    Early-Bird Rate**: $375 (member); $425 (nonmember)
    Standard Rate: $475 (member); $525 (nonmember)

    Whether you work with students or supervise a staff, coaching strategies can help you establish clear expectations and set the stage for success. In this session, attendees will analyze components of the coaching relationship and identify coaching strategies, such as graphic organizers, to co-create positive outcomes with students or staff. Attendees will learn research-based strategies from coaching and psychology to create a self-empowered model for their students and staff. 

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Explore and identify key contributors to your organizational culture; 
    • Identify opportunities to introduce or enhance a coaching model;
    • Examine coaching strategies that are student/staff focused, and promote inclusiveness and equitability; and
    • Develop a new coaching system that adjusts to a constantly changing landscape.

    Presenters: Katharine Brooks, Executive Director, Career Center, Vanderbilt University; and Carlena (CJ) Harris, Manager, Talent Acquisition and Organizational Development, Luminex Corporation

    BCC – 4 clock hours
    ICF – 4 clock hours

    Knowledge Assessment: Upon successful completion and participation in Cultivating a Culture of Co-Creation, named registrants who wish to receive a certificate of completion will be provided instructions to complete the online Cultivating a Culture of Co-Creation Knowledge Assessment. The assessment consists of 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions.

    Attendees scoring 88 percent or better on the assessment will receive the Cultivating a Culture of Co-Creation Certificate of Completion. Successful completion of the workshop and obtaining the certificate of completion can be used in part (4 hours) to meet the continuing education requirements for the Board Certified Coach credential offered through the Center for Credentialing and Education.

    This activity has been approved for 3.75 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

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  • Data Analytics: Navigation, Strategy, and Implementation

    Date/Time: Monday, June 3 • 8 a.m. – Noon ET
    Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
    Early-Bird Rate**: $375 (member); $425 (nonmember)
    Standard Rate: $475 (member); $525 (nonmember)

    Are you maximizing the use of data analytics? Are you aware of its potential within your organization or on your campus? Do data inform your current strategy? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, then we welcome you to join us for this preconference workshop. In this session, attendees will explore the latest trends in data analytics while identifying ways to increase efficiency and build an impactful business case.
     
    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Define and articulate trends in data analytics;
    • Explore strategies and methods for measuring and evaluating data;
    • Explore technology platforms that address challenges in data collection;
    • Leverage data analytics to tell a more powerful story that resonates with your audience both intellectually and emotionally; and
    • Use data analytics to build a business case and eliminate limitations within your organizational/campus strategies.

    Presenters: Emanuel Contomanolis, Senior Associate Vice President for Employer Engagement and Career Design, Northeastern University - Department of Co-op Education & Career Development and Bruce Soltys, Head of Talent Acquisition Sourcing Strategy, The Travelers Companies, Inc.

    This activity has been approved for 3.75 HR (Business) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

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Afternoon Sessions

  • Career Readiness: Stop, Collaborate, and Listen

    Date/Time: Monday, June 3 • 1 – 5 p.m. ET
    Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
    Early-Bird Rate**: $375 (member); $425 (nonmember)
    Standard Rate: $475 (member); $525 (nonmember)

    Are your students prepared to express their story during the interview process and through use of technology platforms? In this session, attendees will gain insight into the most relevant and impactful student-to-candidate behaviors and will learn to correlate those behaviors to career readiness competencies. Through proactive and collaborative execution of strategies, attendees will gain immediate and actionable skills to fully support career development.

    Following this session, you will be able to:

    • Articulate essential components of the student narrative; 
    • Correlate behaviors of top candidates’ career readiness competencies to support development of that narrative; and
    • Explore technology platforms that aid in the development of essential skills and competencies.

    Presenters: Ray Angle, Assistant Vice President for Career and Professional Development, Gonzaga University; and Nida Saleem, Intern Program Manager, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

    This activity has been approved for 3.75 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

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  • Technology Trends in Recruiting: Bridging the Gap

    Date/Time: Monday, June 3 • 1 – 5 p.m. ET
    Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
    Early-Bird Rate**: $375 (member); $425 (nonmember)
    Standard Rate: $475 (member); $525 (nonmember)

    The advent of artificial intelligence and growing popularity of systems like HireVue and Montage, as well as other high-tech, candidate-screening methods, raises the prospect of achieving greater efficiency, eliminating bias, and improving matches of candidates with openings. At the same time, these emerging technologies present new challenges for talent acquisition, higher education, and applicants themselves. Join us for a lively exploration of these technologies, discuss the potential gaps and opportunities from each perspective, and gain insight on how to best work with your client base in this fast-changing environment. 

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Explore the current recruiting technology landscape and emerging trends in talent acquisition;
    • Examine specific technology applications and platforms, and view demos of their use in the recruiting process;
    • Evaluate advantages and disadvantages of these technologies from the employer, higher education, and applicant perspective;
    • Describe factors that impact diversity recruiting and balance of technology enablement and relationship management; and
    • Identify practices of excellence and solutions to address current and future challenges.

    Presenters: Seldric Blocker, Director, Talent Acquisition-Campus Programs, NBCUniversal; and Steve Koppi, Executive Director, Career Development Center, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    This activity has been approved for 3.75 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

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  • Future of Work: Getting There Together

    Date/Time: Monday, June 3 • 1 – 5 p.m. ET
    Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
    Early-Bird Rate**: $375 (member); $425 (nonmember)
    Standard Rate: $475 (member); $525 (nonmember)

    The one thing we know for certain is that the future of work looks nothing like the reality of today. The challenge for colleges and employers is how to best prepare students for an uncertain future. In this session, attendees will explore the latest research on employment trends impacting the student/candidate experience, analyze opportunities to provide support, and identify relevant and scalable strategies.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Explore the possible future of employment and careers;
    • Examine needs and dynamics of constituents: family, students, admissions, academics, career services, and university relations and recruiting;
    • Create a shared vision and common language related to the current and future trends; and
    • Develop strategic actions that are immediately implementable.

    Presenters: Michael Sciola, Associate Vice President, Colgate University; and Shawn VanDerziel, Chief Human Resources Officer, The Field Museum

    This activity has been approved for 3.75 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

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*Separate registration and fee required.
**The Early-Bird Rate ends on March 1, 2019.