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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 04/03/2024 at 9:00 AM (PDT)

    Leaders from the NIRSA Board, NSC Board, NIRSA Foundation Board as well as the Member Network, Assembly, and NIRSA Executive Director will share accomplishments from 2023 and priorities for 2024 that advance NIRSA’s strategic plan and deliver value to members.

    Leaders from the NIRSA Board, NSC Board, NIRSA Foundation Board as well as the Member Network, Assembly, and NIRSA Executive Director will share accomplishments from 2023 and priorities for 2024 that advance NIRSA’s strategic plan and deliver value to members. 

  • Contains 23 Component(s) Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 03/14/2024 at 11:00 AM (PDT)

    Wellbeing is all the buzz in higher education right now and it seems everyone is striving to be part of it. But what does wellbeing actually mean? How does it show up in the work of campus recreation? How does recreation’s work impact campus wellbeing? Whether you’re a director or a coordinator, whether you’ve been in the field for decades or are just starting your recreation career, whether your department has long been a part of campus wellbeing efforts or you’re just starting out, there is so much to learn in this dynamic and ever-evolving area. Recreation for Wellbeing guides participants through understanding the foundations of wellbeing, why wellbeing is critical to and inherent in all areas of campus recreation, how to understand the landscape of wellbeing on your campus, and how to advocate for wellbeing on and beyond your campus. As a result of participating in the Recreation for Wellbeing course, participants will be able to advocate recreation’s impact on wellbeing for the campus community, and they will leave the course with an action plan in mind so they can immediately put their learnings into practice and further foster wellbeing within their department and campus. Join for 8 weeks of study, dialogue, critical examination, and growth; we’re always stronger when we move forward together.

    Course Description

    Wellbeing is all the buzz in higher education right now and it seems everyone is striving to be part of it. But what does wellbeing actually mean? How does it show up in the work of campus recreation? How does recreation’s work impact campus wellbeing? Whether you’re a director or a coordinator, whether you’ve been in the field for decades or are just starting your recreation career, whether your department has long been a part of campus wellbeing efforts or you’re just starting out, there is so much to learn in this dynamic and ever-evolving area.  

    Recreation for Wellbeing guides participants through understanding the foundations of wellbeing, why wellbeing is critical to and inherent in all areas of campus recreation, how to understand the landscape of wellbeing on your campus, and how to advocate for wellbeing on and beyond your campus.  

    As a result of participating in the Recreation for Wellbeing course, participants will be able to advocate recreation’s impact on wellbeing for the campus community, and they will leave the course with an action plan in mind so they can immediately put their learnings into practice and further foster wellbeing within their department and campus. Join for 8 weeks of study, dialogue, critical examination, and growth; we’re always stronger when we move forward together.

    Course Learning Outcomes

    1. Articulate the concept of wellbeing and understand its distinction from wellness 

    2. Apply the principles of wellbeing to one’s daily role in the campus community 

    3. Advocate recreation’s impact on wellbeing for the campus community  

    4. Formulate an action plan for progress on one’s campus.

    Course Format

    This course is eight weeks long, running from February through March 2024. It is anchored by four live, 90-minute learning modules. In between these modules will be opportunities for asynchronous learning and engagement, as well as interactive dialogue with peers. As a general rule, outside of the live course modules, you can expect to spend approximately 1 hour per week on this course.  

    Assignments and knowledge checks are included throughout the course, culminating in a final project that allows participants to integrate their learning directly into their day-to-day job and departments’ needs.  

    Attendees will be provided tools and resources to help them document their learning journey and capture everything in one easy to access place.  

    Participants will have an opportunity to gather in person at the NIRSA 2024 Annual Conference to build off conversations started in the course, continue to network, and celebrate their accomplishments. This in person celebration is optional and not mandatory for course participation. 

    Course Modules

    Module 1: Foundations of Wellbeing

    By completing this module, learners will be able to:  

    • Articulate the differences between wellness and wellbeing 
    • Explain the components of the inter-association definition of wellbeing 
    • Use the Inter-association definition to reflect on one’s own wellbeing 

    Module 2: Why is Wellbeing in Recreation Important?

    By completing this module, learners will be able to:  

    • Articulate how recreation contributes to wellbeing 
    • Explain at least one way that wellbeing is supported through their work 
    • Understand how to stay current on emerging research 

    Module 3: Putting Wellbeing into Practice on Your Campus

    By completing this module, learners will be able to:  

    • Identify resources & Assessments available to inform wellbeing efforts 
    • Identify processes to initiating a systemic change in perspective toward wellbeing 
    • Define phases of campus readiness toward a culture of wellbeing 

    Module 4: Advocating for Wellbeing: On YOUR Campus & Beyond

    By completing this module, learners will be able to:  

    • Identify ways for sharing the impact on wellbeing 
    • Create an action plan for initiating progress 
    • Utilize wellbeing resources to inform future work

    Module Live Session Dates & Times

    The four 90-minute live sessions will be held every other Thursday from 2:00pm Eastern/11:00am Pacific to 3:30pm Eastern/12:30pm Pacific. They are scheduled for the following dates:

    Module 1: February 15

    Module 2: February 29

    Module 3: March 14

    Module 4: March 28

    Continuing Education Credits

    Participants who complete the course will be eligible for Continuing Education (CE) credits in either the Core Student Affairs Educator Certification (CSAEd™) or Certified Student Affairs Educator-Campus Recreation (CSAEd-CR™). 

    NIRSA has been approved by the Higher Education Consortium for Student Affairs Certification to provide CE credit for Certified Student Affairs Educators (CSAEd™). Programs that qualify for CE credit in this program are clearly identified. NIRSA is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.

    The four course modules qualify for the amount and types of CE credit listed below:

    • Module 1 = 1.5 Core credits in the Foundations of the Profession domain
    • Module 2 = 1.5 Core credits in the Foundations of the Profession domain 
    • Module 3 = 1.5 Campus Recreation Specialty Credits in the Leadership domain 
    • Module 4 = 1.5 Campus Recreation Specialty Credits in the Leadership domain
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    NIRSA Core Competencies

    Philosophy & Theory; Programming

    Registration Options

    Course participants may register as an individual, or up to five individuals affiliated with the same institution may register via the Institutional Bundle option. The Institutional Bundle is available for Institutional Members only; the participants assigned to one of the five bundle slots are not required to hold their own individual NIRSA membership.

    Course Requirements & Expectations

    All participants must have access to a computer with high-speed Internet to participate in the live modules and other course activities. We strongly recommend having a webcam for live online participation as well as engagement with your learning cohort. By enrolling and participating in this course, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to adhere to NIRSA's Online Program Policies.

    Mark Ferguson

    Assistant Vice President, Well-Being

    Ohio University

    Mark serves as the Assistant Vice President for Well-being at Ohio University and is a current member of the NIRSA Health & Wellbeing Task Force.  With over 20 years of experience in collegiate recreation and student affairs, Mark has extensive experience leading organizational change, developing strategic direction, and building cohesive teams.  His work aims to transcend traditional approaches through transformative, integrated initiatives that empower the whole campus community.

    Lindsay Brookey

    Assistant Director, Fitness for Wellness and Recreation

    North Carolina State University

    Lindsay is the Assistant Director, Fitness for Wellness and Recreation at NC State University. She currently serves on the NIRSA Health and Wellbeing Task Force and is the co-chair of the NIRSA Wellbeing Briefing Work Group. Lindsay has worked in collegiate recreation for over 10 years, and was previously at The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and Florida Atlantic University before joining the NC State team.

    Erin O'Sullivan

    Director of Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships

    NIRSA Headquarters

    Erin is NIRSA's Director of Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships. She is the staff liaison to the NIRSA Health & Wellbeing Task Force and helps lead the inter-association wellbeing work for NIRSA. She is also a governance team member for the ANEW - the Action Network for Equitable Wellbeing.

    Dr. Jacob Eubank

    Assistant Professor - Recreation Education

    Lehman College, City University of New York

    Dr. Jacob Eubank is an Assistant Professor in the Recreation Education program at Lehman College, City University of New York. He currently serves as the NIRSA CAS Director and as a member of the NIRSA Health and Well-being Taskforce 2.0. His research focuses on recreational behavior and its impact on college student health and well-being, including outcomes such as reduction in stress and anxiety, increased sense of belonging, and increased life satisfaction. Prior to joining the faculty at Lehman College CUNY, Dr. Eubank served as the Assistant Director of Aquatics and Fitness at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

  • Contains 3 Component(s) Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 03/13/2024 at 9:00 AM (PDT)

    This three-part webinar series is designed by CSAEd-CR certified NIRSA members to provide their best tips and tricks for studying for the certification exam. We’ll dive into specific competency areas that you’ll need to understand to prepare for the examination and provide some study resources that other certificants found useful. Additionally, you’ll gain access to an exclusive NIRSA Connect community where you can connect with peers who are also seeking certification, form study groups, and share new resources. These webinars will be live and recorded. If you are interested in joining in the live Q&A with current certificants, you must register at least 24 hours before the scheduled webinar. Otherwise, you will still have access to the webinar, but you will need to utilize the connect community for your questions.

    This three-part webinar series is designed by CSAEd-CR certified NIRSA members to provide their best tips and tricks for studying for the certification exam. We’ll dive into specific competency areas that you’ll need to understand to prepare for the examination and provide some study resources that other certificants found useful. Additionally, you’ll gain access to an exclusive NIRSA Connect community where you can connect with peers who are also seeking certification, form study groups, and share new resources.  

    These webinars will be live and recorded. If you are interested in joining in the live Q&A with current certificants, you must register at least 24 hours before the scheduled webinar. Otherwise, you will still have access to the webinar, but you will need to utilize the connect community for your questions.  

    Webinar 1 Description

    Join us to dive deeper into the Leadership core domain. We’ll discuss how this domain may show up in the exam, and things to consider when we are looking at this core industry component through the lens of campus recreation. 

    Webinar 2 Description

    Join us to dive deeper into the Social Justice & Inclusion, and Talent Management core domains. We’ll discuss how this domain may show up in the exam, and things to consider when we are looking at this core industry component through the lens of campus recreation. 

    Webinar 3 Description

    Join us to dive deeper into the Facility & Crisis Management core domain. We’ll discuss how this domain may show up in the exam, and things to consider when we are looking at this core industry component through the lens of campus recreation. 

    Tricia Losavio

    University of Texas – Dallas

    Patsy Davis

    Augusta University

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 03/12/2024 at 10:00 AM (PDT)

    The NIRSA School is coming back! Join NIRSA School Faculty to discuss reimagining what this program looks like and update us on what you’re hearing early career professionals need to be successful in today's climate.

    The NIRSA School is coming back! Join NIRSA School Faculty to discuss reimagining what this program looks like and update us on what you’re hearing early career professionals need to be successful in today's climate.

    Jenny Larson

    Auburn University

    Candice Douglas

    Western Kentucky University

    Al Diaz

    University of Oregon

    Mila Padgett

    Director, Campus Recreation and Wellness

    University of South Carolina Aiken

    Calvin Diggs

    Director of Campus Recreation & Sports Facilities

    Saint Cloud State University

    Rachael (Roach) Finley

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Reimagine your recreation spaces. This webinar dives into the trends and challenges of managing recreational spaces, showcasing how RecRe's technology optimizes utilization and engagement across different recreation settings. Explore streamlined inventory management for traditional gyms, dedicated esports arenas, and even remote outpost sporting fields. Learn how RecRe tackles real-world issues like equipment loss and student accountability, boosting efficiency and user satisfaction in both established and emerging recreational domains. Get ready for an interactive session packed with expert insights and practical tips to transform your own space into a dynamic recreation hub.

    Reimagine your recreation spaces.

    This webinar dives into the trends and challenges of managing recreational spaces, showcasing how RecRe's technology optimizes utilization and engagement across different recreation settings. Explore streamlined inventory management for traditional gyms, dedicated esports arenas, and even remote outpost sporting fields. Learn how RecRe tackles real-world issues like equipment loss and student accountability, boosting efficiency and user satisfaction in both established and emerging recreational domains. 

    Get ready for an interactive session packed with expert insights and practical tips to transform your own space into a dynamic recreation hub.

    Learning Objectives

     

    1. The Impact of Accessible Inventory on Space Utilization

    • Exploring how efficient inventory access transforms recreational space usage.
    • Case studies demonstrating increased utilization and engagement through streamlined inventory management.

    2. RecRe’s Role in Diverse Recreational Settings

    • Introducing RecRe’s versatility in managing various recreational environments, from traditional gym spaces to specialized areas like esports arenas.
    • Emphasizing the adaptability of RecRe solutions across different recreational needs.

    3. Addressing Common Challenges in Recreational Management

    • Discussing issues such as inventory loss, equipment maintenance, and student  accessibility, lack of labor support in outpost spaces
    • Presenting how RecRe’s system offers effective solutions to these challenges.

    4. Enhancing Accountability and Efficiency in Recreational Spaces

    • Strategies for improving operational efficiency and student accountability.
    • The significance of real-time inventory tracking and management in fostering responsible usage.
    • Data. Data. Data. 

    5. Esports as a Case Study: Application of RecRe in a Specialized Domain

    • A focused segment on esports: showcasing how RecRe aids in managing unique esports equipment and space requirements.
    • Discussing the specific benefits of automated management in an esports setting, while underscoring its part of a broader application range.

    6. Activating Remote Recreation & Green Spaces

    • Strategies for extending recreational activities to decentralized locations, including green spaces.
    • How accessible inventory management can revitalize underused areas.

    7. Real-World Success Stories in Recreational Management

    • Sharing success stories from various institutions, demonstrating improved efficiency and user satisfaction in both traditional and specialized recreational settings.
    • Showcase Boise University, Rutgers University, Texas A&M, and Auburn University.

    8. Interactive Q&A Session

    • An opportunity for attendees to engage, share insights, and discuss practical applications of RecRe in their unique environments.

    9. Conclusion and Forward-Looking Strategies

    • Summarizing key strategies for leveraging technology in recreational management.
    • Guiding attendees on the next steps for implementing these solutions, with an emphasis on versatility and adaptability.

    Griffin Harrington

    CEO & Co-Founder

    RecRe

    Griffin Harrington is the co-founder and CEO of RecRe. RecRe started as a simple idea that Griffin had to make recreational items like basketballs and tennis rackets available in public parks, just like bikes and scooter sharing programs. That original idea has evolved into an automated rental solution that’s expanding access to equipment and fitness gear in recreational spaces across the country.

    Max Cannon

    Account Manager

    RecRe

    Max is an Account Manager with RecRe. He has a strong focus on understanding all higher education departments in order to provide quality services to RecRe’s campus partners. Max currently works with partners nationwide to provide improved access to students while maintaining a focus on operational efficiency.

    Eden Huerta

    Coordinator, Member Services

    Boise State University Campus Recreation

    Eden has been the Member Services Coordinator at Boise State University Campus Recreation for two years and previously worked in Southern California in campus recreation facility operations. 

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Curious to learn more about the many opportunities to volunteer with NIRSA, NIRSA Foundation and NIRSA Champ Series? Come join current and former volunteers as they share their experiences about volunteering on committees and work teams. You will learn about the upcoming opportunities available for the 2024-2025 leadership year. Information will be shared about time commitments and workload involved, as well as the experience and networks you can gain by volunteering on a committee or work team!

    Curious to learn more about the many opportunities to volunteer with NIRSA, NIRSA Foundation and NIRSA Champ Series? Come join current and former volunteers as they share their experiences about volunteering on committees and work teams. You will learn about the upcoming opportunities available for the 2024-2025 leadership year. Information will be shared about time commitments and workload involved, as well as the experience and networks you can gain by volunteering on a committee or work team!

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    NIRSA is offering a webinar series to assist with CSAEd-CR exam preparation for members who are interested in their certification. We will be offering an informational session to begin with, free to all NIRSA members that covers basic information about the process with an opportunity for attendees to ask current certificants questions about their experience. Following the first informational session, we will offer 3 more in-depth webinar sessions covering various aspects of the core exam and Campus Recreation Specialty section.

    NIRSA is offering a webinar series to assist with CSAEd-CR exam preparation for members who are interested in their certification. We will be offering an informational session to begin with, free to all NIRSA members that covers basic information about the process with an opportunity for attendees to ask current certificants questions about their experience. Following the first informational session, we will offer 3 more in-depth webinar sessions covering various aspects of the core exam and Campus Recreation Specialty section.

    Tricia Losavio

    University of Texas – Dallas

    Patsy Davis

    Augusta University

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Join us to learn about UC San Diego’s Tritons RISE Together initiative and the integral relationship between Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Recreation. Together they present a holistic wellbeing program grounded in mindful movement, art, community, and nature.

    Join us to learn about UC San Diego’s Tritons RISE Together Program (RISE) and the integral relationship between Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Recreation. Together, these two leading departments present a holistic well-being program grounded in the science of nature-based, mind, body, and heart-centered practices. Dr. Erin Kelly Bartelma (Assistant Director of Outreach and Clinical Psychologist for CAPS), Tiffany Healy (Fitness & Wellness Program Director for Recreation), and Tessa Opperman (Outdoor Leadership Programs Manager for Recreation) will share their experiences and perspectives on collaborating across campus departments to build programming that transforms how they support student well-being on campus. 

    As a result of attending the webinar, participants will:

    1. Learn about the RISE co-teaching and experiential approach that weaves together elements of well-being, healing and practicing coping skills through mindful movement, art, reflection, community building and the power of nature. 
    2. Understand both the benefits of this interdepartmental partnership and how to address challenges of collaborating across campus departments.
    3. Think creatively about possible programs unique to your own campus and how to leverage your space, resources, and the beauty of nature available to support students’ mental and physical health.

    Thanks to our event sponsor, Mondo.

    Please visit the Handouts tab for the slide deck and more resources shared during the webinar!

    Erin Kelly Bartelma, Psy.D.

    Clinical Psychologist PSY25283 & Assistant Director of Outreach

    UC San Diego Counseling and Psychological Services

    Dr. Erin Kelly Bartelma is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with a specialization in Sport, Performance, and Wellness Psychology. Dr. Bartelma serves as the Assistant Director of Outreach at University of California, San Diego’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) where she is going into her 10th year supporting students through extensive outreach, prevention, and education efforts. Dr. Bartelma’s work weaves together performance psychology’s “science of success” and the mind, body and heart-centered practices of the “art of well-being.”

    Dr. Bartelma is originally from Boston, Massachusetts but moved to California to pursue graduate school. Her passion for the outdoors quickly made her a permanent resident of San Diego. Dr. Bartelma received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University’s California School of Professional Psychology. Her professional training included rotations at Rady Children’s Hospital, University of San Diego and her early career accomplishments helped to build interdepartmental sport psychology programming at both San Diego State University (SDSU) and California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM) before landing at her professional home at UC San Diego.

    Being active and embracing nature’s wisdom are two important parts of Dr. Bartelma’s identity. Her sport’s history consists of playing NCAA soccer at Skidmore College and leading her team as co-captain her senior year, playing lacrosse, running, and horseback riding. In this chapter of her life journey, she has found longevity in regular yoga practice and sparking joy in playing in the ocean with her two children. On Sunday mornings, Dr. Bartelma and her family can be found at what they lovingly refer to as “beach church” where they reflect on the week’s adventures and set intentions for the week ahead. Many of the lessons taught by the ocean on these Sunday mornings are the inspiration for creative activities and mindfulness practices infused throughout RISE programming. 

    Tiffany Healy

    Fitness & Wellness Program Director

    UC San Diego Recreation

    Tiffany earned her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from San Diego State University. She has worked for UC San Diego Recreation since 2015 and has held various professional roles impacting student, staff, and community well-being. Currently, she serves as the Fitness & Wellness Program Director and is responsible for overseeing the fitness & yoga programs, student-centered fitness and wellness events, student wellness collaborations and partnerships, the Nutritional Counseling program, the Personal Training program, and manages a team of exceptional fitness professionals. Prior to her employment at UC San Diego, Tiffany ran a business providing private personal training, group training, mindfulness, yoga, and corporate fitness & wellness for ten years. 

    Tiffany pursued a career in the wellness industry after unexpectedly losing both her younger brother and her best friend (a UCSD student) while in college. These challenges fueled her passion for providing college students with meaningful, community-driven experiences and embodied wellness practices to help them flourish during their academic years and beyond. 

    In her free time, Tiffany enjoys quality time with family and her cats, spending time in nature, creating art, and gardening.

    Tessa Opperman, MA

    Outdoor Leadership Programs Manager

    UC San Diego Recreation - Outback Adventures

    Tessa started her career in outdoor education as an undergraduate student at UC San Diego. After working as a NOLS instructor and wilderness therapy field staff among other outdoor positions, she eventually returned to her alma mater to serve as the Outdoor Leadership Programs Manager at Outback Adventures. Tessa has a Master of Arts in Outdoor Education Leadership from Prescott College. She believes that leadership is a learned skill, and loves to watch students grow throughout their time working in Recreation.

    While obtaining her Master’s degree, Tessa developed and enhanced the field response and best practices for mental health incidents on Outback trips. She created a workshop for student leaders to gain skills and confidence for responding to students in distress, and she wrote a manual to serve as a guide for addressing those incidents. Tessa values the partnership that Recreation and CAPS have developed to better serve all students across campus.

    Tessa also enjoys rock climbing, taking her dog to the beach, baking, and crafting. She spends as much time as she can outdoors with her one year old son, who is fascinated by nature.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Join us to learn why students should apply for the Student Leadership Team (SLT), what it is, and how we can be a resource to students.

    Join us to learn why students should apply for the Student Leadership Team (SLT), what it is, and how we can be a resource to students.

    Learning Outcomes:

    1. Participants will learn what the Student Leadership Team is.

    2. Participants will learn how and why they should join the SLT.

    3. Participants will be empowered to make the next steps to join the SLT.

    Kayla Irlbeck

    Utah State University

    Hannah Williams

    Towson University

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    While collegiate recreation projects are major undertakings, their success often traces back to subtle details or nuanced decisions that end up defining a project. It’s important for recreation and university leadership to understand these details, so they don’t regret them years down the line. Nobody wants to overlook a detail and be left thinking, “I wish we’d known that then.” This webinar will give recreation leaders the information they need to make the most of the details, to seize key decisions large and small, and create longstanding successful projects on their campus. For new build and renovation projects alike, details make the difference, and this session will empower attendees to better conquer them moving forward. This webinar will speak to recreation professionals at every level.

    While collegiate recreation projects are major undertakings, their success often traces back to subtle details or nuanced decisions that end up defining a project. It’s important for recreation and university leadership to understand these details, so they don’t regret them years down the line. Nobody wants to overlook a detail and be left thinking, “I wish we’d known that then.”  

    This webinar will give recreation leaders the information they need to make the most of the details, to seize key decisions large and small, and create longstanding successful projects on their campus. For new build and renovation projects alike, details make the difference, and this session will empower attendees to better conquer them moving forward. This webinar will speak to recreation professionals at every level.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand how dimensional requirements for programmatic elements serve as the building blocks for recreation centers and can define physical space needs 

    2. Discover the importance of good building details and how they lead to successful new build and renovation recreation projects  

    3. Learn how to leverage sustainable design strategies into facilities to support financial and operational goals in the short- and long-term 

    Colleen McKenna

    AIA, LEED AP, CannonDesign Sports, Recreation and Wellness Director

    Jim Gabel

    AIA, LEED AP, CannonDesign Vice President, Sports, Recreation and Wellness

    Jenny Delgado

    AIA, LEED AP, CannonDesign Principal, Sports, Recreation and Wellness