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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 02/14/2022 at 10:00 AM (PST)

    Members of NIRSA’s Student Development Task Force will provide an educational session reviewing the Student Competency Guide. The Task Force created seven competencies that all student employees within a Campus Recreation Department should focus on developing. Attendees can expect to learn about the strategy and thought that went into developing the competencies, learn about tweaking the competencies to match your department's focus and hear examples on how to use competencies in practice with your students.

    Join members of NIRSA’s Student Development Task Force as they introduce NIRSA's new Student Competency Guide. The task force created seven competencies that all student employees within a campus recreation department should focus on developing. Attendees can expect to learn about the strategy and thought that went into developing the competencies, learn about tweaking the competencies to match your department's focus and hear examples on how to use competencies in practice with your students.

    presented by NIRSA's Student Development Task Force

    Learning Outcomes:

    As a result of attending this session, learners will be able to: 

    1.  Identify student employee competencies. 

    2. Adapt the competencies tool for your own student positions.

    3. Recognize the progression of the development of skills, abilities and behaviors for each of the identified competencies.

    Competency Domain(s):

    Human Resources Management

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 02/07/2022 at 10:00 AM (PST)

    As campus recreation professionals we utilize recreation and wellness opportunities to provide growth experiences for our students. Rarely do we get formal training on how to maximize these learning opportunities for our student staff. Join us as we discuss NIRSA’s newly developed Student Supervisor Competency Guide, which provides a self-assessment rubric to assist those who manage students to become better at the most important parts of their job. This is designed to be an interactive workshop; please come with camera on ready to engage.

    As campus recreation professionals, we utilize recreation and wellness opportunities to provide growth experiences for our students. Rarely do we get formal training on how to maximize these learning opportunities for our student staff. Join us as we discuss NIRSA’s newly developed Student Supervisor Competency Guide, which provides a self-assessment rubric to assist those who manage students to become better at the most important parts of their job.

    During this session, you will have the opportunity to connect with other professionals who are thinking critically and intentionally about staff development. You will leave the session with practical examples and ideas to incorporate this competency framework into your work.

    This is designed to be an interactive workshop; please come with camera on ready to engage. 

    Presented by NIRSA’s Student Development Task Force

    Learning Outcomes:

    As a result of attending this session, learners will be able to:

    1. Explain the purpose and rationale for the creation of supervisor (and student) competencies within NIRSA. 

    2. Incorporate competencies into their professional practice.

    3. Reflect on their work and consider areas of professional growth. 

    Competency Domain(s):

    Human Resources Management

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 01/31/2022 at 9:00 AM (PST)

    Join the NIRSA Assembly as we discuss and explore inclusive recreation! The Assembly aims to look forward at where inclusive recreation is heading through gaining membership ideas and perspectives. Bring your ideas, best practices, and needs that can help best serve our collegiate recreation populations! Live program only. No recording will be available.

    Join the NIRSA Assembly as we discuss and explore inclusive recreation! The Assembly aims to look forward at where inclusive recreation is heading through gaining membership ideas and perspectives. Bring your ideas, best practices, and needs that can help best serve our collegiate recreation populations!

    Live program only. No recording will be available.

    Jess Kiss

    Instructor

    Bowling Green State University

    I am currently an Exercise Science faculty member at Bowling Green State University. I have enjoyed being a NIRSA member for about 7 years and love the opportunities to get involved in NIRSA committees. I have served on the Research and Assessment Committee, Annual Conference Planning Committee, and the NIRSA Assembly. 

    As far as activity goes, my favorite way to stay active is to walk shelter dogs at my local Humane Society most days of the week.  

    CieCie Leonard

    Assistant Director for Fitness/Wellness

    The University of Texas at Austin

    Lisa Molloy

    Arizona State University

    Leah Pendarvis

    The Ohio State University

    De’Jha Pontoo

    University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

    Zack Sephton

    Queen’s University

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 01/27/2022 at 9:00 AM (PST)

    Join the NIRSA Assembly as we explore the new NCAA policy name, image, likeness (NIL). We will consider how this will affect collegiate recreation in the future and discuss how to prepare for potential changes required of our industry. Live program only. No recording will be available.

    Join the NIRSA Assembly as we explore the new NCAA policy name, image, likeness (NIL). We will consider how this will affect collegiate recreation in the future and discuss how to prepare for potential changes required of our industry.

    Live program only. No recording will be available. 

    Jordan Olson

    Associate Director for Facilities and Programs

    Western Michigan University

    For the past two years I have worked as the Associate Director for Facilities and Programs at Western Michigan University. Prior to that I worked at the University of Vermont and the University of Wisconsin-Stout, primarily overseeing intramural sports programming. I am an active NIRSA member, currently serving on the NIRSA Assembly as the facilitator for the Response & Navigation During Disruptors Work Group. 

    I enjoy all aspects of the outdoors and have a goal of visiting all of our nations national parks. I also enjoying cooking, movies, officiating, and cheering for my sports teams. 

    Educational Background:
    Recreation Management, MS, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
    Graphic Design & Photography, BFA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    Adam Burke

    University of Minnesota - Duluth

    Marc Falkenstein

    Executive Director, Campus Life

    University of the Pacific

    Clay Heinley

    Recreation Operations Coordinator

    Austin Peay State University

    I am the Recreation Operations Coordinator at Austin Peay State University where I oversee UREC facilities, memberships, and reservations/special events. I am also an active NIRSA member, currently serving on the NIRSA Assembly and the Outstanding Facilities Awards Committee. I enjoy grilling, watching baseball/football, and hanging out with my dog, Penelope. 

    Education Background:
    MS in Recreation and Sport Management - University of Tennessee
    B.B.A. in Management, Minor in Leadership - University of North Dakota

    Laura Morris

    Assistant Professor

    University of North Carolina Wilmington

    Dr. Laura Morris is an Assistant Professor in the Recreation, Sport Leadership & Tourism Management program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She earned a B.S. and M.S. in Recreation and Sport Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an Ed.D from East Carolina University in Higher Education Administration. She has taught a variety of recreation and sport classes at UNCW. In 2013, Dr. Morris was awarded the Lecturer of the Year honor at UNCW. 

    Her research interests include leisure behavior, recreation/leisure in relation to life-long health and wellbeing, happiness, and recreational sport and college student development.

    Wendy Motch-Ellis

    Director, Campus Recreation

    University of North Carolina Asheville

    Wendy B. Motch-Ellis is the Director of Campus Recreation at the University of North Carolina Asheville and she serves on the 2021-2022 NIRSA Assembly.   As Co-Chair of NIRSA’s Commission on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, she helped co-author NIRSA’s Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, NIRSA’s National Collegiate Championship Series Transgender Inclusion Guidelines, and served as editor and resource author for NIRSA’s publication Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:  A Resource Guide for Leaders in Colelgiate Recreation.  Wendy brought to NIRSA national leading experts on LGBT inclusion in sport as presenters and advisors to NIRSA, served as a consultant on the development of the Campus Pride Sports Index, and she has been instrumental in changing the narrative around LGBT inclusion within collegiate recreation.

    Felicia Tittle

    Executive Director of Recreation & Physical Education

    Duke University

    Dave Williams

    Rutgers University-New Brunswick

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 01/18/2022 at 11:00 AM (PST)

    Curious to learn more about the many opportunities to volunteer with the NIRSA Foundation? Come join current NIRSA Foundation volunteers as they explore the various committees and work teams available. Learn about the time commitments and work-load involved, as well as the experience and networks you can gain by joining a NIRSA Foundation committee or work team!

    Curious to learn more about the many opportunities to volunteer with the NIRSA Foundation? Come join current NIRSA Foundation volunteers as they explore the various committees and work teams available. Learn about the time commitments and work-load involved, as well as the experience and networks you can gain by joining a NIRSA Foundation committee or work team! 

    Brent Harrison

    University of Oregon

    Rahul Rajan

    University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    Cie Cie Leonard

    The University of Texas at Austin

    Jean Bernard

    Southeastern Louisiana University

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/13/2022

    Curious to learn more about the many opportunities to volunteer with the NIRSA Championship Series? Come join current NIRSA Championship Series volunteers as they explore the various work teams available. Learn about the time commitments and work-load involved, as well as the experience and networks you can gain by joining a NIRSA Championship Series work team!

    Curious to learn more about the many opportunities to volunteer with the NIRSA Championship Series? Come join current NIRSA Championship Series volunteers as they explore the various work teams available. Learn about the time commitments and work-load involved, as well as the experience and networks you can gain by joining a NIRSA Championship Series work team! 

    Ashley Lax

    Assistant Director of Competitive Sports

    University of Wisconsin- Madison

    Jonathan Johnston

    Associate Director of Programs and Student Development

    Texas A&M University-Commerce

    Pronouns: he, him, his.  13 year Campus Rec vet here. In my associate director role, I support sports programs, fitness and wellbeing, marketing, assessment, and staff hiring, employment, and development. 

    Current NIRSA Involvement:
    NIRSA Championship Series Exec - 2nd Vice-Chair.  
    Intramural and Club Sports Institute - Co-Chair

    I'm a Texas A&M Aggie and Oklahoma State Cowboy.  BS in Rangeland Ecology and MS in Leisure Service Management.

    My favorite things are Star Wars, solving problems, strategies to improve, coaching for leaders podcast, advocating for others, and food.

    Shane Land

    University of Central Florida

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/12/2022

    Join NIRSA President Cara Lucia and other NIRSA leaders for a live, virtual town hall event. This is a great chance for members to get updates about the Association and pose questions to volunteer leaders. The virtual town hall will feature updates from the Bylaws Committee and from volunteers leading NIRSA’s equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.

    Join NIRSA President Cara Lucia and other NIRSA leaders at noon Eastern/9:00am Pacific on January 12 for a virtual town hall event. This is a great chance for members to  get updates about the Association and pose questions to volunteer leaders. The virtual event will include updates from the Bylaws Committee and from volunteers leading NIRSA’s equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives. 

    Featured speakers: 

    • Cara Lucia, NIRSA President and Co-Chair of the NIRSA EDI Climate Study Steering Committee 
    • Marc Falkenstein, Annual Director on the NIRSA Board and Board Liaison to the NIRSA Bylaws Committee
    • Jasmine Holmes, Chair of the NIRSA Championship Series Social Justice Task Force  
    • Marcus Jackson, Annual Director on the NIRSA Board and Board Liaison to the NIRSA History & Legacy Task Force
    • Mark Ritter, Chair of the NIRSA Bylaws Committee
    • Lashica Thomas, Chair of the NIRSA History & Legacy Task Force
    • Mirum Washington-White, Vice-Chair of the NIRSA Championship Series Social Justice Task Force  

    Cara Lucia, PhD

    NIRSA President; Associate Professor

    Elon University

    Marcus Jackson

    Director

    University of Illinois At Urbana- Champaign

    Jasmine Holmes

    Assistant Director of Sport Programs

    Syracuse University

    Mirum G. Washington-White, CRSS,RCRSP

    Director of Athletics, Curriculum Chair for Physical Education, Dept Faculty

    St Cyril of Alexandria School

    Marc Falkenstein

    Executive Director, Campus Life

    University of the Pacific

    Mark Ritter

    Director

    University of South Carolina-Upstate

    Lashica Thomas

    Director of Campus Recreation-Interim

    Columbus State University

    I am passionate about Campus Recreation. I have been working in this field since 2001 as a student. I worked my way up the ranks to a Program Assistant now I am a Director. It has been a long crazy journey. 

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/15/2021

    What now? How do you actually bring inclusion to your school? Can you call yourself an ally? What are your next steps? Our final session will leave you with actionable steps on the personal, professional, and institutional level to get you closer to trans inclusion and be more gender equitable. Resources, including the NIRSA EDI Resource Guide, Campus Pride Sports Index, Campus Diversity Officers, National Governing Bodies for Sport, and programs & policies from NIRSA member institutions’ collegiate recreation programs, will be highlighted for staff training, program assessment, and policy development.

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    What now? How do you actually bring inclusion to your school? Can you call yourself an ally? What are your next steps? Our final session will leave you with actionable steps on the personal, professional, and institutional level to get you closer to trans inclusion and be more gender equitable. Resources, including the NIRSA EDI Resource Guide, Campus Pride Sports Index, Campus Diversity Officers, National Governing Bodies for Sport, and programs & policies from NIRSA member institutions’ collegiate recreation programs, will be highlighted for staff training, program assessment, and policy development.

    Learning Objectives:

    Participants will be able to: 

    1. Identify several actionable steps they can personally take to help further trans inclusion and gender equity.
    2. Identify several actionable steps their department can take to help further trans inclusion and gender equity.

    Competency Areas:

    Personal and Professional Qualities

    CEUs:

    1.0 NIRSA CEUs

     

    Laurie Braden

    Executive Director, University Recreation

    Louisiana State University

    n/a

    Andrea Snead

    Director, Diversity & Inclusio

    United States Tennis Association

    Erin Patchett, PhD

    Director, Administration and Assessment

    Colorado State University-Fort Collins

    My name is Erin Patchett (she/her) and you can call me EP. I currently work for Colorado State University Campus Recreation as the Director of Administration and Assessment, and I also teach in our undergraduate and graduate Sport Management programs. I've volunteered with NIRSA throughout my career, most recently as the 2021 NIRSA Annual Conference Program Chair and with the EDI Commission. Some of my most cherished friendships are with folx I've met during my journey in this field.

    I am a graduate of the University of Iowa (B.S. Exercise Science, M.A. Leisure Studies) and the University of Northern Colorado (Ph.D. Sport Administration).

    My favorite things to dialogue about are assessment, research, gender, pronouns, social justice, tattoos, emotional intelligence, and coffee. 
    @epatchy_w on IG

  • Contains 8 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/15/2021

    Purchase this package that includes all four sessions to get 20% off! Join NIRSA in a four-part webinar series that dives into Gender Identity & Trans Inclusion in Collegiate Recreation. Each session has been informationally curated to meet the needs of any audience member; whether you are well versed in gender identity, identify within the queer and trans community, or are simply seeking some support in understanding gender identity, this series is for you. You are encouraged to engage with all four sessions; however, each session has their own learning objectives and can stand alone. When you purchase this bundle, you'll get access to “Gender 101 & the Trans Experience”, “Navigating Trans Inclusion: Exploring Common Ground” , “Playing with Inclusion, Assessing the Crossroads of Gender & Sport”, and “Awareness to Inclusion to Advocacy, Your Next Steps” !

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    Purchase this package that includes all four sessions to get 20% off!

    Join NIRSA in a four-part webinar series that dives into Gender Identity & Trans Inclusion in Collegiate Recreation. Each session has been informationally curated to meet the needs of any audience member. Whether you are well versed in gender identity, identify within the queer and trans community, or are simply seeking some support in understanding gender identity, this series is for you. Each program is available individually. But please consider joining us for all four programs for a comprehensive experience. 

    When you purchase this package, you'll get access to:

    1. Gender 101 & the Trans Experience
    2. Navigating Trans Inclusion:  Exploring Common Ground
    3. Playing with Inclusion, Assessing the Crossroads of Gender & Sport
    4.  Awareness to Inclusion to Advocacy, Your Next Steps
  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/16/2021

    This is part three of the NIRSA Gender &Trans Inclusion Series. This recording explores gender inclusion within higher education and collegiate recreation, paying particular attention to current legislative and policy actions occurring around eligibility, societal expectations around preserving and protecting girls and women in sport, and access to sport and recreation facilities and programs, including an overview of National Governing Body policies related to gender identity and trans inclusion.

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    This is part three of the NIRSA Gender &Trans Inclusion Series. This recording explores gender inclusion within higher education and collegiate recreation, paying particular attention to current legislative and policy actions occurring around eligibility, societal expectations around preserving and protecting girls and women in sport, and access to sport and recreation facilities and programs, including an overview of National Governing Body policies related to gender identity and trans inclusion.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Describe the recent legislative and political actions related to transgender eligibility in sport, as well as the impact of these actions in the higher education space.
    2. Articulate how sociocultural gender expectations have informed and influenced current legislative and political actions.
    3. Describe how several National Governing Bodies have been responding to this legislation.

    Competency Areas:

    Personal and Professional Qualities

    Programming

    CEUs:

    1.5 NIRSA CEUs

     

    Dr. Jody L. Herman

    Reid Rasmussen Senior Scholar of Public Policy at the Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law

    UCLA

    Dr. Jody L. Herman is the Reid Rasmussen Senior Scholar of Public Policy at the Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law. Her research focuses on the prevalence and impacts of discrimination based on gender identity or expression. At the Williams Institute, her work has included research on the impact of gender identity anti-discrimination protections and minority stress, health, and suicidality among transgender people, among other topics. She co-authored The Report of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey and serves as Co-PI on the 2022 U.S. Transgender Survey.

    Dani Alexander-Burk

    Regional Program Coordinator/Office Manager

    Lambda Legal

    Dani Alexander-Burk (they/them) serves as a Regional Program Coordinator/Office Manager for Lambda Legal, the oldest LGBTQ+ focused legal advocacy non-profit in the country. They are based in the Southern Regional Office, located in Atlanta, Georgia. They lead community outreach initiatives across the Southeast and support Lambda’s Legal Help Desk. Previously, Dani worked at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia where they served as the Coordinator for Cultural and Community Centers,  managing the LGBTQ Resource Center for three years. Dani has a degree in cultural anthropology from KSU and is currently working on their Master of Public Administration from the University of North Georgia.

    Anna Posbergh

    PhD candidate and American Association for University Women (AAUW) Dissertation Fellow

    University of Maryland

    Anna Posbergh is a PhD candidate and American Association for University Women (AAUW) Dissertation Fellow at the University of Maryland in the Department of Kinesiology, specializing in physical cultural studies. Her dissertation examines how protective policies are created, how they regulate women’s bodies in sporting contexts, and how different versions of “woman” are constructed. In 2019, she co-authored an opinion piece for the British Medical Journal on the medical and ethical ramifications of World Athletics’ (then the IAAF) controversial female eligibility policy. She is a 2019 recipient of the Olympic Studies Centre’s PhD Students and Early Career Academics Research Grant and has published in journals such as the Sociology of Sport Journal and Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health.

    Asaf Orr

    Senior Staff Attorney and Director of the Transgender Youth Project

    National Center for Lesbian Rights

    Asaf Orr (he/him) is a Senior Staff Attorney and Director of the Transgender Youth Project at the National Center for Lesbian Rights. For more than a decade, he has litigated precedent-setting cases that safeguard legal rights that ensure transgender youth can thrive. Asaf also worked helped develop transgender-inclusive policies in a wide range of areas, including at all levels of athletic competition, as well as authored numerous publications.

    Wendy Motch-Ellis

    Director, Campus Recreation

    University of North Carolina Asheville

    Wendy B. Motch-Ellis is the Director of Campus Recreation at the University of North Carolina Asheville and she serves on the 2021-2022 NIRSA Assembly.   As Co-Chair of NIRSA’s Commission on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, she helped co-author NIRSA’s Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, NIRSA’s National Collegiate Championship Series Transgender Inclusion Guidelines, and served as editor and resource author for NIRSA’s publication Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:  A Resource Guide for Leaders in Colelgiate Recreation.  Wendy brought to NIRSA national leading experts on LGBT inclusion in sport as presenters and advisors to NIRSA, served as a consultant on the development of the Campus Pride Sports Index, and she has been instrumental in changing the narrative around LGBT inclusion within collegiate recreation.