Student Affairs Professional Development Conference

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 2nd Annual Student Affairs Professional Development Conference. As you will see, the sessions offered by our colleagues across the institution provides us all with a wonderful opportunity to learn from and with each other about a variety of both professional and personal topics.


Keynote Address: Dr. Cameron Beatty, Salem State University

Challenging Student Affairs Professionals to Apply Liberatory Pedagogy in our Praxis

Comprehensive Professional Development

Over 16 sessions on a variety of pertinent student affairs and higher education topics.

2017 Conference :: May 24, 2017 :: Martin Institute


8:30 am - 9:00 am Check-In
9:00 am Opening and Keynote Address
10:00 am - 11:00 am Session 1
11:10 am - 12:10 am Session 2
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Session 3
2:10 pm - 3:10 pm Session 4
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Closing
3:45 pm Social at Brother Mike's

Conference Sessions

Opening and Keynote Address

Dr. Cameron Beatty
Salem State University

Challenging Student Affairs Professionals to Apply Liberatory Predagogy in our Praxis

Session 1

1.1 Inclusive Leadership: A Meaningful Way to Work with Others- Martin 204
1.2 Motivational Interviewing and Substance Use with the College Population- Martin 205
1.3 When Faith & Pride Collide:  Supporting LGBTQ+ Students, Faculty & Staff at a Catholic Institution- Martin 206
Living the Mission: How Residence Life has Incorporated Mission into Daily Work- Martin 207

Session 2

2.1 Paving your Professional Path- Martin 204
2.2 We are ALL Career Coaches- Martin 205
2.3 First-Generation College Students: Who They Are & How We Can Support- Martin 206
2.4 Bystander Intervention for Employees- Martin 105

Session 3

3.1 Change? Who me?: Leading a Successful Change Effort- Martin 105
3.2 Advising & Mentoring the Multicultural Student: We All Have a Role- Martin 205
3.3 Role Models of Compassionate Care:  The Student Affairs Professional as Shepherd- Martin 206
3.4 They Can't Be Voted Off! So What's So Hard About Surviving the First Year?- Martin 207

Session 4

4.1 Recognizing and Responding to Student Distress- Martin 204
4.2 Community Standards: From Transactions to Transformative- Martin 205
4.3 The Professional's Bucket List- Martin 207
4.4 Promoting Civility in our Students- Martin 206