- Keynote speaker - Jonathan Sprinkles
- Professionals Workshop
- ROLI (Regional Orientation Leader Institute)
- Résumé Critique
- Fashion Show
- Silent Auction
- Ideas Marketplace
- Speed Networking
- T-shirt Swap
- Undergraduate Case Study
VOLUNTEER AT THE REGION VII NODA CONFERENCE!
Want to make the most of your Region VII NODA conference experience? Sign up to volunteer!
Volunteering is a great way to make new friends, get connected to NODA, and help the conference run smoothly. In addition, it’s an excellent opportunity to network with professionals, graduate, and undergraduate students from different colleges and universities around the region.
How much time does volunteering take?
So you’re interested in volunteering, but you’re thinking, “If I volunteer, will I still be able to enjoy the conference and attend sessions I’m really interested in?” Absolutely! The time commitment for volunteering is completely up to you, and you can volunteer for just one hour out of the entire conference if you’d like.
What sorts of things do volunteers do?
To give you a better idea of the volunteer tasks, here are a few sample descriptions of volunteer jobs while at the conference:
- Help welcome conference attendees and set up and decorate the tables for meals in the hall where we’ll be eating. In Orientation, we all know how important welcoming others is, and this is your chance to be that friendly face to welcome and meet almost everyone at the conference.
- Assist presenters by handing out materials, prizes, etc. during an educational session. The best of both worlds – you get to attend and participate in a session you’re really interested in and help the conference run smoothly.
- Monitor the silent auction items. As an added bonus, you’ll get a chance to see everything that’s up for auction to make your own bids on the great giveaways.
- And more!
Great! Sign me up!
Please make sure to sign up to volunteer when you register for the conference. In case you’ve already registered and didn’t select the option to volunteer, you can always sign up to volunteer when you check-in for the conference. Thanks for helping make the NODA Regional conference run smoothly! See you in Ashland!
Please contact Kathy Jicinsky for more information.
Undergraduate Case Study
The Undergraduate Case Study is a great way to sharpen your public speaking, teamwork and problem solving skills. Each participant will be paired with a fellow undergrad from another institution. Teams will receive a scenario based on current trends in student affairs.
SAT 3/6 - 8:00am-8:20am Undergrad Case Study meeting (required for participation)
SAT 3/6 - 5:30pm-6:20pm Planning time for Undergrad Case Study
SUN 3/7 - 8:30am-10:30am Undergrad Case Study Competition
SUN 3/7 - 10:00am-Noon Winners announced at closing brunch
Whether you intend to pursue a career in Orientation, or just enjoy putting your creative thinking skills to work, the Undergraduate Case Study can be a memorable component of your conference experience.
If you have questions about the competition, or would like to sign up, please contact Andrea Zick. We look forward to seeing you at NODA!
The Idea Marketplace is a place for participants to share information and learn from each other. Meet with Associate Members or bring your orientation materials to share at the "bring and brag" tables.
Regional Orientation Leader Institute (ROLI)
The Regional Orientation Leader Institute, or ROLI, began in NODA's Region IX in 2003. After six years of successful programming, education and training of student orientation leaders, Region VII decided to begin their own institute. ROLI, began in Region VII at the 2009 Regional Conference held at the University of Southern Indiana. The inaugural ROLI graduated 26 student leaders who represented 15 different institutions in our region. These leaders gained advanced skills and knowledge in the areas of supervision, multiculturalism, and motivation. After a successful program last year, we are proud to continue the ROLI tradition at the 2010 Region VII conference at Ashland University.
ROLI is a highly interactive program designed to give a small cohort of student orientation coordinators and other upper level student staff members (returning orientation leaders, interns, etc.) an opportunity to focus on increasing their competency levels in a variety of skill areas. The 2010 ROLI will focus on competencies in peer supervision, ethics and integrity, and leadership.
ROLI participants will spend time together in a separate conference track designed specifically for experienced orientation leaders. ROLI provides an opportunity for networking with students from other institutions who hold similar positions, the chance to work closely with NODA leadership and conference presenters, and the reflection and brainstorming necessary to take ideas back to home campuses for implementation. During our conference, the institute provides our more seasoned orientation leaders a more intensive and intentional learning experience designed to meet their needs.
Tentative 2010 ROLI Schedule:
Saturday, March 6
1:30pm ROLI Check-In and Introductions
2:00pm Competency One - Leadership - Presented by Jonathan Sprinkles, keynote speaker
3:00pm Competency Two - Supervising Your Peers
4:20pm Competency Three - Ethics, Integrity, and Orientation
5:20pm ROLI Closing and Wrap-Up
Please note that ROLI runs concurrently during conference Educational Sessions 3 and 4, as well as the resume critique meeting and speed networking session. ROLI participants are encouraged to serve as educational session presenters and/or get their resumes critiqued, and the conference planning committee will work to avoid scheduling conflicts. While ROLI provides its own unique networking experiences, participants will still have many opportunities throughout the conference to network with fellow undergraduates who are not part of the institute.
Conference delegates interested in participating in ROLI should indicate so when completing their conference registration. ROLI participation is limited to two students from each institution to ensure the diversity of our region is represented. If you are still in the process of hiring student leaders, you are welcome to hold two spaces for your campus representatives through the registration process.
If you have questions about ROLI or would like more information, please contact Michelle Nightingale or Todd Shaver.