IdeaPOP!, the division’s annual in-house conference held at the Russell House, is coming up Wednesday, May 18. Each Monday between now and then, we’ll give you a sneak peek of what sessions will be offered at the conference in support of this year’s theme, “Motivation: a Foundation for Success.” Be sure to RSVP so you don’t miss out and check back next week, when we’ll feature keynote speaker Dr. Frances Lucas.
Building Motivation in Uncertain Times
In light of recent events surrounding the intersection of race and privilege on college campuses, creating more inclusive environments is a topic that requires immediate attention. Moryah Jackson, Diversity and Inclusion, will offer an analysis of some of the challenges that leaders face and some insight about how we can be better equipped to create a positive learning, working and living environment for all students, faculty and staff.
PechaKucha is a presentation style in which a speaker shows 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each, for a total presentation length of six minutes 40 seconds. Dan Colascione, University Housing; Anthony Brockington, TRIO Programs; Shannon Nix, Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention; and Kelly Wuest and Luis Sierra, Leadership and Service will give PechaKucha presentations on the following topics through the lens of motivation: servant leadership, first-generation college students, bystander accountability, and disaster response.
Organizations and individuals have a shared responsibility to make sure that the incentives provided by the organization align with the motives of the individuals who work there. When this occurs, employees are generally highly engaged and organizations receive greater productivity. Nathan Strong, Division of Human Resources, will teach you how to analyze this linkage and how to make sure you are doing everything you can to create the appropriate alignment.
IdeaPOP! is free and open to all employees of the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support. It will include a light breakfast, lunch, a keynote presentation from Dr. Frances Lucas, poster sessions and concurrent sessions.
Check-in and a light breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. in the Russell House Ballroom. The opening session will begin at 9 a.m., and the conference will conclude at 4:30 p.m.