NACA® Summer Series

NACA® Summer Series



The NACA® Summer Series is a virtual education program that focuses on various topics throughout the summer. Each week, with the exception of Assessment Week, is designed for both students and professional staff. 


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Leadership | Board Development | Programming | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Traditions | Marketing | Student Government | Assessment | 2021 Summer Series Pricing




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Leadership Week presented by Archie Cares

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Attendees discover their personal leadership styles and how those styles connect to the work they do. 

Dates: June 1-3
Times: 2-5pm ET

Student Topics:

  • Understanding yourself and your values
  • What does it mean to be a student leader on campus?
  • How your leadership style impacts your future
  • How to use your voice to impact change and advocate for others

Advisor Topics:

  • Understanding yourself and your values
  • Coaching/mentoring
  • How to be a staff leader on campus
  • Student leader training frameworks and design
  • How to use your voice to impact change and advocate for others


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Board Development Week

Boards work to build more cohesive teams, foster organizational development, and works towards common goals.

Dates: June 7-9
Times: 2-5pm ET

Student Topics:

  • Team dynamics
  • Understanding your role in a team
  • Team building activities
  • Contributing to and maintaining a cohesive team
  • Team transitions

Advisor Topics:

  • Team onboarding
  • Conflict management
  • Team dynamics
  • Team cohesion
  • Team transitions


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Programming Week presented by How To Concerts

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Participants learn the nuts and bolts of programming and how to program different types of events.

Dates: June 14-17
Times: 2-5pm ET

  • Student Topics:
  • Event to Experience
  • Breakouts: Virtual Concerts, 9 Dimensions of Wellness, Esports, and Collaborations
  • Roundtables
  • Programming from a DEIA lens
  • Contracts and budgeting
  • Building relationships with associates
  • Student panel discussion

Advisor Topics:

  • Cultivating a sense of belonging through programming
  • Curriculum design
  • Breakouts: Virtual Concerts, 9 Dimensions of Wellness, Esports, and Collaborations
  • Fall planning roundtable
  • Programming from a DEIA lens
  • Risk management
  • Building relationships with associates
  • Fiscal management

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Week presented by SpeakOut

Attendees learn to integrate DEI into their campuses and reflect upon their own identities.

Dates: June 28-30
Times: 1-4pm ET

Student Topics:

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  • Understanding the NACA Competencies for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Exploring the "-ism"s
  • Moving from diversity to equity to inclusion
  • DEIA case studies in campus programs

Advisor Topics:

  • Understanding the NACA Competencies for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Understanding implicit biases and stereotypes in campus programming, policies, and practices
  • Self-work vs. community work in DEIA
  • Balancing advocacy for DEIA and institutional politics


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Traditions Week

Attendees take a deep dive into traditional programs and fostering the collaborations on and off campus that make those programs possible.

Dates: July 6-8
Times: 1-4pm ET

Student Topics:

  • Defining traditions
  • Historic traditions panel
  • Alumni engagement
  • DEIA in traditions
  • Risk management
  • NACA Your Best Campus Traditions panel

Advisor Topics:

  • Defining traditions
  • Historic traditions panel
  • Alumni engagement
  • DEIA in traditions
  • Assessing campus traditions
  • The role of traditions in advancing student success


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Marketing Week presented by Always Been Creative

Participants learn the fundamentals of marketing and communication and explore creative and innovative techniques.

Dates: July 12-15
Times: 1-5pm ET

Student Topics:

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  • How to market yourself
  • Networking
  • Accessibility
  • Using Canva for design
  • Using marketing for recruitment, recognition, and retention
  • Using TikTok for marketing
  • Small group presentations

Advisor Topics:

  • How to market yourself
  • Networking
  • Accessibility
  • Creating a comprehensive communication plan
  • Marketing to Gen Z
  • Creating a student marketing committee
  • Small group presentations


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Student Government Week

Attendees explore nuts and bolts of student government, the role of student government on campus and beyond, and the responsible stewardship of resources.

Dates: July 19-21
Times: 1-5pm ET

Student Topics:

  • Shared governance and working with administration
  • Advocacy for DEIA
  • Finding your purpose
  • Budgeting and university values
  • SGA processes and procedures
  • Outreach and student engagement
  • Writing legislation
  • Parliamentary procedure and Robert's Rules of Order
  • Problem solving
  • Positional roundtables
  • Communication
  • Mental health & wellness
  • Creating awareness about student government
  • Legislation project

Advisor Topics:

  • Advisor roles and responsibilities
  • Retreats and training
  • Supporting and motivating disengaged students
  • SGA advisor roundtable
  • Troubleshooting your SGA roundtable


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Assessment Week

Professional staff take a deep dive into assessment by creating a comprehensive assessment plan and learning how to create a culture of assessment. 

Dates: July 26-28
Times: 1-4pm ET

Advisor Topics:

  • Ethics in assessment
  • Writing learning outcomes
  • Surveys
  • Data collection beyond surveys
  • Presenting assessment results
  • Using your data to tell a story
  • Assessment planning


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2021 NACA® Summer Series Pricing

Individual Weekly Registration
Members: $149 for the first attendee;
$99 for each additional attendee from the same institution, per week
Non-Members: $299 per person per week

8-Week Series Pass
This provides 1 registration per week for each week of Summer Series. A different person from the same institution may attend each week.
Members: $999 for the first purchase;
$799 for each additional purchase of the series from the same institution
Non-Members: $1,999 for each 8-Week Series Pass

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