NACA® Summer Series
NACA® Summer Series




We are excited to announce the new NACA® Summer Series, which will provide campus professionals and students with live virtual educational opportunities to hone skills and add to their résumés. This eight-week series will be led by content experts from across the country. 

The program is designed so you can register for the entire series or choose one or more of the individual weekly topics that fit your or your students' educational needs. Participants will receive at least five hours of instructional time per week and a certificate of completion from NACA. An overview of each week in the series is provided below.

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Concert Management | Programming Board | Marketing | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Identity | Diversity Equity & Inclusion - Advocacy, Activism & Allyship | Student Government | Leadership | Esports
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Concert Management

Concert Management - Week of June 1

Go backstage to learn how to successfully manage shows of all sizes and venues. Get insider knowledge on what to do pre-show, day of show, and post-show.

During this week, students and professional staff will learn:

  • Tips & tricks focused on how to promote and manage small and large-scale concerts
  • Insider industry knowledge from staff and professionals in concert/live event management
  • How to ensure your concerts remain relevant in a virtual world

Schedule
Tuesday, June 2: 3:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. ET (professionals and students)
Wednesday, June 3: 3:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. ET (professionals and students)
Thursday, June 4: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET (professionals and students)

Detailed Concert Management Schedule

Programming Board

Programming Board - Week of June 8

Train your board of the foundations of campus programming for success this upcoming year. Students and professional staff will participate in separate tracks tailored to their specific needs.

During this week, students will learn:

  • Event Management
  • Board Recruitment & Retention
  • Strategic Planning & Assessment

During this week, professional staff will learn:

  • Event Management
  • Student Supervision & Management
  • Professional Development utilizing the NACA Competencies

Schedule
Monday, June 8: 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET (professionals and students)
Tuesday, June 9: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET (professionals and students)
Wednesday, June 10: 2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. ET (professionals and students)
Thursday, June 11: 2:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. ET (professionals and students)

Detailed Programming Board Schedule


Programming Board Week Featured Speakers - Stan Pearson & Katie Riggs

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Stan Pearson II, MBA is an Award Winning bi-lingual Speaker, Motivational Comedian & Event Host. Stan has been consulting companies & speaking professionally for over a decade. He started as busy student leader, evolved into a Capitol Hill Intern who would later commit to being a Student Affairs Professional before he began touring as a Speaker & Diversity Consultant.
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Katie Riggs



Katie Riggs is the Chief Event Strategist at Riggs & Co, an experience design firm based in Zionsville, IN.
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Marketing

Marketing - Week of June 15

Are you prepared to not be able to rely on flyers, chalking, and food incentives to entice students to attend your events? This week will cover a mix of traditional marketing techniques and innovative solutions for today's uncertain campus climate.

During this week, students and professional staff will learn:

  • Marketing and recruitment basics
  • Social media best practices and communications plan
  • Accessible and inclusive marketing practices

Schedule
Monday, June 15: 1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET (professionals and students)
Tuesday, June 16: 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET (students)
Wednesday, June 17: 2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET (professionals)
Thursday, June 18: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET (professionals and students)

Detailed Marketing Schedule

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Marketing Week Featured Speaker - Johnny Earle

Named “Top Innovator in Retail” by the Boston Globe, Johnny started 16 businesses before he was 16 years old. At 19 he founded Johnny Cupcakes, and grew the business from a “joke” to a multi-million dollar, highly exclusive t-shirt brand with a worldwide cult-like following.

Johnny has given hundreds of keynote speeches for events, companies and schools, including TEDx, Apple and MIT.
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The first 100 Marketing Week registrants will receive a custom, limited edition Johnny Cupcakes/NACA t-shirt!


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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion – Identity - Week of June 29

Who are we? Come engage in a brave space to learn diversity, equity, and inclusion fundamentals and how our identities impact our communities.

During this week, students and professional staff will learn:

  • Fundamentals of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • The intersections of their identities
  • The dynamics of power, privilege, and white fragility

Schedule
Monday, June 29: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET (professionals and students)
Tuesday, June 30: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET (professionals and students)
Wednesday, July 1: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET (professionals and students)
Thursday, July 2: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET (professionals and students)

Detailed DEI-Identity Schedule

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion – Advocacy, Activism, & Allyship - Week of July 6

How do we empower voices to be shared, heard, and represented? Engage in sessions to learn how to support marginalized populations and develop inclusive communities.

During this week, students and professional staff will learn:

  • The distinctions between advocacy, activism, and allyship
  • How to support advocacy, activism, and allyship during COVID-19
  • How professional staff can support student advocacy, activism, and allyship

Schedule
Tuesday, July 7: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET (professionals and students)
Wednesday, July 8: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET (professionals and students)
Thursday, July 9: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET (professionals and students)
Friday, July 10: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET (professionals and students)

Detailed DEI-Advocacy, Activism & Allyship Schedule

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Student Government - Week of July 13

Prepare your student government leaders for success in their roles for this upcoming year. In addition to specific training for student government leaders and professional staff, all participants will have the opportunity to engage in individual or group consultations.

During this week, students will learn:

  • Foundations of effective leadership
  • Fundamentals of student government operations
  • Building working relationships with higher education administration

During this week, professional staff will learn:

  • Fundamentals of student government advising
  • Utilizing NACA NEXT to assess student learning and impact
  • How to prepare for an unknown fall term

Schedule
Tuesday, July 14: 
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET (professionals and students)
3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET office hours (optional)
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET networking activity (optional)
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET sponsored activity (optional)
Wednesday, July 15: 
1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. ET (professionals and students)
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET office hours (optional)
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET sponsored activity (optional)
Thursday, July 16:
12:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET (professionals and students)

Detailed Student Government Schedule

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Leadership - Week of July 20

Find the leader in you. This week uses the relational model of leadership as the foundation for students to become leaders and professional staff to develop student leaders.

During this week, students will learn:

  • The five components of relational leadership: purpose, inclusive, empowering, ethical, and process
  • How to use the components to understand their leadership, manage conflict, motivate others, and utilize inclusive practices
  • How their personal values affect their leadership style

During this week, professional staff will learn:

  • How to design training using the relational leadership model
  • To connect training concepts to leadership and workplace skills
  • How to adapt leadership training to a virtual format

Schedule
Monday, July 20: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET (students)
Tuesday, July 21: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET (students)
Wednesday, July 22: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET (students)
Wednesday, July 22: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET (professionals)
Thursday, July 23: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET (professionals)
Friday, July 24: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET (professionals)

Detailed Leadership Schedule

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Esports - Week of July 27

What are esports? This week provides the knowledge and tools to launch a successful esports program on campus.

During this week, students will learn:

  • To cultivate a collegiate esports community on their own campus
  • The fundamentals of shoutcasting and streaming
  • To promote a campus esports program

During this week, professional staff will learn:

  • The fundamentals of campus esports programs, including Discord basics, game overviews, and casual vs. competitive gaming
  • To assess esports programs
  • To create a roadmap for developing esports engagement on campus

Schedule
Monday, July 27: 1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ET (professionals and students)
Tuesday, July 28: 1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ET (professionals and students)
Wednesday, July 29: 1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ET (professionals and students)
Thursday, July 30: TBD (professionals and students) [NACA Esports Open]

Detailed Esports Schedule

Registration & Pricing

Full Summer Series (access to all eight weeks)
First login*: $999/series
Each additional login: $799/series
Non-Member login: $1999/series

A La Carte Weeks (access to a specific week/topic):
First login: $149/week
Each additional login (same week as first login): $99/week
Non-Member login: $299/week

Special pricing is available if you need to register more than 4 people for the series or more than 8 people for a specific week(s), please contact Karen Johnston.

*If your institution purchases a full summer series login and you would like different people from your institution to attend different weeks, you may share one series login as long as only one person is participating any given week. If you would like multiple people from your institution to attend each week, you must purchase additional logins. Questions can be directed to memberrelations@naca.org.


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