NACA® Forum for Student Organization Advisors - The Forum for Student Organization Advisors

The Forum for Student Organization Advisors will provide professionals who support campus organizations a space for learning and networking. Attendees will learn from experts in the areas of student organization support and assessment, trend forecasting, and resource development. Time will also be spent on structured idea-sharing and collaboration with professionals in similar roles. The Forum for Student Organization Advisors will transition into additional learning opportunities throughout NACA Live. 

The Forum will occur on the Saturday of NACA Live from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ending before the Convention Kick-off begins at 4:15 p.m. To attend, add-on the Forum to your NACA Live registration (details below).

Saturday, Feb. 18
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
at NACA® Live in Louisville, KY

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Who should attend the Forum?

Any campus professional who is focused on supporting student organizations, wants to continue to grow their professional skills, and desires to expand their professional peer network. Content will be applicable for those who have two months or twenty-plus years of experience in higher education. 

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You can add-on the Forum when you register for NACA Live. During Step 2: Sessions, click the box next to "The Forum for Student Organization Advisors" and it will add to your registration. Register by Thurs., Feb. 9 in order to participate.

Members: $175

Non-Members: $250

Registration includes a continental breakfast and boxed lunch. 

What can you expect to gain from the Forum?

ATTENDEES will receive:

  • 6+ hours of professional development 
  • Network of peers who support student organizations 
  • Guidance on how to use the NACA Live event for continued learning 
  • Continental breakfast and lunch 

Learning Outcomes

ATTENDEES who complete this experience will develop strategies to: 

  • Recognize the impact of national trends and policy changes on student organizations and their advisors.  
  • Identify and implement strategic and inclusive policies and practices. 
  • Assess the needs of the campus community with a focus on improving the student experience and sense of belonging. 
  • Build a network of colleagues that can offer support, ideas, and resources. 


Start Time
Forum Component

8:00 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast (provided)
​8:30 AM
Welcome & Introductions
9:00 AM
DEIJ & Intentional Assessment
Kellie Dixon, Ed.D., lecturer, Baylor University (TX)
​10:30 AM
Roundtable discussions
​11:30 AM
Overview of the Revised Student Competencies
Sarah Keeling, Ph.D., NACA Director of Education & Research
​12:00 PM
​Lunch (provided) & Networking
​12:45 PM
Establishing Yourself as a Student Organization Advisor
Michelle Whited, associate dean of students, Illinois State University
​2:00 PM
​Hot Topic discussions
​2:45 PM
​Creating your NACA Live pathway
​3:00 PM
​Dismiss to NACA Live

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