Upcoming Events

The benefit of engaging in a live online event is the ability to ask questions and contribute to a collaborative dialogue. The delivery of course material may spark areas of curiosity that you can address with content leaders in real time or during the question & answer segment of the event.

Want to host a webinar on the NACAS platform? Submit a submission form today!

Virtual Roundtable: How Race and Identity Impact Our Work
August 21, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. ET

Presenters: Dr. Victoria Farris, Founder of Farris Consulting and Kelsey Harmon Finn, NACAS CEO

Join Dr. Victoria Farris, Kelsey Harmon Finn, and a panel of NACAS members as they discuss how women of diverse backgrounds can build each other up in the workplace. Kelsey and Victoria will facilitate a conversation with the panel on how their own experiences related to workplace bias and the impact it has had on their work and success. You’ll have your chance to participate in the discussion and ask questions!

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Webinar: Cultivating a Culture in Auxiliaries that supports Mental Health and Well-Being on Campuses
September 10, 2019 3:00 p.m. ET

Presenter: Jessica Kolis, Communications Manager, Health and Wellbeing at Georgia Tech & Stacy Connell, Senior Director, Health Initiatives at Georgia Tech

All campus units play a role in encouraging and promoting mental health and well-being on campus. However, figuring out exactly what role your unit plays and your pathway for incorporating these concepts into your department culture can be difficult. In the second half of this two-part series, you will learn how auxiliary services impacts culture and explore how to lead your department through a well-being lens.

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Webinar: Making the Most out of Exhibiting at C3X
September 12, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. ET

Presenter: Kennedy Turner, NACAS' Senior Director of Business Development

Join NACAS as both staff and members discuss how business partners can make the most of their C3X experience. Learn from members and current business partners how to win the expo floor and best practices to engage NACAS members.

Webinar highlights will include:
-Conference at a glance
-Exhibitor benefits
-Optimizing your engagement
-Outreach opportunities
-Conference logistics

-Provide you with the key dates and logistical information
-Suggest ways to increase your ROI through success stories from your peers
-Connect you with the appropriate people and resources for follow-up questions

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Webinar: Iowa GROW®: Creating a High-Impact Student Employment Experience
September 18 | 2019 3:00 p.m. ET

Presenters: Teri Schnelle, Associate Director for Assessment and Strategic Initiatives at University of Iowa & Sarah Hansen, Associate Vice President, Division of Student Life at University of Iowa

Iowa GROW® (Guided Reflection on Work) uses brief, structured conversations between student employees and their supervisors to help students connect the skills and knowledge they are gaining in the classroom with the work they are doing, and vice versa. Iowa GROW® is focused on making student employment a "high-impact activity," one that requires students to reflect on their learning and connect their learning within and beyond the classroom. During this webinar we will discuss how student employment can enhance student success, provide an overview of the Iowa GROW® initiative and outcomes, outline how you can implement GROW® with your student employees, and share other strategies beyond GROW® that can help organizations build a learning-centric student employment experience.

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Webinar: Best Practices on Trademark Licensing
September 25, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. ET

Presenter: Christy Rabil, Marketing, Trademarks, and Licensing Manager at Virginia Commonwealth University & David Atkins, Director of Licensing, Marketing, and Administration at George Mason University

All institutions have an opportunity to develop a strong brand, regardless of scope and size or even athletic presence. Developing this brand in the retail market is important to maximize brand awareness and royalty growth. The brand presented externally impacts how your institution is perceived and remembered. In this competitive environment, effective branding will assist in attracting new students, faculty/staff and donors as well as elevate school spirit among alumni, students, and fans. Come learn how to organize a trademark licensing program on your campus if existing frameworks don't exist and hear recommendations that would help create a successful program.

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HEASC Webinar: Off-Campus Move Outs… Moving in the Right Direction
October 2, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. ET

The Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) is a network of higher education associations with a commitment to advancing sustainability within their constituencies and the entire system of higher education. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) serves as the coordinating body for HEASC.

Many colleges and universities have mastered on-campus move-out diversion, but off-campus student move-out is a much less tackled problem. Apartments, condos and single-family homes located off-campus generate different (and often bulkier) materials, and often place large burdens on city/county staff. This webinar will explore three different city-university partnership case studies to share successes, challenges, and lessons learned from community-wide off-campus move-outs.

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HBCU Virtual Roundtable - The Impact of Challenges at HBCU’s
October 8, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. ET

Presenters: Angela Peterson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Enterprises at North Carolina A&T State University & Rebecca Brown, Assistant Vice President of Administrative Affairs at Florida A&M University

Join two auxiliary service professionals serving at HBCUs as they discuss some of the challenges that individuals at these institutions face, as well as strategies that can be used to navigate these issues from all professional levels. This open discussion will serve as an open forum to begin discussions around how to better support and strengthen our peers serving students at HBCUs and foster idea-sharing and transfer of best practices from one institution to another. We encourage you to think about what topics you'd like our facilitators to tackle or what comments you would like to bring to the table, as the conversation is only strengthened by the inclusion of additional voices!

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Webinar: Making the Most of Your First C3X
October 9, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. ET

Presenters: Corey Salem, NACAS Director of Member Engagement & Joanna Kessling, NACAS Member Services Coordinator

Your official guide to helping you make your first NACAS C3X a successful event. Topics to include: first year tips from a second year attendee, how to network and meet other professionals, planning your attendance at professional development sessions, better understanding the Expo Hall layout and interactions with Business Partners, and learning networking tips and maximizing your social experience.

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Webinar: Forming Win-Win Campus Partnerships is the Key to Long Lasting Sustainability Initiatives
October 10, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. ET

Presenters: John Eckman, Associate Vice Chancellor at Appalachian State University; Pam Cline, Director of Dining Services at Appalachian State University; and Lee Ball, Chief Sustainability Officer at Appalachian State University

As the passion for sustainability on college campuses grows, so does the role of auxiliaries in the fight for environmentally friendly services. But, how do you transform an initiative into a lasting change?

Taking a sustainability initiative from the first meeting to an adopted part of campus culture means offering a seat at the table to everyone from academics to community partners. The process propels itself by creating systems with the goal of lasting change, understanding shared interests and goals, and developing systems of shared accountability. This practice has led Appalachian State University Campus Services to create and implement lasting sustainability initiatives with the university’s office of sustainability, physical plant, academic departments, and local businesses. In this webinar, you will learn how to establish and navigate win-win partnerships and hear plans for the future of those relationships at Appalachian, a university recognized for sustainability leadership.

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Webinar: Back a Boiler - An Innovative Education Funding Opportunity
November 11, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. ET

Presenter: Mary-Claire Cartwright, VP of Information Technology and Back A Boiler Program Manager at the Purdue Research Foundation.

It's not a loan, it's not a grant - it's something new and different, providing freedom and flexibility in funding education at Purdue University! It's the Back a Boiler™ Income Share Agreement (ISA), managed by the Purdue Research Foundation. To date, there are more than 850 contracts with students enrolled in Back a Boiler - ISA Fund who have received funding totaling over $10 million. Rather than taking out a loan with interest, students are eligible to pay back the Funding Amount as a percentage of their post-graduation income. Come learn how Purdue University implemented this program to combat the affordability crisis and the successes found with participating students, focusing on institutional financial impact, graduation rates, and successful repayment.

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HEASC Webinar: MCURC: Universities Scaling Up Sustainability Together
November 13, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. ET

The Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC) is a network of higher education associations with a commitment to advancing sustainability within their constituencies and the entire system of higher education. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) serves as the coordinating body for HEASC.

The Menus of Change University Research Collaborative (MCURC) is a working group of scholars and campus dining leaders from colleges and universities interested in accelerating efforts to move American consumers—and college/university students, scholars, and staff in particular—toward healthier, more sustainable, plant-forward diets. The collaboration recognizes that a significant amount of energy for food systems transformation today is being driven by concerned university students and forward-looking faculty and administration, and understands that university food systems hold considerable untapped potential to further catalyze existing efforts. The webinar will share research findings and best practices from the 60+ universities in the collaborative in making campus dining more sustainable through research, education, and the collective impact initiative. Topics covered will include reducing food waste, sourcing more sustainably, reducing greenhouse gas emissions through purchasing, joint purchasing, best practices in sustainable food education, and sustainable menuing.

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Webinar: Use of Mobile Credentials for Heightened Security
December 4, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. ET

Presenter: Kent Pawlak, Senior Direct Product Management, Transact

Join Transact and a partner university to see how to protect your campus community while meeting the needs of today’s mobile phone-centric students with a fast, secure NFC-enabled Mobile Credential. Learn how the industry’s first NFC-enabled Mobile Credential deploys on student cell phones for use across campus the same way a student ID card works. The webinar will explore how the system not only improves student experience but also bolsters security through its integration with physical access control and other systems.

In this presentation, you’ll learn valuable tips from a partner school on how to implement this type of solution on your campus. You’ll find out how this system — which connects students with a fast, secure NFC-enabled Mobile Credential on their mobile devices – can also improve security by integrating interior room and exterior building access control, security monitoring, video surveillance, electronic locks from integrated partners, turnstiles and parking gates.

Learning objectives in this session are:

• Learn how to address the needs of your mobile-centric student community with a Mobile Credential on their cell phones that can be used in the same way as your student ID cards.
• Understand secure, convenient NFC technology and how to provision credentials over the air and encrypted in the secure element of the device, ensuring the highest level of security at the point of entry.
• Hear how a partner university has decided to pioneer this technology, the benefits to their student and campus community, and the steps they took to plan for the implementation.

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Webinar: Can Auxiliary Services Save Higher Education?
December 11, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. ET

Presenter: William Guerrero, Vice President for Finance & Administration, Ithaca College

Auxiliary Services has always been viewed as an important partner in the success of an institution. Now, it essential for the future of higher education. In this webinar we will discuss the opportunity where auxiliary services becomes the critical partner to diversify revenue, lower cost of attendance, expand experiential learning opportunities, and improve the overall value proposition for an institution.

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