NACAS Event Schedule

June 2020

Mon. 06/01

3:15 - 4:00 p.m. ET

NACAS Coffee Chats

NACAS Coffee Chats provide an opportunity for you to come together with your peers in an informal, collaborative environment. Ask questions, brainstorm ideas, and create solutions to help you move into the fall semester with confidence. This is a safe, open space -- no recording, no slide decks -- just inspiration and ideation to design a campus experience that fits your community needs.

Wed. 06/03

3:00 p.m. ET

Virtual Roundtable: Supporting Myself through Self-Care to Support my Students

Presenter: Dr. Victoria Farris, Founder of Farris Consulting

This is a virtual workshop for higher education professionals with a focus on self-care, particularly in the time of the Coronavirus. Participants will be engaged virtually for a conversation about needs, boundaries, and radical empathy and grace. Participants of the session will:

1. Review a list of universal needs and values to assess which needs are most valued by each participant.
2. Consider how their needs are being met as they have adjusted to a new way of being in light of the COVID 19 pandemic.
3. Gain an appreciation for the need of radical empathy and radical grace towards both oneself and one another during this time.
4. Get a list of quick strategies that can help in moments of anxiety and overwhelm.

Mon. 06/08

3:00 p.m. ET

Webinar: Building a Hybrid Campus Store from Scratch

Presenter: Jim Herrington, Director of Campus Operations at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences recently switched from a contracted bookstore to a hybrid model, based more out of a desire to serve students than to be a revenue source. Some major retailers describe this new hybrid bookstore model as a crucial way to win back students and build toward the future, as well as a trend that will likely become more and more prevalent as Generation Z enters higher education. While a hybrid model can create advantages not found in either self-operated or purely contracted services, it is important to understand some of the pitfalls that can be encountered while creating this new model of a campus store. Learn about the resources that can be utilized when considering this change and how to undergo long-term planning for your bookstore shift.

Tue. 06/09

2:00 p.m. ET

Virtual Conference: Planetary Health – The Impact of COVID-19 on College and University Dining

Dr. Walter Willett, the famed epidemiologist, will kick off the event and we will discuss how operators and the supply chain can support each other and how we can rebuild our foodservice segment and community during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. We will hear how operators are preparing for reopening their dining programs in the fall. There will be a session with students from across the country discussing their expectations of what the fall will look like. We will discuss how social media will continue to play a very important role in these times by keeping everyone connected. We will hear from universities about their shift in dining operations and what we expect that to look like as we create our new normal. We encourage you to join us!

3:00 p.m. ET

HBCU Virtual Roundtable: Birds of a Feather and Being Open Minded
June 9, 2020 | 3:00 p.m. ET

Presenter: Dr. Curtis Johnson, Chief of Staff/AVP at Tennessee State University

Join an auxiliary service professional serving at an HBCU as he 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. One of the opening topics will center around bi-lateral communication to strengthen discussions when communicating both up to leaders and down to subordinates. This open discussion will serve as an open forum for 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 of additional topics that you'd like our facilitator 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!

Wed. 06/10

2:00 p.m. ET

Virtual Conference: Planetary Health – The Impact of COVID-19 on College and University Dining

Dr. Walter Willett, the famed epidemiologist, will kick off the event and we will discuss how operators and the supply chain can support each other and how we can rebuild our foodservice segment and community during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. We will hear how operators are preparing for reopening their dining programs in the fall. There will be a session with students from across the country discussing their expectations of what the fall will look like. We will discuss how social media will continue to play a very important role in these times by keeping everyone connected. We will hear from universities about their shift in dining operations and what we expect that to look like as we create our new normal. We encourage you to join us!

3:00 p.m. ET

Quarterly Womens’ Virtual Roundtable: Leading Through the Unknown

Join Kelsey Harmon Finn, NACAS CEO, as we discuss how to show up as campus leaders during these incredibly uncertain times. It can be difficult to focus on both the needs of those around you while still listening and addressing your own, which requires a strong understanding of self-care. Understanding where we draw our energy from and how we use what can seem like a very limited and in-demand resource is crucial toward our success during this time, especially with the increasingly daunting task ahead of us. Together we will use this time to explore the topics of motivation, guilt, self-care, and energy, and how these four areas ebb, flow, and impact our overall abilities. We encourage you to flex your Zoom skills and join us on video for our deep conversation as the group brainstorms pathways for success.

Thu. 06/11

2:00 p.m. ET

Virtual Conference: Planetary Health – The Impact of COVID-19 on College and University Dining

Dr. Walter Willett, the famed epidemiologist, will kick off the event and we will discuss how operators and the supply chain can support each other and how we can rebuild our foodservice segment and community during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. We will hear how operators are preparing for reopening their dining programs in the fall. There will be a session with students from across the country discussing their expectations of what the fall will look like. We will discuss how social media will continue to play a very important role in these times by keeping everyone connected. We will hear from universities about their shift in dining operations and what we expect that to look like as we create our new normal. We encourage you to join us!

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Coffee Chats – June 11, 2020

NACAS Coffee Chats provide an opportunity for you to come together with your peers in an informal, collaborative environment. Ask questions, brainstorm ideas, and create solutions to help you move into the fall semester with confidence. This is a safe, open space — no recording, no slide decks — just inspiration and ideation to design a campus experience that fits your community needs.

Learn more at nacas.org/coffee-chats

3:00 p.m. ET

Webinar: Student Development Theory Tune-Up

Facilitator: Dr. Emily Messa, CASP, Assoc. VC/VP, Administration at the University of Houston

Student Development Theory refers to a body of scholarship that seeks to understand and explain the developmental processes of how students learn, grow, and develop in post-secondary education. Engaging students in the present ultimately better prepares them for their future, and auxiliary service professionals have a unique opportunity to directly impact their undergraduate teams. Fine-tune your knowledge with this webinar facilitated by University of Houston doctoral students that focuses on how auxiliary services leaders can use more current theories and research to mentor student employees, improve our services to meet student needs, partner with student leaders, and understand the importance of inclusive auxiliary services facilities that build and support community.