Conference Sponsor

With Grateful Appreciation

Sponsor: Digistorm

Conference Pricing

Early Bird Deadline: October 1, 2022

Members (On-Site): $500 per person ($450 Early Bird)
Members  (Virtual Via Zoom): $175
Non-Members (On-Site): $700 per person ($650 Early Bird)
Non-Members (Virtual Via Zoom): $325

 

Virtual Pricing Includes:

Full engagement in two-day program, including Q&A
Access to video recordings of presentations post-conference
Access to all conference resources

 

On-Site Pricing Includes:

Full engagement in two-day program, including Q&A
Networking/Fellowship with attendees & presenters
Access to video recordings of presentations post-conference
Three night’s lodging at the adjacent Hilton Garden Inn
7 meals & refreshments
Access to all conference resources

Program Overview

 

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STUDENT TRANSFORMATION THROUGH INCREASED BIBLE ENGAGEMENT

Presenter: Daniel Ryan Day | Director, Reclaim Today, Our Daily Bread Ministries (MI)
Overview: Consistent Bible engagement is a core component of student transformation. Chapel & Bible classes are not enough. For true transformation, students must experience the life-changing wisdom and story of the Bible and develop lasting habits of personal engagement beyond assignments. Consider creative ideas that can empower your students for renewed life and transformation through engagement with Christ through the Scriptures.

  • Knowing the facts: what are students looking for and what do they care about regarding Scripture and faith
  • Exploring Reclaim Today, a student engagement initiative being developed by Our Daily Bread Ministries 
  • Crafting creative and practical plans to help students connect with God every day 

THE ART & SCIENCE OF RESTORATIVE & DEVELOPMENTAL STUDENT DISCIPLINE

Presenter: Kirk Sabine | VP for Campus Life, Kingswood University (NB)
Overview: Every CSDO deals with student incidents that require institutional disciplinary procedures. That being said, how do some institutions consistently respond to student incidents with grace and wisdom that is restorative and developmental . . . and others with procedures that are punitive, judgmental and counterproductive? Learn from and laugh with a veteran campus leader about the insights gained from his journey of graceful, firm, restorative discipline.

  • Thinking through the differences — restorative or punitive
  • Working through the process — more than attitude
  • Keeping liberty from becoming license — firm but grace full
  • Learning lessons from the journey — it’s both science and art

USING THE DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS PLATFORM TO ENHANCE COMMUNITY

Presenter: Jamie Giblett | Sales Manager, Digistorm Inc. (CO)
Overview: Never has a generation been so engaged in digital media. It’s omnipresent. Smart institutions are using these platforms to create community and enhance their communications. More than information sharing or crisis notifications, what are practical ways you can empower digital platforms to strengthen your campus community.

  • Digital comms plaform — your friend or enemy?
  • Surveying best practices for digital communications
  • Effectively deploying a digital comms platform

LEADING YOUR INSTITUTION THROUGH LGBTQ+ CHALLENGES

Presenter: Rick Swift | VP & Dean of Students, Cairn University (PA)
Overview: Every SDO is facing the challenge of helping their campus respond to the complex issues surrounding sexual identity and orientation. What should your student conduct policies address and how? Where are the lines between acknowledged variations in sexual identity and acceptable behavior? How clear are your policies and are these supported by admission practices? Think carefully with a caring campus leader and lead well.

  • Defining the variety of sexual identity and orientation issues
  • Reviewing campus policies for clarity and consistency
  • Grasping the implications of various policy positions
  • Handling challenges with individual respect, legal prudence, and leadership savvy

KEEPING YOUR STUDENTS THROUGH GRADUATION — KEYS TO STUDENT SUCCESS

Presenter: Matt Boisvert | President, Pharos Resources (TX)
Overview: In these times of tumult in higher education, retention is crucial. Now is a great time to sharpen your institutional track record for student success — helping more students, including your most at-risk, by creating pathways for students to reach their goals and graduate. Learn new keys to student success.

  • Evaluating your institution’s student success-focused culture — a culture audit
  • Identifying the leading and lagging indicators of student success — data informed
  • Learning from student experiences and needs — staying informed
  • Championing student success in campus decisions

  UNLEASHING THE POWER OF A HIGHLY EFFECTIVE RETENTION-FOCUSED CAMPUS

Presenter: Rachel Philips-Buck | VP for Student Success, Pharos Resources (TX)
Overview: An effective, retention-focused campus must have a plan to connect with students, solve problems and measure success. This can be tracked in the student success funnel including best ways to achieve better retention. This is an effective and systematic approach to student success and retention. We can do this!

  • Connecting every student with vital “touch-point” relationships
  • Creating a culture of student support and student success
  • Utilizing faculty & staff for early intervention & effective resolution
  • Measuring your interventions and telling your story of success 

LEADING FROM THE 2ND CHAIR — LEAVING AN ENDURING LEGACY

Presenter: Kirk Sabine | Vice President for Campus Life, Kingswood University, (NB)
Overview: What are prudent principles and insights a wise SDO should grasp about their role in the 2nd chair? What are the appropriate boundaries and relational dynamics that cultivate strong synergy with the president and result in effective SDO leadership? Survey the landscape of your role and responsibilities with a distinguished student development leader.

  • Knowing the limits of your role and authority
  • Building trust and nurturing an enduring relationship
  • Understanding the essential role of clear and timely communication 
  • Avoiding normal pitfalls and mistakes . . . that can lead to transition

SESSION 8: LEADING A TITLE IX SAFE CAMPUS

Presenter: Scott Cawood | Sr. VP for Student Affairs & Administration, Cairn University (PA)
Overview: Some institutions are learning the hard way that staying compliant with Title IX for campus safety is more than just a suggestion. From the oversight level, what lessons are being learned and how can you maintain campus safety above question and beyond reproach? Consider proven methods and best practices.

 

  • Taking responsibility for campus safety — proactive steps
  • Understanding the expectations & requirements of Title IX — overview
  • Applying Title IX requirements to your campus environment — an audit
  • Learning from the experiences of others — dangers to avoid

Conference Faculty

Matt Boisvert

MATT BOISVERT

President
Pharos Resources

Scott Cawood

SCOTT CAWOOD

Sr. VP for Student Affairs
Cairn University

Daniel Day

DANIEL DAY

Director, Reclaim Today
Our Daily Bread

Jamie Giblett

JAIMIE GIBLETT

Sales Manager
Digistorm Inc.

Rachel Phillips-Buck

RACHEL PHILLIPS-BUCK

VP for Student Success
Pharos Resources

Kirk Sabine

KIRK SABINE

VP for Campus Life
Kingswood University

Rick Swift

RICK SWIFT

VP/Dean of Students
Cairn University

Frequently Asked Questions

Is lodging included in the registration fee?
YES, for on-site attendees3 nights, including arrival the evening before the conference begins.
Can I request for additional hotel nights?

YES The ABHE group rate is $110/night.  You can qualify for our group rate three days prior and three days post conference.  You can request and pay for your additional hotel nights during the registration process.  All reservations must be made and managed by the ABHE office as it is part of a group reservation.  This includes changes to existing reservations.  Email conferences@abhe.org with any questions or updates to existing reservations.

Is airport shuttle service available?

YES! Complimentary shuttle service is available from the Orlando International Airport (MCO). To request the complimentary shuttle to the Hilton Garden Inn:

  • Call the hotel for shuttle pickup – 407-240-3725
  • Take airport elevator to level 1 – ground transportation
  • Go through the sliding doors
  • Stand at either A4 (A Side) or B4 (B Side) for pickup
Where is the hotel located in relation to the ABHE Conference Center?

The Hilton Garden Inn is directly across the street from the ABHE Weber Center (located in the Citadel I Building – Suite 130).

Are meals included in the registration fee?
YES for on-site attendees, including 7 meals and all snacks/beverages.
Are scholarships available?
YES for on-site attendees – limited scholarships are available.  Please email your request to conferences@abhe.org with an explanation of your financial need.
What is your Cancellation Policy?
In the event of either virtual or on-site registration cancellation, fees paid in advance are refundable – less a $50.00 service charge per person, provided written notice is received by ABHE no later than three weeks prior to the event. No refunds will be granted after that date. E-mail notification will suffice. Please e-mail conferences@abhe.org to request a refund. There are no refunds provided for no-shows.
How do I CANCEL a person on my registration?
You may log back into your registration form at any time with your confirmation number to make any cancellations, or contact conferences@abhe.org to have your registration cancelled.

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Growing institutions are led by growing leaders. Consider engaging in the Executive Training Program specifically designed for Student Development Officers in ABHE. Delivered over two years including over 36 workshop presentations in seven areas of leadership competency and capacity. You can review the certification program details HERE. Enroll in the program today!

Questions regarding the certification program can be directed to David Medders, Executive Vice President.

Hilton Garden Inn

For those attending the Conference On-Site, the ABHE staff will make a hotel reservation for you. Please indicate your room type/preference when you register for the conference.The Hilton Garden Inn is located 1 mile from the Orlando International Airport.  

Hilton Garden Inn – Orlando Airport 
7300 Augusta National Drive
Orlando, FL 32822 
(407) 240-3725     

 

Complimentary shuttle service is available from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) to the Hilton Garden Inn. To request complimentary shuttle service:

  • Call the hotel for shuttle pickup – (407) 240-3725     
  • Take airport elevator to level 1 – ground transportation
  • Go through the sliding doors
  • Stand at either A4 (A Side) or B4 (B Side) for pickup

Conference Staff

David MeddersDavid Medders
Executive Vice President
david.medders@abhe.org

 

 

Carol DibbleCarol Dibble
Director of Communications & Events
carol.dibble@abhe.org

 

 

Darby BlanchardDarby Blanchard
Digital & Administrative Services Coordinator
darby.blanchard@abhe.org