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Staff members receive grant support to present at conference

Submitted by Carri Gerber, gerber.140@osu.edu

Cate Hunko and Denise Rotavera-Krain have received a John Wanzer Professional Development Fund for Undergraduate Academic Advising grant to support their participation in the annual National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) conference, where they will present:

Team Players:  How a small regional campus introduced training and development to staff and faculty advisors using a collaboration platform   

Taking a page from the pandemic playbook, we used our time away from the office to rethink how to bring training and development to our staff and faculty advisors.  We will provide examples of how to onboard new advisors, provide professional development for seasoned advisors, develop networks to connect staff and faculty advisors, find connections to NACADA core principles, and contribute to student success and retention using Microsoft Teams©. Attendees will leave the session with knowledge on how to create an advising Team, as well as examples of newsletters, and advisor communication timelines.  This presentation is appropriate for advisors and administrators from both 2- and 4- year colleges/universities. 

In addition to the John Wanzer Professional Development Fund for Undergraduate Academic Advising grant, Cate and Denise also received funding from Staff Career Development Grant Office of Human Resources and the CFAES Staff Professional Development Fund. The conference is Oct. 5-9 in Cincinnati. 

Congratulations, Cate and Denise!