Join us for the 6th Annual West Virginia State Workshop. This year the workshop will
be hosted virtually during the week of June 1, 2020.
If you are interested in taking part in the workshop, please fill out the interest
form below to stay up to date on the latest details. More information regarding
the schedule will be distributed following the Presentation Proposal Deadline on
May 15th. Registration is free, and conference sessions will be taking place online.
Roundtable: COVID-19 (Facility and Practice Based)
How Your Job in Campus Rec Can Help Secure Your Future
How the Student Recreation Building has Become the Focus of Campus
Roundtable: Student Staff Development During COVID-19
Kenobi School of Mentorship: How the Death of Me Leads to Us
Roundtables: Program Specific (Sports, Fitness & Wellness, Aquatics, etc.)
Tools and Strategies for Giving and Receiving Feedback
Big Ideas, Tiny Resources
Roundtable: Recovering and Transitioning Away from COVID-19
9:30 AM - Coffee Hour
Description: While the Workshop will be virtual, we still wanted
to provide the opportunity to gather together and socialize. Bring your coffee,
tea, or breakfast and start your day with us. This will be an informal opportunity
to network and reconnect with one another.
10:00 AM - NIRSA 101
Presenters: Emily Murphy of West Virginia University & Rachel
Gwilliams of Marshall University
Description: This presentation will outline what NIRSA is, including:
it's history, governance, values, development/leadership opportunities and
resources, as well as regional and state components. It is essential for
both member and non-member students to gain an understanding of the working
parts of the association and what it has to offer; we are hopeful that in
the explanation of what NIRSA is, more students will likely want to be involved
at some capacity.
1:00 PM - Roundtable: COVID-19 Facilities, Practices, and Reopening
Presenters: Mike Weaver of Marshall University Sam Hearn of Mylan
3:30 PM - How Your Job in Campus Rec Can Help Secure Your Future
Presenters: Corrine Pruett, Stephanie Calhoun of West Virginia University,
Jonathan Sanders of Marshall University & Zack Sephton of Queens University
Description: After becoming familiar with the NACE Competencies
attendees will identify ways that they have reached, or ways to develop,
each competence through the completion of various activities and guided discussions.
10:00 AM - How the Student Recreation Building has Become the Focus of Campus
Presenter: Robin Yeager and Spencer Flanagan of Fairmont State University
Description: The student Falcon Center is a multi-functional building
on Fairmont State University campus. It serves as both the student recreation
center, student union building where all dining occurs and conference services
is housed. The Falcon Center offers a recreation facility for our students
as well as hosting many internal and external events including fitness classes,
leagues, camps, Student Life activities, Robotics, Weddings, concerts, conferences,
etc. It is a process to schedule and accommodate all events that occur year
round in the facility and not displace the student body. This presentation
will share how recreational professionals can manage their leadership roles
and prioritize the various needs of a college community all wanting to utilize
the Falcon Center.
1:00 PM - Roundtable: Student Staff Development During COVID-19
Presenters: Corrine Pruett of West Virginia University Jonathan
Sanders of Marshall University
3:30 PM - Presentation
10:00 AM - Kenobi School of Mentorship: How the Death of Me Leads to Us
Presenters: David Gaskins of George Mason University, Dana Lopez
of Wake Forest University, Chelsea Phipps of UNC-Greensboro, Shomari Kee
of Northern Kentucky, & Justin Waters of East Carolina University
Description: This will be a panel presentation and will explore
the topics of relationships, mentoring, and student development and provide
insight into the relationships and mentors that shaped their careers and
explore how they have given back to the profession by mentoring others. Panelists
will be asked a variety of questions about their own personal experience
with being mentored and what it meant to them, their theories and approaches
to mentoring as professionals, the nature of mentoring relationships, having
tough conversations, and providing safe space and support in those relationships.
This session is designed for both students and professionals and will be
a fun and interactive presentation that will highlight one of the true hallmarks
of NIRSA - that of caring professionals and student development at its finest.
1:00 PM - Roundtables: Program Specific (Sports, Fitness & Wellness,
Sports Programming During COVID-19: Max Miller of Swarthmore
College and Tina Mascaro of Fairmont State University Fitness and Wellness Programming During COVID-19: Spencer Flanagan
of Fairmont State University Corey Buck of Marshall University Aquatics Programming During COVID-19: Jennifer Lainhart of Mylan
3:30 PM - Tools and Strategies for Giving and Receiving Feedback
Presenter: Sam Iatarola of Marshall University
Description: Regardless of the setting, giving and receiving feedback
effectively is an essential skill. This workshop will provide tips and tricks
to giving and receiving feedback. During the workshop, attendees will have
a chance to sharpen how they give feedback, and will take away feedback strategies
and applicable tools for communicating intentionally.
10:00 AM - Big Ideas, Tiny Resources
Presenter: Matt Levy of Shenandoah University
Description: The presentation will highlight some creative programming
that can be done with limited resources. Limited resources do not just refer
to money. We will provide attendees with some creative ways to look at scheduling
shared-use facility space, collaborating with campus partners, using non-traditional
spaces to run programs, and utilizing student workers to fill the roles that
may be occupied by full-time employees on other campuses. This presentation
will focus mainly on small school programs but may be applicable to larger-scale
programs as well.
1:00 PM - Roundtable: Recovering and Transitioning Away from COVID-19
Presenter: Bob Gough of College of William & Mary
Description:What will Campus Recreation programs look like moving forward?
We will talk through a typical academic year from staff training to commencement.
We’ll brainstorm ideas related to staff training, special events, programs
and facility use. Bring your ideas, your questions and your expertise!
Comments on any of the presentations? Please fill out the Survey Below.