ideaPOP! Conference

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ideaPOP! is an award-winning in-house professional development conference sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support and hosted by the Professional Development Team. ideaPOP!’s content aligns with the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practioners, as well as with important trends and issues facing higher education and student affairs.

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The 2015 conference will be held on Wednesday, May 13 in the Russell House University Union on the University of South Carolina-Columbia campus. The conference will focus on Building Hope and Resiliency and will highlight a keynote address from Dr. Rishi Sriram.

ideaPOP! Session Proposals

As student affairs professionals, one of our roles is helping students build hope and resiliency. It is equally relevant in our own careers. Central to the meaning of hope, is the concept of looking forward with reasonable confidence. Building hope is about having a “growth mindset” versus a “fixed mindset.” The movement toward a growth mindset involves a critical examination of an individual’s goals and desires. Resiliency is equally important. Individuals who focus on their growth and development in these areas are able to build hope in their personal and professional lives as well as the students they serve. Please consider submitting a session proposal for the conference.

2015 Conference Schedule:

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Russell House University Union
University of South Carolina-Columbia

8:00am Registration, Continental Breakfast, & Poster Session
9:00am Welcome & Keynote Address from Dr. Rishi Sriram, Professor of Higher Education at Baylor University
10:30am “Concurrent Sessions I”
11:30am “Concurrent Sessions II”
12:30pm Lunch, a panel conversation about building hope and resiliency in our students
1:45pm “Concurrent Sessions III
2:45pm “Concurrent Sessions IV”
3:45pm Closing Session, Poster Session, & Door Prizes
4:15pm Conference Closes

Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support
1600 Hampton St. Suite 813
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: 803-777-4172
Fax: 803-777-9354