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.
The 2016 conference will be held on Wednesday, May 18 in the Russell House University Union on the University of South Carolina-Columbia campus. The conference will highlight a keynote address from Dr. Frances Lucas.
Motivation: A Foundation for Success
Mario Andretti once said, “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to unrelenting pursuit of your goal—a commitment to excellence—that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” As student affairs professionals, it is important to consider how we can motivate our colleagues, our students, as well as ourselves toward being responsible, successful individuals. Proposal submissions for this year’s IdeaPOP! conference will be selected on their ability to effectively offer strategies and characteristics that motivate toward personal and professional success.