SCHEDULE

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10:00 – 10:15am

NODA welcomes you to the 2020 Virtual Annual Conference.

Add to Calendar 10/27/2020 10:00 AM 10/27/2020 10:15 AM America/Chicago Conference Opening & Welcome NODA welcomes you to the 2020 Virtual Annual Conference.

https://www.nodac2020.com

10:15 – 10:25am

Learn more about this year’s schedule highlights, featured sessions, and their connections to the conference theme.

Add to Calendar 10/27/2020 10:30 AM 10/27/2020 11:20 AM America/Chicago State of NODA & OTR Sessions Learn more about this year’s schedule highlights, featured sessions, and their connections to the conference theme.

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10:25 – 10:55am

NODA leaders will come together to share insights and guidance on the state and direction of our Association and field.

Add to Calendar 10/27/2020 10:25 AM 10/27/2020 10:55 AM America/Chicago State of NODA & OTR Sessions NODA leaders will come together to share insights and guidance on the state and direction of our Association and field.

https://www.nodac2020.com

11:00 – 11:45am

An opportunity for NODA members to ask questions of the NODA leadership related to the State of NODA and future of the Association and the field of orientation, transition, and retention.

Add to Calendar 10/27/2020 11:00 AM 10/27/2020 11:45 AM America/Chicago State of NODA & OTR Q&A An opportunity for NODA members to ask questions of the NODA leadership related to the State of NODA and future of the Association and the field of orientation, transition, and retention.

https://www.nodac2020.com

11:45 – 12:15pm

During this time, we will encourage conference participants to be active (even using one of our provided wellness activities), stretch or take a brief walk, grab a snack or beverage, or take a personal break. Anything to help you re-focus for the next sessions or activities.

Add to Calendar 10/27/2020 11:45 AM 10/27/2020 12:15 PM America/Chicago Wellness Break During this time, we will encourage conference participants to be active (even using one of our provided wellness activities), stretch or take a brief walk, grab a snack or beverage, or take a personal break. Anything to help you re-focus for the next sessions or activities.

https://www.nodac2020.com

12:15 – 1:00pm

Take part in an educational programming connected to the conference theme of Focus, Clarity, Vision. Each Spotlight session will be endorsed by a NODA Network. Not interested in the topics being offered during one of these live sessions? Take this time to browse our previously recorded Educational Session Presentation Bank!

Add to Calendar 10/27/2020 12:15 PM 10/27/2020 1:00 PM America/Chicago Spotlight Educational Sessions – Block #1 Take part in an educational programming connected to the conference theme of Focus, Clarity, Vision. Each Spotlight session will be endorsed by a NODA Network. Not interested in the topics being offered during one of these live sessions? Take this time to browse our previously recorded Educational Session Presentation Bank!

https://www.nodac2020.com

1:10 – 2:10pm

Led by each Regional Coordinator, this collective gathering of orientation, transition, and retention practitioners will share upcoming regional activities, events, and experiences, learn about involvement opportunities, and provide a space to connect and reconnect with other colleagues in your NODA region.

Add to Calendar 10/27/2020 1:10 PM 10/27/2020 2:10 PM America/Chicago Region Meetings Led by each Regional Coordinator, this collective gathering of orientation, transition, and retention practitioners will share upcoming regional activities, events, and experiences, learn about involvement opportunities, and provide a space to connect and reconnect with other colleagues in your NODA region.

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2:20 – 2:30pm

Important end of day announcements for conference attendees.

Add to Calendar 10/27/2020 2:20 PM 10/27/2020 2:30 PM America/Chicago End of Day Remarks & Reminders Important end of day announcements for conference attendees.

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3:00 – 4:00pm

These sessions will be lightly facilitated with the intention that we can create a space for our members to come together in community to share ideas, resources, and guidance with each other on particular topics.

Add to Calendar 10/27/2020 3:00 PM 10/27/2020 4:00 PM America/Chicago Affinity Spaces – Block #1 These sessions will be lightly facilitated with the intention that we can create a space for our members to come together in community to share ideas, resources, and guidance with each other on particular topics.

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4:10 – 5:10pm

These sessions will be lightly facilitated with the intention that we can create a space for our members to come together in community to share ideas, resources, and guidance with each other on particular topics.

Add to Calendar 10/27/2020 4:10 PM 10/27/2020 5:10 PM America/Chicago Affinity Spaces – Block #2 These sessions will be lightly facilitated with the intention that we can create a space for our members to come together in community to share ideas, resources, and guidance with each other on particular topics.

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8:00 – 8:45am

This blend of ballet-inspired strengthening, Pilates core conditioning, and yoga stretches is both effective and FUN! Join instructor Erica McCray for this virtual Barre class to start your day.

Add to Calendar 10/28/2020 8:00 AM 10/28/2020 8:45 AM America/Chicago Barre Fitness Class This blend of ballet-inspired strengthening, Pilates core conditioning, and yoga stretches is both effective and FUN! Join instructor Erica McCray for this virtual Barre class to start your day.

https://www.nodac2020.com

10:00 – 10:10am

Conference Committee members will set the tone for the day and featured sessions for conference attendees.

Add to Calendar 10/28/2020 10:00 AM 10/28/2020 10:10 AM America/Chicago Daily Welcome & Highlights Conference Committee members will set the tone for the day and featured sessions for conference attendees.

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10:10 – 10:40am

Wesley will share his inspirational journey with us and discuss how he harnessed his focus as motivation to change his life for the better.

Add to Calendar 10/28/2020 10:10 AM 10/28/2020 10:40 AM America/Chicago Wesley Hamilton Keynote Wesley will share his inspirational journey with us and discuss how he harnessed his focus as motivation to change his life for the better.

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10:45 – 11:15am

Participate in a live Q&A with Wesley around topics discussed in his previous session.

Add to Calendar 10/28/2020 10:45 AM 10/28/2020 11:15 AM America/Chicago Q&A with Wesley Hamilton Participate in a live Q&A with Wesley around topics discussed in his previous session.

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11:15 – 11:45am

During this time, we will encourage conference participants to be active (even using one of our provided wellness activities), stretch or take a brief walk, grab a snack or beverage, or take a personal break. Anything to help you re-focus for the next sessions or activities.

Add to Calendar 10/28/2020 11:15 AM 10/28/2020 11:45 AM America/Chicago Wellness Break During this time, we will encourage conference participants to be active (even using one of our provided wellness activities), stretch or take a brief walk, grab a snack or beverage, or take a personal break. Anything to help you re-focus for the next sessions or activities.

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11:45 – 12:15pm

This panel will educate members on the principles of the anti-racism movement and discuss ways that we can all work personally and professionally to advance racial justice.

Add to Calendar 10/28/2020 11:45 AM 10/28/2020 12:15 PM America/Chicago Anti-Racism Panel This panel will educate members on the principles of the anti-racism movement and discuss ways that we can all work personally and professionally to advance racial justice.

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12:20 – 1:05pm

Participate in a live Q&A with our Anti-Racism panelists surrounding topics discussed in the previous session.

Add to Calendar 10/28/2020 1:00 PM 10/28/2020 1:50 PM America/Chicago Anti-Racism Panel Q&A Participate in a live Q&A with our Anti-Racism panelists surrounding topics discussed in the previous session.

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1:05 – 1:35pm

During this time, we will encourage conference participants to be active (even using one of our provided wellness activities), stretch or take a brief walk, grab a snack or beverage, or take a personal break. Anything to help you re-focus for the next sessions or activities.

Add to Calendar 10/28/2020 1:05 PM 10/28/2020 1:35 PM America/Chicago Wellness Break During this time, we will encourage conference participants to be active (even using one of our provided wellness activities), stretch or take a brief walk, grab a snack or beverage, or take a personal break. Anything to help you re-focus for the next sessions or activities.

https://www.nodac2020.com

1:35 – 2:25pm

Join this space to explore current practices for infusing equity, diversity, and inclusion into your orientation, transition, and retention programming.

Add to Calendar 10/28/2020 1:35 PM 10/28/2020 2:25 PM America/Chicago Hot Topic Workshop – This is not a Moment, It's a Movement Join this space to explore current practices for infusing equity, diversity, and inclusion into your orientation, transition, and retention programming.

https://www.nodac2020.com

2:35 – 3:20pm

Take part in an educational programming connected to the conference theme of Focus, Clarity, Vision. Each Spotlight session will be endorsed by a NODA Network. Not interested in the topics being offered during one of these live sessions? Take this time to browse our previously recorded Educational Session Presentation Bank!

Add to Calendar 10/28/2020 2:35 PM 10/28/2020 3:20 PM America/Chicago Spotlight Educational Sessions – Block #2 Take part in an educational programming connected to the conference theme of Focus, Clarity, Vision. Each Spotlight session will be endorsed by a NODA Network. Not interested in the topics being offered during one of these live sessions? Take this time to browse our previously recorded Educational Session Presentation Bank!

https://www.nodac2020.com

3:30 – 3:40pm

Important end of day announcements for conference attendees.

Add to Calendar 10/27/2020 3:30 PM 10/27/2020 3:40 PM America/Chicago End of Day Remarks & Reminders Important end of day announcements for conference attendees.

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6:00pm

This social activity will bring orientation, transition, and retention colleagues together to watch a common movie and utilizing Teleparty to chat and connect. If you do not have a Netflix account, Netflix does offer a free one-month trial. Please download the Google Chrome Extension and use Google Chrome as your browser for this session.

Add to Calendar 10/28/2020 6:00 PM 10/28/2020 7:30 PM America/Chicago NODAC 2020 Teleparty This social activity will bring orientation, transition, and retention colleagues together to watch a common movie and utilizing Teleparty to chat and connect.

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8:00 – 8:45am

High-intensity interval training is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up, so join instructor Erica McCray to energize the start of your conference day!

Add to Calendar 10/29/2020 8:00 AM 10/29/2020 8:45 AM America/Chicago HIIT Fitness Class High-intensity interval training is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up, so join instructor Erica McCray to energize the start of your conference day!

https://www.nodac2020.com

10:00 – 10:10am

Conference Committee members will set the tone for the day and featured sessions for conference attendees.

Add to Calendar 10/29/2020 10:00 AM 10/29/2020 10:10 AM America/Chicago Daily Welcome & Highlights Conference Committee members will set the tone for the day and featured sessions for conference attendees.

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10:10 – 10:55am

In this talk, Dr. Cortland Dahl will present a scientific framework for understanding well-being and how it can be cultivated. Based on decades of neuroscientific research, the framework focuses on four pillars of well-being: Awareness, Connection, Insight and Purpose.

Add to Calendar 10/29/2020 10:10 AM 10/29/2020 10:55 AM America/Chicago Well-Being is a Skill Keynote In this talk, Dr. Cortland Dahl will present a scientific framework for understanding well-being and how it can be cultivated. Based on decades of neuroscientific research, the framework focuses on four pillars of well-being: Awareness, Connection, Insight and Purpose. Each of these four pillars is vital to well-being and can be strengthened through meditation and other forms of mental training. Dr. Dahl, one of the primary authors of the framework, will share key insights from scientific research and practical tips on meditation and other well-being related practices, focusing on the importance of resilience in the midst of the current global pandemic.

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11:00 – 12:00pm

We are facing unprecedented levels of stress and hardship due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. How can we stay balanced in the midst of so much change and uncertainty? Scientific research suggests that we can train our minds to be calm, focused, and resilient, and that it only takes a few minutes a day to learn simple skills that we can apply in everyday life. In this workshop, experience different ways to train your mind through a series of guided meditations and connect with others through large and small group discussions.

Add to Calendar 10/29/2020 11:00 PM 10/29/2020 12:00 PM America/Chicago Post-Keynote Workshop We are facing unprecedented levels of stress and hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. How can we stay balanced in the midst of so much change and uncertainty? Take part in this experiential workshop which will discuss scientific insights and practical tools that we can use to weather the storm of the current crisis.

https://www.nodac2020.com

12:00 – 12:30pm

During this time, we will encourage conference participants to be active (even using one of our provided wellness activities), stretch or take a brief walk, grab a snack or beverage, or take a personal break. Anything to help you re-focus for the next sessions or activities.

Add to Calendar 10/29/2020 12:00 PM 10/29/2020 12:30 PM America/Chicago Wellness Break During this time, we will encourage conference participants to be active (even using one of our provided wellness activities), stretch or take a brief walk, grab a snack or beverage, or take a personal break. Anything to help you re-focus for the next sessions or activities.

https://www.nodac2020.com

12:30 – 2:00pm

The traditional NODAC event that provides the opportunity to hear from authors about their books from our Publishing Partners will be reimagined for this year’s conference.

Add to Calendar 10/29/2020 12:30 PM 10/29/2020 2:00 PM America/Chicago Author's Event The traditional NODAC event that provides the opportunity to hear from authors about their books from our Publishing Partners will be reimagined for this year’s conference.

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2:10 – 3:00pm

Join this space and work together with peers to determine the best ways to implement more impactful communication strategies for students and families.

Add to Calendar 10/29/2020 2:10 PM 10/29/2020 3:00 PM America/Chicago Hot Topic Workshop – Did you check your email?: Reassessing Communication Strategies Join this space and work together with peers to determine the best ways to implement more impactful communication strategies for students and families.

https://www.nodac2020.com

3:10 – 3:55pm

Take part in an educational programming connected to the conference theme of Focus, Clarity, Vision. Each Spotlight session will be endorsed by a NODA Network. Not interested in the topics being offered during one of these live sessions? Take this time to browse our previously recorded Educational Session Presentation Bank!

Add to Calendar 10/29/2020 3:10 PM 10/29/2020 3:55 PM America/Chicago Spotlight Educational Sessions – Block #3 Take part in an educational programming connected to the conference theme of Focus, Clarity, Vision. Each Spotlight session will be endorsed by a NODA Network. Not interested in the topics being offered during one of these live sessions? Take this time to browse our previously recorded Educational Session Presentation Bank!

https://www.nodac2020.com

4:05 – 4:15pm

Important end of day announcements for conference attendees.

Add to Calendar 10/29/2020 4:05 PM 10/29/2020 4:15 PM America/Chicago End of Day Remarks & Reminders Important end of day announcements for conference attendees.

https://www.nodac2020.com

4:30 – 5:30pm

These sessions will be lightly facilitated with the intention that we can create a space for our members to come together in community to share ideas, resources, and guidance with each other on particular topics.

Add to Calendar 10/29/2020 4:30 PM 10/29/2020 5:30 PM America/Chicago Affinity Space – Block #3 These sessions will be lightly facilitated with the intention that we can create a space for our members to come together in community to share ideas, resources, and guidance with each other on particular topics.

https://www.nodac2020.com

10:00 – 10:10am

Conference Committee members will set the tone for the day and featured sessions for conference attendees.

Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 10:00 AM 10/30/2020 10:10 AM America/Chicago Daily Welcome & Highlights Conference Committee members will set the tone for the day and featured sessions for conference attendees.

https://www.nodac2020.com

10:10 – 11:00am

The 2020 Annual Conference will once again highlight the voices of NODA members through "NODA Talks" as one of our featured sessions this year. We have selected four NODA members to share their stories of how they are bringing their personal or professional visions to life.

Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 10:10 AM 10/30/2020 11:00 AM America/Chicago Keynote Session: NODA Talks The 2020 Annual Conference will once again highlight the voices of NODA members through "NODA Talks" as one of our featured sessions this year. We have selected four NODA members to share their stories of how they are bringing their personal or professional visions to life.

https://www.nodac2020.com

11:05 – 11:35am

Participate in a live Q&A panel with our NODA Talks speakers surrounding topics they discussed in their respective presentations.

Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 11:05 AM 10/30/2020 11:35 AM America/Chicago NODA Talks Q&A Panel Participate in a live Q&A panel with our NODA Talks speakers surrounding topics they discussed in their respective presentations.

https://www.nodac2020.com

11:35 – 12:05pm

During this time, we will encourage conference participants to be active (even using one of our provided wellness activities), stretch or take a brief walk, grab a snack or beverage, or take a personal break. Anything to help you re-focus for the next sessions or activities.

Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 11:35 AM 10/30/2020 12:05 PM America/Chicago Wellness Break During this time, we will encourage conference participants to be active (even using one of our provided wellness activities), stretch or take a brief walk, grab a snack or beverage, or take a personal break. Anything to help you re-focus for the next sessions or activities.

https://www.nodac2020.com

12:05 – 12:35pm

This panel will discuss how COVID-19 has reshaped our field and ways NODA members can navigate its continued impacts to be nimble and relevant on their campuses.

Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 12:05 PM 10/30/2020 12:35 PM America/Chicago COVID-19 Panel This panel will discuss how COVID-19 has reshaped our field and ways NODA members can navigate its continued impacts to be nimble and relevant on their campuses.

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12:40 – 1:25pm

Participate in a live Q&A with our COVID-19 panelists surrounding topics discussed in the previous session.

Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 12:40 PM 10/30/2020 1:25 PM America/Chicago COVID-19 Panel Q&A Participate in a live Q&A with our COVID-19 panelists surrounding topics discussed in the previous session.

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1:25 – 1:55pm

During this time, we will encourage conference participants to be active (even using one of our provided wellness activities), stretch or take a brief walk, grab a snack or beverage, or take a personal break. Anything to help you re-focus for the next sessions or activities.

Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 1:25 PM 10/30/2020 1:55 PM America/Chicago Wellness Break During this time, we will encourage conference participants to be active (even using one of our provided wellness activities), stretch or take a brief walk, grab a snack or beverage, or take a personal break. Anything to help you re-focus for the next sessions or activities.

https://www.nodac2020.com

1:55 – 2:45pm

Join this space to leverage ideas from similar institution types and explore different considerations that should be taken into account when planning programming in our new reality.

Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 1:55 PM 10/30/2020 2:45 PM America/Chicago Hot Topic Workshop: Crisis Management, Budgets, Virtual or In-Person, Oh My! Join this space to leverage ideas from similar institution types and explore different considerations that should be taken into account when planning programming in our new reality.

https://www.nodac2020.com

2:55 – 3:45pm

Come celebrate with us the closing of our first virtual annual conference! NODA Leaders will celebrate member contributions and provide closing remarks for the 2020 NODAC experience.

Add to Calendar 10/30/2020 2:55 PM 10/30/2020 3:45 PM America/Chicago Conference Closing Session Come celebrate with us the closing of our first virtual annual conference! NODA Leaders will celebrate member contributions and provide closing remarks for the 2020 NODAC experience.

https://www.nodac2020.com