RA Conference Program Proposals
I am excited to offer you the opportunity to present a program at the 23rd Annual UNI RA Conference with our programming model! Presenting a program is a great way for both presenters and participants to benefit from the sharing of ideas, educating others, connecting with colleagues from other institutions, and gaining new skills that may positively impact your career and your life! We hope your institution plans to take advantage of this great opportunity!
In an effort to provide a wide array of quality programs, and to share the resources and insights from each institution attending the conference, every delegation that registers for the conference is expected to submit at least one program proposal.
Programs are targeted to either RAs or Advisors. This year, we hope to enhance our advisor programming track and would like to encourage professional staff to present programs for colleagues!
You will know via e-mail by January 6, 2013 at the latest if your program(s) have been accepted.
We offer two program formats:
Pick Me Up (30 minutes)
Pick me ups are a great snapshot of a hobby/interest that would entertain, inspire or motivate your fellow peers. Click the link at the top of this page for the program proposal form. Program proposal forms are due by December 14, 2012.
Traditional programs are 45 minute sessions designed for presenting information according to a specific topic area. You are able to educate, inform, present, and/or gather information from participants. Please plan your time wisely. Click here for program proposal form. Program proposal forms are due by December 14, 2012.
Our TRADITIONAL Programming Structure easily addresses the needs of the audience. This structure is broken into three categories: Personal Development, Team Development, and Program Development.
Explanations of the categories:
This category focuses on the individual. Any program that works to strengthen a single person mentally, physically, spiritually, or otherwise should fall under this category. Programs could encompass diversity, personal wellness, stress management, individual leadership skills, time management, student affairs, and many more things that affect the individual.
This category focuses on the group as an entity and encompasses programs that deal with how to strengthen a team as a whole. Programs can include retreats, recruitment, motivating groups, fundraising, or anything else that may affect groups.
This category focuses on developing and implementing programs. Small scale programming is good for floor/house programs while medium scale is geared toward hall sized events, all the way up to large scale campus wide programming.
Program Planning Checklist
As you develop your proposal, these questions may guide you in creating a program plan and description that provides accurate information for delegates to determine why they may be interested in attending your session.
- What is the purpose of my session?
- Are the goals outlined?
- What are the main ideas I would like to share?
- Does the session offer ways to put the idea(s) to use on other campuses?
- What presentation set-up will I use? (lecture, discussion, audio/visual, etc.)
- Who is the target audience? (new or experienced RAs, advisors, etc.)
- What is the ideal number of participants?
- Why did you create it? What about this idea interested you, and could be beneficial for others?
All rooms come equipped with ELMOs, computer (with audio and video capability) with access to internet. You will be able to (and are encouraged to) bring a flash drive and use it in our computers. If you bring a laptop that you wish to connect to our projection equipment, come prepared with a back up flash drive of your materials. You can play CDs and DVDs in our systems. If you have any questions or concerns about your technology needs, please contact us as soon as possible. We will have limited tech support, but will do our best.
I hope you will consider this invitation and present a program to help make this year's conference experience unforgettable. If you have any questions, please call me at (319) 273-2658 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to seeing you at the 2013 UNI RA Conference!
Programming Committee Chair