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**Please note** access to the webinar(s) will not be granted until payment is received in full. All webinars are recorded and will be available once payment is received

Envisioning Transformational Leaders in Orientation
October 18, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST

Price: $49 for members / $199 for nonmembers








Emily Krechel has worked within orientation, transition, and retention for more than nine years: as a student leader, graduate intern, and professional. As the Director of New Student and Transition Programs at Elon University, Emily and her team oversee a four-day welcome week orientation that involves 18 Head Staff members, 120 Orientation Leaders, and 200+ Orientation Move-in Helpers. Emily also oversees the First-Year Summer Experiences, the Life Entrepreneur Program for sophomores, and the First-Year Study Abroad program (slated to begin in Fall 2018). Prior to working at Elon University, Emily served as the Associate Director of New Student Services at UC Berkeley. It was there that her passion and love for student leader development and transformation flourished. She had the opportunity to redesign staff training for a team of student coordinators, mentors, and leaders that framed their experience through the lens of Transformational Leadership.

Emily holds a master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University, Ohio and a bachelor’s in sociology from James Madison University. Emily is currently the Chair of the Commission for Admissions, Orientation, and First Year Experience within ACPA and has been a member of NODA since 2010.

Chrissy Roth-Francis, Ed.D. has worked within orientation, transition, and retention for more than 15 years: as a student leader, graduate intern, professional, and veteran NODA member. As the Director of New Student Services at UC Berkeley, Chrissy and her team oversee a week-long orientation for 8,500 new undergraduates, on-boarding communications and publications, and a student staffing structure of 600. It’s in this student staffing structure where Chrissy loves to witness the evolution of the students into transformational orientation leaders, having an impact on the new students greater than could have been imagined. Prior to working at UC Berkeley, Chrissy oversaw graduate and international student orientations at the University of Southern California. Chrissy holds a doctorate in educational leadership, a master’s in higher education administration, and a bachelor’s in journalism. Chrissy is currently a NODA General Board Member and has served the Association in numerous capacities, including network chair and regional conference host.



Writing for Publication as a Practitioner
December 13th from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CST

Price: Free to NODA members; $150 for non-members

This session will focus on helping aspiring authors take their ideas and transforms them into a publishable manuscript. The presenter will highlight challenges commonly faced, strategies for success, the role of persistence and patience in the publication process, and possible outlets for articles. In addition, participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences and questions. The presenter will provide tips for success in getting published, with particular attention to publication outlets within NODA, particularly the Journal of College Orientation and Transition.


Dr. Brian Bourke is a faculty member in the postsecondary education administration master’s and P20 and community leadership doctoral programs at Murray State University, which is located in beautiful western Kentucky. Brian first wrote for publication for a regional association publication in 2004, when he worked in Residence Life. Since then he has published in peer-reviewed journals, association-based publications, and has contributed chapters to books. In addition to his own writing efforts, Brian has served as a reviewer for several journals, has served as an editorial board member, an associate editor, is the current editor of the College Student Affairs Journal, and is the chair of the Advisory Board for the Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship.

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