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Advancing Lifetime Student Success

Select from one of the tracks below to see session details:

 
Just getting your feet wet in Naviance? This track will help your school or district successfully integrate Naviance into your school’s college and career readiness initiatives and culture.
Beginner

"I Can Really Go to College?" - Implementing Naviance with Underserved Students

Hear from an Education Advances Award nominee on how they drive engagement and success with underserved and first-generation student populations. In utilizing Naviance to build four-year course plans, ensure access to college and career information, and adequately training and supporting staff, Mt. Diablo is driving students toward post-secondary success.

Linda Clark, Consultant, Mt. Diablo Unified (CA)
Beginner

Boosting Naviance Usage

Maximize your schools use of Naviance by utilizing a wider variety of tools in the solution. Hear best practices on how to create a college and career readiness program that will engage and prepare your students, and a culture where students are logging on to Naviance outside of school.

Jennifer Ruff, School Counselor, The Arts & College Preparatory Academy (OH)
Beginner

Engage Across the Campus: Naviance Strategies for Staff, Students, and Parents

Learn creative strategies to engage your students, parents and staff throughout the roll out and continued usage of Naviance on your campus. Learn how to strategically educate your entire campus about Naviance.

Chelette Stephenson, Director of College Counseling, YES Prep North Central (TX)
Beginner

Maximizing Naviance Student

Attend this session to learn how to improve student usage and get the most out of your school’s Naviance site. Hear best practices for district roll out to middle and high school students, staff and parents, and discover how one district has used Naviance in combination with other resources to go paperless.

Dustin Tamplen, School Counselor and Naviance District Coordinator, Allen High School (TX)
Beginner

Using Ownership to Drive Naviance Usage

Are you looking to streamline the Naviance implementation process? Attend “Using Ownership to Drive Naviance Usage” to learn best practices on how to ease roll out while still seeing quick results.

Mark Kulik, District College Counselor, Tempe Union High School District (AZ)
Beginner

School Autonomy in a District Naviance Rollout

Hear first-hand accounts and best practices from leaders within large school districts on maintaining their school autonomy while implementing Naviance district-wide. Learn how to support individualism across schools in your district and gain insight into the variety of options Naviance allows.

Carol Alexander, Director A-G Intervention & Support, Los Angeles Unified (CA)
Beginner

Insights and Best Practices: Counselor Community and RepVisits

Finding information about colleges and the admission staff members who will be working with your students has never been easier. Find new and effective ways to build relationships with colleges and admission staff – and make sure they know why your school is one that should be on their visit lists!

Nancy Daves, Product Manager, Intersect, Hobsons
Intermediate

Using RepVisits for Apprenticeships and Non-Traditional Outcomes

Are your students looking for non-traditional college resources? Attend “Using RepVisits for Apprenticeships and Non-Traditional Outcomes” to learn strategies on how to identify and network with non-4 year college options using RepVisits in Naviance.

Susan Beard, College & Career Readiness Coordinator/Naviance Coordinator, Edmonds School District (WA)
Intermediate

Counseling to Make Dreams Come True

Success in college counseling is not something that just happens - it requires intentional actions in order to make the most impact. Learn best practices in keeping on top of industry trends and research to assist your college counseling program see students succeed in their college search, funding, and selection process.

Malika M. Lindsay, Director of College Counseling, Jackson Preparatory School (MS)
Hear best practices and recommendations from school leaders across the country on how to engage students and achieve your CCR goals through the full power of Naviance.
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Prepare Rising Seniors for Success

Learn how to help students bring their postsecondary plans to fruition by preparing them for the college application process. Discover best practices including how to build a summer readiness seminar for rising seniors.

Brian La Porte, College & Career Counselor, Naperville North High School (IL)
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Implementing What's Your Road? for Career Exploration

Since 2001, Roadtrip Nation has been capturing and sharing stories of professionals from all walks of life. Discover the benefits of an interest-based approach and learn how to best implement the What's Your Road? tool with your students. This resource exposes them to various career pathways and thousands of leader interviews empowering students to define their own road in life.

Roadtrip Nation
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Drive Adoption and Engagement with a Long Term Strategic Plan

Participate in an interactive workshop to develop a long-term plan for Naviance that integrates cross-functional teams, creates a system of accountability and visibility, and drives successful outcomes for students.

Krystal Ferguson, Director of Strategic Consulting, Naviance, Hobsons
Intermediate

What's New with eDocs?

Hear from experts on the latest summer updates for the 2018-2019 school year on the Common Application and Naviance eDocs. Take a look at the new eDocs Teacher Desk, designed to help make it easy for teachers to complete their recommendation requests! Find out more about the materials Naviance has to prepare you for peak submission season this year.

Jessica Wallis, Product Manager, Naviance, Hobsons
Intermediate

Using SuperMatch: A Guide for High School Counselors

The SuperMatch college search tool has been redesigned to provide better information and an enhanced experience for students. This session will provide detailed information on how Supermatch has changed and improved, and how this new version of a popular tool will help students with their college search.

Erica White, Product Manager, Intersect, Hobsons; Chris Graue, Product Consultant, Intersect, Hobsons
Intermediate

How to Stand out as a Campus in a Large, Urban School District

This session will address issues district offices face when implementing district-wide initiatives, as well as issues campus staff encounter when goals are high and resources are low. District level staff will learn how to roll out large scale initiatives that support campuses with their local and district goals. Campus staff will learn how to maximize available resources to ensure student success.

Derick Hutchinson, Sr. Manager of College Readiness, Houston ISD (TX)
Intermediate

Beginning Naviance Career Planning Freshman Year

Attend “Beginning Naviance Career Planning Freshman Year” to learn how one district has integrated their Career Pathways Model into all freshman classrooms.

Anne Fisher, Director of Student Support, Reading School District (PA)
Advanced

Best Practices for Rollout to Middle School Students

Is your district planning to expand college and career readiness planning to middle schools? Have you already done so, but are looking for tips on how to ease the implementation process? Attend “Best Practices for Rollout to Middle School Students” to learn best practices and appropriate CCR milestones for middle schoolers.

Cathey White, Senior Project Manager; Rian Berger, Guidance Counselor, School District of Philadelphia (PA)
This track will provide a holistic approach to defining and achieving key milestones within your school or district’s college and career readiness plan.
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Life Ready: How Broward County Public Schools is Preparing Students for Life Beyond High School

Broward County Public Schools is working to reimagine their approach to middle school and high school to ensure students graduate "life ready." Learn how BCPS is working to align their various initiatives, including their district strategic plan, annual school counseling plan, school improvement plans, and social emotional learning initiatives, while leveraging the Naviance suite of tools, to ensure their students are life ready as well as college and career ready.

Ralph Aiello, Director of School Counseling & BRACE Advisement, Broward County Public Schools (FL) and Caitlin Danberg, Strategic Consultant, Hobsons
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The College Planning Process: Both Sides of the Desk

Hear from high school counselors and their admissions counterparts on what goes into the college planning process on both sides. The session will include discussion on key milestones, successes, challenges, and what to expect.

Gerry OBrien, others TBD, Director of College Counseling, Marian Catholic High School (IL)
All

Leveraging the Power of Strengths to Drive Student Outcomes

The Clifton Youth StrengthsExplorer, available through Naviance, helps students discover and develop their talents to succeed. Each student who completes the assessment gets a report showing their top three talents, as well as ideas for how to leverage their talents to be successful. Counselors, teachers, administrators, parents, and other caring adults can use StrengthsExplorer to improve social and emotional learning approaches in and out of the classroom. Students who discover and develop their talents are more resilient and confident overall, more productive and engaged in the classroom, and experience stronger hope and direction for the future. This session will review several creative ways that you can utilize the StrengthsExplorer, and will provide an opportunity to share examples of how you have helped students at your school to discover and develop their strengths.

Timothy D. Hodges, Ph.D., Director of Research, Gallup
Beginner

Meeting Your Milestones Using a Recipe for Success

Every good gumbo is composed of various ingredients that when mixed together, make a delicious meal that can feed many. Discover the recipe for Naviance Gumbo, including various tidbits and tips to make a recipe of success for your Naviance use. Naviance beginners will learn best practices for utilizing tools in Naviance, including surveys, SMART goals, and the Learning Style Inventory. Walk away with your own best recipe for Naviance success on your campus.

Dava West, Lead Counselor, Clear View High School-Clear Creek ISD (TX)
Beginner

Creating a Culture of Success

Students and staff are key to kicking-off a strong Naviance implementation. This session will provide participants best practices for driving Naviance adoption by engaging key stakeholders within a school, and nurturing a collaborative culture of success.

Kimberly D. Brown, Lead School Counselor, Beaufort County School District (SC)
Beginner

Achieve Early Milestones with Naviance Curriculum

Is your school or district stuggling to engage middle schoolers in college and career readiness planning? Learn how Naviance Curriculum can be used to prepare middle schoolers for post-secondary readiness in this informative, best practice session. Learn best practices to maximize Naviance Curriculum and engage middle school students.

Jennifer Higley, Teacher, Elkhart Community Schools (IN)
Intermediate

Finding the Best Fit Through CCR Milestones

Just like Goldilocks finding the "just right" porridge and chair, using Naviance from 9-12th grade can help students find their "just right" list of colleges and potential careers. This session will demonstrate how to use the multiple features of Naviance - from resume development, to exploring career interests and identifying criteria for college. Using surveys, journal entries, search components and interest indicators, Naviance is the one stop for all things college.

Laura Burrell Baxter, Director of College Advising, The Key School (MD)
Intermediate

Effecting Change: Using Naviance to Achieve Milestones with Transfer Students and Students from Military Families

Clarksville Montgomery County School System is very unique. Located near a military base, CMCSS has an unusually high number of transfer students and students from military families. Even while navigating the challenges of educating students from all walks of life, CMCSS boasts a 95.1% graduation rate where the Tennessee state average graduation rate is 89%. Learn how CMCSS uses Naviance to support these graduation rates as well as work with transfer student and students from military families on college and career planning.

Jamie James, Director of CCR Curriculum, Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (TN)
Intermediate

Using Postsecondary Planning in Naviance to Increase Campus Engagement and Create a Naviance Culture

Learn how Orange County Public Schools uses Naviance for postsecondary planning with students and how the use of customized Naviance tools helps campuses create their own Naviance culture and increased accountability.

Cherly Spence, District Naviance Coordinator, Orange County Public Schools (FL)
Intermediate

Driving Engagement with Naviance Curriculum

Has your school or district implemented Naviance, but is having a difficult time engaging students? Join district administrators and Hobsons experts at “Driving Engagement with Naviance Curriculum” to learn how to use the rich content and videos to deliver key college and career concepts and deepen the overall use of Naviance in your school or district.

Jamal Walcott, Teacher, Longwood Central School District (NY); Jessica Wallis, Product Manager, Naviance, Hobsons
This track focuses on how to better use data and analytics to make informed decisions about your CCR initiatives.
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Shifting Demographics & Insights from the Naviance Class of 2018

The Naviance Class of 2018 includes more than one million students. Using this large data set, this session will examine college application trends, migration patterns, and other insights to better understand the post-secondary path for recent Naviance graduates.

Amy Reitz, General Manager, Intersect, Hobsons
Intermediate

Rapid Reporting

This fast-paced workshop will explore reporting best practices and how to find what you need to drive decisions. This session will be led by Hobsons experts, and will require audience participation.

Katie Koning, Claudia Powell, Project Consultants, Hobsons
Intermediate

Empowering Staff to Drive Individualized Student Planning

Is your school or district looking to revamp its Student Success Plan process to help students achieve their wide-ranging goals? Attend this session to discover tools to implement Naviance as an SSP platform in your school or district. Learn to use Naviance to its fullest potential so that students can reach theirs!

Jennifer Simmons, Transition Counselor Specialist; Lauren Martin, Transition Counselor Specialist: and Aneela Shah, School Counselor, Hartford Public Schools (CT)
Advanced

Data Driven Insights

Better data can help drive better decisions. This session will provide an interesting look at Naviance’s new data Insights capabilities, as well as a sneak peak of upcoming reporting enhancements.

Joel Sackett, Senior Product Manager, Naviance, Hobsons
Advanced

Leveraging Data to Drive College and Career Readiness Practices

This interactive session is designed to provide counselors, school leadership, and district administrators with a chance to take a deeper look at the data available in Naviance and learn to facilitate data discussions with their colleagues to drive counseling practices within their schools. During this hands on session, users will be pulling Naviance reports, complete basic data manipulation in Excel, and take part in a formalized Data Analysis Discussion with their colleagues.

Rachel Zimmerman, Kelsey Carroll, and Caitlin Danberg, Startegic Consultants, Hobsons
Advanced

Fighting Summer Melt

In the quest to ensure college attainment and enrollment, Chicago Public Schools is leveraging Naviance to decrease the "summer melt" rate by 5%. This presentation will focus on the creation of a tracker to monitor progress on summer melt work, external partner reporting, and connecting data to better understand the movement and the needs of our students. Please join us for a fruitful discussion with tangible, actionable outcomes!

Imah Effiong, Data Strategist and Eugene Robinson, Manager of Postsecondary Initiatives, Chicago Public Schools (IL)
Explore today’s trends and tomorrow’s best practices in college and career readiness.
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Education Advances Award Winner Panel

Join us for a session with our Naviance Education Advances Award winner (to be announced). Learn the ins and outs of how our winners achieved their success, and bring your questions!

Kim Oppelt, Director of Outreach and Education, Various
All

Going Beyond with AWS: A Look Ahead

Hear about the Amazon Web Services (AWS) technology powering Hobsons products. Learn about the future education technology trends in data privacy, security, and analytics. This session is geared towards all users, of any technical-skill level and background.

Amazon Web Services
All

Lessons in CCR

Engage with a panel of counselors from across the country who will discuss the current state of the college and career readiness world. This is an interactive Q&A session on hot topics impacting students, staff, schools and the future of readiness.

Kasi Bevel, Coordinator of Career and Technical Education, Clear Creek ISD (TX); Nicole Murphy, Director of College Counseling, PUC Schools (CA); Sarah Hogan, Director of College Counseling, Providence Academy (MN); Eugene Robinson, Manager of Postsecondary Initiatives, Chicago Public Schools (IL); and Jessica Garner, Director of College Readiness and Innovation, Union Public Schools (NC)
All

A New Roadmap for Student Success

Today’s students need a new roadmap for navigating the many pathways in life—from managing the middle to high school transition and creating a post-graduation plan to exploring and preparing for a meaningful career. How can schools and districts ensure their students, communities and educators have the skills, knowledge and tools they need to navigate these pathways? Hobsons is proud to share a new roadmap – the Student Success Model for grades 6-12- a research- and practice-based approach to life-long student success. Take a look into the competencies students need for post-high school success and dig into the activities, themes, and outcomes that lead to these competencies. Discover how your school or district is progressing toward this guided, comprehensive approach with assessment tools and collaborative discussions.

Kim Oppelt, Director Outreach and Education, Hobsons; Jim Rogers, Chief Marketing Officer, Hobsons
All

The Ladder of Hope: The Urgent Need for College and Career Readiness for All

Explore how school districts are creating a “Ladder of Hope” for students by making high-quality college, career, and life readiness resources accessible for all students--especially underrepresented populations. Join an interactive discussion on the role of engagement as the first rung in the Ladder of Hope - and learn how schools can get and keep students engaged by starting early, involving the community, providing individualized pathways, and building an actionable vision for their futures. Bring your ideas to help everyone climb the ladder and we’ll build the Ladder of Hope together!

Wedny Skibinski, Director of College and Career Readiness, MDS Wayne (IN); Michelle Thompson, Senior Director of Marketing, Naviance, Hobsons
All

Supporting SEL through AchieveWORKS

Studies show that sustained social and emotional learning (SEL) programs integrated within the classroom allow students to better focus on school, feel positively about themselves, and handle stress. See how the AchieveWORKS assessments match CASEL’s core competencies and give students, parents, educators and counselors SEL insight. Attend this session to learn how you can use this information with students.

Human eSources
Learn the ins and outs of Naviance through functional product training from Hobsons experts. This hands-on professional development will complement deep-dive presentations throughout the conference to provide a holistic view of all that Naviance has to offer.
Beginner

Naviance 101

This functional training course introduces participants to the Naviance platform. Discover the planning dimensions available within Naviance, and how they work together to increase engagement, improve academic performance, and encourage workplace and college readiness. This course is designed for new users.

Katie Koning, Naviance Project Consultant, Hobsons
Beginner

Using Naviance to Support Senior College Applications

This training course provides participants with an in-depth look at Naviance eDocs, an electronic college application management tool, and other features that are integral to college application management in Naviance. Participants should be familiar with the Naviance platform prior to attending this session.

Katie Koning, Naviance Project Consultant, Hobsons
Beginner

Supporting All Students in Naviance

Participants will leave this functional training course with tangible ways to engage and monitor a variety of student populations using Naviance. Through identifying the populations and then targeting through messaging and activities, participants will be able to better track and monitor student success.

Claudia Powell, Naviance Project Consultant, Hobsons
Beginner

Designing your Scope and Sequence with Naviance

Learn how to build a scope and sequence to present your Naviance activities to students. This course introduces participants to the functions of Success Planning tools in Naviance, with a focus on tangible goals and action-oriented plans personalized to the needs of your students and initiatives.

Fatimah Ben-Masaud, Team Lead, Naviance Project Consultant, Hobsons
Beginner

The Naviance Implementation Process: An Overview

This session is designed for soon-to-be clients, and is designed to help prepare for and get the most out of the Naviance Implementation and success planning process. Topics include an overview of the onboarding process, the teams who will support you, and how to best use Naviance and work with the team to ensure long-term student success.

Kyli Bechtold, Director of Project Consulting, and Ryan Schwartzberg, Director of Account Management, Naviance, Hobsons

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College admissions isn’t something that is done to a student; rather, it is something the student does, through a collection of efforts across years of engagement. Hear insights into the shifting admissions landscape and discuss how admissions departments across all types of institutions are changing their strategies in order to adapt.
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The Future of College Admission Counseling

Learn best practices on how admission offices in higher education institutions are preparing for upcoming changes in student demographics and enrollment trends, and the strategies they are developing to address these challenges successfully.

Amy Reitz, General Manager, Intersect, Hobsons
All

The Changing High School Student

How are high school students changing? What new needs do students have? How are high schools adapting to these changes, and how can colleges prepare for these students (during recruitment and after enrollment)? Attend this session to hear from a panel of current high school counselors who will identify the challenges and concerns today’s students have and learn best practices for effective communication and recruitment strategies that speak to the needs of this generation of students.

Erica White, Director of Product Management, Intersect, Hobsons
All

Enrollment Budget Allocation – Best Models for Optimizing Your Marketing Spend to Achieve the Optimal Class

How are admission offices allocating financial resources to optimize their recruitment efforts? This session will provide insights and best practices on market spend and discuss ways to maximize results in order to attract the best students.

Jim Rogers, Chief Marketing Officer, Hobsons
Learn how powerful analysis can assist in understanding critical statistics to guide marketing, enrollment, and student retention initiatives in order to grow and refine your incoming class.
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Harnessing Data to Inform Admission Strategies

Receive an overview of the data and analytics that Hobsons can provide, learn where our reporting options are headed, and provide feedback on the kinds of reporting that would be useful to your operations. Hear best practices from education experts on how to leverage data for decision-making related to admission strategies.

Jay Bookout, Director of Solutions Engineerings, Hobsons; Heather Gomez, Technical Product Manager, Intersect, Hobsons
Is your school or institution looking to attract and connect with best-fit students? Learn best practices on increasing your institution’s awareness with appropriate audiences and learn how to deepen those relationships.
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The Future of ActiveMatch: Intersect Awareness and Intersect Connection

ActiveMatch is changing to provide a better way to reach out to best-fit students. This session will preview upcoming changes and provide admissions officers with best practices for engaging prospective students.

Erica White, Director of Product Management, Intersect, Hobsons
All

Best Practices to Optimize Your Admission Counseling Program

College admissions relies heavily on establishing and maintaining effective relationships with professionals on both sides of the desk. Learn how to use RepVisits and Counselor Community as a way to build engagement with your high school colleagues.

Nancy Daves, Product Manager, Intersect, Hobsons; Alcides Cummings and Ellesse Goodman, Assistant Directors, Colorado State University
Every day, more than 13 million Naviance students work with their counselors, teachers and parents to prepare for their futures. Learn insights into how Naviance students are becoming college and career ready and are engaging with your institution within the platform.
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Understanding Naviance: A Deep Dive for Higher Education Professionals

This session will help college admission officers understand how students are using Naviance to search for college and career options and explore colleges that could be a good fit for their academic and personal goals. Come learn why Naviance students are well prepared and ready to engage with colleges during the college search process.

All

Shifting Demographics and Insights from the Naviance class of 2018

The Naviance Class of 2018 includes more than one million students. Using this large data set, this session will examine college application trends, migration patterns, and other insights to better understand the post-secondary path for recent Naviance graduates.

Amy Reitz, General Manager, Intersect, Hobsons
All

Using SuperMatch: A Guide for High School Counselors

The SuperMatch college search tool has been redesigned to provide better information and an enhanced experience for students. This session will provide detailed information on how SuperMatch has changed and improved, and how this new version of a popular tool will help students with their college search.

Erica White, Director of Product Management, Intersect, Hobsons; Chris Graue, Product Consultant, Intersect, Hobsons

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Are you or your institution new to using Starfish, or looking to explore new capabilities? This track is full of useful information, implementation advice, and tips and tricks to make your life easier.
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Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices from Support

This session, hosted by Starfish Support, is one you won’t want to miss. We will be sharing tips, tricks and best practices that are sure to help fine tune your usage of Starfish. Attendees will walk away from this session with expanded product knowledge and key takeaways to implement on your campus.

Jamie Schnur, Director, Support Services, Hobsons
All

Making Starfish Irresistible: Adoption in a Challenging Climate

By customizing and right fitting solutions for faculty and staff, and providing customer care to users, Framingham State is engaging their community in an evolution of student success through improved communication.

Lauren Keville, Student Retention & Graduation Success Coordinator and Dr. LaDonna Bridges, Director of Academic Support, Framingham State University
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Strengthening Student Success: Reflecting on IPASS

Discover lessons learned from the strengthening student success movement founded by the Gates Foundation.

Joseph Connell, Assistant Vice President of Student Success, Ramapo College of New Jersey; John Grant, Dean of Student Development, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Beginner

Tackling Campus Culture Change

Student success isn’t just about technology, it’s also about rethinking campus norms. This session gives an interactive, practical and holistic view of how to tackle campus culture change through communication, collaboration and technology.

Thomas Chew, Director of Academic Success Center, College at Brockport, SUNY
Beginner

Building Relationships with Faculty

Faculty are an essential part of student success. This session centers on an intentional and interactive conversation - with practical advice - for fostering connections between Student Services and Instruction.

Christina Choi, Student Completion Coach; Ed Harri, Vice President for Instruction, Whatcom Community College
Beginner

Going Global: A Starfish Success Story

Can you deploy Starfish to all students at a global university in four months? Yes, you can! Come hear the exciting - and sometimes harrowing - tale of accelerated processes and lessons learned.

Erica Ellard, Director, Academic Resource Center; Kyle McCool, Director of Graduate Advising, Webster University
Advanced

Avoiding Big Headaches at Big Universities

How do large institutions drive an enterprise-level cultural shift towards holistic student success? This session focuses on best practices for the design and implementation of comprehensive student success programs, as well as how to navigate the treacherous political waters of large-scale implementations.

Loralyn Taylor, Director of Analytics for University Student Success Initiatives, Ohio University; Tina Balser, Director of Student Success Initiatives, University of Missouri; and Kal Srinivas, Director of Retention at Syracuse University
Beginner

Campus to Campus: A Model for Mentorship

Listen as a higher ed insitution shares their mentorship model of processes and materials to guide multiple campuses towards a productive Starfish implementation. Learn how they supported faculty engagement, communication to Executive Sponsors, and continuous improvement.

Michele Forte, Success Project Manager and Associate Professor, Open SUNY; Kristyn Muller, Impact Analyst, Open SUNY; Ryan McCabe, Director of Online Learning and Adjunct Instructor, Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC)
Advanced

Research Results from an Early Alert Implementation

Hear results from a multi-site case study of early alert implementation across a university system, including perspectives from faculty, advisors, and support service coordinators. Recommendations will apply to both new users and established Starfish institutions.

Tina Balser, Director of Student Success Initiatives, University of Missouri
Advanced

Starfish Configuration Hacks

Discover creative ways to use Starfish features in ways the developers may not have intended. Learn how to customize tracking items, office hours, and student emails - but don't tell Starfish!

Justin Toombs, MySuccess Functional Coordinator; Kealii Ballao, Instructional and Student Support Specialist, University of Hawai'i- Maui College
This track explores alerts and other interventions you're using on your campus. Come learn about some innovative student supports you may want to explore!
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Tips for Building an Intervention Inventory

Why should you document, measure, and share your campus’ student success interventions? This session will discuss the benefits of building an intervention inventory and share tips and tricks to make your project successful.

Ellyn Artis, Director of Strategic Consulting, Starfish, Hobsons
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The Art of the Nudge: Optimizing Outreach for Maximum Impact

Students face both logistical and psychological barriers on their path to completion. This session explains how crafting your alerts and messages using principles from behavioral science research can improve the ways your messages are received.

Loralyn Taylor, Director, Analytics for University Student Success Initiatives, Ohio University
Beginner

Using Starfish with Online and Graduate Students

Learn best practices for working with online and post-baccalaureate students, including approaches to flags, referrals and services. Discover how to most effectively onboard faculty to use Starfish, and discuss how to best use analytics tools.

Thomas Provenzano, Manager of Online Student Advising; Terri Kugler, Senior Business Analyst; Michelle Jackson, Campus Director and Senior Director of Student Advising, Alliant International Univeristy
Beginner

Starfish Tools in a Case Management Framework

This session dives deep into three toolsets within Starfish: shared notes, student information, and dynamic reporting. Participants will receive examples of unique reporting and powerful infographics useful in building buy-in with key stakeholders.

Julie Fischer-Kinney, Assistant Provost for Student Success and Retention; Raelyn Mejias Santoro, Student Success Systems Administrator, The University of Toledo
Advanced

Advanced Tips & Tricks for Starfish Calendars

Starfish includes an online scheduling tool for students to schedule themselves for meetings with staff. Learn advanced ways to use the tool to manage your student appointments and sync your Starfish Calendar and your external calendars.

Justin Toombs, MySuccess Functional Coordinator; Kealii Ballao, Instructional and Student Support Specialist, University of Hawai'i- Maui College
Advanced

Student Intake Makes Early Alert Earlier

Discover how one college has customized the non-cognitive Student Intake capability within Starfish to identify potential risk factors for new students and connect them to resources prior to starting classes. Learn how their work is making a difference for students.

John Grant, Dean of Student Development and Kelly Csperson, Early Alert System Manger, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Advanced

Redefining Student Success: Starfish and Graduate Students

Graduate schools care about student success too! This panel discussion will explore the opportunities for broadening a student success practice to include postgraduate study.

Andrina Musser, Senior Consultant, Hobsons
Advanced

A Navigator Model for Student Success

Learn how a community college uses 14 “Navigators” to help more than 5,000 students from start to finish with academic advising, degree planning, financial aid, and more based on feedback and early alerts in Starfish.

Bryon Freeman, Programmer Analysts & Director of Student Success and Crissina Kemp, Director of Student Success and Retention, State Fair Community College
Advanced

Meeting the Needs of First-Year Students

This session explores the ways that a focus on first-year students led to a 15% increase in re-enrollment, including a discussion of the role Starfish plays in academic planning, course sequencing, and faculty feedback.

Matt Bartholomew, Assistant Professor, Counseling, Northampton Community College; Ross Bandics, Counselor and Professor, Northampton Community College; Michelle Steiner, Executive Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Marymount University; Michele Campagna, Executive Director, Center for Advising and Student Transitions, Monclair State University
Learn ways to leverage Starfish's academic planning tools to match students with degree plans that align with their goals and optimize their progress to completion.
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Three Steps to Prepare Students for Success in Career and Life

Hear real-world examples of how Starfish-integrated tools can help students accurately map to careers, recommend certificate and degree programs, and focus soft skills development.

Michael Dregalla, Vice Presdident of Business Development, PAIRIN
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A Collaborative Approach to Guided Pathways

Effective academic planning requires alignment between instruction, student services, financial aid, and more. Who should be at the table, and why? This session shares the advantages of a team approach for implementing guided pathways and building student supports.

Steve Ashpole, Dean of Enrollment; Dave Pelkey, Vice President for Student Services; Jennifer Fenn, Associate Director for Enrollment Systems; Heidi Dearborn, Director of Enrollment, South Pugent Sound Community College
Beginner

The Story of a 16-Week Implementation

Hear first-hand accounts and learn best practices from a recent Starfish implementation process. Learn how one higher education institution worked to achieve campus buy-in, faculty support, and to establish a student success network and team in only 16 weeks.

Lily Tran, Counselor; Ingrid Arana, Counselor; Myriam Altounji, Counselor; Carl Yin, Business Analyst, Pasadena City College
Beginner

Technical Considerations for a Case Management Approach

Santa Barbara Community College
Advanced

Blazing a Trail with Guided Pathways

This session includes specific ways that Starfish aligns with elements of Guided Pathways. Hear best practices on how to onboard faculty to Starfish through Guided Pathways, and learn why communication and engagement should be a key focus to ensure all stakeholders are part of the process.

Stephanie Curry, Faculty Grant Coordinator and Michelle Stricker, Student Success and Support Program Coordinator, Reedley College
Advanced

Delighting Academics and Advising / Counseling with Degree Planner

Panel: Yosemite College, Fresno City College, Long Beach Community College, Reedley College
At Starfish, we like to say "Analytics is a process, not a product." This track explores the data you have and the data you need - and some ideas about how the right data can turn into action.
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Desperate Measures: The Value of Analytics

Why do we even need to measure our student success work? What is involved in embarking on a data-gathering project? This session will review core principles of experimental design and explore structural elements needed to effectively measure the impact of your interventions.

Graham Tracey, Senior Director of Services, Starfish, Hobsons
All

Provost for a Day: Using Predictive Analytics

If you were a campus leader, what would predictive analytics look like? What would you learn from your historic data? What might the impacts be? Step into the Provost's shoes for this unique, live demo.

Russ Little, Director of Product Management and Analytics and Brian Mikesell, Vice President of Solution Engineering, Hobsons
Advanced

Show & Tell: Getting the Most out of Starfish Reports

We heard you loud and clear - you want to know more ways to use the Starfish core reporting features. This interactive session will provide our best tips and tricks, and let you share your own!

Allie Louderback and Amy Tabor, Implementation Consultants, Hobsons
Together, we'll dig deep into some of the latest thinking in higher education and learn how some of these big ideas can be applied to student success.
All

Strengthening the Student Journey from K12 to Community College and Beyond

Hobsons and the American Council for Education (ACE) recently concluded a four-part study that focuses on student progression from high school to community college and beyond. This session discusses key elements of ACE’s rigorous research and provides practical advice for practitioners, institutions, and policymakers to consider.

Jon Turk, Senior Policy Research Analyst, American Council on Education
All

A Conversation with the Education Advances Winners and Finalists

Join an interactive discussion with our Starfish Education Advances Award winner. Learn the ins and outs of how our winners achieved their success, and bring your questions!

The College of Brockport (SUNY), Syracuse University and University of Massachusetts - Lowell
All

Introducing a Maturity Model for Student Success

Student success is not a product, it is a continuum. This session unveils key indicators of institutional readiness - and potential for progress - in multiple, critical aspects of student success. Where does your institution fit in?

Kate Bertram, Product Marketing Director, Starfish, Hobsons
All

Optimizing Outreach for Maximum Impact

Students face both logistical and psychological barriers on their path to completion. This session explains how crafting your alerts and messages using principles from behavioral science research can improve the ways your messages are received.

Loralyn Taylor, Director, Analytics for University Student Success Initiatives, Ohio University
All

Persistence by Design: Examining Concurrent Enrollment

How do you know if your concurrent enrollment program is having the desired effect? This session will address how to evaluate your college or university’s concurrent enrollment program by looking at how your program impacts students, teachers, high schools, and your faculty.

Kalpana (Kal) Srinivas, Director for Retention, Syracuse University
All

Equity and Ethics: A Student Success Perspective

Everyone involved in any student success technology project should have a very clear understanding of how that technology is to be used, with what goals, and with what impact. This thought-provoking session highlights key questions for discussion about the responsible use of data to improve outcomes for all students, not limit them.

Ellyn Artis, Director of Strategic Consulting, Starfish, Hobsons
All

Accessibility: Are You in Compliance?

The population of students requiring accommodations throughout their academic careers is growing across all types of institutions.This session provides specific examples and practical advice for managing expectations of both users and vendors.

Kalpana (Kal) Srinivas, Director for Retention, Syracuse University

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College & Career Readiness
All

Education Advances Award Winner Panel

Join us for a session with our Naviance Education Advances Award winner (to be announced). Learn the ins and outs of how our winners achieved their success, and bring your questions!

Kim Oppelt, Director of Outreach and Education, Various
All

Going Beyond with AWS: A Look Ahead

Hear about the Amazon Web Services (AWS) technology powering Hobsons products. Learn about the future education technology trends in data privacy, security, and analytics. This session is geared towards all users, of any technical-skill level and background.

Amazon Web Services
All

Lessons in CCR

Engage with a panel of counselors from across the country who will discuss the current state of the college and career readiness world. This is an interactive Q&A session on hot topics impacting students, staff, schools and the future of readiness.

Kasi Bevel, Coordinator of Career and Technical Education, Clear Creek ISD (TX); Nicole Murphy, Director of College Counseling, PUC Schools (CA); Sarah Hogan, Director of College Counseling, Providence Academy (MN); Eugene Robinson, Manager of Postsecondary Initiatives, Chicago Public Schools (IL); and Jessica Garner, Director of College Readiness and Innovation, Union Public Schools (NC)
All

A New Roadmap for Student Success

Today’s students need a new roadmap for navigating the many pathways in life—from managing the middle to high school transition and creating a post-graduation plan to exploring and preparing for a meaningful career. How can schools and districts ensure their students, communities and educators have the skills, knowledge and tools they need to navigate these pathways? Hobsons is proud to share a new roadmap – the Student Success Model for grades 6-12- a research- and practice-based approach to life-long student success. Take a look into the competencies students need for post-high school success and dig into the activities, themes, and outcomes that lead to these competencies. Discover how your school or district is progressing toward this guided, comprehensive approach with assessment tools and collaborative discussions.

Kim Oppelt, Director Outreach and Education, Hobsons; Jim Rogers, Chief Marketing Officer, Hobsons
All

The Ladder of Hope: The Urgent Need for College and Career Readiness for All

Explore how school districts are creating a “Ladder of Hope” for students by making high-quality college, career, and life readiness resources accessible for all students--especially underrepresented populations. Join an interactive discussion on the role of engagement as the first rung in the Ladder of Hope - and learn how schools can get and keep students engaged by starting early, involving the community, providing individualized pathways, and building an actionable vision for their futures. Bring your ideas to help everyone climb the ladder and we’ll build the Ladder of Hope together!

Wedny Skibinski, Director of College and Career Readiness, MDS Wayne (IN); Michelle Thompson, Senior Director of Marketing, Naviance, Hobsons
All

Supporting SEL through AchieveWORKS

Studies show that sustained social and emotional learning (SEL) programs integrated within the classroom allow students to better focus on school, feel positively about themselves, and handle stress. See how the AchieveWORKS assessments match CASEL’s core competencies and give students, parents, educators and counselors SEL insight. Attend this session to learn how you can use this information with students.

Human eSources
Match & Fit / Admissions
All

The Future of College Admission Counseling

Learn best practices on how admission offices in higher education institutions are preparing for upcoming changes in student demographics and enrollment trends, and the strategies they are developing to address these challenges successfully.

Amy Reitz, General Manager, Intersect, Hobsons
All

The Changing High School Student

How are high school students changing? What new needs do students have? How are high schools adapting to these changes, and how can colleges prepare for these students (during recruitment and after enrollment)? Attend this session to hear from a panel of current high school counselors who will identify the challenges and concerns today’s students have and learn best practices for effective communication and recruitment strategies that speak to the needs of this generation of students.

Erica White, Director of Product Management, Intersect, Hobsons
All

Enrollment Budget Allocation – Best Models for Optimizing Your Marketing Spend to Achieve the Optimal Class

How are admission offices allocating financial resources to optimize their recruitment efforts? This session will provide insights and best practices on market spend and discuss ways to maximize results in order to attract the best students.

Jim Rogers, Chief Marketing Officer, Hobsons
Student Success & Advising
All

Strengthening the Student Journey from K12 to Community College and Beyond

Hobsons and the American Council for Education (ACE) recently concluded a four-part study that focuses on student progression from high school to community college and beyond. This session discusses key elements of ACE’s rigorous research and provides practical advice for practitioners, institutions, and policymakers to consider.

Jon Turk, Senior Policy Research Analyst, American Council on Education
All

A Conversation with the Education Advances Winners and Finalists

Join an interactive discussion with our Starfish Education Advances Award winner. Learn the ins and outs of how our winners achieved their success, and bring your questions!

The College of Brockport (SUNY), Syracuse University and University of Massachusetts - Lowell
All

Introducing a Maturity Model for Student Success

Student success is not a product, it is a continuum. This session unveils key indicators of institutional readiness - and potential for progress - in multiple, critical aspects of student success. Where does your institution fit in?

Kate Bertram, Product Marketing Director, Starfish, Hobsons
All

Optimizing Outreach for Maximum Impact

Students face both logistical and psychological barriers on their path to completion. This session explains how crafting your alerts and messages using principles from behavioral science research can improve the ways your messages are received.

Loralyn Taylor, Director, Analytics for University Student Success Initiatives, Ohio University
All

Persistence by Design: Examining Concurrent Enrollment

How do you know if your concurrent enrollment program is having the desired effect? This session will address how to evaluate your college or university’s concurrent enrollment program by looking at how your program impacts students, teachers, high schools, and your faculty.

Kalpana (Kal) Srinivas, Director for Retention, Syracuse University
All

Equity and Ethics: A Student Success Perspective

Everyone involved in any student success technology project should have a very clear understanding of how that technology is to be used, with what goals, and with what impact. This thought-provoking session highlights key questions for discussion about the responsible use of data to improve outcomes for all students, not limit them.

Ellyn Artis, Director of Strategic Consulting, Starfish, Hobsons
All

Accessibility: Are You in Compliance?

The population of students requiring accommodations throughout their academic careers is growing across all types of institutions.This session provides specific examples and practical advice for managing expectations of both users and vendors.

Kalpana (Kal) Srinivas, Director for Retention, Syracuse University

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The main conference will take place from Monday, July 16th through Wednesday, July 18th. The conference will entail dozens of hands-on learning sessions led by our clients and Hobsons product experts.

Monday, July 16
 
Registration
 
Open Labs / Focus Groups
 
Welcome
 
Keynote 1
 
Welcome Reception & College Fair
Tuesday, July 17
 
Breakfast
 
Opening Session
 
Connection Break
 
Product Showcases
 
Connection Break
 
Breakout Session 1
 
Lunch & Awards Ceremony
 
Breakout Session 2
 
Connection Break
 
Breakout Session 3
 
Snack Break
 
Breakout Session 4
 
Open Labs
Wednesday, July 18
 
Breakfast
 
Keynote 2
 
Connection Break & Book Signing
 
Breakout Session 5
 
Networking Lunch
 
Breakout Session 6
 
Connection Break
 
Breakout Session 7
 
Closing Session
 
Connection Break
 
Closing Reception