NGLA Virtual Conference Call for Programs

The 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference Call for Programs is now open!

NGLA is looking for dynamic presentations for our Lectorials on R.A.C.E. and Critical Conversations Series as well as understudent, graduate, and professional programs that will enhance the educational experience of the 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference. * New * NGLA has created a program titled, "Lectorials on R.A.C.E.". This new program will focus on the following areas: Racism, Anti-Blackness, Colorism, and Equity.

Please be advised that the Featured Speaker Showcase will not be offered at the 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference.

The 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference is February 25 - 28, 2021.

All program submissions must support the NGLA Mission and VisionApplications are due Monday, September 21, 2020.

Program decisions will be communicated mid-November. Please direct questions about Lectorials on R.A.C.E., Critical Conversations Series, and other programs to [email protected].

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CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS SERIES:

Friday Afternoon (90 Minutes)

Started in 2018, the Critical Conversations Series is a series of presentations intended to engage the audience with topics that are viewed as “critical” to fraternity and sorority life in today’s context. Please focus your presentation on one of the following topics: Beyond Foundational Feminism, Distinguishing Between Values and Social Standing, Member Engagement and Retention, Mental Health and Combating Isolation, Risk Management - Culturally Based Fraternal Organizations (CBFO), Risk Management - Hazing in a Virtual Space, Risk Management - Social Events with and without Alcohol, Risk Management - New Member Education, Risk Management - Housing, Risk Management - Health & Safety, Responding to Sexual Assault Alligations of Chapter Members, Sexism in Fraternity & Sorority Life, Understanding Title IX Regulations in Fraternity & Sorority Life.

The program format should be approximately 60 minutes of content with the remaining time available for in-session application of concepts. Facilitated activities may include peer-to-peer interaction, experience based activities, reflection exercises, etc.

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LECTORIALS ON R.A.C.E:

Saturday Afternoon (90 Minutes)

* New * Lectorials on R.A.C.E. is a series of lectorials focused on Racism, Anti-Blackness, Colorism, and Equity. A lectorial large-scale educational program underpinned by active student-centered learning, utilizing inquiry-based and adult learning as methodologies of teaching and learning, and involving collaborative and interactive activities in place of traditional didactic lectures and tutorials.

The lead presenter will provide virtual workshops in order for attendees to engage in racial justice conversations and dialogue to better themselves and their communities. The program format should be approximately 40 minutes of content, 40 minutes of facilitated breakout rooms, and 10 minutes for closing. The breakout rooms will include reflection exercises, peer-to-peer interaction, etc., and will be facilitated by professionals selected by the lead presenter.

Programming will be offered for both undergraduate students as well as graduate students, campus-based professionals, professional headquarters staff / volunteers, and fraternity / sorority volunteers.

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GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAMMING:

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (60 Minutes)

Topics for general education programs may be either broad or specific and should be applicable to a wide variety of conference attendees. Successful programs for the NGLA Annual Conference include, but are not limited to, academic achievement, personal development and wellness, chapter development, service to others, fraternal values, health and safety (risk and harm reduction), recruitment and intake, diversity, inclusion & accessibility, and life after college.

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PROFESSIONALS EDUCATION PROGRAMMING:

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (60 Minutes)

Topics for Professionals Education Programming may be either broad or specific, but must focus on the needs of professional staff attendees. The program format should be approximately 60 minutes of content. Professional staff attendees may range in experience from new to seasoned professionals and may be campus-based professionals or (inter)national office staff.

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PROFESSIONALS WORKSHOP:

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (90 Minutes)

* New since 2020 * The Professionals Workshop offers an opportunity for professionals to engage with a critical conversation topic viewed as integral or of emerging importance to the field of fraternity and sorority affairs. Program proposals may be either broad or specific, but must focus on the needs of professional staff attendees. The program format should be approximately 60 minutes of content with the remaining time available for in-session application of concepts. Professional staff attendees may range in experience from new to seasoned professionals and may be campus-based professionals or (inter)national office staff.

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