ICLCA Pre-Cons take a deep dive into the work of the learning center professional and provide opportunities to develop as a center and as a leader in the field.
individual sessions | $80
AM & PM session bundle | $150
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS SEPTEMBER 1st, 2023!
Session A | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Participants in this session will develop foundational coaching skills through the lens of Appreciative Academic Coaching that can be used in everyday practice with students. Participants in this session will earn 3 hours toward a coaching certification from the International Coaching Federation.
Julie Bradley, Molly Reynolds, Benjamin Dunn, Trevor Tierney
Session B | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Certification for YOU as an Individual: Get that Learning Center Leadership Certification (LCLC) Application Started!
Are you consumed with programming, data collection and analysis, training, marketing, and the daily pressures of working as a learning center administrator? Lost in the shuffle is YOU, the individual, who deserves to be recognized and certified for the leader you are. ICLCA's Learning Center Leadership Certification (LCLC) is attached to you, not the center, training program, or student staff.
Session C | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The landscape of higher education is constantly moving, changing, and evolving. And as learning center professionals, we don’t always have control in these times of flux. In fact, all too often we are thrust into unexpected situations, particularly unanticipated leadership positions. But, how do we manage the move from staff to supervisor? From colleague to direct-report? What does it mean to manage? From managers who survived baptism by fire, discover how to use management strategies and develop a leadership philosophy around your personality type; identify tangible tools to grow into a successful, capable leader; and create initiatives to build, motivate, nurture, and empower the staff around you. In this interactive workshop, learn how to appreciate professional growth opportunities, develop into a strong, effective leader in your learning center, and support your learning center professional and student staffs.
Jenny Meslener, & Ashley Ruby
Session D | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Informed by Critical Friends Groups®, the Academic Support Professional Learning Group (PLG) is an essential approach that fosters connection, feedback, and learning for select staff in the office. Creating and maintaining this professional development experience requires a variety of strategies that will be shared. This workshop will identify theoretical foundations, tools, and resources required to build meaningful self-directed learning group (SDLG) experiences within attendees’ institutional context. Facilitators will help attendees consider the work values, group norms, and power dynamics that guide the work of self-directed learning groups. Attendees will practice Critical Friend Group® protocols, resulting in increased familiarity and confidence.
Ashley Carr, Samantha Ansley, Jaime Miller
Session E | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This presentation will explore how learning centers can adapt to meet the needs of today’s students by understanding specific characteristics which differentiate Gen Z students from previous generations and neurodiverse individuals from neurotypicals. In particular, the one-on-one relationships between students and learning center staff can empower students and help them overcome the challenges they face in classes with traditional teaching and evaluation methods. The presenters will share emerging best practices on engagement with Gen Z students and explore inclusive, supportive practices for neurodiverse students.
Sam Crandall & Jennifer Tilbury
Session F | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Student, Center, Self: Where do we start to end with success?
One of the greatest challenges we face as learning center professionals is figuring out where to start. Demands in our field are multifaceted and continually multiplying, increasing the level of difficulty in this task. This workshop will explore strategies for finding that success, recognizing there is never just one answer to any problem we tackle. The focus in a learning center is understandably on the students we serve, but as providers, we are not immune from needing support. Academic support work is personal and begins with us. Together, we will explore best practices for arriving successfully at the finish line.
Lisa Van Zwoll