NAFSA 2018 Annual Conference Program - 30
SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018
7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Broad Street Atrium
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Management Development Program
(Day 1) $
Throughout this three-day program,
you will assess your leadership style
and learn how to best support your
staff. Learn how to manage change,
conduct an environmental scan of
external factors affecting international
education, and develop strategies
to build continued support for your
program. Learn more at www.nafsa.
org/mdp. Please note that registrants
for this program are expected to
attend all three days.
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Strategies for International Student
and Scholar Advising (ISSS) $
Examine challenges facing
international students and scholars.
Explore options, develop strategies,
make connections, and build adaptive
advising skills. Through practice and
practical exploration, participants
return to their work setting with new
ideas to connect, collaborate, and
expand their work. This workshop is
intended for those with fewer than five
years in the field.
NAFSA 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Education Abroad: Critical Skills for
the Adviser (EA) $
Examine six critical roles comprising
the adviser's day-to-day work and
improve strategies and effectiveness
in moving from role to role. Intended
as an introductory workshop for
education abroad advisers, study
abroad providers, graduate students,
or others, who have been in the field
for less than three years.
Residence (ISSS) $
Clear institutional policies and
procedures are essential for
employment-based lawful permanent
residence. Examine employment-based
permanent residency cases (both
faculty and non-faculty positions) to
define issues, review required forms
and processes, and avoid unnecessary
procedures. Designed for experienced
international student and scholar
advisers and program administrators.
F-1 Student Advising for Beginners
Learn how to handle the most common
requests made of new U.S. Designated
School Officials (DSOs). Topics covered
include issuing I-20s, maintaining status,
employment, practical training, travel
and reentry, and program extensions.
SEVIS is discussed in relation to
international student advising practices
F-1 Student Advising: Intermediate
Discuss the gray areas of F-1 advising
and explore the nuances of more
complex issues regarding maintenance
of status, travel and reentry, employment
and STEM OPT, change of status, and
reinstatement. Designed for experienced
international student advisers.