Building capabilities and global cooperation for a sustainable future.
July 6 - 9 2010
The 12th International Asia Pacific Student Services Association Conference 2010
s t u d e n t COMMITTEE
APSSA Student Steering Committee Workshop One: “Program Development”
Friday April 16, 9:00 am - 11:30 am Time
Starting at Merloʼs July 6 - 9 2010 Coffee, X Block
8:30 - 9:00 (Optional)
Pre-Workshop Tour A walk around campus to check out the rooms where sessions will be hosted.
9:00 - 9:15
Welcome What do you hope to get out of this experience? What will you contribute?
9:15 - 10:15
Mood boarding How do we want the conference to feel, look, sound? (Worksheet attached)
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:25
11:25 - 11:30
Wrap up What WILL you commit to doing in the next week, fortnight, month?
M Block 310
APSSA Student Conference 2010 Role Description and Priviledges
Student Conference Steering Committee The Asia Pacific Student Services Association’s (APPSA) 12th International Conference will be held here at QUT on from 6-9 July, 2010. Parallel to the professional conference is a student conference, which is traditionally attended by student leaders from leading universities in the Asia Pacific University. As co-hosts of the conference, QUT will take an active part in the development and delivery of this event. We are looking for students to help with the organisation of this event. Student Steering/Organising Committee · Assist with the development of the student conference content, · Promotion of the student conference to other students/student groups, · Assist with the organisation of the conference, and · Possibly acting as ‘hosts’ to student delegates and coordinating conference volunteers. Exclusive privileges of being on the Student Steering/Organising committee are: · FREE entry to the conference (which normally costs $475) · The opportunity to meet students from international, other Australian and local universities · Valuable learning experience in the development and delivery of an international conference · An opportunity to further enhance your leadership skills and organisational skills For more information about the student conference, please visit: http://apssastudentconference.ning.com/ or http://www.apssa2010.qut.edu.au/
APSSA Student Conference 2010 Workshop Skill Building Activity # 1
Mood Boarding Mood boards (sometimes called inspiration boards) are used in a variety of ways. You’ve no doubt seen them used for Interior Design, where fabric swatches and paint chip samples are grouped together on a poster to show a homeowner what type of atmosphere the new decor will create. They are also used frequently in Fashion to highlight trends and styles. In essence they are a compilation of inspirational elements used by designers to flesh out ideas at the beginning of a design project. Things that can be explored in the mood board include photography style, color palettes, typography, patterns, and the overall look and feel of an idea. Soft or hard? Grungy or clean? Dark or light? A rough collage of colors, textures and pictures is all it takes to evoke a specific style or feeling. Mood Boarding is regularly applied to basic idea generation and can be useful across a number of different contexts. For the purposes of this workshop we will not be emulating a tradition ‘Mood Boarding’ effect but rather we will explore the following concepts and ideas through a series of mind maps and conversations:
How do we want the conference to: Feel
What emotional response do we want the delegates to have about the overall conference?
Do we want there to be a dress code for delegates?
Do we want to incorporate music into the structure of our day?
How do we want to start and end each day?
What are the layouts for the rooms? Is there room for change or interpretation of seating arrangements?
Language affects our thinking. What type of language do we want to feature amongst our program and presentations?
Where do we anticipate the high points and low points to fall throughout the conference?
Do we want to feature social media / multimedia or do steer clear of technology altogether?
What voice do we want to hear most of? E.g. Gen Y, The Green’s perspective, Social Innovation etc?
APSSA Student Conference 2010 Facilitator and Co-ordinator of the Student Committee
Alissa Phillips Alissa has been engaged by QUT Student Services to work with the Student Steering Committee to role out the 2010 APSSA Student Services Conference. Read on to learn about her background, skills and work history.
Alissa Phillips, Social Innovator and Founder of s.p.a.c.e., holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Creative Industries and a Masters in Music Therapy. Her successful Music Therapy private practice was followed by the formation of a not for profit organisation s.p.a.c.e Alissa applies her skills specifically to disability services, however, her reach of influence flows into volunteerism, the department of communities and education, social enterprise and the not for profit landscape. Alissa believes that inclusive communities can be embraced through the education, positive experiences and community collaboration. “We can improve attitudes and relationships amongst diverse communities by engaging all parties in dynamic discussions and meaningful experiences surrounding difference, social responsibility and what it would take to create an inclusive community.” - Alissa Phillips Alissa’s skills are in interpersonal relations as well as project management and paradigm shifts. She is eager to share her unique experiences with other not for profit, community and corporate organisations through facilitation of task forces, reference groups and professional speaking engagements. Alissa regularly shares her learnings at conferences, schools and universities, networking breakfasts and community events and forums. Education University of Queensland, Masters of Music Therapy Queensland University of Technology, Bachelor of Creative Industries
2006 - 2007 2004 - 2006
Work History Founding and Executive Director of Specialised Programs And Community Endeavours National Disability Services Project Officer Music Therapist at The Glenleighden School for Children with Speech Language Impairments Private Practice Music Therapist
2008 - now 2009 - 2009 2007 - 2008 2006 - 2008
Acknowledgments Madison Woman for Reshaping Australia - Category of Society and change. Queensland Finalist, Young Australian of the Year 2010 Queensland Young Volunteer of the Year- Category Young Entrepreneurs Young Social Pioneer of Australia Weekend Australian and Microsoft Top Emerging Leader - Category “Society” University of Queensland Young Alumni of the Year Australia Day, Brisbane, Lord Mayors Youth Citizen of the Year
Mar 2010 Oct 2009 July 2009 July 2009 June 2009 Oct 2008 Jan 2007
APSSA Student Conference 2010 Gardens Point Campus, Host Campus for the Conference
Gardens Point Mud Map
APSSA Student Conference 2010 Student Services and Facilitator
Contacts Chris Hepperlin Director, Student Support Services Queensland University of Technology Level 2, X Block, Gardens Point Campus QUT ph +61 7 3138 5598 fax +61 7 3138 1617 m. 0417 250 239 e. email@example.com Peter Gatbonton Manager Student Engagement Team Student Support Services Level 2, X Block, Gardens Point Campus QUT ph +61 7 313 82940 e. firstname.lastname@example.org Duyen Nguyen Events & Admin Assistant, Student Engagement Team Student Support Services Level 2, X Block, Gardens Point Campus QUT ph +61 7 313 84391 fax +61 7 313 81617 e. email@example.com Alissa Phillips APSSA Conference Facilitator Social Innovator and Founder of s.p.a.c.e ph 0403 747 228 e. firstname.lastname@example.org w. www.thespace.org.au