NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGES 2018 HRC PRE-CONFERENCE KIT
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HRC PRE-CONFERENCE KIT 2018
FROM THE PRESIDENT •
CONFERENCE DIRECTOR’S WELCOME •
DAY 1 - DIVERSITY IN RESIDENCES •
DAY 2 - REPRESENTATIONS OF RESIDENCES •
DAY 3 - MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING •
DAY 4 - BUILDING LEADERSHIP (NON HRC DAY) • 1 6 DAY 5 - THE PITCH (NON HRC DAY) •
A FINAL MENTION •
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS • SOCIAL PROGRAM •
CONFERENCE LOGISTICS •
REGISTRATION AND FEES •
NAAUC MEMBERSHIP •
CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS •
NAAUC LEADERSHIP TEAM •
2019 NAAUC CONFERENCE BID •
HCR CONFERENCE TIMETABLE •
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FROM THE PRESIDENT DEAR HEADS AND RESIDENTIAL COORDINATORS, Firstly, Iâ€™d like to extend a massive thank you for your continued interest, enthusiasm and support for NAAUC and the work we do. We truly appreciate it, and are incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to meet you as well as residents from your communities at Conference. From our humble beginnings as a group of students meeting in 1968, NAAUC has strived to change the face of the collegiate industry through four guiding premises: collaboration, challenging perceptions, progression, and fostering meaningful student leadership. These guiding principles, even 50 years down the track, are imperative to our success as an organisation in being at the forefront of positive social and cultural change in residential communities. This year marks our 50th year and our final winter conference, with the National Conference moving to the summer months for the 51st. This allows us to reach more students and residences than ever before and we are extremely excited to see what opportunities this change brings! Though the date of conference might be changing, I want to assure you that the work that our team puts into National Conference, into our On The Road program, and to our state based initiatives, will not be hindered in any way. The conference program for this year has been refined so both our academic and social program are stronger than ever. Our Conference Directors, together with our Vice President, have designed a program that provides students with critical thinking frameworks, ideas, analysis and solutions. I look forward to hearing your thoughts, listening to your experiences and garnering your wisdom, thank you once again. Warm Regards, Joshua Carter President
CONFERENCE DIRECTOR’S WELCOME DEAR HEADS AND RESIDENTIAL COORDINATORS, It is a pleasure to welcome you to our fourth annual HRC Conference. Running parallel with our student conference, we’re excited to give you a sneak peak into the program for the students and of course, yourselves. We’ve spent many late nights drafting academic sessions and brainstorming event ideas. We’re at least several draft schedules in, with our academic content being developed to provide nuance and critical analysis, as well as our social calendar to provide enjoyment and ideas. A recurring theme you will come across at this year’s conference is “sustained positive change”. This idea derives from our celebration of 50 years as an organisation. We want to reflect on our past, encompassing the unwavering integrity of those leaders who have come before us. We also want it to serve as a call to action, inspiring us to think critically and redefine what the next 50 years will look like. Having the ambition and passion to be innovative is a core value at NAAUC and we hope it is yours as well, to the benefit of our respective communities. This, along with our ever exciting and fresh social program are being finalised as we speak, and we can’t wait to put them all on show come July. Keep an eye out for more to come, we’ve still got plenty of aces up our sleeve.
Warm Regards, Samuel Kiernan and Emma Tait 2018 Conference Directors
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THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
The University of Queensland is one of Australiaâ€™s leading research universities, first opening its doors to students in 1911. The University has a strong research focus in the areas of science, technology and medicine. The University of Queensland was ranked equal 60th in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2017. The St Lucia Campus is located in the heart of Brisbane and the university is accessible by crossing the Brisbane river by ferry.
Situated at the University of Queensland St Lucia Campus, Cromwell College housed its first male students in 1954, and became co-educational in 1973. Today, Cromwell is home to 250 students. With strong focus on student wellbeing, Cromwell College demonstrates the importance of pastoral care and academic guidance for its students. In 2018, Cromwell College will host the NAAUC National Conference from the 1st â€“ 7th July, with the supplementary HRC Conference concluding on the 4th July.
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ACADEMICS In 2018, we are fortunate enough to be celebrating our 50th year as an organisation! This year sparks a rare opportunity to reflect on how far campus living has come since our inception, and recognise the significant changes to our industry in this past half-century. By looking back on all changes we have played witness to, we are better informed to ignite new conversations about residences today, and set direction for the future. We are so fortunate to be a part of such dynamic living environments. The academic program for this year’s National Conference is not just about recognising problems facing residences; it’s about building solutions and empowering all students, to use the skills gained at conference to inspire cultural change back home.
This year’s academic program is set on four distinct pillars of the residential experience that we at NAAUC feel are critical discussions: Diversity in Residences; the Representation of Residences; Mental Health and Wellbeing; and finally, on our last day with the students, Building Leadership. This year, we have worked to design an academic program that is more nuanced and inspires a level of critical thinking not seen before at conference. Together, our guest speakers and panelists, and the workshops and seminars we’ve designed will confront the way we understand our own ideas about campus living and how we can manifest the best experience possible.
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1 D AY O N E
DIVERSITY IN RESIDENCES The first day of the academic program is designed to look at diversity beyond face value, and encourage reflection about the inclusion of everybody in residences. The importance of inclusion is something that everybody intuitively understands, but the difficult task is always in creating structures to support what is part of a residenceâ€™s cultural fabric. The seminars and workshops on this day provide simple practices that students themselves can promote to help foster inclusion of everyone regardless of diversity, as well as student-led major initiatives to bring about cultural change. Lastly, the day points to the interaction between student and staff leadership teams to establish a fabric of inclusion within residences, from admission to farewell and everything in between.
D AY O N E S E M I N A R S
DIVERSITY AT HOME - A CULTURAL AUDIT
This seminar is designed to get students understanding the potential problem with homogeneity in residences and the ways in which we are unknowlingly letting down students with diverse support needs. Critical engagement with the problem is integral in being able to later identify solutions that actually work, and so this seminar acts as an audit to current practices within residences to support our students.
FOSTERING DIVERSITY AS A LEADER
This workshop looks at how diversity can manifest itself in a variety of ways. It encourages simple practices that students themselves can promote to help foster inclusion of everyone in spite of diverse backgrounds/histories/experiences/interests. Finally, it discusses the responsibility of student leadership teams to establish a fabric of inclusion within residences, all the way from admission to farewell and everything in between.
MASCULINITY WITHIN RESIDENCES
This seminar aims to discuss how gender is performed in residences and how this permeates throughout culture in ways that have the potential to be detrimental. Focusing on events, rituals, interactions with other genders, and of course, language as areas of interest, this seminar encourages introspection and is a call to arms for reform from traditional modes of gendered behaviour in residences.
GENDER, SEX, AND SEXUALITY
This seminar is twofold in focus. Its first focus is on the legal requirements of gender representation in residences and the language that is integral in upholding these legal requirements. The second focus of this seminar is an evaluation of the ways in which residences support or hinder the growth of residents who don’t identify with a gender or sexuality binary. This seminar has been developed to encourage open discussion about the queer experience in colleges as a way to highlight the importance of acceptance in fostering a positive ally culture.
SUPPORTING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
This seminar, borne out of two very different experiences of internationality and incorporating those together with research about the international student experience at university, aims to explore what ‘foreign-ness’ actually means in a residential culture where homogeneity is virtually non-existent, and what is actually best practice for supporting international students not only in their transition but throughout their entire living experience.
Often an afterthought, the experiences of people with disabilities and their marginalisation in society is sometimes reflected in the residential experience. This seminar is designed to expose to delegates the rights and privileges of people with disabilities, mental or physical, while living on campus. Further, it is designed to highlight the importance of internal and distinct support structures for students living with disabilities on campus, be it staff or student-led.
SPIRITUALITY’S PLACE IN RESIDENCES
Designed and delivered by former President of the Robert Menzies College Student Club, this seminar aims to unpack the place of spirituality in residences, whether they are religiously affiliated or not. The intersections between social policy and religion, and the impact for young people forms a central tenet of this seminar. Whilst this seminar does focus on institutionalised religion in residences, it also looks at what it means to be a student of different faith in residences and how to foster inclusion of all students from a point of understanding rather than disregard. 11
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2 D AY T W O
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
REPRESENTATIONS OF RESIDENCES Residences are increasingly held in the spotlight for the actions we commit and the structures we have in place to restrict such activity, with articles, videos and exposĂŠs published often. Whilst some of the media published in recent times may at first glance seem a hyperbolic assessment of residential college lifestyle, we have been incredibly fortunate to review the validity of such articles through reports like Change the Course, The Red Zone and research completed by Elizabeth Broderick. These reports have not only provided quantitative data with scope about the state of colleges in Australia but they have provided a platform for students to candidly and frankly speak about their experiences and better yet, have been a call to arms for reflection and change, not just at the student level but at the administrative and executive level as well. The residential experience in Australia is not over. That said, it is important to understand the impact of traditions, events, even language, on college culture and more broadly, on an outsiderâ€™s perspective of that residence. The second day of National Conference this year is a day to critically evaluate residential frameworks in how they permit and entrench activity typified in the above reports, and to provide a skillset to approach social media use in a time when universities and residences are in the spotlight.
D AY T W O PA N E L , S E M I N A R S A N D T R A I N I N G Sexual Assault on Campus: Enablers, Actions and Structures This panel discussion, with experts from a number of different organisations, including EROC, The Hunting Ground Australia Project and MATE, aims to disseminate how sexual assault remains a problem endemic to campus living communities and empower students to understand, identify and communicate the problem with others so that we can better tackle the issue in the future.
Presented by two University of Queensland college students, this seminar provides an incisive look at the impact that traditions have on a residenceâ€™s cultural fabric. Without prescribing a definitive action set about all traditions performed in residences, this seminar is clear in its tools for evaluating the traditions that are currently performed around Australia and uses examples and scenarios to take a closer look at the variety of traditions on display, be it an event, a ritual, or perhaps even a language set by which every resident abides.
A COLLEGE UTOPIA?
In an era where private corporations can provide a campus living service competitive with the traditional system, there is growing pressure for residences, to provide an experience extra to that of their newer counterparts, be it in the form of alumni networks, professional development or academic support. In this seminar, we look at the residential experience in how it is marketed, sold, experienced, and completed in an effort to understand how it differs from the wider community and how it can best serve its residents to set them up for success.
ADVANCING YOUR RESIDENCE THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA
Social media is a utility rife with opportunities that if harnessed correctly can improve public relations and marketing, build culture, and connect alumni to students in meaningful ways. As equally as these challenges exist, so too do challenges that threaten public perception of individuals and the community. This seminar will explore and highlight the opportunities, whilst providing a framework to work through the challenges and set up your residence to utilise social media in the most effective manner possible.
WHAT EVEN IS POSITIVE SEX CULTURE?
The damning evidence coming out of reports like Change the Course and The Red Zone have indicated one very clear problem in residences today: that there is a lack of understanding about what a positive sex culture actually is. This seminar is a frank conversation about the ways residences can enable a culture of sexual assault and predatory behaviour amongst its students. At its core, this seminar is a conversation about sex, how we have it, how we talk about it, and how we embed positive attitudes towards relationships on res. 13
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3 D AY T H R E E
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING One in four young Australians are battling poor mental health, manifesting itself in a variety of ways, the most common being depression. The third day of our National Conference is a time for delegates to speak candidly about mental health, and provide students with structures and initiatives that can be applied broadly to residences. With seminars dedicated to supporting student leaders in their pastoral care responsibilities, as well as a buzz session with external experts about the impact of poor mental health on students in particular, the third day of National Conference underlies the intersect between the individual student and the overarching structures of a residence.
D AY T H R E E PA N E L , S E M I N A R S A N D T R A I N I N G
STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH
This mental health panel, a coming together of experts in the field of youth mental health in particular, looks at driving enablers of poor mental health among young people and students and looks at the significance of the problem within universities in particular. Secondly, it provides a comprehensive list of alternative support structures for people suffering from poor mental health and basic ways to seek help when needed, a task not always easy to complete for those unaware of what it is theyâ€™re experiencing.
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING IN RESIDENCES WORKSHOP
This workshop, designed and delivered by three of our NAAUC team members, facilitates a discussion about how we approach mental health in residential communities as a promotion of positive mental health, a preventative measure of mental health deterioration and what we can do to ensure that our residents are supported should they suffer from mental illness. This workshop includes discussion of mental health awareness in residential communities and gives delegates the opportunities to come up with ideas for how to foster the mental wellbeing of both residents and student leaders in tangible ways.
SUPPORTING OUR LEADERS
Intrinsic to the leadership experience is a sense of responsibility, duty of care and accountability. The burden student leaders undertake upon nomination and election is significant, and this is often overlooked by other members of the residential community. This seminar looks at the ways that we can better identify the problems student leaders face, both within and extrinsic to their role, so that we may help support them not just to complete their role, but enjoy it as well.
ADDICTION, ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
This seminar takes a look at the physiological impact of short and long-term use of substances on the body and mind. It pays significant attention to the relationships with substances, on an individual and community level. It promotes a discussion about what a healthy relationship with substances looks like, and how to best foster this in your residential community.
EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT
This seminar uncovers a skillset which when underdeveloped can result in stress and anxiety. It goes through simple practices for student leaders to adopt to manage their time most effectively without compromising their academic performance, their social lives or their leadership aspirations. Whilst basic in nature, time management remains a skill that will be a constant source of peace if carried out effectively.
PASTORAL CARE - DUTY OF CARE
Whilst traditionally seen as an area implemented by administration, the role of a pastoral carer can be a very demanding but rewarding task that is vital to ensure a healthy culture at any residential community. This seminar gives a realistic depiction of the responsibilities of an RA, SR, Senior Student etc. It provides the skills needed to provide the best care at your residential community and form positive professional relationships.
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BUILDING LEADERSHIP (NON HRC DAY) BUILDING COMMUNITY BEYOND THE WALLS: SERVICE AND ALUMNI BUILDING RESIDENTIAL CULTURE RESIDENTIAL COMMIT TEE ADMINISTRATION - RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN OFFICE BEARER EVENT PLANNING AND RISK MANAGEMENT O-WEEK STRATEGIC PLANNING AND EFFECTIVE CHANGEOVER CONFLICT RESOLUTION WITH STAFF LEADERSHIP TEAMS OPERATING EFFECTIVELY AS A TEAM EVALUATING YOUR GREEN FOOTPRINT: SUSTAINABILITY IN RESIDENCES OPERATING PROFESSIONALLY AND FINDING SPONSORSHIP THE TRUTH ABOUT LEADERSHIP The first three days of the 2018 Conference are designed to be a discussion, bringing students and residences up to speed about how support can be given. The fourth day turns from conversation to implementation, giving students ideas, solutions and skillsets to go back to their residences and implement change. Covering topics from effective leadership and teamwork strategies, to logistical and organisational skills, these seminars are designed to target knowledge and skill set gaps for students.
SOME OF THE EXECUTED PITCHES FROM LAST YEAR INCLUDE:
A MENTAL HEALTH PANEL WITH EXPERTS FROM THE FIELD, INCLUDING A NAAUC REP, TO COME TO THE COLLEGE AND TO HAVE ALL FOUR HALLS IN ATTENDANCE. - GAT TON COLLEGE
AN RA STRUCTURE TO BOLSTER THE STUDENT EXECUTIVE IN PROVIDING PASTORAL CARE FOR THE STUDENTS ON EACH CORRIDOR. - QUEEN’S COLLEGE
A STUDENT ALUMNI DATABASE TO BE CREATED AND UTILISED FOR ARCHIVING AND NETWORKING PURPOSES. - NAAUC
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The last day of the academic program is designed to funnel the ideas generated in the first four days of conference into something tangible to take back to your residence so that implementation is made easy. With the help from the NAAUC team, delegates will get together to identify a core problem their residence faces and draft a solution to this problem. With the NAAUC team playing devil’s advocate, residences will defend their solution against potential constraints that may arise so that they form a well-grounded solution to their identified problem.
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A FINAL MENTION AS YOU CAN SEE,
We have a mammoth academic program at this yearâ€™s conference. The NAAUC team, whether it is creating and presenting their own academic seminars, or facilitating expert panelists to help with the conversation, are determined to keep solution-based, criticalthinking and candid discussion at the very forefront of the Conference. A way that we facilitate this is by providing time each day to debrief about what conversations were had and to help continue ideas from throughout the day. This will be something we promote in HRC Conference, through our round table discussions and panels with the delegates themselves. Alisha McLean Vice President
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NINA FUNNELL J O U R N A L I S T. A U T H O R . A D V O C AT E .
Nina Funnell is a renowned journalist, author and influential advocate against sexual assault, with her main interest areas being gender equality, technology, education and youth. She has served on the NSW Premier’s Council on Preventing Violence Against Women, the board of Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia, the Our Watch Media Advisory Committee, and the board of the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre. Currently, Nina is an ambassador for End Rape on Campus. One of her most wellknown publications is The Red Zone Report, which was released in early 2018. The report documents an extensive investigation into sexual violence and hazing in Australian University residential colleges and has sparked conversation about these issues around the country. She has also co-written many successful books including Loveability: An Empowered Girls Guide to Dating and Relationships. Nina has also featured on many Australian nightly news shows, radio shows and in magazines including The Project, Insight, Triple J’s Hack, Radio National’s Life Matters and Cosmopolitan.
MICHELLE LAW R A C E . G E N D E R . I D E N T I T Y.
Michelle Law is a freelance writer whose numerous publications include just about all possible branches of media; books, magazines, journals, newspapers, films, television and theatre. Some of her most notable works include her hilarious book Sh*t Asian Mothers Say and her influential, groundbreaking documentary Suicide and Me which aired on ABC2. She was awarded the Australian Writer’s Guild AWGIE award for her interactive media work and won the 2017 Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award. Prominent themes in her works centre around race, gender and identity. Michelle draws heavily on her life experiences, including her time as a ‘housie’ at International House UQ. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys hanging out with her cat and tending to a very aggressive tropical fish (just the one – it’s eaten all of the others).
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LEE CROCKFORD I N N O VAT I O N . D E S I G N . B A C O N .
Lee Crockford describes his work fields as social impact, innovation, design, education and bacon. He is both the CEO of Spur Projects, a charity working in the area of men’s mental health and suicide prevention, as well as Creative Director of SPUR:LABS, which designs groundbreaking campaigns and initiatives for people and organisations who want to create real social impact. With a background in project development and education, Lee’s understanding of how to change people’s relationships with ideas and concepts forms the basis of his work. He has been recognised for his efforts and achievements in these fields and was named Brisbane’s Top Young Social Entrepreneur 2016, AMP Tomorrow Fund Winner 2016 and Young Social Pioneer by the Foundation for Young Australians 2010. Lee hopes to inspire young students to utilise their abilities and provide them with skills to create social change and influence future generations.
TOM HARKIN FA C I L I TATO R . C O A C H . M C .
Tom Harkin is an expert international facilitator, trainer of group facilitators, Executive coach, MC, interviewer and speaker, but above all a student of the human condition. His work with Soar Foundation and Reach Foundation has given him a special insight into the power young people hold. He believes their explosive, potential energy is often misunderstood, undervalued and underutilised. He is also passionate about men’s mental health. His work in this field has led him to found an organisation called Tomorrow Man, which challenges Australian’s definition of an ‘Aussie bloke’ and critically analyses toxic masculinity. In 2016, Tom also had the opportunity to create a documentary series in collaboration with Heiress films and the ABC, titled Man Up, where he inspires all facets of the Australian population to change their ideas of masculinity, from high school students to CEOs. His incredibly unique and powerful facilitation techniques make him one of the most influential presenters in his field.
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ANDY GOURLEY F O U N D E R . C O O R D I N ATO R . O U T R E A C H .
Andy Gourley is the National Coordinator of Red Frogs Australian Chaplaincy Network, which is the largest support network in Australia for ‘schoolies’ and universities. Andy has been a youth worker at Citipointe Church Brisbane since 1989, where he is presently the community Outreach Pastor. In the last three years, he has been a finalist for the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Business Awards and nominated for Australian of the Year “Local Hero” Queensland. The successful Schoolies Program ensures that positive relationships are built between the Red Frog Crew and school leavers prior to the university year commencing. During O-Week, the Red Frog Crew give away approximately 60,000 calendars, 10,000 donuts, 5,000 icy poles and 2 tonnes of Allen’s ‘Frogs Alive’ Red Frogs, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Throughout the year the Red Frog Crew can be found running hydration stations at parties, cooking pancakes, running coffee crawls and doing many other random acts of kindness to help support University students throughout their studies. During conference, Andy will take us back to where it all began, his first schoolies experience, and what the Red Frogs hope to accomplish in the future.
SOCIAL PROGRAM Each evening our social program will play host to variety of events, providing a range of engaging entertainment and networking opportunities. Notably these events will serve as a demonstration of event planning, displaying some of the highest standards of creativity and innovation in an inclusive and engaging manner. It is our aim that delegates can draw inspiration from our social program and go on to seamlessly adapt or incorporate them into their own residential culture. Heads of Residential Colleges are most welcome to attend and participate in these events!
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OPENING DINNER Opening Dinner is the first social event of the conference. There will be canapes, drinks, and Indigenous entertainment. During the main meal you will hear from the conference team and our first guest speaker. We hope that the opening dinner will spark excitement in you to make the most of the 2018 conference.
LOST IN TIME Time: (noun) The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future…or is it? Mystery: (noun) Something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain. Monday 2 July
NAAUC ANNUAL PROGRESSIVE DINNER Tuesday will play host to the annual HRC Progressive Dinner, held at colleges of the University of Queensland. Heads of Residential Colleges will be able to view a number of Queensland’s finest residential colleges whilst enjoying dinner and discussion throughout the evening, before heading on to Parliamentary Debating. PA R L I A M E N TA R Y D E B AT I N G Parliament House is normally reserved for ‘serious’ matters of ‘public interest’. But during Conference, we will take over the chamber to talk about the ‘real issues’ facing an important, yet underrepresented minority: residence kids. It will be a night of banter, jest, and hilarious remarks from your fellow delegates. 26
CONFERENCE LOGISTICS In 2018, the NAAUC HRC Conference will be hosted by Cromwell College at the University of Queensland from 1st - 4th July.
CHECK IN: Between 10.00am - 2.00pm (1st July)
CHECK OUT: By 10.00am (4th July)
ARRANGING TRAVEL Aim to arrive at Cromwell College between 10.00am-1.00pm. Cromwell College has set a strict check out time of 10.00am, but luggage may be placed in a storage area whilst academic sessions are underway.
WHAT TO BRING Official identification. • Translink Card. - Can be purchased from machines at Bus and Train stations in Brisbane. This is essential for public transport in Brisbane. • Writing material or a laptop/tablet. • Attire, including: - Cocktail attire for Opening Dinner - Business attire for Parliamentary debating • Towel • Rain Jacket/Poncho/Small Umbrella
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REGISTRATION AND FEES R E G I S T R AT I O N F O R T H E 2 0 1 8 N A A U C C O N F E R E N C E I S O P E N ! TICKETS FOR THE CONFERENCE CLOSE ON 11TH JUNE 2018. The individual paying for the delegate must purchase through the Q-Pay link provided on our website under the ‘National Conference’ tab or through this link: http://delegateconference20.getqpay.com/ If you are unsure whether your residence has a current membership, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
STANDARD 20TH MARCH - 21ST MAY
STANDARD 20TH MARCH - 21ST MAY
LATE REGISTRATION 22ND MAY - 11TH JUNE)
LATE REGISTRATION 22ND MAY - 11TH JUNE)
CHANGE OF DELEGATE:
CHANGE OF DELEGATE:
$850 $550 $950 $50
1 YEAR MEMBERSHIP EXPIRES 31 DEC 2018 3 YEAR MEMBERSHIP EXPIRES 31 DEC 2020
NAAUC MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS OF BEING A MEMBER A NAAUC membership provides your residential community with year round engagement in the fantastic opportunities including: DISCOUNTED FEES Members receive generous discounts for both our highly sought after ‘NAAUC On The Road’ program as well as our marquee event, the Annual National Conference. ACCESS TO OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS Our 2018 memberships will come with unprecedented access to access deals, goods, and services from our expanded sponsor and partnership base. ADVICE, SUPPORT AND REFERRAL With the extensive experience of our national network, we have access to people who have experienced almost every problem a residential community could face, and we encourage members to tap into our experience as a resource to provide effective and applicable advice. NAAUC can also assist you in resolving conflict by acting as an independent external mediator. As an objective liaison between residential professionals and student leaders, NAAUC can help to bridge the gap in the event of a conflict and help both parties develop a mutually beneficial solution. Furthermore, for any issues beyond our advice, we can put you in contact with professionals, many of whom are NAAUC alumni, who may be able to provide assistance with the initial steps, free of charge when you have a membership. SOCIAL MEDIA As our membership base is made up of students,
NAAUC utilises social media as a means of communicating. Our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages experience constant student feedback and discussion on current issues experienced in residencies around Australia. This style of communication is very effective and ensures that messages to our members are received instantly. Not only this, but many use our pages as a forum to ask questions and find out specific information from our organisation about residences in certain areas. Important information and NAAUC documents are also sent to our members via email, and interested parties can have further updates by following our LinkedIn profile and YouTube accounts. STATE FORUM Members will get special access to a sample of our content in your State or Territory through our NAAUC State Forums.
1 YEAR REGISTRATION STANDARD: 1 MAY - 1 JULY
3-YEAR REGISTRATION 13 FEB - 30 APRIL
THAT’S 30% DISCOUNT PER YEAR
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CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS NAAUC provides a number of scholarships for attendance to our student National Conference, based on a series of criteria. If your residence would like to send a number of delegates but are financially restricted, please take a look at what scholarship opportunities are available to you. EQUITY To be awarded to an outstanding tertiary student living at a residential community in Australia for the duration of 2018, who due to financial circumstances, personal hardship or remote/rural location relative to 2018 conference, may find it difficult to fully finance their attendance at the 2018 conference. Qualifying areas include areas outside the CBD of capital cities, all of Tasmania and Northern Territory. Ideally we would expect the recipient to hold or be looking to hold a position of leadership within their respective residence. The Equity Scholarship is to the value of the full delegate fee. Applicants need to include the following in their application (to be no more than 1 page): • Explain your personal suitability for the scholarship. • Explain what you want to get out of the conference and what you hope to take back to your college or hall of residence. • A reference from your current President or Head of Residence/Dean, whichever is most relevant to your current role. Selection criteria: • Level of hardship faced in terms of financing and attending the conference. • Personal interest in improving the residential community experience nationally. • Proven commitment to improving the residential community environment, demonstrated through their achievements thus far at their own residence. The successful applicant will be required to: • Be willing to share your residential community experiences with the NAAUC Alumni if asked upon by the Executive Committee. • Exhibit behaviours during the conference that exemplify NAAUC’s values. Be willing to participate in discussion with Heads of Colleges and other administration delegates in approached by the NAAUC team.
MERIT To be awarded to a student holding or looking to hold a position of leadership at a tertiary college or hall of residence in Australia. The Merit Scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who shows the greatest potential to contribute back to NAAUC. The purpose of the Merit Scholarship is to give a student the chance to engage in the study of a trend of phenomenon in Australian university residential communities and distil the findings of this study to a summary that can be utilized by NAAUC and its member residences – to add to NAAUC’s accessible knowledge base. The Merit Scholarship is to the value of the full delegate fee. Applicants need to include the following in their application: • Submit a 1-2 page proposal on a topic of study about university residence life chosen from the list below that you wish to investigate and report on during the NAAUC conference, choosing from one of the following topics and conducting research: • Pastoral Care in residences • Diversity in residences • Residences in the media • Explain your personal suitability for the scholarship. • A reference from your President or Head of Residence/Dean, whichever is most relevant to your current role. Selection criteria: • Personal interest in improving university residence life experience nationally. • Demonstrated ability to conduct research and effectively communicate findings. • Proven commitment to improving the residential community environment through their achievements thus far at their own residence. The successful applicant will be required to: • Give a short (10 minute) presentation at the AGM summarizing their findings on the proposed topic of study. • Submit a 2000 word report on the topic of study to be included in the post- conference kit and on our website, with reference to our Intellectual Property Agreement. • Exhibit behaviours during the conference that exemplify NAAUC’s values. • Be willing to participate in discussion with Heads of Residences and other administration delegates on the topic of their research.
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INDIGENOUS To be awarded to a student living at a residential community in Australia for the duration of 2018 who identifies as an Indigenous Australian or Torres Strait Islander. NAAUC prefers that the recipient is holding or be looking to hold a position of leadership within their respective residence.The Indigenous Scholarship is to the value of the full delegate fee. Applicants need to include the following in their application (to be no more than 1 page): • Explain your personal suitability for the scholarship. • Explain what you want to get out of the conference and what you hope to take back to your residential community. • A reference from your current President or Head of Residence/Dean, whichever is most relevant to your current role. • Selection criteria: • Identifies as an Indigenous Australian or Torres Strait Islander. • Personal interest in improving the residential community experience nationally. • Proven commitment to improving the residential community environment through their achievements thus far at their own residence. The successful applicant will be required to: • Be willing to share your residential community experiences with the NAAUC Alumni if asked upon by the NAAUC Executive Committee. • Exhibit behaviours during the conference that exemplify NAAUC’s values. • Be willing to share their reflections on personal experiences with the NAAUC Executive or at the AGM. • Be willing to participate in discussion with Heads of Residential Communities and other administrative delegates if approached by the NAAUC team.
N E W M E M B E R D E L E G AT E To be awarded to a student holding or intending to hold a position of leadership at a tertiary residential community in Australia for the duration of 2018. This scholarship is only available to students whose residence is in its first year of membership in 2018. Applicants need to include the following in their application (to be no more than 1 page): • Explain what you hope to gain from attending the National Conference. • Indicate any current issues within your residence and why you want to address them. • A reference from your President or Head of Residence/Dean, whichever is most relevant to your current role Selection criteria: • Currently a student whose residence is in its first year of membership in 2018. Proven commitment to improving the residential community environment through their achievements thus far at their own residence. The successful applicant will be required to: • Submit a critique of the National Conference week to the NAAUC Executive Committee.
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I N T E R C O L L E G I AT E To be awarded to a student currently holding a position within an intercollegiate committee. This may include an intercollegiate council, intercollegiate sports or arts, or any other role in which the student directly works with other students at a number of residences. Applicants need to include the following in their application (to be no more than 1 page): • Explain your position and what you hope to gain from the National Conference. • Indicate any current issues or what you hope to change about the residences you interact with. • Identify how attending the National Conference would benefit you in your role and the intercollegiate community as a whole. Selection criteria: • Proven commitment to improving the residential experience with an intercollegiate focus through the utilisation of NAAUC’s resources. • Ability to communicate your experience and findings from the NAAUC Conference with other students. The successful residence will be required to: • Write and submit a 700-1000 word report detailing an initiative you have discussed with your intercollegiate committee and/or residence.
Recipients of a NAAUC scholarship will not be eligible or any other conference discount of subsidy from NAAUC. Please note that the NAAUC conference scholarships do not cover the cost of personal travel arrangements.
NAAUC LEADERSHIP TEAM President Joshua Carter email@example.com
Conference Directors Samuel Kiernan & Emma Tait firstname.lastname@example.org
SA State Representative Anu Francis email@example.com
Vice-President Alisha McLean firstname.lastname@example.org
State Convenor Daniel Lindholm email@example.com
WA State Representative Summer Porter firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Sophie Simpson email@example.com
ACT State Representative Charlotte Maybury-Reupert firstname.lastname@example.org
QLD State Representative Katie Sidhom email@example.com
Treasurer Luke Heeney firstname.lastname@example.org
NSW State Representative Jonty Boshier email@example.com
Immediate Past President Lachlan Power firstname.lastname@example.org
VIC State Representative Aden McEachen email@example.com
Creative Director Connor Forsyth firstname.lastname@example.org
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2019 NAAUC CONFERENCE BID Every year the NAAUC Conference is made possible by the hard work of the NAAUC Executive, State Representatives and Conference Working Party. But the NAAUC Conference is nothing without a home. Every year during the NAAUC AGM, held during the annual conference, residences present competing bids to host the following yearâ€™s Annual National Conference. THE NAAUC ANNUAL CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD IN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019. The move to a Summer conference marks an important change for NAAUC, and it is essential that an appropriate residence is chosen for the conference.
To ensure that potential hosts can put together their strongest possible bid, in 2018 NAAUC is requesting all bidding residences to complete the application form found on our website. http://www.naauc.edu.au/conference-bid-2019/ The form includes questions such as: • Can you guarantee approximately 250 beds for a one-week period in the November/ December university break in 2019? • Are you prepared to share hosting duties with a fellow residence? If so, have you contacted another residence? • What makes your residence a unique and viable option to host the 2019 Conference? • Please list the kinds of academic spaces and rooms available at your residence. All Applications are due by 11.59pm Monday 4th June 2018. When we have received your applications, we will personally review each bid and contact the nominated person to discuss your application. We want to work with you to ensure that you have everything you need for your bid before NAAUC members have the opportunity to vote upon the host venue at the AGM on Friday 6th July 2018. Nothing compares to the feeling of seeing 200 faces speechless from an inspiring guest speaker, or a room full of delegates having the time of their life at an event, all the while knowing you help make it possible. You are given the opportunity to educate, enlighten and support young leaders around Australia. Preparation is the key. In past, the winning residences have not be chosen based on their exotic location or exciting social calendar, but demonstrated their exceptional organisational skills by presenting a well laid out, informative and concise presentation. If you’re thinking of bidding your preparation should start now! Preparation is the key. In past, the winning residences have not be chosen based on their exotic location or exciting social calendar, but demonstrated their exceptional organisational skills by presenting a well laid out, informative and concise presentation. If you’re thinking of bidding your preparation should start now!
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BIDDIN R A L LY T H E T R O O P S NAAUC conference cannot run without an awesome Working Party! Think of the people you want to be on your Working Party or people who can help you with preparing the ideas behind the bid. These people do not necessarily have to come from the host residences, but itâ€™s often beneficial engage nearby residences and their students in the conference. Ask these people if they would be interested, and they can help you brainstorm. BRAINSTORM Think about how you would like the conference to be run. Have a brainstorm session about social events, the structure of the conference, guest speakers and locations. Who are some famous or successful Alumni from your residence or university? What makes your residence unique? APPROACH YOUR RESIDENCE Some would say this is the first step, however, you need evidence that this is not just a spur of the moment decision, but that you have thought through the logistics. Not only do you have to sell your bid to delegates, but you also need to sell your bid to a residence. The more you show your residence staff that you are serious and that you have the support of other residents and committees, the more chance you have of winning their support! Be sure to discuss the accommodation and dining costs, logistics and any other matters you feel would be raised from an administrative point of view. If your residence alone is too small to host the conference, you might think to approach a partner residence to co-host the conference.
NG TO DO LIST THE NEXT STEP Either your residence staff leadership team has rejected or agreed to your plan to bid. If at first you donâ€™t succeed, try again! Ask what needs to be improved to have their support and rework your bid. You must have the support of the residence staff before bidding for next yearâ€™s NAAUC Conference. Try to get written support if possible. Check with your Head of residence if you can proceed to contact potential guest speakers and sponsors and you can ask them if they have any contacts you can use. TIME TO PUT IT TOGETHER Contact potential guest speakers, venues and sponsors. If you can present a bid showing you already have financial support, interest from guest speakers and venues it shows that you have considered the logistics. SELLING YOUR BID To ensure that you have the strongest bid possible, you will need to convince the NAAUC Executive why your bid should win. Unfortunately, if we do not believe that your bid has sufficient preparation, we may not allow it to proceed to vote at the AGM. If you need any other assistance or have any questions contact Sophie Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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CONTACTS GENERAL NAAUC QUERIES email@example.com CONFERENCE QUERIES Emma Tait & Samuel Kiernan - Conference Directors firstname.lastname@example.org ACADEMIC AND NAAUC ON THE ROAD PROGRAM (NOTR) Alisha Maclean - Vice President email@example.com MEDIA QUERIES Joshua Carter - President firstname.lastname@example.org
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HCR CONFERENCE TIMETABLE Sunday 1st 7:00 AM 7:30 AM 8:00 AM 8:30 AM 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:00 AM 11:30 AM 12:00 PM 12:30 PM 1:00 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM 2:30 PM 3:00 PM 3:30 PM 4:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM 11:00 PM 11:30 PM
REPRESENTATION OF RESIDENCES
Guest Speaker - Michelle Law
Guest Speaker - Lee Crockford
Guest Speaker - Tom Harkin
Sexual assault on campus external panel
Workshop - Mental Health & Wellbeing
Lunch - Cromwell College
Lunch - Cromwell College
Social Media & Crisis Management seminars
Diversity seminars Lunch - Cromwell College Diversity seminars Opening Lecture Diversity seminars HRC Welcome Get changed
HRC Q&A with student delegates
HRC Round Table discussion Presentation on NAAUC Research
Opening Dinner - Guest Speaker Nina Funnell
Free time Get changed
Dinner Get changed
Move to location Post-dinner drinks with Nina Funnell
Lost in Time - Student Event
Progressive Dinner; Parliamentary Debating, Professionals Evening
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Everything that Heads and Residential Coordinator delegates need to know for the 2018 NAAUC HRC Conference.