Educational Forum Rounds

Educational Forums Round 1

Thursday, April 4, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

 

Best Practices for Membership Recruitment and Engagement – What Chapter Officers Can Do
Equip yourself with marketable and transferable skills needed to effectively convey the value of membership to prospective members. A variety of role-playing scenarios will be presented to put your recruitment skills to the test.
Leadership Development
St. George #104

Honors in Action: Developing A Research Question
Has your chapter decided on a topic but doesn't know where to begin with the research portion of the Honors in Action project? This forum will teach you some basic strategies for developing a research question that will help you begin the research process.
Leadership Development
St. George #106

Influencing Leadership through Membership Expansion with Dual Credit Students
Offering PTK membership to dual credit students enhances their college experience by increasing fellowship amongst general education students, volunteerism, service opportunities, as well as provide leadership experience. Leadership tools and techniques will be shared to better attract and retain dual credit students for membership.
Leadership Development
Sun 1

Leading Effective Teams
Learn about strengths-based strategies and powerful experiences that can help develop effective teams.
Leadership Development
Emerald 8

Faculty Recognition Awards: Cause They're Kind of a Big Deal
The Golden Apple and Big Deal ceremonies give members the opportunity to recognize faculty who have made a difference in their educational and life journeys. It also gives the chapter an opportunity to show off Phi Theta Kappa and the successes of its members to faculty. Learn how to start one on your campus.
Leadership Development
Emerald 2

Confidence is Key: Interviewing for Success
The presentation will discuss the importance of conveying confidence through body language, speech, and dress. We will discuss the importance of the entrance, hand shake, and tone during the interview. Other topics will include the importance of knowing the company you are applying with and when to arrive.
Workforce Readiness Daytona 2

Managing Your Digital Footprint
Every time you get online, you leave a little piece of your identity behind! This session explores how a digital footprint occurs and how to make sure it tells the world about the person you want them to see!
Workforce Readiness
Emerald 6

Future Ready: Enhancing Career Skills Through Short–Term Travel Sponsored by ISLP
This session will explore emerging global career fields in business, medicine, engineering, and emerging technology.  Most importantly, attendees will leave the session with insight into the skills required to be “Future Ready”—the ability to compete and collaborate within this new disruptive environment no matter their career of choice, and how those skills can be strengthened through Short Term Travel.
Workforce Readiness
Emerald 4

Scholarship Resume Workshop
You've got skills, but how do you make them marketable? Explore ways to put your skillset to work for you by creating a scholarship resume to strengthen scholarship entries and increase the competitiveness of your applications.
Transfer Readiness
Miami

Private vs. Public: Doing the Math
Myth: Private college tuition is substantially higher than public colleges and is unaffordable for most students. Truth: A student's net balance at private colleges is often very close to that at public colleges. Learn about some the resources available to students that can make a private college education affordable."
Transfer Readiness
Sun 2

First U-Hafta-FAFSA The FAFSA is...
Not what you think. Learn about what the FAFSA doesn't do and what information you really need to complete it.
Transfer Readiness
Sun 3

Let's Go to Business School: Tips for Transfer
Applying to and Enrolling in a college or university involves asking a lot of questions. We all know how it goes, you make a phone call only to be transferred from one person to another. Knowing which Higher Education departments do what, understanding the role of accreditation, being informed about what the business majors and programs are, being familiar with the true meaning of job titles, knowing processes and lingo, and an awareness of the resources available to students are the best tools for navigating the Higher Education lines of communication. In this session, we will discuss all this and more to prepare students for their exciting educational pursuits in Business and transfer with ease and efficiency.
Transfer Readiness
Destin

The Transfer Process: What You Need to Know
Included in this forum will be information and tips dealing with the initial steps to take, admission process, guided pathways (transfer credits), financial assistance (merit vs. need base aid), transfer websites and choosing a transfer school (difference between public-private and for-profit vs. non-profit).
Transfer Readiness
Palm Beach Room

Meeting the financial challenges of today and tomorrow: Balancing your competing goals.
Sponsored by Bank of America, this forum will help you with short and long term goals.  You’ll learn action steps for some of the most common financial goals: reducing debt, creating an emergency fund, education and retirement planning.
Soft Skills
Captiva

Overachiever and Stressed out?
This session will explore how pressure can motivate us to do our best and how to cope when stressful situations arise. Plus learn the differences between stress and anxiety, as well as tools for self-awareness to know when to ask for help.
Soft Skills
Gainesville

Master of My Own Happiness: Using Positive Psychology in Leadership
Learn about "Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness" and how you can incorporate various positive psychology strategies into your life. Participants will learn positive psychology strategies to strengthen one’s meaning and purpose.
Soft Skills
St. George #108

Soft Skills. The Total Package!
Why Are the Soft Skills Important? Industry desires a workforce that is able to effectively interact with others. These skills are very hard to teach, so employers want to know that job candidates already have the soft skills that will enable them to be successful in the workplace.
Soft Skills
Sanibel

How to Read the Honors in Action Rubric
Learn how to use the Honors in Action planning and judging rubric as you plan and reflect on your HiA project and as you write and edit your team’s HiA Hallmark Award entry.
Advisor Education
Sarasota

Engaging Your Chapter Using the LMS
Keep the chapter on task, get new members oriented, advertise accomplishments and activity to administrators, and communicate effectively using the college's learning management system (Blackboard, Canvas, D2L). Learn best practices and tips! See an example of successful chapter LMS site. Plan your LMS start or expansion!
Advisor Education
Tallahassee

Five Star Advisor Plan
This Ed Forum will introduce advisors to this new self-paced, online curriculum designed to support Phi Theta Kappa advisors. The presentation will highlight skills gained in the course and recognition efforts for advisors who complete. Advisors are encouraged to bring any questions about the Five Star Advisor Plan.
Advisor Education
Naples

Peer Advising- A Peer to Peer Mentoring Program
Do you wish to get advice from a student that has already gone down the path you are now walking? Would the advice of a peer help you in: class, scholarships, resume building, etc? Your local PTK Chapter is here to help navigate you through time saving processes and help pave the way through this mentoring program.
Advisor Education
Daytona 1

Educational Forums Round 2

Thursday, April 4, 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM

 

Best Practices for Membership Recruitment and Engagement – What Chapter Officers Can Do
Equip yourself with marketable and transferable skills needed to effectively convey the value of membership to prospective members. A variety of role-playing scenarios will be presented to put your recruitment skills to the test.
Leadership Development
St. George #104

Team Dynamics the Improv Way
Explore team dynamics through improv. This session will examine how we find our place in groups and teams in a hands-on environment using improv games and laughter.
Leadership Development
Sarasota

Leading Effective Teams
Learn about strengths-based strategies and powerful experiences that can help develop effective teams.
Leadership Development
Emerald 8

Introduction to Honors in Action
Learn the basics of developing a strong Honors in Action Project.
Leadership Development
Emerald 2

Honors in Action: Developing A Research Question
Has your chapter decided on a topic but doesn't know where to begin with the research portion of the Honors in Action project? This forum will teach you some basic strategies for developing a research question that will help you begin the research process.
Leadership Development
St. George #106

Confidence is Key: Interviewing for Success
The presentation will discuss the importance of conveying confidence through body language, speech, and dress. We will discuss the importance of the entrance, hand shake, and tone during the interview. Other topics will include the importance of knowing the company you are applying with and when to arrive.
Workforce Readiness
Daytona 2

Managing Your Digital Footprint
Every time you get online, you leave a little piece of your identity behind! This session explores how a digital footprint occurs and how to make sure it tells the world about the person you want them to see!
Workforce Readiness
Emerald 6

Future Ready: Enhancing Career Skills Through Short–Term Travel Sponsored by ISLP
This session will explore emerging global career fields in business, medicine, engineering, and emerging technology.  Most importantly, attendees will leave the session with insight into the skills required to be “Future Ready”—the ability to compete and collaborate within this new disruptive environment no matter their career of choice, and how those skills can be strengthened through Short Term Travel.
Workforce Readiness
Emerald 4

Improve Your Thinking by Understanding How You Think
When making judgments or decisions the human brain utilizes two systems. System one is quick and automatic and relies on heuristics and biases. System two is slower and analytical, but lazy. Understanding how we utilize these systems to make decisions can lead to better decision making.
Soft Skills
Miami

Team Building Crash Course: Keys for managing a successful team
This interactive workshop is ideal for students who are embarking on any team oriented or group project and want to set their team up for success. The workshop will feature exercises and identify best practices that student leaders can implement with their team to improve team communication, identify their team’s strengths and weaknesses, and maintain consistent communication throughout the project to achieve their goals. Students will leave with a clear idea of best practices to lead their team to achieve their goals.
Soft Skills
Gainesville

Master of My Own Happiness: Using Positive Psychology in Leadership
Learn about "Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness" and how you can incorporate various positive psychology strategies into your life. Participants will learn positive psychology strategies to strengthen one's meaning and purpose.
Soft Skills
St. George #108

Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
In this session, attendees will learn about the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, a highly selective scholarship for the nation's top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor's degrees at four-year colleges and universities. Come hear an overview of the program, including program benefits, application requirements, and information about submitting via the Common App for Transfer.
Transfer Readiness
Sun 3

Deciphering Articulation Agreements to Maximize Your Transfer Credits
Articulation agreements exist to ease the transfer student transition, but they are sometimes full of formal language that can be confusing and overwhelming. Learn the basics of articulation agreements including why transfer students should use them, where to find them, how to read them, and who to contact with questions.
Transfer Readiness
Sun 2

Scholarship Resume Workshop
You've got skills, but how do you make them marketable? Explore ways to put your skillset to work for you by creating a scholarship resume to strengthen scholarship entries and increase the competitiveness of your applications.
Transfer Readiness
Captiva

Let's Go to Business School: Tips for Transfer
Applying to and Enrolling in a college or university involves asking a lot of questions. We all know how it goes, you make a phone call only to be transferred from one person to another. Knowing which Higher Education departments do what, understanding the role of accreditation, being informed about what the business majors and programs are, being familiar with the true meaning of job titles, knowing processes and lingo, and an awareness of the resources available to students are the best tools for navigating the Higher Education lines of communication. In this session, we will discuss all this and more to prepare students for their exciting educational pursuits in Business and transfer with ease and efficiency.
Transfer Readiness
Destin

The Common App for transfer: One application, unlimited possibilities
Used by more than 650 universities, the Common App for transfer streamlines the transfer process. Learn how this innovative application system lowers barriers to transfer and enables applicants to connect with colleges and scholarship providers to share their unique story as they take the next step in their academic journey.
Transfer Readiness
Palm Beach Room

Transfer Pathways Made Easy
Advisors are the first place students engage with transfer options. Together let's explore how to use transfer pathways to most effectively inform students of options at four-year institutions.
Advisor Education
Sanibel

Engaging Your Chapter Using the LMS
Keep the chapter on task, get new members oriented, advertise accomplishments and activity to administrators, and communicate effectively using the college's learning management system (Blackboard, Canvas, D2L). Learn best practices and tips! See an example of successful chapter LMS site. Plan your LMS start or expansion!
Advisor Education
Tallahassee

Surviving the Shark Tank: Success through Networking and Fellowship
Presenters will highlight activities that they held to more fully engage neighboring chapters. These activities include networking and fellowship to raise the star status of chapters in their region.
Advisor Education
Sun 1

Faculty--Partners and Advocates for your Chapter
Faculty can be amazing supporters and partners with your Phi Theta Kappa chapter, but that is not always the case. Learn strategies and steps that you can do to build those important relationships.
Advisor Education
Naples

Educational Forums Round 3

Friday, April 5, 8:15 AM – 8:45 AM

 

Tools to get into the Nursing Program of your choice!
TEAS, HESI and other nursing entrance exams are easy to crack, if you have the right knowledge and tools! This talk will introduce you to those tools and also other strategies to prepare you to get into Nursing and allied healthcare!
Workforce Readiness Flagler

PTK Connect: Connecting All the Dots
Connect the dots between career planning and your education by utilizing this tool to maximize your potential. Plan for your career from day 1 at the two-year college, easily identify best-fit colleges and tap in to more than $37 million in scholarships. Join us to learn more about this exciting new tool!
Workforce Readiness
St. George #106

Ready, Set, Work! Beating The Competition for Your Dream Job
First you have to get the job, then you have to keep it. Learn how to set yourself apart from other candidates when applying for jobs and how to develop the workforce skills you’ll need to excel in it.
Workforce Readiness
Sun 1

Articulating Your Vision
Are you clearly communicating your vision to others? How can we paint a picture for others when our vision is complex? Learn strategies for getting chapter members, colleagues, and others on board with your plans.
Soft Skills
Emerald 8

Meeting the financial challenges of today and tomorrow: Balancing your competing goals.
Sponsored by Bank of America, this forum will help you with short and long term goals.  You’ll learn action steps for some of the most common financial goals: reducing debt, creating an emergency fund, education and retirement planning.  
Soft Skills
Sun 2

Judging Me/Judging You I: Credibility Through Effective Communication
It's human nature to judge one another, and we start the process of evaluating credibility from the very first impression. In this session, we'll look at the relationship between communication and credibility.
Soft Skills
Daytona 2

Credit: Everything You Need to Know
This presentation will introduce students to the basic concepts of credit. Students will learn about the pros and cons of using credit as well as what contributes to a credit score and a credit report. They will also receive tools to begin building good credit or improving bad credit.
Soft Skills
Emerald 6

How to Promote Yourself
YOUR story is different, making YOU unique. How do you identify what makes you original and use it to promote yourself for scholarships, resumes, cover letters, and college statements? Selling yourself can be difficult, uncomfortable, and scary, but can be done with the right strategies, tools, and a little practice.
Soft Skills
Emerald 4

Relearning Your ABC's- Attitude Builds Confidence
This forum will focus on how powerful having the right attitude, changing our focus, and understanding our perceptions can increase our confidence and lead to a positive self-esteem. This will be an inspirational / interactive presentation that will also help participants balance school, work, family, etc...
Soft Skills
Miami

Transfer Edge
This Ed Forum will break down Phi Theta Kappa’s new course on transfer success for members and advisors. Participants will learn how the course promotes transfer success through sections on financial aid, searching colleges, selecting the right university for you, securing admission, and succeeding once you transfer.
Transfer Readiness
Emerald 2

Polishing the Gemstones of Your College Life: Essays That Shine
Preparing for transfer? Thinking about those application and scholarship essays? You have done the hard work: courses, leadership, and service. You've balanced family, financial, and educational needs. Now you need just a bit of help polishing all those accomplishments to display them as the shining gemstones they are.
Transfer Readiness
Sun 3

Admissions Armada: Navigating the Transfer Admissions Waters
Are you wondering what it's like to sail through the waters of admissions and find safety in a port you can call home? Then this presentation is for you! Join a Transfer Admissions professional in demystifying each stage of the process, so you can dive in with confidence!
Transfer Readiness
Destin

Let's Go to Business School: Tips for Transfer
Applying to and Enrolling in a college or university involves asking a lot of questions. We all know how it goes, you make a phone call only to be transferred from one person to another. Knowing which Higher Education departments do what, understanding the role of accreditation, being informed about what the business majors and programs are, being familiar with the true meaning of job titles, knowing processes and lingo, and an awareness of the resources available to students are the best tools for navigating the Higher Education lines of communication. In this session, we will discuss all this and more to prepare students for their exciting educational pursuits in Business and transfer with ease and efficiency.
Transfer Readiness
Palm Beach Room

Transfer Pathways Made Easy
Advisors are the first place students engage with transfer options. Together let's explore how to use transfer pathways to most effectively inform students of options at four-year institutions.
Advisor Education
Captiva

Surviving the Shark Tank: Success through Networking and Fellowship
Presenters will highlight activities that they held to more fully engage neighboring chapters. These activities include networking and fellowship to raise the star status of chapters in their region.
Advisor Education
Gainesville

New Kids on the Block: Step by Step Advisor Engagement
New advisors share how they heightened PTK student engagement while learning on the "Advisor job". Learn how to plan a successful Honors Institute and gain tips on being an effective PTK advisor.
Advisor Education
St. George #108

Faculty--Partners and Advocates for your Chapter
Faculty can be amazing supporters and partners with your Phi Theta Kappa chapter, but that is not always the case. Learn strategies and steps that you can do to build those important relationships.
Advisor Education
Sanibel

Failing Epically: Celebrating Lessons Learned
This session will explore the necessity of celebrating failure through the use of improv games. Accepting failure through laughter and how to move beyond will be examined.
Leadership Development
Sarasota

Influencing Leadership through Membership Expansion with Dual Credit Students
Offering PTK membership to dual credit students enhances their college experience by increasing fellowship amongst general education students, volunteerism, service opportunities, as well as provide leadership experience. Leadership tools and techniques will be shared to better attract and retain dual credit students for membership.
Leadership Development
Tallahassee

Strategies for Developing Personal Vision and Matching Goals
Often people do not set longterm goals because they do not have a clear personal vision. This forum will provide a strategy for developing a personal vision and a formula for producing goals that match that vision.
Leadership Development
Naples

Leading Effective Teams
Learn about strengths-based strategies and powerful experiences that can help develop effective teams.
Leadership Development
Daytona 1

Honors in Action: Academic Research
Academic Research into Phi Theta Kappa’s Honors Study Topic is the cornerstone of Honors in Action projects. Learn what constitutes an academic source and how you can conduct robust Honors in Action research.
Leadership Development
St. George #104

Educational Forums Round 4

Friday, April 5, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

 

Respectful Interaction: What the Humanities Can Teach Us
The forum features the following primary themes: Curiosity provides an impetus for learning and for greater understanding of ourselves and others. Studying the Humanities invites curiosity, thus building a pathway to respectful interaction among people of different cultures, belief systems, and values. The Humanities teach us the beauty of curiosity and questioning as a means of entry into the unfamiliar.
Workforce Readiness
Flagler

PTK Connect: Connecting All the Dots
Connect the dots between career planning and your education by utilizing this tool to maximize your potential. Plan for your career from day 1 at the two-year college, easily identify best-fit colleges and tap in to more than $37 million in scholarships. Join us to learn more about this exciting new tool!
Workforce Readiness
St. George #106

Four "Must Have" Career Readiness Skills: What Employers Want From You
Explore the top four career readiness competencies that employers have identified as essential need. Discover ways to develop these skills and how to apply them when you transition into the workforce.
Workforce Readiness
Sun 1

Judging Me/Judging You II: The Impact of Non-verbal Communication
It's human nature to judge one another, and we start the process of evaluating credibility from the very first impression. In this session, we'll look at how our non-verbal communication impacts how others view our credibility.
Soft Skills
Daytona 2

Using Music to Set you Free!
We will explore music as therapy in clinical and real world applications. Learn how to use the principles of music therapy to enhance your own life and manage stress.
Soft Skills
St. George #104

Conflict Resolution 101: Building Cohesion Through Effective Communication
A workshop designed to assist advisors and members to train members on how to confront issues within the organization in a professional and direct way. Topics discussed will include differentiating between aggressive, combative, and passive conflict and how to implement effective communication skills and acceptance and coping strategies.
Soft Skills
Emerald 4

Thinking Critically about the Rocks Beneath our Feet: Florida Limestone
Critical thinking means applying that which you know to that which you don't know, to solve a problem. For example, Florida is made of limestone and suffers from sinkholes. Journey through 600 million years of Florida natural history from coastal Africa to the Gulf of Mexico to figure out why.
Soft Skills
Sun 2

Relearning Your ABC's- Attitude Builds Confidence
This forum will focus on how powerful having the right attitude, changing our focus, and understanding our perceptions can increase our confidence and lead to a positive self-esteem. This will be an inspirational / interactive presentation that will also help participants balance school, work, family, etc...
Soft Skills
Miami

Best Practices for Transferring to a 4-Year Institution
Hit the ground running with your transfer experience! Discover how to prepare to transfer to a four-year institution at each and every step of your transfer experience: Before you begin college, Getting ready to apply, Putting your best application forward - You're accepted! Now what?
Transfer Readiness
Emerald 8

Get an Edge
This Ed Forum will introduce members and advisors to Phi Theta Kappa’s self-paced courses designed to support student success. Participants will learn how Competitive Edge can build their soft skills, prepare them for the workforce, and make their resumes more competitive. Participants will also learn about Transfer Edge, including its sections on seeking funding, securing strong financial aid packages, and successfully transferring to university.
Transfer Readiness
Emerald 2

Cheat sheet for successful transfer
Transferring is a confusing and complex process for students. This presentation will explore all aspects necessary for a successful transfer. We will discuss tools and resources available and help students develop a transfer tool box to use in development of their comprehensive transfer plan.
Transfer Readiness
Sun 3

#Transferfriendly Reminders
Texas A&M University has #transferfriendly reminders will help change the way you look at finding the institution that's best for you or your students. These reminders are important to know about before submitting an application to any university.
Transfer Readiness
Destin

Follow Your Bliss: The Marshall Award!
This presentation will highlight the journeys of two PTK advisors who won the Marshall Award, and it will show participants how they can do the same!
Advisor Education
Palm Beach Room

The Common App for transfer: One application, unlimited possibilities
Used by more than 650 colleges and universities, the Common App for transfer streamlines the transfer process. In this session, learn how this innovative college application system lowers barriers to transfer and enables applicants to share their unique story as they take the next step in their academic journey.
Advisor Education
Captiva

Engaging Students with Personal Finance
Financial literacy has become a key part of student success for many colleges, but without a plan, schools may waste time and resources on ineffective initiatives. This session will cover a framework for staff that introduces personal finance to their students and builds financial capability on their campuses.
Advisor Education
Emerald 6

Peer Advising- A Peer to Peer Mentoring Program
Do you wish to get advice from a student that has already gone down the path you are now walking? Would the advice of a peer help you in: class, scholarships, resume' building, etc? Your local PTK Chapter is here to help navigate you through time saving processes and help pave the way through this mentoring program.
Advisor Education
St. George #108

One Chapter, Multiple Campuses
While it can be difficult to coordinate scheduling across multiple campuses, there is power numbers! Join us for a discussion on how to successfully communicate, coordinate meetings, and function as a multi-campus chapter.
Advisor Education
Gainesville

I'm Only Human!
It is human nature to have an opinion. How often has your first impression affected how you perceive others. Explore how those assumption affect your leadership style.
Leadership Development
Sarasota

Honors in Action: Hear Everyone's Voice
Ready to kick off your chapter's Honors in Action Project, but not sure how to make every member of the team feel like they have a voice? In this Educational Forum, you'll learn (and practice) a brainstorming method that values every participant's ideas.
Leadership Development
Tallahassee

10 Keys to Successful Leadership
The 10 keys presented apply to all levels of leadership, from chapter member to CEO. This session analyzes who you are as a leader now and guides the leader you want to become. Each participant will take away a hands on experience and a meaningful self evaluation.
Leadership Development
Naples

Faculty Recognition Awards: Cause They're Kind of a Big Deal
The Golden Apple and Big Deal ceremonies give members the opportunity to recognize faculty who have made a difference in their educational and life journeys. It also gives the chapter an opportunity to show off Phi Theta Kappa and the successes of its members to faculty. Learn how to start one on your campus.
Leadership Development
Daytona 1

Each One, Tell One: Membership Recruitment
Does your chapter struggle with increasing membership recruitment? This forum will give you ideas for reaching out and gaining more new members each semester.
Leadership Development
Sanibel

Educational Forums Round 5

Friday, April 5, 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Tools to get into the Nursing Program of your choice!
TEAS, HESI and other nursing entrance exams are easy to crack, if you have the right knowledge and tools! This talk will introduce you to those tools and also other strategies to prepare you to get into Nursing and allied healthcare!
Workforce Readiness
Daytona 1

Building your Professional Portfolio
Part 1 - Career Planning and Resume Building (Current trends, How much is too much vs. Not enough) and Organizational Culture (Research, Industry Analysis, Company and Employer Research)
Workforce Readiness
St. George #106

Backstage Pass to Live Event Production
(Limited to 25 participants - First come, first served) Join our production team for a behind-the-scenes look at how we prepare a General Session experience. Lighting design, video elements, audio cues, stage blocking...take a peak “behind the curtain” into the technical, creative, and theatrical avenues available in this every-changing industry. (Space Limited to 25 people – first come, first served.)
Workforce Readiness
Osceola Ballroom

Sell Yourself Smarter: Practical Tips for Applying to Jobs
Looking for a job or internship this summer? This presentation will debunk common myths around the job application process and provide actionable tips for putting your best foot forward in job applications. Our goal is that in 30 minutes you will walk away with easy to implement improvements to your resume and cover letter that enable you to land the interview.
Workforce Readiness
Daytona 2

Ready, Set, Work! Beating The Competition for Your Dream Job
First you have to get the job, then you have to keep it. Learn how to set yourself apart from other candidates when applying for jobs and how to develop the workforce skills you’ll need to excel in it.
Workforce Readiness
St. George #104

Making Dollars & Sense of PTK's Scholarships
Learn tricks of the trade to position yourself for scholarship success. Get the inside scoop on how to strengthen your PTK scholarship apps and increase the competitiveness of your entries.
Transfer Readiness
Miami

Selective College Admissions
Dreaming of going to an Ivy League or a highly selective college but are intimidated by the process? Get tips from our panel of admissions experts, including a Phi Theta Kappa member who transferred to a highly selective college.
Transfer Readiness
Sun 2

First U-Hafta-FAFSA The FAFSA is...
Not what you think. Learn about what the FAFSA doesn't do and what information you really need to complete it.
Transfer Readiness
Sun 1

Transferring to an online program
Online programs are becoming more and more popular, affordable and convenient to many lifestyles. This session will address the many questions that the FAQ's don't seem to answer, from application waivers to off campus activities.
Transfer Readiness
Emerald 8

Undergraduate Research in STEM = washing glssware?
Is undergraduate research in STEM really mean washing glassware for grad students? What can a research credit do for you? Why should I spend time in a research lab instead of working some place else earning better money? How to find research funding as a second year undergraduate student? This session will focus mainly on STEM research internships and fill cover topics such as how to write an effective personal statement, how to ask for a letter of recommendation, etc.
Transfer Readiness
Emerald 2

Sharpening Soft Skills
Need to polish those interpersonal skills? Not sure what interpersonal skills even are? This interactive educational forum that includes Five Star Competitive Edge is for you! We will identify soft skills that polish professional etiquette, help you build a resume, demonstrate proper job interviewing skills, illustrate proper business attire, and identify common body language to decode the messages we are communicating.  Sharpening Soft Skills is a collection of information students researched, planned, prepared, and rehearsed as a continuation of one of Phi Upsilon's past College Projects and in conjunction with the Five Star Competitive Edge program.
Soft Skills
Captiva

Hey You! Wanna Fight? Conflict Styles and the Workplace
How do you deal with conflict? Do you avoid it? Do you try to compromise? Do you work to collaborate? Conflict management is essential to educational and workplace success--and it all starts with knowing how you fight best.
Soft Skills
Destin

Managing Conflict: Practical Strategies
Conflict is never comfortable, but learning to deal with it head on rather than avoiding it is the hallmark of good leadership and of contributing to the team. In this session, we will examine some practical strategies for dealing with conflict between team members and more.
Soft Skills
Palm Beach Room

Post Career Planning: Incentives to Prepare for Retirement as a Major Life Transformation
Starting with writing their answers on index cards they will keep(and expand on their own)to short, quick questions pertaining to their current and prior thinking as to their post-career life stage Participants will be encouraged to self-assess, reflect, journal, all part of the inevitable life stage we commonly know as 'retirement'
Soft Skills
Sun 3

Credit: Everything You Need to Know
This presentation will introduce students to the basic concepts of credit. Students will learn about the pros and cons of using credit as well as what contributes to a credit score and a credit report. They will also receive tools to begin building good credit or improving bad credit.
Soft Skills
Emerald 6

Is Somebody Watching You or Is My Private Data Really Public?
Is your data really private or are you and your chapter at risk of violating the law and/or exposing your members information to the public. This seminar will give you the tools to follow the law and protect your data.
Advisor Education
St. George #108

Five Star Advisor Plan
This Ed Forum will introduce advisors to this new self-paced, online curriculum designed to support Phi Theta Kappa advisors. The presentation will highlight skills gained in the course and recognition efforts for advisors who complete. Advisors are encouraged to bring any questions about the Five Star Advisor Plan.
Advisor Education
Gainesville

New Kids on the Block: Step by Step Advisor Engagement
New advisors share how they heightened PTK student engagement while learning on the "Advisor job". Learn how to plan a successful Honors Institute and gain tips on being an effective PTK advisor.
Advisor Education
Emerald 4

PTK Leaders Who Dare to Take Risks
What happens when PTK leaders take risks? Come and find out. This forum will feature personal stories of risk-taking and document what types of innovative transformations can occur, when one dares to take new risks and try something new.
Leadership Development
Tallahassee

Leading Effective Teams
Learn about strengths-based strategies and powerful experiences that can help develop effective teams.
Leadership Development
Naples

Honors in Action: Action!
What is the connection between Honors in Action research and action? Learn how to develop the action piece of your HiA project from your team’s academic research.
Leadership Development
Sarasota

College Project: Becoming Your College's Best Ally
Build a supportive relationship with your college administration by collaborating on a joint project.
Leadership Development
Sanibel

Educational Forums Round 6

Friday, April 5, 5:15 PM – 5:45 PM

 

Email Etiquette
Discussion on Professionalism and language in electronic communications and social media platforms.
Workforce Readiness
Daytona 1

Keeping Up! Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviewing Tips
Did you know that "Objective" statements are now considered outdated on resumes? Do you tailor every cover letter to exhibit knowledge of the potential employer? Have you ever answered, "No" when you're asked if you have any questions at the end of a job interview? This session will explore strategies for job-searching and how to keep up with the latest trends.
Workforce Readiness
Palm Beach Room

Backstage Pass to Live Event Production
(Limited to 25 participants - First come, first served) Join our production team for a behind-the-scenes look at how we prepare a General Session experience. Lighting design, video elements, audio cues, stage blocking...take a peak “behind the curtain” into the technical, creative, and theatrical avenues available in this every-changing industry. (Space Limited to 25 people – first come, first served.)
Workforce Readiness
Osceola Ballroom

Four "Must Have" Career Readiness Skills: What Employers Want From You
Explore the top four career readiness competencies that employers have identified as essential need. Discover ways to develop these skills and how to apply them when you transition into the workforce.
Workforce Readiness
St. George #104

More POWER to You
To spark ideas about the ethical correlation between power and leadership. To challenge participates to reach consensus about leadership statements. Ethical leaders have power and how they use it should be determined by the people that put them in power and their own sense of ethical behavior.
Soft Skills
St. George #106

The Art of Engaging Conversations
Conversation skills are easy ways to build connections with others. Research demonstrates that small talk aids us in staying sharp, focused, and present. In the professional world of school and work, these conversation skills are a must. Tips to improve and practice these skills will be covered.
Soft Skills
Emerald 4

Hit the Showers: A Slacker's Guide to Beating Writer's Block
It's not writer's block that's stopping you, it's bad "programming". Learn which writing rules to throw out the window, then sing, bake, shower, and "procrasticlean" your way to easier writing in every writing situation.
Soft Skills
Captiva

Improve Your Thinking by Understanding How You Think
When making judgments or decisions the human brain utilizes two systems. System one is quick and automatic and relies on heuristics and biases. System two is slower and analytical, but lazy. Understanding how we utilize these systems to make decisions can lead to better decision making.
Soft Skills
Naples

Post Career Planning: Incentives to Prepare for Retirement as a Major Life Transformation
Starting with writing their answers on index cards they will keep (and expand on their own) to short, quick questions pertaining to their current and prior thinking as to their post-career life stage Participants will be encouraged to self-assess, reflect, journal, all part of the inevitable life stage we commonly know as 'retirement'.
Soft Skills
Sun 3

Get an Edge
This Ed Forum will introduce members and advisors to Phi Theta Kappa’s self-paced courses designed to support student success. Participants will learn how Competitive Edge can build their soft skills, prepare them for the workforce, and make their resumes more competitive. Participants will also learn about Transfer Edge, including its sections on seeking funding, securing strong financial aid packages, and successfully transferring to university.
Transfer Readiness
Gainesville

First U-Hafta-FAFSA The FAFSA is...
Not what you think. Learn about what the FAFSA doesn't do and what information you really need to complete it.
Transfer Readiness
Sun 1

From Nothing to Something (Awesome)
Want to win scholarships or job opportunities, but struggle with bragging on yourself? If so, this session is calling your name. Explore ways to move beyond the struggle to build your confidence and self-esteem to position yourself for success.
Transfer Readiness
Miami

Selective College Admissions
Dreaming of going to an Ivy League or a highly selective college but are intimidated by the process? Get tips from our panel of admissions experts, including a Phi Theta Kappa member who transferred to a highly selective college.
Transfer Readiness
Sun 2

Best Practices for Transferring to a 4-Year Institution
Hit the ground running with your transfer experience! Discover how to prepare to transfer to a four-year institution at each and every step of your transfer experience: Before you begin college, Getting ready to apply, Putting your best application forward - You're accepted! Now what?
Transfer Readiness
Emerald 8

Surviving the Shark Tank: Success through Networking and Fellowship
Presenters will highlight activities that they held to more fully engage neighboring chapters. These activities include networking and fellowship to raise the star status of chapters in their region.
Advisor Education
Emerald 2

Engaging Students with Personal Finance
Financial literacy has become a key part of student success for many colleges, but without a plan, schools may waste time and resources on ineffective initiatives. This session will cover a framework for staff that introduces personal finance to their students and builds financial capability on their campuses.
Advisor Education
Emerald 6

Is Somebody Watching You or Is My Private Data Really Public?
Is your data really private or are you and your chapter at risk of violating the law and/or exposing your members information to the public. This seminar will give you the tools to follow the law and protect your data.
Advisor Education
St. George #108

One Chapter, Multiple Campuses
While it can be difficult to coordinate scheduling across multiple campuses, there is power numbers! Join us for a discussion on how to successfully communicate, coordinate meetings, and function as a multi-campus chapter.
Advisor Education
Destin

From Information Overload to Information Literacy
Research strategies are important for both college coursework and Honors-in-Action projects. In this workshop, we will explore information literacy and how choosing the avenues for research can make all the difference in successful papers and projects.
Leadership Development
Daytona 2

PTK Leaders Who Dare to Take Risks
What happens when PTK leaders take risks? Come and find out. This forum will feature personal stories of risk-taking and document what types of innovative transformations can occur, when one dares to take new risks and try something new.
Leadership Development
Tallahassee

Nudging your way to a Hallmark Award
Learn to use behavioral economics (BE) principles to better engage your college and chapter. Apply behavior economic principles laid out in bestselling books like, Nudge, Misbehaving and Predictably Irrational. Show how BE might be used to raise rates of acceptance and or participation in PTK
Leadership Development
Sarasota

Can you communicate as a leader?
Communication, a top 5 skill that employers seek and yet most people either fear or don't understand its complexity. This presentation will explore communication with an effective leadership focus. Through discussion and activities, we will explore the depths of communication and how to improve the effectiveness of our communication skills.
Leadership Development
Sanibel

Educational Forums Round 7

Saturday, April 6, 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

 

Making Dollars & Sense of PTK's Scholarships
Learn tricks of the trade to position yourself for scholarship success. Get the inside scoop on how to strengthen your PTK scholarship apps and increase the competitiveness of your entries.
Transfer Readiness
Miami

$37 Million in Scholarships. Want Some?
Over 800 four-year colleges are partnered with PTK to offer $37 million in transfer scholarships exclusively for our members. Learn what our partners are looking for, information you need to know before transferring and best position yourself to earn a PTK Transfer Scholarship.
Transfer Readiness
Tallahassee

Transferring to the Ivy League
I would like to tell my story, explaining my path to success. First, I will do a presentation and hand out a sample of my essays. Then, I will open the floor up for questions and discussion.
Transfer Readiness
Destin

KEF Transfer Initiative: How to Apply, Transfer to, and Get the Best Financial Aid Packages from Top Four-Year Universities
Selective schools around the US are looking for students like you. Yet sometimes their transfer admissions and financial aid processes can be difficult to navigate. Utilizing the Kaplan Educational Foundation’s new comprehensive guide to college transfer, we’ll explore how to select and apply to the top schools that can best support you and your goals as a transfer student. We'll discuss your timeline for transfer, how to save the most money in the application process, and how to get the best financial aid packages.
Transfer Readiness
Sarasota

Undergraduate Research in STEM = washing glssware?
Is undergraduate research in STEM really mean washing glassware for grad students? What can a research credit do for you? Why should I spend time in a research lab instead of working some place else earning better money? How to find research funding as a second year undergraduate student? This session will focus mainly on STEM research internships and fill cover topics such as how to write an effective personal statement, how to ask for a letter of recommendation, etc.
Transfer Readiness
Sanibel

The Transfer Process: What You Need to Know
Included in this forum will be information and tips dealing with the initial steps to take, admission process, guided pathways (transfer credits), financial assistance (merit vs. need base aid), transfer websites and choosing a transfer school (difference between public-private and for-profit vs. non-profit).
Transfer Readiness
Emerald 4

Polishing the Gemstones of Your College Life: Essays That Shine
Preparing for transfer? Thinking about those application and scholarship essays? You have done the hard work: courses, leadership, and service. You've balanced family, financial, and educational needs. Now you need just a bit of help polishing all those accomplishments to display them as the shining gemstones they are.
Transfer Readiness
St. George #108

Managing Conflict: Practical Strategies
Conflict is never comfortable, but learning to deal with it head on rather than avoiding it is the hallmark of good leadership and of contributing to the team. In this session, we will examine some practical strategies for dealing with conflict between team members and more.
Soft Skills
Naples

Come On Guys...How Old Are We?
We will learn how to navigate a changing world and workplace. We will summarize how current legislation should be considered when resolving workplace conflict. Topics also covered will include: how to effectively manage the "unmanageable," how to act as a mediator, and when to involve higher.
Soft Skills
Sun 3

Overachiever and Stressed out?
This session will explore how pressure can motivate us to do our best and how to cope when stressful situations arise. Plus learn the differences between stress and anxiety, as well as tools for self-awareness to know when to ask for help.
Soft Skills
Gainesville

Email Etiquette
Discussion on Professionalism and language in electronic communications and social media platforms.
Workforce Readiness
Sun 1

Decoding Your Job Offer
This presentation will prepare students to read and comprehend a job offer. Offers of employment oftentimes include details about salary and benefits, which students may not have had to make decisions about before. They will be provided with the tools needed to make smart job offer decisions.
Workforce Readiness
St. George #104

Practical Tips for Applying to Jobs
Looking for a job or internship this summer? This presentation will debunk common myths around the job application process and provide actionable tips for putting your best foot forward in job applications. Our goal is that in 30 minutes you will walk away with easy to implement improvements to your resume and cover letter that enable you to land the interview.
Workforce Readiness
Emerald 8

PTK Connect: Connecting All the Dots
Connect the dots between career planning and your education by utilizing this tool to maximize your potential. Plan for your career from day 1 at the two-year college, easily identify best-fit colleges and tap in to more than $37 million in scholarships. Join us to learn more about this exciting new tool!
Workforce Readiness
Sun 2

Participating in Your Chapter's HIA Project Can Lead to Success in Your Four-Year Degree.
This presentation will explore the similarities between an HIA project and a senior thesis project for a four-year degree. By assisting on an HIA project PTK members can learn the steps necessary to complete a senior thesis project.
Leadership Development
Emerald 2

Manage your Project - Don't let it manage you!
This forum would be about implementing proven successful project management skills in the College Project and the Honors in Action Project. Student Leaders will learn skills to develop the vision of the project, using team members, managing resources, and ensuring a successful project. Leaders will understand how to initiate, execute and complete a quality project.
Leadership Development
Emerald 6

Time Management
Let us show you how to maximize your day and week with two interactive planning activities.
Leadership Development
Captiva

Educational Forums Round 8

Saturday, April 6, 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

 

From Nothing to Something (Awesome)
Want to win scholarships or job opportunities, but struggle with bragging on yourself? If so, this session is calling your name. Explore ways to move beyond the struggle to build your confidence and self-esteem to position yourself for success.
Transfer Readiness
Miami

Making Dollars & Sense of PTK's Scholarships
Learn tricks of the trade to position yourself for scholarship success. Get the inside scoop on how to strengthen your PTK scholarship apps and increase the competitiveness of your entries.
Transfer Readiness
Tallahassee

KEF Transfer Initiative: Your Timeline for College
As you think about transfer, it helps to identify concrete steps to take at each stage of your educational career. Here are our recommendations for what you should focus on every step of the way. While it’s never too late to start, getting ahead of the game will make your life much easier! Whether you are in high school, completing your GED, or ready to transfer from your current college, this will help you build a strong transcript, student profile, and understanding of how college and admissions work.
Transfer Readiness
Sarasota

The Common App for transfer: One application, unlimited possibilities
Used by more than 650 universities, the Common App for transfer streamlines the transfer process. Learn how this innovative application system lowers barriers to transfer and enables applicants to connect with colleges and scholarship providers to share their unique story as they take the next step in their academic journey.
Transfer Readiness
Emerald 8

First U-Hafta-FAFSA The FAFSA is...
Not what you think. Learn about what the FAFSA doesn't do and what information you really need to complete it.
Transfer Readiness
Sanibel

Transferring to an online program
Online programs are becoming more and more popular, affordable and convenient to many lifestyles. This session will address the many questions that the FAQ's don't seem to answer, from application waivers to off campus activities.
Transfer Readiness
Emerald 4

Money Myths & Facts
As a student, it can be difficult to determine what you should & shouldn't be doing to maintain your personal financial health when there is such a surplus of information. This presentation will help students to evaluate financial information they receive and disprove common false assumptions about financial best practices.
Soft Skills
St. George #104

How to Promote Yourself
YOUR story is different, making YOU unique. How do you identify what makes you original and use it to promote yourself for scholarships, resumes, cover letters, and college statements? Selling yourself can be difficult, uncomfortable, and scary, but can be done with the right strategies, tools, and a little practice.
Soft Skills
St. George #108

Overachiever and Stressed out?
This session will explore how pressure can motivate us to do our best and how to cope when stressful situations arise. Plus learn the differences between stress and anxiety, as well as tools for self-awareness to know when to ask for help.
Soft Skills
Gainesville

Building your Professional Portfolio
Part 2 Professional Attire, Interview Do’s and Don’t’s, and Discussion of mannerisms, body language, and adaptable etiquette for every professional setting.
Workforce Readiness
Destin

Confidence is Key: Interviewing for Success
The presentation will discuss the importance of conveying confidence through body language, speech, and dress. We will discuss the importance of the entrance, hand shake, and tone during the interview. Other topics will include the importance of knowing the company you are applying with and when to arrive.
Workforce Readiness
Sun 3

PTK Connect: Connecting All the Dots
Connect the dots between career planning and your education by utilizing this tool to maximize your potential. Plan for your career from day 1 at the two-year college, easily identify best-fit colleges and tap in to more than $37 million in scholarships. Join us to learn more about this exciting new tool!
Workforce Readiness
Sun 2

Keeping Up! Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviewing Tips
Did you know that "Objective" statements are now considered outdated on resumes? Do you tailor every cover letter to exhibit knowledge of the potential employer? Have you ever answered, "No" when you're asked if you have any questions at the end of a job interview? This session will explore strategies for job-searching and how to keep up with the latest trends.
Workforce Readiness
Naples

Participating in Your Chapter's HIA Project Can Lead to Success in Your Four-Year Degree.
This presentation will explore the similarities between an HIA project and a senior thesis project for a four-year degree. By assisting on an HIA project PTK members can learn the steps necessary to complete a senior thesis project.
Leadership Development
Emerald 2

Manage your Project - Don't let it manage you!
This forum would be about implementing proven successful project management skills in the College Project and the Honors in Action Project. Student Leaders will learn skills to develop the vision of the project, using team members, managing resources, and ensuring a successful project. Leaders will understand how to initiate, execute and complete a quality project.
Leadership Development
Emerald 6

Time Management
Let us show you how to maximize your day and week with two interactive planning activities.
Leadership Development
Captiva

Educational Forums Round 9

Saturday, April 6, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

 

Who am I in Grandma's Attic?
Using improv games, this session will examine how we find our place in teams. Tools for understanding the importance of everyone in the success of a group will be explored and we will find hidden treasures in Grandma's Attic.
Leadership Development
St. George #104

Better Brainstorming Through Improv
Students often get stuck in the initial stages of a group in that most painful of processes - brainstorming. We will introduce techniques from improv that encourage high energy, creative project brainstorming and imaginative elaboration. Come and learn in this exciting, highly interactive session!
Leadership Development
St. George #106

From the Club to the Classroom
Why is what we do so Important? How do we connect our classwork to Phi Theta Kappa? And how do we make other care? All these questions (and more) will be answered!
Leadership Development
Sun 1

Grow your Impact from 10 to 100,000
Have a solid idea for how to engage people in civic impact, but not sure how to reach beyond your personal networks? Through a series of interactive exercises, this workshop will teach you how to scale your impact-- without the burnout of constant promotion. We’ll discuss how to build surprising and creative partnerships, to empower others to lead by making the issue their own, and how to create engagement opportunities that leverage people’s existing interests and talents, all while staying organized and on time.
Leadership Development
Emerald 8

Honors in Action: Impact
Learn how to document and communicate the quantitative and qualitative impact of your Honors in Action project.
Leadership Development
Sun 2

The Art of Engaging Conversations
Conversation skills are easy ways to build connections with others. Research demonstrates that small talk aids us in staying sharp, focused, and present. In the professional world of school and work, these conversation skills are a must. Tips to improve and practice these skills will be covered.
Soft Skills
Daytona 2

How to Promote Yourself
YOUR story is different, making YOU unique. How do you identify what makes you original and use it to promote yourself for scholarships, resumes, cover letters, and college statements? Selling yourself can be difficult, uncomfortable, and scary, but can be done with the right strategies, tools, and a little practice.
Soft Skills
Emerald 6

Health At Every Size
Tired of Diet Culture? Want to learn a different way to approach living a healthy lifestyle? This forum will teach you the basic tenets of the Health at Every Size approach, including tips on how to eat intuitively. Throw away your scale and start focusing on what your body needs!
Soft Skills
Emerald 4

Relearning Your ABC's- Attitude Builds Confidence
This forum will focus on how powerful having the right attitude, changing our focus, and understanding our perceptions can increase our confidence and lead to a positive self-esteem. This will be an inspirational / interactive presentation that will also help participants balance school, work, family, etc...
Soft Skills
Miami

Ready, Set, Work! Beating The Competition for Your Dream Job
First you have to get the job, then you have to keep it. Learn how to set yourself apart from other candidates when applying for jobs and how to develop the workforce skills you’ll need to excel in it.
Workforce Readiness
Emerald 2

Decoding Your Job Offer
This presentation will prepare students to read and comprehend a job offer. Offers of employment oftentimes include details about salary and benefits, which students may not have had to make decisions about before. They will be provided with the tools needed to make smart job offer decisions.
Workforce Readiness
Sun 3

Confidence is Key: Interviewing for Success
The presentation will discuss the importance of conveying confidence through body language, speech, and dress. We will discuss the importance of the entrance, hand shake, and tone during the interview. Other topics will include the importance of knowing the company you are applying with and when to arrive.
Workforce Readiness
Destin

Get Transfer Ready!
Planning to transfer to a four-year college or university? Come learn how to select your best-fit transfer institution, get a suggested transfer timeline, and learn tips to make your transition smooth.
Transfer Readiness
Palm Beach Room

$37 Million in Scholarships. Want Some?
Over 800 four-year colleges are partnered with PTK to offer $37 million in transfer scholarships exclusively for our members. Learn what our partners are looking for, information you need to know before transferring and best position yourself to earn a PTK Transfer Scholarship.
Transfer Readiness
Captiva

Best Practices for Transferring to a 4-Year Institution
Hit the ground running with your transfer experience! Discover how to prepare to transfer to a four-year institution at each and every step of your transfer experience: Before you begin college, Getting ready to apply, Putting your best application forward - You're accepted! Now what?
Transfer Readiness
Gainesville

Let's Go to Business School: Tips for Transfer
Applying to and Enrolling in a college or university involves asking a lot of questions. We all know how it goes, you make a phone call only to be transferred from one person to another. Knowing which Higher Education departments do what, understanding the role of accreditation, being informed about what the business majors and programs are, being familiar with the true meaning of job titles, knowing processes and lingo, and an awareness of the resources available to students are the best tools for navigating the Higher Education lines of communication. In this session, we will discuss all this and more to prepare students for their exciting educational pursuits in Business and transfer with ease and efficiency.
Transfer Readiness
St. George #108

PTK from A to Z for Advisors
How to navigate the PTK website for Advisors and guide your chapter to success. Learn the lingo of PTK and increase your comprehension of concepts including online membership acceptance, REACH Rewards, Society hallmarks, and chapter bylaws. Find out how service as a chapter advisor affords tangible benefits including recognition, leadership opportunities, and professional advancement for you as well. This session is ideal for advisors with 0-3 years of experience.
Advisor Education
Sanibel

KEF Transfer Initiative: How to Help Your Students Apply, Transfer to, and Get the Best Financial Aid Packages from Top Four-Year Schools
Selective schools around the US are looking for students like yours. Yet sometimes their transfer admissions and financial aid processes can be difficult to navigate. Utilizing the Kaplan Educational Foundation’s new comprehensive guide to college transfer, we’ll explore how to select and apply to the top schools that can best support your students’ goals as a transfer student. We'll discuss your timeline for transfer, how to save the most money in the application process, and how to get the best financial aid packages.
Advisor Education
Sarasota

How to Motivate your Members
Interactive forum where you’ll learn techniques and strategies to encourage active membership at orientations, meetings, and chapter activities.
Advisor Education
Tallahassee

Best Practices for Identifying and Inviting Prospective Members on Your Campus – For Advisors
Chapter advisors are the critical link between college campuses and our organization. The act of uploading eligible students and sending invitations creates access for students to experience the life-changing benefits of membership in Phi Theta Kappa. Advisors interested in sharing best practices for identifying and inviting prospective members on your campus are encouraged to attend.
Advisor Education
Naples

Study Abroad: Win Opportunities for Students and Internationalize Your Campus
Advisors are critical in helping their students identify and win the competitive awards that make study abroad accessible to everyone. We provide strategies to encourage students to study abroad and outline how community college students can make themselves stand out in the application process for competitive funding opportunities.
Advisor Education
Daytona 1

Educational Forums Round 10

Saturday, April 6, 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

 

Can our chapter complete an award winning Honors Project entry - YES we can!
Writing up Hallmark Awards can be a daunting if not overwhelming task. Come and see how one of our award winning chapters approaches this assignment with vigor and satisfaction to complete an award winning College Project entry.
Leadership Development
St. George #104

Nudging your way to a Hallmark Award
Learn to use behavioral economics (BE) principles to better engage your college and chapter. Apply behavior economic principles laid out in bestselling books like, Nudge, Misbehaving and Predictably Irrational. Show how BE might be used to raise rates of acceptance and or participation in PTK
Leadership Development
St. George #106

College Project: Becoming Your College's Best Ally
Build a supportive relationship with your college administration by collaborating on a joint project.
Leadership Development
Sun 1

Strategies for Developing Personal Vision and Matching Goals
Often people do not set longterm goals because they do not have a clear personal vision. This forum will provide a strategy for developing a personal vision and a formula for producing goals that match that vision.
Leadership Development
Emerald 8

To Play or Not to Play, That is the Question: Ice Breakers and Teambuilders--Waste of Time or Essential?
Meeting time is limited and there is much work to get done. Does it make sense to take time to "play games" at the meeting, as some call team builders? The answer is an unequivocal "YES," and this workshop will show you why.
Leadership Development
Sun 2

Hey You! Wanna Fight? Conflict Styles and the Workplace
How do you deal with conflict? Do you avoid it? Do you try to compromise? Do you work to collaborate? Conflict management is essential to educational and workplace success--and it all starts with knowing how you fight best.
Soft Skills
Emerald 4

The Art of Engaging Conversations
Conversation skills are easy ways to build connections with others. Research demonstrates that small talk aids us in staying sharp, focused, and present. In the professional world of school and work, these conversation skills are a must. Tips to improve and practice these skills will be covered.
Soft Skills
Daytona 2

Money Myths & Facts
As a student, it can be difficult to determine what you should & shouldn't be doing to maintain your personal financial health when there is such a surplus of information. This presentation will help students to evaluate financial information they receive and disprove common false assumptions about financial best practices.
Soft Skills
Sun 3

Managing Your Digital Footprint
Every time you get online, you leave a little piece of your identity behind! This session explores how a digital footprint occurs and how to make sure it tells the world about the person you want them to see!
Workforce Readiness
Miami

PTK Connect: Connecting All the Dots
Connect the dots between career planning and your education by utilizing this tool to maximize your potential. Plan for your career from day 1 at the two-year college, easily identify best-fit colleges and tap in to more than $37 million in scholarships. Join us to learn more about this exciting new tool!
Workforce Readiness
Emerald 2

Keeping Up! Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviewing Tips
Did you know that "Objective" statements are now considered outdated on resumes? Do you tailor every cover letter to exhibit knowledge of the potential employer? Have you ever answered, "No" when you're asked if you have any questions at the end of a job interview? This session will explore strategies for job-searching and how to keep up with the latest trends.
Workforce Readiness
Destin

Best Practices for Identifying and Inviting Prospective Members on Your Campus – For Advisors
Chapter advisors are the critical link between college campuses and our organization. The act of uploading eligible students and sending invitations creates access for students to experience the life-changing benefits of membership in Phi Theta Kappa. Advisors interested in sharing best practices for identifying and inviting prospective members on your campus are encouraged to attend.
Advisor Education
Naples

PTK from A to Z for Advisors
How to navigate the PTK website for Advisors and guide your chapter to success. Learn the lingo of PTK and increase your comprehension of concepts including online membership acceptance, REACH Rewards, Society hallmarks, and chapter bylaws. Find out how service as a chapter advisor affords tangible benefits including recognition, leadership opportunities, and professional advancement for you as well. This session is ideal for advisors with 0-3 years of experience.
Advisor Education
Sanibel

KEF Transfer Initiative: How to Reduce the Fees of Applying for Transfer
Many students get discouraged when they see the fees involved in applying for transfer. Don’t worry! Here are some tips we’ve collected over the years to make sure your students save the most money and get into their dream schools. To reduce the cost of applying for transfer, your students will need to work with all the institutions involved in the processing and issuing of documents, and we’ll discuss exactly how to do that.
Advisor Education
Sarasota

Study Abroad: Win Opportunities for Students and Internationalize Your Campus
Advisors are critical in helping their students identify and win the competitive awards that make study abroad accessible to everyone. We provide strategies to encourage students to study abroad and outline how community college students can make themselves stand out in the application process for competitive funding opportunities.
Advisor Education
Daytona 1

How to Motivate your Members
Interactive forum where you’ll learn techniques and strategies to encourage active membership at orientations, meetings, and chapter activities.
Advisor Education
Tallahassee

Admissions Armada: Navigating the Transfer Admissions Waters
Are you wondering what it's like to sail through the waters of admissions and find safety in a port you can call home? Then this presentation is for you! Join a Transfer Admissions professional in demystifying each stage of the process, so you can dive in with confidence!
Transfer Readiness
Captiva

#Transferfriendly Reminders
Texas A&M University has #transferfriendly reminders will help change the way you look at finding the institution that's best for you or your students. These reminders are important to know about before submitting an application to any university.
Transfer Readiness
St. George #108

Best Practices for Transferring to a 4-Year Institution
Hit the ground running with your transfer experience! Discover how to prepare to transfer to a four-year institution at each and every step of your transfer experience: Before you begin college, Getting ready to apply, Putting your best application forward - You're accepted! Now what?
Transfer Readiness
Gainesville

Get Transfer Ready!
Planning to transfer to a four-year college or university? Come learn how to select your best-fit transfer institution, get a suggested transfer timeline, and learn tips to make your transition smooth.
Transfer Readiness
Palm Beach Room

Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
In this session, attendees will learn about the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, a highly selective scholarship for the nation's top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor's degrees at four-year colleges and universities. Come hear an overview of the program, including program benefits, application requirements, and information about submitting via the Common App for Transfer.
Transfer Readiness
Emerald 6

Educational Forums Round 3 - Copy

Friday, April 5, 8:15 AM – 8:45 AM

 

Tools to get into the Nursing Program of your choice!
TEAS, HESI and other nursing entrance exams are easy to crack, if you have the right knowledge and tools! This talk will introduce you to those tools and also other strategies to prepare you to get into Nursing and allied healthcare!
Workforce Readiness Flagler

PTK Connect: Connecting All the Dots
Connect the dots between career planning and your education by utilizing this tool to maximize your potential. Plan for your career from day 1 at the two-year college, easily identify best-fit colleges and tap in to more than $37 million in scholarships. Join us to learn more about this exciting new tool!
Workforce Readiness
St. George #106

Ready, Set, Work! Beating The Competition for Your Dream Job
First you have to get the job, then you have to keep it. Learn how to set yourself apart from other candidates when applying for jobs and how to develop the workforce skills you’ll need to excel in it.
Workforce Readiness
Sun 1

Articulating Your Vision
Are you clearly communicating your vision to others? How can we paint a picture for others when our vision is complex? Learn strategies for getting chapter members, colleagues, and others on board with your plans.
Soft Skills
Emerald 8

Meeting the financial challenges of today and tomorrow: Balancing your competing goals.
Sponsored by Bank of America, this forum will help you with short and long term goals.  You’ll learn action steps for some of the most common financial goals: reducing debt, creating an emergency fund, education and retirement planning.  
Soft Skills
Sun 2

Judging Me/Judging You I: Credibility Through Effective Communication
It's human nature to judge one another, and we start the process of evaluating credibility from the very first impression. In this session, we'll look at the relationship between communication and credibility.
Soft Skills
Daytona 2

Credit: Everything You Need to Know
This presentation will introduce students to the basic concepts of credit. Students will learn about the pros and cons of using credit as well as what contributes to a credit score and a credit report. They will also receive tools to begin building good credit or improving bad credit.
Soft Skills
Emerald 6

How to Promote Yourself
YOUR story is different, making YOU unique. How do you identify what makes you original and use it to promote yourself for scholarships, resumes, cover letters, and college statements? Selling yourself can be difficult, uncomfortable, and scary, but can be done with the right strategies, tools, and a little practice.
Soft Skills
Emerald 4

Relearning Your ABC's- Attitude Builds Confidence
This forum will focus on how powerful having the right attitude, changing our focus, and understanding our perceptions can increase our confidence and lead to a positive self-esteem. This will be an inspirational / interactive presentation that will also help participants balance school, work, family, etc...
Soft Skills
Miami

Transfer Edge
This Ed Forum will break down Phi Theta Kappa’s new course on transfer success for members and advisors. Participants will learn how the course promotes transfer success through sections on financial aid, searching colleges, selecting the right university for you, securing admission, and succeeding once you transfer.
Transfer Readiness
Emerald 2

Polishing the Gemstones of Your College Life: Essays That Shine
Preparing for transfer? Thinking about those application and scholarship essays? You have done the hard work: courses, leadership, and service. You've balanced family, financial, and educational needs. Now you need just a bit of help polishing all those accomplishments to display them as the shining gemstones they are.
Transfer Readiness
Sun 3

Admissions Armada: Navigating the Transfer Admissions Waters
Are you wondering what it's like to sail through the waters of admissions and find safety in a port you can call home? Then this presentation is for you! Join a Transfer Admissions professional in demystifying each stage of the process, so you can dive in with confidence!
Transfer Readiness
Destin

Let's Go to Business School: Tips for Transfer
Applying to and Enrolling in a college or university involves asking a lot of questions. We all know how it goes, you make a phone call only to be transferred from one person to another. Knowing which Higher Education departments do what, understanding the role of accreditation, being informed about what the business majors and programs are, being familiar with the true meaning of job titles, knowing processes and lingo, and an awareness of the resources available to students are the best tools for navigating the Higher Education lines of communication. In this session, we will discuss all this and more to prepare students for their exciting educational pursuits in Business and transfer with ease and efficiency.
Transfer Readiness
Palm Beach Room

Transfer Pathways Made Easy
Advisors are the first place students engage with transfer options. Together let's explore how to use transfer pathways to most effectively inform students of options at four-year institutions.
Advisor Education
Captiva

Surviving the Shark Tank: Success through Networking and Fellowship
Presenters will highlight activities that they held to more fully engage neighboring chapters. These activities include networking and fellowship to raise the star status of chapters in their region.
Advisor Education
Gainesville

New Kids on the Block: Step by Step Advisor Engagement
New advisors share how they heightened PTK student engagement while learning on the "Advisor job". Learn how to plan a successful Honors Institute and gain tips on being an effective PTK advisor.
Advisor Education
St. George #108

Faculty--Partners and Advocates for your Chapter
Faculty can be amazing supporters and partners with your Phi Theta Kappa chapter, but that is not always the case. Learn strategies and steps that you can do to build those important relationships.
Advisor Education
Sanibel

Failing Epically: Celebrating Lessons Learned
This session will explore the necessity of celebrating failure through the use of improv games. Accepting failure through laughter and how to move beyond will be examined.
Leadership Development
Sarasota

Influencing Leadership through Membership Expansion with Dual Credit Students
Offering PTK membership to dual credit students enhances their college experience by increasing fellowship amongst general education students, volunteerism, service opportunities, as well as provide leadership experience. Leadership tools and techniques will be shared to better attract and retain dual credit students for membership.
Leadership Development
Tallahassee

Strategies for Developing Personal Vision and Matching Goals
Often people do not set longterm goals because they do not have a clear personal vision. This forum will provide a strategy for developing a personal vision and a formula for producing goals that match that vision.
Leadership Development
Naples

Leading Effective Teams
Learn about strengths-based strategies and powerful experiences that can help develop effective teams.
Leadership Development
Daytona 1

Honors in Action: Academic Research
Academic Research into Phi Theta Kappa’s Honors Study Topic is the cornerstone of Honors in Action projects. Learn what constitutes an academic source and how you can conduct robust Honors in Action research.
Leadership Development
St. George #104