Educational Forum Rounds

Adv – Advisor Track

LD – Leadership Development Track

SS – Soft Skills Track

TR – Transfer Readiness Track

WR – Workforce Readiness Track

Educational Forums Round 1

Thursday, April 19, 10:15 am – 10:45 am

 

Breaking the Code: Transferring to University without a Financial Burden
TR

Transferring to a university can be daunting, but not if you know how to break the code. Learn how to make your transfer and scholarship applications competitive. You’ll leave this session with the knowledge to transform yourself and exit the doors of the two-year college understanding the code that will unlock your future.
Presenter: Laura Dupree (TX)

Business Success: Is There a Secret Formula?
WR

At the core of every great business leader, successful career, and earned promotion is the Fundamental Law of Business Leadership. Master it, and you will master your career.
Presenter: Spencer Gehring (ICE Business Leadership)

Developing Strong Teams
LD

Learn how strengths-based strategies and powerful experiences can help you develop strong teams.
Presenter: Debbra Esparza (PTK)

Give Yourself a Competitive Edge!
SS

All members (alumni and advisors, too) have access to PTK’s online professional development course where you can strengthen your soft skills and prepare for any roadblocks standing between you and your dream job.
Presenters: Jennifer Stanford (PTK) and Tabitha-Anne Bloodsaw (NJ)

Honors in Action: New and Improved!
LD

Learn about Phi Theta Kappa’s new journal of undergraduate research and changes to the Honors in Action program for 2018.
Presenter: Susan Edwards (PTK)

How to Deal with Difficult People
SS

Discover techniques for interacting with different, and sometimes difficult, personalities at school and in the workplace. Become adept at ways to engage team members and lead them to develop a cohesive team.
Presenter: Antuanet Sanchez (IL)

How to Reduce the Fees of Applying for Transfer
Adv

Gather tips to ensure your students save the most money and get into their dream schools. Plus, learn how to guide your students to work with all institutions involved in processing and issuing documents to reduce the cost of applying for transfer.
Presenters: Nancy Lee Sánchez (Kaplan Educational Foundation) and Rhoda Tamakloe (Kaplan Educational Foundation)

Making Dollars & Sense of PTK’s Scholarships
TR

Learn tricks 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.
Presenter: Christin Grissom (PTK) and Heather Yush (PTK)

Membership Matters: Reaching Your Chapter’s Full Potential
Adv

Get best practices for increasing membership at the chapter level with strategies including social media outreach, call campaigns, recruitment events, and collaboration with PTK staff.
Presenter: Dr. Blake Ellis (PTK)

Presentations 101
SS

Get comfortable with creating and delivering oral presentations with tricks and tips like including using visuals and dressing the part. Plus, learn how to succeed at oral presentations in an online setting.
Presenter: Jackie Pierce (FL)

Scholarship Essay Strategies for the Socially Awkward (& Everyone Else!)
TR

Sell yourself without feeling like a sell out: a no-fear, no-shame, no-regrets approach to the scholarship essay.
Presenter: Heather Herbert (GA)

Serving Our Mission Through Five Star Chapter Plan Success
LD

Learn how to report activities and prepare to set a realistic, mission-driven goal for your chapter.
Presenters: Melissa Price (PTK), Dr. Molly Harris (TX), and Mary Linder (TX)

Educational Forums Round 2

Thursday, April 19, 11:00 am – 11:30 am
 

Blow Them Away! How to WOW in your Next Job Interview
WR

Learn how the PTK Hallmarks are a perfect match for what every hiring manager is looking for.And learn the exact language to use to make sure they know it!
Presenter: Spencer Gehring (ICE Business Leadership)

Communicating the Value of Membership in PTK
LD

Engage your inner actor! This interactive session will focus on recruitment-related role-playing scenarios.
Presenters: Dr. Aariel Charbonnet (PTK) and Brittany Stamps (PTK)

Developing Strong Teams
LD

Learn how strengths-based strategies and powerful experiences can help you develop strong teams.
Presenter: Debbra Esparza (PTK)

Get a Job! How to Market Yourself Through Competitive Resume and Interview Skills
WR

Students often complain that high school did not prepare them for college. Make the transition from college to the workforce smoothers with tips to help you better market yourself from resume writing to interviewing and beyond.
Presenters: Ty Carson (TX) and Gigi Delk (TX)

Lessons in Leadership
LD

Learn how to consider your personal definition of leadership and how to work to influence others in a positive way.
Presenter: Dr. Emily Lehning (Kansas State University)

Reel Talk: Finding the College & Scholarship of Your Dreams
TR

Reel in the best fit colleges and scholarship opportunities with CollegeFish. Learn best practices to help you maximize this powerful resource to explore 2,000 colleges and over $37 million in transfer scholarship opportunities.
Presenter: Heather Yush (PTK)

Serving Our Mission Through Five Star Chapter Plan Success
LD

Learn how to report activities and prepare to set a realistic, mission-driven goal for your chapter.
Presenters: Melissa Price (PTK), Dr. Molly Harris (TX), and Mary Linder (TX)

The College Project: Becoming Your College’s Best Ally
LD

The College Project is part of the Five Star Chapter Plan and a Hallmark Awards category, but what is it and how do you implement a successful one? We’ll break it down.
Presenter: Jennifer Stanford

Why Would I Want to Do THIS for Very Long?
Adv

Why do longtime advisors stay with PTK? What are the benefits for advisors willing to serve? Learn what Phi Theta Kappa offers advisors from your Association of Chapter Advisor officers.
Presenters: Steve Schroeder (IL), Jackie Pierce (FL), Michelle Gietl (OR), and Chris Solomon (SC)

Your Timeline for College Transfer
TR

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.
Presenters: Nancy Lee Sánchez (Kaplan Educational Foundation) and Rhoda Tamakloe (Kaplan Educational Foundation)

Educational Forums Round 3

Thursday, April 19, 11:45 am – 12:15 pm

Backstage Pass to Live Event Production
WR

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.)
Presenter: Rob West (TEK Productions)

Business Success: Is There a Secret Formula?
WR

At the core of every great business leader, successful career, and earned promotion is the Fundamental Law of Business Leadership. Master it and you will master your career.
Presenter: Spencer Gehring (ICE Business Leadership)

Chapter Promotion with Social Media
LD

Learn how to use social media to promote chapter success.
Presenter: Brian Clark (VA)

Crackerjack Prose that Pops in a #YacketyYak World
SS

Writing is the #1 form of communication for success: scholarship applications, project proposals, Hallmark award write-ups, and campus reports all require organized writing and engaging style -- and that's just in your PTK life! Learn how to tell an honest story in a winning way.
Presenter: Dr. Joy Moses-Hall (NC)

Edit Your Way to a High-Quality Resume!
WR

Learn to craft an organized, simple, and tailored resume that will set you on a path to professional success. Gather quick and easy tips to improve your writing and maximize your professional strengths. Plus, bring your resume for peer review and feedback!
Presenter: Dr. Aariel Charbonnet (PTK)

Event Planning 101
LD

Get to know the foundational practices of event planning including practical suggestions on how to host an event and tools you can use to organize a successful event.
Presenter: DeLinda Martin-Huggins (OR)

Financial Aid Checklist for Transfer Students
TR

When navigating the transfer process, having the right documents on file will make your life easier. Get our comprehensive checklist to make sure you have everything you need from your own and your parents’/guardians’ records to get the best financial aid package.
Presenter: Rhoda Tamakloe (Kaplan Educational Foundation)

Honors in Action: New and Improved!
LD

Learn about Phi Theta Kappa’s new journal of undergraduate research and changes to the Honors in Action program for 2018.
Presenter: Susan Edwards (PTK)

How to Gain (or Regain) Hope Through Modified Thinking Techniques
SS

Debt, troubled relationships, and unfulfilled dreams are things that can provoke a stressful response and cause one to lose hope. Learn 3 modified thinking techniques that can help one regain hope, rediscover happiness, and move forward in a positive direction.
Presenter: Ashley Davis (SC)

How to Prepare to be a Transfer Student
TR

From choosing schools and submitting a strong application, planning is essential to meeting your transfer goals. This session will cover the basics of planning your transfer experience and explain how you can be successful.
Presenter: Amy Cox (Bellevue University) and John Frost (Bellevue University)

Leadership Through Improv 1: Yes…And
LD

This presentation is the first in a series of improv-based leadership development. This session will focus on the foundation of improv, the concept of Yes…And. Participants will begin to connect the theories of improv with personal and professional leadership.
Presenters: Steve Fritts (MO), Jo Fritts (MO), and Steve Schroeder (IL)

Lessons in Leadership
LD

Learn how to consider your personal definition of leadership and how to work to influence others in a positive way.
Presenter: Dr. Emily Lehning (Kansas State University)

Letter Etiquette: Why Snail Mail Still Matters
SS

Take a trip down memory lane to when people communicated not through text message or e-mail but through hand-written letters. Learn why, even in today's e-world, real mail has a lasting impact in school, work, and life.
Presenter: Jackie Pierce (FL)

Leverage PTK Skills to Pay the Bills
SS

To achieve transfer or career success, PTK members must learn how to tell a compelling story to employers or admissions staff. Attend this session to find out how to prep members to effectively showcase their skills and talents developed through PTK membership.
Presenters: Heather Yush (PTK), Professor Jennifer Gasparino & Tabitha Anne-Bloodsaw

Regional Strategies for Membership Recruitment
LD

Learn how the Ohio regional officers localize the #IAMPTK campaign to connect with others with diverse identities and amplify chapter recruitment efforts.
Presenters: Julie Cohara (OH) and Ohio Regional Officers (OH)

Running for International Office
LD

Considering running for the pinnacle of student leadership within Phi Theta Kappa? Come learn about this unique leadership experience and get your questions answered.
Presenters: Jennifer Stanford (PTK) and Anne McLeod (PTK)

Scholarship Resume Workshop
TR

You’ve got skills, but how do you make those skillsets 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.
Presenter: Christin Grissom (PTK) and Nancy Lee Sánchez (Kaplan Educational Foundation)

“The One Less Travelled by…” Pathways to a Career as a Physician
WR

This session will explore the routes to a medical career, the training process, and the characteristics of the current and emerging physician workforce. We will also discuss the economics of medicine, including student loans and the movement away from private practice models. Our time will include anecdotes, data, and an honest discussion for anyone considering a medical career.
Presenter: Dr. Scott Marshall (UT)

Utilizing Skills from Speech and Interpersonal Communication Courses to Gain Employment
WR

The skills learned from communication courses are used often in everyday encounters, especially in today’s job market. Public speaking, networking, appropriate attire, and extemporaneous skills are a few of the topics covered in this session to help you navigate your career path.
Presenters: Connie Myers-Kerr (OH) and Candace Eldridge (TX)

Working Across Generations
SS

Does being part of diverse generations help or hinder the team-building process? How can you work with people who grew up in generations different from your own? Learn more about generational characteristics and ways to overcome generation gaps.
Presenter: Mary Linder (TX)

Educational Forums Round 4

Sponsored by Mississippi University for Women

Thursday, April 19, 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Advisor 101
Adv

Learn the lingo of PTK and increase your concepts, including online membership acceptance, REACH Rewards, Society Hallmarks, and chapter by-laws. Find out how service as a chapter advisor affords tangible benefits, including recognition, leadership opportunities, and professional advancement.
Presenter: Paige Still (PTK)

Altering Your Perspective Through Mindful Thinking Techniques
SS
Stressed, overwhelmed or burned out? The formal and informal practice of mindfulness can help gain control of the mind and emotions which affect our body and whole being. Learn practices for the workplace and home and get help staying grounded in times of high stress.
Presenters: Tammy Alvaro, Rylie Alward and Julia David (MI)

Backstage Pass to Live Event Production
WR

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.
Presenter: Rob West (TEK Productions)

Blow Them Away! How to WOW in your Next Job Interview
WR

Learn how the PTK Hallmarks are a perfect match for what every hiring manager is looking for.And learn the exact language to use to make sure they know it!
Presenter: Spencer Gehring (ICE Business Leadership)

Creating Access and Equity to PTK Membership for Incarcerated Students
Adv

Learn the protocols, communication techniques with Prison Education staff, and keys to successful induction ceremonies within a prison system from a chapter team that has helped incarcerated students accept membership in Phi Theta Kappa.
Presenters: Martha Petry (MI), Kimberly Seaburg (MI), and Nicole Cossum-Ready (MI)

Developing Your Brand
SS

Some people are great at developing their brands. How do they do it? Learn about what to consider and how you can create and develop your personal brand.
Presenter: Debbra Esparza (PTK)

Effective Meetings – Who is Responsible?
LD

This session will focus on three stages of a meeting (preparation, the meeting itself, and follow-up) and explore the responsibilities of leaders and members at all stages. Working together, participants can organize effective meetings.
Presenter: Linda Tetzlaff (MN)

Establishing a PTK Alumni Chapter at Your University
TR

Extend your Phi Theta Kappa Experience by establishing a PTK alumni chapter at your university. Learn what it takes to start an alumni chapter that allows you to connect with fellow Phi Theta Kappans.
Presenters: Barbara Ebert (VA) and Pepe Zerda (SC)

From Nothing to Something (Awesome)
TR

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.
Presenters: Laurie Brown (PTK) and Jessica Supinski (WA)

Future Ready: Enhancing Career Skills Through Short-Term Travel
WR

Explore emerging global career fields in business, medicine, engineering, and emerging technology. Get insight into the skills required to be “Future Ready” – the ability to compete and collaborate within this new disruptive environment no matter your career of choice, and short-term travel can strengthen these skills.
Presenter: Andrew Potter (Envision/ISLP)

Graduate School 411
TR

Is your goal to earn a master’s or doctoral degree? Get the 411 from an advisor and college administrator who began her career as a Phi Theta Kappa member.
Presenter: Dr. Molly Harris (TX)

Heroes Through the Looking Glass
SS

Whom do you admire? How do you pick your heroes? Join us to learn about, the Johari Window, a model that aides in self-discovery and awareness. You’ll learn how to minimize the disparity between public persona and private image to lead a balanced life.
Presenters: Mareta Iosia-Sizemore (FL) and Dr. Peter Barbatis (FL)

How to Learn ANYTHING and Study Successfully!
SS

Whether it is homework or studying for a test, using these train-your-brain strategies keep learning interesting while making it STICK. Backed by neuroscience, this workshop helps with memory, study skills, and academic success.
Presentation: Erin Wilson (WA)

Introducing the 2018/2019 Honors Study Topic: Themes 1-3
LD

Learn more about Themes 1-3 of the 2018/2019 Honors Study Topic, Transformations: Acknowledging, Assessing, and Achieving Change, from members of PTK’s Honors Program Council.
Presenters: Dr. Blake Ellis (PTK) and Lara Roemer (IL)

Leadership Through Improv II: Listening
LD

This presentation is the second in a series of improv-based leadership development. This session will focus on the vital skill of listening and how it leads to team building, trust, and creative collaboration.
Presenters: Steve Fritts (MO), Jo Fritts (MO), and Steve Schroeder (IL)

Mission (Im)Possible: Re-Engage Chapter Alumni
LD

Re-engaging PTK alumni is not an impossible mission. Learn strategies for hosting a reunion event as a chapter fundraiser, awareness campaign, or both.
Presenters: Dr. Kathryn Amerson (NC), Brian Kmec (NC), Carlee Peele (NC), Claudia Davila (NC), Debi Miller (NC), Eliza Hoke (NC), Juan Hernandez (NC), Benjamin Morrow (NC)

Transfer 101: Admissions Tips and Tricks to Successfully Transition to a Four Year University
TR

Transferring to a four-year institution can be stressful. Attend this session to learn some of the tips and tricks that the Office of Admissions has picked up over the years in working with transfer students.
Presenter: Shelley Moss (Mississippi University for Women)

Using Your College’s Learning Management System to Engage Members
Adv

Learn to use your institution’s learning management system to manage and administer the local chapter. Post announcements, track members’ activities, and easily contact members and look up their information and more using a LMS.
Presenters: Anna Page (KS), Nellie Schuckman (KS), and Tara Karaim (KS)

Your 2018 Guide to College Transfer: How to Apply, Transfer to, and Get the Best Financial Aid Packages from Top Four-Year Universities
TR

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.
Presenter: Nancy Lee Sánchez (Kaplan Educational Foundation) and Rhoda Tamakloe (Kaplan Educational Foundation)

Educational Forums Round 5

Friday, April 20, 8:00 am – 8:30 am

Advisors in Action
Adv

Oftentimes, faculty and staff receive little or no training when they volunteer to advise campus organizations. Learn successful tips for advising student organizations from an Executive Leadership expert.
Presenter: Dr. Jenny Billings (NC - Cengage), Kara Manis (Cengage), and Allison Jones (Cengage)

Get Smart about Paying for School
TR

Taking on debt to pay for school can be intimidating, but the right strategy can make your investment in your education pay off big. This session will help students think through some of the costs and benefits of different ways to pay for college.
Presenter: Amy Conrad (National Endowment for Financial Education)

Getting Into Medical School
WR

So you didn’t graduate from Harvard at 21 and you want to be a doctor? While this used to mean an uphill battle was in store, the “traditional student” is no longer the convention. Knowing the process, demonstrating consistent academic success, proving a commitment to service, and showing how your unique real-world experience has led you to this moment are the keys to getting into medical school.
Presenter: Dr. Melissa McNaull (MS)

Give Yourself a Competitive Edge!
SS

All members (alumni and advisors, too) have access to PTK’s online professional development course where you can strengthen your soft skills and prepare for any roadblocks standing between you and your dream job.
Presenters: Jennifer Stanford (PTK) and Alan May (MI)

Honors in Action for STEM & Workforce Students
LD

Honors in Action isn’t just for academic transfer students. Learn how students studying in STEM and Workforce fields can develop and benefit from working on Honors in Action projects.
Presenters: Dr. Patty Hall (CA) and Will Alexander (MS)

Honors in Action: Academic Research
LD

Learn the basics and best practices associated with academic research and how to utilize those tools as the cornerstone of a great Honors in Action project.
Presenters: Dr. Rosie Banks (IL), Dr. Liesl Harris (AL), and Sal Addotta (CA)

How to Prepare for Nursing and Allied Health Care Fields
WR

Interested in Nursing and Allied Healthcare careers? Don’t miss a discussion of strategies to prepare for entrance exams (TEAS/HESI/NET) and an introduction to an online course created and taught by a PTK chapter advisor that consistently improves students’ scores.
Presenter: Rahul Kane (MN)

Introducing the 2018/2019 Honors Study Topic: Themes 4-6
LD

Learn more about Themes 4-6 of the 2018/2019 Honors Study Topic, Transformations: Acknowledging, Assessing, and Achieving Change, from members of PTK’s Honors Program Council.
Presenters: Dr. Melissa Fulgham (TX) and Glenn Rohlfing (CO)

Keeping it PG: Professional Guidelines for Social Media
SS

Get to know the professional guidelines for social media and how making mistakes with social media can have consequences for your personal and professional lives.
Presenter: Paul Sabbatini (LeTourneau University)

Leadership Through Improv III: I Got Your Back
LD

This presentation is the third in a series of improv-based leadership development. This session will focus on building team cohesion and unity through improv games that create community.
Presenters: Steve Fritts (MO), Jo Fritts (MO), and Steve Schroeder (IL)

MyCoalition: Pathway to Smarter College Choices
TR

Learn about MyCoalition – a free resource that will help you digitally compile personal and school-related achievements. Hear from student advocates and leaders who will share their advice for making the most of MyCoalition and the value in considering smart college choices.
Presenters: Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success Student Advocates and Leaders

PTK in the Real World
WR

What you learn as members and officers during your time in Phi Theta Kappa can positively influence your life beyond college doors. Membership is not just about scholarships. Learn how you can succeed outside of college using the skills you learn in PTK?
Presenter: Deanna Keller (MN)

Preparing Yourself for a Career in Nursing/Allied Health
WR

Is a healthcare career right for you?What do you need to know?What do you need to study?Let the professionals with Hurst Review help you plan for academic and career success in nursing and allied health.
Presenter: Leigh Ann Creel (Hurst Review)

Saying No
WR

Learn to recognize when saying “No” is appropriate and how to feel empowered to say, “No,” and still be a team player.
Presenter: Patrick Endicott (FL)

Sharpening Soft Skills
SS

Polish your interpersonal skills with this interactive session that includes the Five Star Competitive Edge! We’ll 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.
Presenters: Lee Conerly (AL), Casey Busby (AL), Cy Murph (AL), Holly Syphrit (AL), Austin Trahan (AL), Taylor Sargent (AL), Jenna Frye (AL), Octavia Johnson (AL), and Tanner Brooks (AL)

Successfully Transforming to a Four-Year University
TR

Take the confusion out of transfer. Attend and discover the steps required to complete the transfer process successfully from researching university options to preparing throughout your time at the community college.
Presenter: Rebecca Lothringer (University of North Texas)

Ten Tips to Win the Employment Interview
WR

Of the many hurdles to landing a career in one’s desired field, the employment interview is often the most feared. It doesn’t have to be! In this session, you will learn (and practice!) 10 strategies that will give you an advantage over the competition and help you find the position you want in the organization that is the right fit for you.
Presenter: Dr. Jeff Sorrels (East Texas Baptist University)

The Joys and Challenges of Alumni Associations
LD

Join us in conversation about strategies to start or build strong alumni associations.
Presenter: Julie Gore (IA)

The Power of Empathy
SS

We all strive for connection with others, especially in hard times. However, it can often be difficult or uncomfortable to do so. Gain a new perspective on how to view empathy and learn skills to practice it in your daily lives.
Presenters: Matt Cici (MN) and Joehey Cici (MN)

The PTK Experience: Incorporating Student Experiences into Student Affairs Training and Programming
Adv

Learn how serving as a chapter advisor will contribute to your professional and personal development. Take advantage of various strategies to incorporate student experiences into student affairs training and programming to build student retention.
Presenter: Julie Gomez (WV)

Transfer Fit: How to Select the Perfect Transfer College for YOU!
TR

In this workshop, the presenters will guide students through key questions and considerations that should be asked as students are identifying and applying to transfer colleges. These key questions will guide students in identifying their top priorities for selecting a transfer college, including financing/financial aid, college size, college mission, residential/commuter campuses, career opportunities/alumni connections, and transfer friendliness.
Presenters: Casey Maliszewski Lukszo (University of Maryland, College Park) and David Kerr (Franklin University)

Understanding Boundaries
SS

Why are personal and professional boundaries important? How can you determine your boundaries, know when to cross them, and determine when crossing them is inadvisable? Learn more about the significance of boundaries and why having personal and professional boundaries are important.
Presenters: Jon Wood (MN) and Vicky Knickerbocker (MN)

What is Your Niche? Fitting Into PTK as a Dual Enrollment Student
LD

Is your age a barrier to opportunity? Do you feel like you’re missing something from your PTK Experience? If so, come learn the steps you can take to make the most of your time in PTK and how your perspective could shape your chapter, college, and community?
Presenter: Dhalia Mohamed (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Why It’s Time for Free Community College
LD

A high school degree is no longer enough. Tuition keeps going up. Student debt is an impending crisis. As a student leader, you have a big role to play in the movement for free community college. This forum will give you the facts you need to be an advocate.
Presenters: Matt Caffrey (College Promise Campaign) and Karina Lopez (College Promise Campaign)


Your 2018 Guide to College Transfer: How to Apply, Transfer to, and Get the Best Financial Aid Packages from Top Four-Year Schools
Adv

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.
Presenters: Nancy Lee Sánchez (Kaplan Educational Foundation) and Rhoda Tamakloe (Kaplan Educational Foundation)

Your Presentation is Boring! Learn How to Fix it.
WR

Presentations often fall flat because the presenter hasn’t taken the time to find creative ways to communicate the content. Simply talking about the information isn’t enough to keep audiences engaged (and often creates more anxiety for the speaker). This workshop-style session is designed to help you learn how to show, rather than tell, your audience, which will lead to more interactive, engaging presentations for any purpose.
Presenters: Mackenzie Krzmarzick (MN) and Lisa Rude (MN)

 

Educational Forums Round 6

Friday, April 20, 8:45 am – 9:15 am

A Look at the Future of Work & the Future of Learning
WR

Automation, digital platforms, and other innovations are changing the nature of work. Advances in the brain sciences, combined with new technological innovations are also changing the nature of learning.This session will explore how the future of work and learningare being transformed and consider how education and training systems and programs can and will need to transform in order to prepare the talent needed by employers.
Presenter: Cassius Johnson (MA)

A Unique Scholarship Opportunity for Transfer Students
TR

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship awards up to $40,000/year plus comprehensive, one-on-one academic advising for 2-3 years of undergraduate study to approximately 50 community college transfer students each year. Learn about the program, application timeline and best practices for a competitive application from Foundation staff.
Presenter: Alan Royal (Jack Kent Cooke Foundation)

Activism 100: How to Be a Community Organizer
LD

As college students, we see injustice all around us. Tweeting about it isn’t enough. We have to engage actively in our communities to create real change. Join us to learn tangible skills for organizing your community. Brought to you by the College Promise Campaign – the movement for free community college.
Presenter: Matt Caffrey (College Promise Campaign)

Affording an Undergraduate Degree – Making the Most of Transfer Options
TR

Together let’s explore options through transfer pathways, prior learning credits, scholarships, and partnerships between community colleges and four-year institutions. Don’t let costs determine your ability to reach your educational goals. Access to an affordable education is possible!
Presenter: Sonya Fultz (Antioch University Midwest)

Articulating Your Vision
SS

What is the loftiest future you can imagine for yourself? For humanity? Learn how to articulate your vision in ways that can help you set priorities and goals.
Presenters: Heidi Boring (IL), Rahul Kane (MN), and Julie Rancilio (HI)

Communicating the Value of Membership in PTK
LD

Engage your inner actor! This interactive session will focus on recruitment-related role-playing scenarios.
Presenters: Dr. Aariel Charbonnet (PTK) and Brittany Stamps (PTK)

Conducting Primary Research at Your College Campus
LD

Discover ways to get involved in primary research on campus and enhance your chapter’s Honors in Action project. From using college resources to determining data-collection methods and interpreting and analyzing findings, this presentation provides a comprehensive overview on conducting original, thoughtful, and productive research on campus.
Presenters: Kurt Meyer (CA), Marissa Anderson (CA), Audrey Lim (CA), and Beta Jui (CA)

Conflict Resolution 101: Building Cohesion Through Effective Communication
SS

Learn skills to train members on how to confront issues within the organization professionally and directly. You’ll learn about differentiating between aggressive, combative, and passive conflict and how to implement effective communication skills and acceptance and coping strategies.
Presenters: Jennifer Gasparino (NJ), Tabitha-Anne Bloodsaw (NJ), and Yemely Ventura (NJ)

Developing a Quality Regional Project
LD

Join the 2017-2018 Texas Regional Officer team as they will walk attendees through the steps they took in developing their 2017 Regional College Project.
Presenters: Michael Aguilar (TX), Chesney Davis (TX), Laura Clark (TX), Stephanie McSheehy (TX), and Chelsea Reimer (TX)

Fantastic Advisors: How YOU Can Thank Them
LD

Thank your advisors for all they do with an award-winning advisor award entry that shouts out thank you to the world. We’ll focus on submitting a strong awards package and will give participants an opportunity to brainstorm other ways to acknowledge what advisors do for us.
Presenter: Pepe Zerda (SC)

Get Your Money in Check! (Money Management for Students)
SS

As a student, your finances can sometimes feel out of control. Demystify your finances with this session on money management. You’ll leave with a checklist for getting your financial life in order, so you can spend less time worrying about money and more time focusing on your goals.
Presenter: Amy Conrad (National Endowment for Financial Education)

Getting into Medical School
WR

So you didn’t graduate from Harvard at 21 and you want to be a doctor? While this used to mean an uphill battle was in store, the “traditional student” is no longer the convention. Knowing the process, demonstrating consistent academic success, proving a commitment to service, and showing how your unique real-world experience has led you to this moment are the keys to getting into medical school.
Presenter: Dr. Melissa McNaull (MS)

Give Yourself a Competitive Edge!
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All members (alumni and advisors, too) have access to PTK’s online professional development course where you can strengthen your soft skills and prepare for any roadblocks standing between you and your dream job.
Presenter: Jennifer Stanford (PTK) and Martha Montoya-Herrera (CA)

Healthy Habits of Effective Leaders
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We get it! With classes, work, family, chapter activities, and more, it may seem impossible to focus on your health. This forum will share fundamental habits that the most successful leaders follow, and tips for incorporating healthy behaviors into your busy life.
Presenter: Brooklyn Ramos (American Cancer Society)

Honors in Action: Turn Your Research into Action
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Learn how to directly tie your academic research into PTK’s Honors Study Topic to meaningful action to make your Honors in Action project shine.
Presenters: Dr. Patricia West (MS) and Teresa Wells (MS)

How to Reduce the Fees of Applying for Transfer
TR

Gather tips to ensure your students save the most money and get into their dream schools. Plus, learn how to guide your students to work with all institutions involved in processing and issuing documents to reduce the cost of applying for transfer.
Presenters: Nancy Lee Sánchez (Kaplan Educational Foundation) and Rhoda Tamakloe (Kaplan Educational Foundation)

I am STILL PTK: “Transferring” from Membership to Alumni
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Are you planning to graduate this year? Come celebrate your graduation and learn about what opportunities await you as a PTK alumnus.
Presenters: Fran Ritchey (Alumni Advisory Board), Heather Herbert (Alumni Advisory Board), Sara Oswald (Alumni Advisory Board), and Dawneen Banks (Alumni Advisory Board)

Ice-Breakers and Team Builder Games: Waste of Time or Essential Building Blocks?
LD

Learn more about the research that shows the value of play for team development and activities for small and large groups.
Presenter: Linda Tetzlaff (MN)

Impressing Management by Managing Your Impression
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Discover tips and techniques to help you manage the impressions you leave through your digital, verbal, and non-verbal interactions.
Presenter: Liann Hochfield (Fox School of Business, Temple University) and Claudia Bereshnyi (Fox School of Business, Temple University)

Introducing the 2018/2019 Honors Study Topic: Themes 7-9
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Learn more about Themes 7-9 of the 2018/2019 Honors Study Topic, Transformations: Acknowledging, Assessing, and Achieving Change, from members of PTK’s Honors Program Council.
Presenters: Dr. Patty Hall (CA) and Cassandra Powell (IL)

Land Your Dream Job!
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Learn what organizations really want to see on your resume and what you can do to increase your odds of landing your dream job. In this engaging and interactive session, you’ll also learn insights for personal branding and using social media.
Presenter: Nancy Buford (SHRM-KC)

Leadership Through Improv IV: Failing Epically
LD

This presentation is the fourth in a series of improv-based leadership development. This session will focus on the importance of taking risks, going all-in, and learning to fail with aplomb.
Presenters: Steve Fritts (MO), Jo Fritts (MO), and Steve Schroeder (MO)

Lessons in Leadership: How Leading Now Leads to Leading Later
LD

Leaders do not just think about the future, they think in it – they ARE it. Learn 10 lessons in leadership that cover how to know you are a leader, how to become a leader, and how to lead.
Presenter: Dr. Jenny Billings (NC - Cengage), Kara Manis (Cengage), and Allison Jones (Cengage)

Own Your Passion!
LD

Have you ever wondered why you or your chapter members leave a meeting feeling less than inspired? Come to this session to discover “your why,” what inspires you and others, and feed your passion!
Presenters: Dr. Kari Kahler (MI) and Alan May (MI)

PTK Scholarships 101
TR

Frustrated by your tuition bill and find yourself in need of scholarships? Join us to learn the fast facts about PTK Scholarships, including an eligibility snapshot and insider tips to win one of the 500+ scholarships valued at over $1 million.
Presenter: Heather Yush (PTK)

See How Your Credits Transfer: Gateway to the Future!
TR

Find out more about Wichita State University’s the benefits of this early informal credit evaluation and how it may increase matriculation.
Presenter: Justin Petersen (Wichita State University)

Stellar Recruitment Through Financial Aid
Adv

Learn how to set up a system on your campus to allow PTK invitees to charge their membership fees to their student accounts and pay for them with their financial aid refunds. Also learn about the importance of college foundations and steps to recruiting active members.
Presenters: Jason Chism (AR) and Lauren Collums (AR)

The Rewards and Challenges of International Travel
LD

Learn about the benefits of international travel for college students and presenters will offer tips for faculty who are interested in organizing international travel experiences for students. Learn why international travel is regarded as a career asset for many employers.
Presenters: Vicky Knickerbocker (MN) and Jon Wood (MN)

Transfer Collaborations between Admissions, Registrar, and (believe it or not) Faculty
Adv

Discover how Northland College turns around transcript evaluations for transfer students in 24 hours through a collaborative process that includes admissions staff, the registrar and even faculty.
Presenter: Annette Nelson (Northland College)

Educational Forums Round 7

Sponsored by Georgetown University, School for Continuing Studies

Saturday, April 21, 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Activism 200: Taking Your Organization to the Next Level
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Are you a leader in your community? Reading to take activism to the next level? Join us to learn actionable skills for engaging your campus administration, building your coalition, and developing impactful strategies to create change. Brought to you by the College Promise Campaign – the movement for free community college.
Presenter: Matt Caffrey (College Promise Campaign)
 
Analyzing Data to Make Data-Driven Decisions: Part 1
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Learn how to identify, collect, and analyze data to help make data-driven decisions.
Presenters: Angie Goldszmidt (NJ), Necia Nicholas (FL), and Dr. Mitch Stimers (KS)
 
Beyond the 2-Year College: How to Build Your Social Network at University
TR
How can you create a social network at university? Learn how to leverage social media, study groups, campus organizations, and connecting with other transfer students – among many strategies for finding your social network on campus and beyond.
Presenters: Noah Miller (Washington, D.C.) and Daniel Varela (CA)
 
Business Success: Is There a Secret Formula?
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I bet you’re not expecting a YES!  But, believe it or not, THERE IS.  At the core of every great business leader, every successful career, every earned promotion, is the Fundamental Law of Business Leadership.  And it can be written on a napkin.  Master it and you will master your career.
Presenter: Spencer Gehring (ICE Business Leadership)
 
Capturing Campus Diversity in Your PTK Chapter
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Does your Phi Theta Kappa chapter represent a global, diverse, and inclusive community of scholars?  Learn how focusing on capturing your campus diversity in your PTK chapter can enhance the Phi Theta Kappa Experience for everyone.
Presenters:  Dr. Tomas Ramos (WA) and Dr. Theresa Ramos (WA)
 
Conducting Primary Research on Your College Campus
LD
The session will cover different ways to get involved in primary research on campus, which can be used to enhance an Honors in Action project. From using college resources to determining data-collection methods and interpreting and analyzing findings, this presentation provides a comprehensive overview on conducting original, thoughtful, and productive research on campus.
Presenters: Kurt Meyer (CA), Marissa Anderson (CA), Audrey Lim (CA), and Beta Jui (CA)
 
Conquering Cancer One Team at a Time
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American Cancer Society fundraising events, like Relay For Life and others, are inspiring and uplifting ways to save lives wherever you are. Get practical fundraising tips and tools to become a successful chapter as we work together to free the world from cancer.
Presenter: Brooklyn Ramos (American Cancer Society)
 
Credit: Everything You Need to Know
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This presentation will provide students with the basics of all things credit. After debunking some common credit myths, students will learn how credit is reported and the pros and cons of using credit; they will also receive some tools to start building good credit (or get bad credit back on track).
Presenter: Raven Newberry (National Endowment for Financial Education)
 
Critical Thinking In and Beyond the Classroom!
SS
What is critical thinking? What does it mean to think critically? Why does it matter to think critically? Learn how you can use critical thinking in your professional and personal lives.
Presenters: Dr. Sara Banfield (NJ) and Lynnae Selberg (MI)
 
Does Your Resume Pass the 30-Second Test?
WR
Research indicates that employers spend less than 30 seconds reviewing each resume. Learn how to get your resume noticed within 30 seconds so that your resume doesn’t end up in file 13.
Presenter: Cassie Mendrop (PTK)
 
Enabling Transfer Student Success: Institutional Readiness and Shared
Responsibility
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The current focus of scholars and practitioners regarding transfer success is predominantly through the lens of how students themselves can prepare for this academic transition. However, the institutions where these students are applying need to share in the responsibility of transfer success. Since the University of Florida launched a fully online undergraduate degree portfolio in 2014, significant changes have been made to better support transfer students at every step of the process. This session will focus on the challenges, insights, and examples of shared transfer responsibility that aid transfer success.
Presenter: Melissa Allen (University of Florida)
 
From Nothing to Something (Awesome)
TR
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.
Presenter: Christin Grissom (PTK) and Jessica Supinski (WA)
 
Future Ready: Enhancing Career Skills Through Short-Term Travel
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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.
Presenters: Andrew Potter (Envision/ISLP)
 
Hallmark Awards in Depth: Chapter Awards
LD
Go beyond the basics to learn more about planning, writing, and editing outstanding chapter awards entries.
Presenters: Duane Oakes (AZ) and Christin Franco (AZ)
 
Honors in Action: Setting Goals that Lead to Substantive Project Outcomes
LD
Learn how to set goals for your chapter’s Honors in Action project that will lead to substantive outcomes.
Presenters: Cindy Carbone (MI) and Paul Roscelli (CA)
 
Leadership Through Improv V: Bring a Brick
LD
This presentation is the fifth in a series of improv-based leadership development. This session will focus on the importance of group collaboration and removing ego from community  creation.
Presenters: Steve Fritts (MO), Jo Fritts (MO), and Steve Schroeder (IL)
 
Lessons in Leadership: How Leading Now Leads to Leading Later
LD
Leaders do not just think about the future, they think in it – they ARE it. Learn 10 Lessons in leadership that cover how to know you are a leader, how to become a leader, and how to lead.
Presenters: Dr. Jenny Billings (NC - Cengage), Kara Manis (Cengage), and Allison Jones (Cengage)
 
Navigating Your Future: How and When to Start the Transfer Process
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The Transfer Workshop consists of a 7-slide power point presentation that addresses degrees, coursework, scholarships, application processes, and where to start. Transferring to a new institution is never an easy task but our workshop helps students understand the process and know exactly what they should be doing to prepare.
Presenter: Brooke Lockhart (Southeast Missouri State University)
 
Provisional Membership Best Practices
Adv
Are there students on campus eager to join Phi Theta Kappa whose grade point averages have not yet reached the required membership level? Learn best practices for engaging interested students as Provisional Members.
Presenter:  Dr. Blake Ellis (PTK)
 
Preparing Yourself for a Career in Nursing/Allied Health
WR
Is a healthcare career right for you?  What do you need to know?  What do you need to study?   Let the professionals with Hurst Review help you plan for academic and career success in nursing and allied health. 
Presenter: Leigh Ann Creel (Hurst Review)

Running for Political Office
LD
Have you ever wondered how to run for political office or dreamed of winning a political office: Learn the basics and best practices of running for political office from a candidate and his Campaign Treasurer.
Presenters: Dr. Ken Kerr (MD) and Helen Kerr (MD)
 
Take the Honors Case Study Challenge!
LD
Learn Honors Case Study Challenge best practices from authors of award-winning entries.
Presenters: 2018 Honors Case Study Challenge Winners
 
The 2018 Honors Institute Preview
LD
Learn about the 2018 Honors Institute, which will be held at Villanova University in Pennsylvania June 18-23, and how attendance can lead to a deeper understanding of the Honors Study Topic, unparalleled leadership development, and a network of resources and relationships that last well after the event ends. Advisors: Learn how you can be certified to teach PTK’s Leadership Development Studies curriculum by being certified at the 2018 Honors Institute!
Presenters: Dan Rooney (WI), Madelyn Bowman (TX), Michelle Coach (CT), and Jon Wood (MN)
 
Transfer Pathways Made Easier
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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.  Research shows students who have a clear advising plan matriculate and complete their programs.  Advisors will explore sample pathways for 3+1 and 2+2 models and how to best utilize those models to work with students to map out an undergraduate completion plan.
Presenter: Sonya Fultz (Antioch University Midwest)
 
Turning Your Dreams into Done: How to Maximize Your Community College Credit to Save Time and Money
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This forum is an overview of transfer credit opportunities that maximize community college credit, CLEP, Dantes and prior learning assessment.
Presenter: Debbie Lloyd (Southern New Hampshire University)
 
We Are What We Eat!
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Healthy cooking and eating: I would like to have a presentation on this topic with some good and quick may be crockpot recipes for college students. Also, the effects of unhealthy and processed foods on the human body.
Presenter: Dr. Naureen Qasim (OH)

Working with your College’s Foundation and Administration to Raise Funds For your Chapter and Region
LD
Looking for funds to support your PTK chapter? Working with your college’s foundation and administration can help you raise awareness of your chapter’s good work and help you raise funds. 
Presenter:  Dr. Tommy Thompson (TX) and Dr. Bennie Ables (TX)
 
Your Timeline for College Transfer
Adv
As your students think about transfer, it helps to identify concrete steps to take at each stage of their educational careers. Here are our recommendations for what they should focus on every step of the way. While it’s never too late to start, getting ahead of the game will make their lives much easier! Whether your students are in high school, completing your GED, or ready to transfer from your current college, this will help them build a strong transcript, student profile, and understanding of how college and admissions work.
Presenters: Nancy Lee Sánchez (Kaplan Educational Foundation) and Rhoda Tamakloe (Kaplan Educational Foundation)

Educational Forums Round 8

Sponsored by LIM College

Saturday, April 21, 9:15 am – 9:45 am

Analyzing Data to Make Data-Driven Decisions: Part 2
LD

Learn how to identify, collect, and analyze data to make your Honors in Action project great.
Presenters: Angie Goldszmidt (NJ), Necia Nicholas (FL), and Dr. Mitch Stimers (KS)

Blow Them Away! How to WOW in your Next Job Interview
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Learn how the PTK Hallmarks are a perfect match for what every hiring manager is looking for.And learn the exact language to use to make sure they know it!
Presenter: Spencer Gehring (ICE Business Leadership)

Career Building & Education: Tips to Help Transition from a Four-Year College Student into a FOT Hire Industry Professional
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Your education should not run parallel to, but should intertwine with your professional development. Learn how to take proactive steps prior to transferring to a four-year college to turn current work experience into potential degree credit and maximize the opportunities offered for professional growth through your four-year college career services.
Presenter: Laura Healy (LIM College)

Developing a Strong Curriculum Vitae
Adv

You’re a Phi Theta Kappa advisor, and that means you are active and engaged at your college. Learn how to translate your professional work into a first-rate curriculum vitae that will get you noticed.
Presenter: Dr. Tommy Thompson (TX)

Don’t Embarrass Yourself: Professional Etiquette 101
WR

Learn how to not only survive by thrive in a professional setting.
Presenter: Cassie Mendrop (PTK)

Engaging Community College Transfer Students with High-Impact Experiences Linked TO Postgraudate Success
Adv

National data indicate that, in comparison to their traditional student peers, students who transfer to a four-year institution are less likely to engage with the high-impact experiences that are linked to post-graduate success, such as applied learning through internships or research with faculty. In this Educational Forum we will discuss the national research and reflect on strategies and tactics that two- and four-year colleges might consider in creating equitable access to high-impact experiences for community college transfer students.
Presenter: Dr. Tania LaViolet (Aspen Institute)

Estimation: The Hardest Soft Skill
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Fermi Estimation (a.k.a. “Order of magnitude approximation” or “Back-of-the-envelope calculation”) is a powerful tool for coming up with an answer that is ballpark right, very quickly. While everyone has some innate ability to estimate based on experience, this tool allows one to estimate in situations where one has little to no reference. Familiarity with this skill also grants one a gut instinct when approaching any numerical claim, a powerful tool in a world of Fact-Checking and Fake News. This presentation will look at this estimation technique, how it applies to one's daily life, what its limits are, and its power in making basic statistical and error approximations. Participants will get their hands dirty with the technique and see its effectiveness in action for themselves. Calculators strongly discouraged.
Presenter: Conrad Hutcheson (MO)

Financial Aid Checklist for Transfer Students
Adv

As your students progress in the transfer admissions process, having the right documents on file will make their lives much easier. We’ll discuss a comprehensive checklist your students can use to make sure they have everything they need from their own and their parents’/guardians’ records to get the best financial aid package.
Presenters: Nancy Lee Sánchez (Kaplan Educational Foundation) and Rhoda Tamakloe (Kaplan Educational Foundation)

Future Ready: Enhancing Career Skills Through Short-Term Travel
WR

Explore emerging global career fields in business, medicine, engineering, and emerging technology. Get insight into the skills required to be “Future Ready” – the ability to compete and collaborate within this new disruptive environment no matter your career of choice, and short-term travel can strengthen these skills.
Presenters: Andrew Potter (Envision/ ISLP)

Getting into Medical School
WR

So you didn’t graduate from Harvard at 21 and you want to be a doctor? While this used to mean an uphill battle was in store, the “traditional student” is no longer the convention. Knowing the process, demonstrating consistent academic success, proving a commitment to service, and showing how your unique real-world experience has led you to this moment are the keys to getting into medical school.
Presenter: Dr. Melissa McNaull (MS)

Hallmark Awards in Depth: Part 2 – Individual Awards
LD

Go beyond the basics to learn more about planning, writing, and editing outstanding individual Hallmark Award entries.
Presenters: Duane Oakes (AZ) and Christin Franco (AZ)

Harnessing the Power of Behavioral Economics for Community College Success
SS

Explore the field of behavioral economics, including its implications for colleges and how to harness the findings to “nudge” student success. We’ll share real world examples, the importance of using rigorous data and evidence in decision-making, and how to apply behavioral science to promote successful community college outcomes.
Presenter: Lindsay Moore (Center for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge)

Honors in Action: New and Improved!
LD

Learn about Phi Theta Kappa’s new journal of undergraduate research and changes to the Honors in Action program for 2018.
Presenter: Susan Edwards (PTK)

Leadership Through Improv VI: Being a Machine, or “Where do I fit in?”
LD

This presentation is the sixth and final session in a series of improv-based leadership development. This session will focus on the task of finding our fit in the bigger picture of our organizations and in life.
Presenters: Steve Fritts (MO), Jo Fritts (MO), and Steve Schroeder (MO)

Media: How DO I Know What to Trust?
SS

With 24/7 news feeds, social media, and cries of “fake news,” how do you know what sources to trust and what questions to ask when determining which sources to trust? Learn how to analyze sources and consider points of view when
Presenters: Paul Roscelli (CA), Lori Garrett (IL), and Sam Wallace (PA)

Online Advisor Training
Adv

It’s here! Online and on-demand Advisor Training that is organized into modules covering Membership Growth and Engaging in Phi Theta Kappa programming and everything in between.
Presenter: Dr. Blake Ellis (PTK)

PTK History: Celebrating 100 Years!
LD

Phi Theta Kappa is celebrating 100 Years of honoring scholars and building leaders. Learn the illustrious history of PTK and its connection to and leadership in the community college world.
Presenters: Billy Wilson (MS) and Dr. Kevin Windham (AL)

PTK Scholarships 101
TR

Frustrated by your tuition bill and find yourself in need of scholarships? Join us to learn the fast facts about PTK Scholarships, including an eligibility snapshot and insider tips to win one of the 500+ scholarships valued at over $1 million.
Presenter: Heather Yush (PTK)

Powerful Salary Negotiation Tactics
WR

Learn strategies to become a confident salary negotiator in a competitive job market.
Presenters: Dr. Tomas Ramos (WA) and Dr. Theresa Ramos (WA)

Preparing Yourself for a Career in Nursing/Allied Health
WR

Is a healthcare career right for you?What do you need to know? What do you need to study? Let the professionals with Hurst Review help you plan for academic and career success in nursing and allied health.
Presenter: Leigh Ann Creel (Hurst Review)

Selective College Admissions
TR

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.
Presenter: Sarah Reynolds (PTK) and Heather Yush (PTK)

Skills Employers Want: A Competitive Edge Through Education Abroad
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Learn how the Gilman International Scholarship and the Fulbright U.S. Student Program can make study abroad and get ready to build sought-after 21st century job skills. Get program overviews, application tips and review profiles of past recipients.
Presenter: Randi Butler (Institute of International Education)

Social and Emotional Learning and Its Connection to Success in College and Beyond
SS

Explore what success looks like in college and beyond and how participants can begin to prepare for a lifetime of success by learning simple soft skills and leadership skills that are present in every aspect of their lives.
Presenter: Justin Oberndorf (CO)

The Common Application: Transfer Pathways Made Easier
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Learn how The Common Application that can be used to apply to more than 700 colleges and universities in 49 states can make your transfer process easier and more efficient.
Presenters: Lesley Hargreaves (The Common Application) and Chad Massie (The Common Application)

Transfer Budgeting 101: How to Get Financially Ready for a Four-Year Institution
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Get to know the budgeting tools and information you’ll need to prepare for transferring to a four-year school. With special focus on expected expenses from a transfer, this session will provide students with a budgeting worksheet and several money management tips.
Presenter: Raven Newberry (National Endowment for Financial Education)

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