New Student Orientation Best Practices & Long-Term Retention
MARCELLA FLORES (she/her) | Assistant Director – Student Engagement
Oregon State University | College of Business
Montana University System
Montana Department of Labor & Career Lab
American Indian College Fund
Nationally Renowned Keynote Speakers
We are bringing to the table so many inspiring and talented presenters from around the nation to share their wisdom with us! Each year we work hard to bring the latest and greatest topics, presenters, and sessions to you. We are so grateful to all the presenters who are coming together across the nation to make this event a success!
New Professional Institute
If you are just beginning your professional career, we invite you to attend this workshop. We will have seasoned professionals and admissions veterans provide information about: the MPSEOC organization, admissions, recruitment, travel tips, enrollment services in Montana, and overall trends in higher education. This conference will offer many great opportunities to meet new and seasoned professionals across the state!
MPSEOC’s Future Goals
As the future of Montana Higher Education changes and after the unique year of COVID-19, it is MPSEOC’s goal to try and adjust to these new trends to better help its member institutions and Montana students. This conference will offer an opportunity to share feedback and vision for MPSEOC’s future goals.
General Sessions & Workshops
We have designated certain topics to be appropriate for all professional levels. These sessions will give you an opportunity to learn more about subjects that impact everyone’s professional life. It is at this annual event that you will hear the latest news and trends from some phenomenal professionals in their field. You do not want to miss this year’s Conference!
Social & Networking Opportunities
What a unique last year it has been, and we really tried hard to create an event that was based on your feedback! Our members shared that it was a priority this year to really have a chance to reconnect after a year of being distanced. We are working hard to bring some fun social and networking opportunities to this virtual and in-person conference like never before! You do not want to miss this chance to reconnect with your friends and colleagues.
GOALS FOR THE CONFERENCE ARE SIMPLE!
| To celebrated education & all the good work you do!
| To give you the opportunity to connect with your colleagues across the Montana and beyond.
| To provide information you can use in your daily working life and to offer professional development.
A FEW HIGHLIGHTS & TOPICS
nationally renowned Keynote Presentation
WEBSITE - Arel Moodie
Arel Moodie is a best selling author, has been a featured speaker at the White House and has been personally acknowledged by President Obama.
Inc. Magazine called him a “High-Energy, Motivator” and named him to their “30 Under 30 list” of top entrepreneurs joining people like Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook. Essence Magazine said “He should be the poster boy for rags-to-riches stories… he is America’s Top Young Speaker.” He has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Yahoo! PBS, BusinessWeek, Black Enterprise, the Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post and many other national media outlets. After growing up in the projects of Brooklyn, NY on welfare, he attended Binghamton University as an EOP student. In college, he was encouraged to take advantage of all of the opportunities present at his college. He became the president of four student organizations, and was named one of the top five exemplary students while at college. In college, he started his first business and went on to build a million dollar event production and entrepreneurship education company.
His company the College Success Program has helped hundreds of thousands of students succeed in school and life through his speaking engagements, curriculums, best selling books and trainings. As a professional speaker, he has spoken to over 650,000 people in 48 states and 5 countries. His podcast The Art of Likability was rated the number one career podcast in iTunes and is listened to in 178 countries worldwide helping people build better relationships with people. He has been a TEDx speaker three times, TV contributor on shows like The Doctors, and contributor to national magazines such as Forbes on the subject of likability. As the founder of “True Speaking Success,“ he teaches people how to become professional speakers about their subject matter expertise. Arel created two viral videos that have millions of views, and one of them was even featured on The Ellen Show!
Let's Get in the Bunker!
The past year has been H.A.R.D and the unknown world ahead of us can be daunting. What doesn’t have to be daunting is the way our team members interact and support one another. After all, it doesn't really matter what stands in front of you, it's who stands beside you. This uplifting message will re-motivate employees and bring them together as a stronger team. We will validate the struggles we have all been through and then learn to look for the opportunities in those struggles and how we can support ourselves and each other along the way. They will learn about the key to leveraging the "us vs. them” mentality and how to dissolve complacency, hostile work environments, negative attitudes, along with many of the other common workforce obstacles that steal joy. Building off of the metaphor of a “Bunker,” we will work to make sure your team is in the bunker together rather than out of the bunker working against one another, whether knowingly or unknowingly.
Secrets of Master Virtual Facilitators
If you have ever wondered why some people are masterful at running virtual meetings and why others create, at best, an awkward experience, this training will pull back the curtain on the secrets of master virtual facilitators. Your group will learn best practices and strategies for effectively presenting via Zoom that can be applied in almost all virtual scenarios. You will leave this training knowing:
| FEATURED SPEAKERS, PRESENTERS, & REPRESENTATIVES