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Registration Rates
Early Bird Discount Rates July 1st-September 16th
Early Bird Professional Registration-$190*
Early Bird Graduate Student Registration-$120*

Registration After September 16th
Professional Registration-$215*
Graduate Student Registration-$135*
One Day Registration-$115*

  • *Plus service & processing fees.
  • **Online registration ends Friday, September 27th at 11:59pm.

Location and Lodging

The 2019 conference will be hosted at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.  To reserve rooms contact the Kalahari Resort at 608-254-5466 on or before Monday, September 2nd, 2019. When calling to make you reservation, please mention the WCPA – Wisconsin College Personnel Association Room Block.

Please note that to receive tax exempt status for lodging, you will need to bring your institution’s tax exempt certificate.

Student Affairs 101

Student Affairs 101 is a program for undergraduate students and professionals interested in pursuing a career in Student Affairs. Seasoned professionals in the Student Affairs field lead the entire conference and help guide conversations based on where each person is at in their Student Affairs journey.

Click the link for more information regarding Student Affairs 101.

Keynote Speakers

Warren Scherer, 2019 WCPA keynote speaker

Warren Scherer (a.k.a. War), a 2nd generation queer, is from Richmond, VA and has lived in Wisconsin for 14 years. Warren is an Assistant Dean of Students and the Director for the Gender and Sexuality Campus Center at UW – Madison. Prior to the Assistant Dean role, War was founding director of the Inclusive Excellence Center through which Warren lead an array of campus-wide equity & intercultural campus initiatives, e.g. retention and climate, for minoritized students. This was after serving as the Assistant Director for the LGBT Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. War has engaged in diversity and social justice educational work for 18 years, inclusive of non-profit management. Per contributed to the “What Are You?” A NASPA Multiracial Knowledge Community’s (MRKC) Stories Project in a piece titled “Declined. Declined. Accepted.” about racial authentication. Warren attended Richard Bland College of William and Mary, Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Warren’s interests include exploring assumptions, emergency preparedness for marginalized populations, cooking, cackling, strategies for minoritized student thrival (thrive / survival) at historically white institutions, comic books, and questioning convention. While the doctorate remains on the agenda, it is less of a priority. Beyond this, War aims to grow further into being a reflexive practitioner, is seeking the next thing that will change the terrain of TBLGQ+ services and wants to publish (but what?). Per has aspirations of taking a breath on every continent, becoming a Chief Preparedness Officer, and making a career adjustment toward travel experiences and writing after retiring at 55.

Dr. Eddie Moore Jr, 2019 WCPA keynote speaker


Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. has pursued and achieved success in academia, business, diversity, leadership and community service. In 1996, he started America & MOORE, LLC [] to provide comprehensive diversity, privilege and leadership trainings/workshops. Dr. Moore is recognized as one of the nation’s top speakers and educators. His interview with Wisconsin Public Radio won the 2015 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association’s Best Interview in Medium Market Radio, 1st Place [], and he is featured in the film “I’m not Racist….Am I?” Dr. Moore is the Founder/Program Director for the White Privilege Conference (WPC), [].

Under the direction of Dr. Moore and his inclusive relationship model the WPC has become one of the top national and international conferences for participants who want to move beyond dialogue and into action around issues of diversity, power, privilege, and leadership. In 2014 Dr. Moore founded The Privilege Institute (TPI) which engages people in research, education, action and leadership through workshops, conferences, publications and strategic partnerships and relationships. Dr. Moore is co-founder of the on-line journal Understanding and Dismantling Privilege, co-editor of Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories, The Guide for White Women who Teach Black Boys,The Diversity Consultant Cookbook: Preparing for the Challenge (2019) and Teaching Brilliant and Beautiful Black Girls (2020). For 10-years, Dr. Moore served as Director of Diversity at Brooklyn Friends School in Brooklyn, NY and The Bush School in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Moore received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in Education Leadership. His Ph.D. research is on Black Football Players at Division III Schools in the Midwest.

Twitter: @eddieknowsmoore
Instagram: eddiemoorejr




Program Proposals

Interested in presenting at the WCPA Fall Conference? Please visit the Program Proposal Form for more information. Program Proposals are due Sunday, September 15.


Thursday, October 3rd
8:00AM – Registration/Check In & Light Breakfast
9:00AM – Conference Welcome & Overview
9:30AM – Keynote Address w/Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.
10:30-11:15AM – Break-Out Session #1
11:20AM-12:05PM – Break-Out Session #2
12:10PM – Lunch & Annual WCPA Business Meeting
1:20-2:05PM – Break-Out Session #3
2:10-2:55PM – Break-Out Session #4
3:00-3:30PM – Snack Break & Mentor/Mentee Networking Session

Friday, October 4th (School Spirit Day)
8:00AM – Case Study Competition
8:00AM – Breakfast & Exec Board Info Session & Hello to SA 101
9:00-9:45AM – Break-Out Session #5
9:50-10:35AM – Break-Out Session #6
10:40-10:50AM – Mindfulness Break
10:55-11:40AM – Break-Out Session #7/ Past Presidents Meeting
11:45AM-1:30PM – Lunch, Awards, Keynote w/Warren Scherer

Awards and Scholarship Opportunities

WCPA offers a variety of different scholarships and awards to recognize outstanding students and professionals and to provide opportunities for its members throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Nominations for award closes on August 16th, 2019. Award and Scholarship Form.


Refund Policy

If you need to cancel you registration to our event, you will be reimbursed based on the following schedule:

  • – More than 14 calendar days prior to the start of the event: You are eligible for 100%
  • – 14 days or less before the start of the event: You are eligible for 50% reimbursement

Event Organizer Contacts

For questions about the conference, please contact our conference co-chairs:
Tracey Whiteley –
Jackie Lee –

Conference Sponsorship

Thank you to our conference sponsors!

Interested in being a conference sponsor? Please contact Bill Mueller at

Continuing Education Units

The 2019 Annual Conference will be a NIRSA CEU provider.

The 2019 Annual Conference will be a NIRSA CEU provider.





Past WCPA Conferences

The 2018 Fall Conference “Celebrating Wisconsin Success” was held October 4-5 at the Kalahari Resort.

The 2017 Fall Conference was held October 12-13 at the Wilderness Hotel & Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2016 Fall Conference “Make Every Connection Count” was held October 6-7 at the Wilderness Hotel & Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2015 Fall Conference “Change. Challenge. Opportunity.” was held October 8-9 at the Wilderness Hotel & Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2013 Fall Conference “Community” was held October 17-18 at the Wilderness Hotel & Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2012 Fall Conference “Staying Connected” was held on October 11th & 12th at the Wilderness Hotel & Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2011 Fall Conference “Celebrating the past, Living in the present, Creating the future” was held on October 19th & 21st at the Wilderness Hotel & Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2010 Fall Conference “Being your Best: Navigating from Challenge to Opportunity” was held on October 21st & 22nd at the Wilderness Hotel & Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2009 Fall Conference “Improving our Practice, Renewing Our Passion” was held on October 22nd & 23rd at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2008 Fall Conference “Campus Safety: Everyone’s Responsibility” was held on October 25th & 26th at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2007 Fall Conference “Sustaining our Campus’s Future” was held on October 18th & 19th 2007 at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2006 Fall Conference “Framing our Lens, Finding Our Focus” was held on October 19th & 20th at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2005 Fall Conference “Zing! Bang! Boom!” was held on October 20th & 21st at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The 2004 Fall Conference “Blueprints for Building Success in Student Affairs” was held on October 13th & 15th at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.