Social Justice | It Takes Everyone

October 7-8, 2021

Safety first. It’s not what we all want to hear but we know it’s the best decision for this moment.  We’re excited to planfully offer excellent, accessible, and affordable professional development – in the comfort of your office.  This year, we are introducing an Institution – Group Rate for campus’ to register UNLIMITED participants.  Review the details below, nominate your colleagues for recognition and scholarship money, and get ready to continue the conversation around our theme, Social Justice: It Takes Everyone.


Conference Registration

TypeCostDeadlineDescription
Institution Group Registration$250EXTENDED
October 6
This registration provides your campus/institution with unlimited participants in the WCPA 2021 Virtual Fall Conference. See additional detail below
Individual Single Registration$25EXTENDED
October 6
This registration provides you with a single registration for the WCPA 2021 Virtual Fall Conference. 
Institutional Group Registration

This registration provides your campus/institution with unlimited participants in the WCPA 2021 Virtual Fall Conference.  Please note the following for this registration:

  • Only one campus liaison should register for this ticket.
  • Within 72 hours after registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a discount code for anyone from your campus to register for free.
  • Please share this code with participants from your campus including any students who typically would have attended SA-101.
  • Only participants who register with the assigned discount code will receive the schedule and virtual session links.As the liaison for your campus, you must also register with the discount code.
Individual Single Registration

This registration provides you with a single registration for the WCPA 2021 Virtual Fall Conference.  If you believe there are more than 10 staff or students (who would typically attend SA-101) at your institution who would want to participate in the conference, consider utilizing our Institution – Group Registration for $250 for unlimited participants from your campus!

Conference Schedule

We had several excellent programs submitted for the conference, check out the schedule and access the zoom links below!

Keynote Speakers

Warren R. Anderson, System Senior Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer (SSEDIO), UW System Administration

Warren Anderson was appointed System Senior Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer (SSEDIO) for the UW System in 2021. Warren leads the development and implementation of a systemwide strategic vision that ensures an equitable and inclusive learning and work environment throughout the University of Wisconsin System. To ensure that the System is meeting established benchmarks, his priorities are to develop a systemwide vision for EDI, expand access, expand EDI training and development, implement continuous assessment, and to increase transparency around EDI progress at the campus and System levels. Warren has over 20 years of experience providing leadership and guidance on issues related to college access, student engagement, diversity, and student affairs at the secondary, post-secondary and graduate education levels. He has his undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, an M.Ed. in Multicultural Education from Eastern University, and a Doctoratein Higher Education Administration from Widener University. Prior to his role as SSEDIO, he served as the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UW-Eau Claire.

Dr. Chris Jorgenson (he/him/his)
Getting Our Affairs in Order: Negotiating Social Justice amid the End Times

Dr. Jorgenson has been director of the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center for 8 years. Under his leadership, UW-Eau Claire has been ranked #3 nationally and is currently ranked #1 statewide for LGBTQIA+ inclusion and student experience (for a third consecutive year). He chairs the Queer & Trans Action Committee (QTAC) and Bias Incident Reporting Team (BIRT) and teaches in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. Jorgenson’s approach to social justice advocacy emphasizes both the acknowledgment of inequity, as well as the importance of celebrating communities whose identities are too often denigrated and marginalized. Christopher received his Ed.D. in Student Affairs Administration and Leadership, with a focus on underrepresented student populations within higher education, and regularly travels throughout the United States to speak on issues of power, oppression, privilege, and intersectionality. 

Teaching Interests
Gender Studies
Feminism
Masculinity Studies
Queer Studies
Critical Race Theory
Social Justice

Education
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Major: English Literature | Minors: Women’s Studies and Music)
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (English Literature & Textual Interpretation)
Ed.D., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (Student Affairs Administration and Leadership)

Program Proposals

Social Justice: It Takes Everyone
Have you implemented a new program on your campus related to diversity, equity, and inclusion? Consider new and ongoing initiatives, collaborations, assessments, discussions, and strategic plans happening on your campus. WCPA wants to hear more about it! Submit a program proposal today to share your ideas and lessons-learned to help make a better campus climate for everyone.

EXTENDED DEADLINE
Program proposals due by September 24, 2021

Scholarship and Awards

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.

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. SA 101 participants may join in the entire virtual conference and have special programming on Saturday.

For questions related to Student Affairs 101, please contact Tonya Schmidt, WCPA Immediate Past President at tonya.schmidt@wisc.edu Or find more information on the Student Affairs 101 page.

Conference Sponsorship

If you are interested in being a conference sponsor, please contact Tonya Schmidt at tonya.schmidt@wisc.edu.

Past WCPA Conferences

The 2020 Fall Conference was held October 8-9 virtually.

The 2019 Fall Conference “Moving Forward” was held October 3-4 at Kalahari Resort.

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.