The Aftermath | How to Support and Move Forward

October 6-7, 2022

We’re excited to planfully offer excellent, accessible, and affordable professional development – in the comfort of your office. We are continuing our 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 engage your colleagues from around the state in his virtual environment.


Conference Registration

TypeCostDeadlineDescription
Institution Group Registration$250September 30This registration provides your campus/institution with unlimited participants in the WCPA 2022 Virtual Fall Conference. See additional detail below
Individual Single Registration$25September 30This registration provides you with a single registration for the WCPA 2022 Virtual Fall Conference. 
Institutional Group Registration

This registration provides your campus/institution with unlimited participants in the WCPA 2022 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 interested in attending 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 2022 Virtual Fall Conference.  If you believe there are more than 10 staff or students (including 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

Keynote Speakers

Keynote | Thursday, October 6, 2022

Sandi Scott has over 30 years of experience working in higher education in the state of Wisconsin. From roles of Hall Director, Director of Housing, to their current position of Dean of Students at the University of Wisconsin- Stout, Sandi has seen it all. WCPA is excited to have Sandi open our conference by sharing their wisdom of lessons learned during three decades of service and especially the crucial lessons learned during the past two and a half years during the pandemic. Sandi will also offer insights on how we can move student affairs forward to best serve the students at our institutions in the state of Wisconsin. 

Endnote | Friday, October 7, 2022

Jeff Selingo has written about higher education for more than two decades and is a New York Times bestselling author of three books. His latest book, Who Gets In & Why: A Year Inside College Admissions, was published in September 2020 and was named among the 100 Notable Books of the year by the New York Times. A regular contributor to The Atlantic, Jeff is a special advisor for innovation and professor of practice at Arizona State University. He also writes a bi-weekly newsletter on all things higher ed called Next, and co-hosts the podcast, FutureU. He lives in Washington, DC with his family.

Program Proposals

The Aftermath | How to Support and Move Forward

What lessons have you learned over the past two+ years? What changes have you made (or are you planning to make) and what have you found to be more crucial than ever before in our profession? Consider your own personal plans, departmental efforts, and institution-wide initiatives. We all move forward better when we are able to share what we’ve learned with one another. We encourage you to submit a program proposal today and share your ideas to help make a better campus climate for everyone.

PROGRAM SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED
Program proposals are due by September 30, 2022

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 Friday, October 8 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

For questions related to Student Affairs 101, please contact Quincy Chapman, WCPA Immediate Past President at chapmajq@uwec.edu Or find more information on the Student Affairs 101 page.

Conference Sponsorship

If you are interested in being a conference sponsor, please contact James Zarling zarlingj@uwgb.edu.

Past WCPA Conferences

The 2021 Fall Conference “Social Justice: It Takes Everyone” was held October 7-8 virtually.

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.