Thriving Conference

October 25-27, 2017
“Pathways to Thriving”

We can affect the percentage of students who thrive on our campuses in the messages we send to students about their value to us, in the intentionality with which we approach student engagement in and out of the classroom across all levels.

Laurie Schreiner, Ph.D.
Chair and professor, APU Department of Higher Education

Join us at the 2017 Thriving Conference where we will facilitate a scholarly dialogue that highlights research, perspectives, and best practices that lead to greater levels of student success in higher education among a constituency that includes but is not limited to student affairs professionals (e.g., vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student life directors, academic advisors, etc.) and faculty. Our theme this year explores the various transitions that college students encounter: first-year, sophomore, transfer students, and the senior transition to career and life. Additionally, the theme focuses on strengths development as a vehicle for thriving in those transitions, as well as a means for building resilience in students.

At the conference, we anticipate diversity of thought, interactive workshops, and meaningful conversation among faculty and student life/student affairs staff that explores ideas and strategies aimed at helping students thrive during the inevitable transitions of college life. Our goal is for conference participants to gain fresh insights and new strategies for building resilience, developing students’ strengths, and promoting students’ thriving academically, interpersonally, and psychologically.

Location:
Sheraton Pasadena Hotel
303 Cordova St.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Keynote Speakers

  • Laurie Schreiner
    Chair and Professor, Department of Higher Education
    Azusa Pacific University
  • Henry Gee, M.A.
    Vice President of Student Services
    Rio Hondo College
  • Michelle Louis, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Doctoral Higher Education
    Azusa Pacific University
  • Gary Pritchard, Ph.D.
    Dean of the School of Media
    Ravensbourne, London

Registration Fee

  • Standard Rate: $295 per person
  • Group and Presenter Rate: $260 per person (group rate applicable to universities/colleges that register three or more faculty/staff)
  • One Day Rate: $95

Register Online for the 2017 Thriving Conference

Note: You will be redirected to APU’s Office of Alumni and Parent Relations website to complete your registration. All conference registration fees are nonrefundable.

Preconference Strengths Certification Training in Higher Ed
October 24-25, 2017
Strengths-Oriented Leadership and Student Success in Higher Education
Registration Fee: $650 (Limited to 25 participants)
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Register Online for the Preconference Certification Training

Note: You will be redirected to APU’s Office of Alumni and Parent Relations website to complete your registration. All conference registration fees are nonrefundable.