National Student Advocacy Conference
March 17-20, 2018 * Washington, D.C.
It’s time for community college students to take action. Register for this conference, come to Washington, D.C., represent your constituents, make a difference! GET YOUR VOICE HEARD!
LISTEN … LEARN … LEAD
The conference will provide general sessions, keynote speakers, workshops and forums designed to educate the student participants on the major issues that are critical to community colleges. Some of those issues include:
• Pell Grants
• Student Loan Interest Rates
• Federal Work-Study Funding
• America’s College Promise
• Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act
• Student Debt Relief / Using Pre-Tax Dollars for Student Loans
• AND MORE!!
While attending and participating in the conference students are given time to meet with their Representatives and Senators or their staff members regarding these important issues and other campus issues that have been coordinated with campus administration. The conference serves as a very strong educational experience which teaches the values espoused by ASACC: LEADERSHIP, CITIZENSHIP, and ADVOCACY!
We are pleased to offer this year two pre-conference workshops that will enhance your skills and learning. You can participate in one or both for only $40 per person per workshop. We encourage attendees to participate in these exciting sessions.
Pre-conference Workshop # 1 – offered online before the conference.
What to Know Before You Go — ASACC National Advocacy Conference participants have a tremendous opportunity to make a difference in Washington, DC, we just need to know how! If you’re coming to The National Student Advocacy Conference March 17-20, 2018 you’ll want to join this “what to know before you go” webinar. We will review the five specific things you can do to ensure your legislators and their staff listen up and take notice on national community college student policy issues. We’ll also go over the most important things to know about your legislators, the logistics of a Capitol Hill meeting and how to develop a winning message, especially with new members of Congress. If you’re wondering what you can do to get the most out of your National Advocacy Conference experience, this is the session for you.
Pre-conference Workshop # 2 – offered Saturday March 17, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.
The Color Code — The Color Code workshop is a FUN, interactive workshop designed to help you improve your skills as a leader by learning how to work better with others on your team. Developed in the early 1980’s by Dr. Taylor Hartman, The Color Code, provides a new way for you to see yourself, your family, your friends and your colleagues. You will be able to take the Color Code personality test to learn about the color that represents your motive, what makes you tick. Each of the four colors will be discussed in detail using examples and providing guidance on how to see through the lens of those who view the world differently than you. This system has been used by business, celebrities, educators, and others to help build high functioning teams and to improve relationships.
Be sure to turn in your registration and payment in right away as there is only enough space at the hotel for 400 participants!
Registration Form — Registration will fill up fast, and you don’t want to miss the DECEMBER 15 early bird deadline/discount. You can register and pay for attendees now – and submit names later. Call our office if you have questions.
Liability Waiver – Cancellation Doc – This document needs to be signed by the College advisor, but it is recommended all attendees sign.
Hotel Information – Washington Plaza Hotel
Spring 2018 – Workshop Proposal Form – Are you interested in building your resume, sharing your knowledge or best practices with the attendees – submit your proposal right away. Entries are due no later than February 10.
Schedule — Here’s a schedule outline to help with your travel arrangements. You will need to schedule your own visits on Capitol Hill on Monday and Tuesday. Please contact us with any questions you have.