CLOSED: 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference Call for Programs

Each year, NGLA looks for dynamic programming for undergraduates, graduates, and professionals that will enhance the educational experience of the conference. Program decisions for the 2021 NGLA Virtual Conference will be communicated mid-November.

While proposals are no longer accepted for 2021, we encourage you to submit your program for the 2022 NGLA Annual Conference from February 24-27, 2022 in Baltimore, MD. Historically, the Call for Programs is open from late July until late September. To ensure that you don’t miss an announcement, please subscribe to our newsletter (enroll via form along right side of the screen) and follow NGLA on Facebook and Twitter.

All program submissions must support the NGLA Mission and Vision. For your consideration, a description of the programs part of the 2021 Call for Programs is below.

Please direct questions to [email protected].

 

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS SERIES

Friday Afternoon (90 Minutes)

The Critical Conversations Series is a series of presentations intended to engage the audience with topics that are viewed as “critical” to fraternity and sorority life in today’s context. Please focus your presentation on one of the following topics: Beyond Foundational Feminism, Distinguishing Between Values and Social Standing, Member Engagement and Retention, Mental Health and Combating Isolation, Risk Management for Culturally Based Fraternal Organizations (CBFOs), Risk Management - Hazing in a Virtual Space, Risk Management - Social Events with and without Alcohol, Risk Management - New Member Education, Risk Management - Housing, Risk Management - Health & Safety, Responding to Sexual Assault Alligations of Chapter Members, Sexism in Fraternity & Sorority Life, Understanding Title IX Regulations in Fraternity & Sorority Life.

The program format should be approximately 60 minutes of content with the remaining time available for in-session application of concepts. Facilitated activities may include peer-to-peer interaction, experience based activities, reflection exercises, etc.

LECTORIALS ON R.A.C.E.

Saturday Afternoon (90 Minutes)

* New * Lectorials on R.A.C.E. is a series of lectorials focused on Racism, Anti-Blackness, Colorism, and Equity. Presentations must be centered on the topics of Racism, Anti-Blackness, Colorism, or Equity and be relevant to students from all organizations. A lectorial is a large-scale educational program underpinned by active student-centered learning, utilizing inquiry-based and adult learning as methodologies of teaching and learning, and involving collaborative and interactive activities in place of traditional didactic lectures and tutorials.

The lead presenter will provide virtual workshops in order for attendees to engage in racial justice conversations and dialogue to better themselves and their communities. The program format should be approximately 40 minutes of content, 40 minutes of facilitated breakout rooms, and 10 minutes for closing. The breakout rooms will include reflection exercises, peer-to-peer interaction, etc., and will be facilitated by professionals selected by the lead presenter.

Programming will be offered for both undergraduate students as well as graduate students, campus-based professionals, professional headquarters staff / volunteers, and fraternity / sorority volunteers.

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION PROGRAMMING

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (60 Minutes)

Topics for undergraduate education programs may be either broad or specific and should be applicable to a wide variety of conference attendees. Successful programs for the NGLA Virtual Conference include, but are not limited to, academic achievement, personal development and wellness, chapter development, service to others, fraternal values, health and safety (risk and harm reduction), recruitment and intake, diversity, inclusion & accessibility, and life after college.

PROFESSIONALS EDUCATION PROGRAMMING

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (60 Minutes)

Topics for Professionals Education Programming may be either broad or specific but must focus on the needs of professional staff attendees. The program format should be approximately 60 minutes of content. Professional staff attendees may range in experience from new to seasoned professionals and may be campus-based professionals or (inter)national office staff.

PROFESSIONALS WORKSHOP

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (90 Minutes)

* New since 2020 * The Professionals Workshop offers an opportunity for professionals to engage on topics viewed as integral or of emerging importance to the field of fraternity and sorority affairs. Program proposals may be either broad or specific but must focus on the needs of professional staff attendees. The program format should be approximately 60 minutes of content with the remaining time available for in-session application of concepts. Professional staff attendees may range in experience from new to seasoned professionals and may be campus-based professionals or (inter)national office staff.

Please direct questions to [email protected].