2018 Holistic Student Supports Institute

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How do we support every student in achieving their academic, career, and personal goals? What services are needed? How should they be delivered? How do we get students to use the services they need?

Join over 300 colleagues at ATD’s second annual Holistic Student Supports Institute to hear how they are ensuring each student gets what they need to succeed in achieving their goals. This intensive working institute is designed to support institutional teams of four or more in examining student movement through their institution and designing and executing a coherent strategy for designing a student support model that supports the whole student, based on ATD’s Holistic Student Supports Framework (see “Contacts” tab at the top of this page for more information on this framework).

Participants will work with expert facilitators to build or enhance their own redesign plans as they learn:

  • Key institutional practices and design principles for delivering holistic student supports.
  • Approaches and implementation strategies to holistic student supports redesign that have proved successful at other institutions.
  • How to integrate financial security supports into academic and career supports to help build students’ ability to stay on their chosen path.
  • How technology can be leveraged to support deep relationship building and increased efficiency.
  • Tools, processes, and resources they can apply to effectively execute on their plans and integrate this work with other student success initiatives, such as developmental education redesign and guided pathways.

"It helped to hear from the national leaders and also leaders from colleges where this work has been going on.
We left with a good action plan." 
-2017 Institute Attendee

Our inaugural institute in October 2017 sold out quickly. We encourage you to register early. Please be sure to register with your own email address (not solely an assistant’s email) to receive the institute pre-work and receive your facilitator assignments.

Who should attend?

To take full advantage of this unique opportunity, we strongly recommend institutions send teams of at least four representatives empowered to make plans to redesign or enhance their student supports. Teams should comprise administrators, frontline staff, faculty, and IR/IT staff who will collaboratively design your next steps in achieving your ideal student experience. Teams of four or more registered at the same time will receive a 10% discount.

The institute is open to all four-year and two-year colleges and universities, including colleges outside of the Achieving the Dream Network. Representatives not from a college or university interested in attending should contact LaShonne Barnes before registering at lbarnes@achievingthedream.org.

Feedback from 2017 Institute

Nine out of ten participants recommend the institute to a peer institution.

"I found the workshops extremely informative and am excited to bring new ideas that will improve students' experiences back to my campus."'

"Especially helpful were strategies for sustaining urgency and ideas for restructuring teams and making better use of our resources."

Institute Pre-Work

To help your team prepare to get the most out of the Institute and to make sure we match you with the most valuable team time facilitator and peer institutions, we will be assigning homework to be completed prior to the institute. Please make sure to register with your own email address (not just your assistant’s email) so you receive this and other messages prior to the event.

Institute homework will be released to registrants and available on this website by August 31, 2018.

Registration Fees and Discount 

ATD Colleges: $685 per attendee.  A 10% discount is available to institutions that register a team of four or more attendees (automatically added at checkout when registering four people at the same time). Click here to see if your institution is an ATD College.

Non-ATD Colleges: $875 per attendee.  A 10% discount is available to institutions that register a team of four or more attendees (automatically added at checkout when registering four people at the same time).

Non-College/University Attendees: Given the nature of the work being engaged in at this institute, anyone not from a college or university interested in attending should contact LaShonne Barnes to learn how they can participate at lbarnes@achievingthedream.org.


Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Please contact LaShonne Barnes, Development Officer at lbarnes@achievingthedream.org
or call 240-450-3859. Sponsorship brochure is available for download here.

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Registration Closed

Event Starts:
Monday, October 8, 2018
Event Ends:
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
St. Louis, Missouri

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