A Step-By-Step Guide To Creating A Quality Veterans Resource Center On Your Campus
Back By Popular Demand!Tuesday, May 16 ~ 1:00-2:00pm (Eastern)
This webinar will review the history and impact of the new GI Bill and how it affected student veterans at several campuses (universities and community colleges), both large and small, from fall of 2009 thru fall of 2013. Participants will learn what their individual campuses need to do to attract and keep the veteran demographic. The ins and outs of a successful Veterans Resource Center will also be discussed: space, equipment, community buy-in and support, personnel, and funding.
Participants will walk step-by-step through a series of planning, design, and implementation stages that, if followed, can lead to the creation of a quality Veterans Resource Center. They will also learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of the center and move forward with maintenance and growth activities.
Dr. Schupp will provide the number of service-members who left the military in 2014 and 2015, an estimate for 2016, and the mandated draw-down in 2017. This information will be provided for each military installation by branch of service and by city that these installations are located within. If your campus is within 100 miles of a military base, this is your 'market' of student veterans. Dr. Schupp will show an example of the state of Kansas, but he can provide a personalized report just for your campus. He will also provide the number of Post 9-11 veterans that have visited the VA near you in 2013.
- Discuss why it is essential to have a Veterans Resource Center on campus
- Explore the types of services a quality center should offer
- Learn how to recruit, train, and retain center staff
- Discover the financial impact on campus and community
- Learn how a Veterans Resource Center can affect the lives of student veterans as well as their families
- 2-year & 4-year institutions
- Student Services/Affairs
- Veteran Services
- Residence Life
- Retention Specialist
- Student Success Team/Committee
- Student Life
- Anyone who works with student veterans
Dr. John Schupp founded the SERV Program, a two-semester program at Cleveland State University designed just for veterans in order to increase the freshmen retention graduation rates. Under his direction, the program helps veterans apply for GI Bill benefits and offers veterans-only classes that help ease the transition back into the classroom for many veterans that have been absent from the academic setting for years. He works with veterans to navigate VA issues and offers a veteran-to-veteran mentoring program. The Sunday New York Times, National Public Radio, all the Armed Forces media, and The Chronicle of Higher Education have taken an interest in SERV. Dr. Schupp loses no chance to spread the word at conferences and conventions around the country, as he continues to remind us of our responsibility to those that have served. In honor of his exemplary work with veterans, Dr. Schupps name was placed on a plaque in the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
Other accomplishments include:
- Creator and National Director of NGG (Next Great Generation)
- $100,000 Wal-Mart award recipient
- FIPSE grant creator Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success
- Author of the comprehensive 2010 report Ohio Student Veteran Enrollment for the Ohio Board of Regents
- Ohio Veteran Advocate of the Year by the Vietnam Veterans of America
- Recipient of the 2011 Department of Defense Zachary Fisher Humanitarian of the Year Award
- Huffington Post Contributor
- Creator of Stars Behind the Stripes weekly newspaper column
- 20 years as a chemistry professor
- Spoken to more than 200 campuses nationwide in person
- Reached more than 300 campuses via webinars
- Provided Veteran Resource Centers business plans to more than 100 campuses nationwide
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Is there a recording available? And how long is the recording good for?
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How much does a live webinar or on-demand training cost?
1 Training (Live Webinar or On-Demand Training) - $425 Unlimited connections, campus-wide access license to the recording for one year.
- 2 Trainings - $645 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
- 3 Trainings - $900 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
- 6 Trainings - $1500 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
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What is your cancellation policy?
Below is a breakdown of our cancellation policy.
- 30 days prior: Full refund
- 14 days prior: $100 processing fee
- Fewer than 14 days: Credit toward another IE event. Please note that registration for the live webinar includes access to the recording which you can share, as it is a campus access license. We email the recording the Monday following the live event. For questions, please email us or call 303.955.0415.
What are the benefits of online training?
Cost-Effective: No travel required. Online Training is an innovative way to provide your entire faculty and staff with a variety of professional development opportunities for one low price! The more you train the more you save, as the registration fee is per institution, not per person.
Easy: You will receive a detailed list of instructions via email. If you run into any problems, we're always here to help.
Practical: Our training sessions focus on the most critical and relevant issues facing educators today. Our primary goal is to provide participants with the information, training, and skills necessary to immediately implement positive change at their institutions.
Top-Notch Presenters: Our presenters are subject matter experts and recognized in their field.
Value Added: When you purchase an online training, you also receive a campus-wide access license to the recording for one year. Faculty and staff can access it as often as they like from any location.
Satisfaction Guaranteed: Our online training is 100% guaranteed. If you are not satisfied, we will give you a credit for a future webinar or on-demand training of your choice (of equal or lesser value).
How can we use these trainings?
- Live: Promote and attend a live webinar and debrief immediately following.
- Hybrid: Distribute the recording to all faculty and staff at the beginning of each month and plan a discussion session at the end of the month to determine how you will implement the strategies presented.
- On-Demand: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.
In-Service Training: Plan an in-service around a live webinar or schedule a day and time to show the recording in a lecture hall or large conference room and invite faculty and staff to brainstorm and discuss implications for your institution.
Online Faculty and Staff Learning Communities: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.
Staff Recognition: Develop a program around the webinar with monthly themes and recognize the staff members that implement the best idea related to the theme.
Team-Building: Utilize these trainings to develop cross-functional and cross-discipline teams to foster collegiality.
New Employee Training: Include the online training as part of your new employee training program to ensure consistency.
Implementation and Follow-Up: Use the guide and evaluation materials provided by Innovative Educators to plan, implement, and track your progress.