CCSA Spring 2017 Conference
May 4-5, 2017

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

Registration is closed.

Review the Agenda, Accommodations & Places to Eat in Laramie,
and Driving Directions & 
Parking Information below.

Call for Nominations:
CCSA will have some open board positions.
Please submit your call for nominations here.
Elections will be held mid-April; Results will be announced at the spring conference.

CCSA Spring 2017 Conference Agenda

Thursday, May 4

10am: Welcome, Opening Remarks, & Introductions

10:20 – 10:45: Fun Activity

10:45 – noon: Opening Keynote Speaker – Linda Faucheux – Mindfulness:  A contemplative approach to our work
This experiential presentation will introduce you to the practice of mindfulness in your work and the modality of Contemplative Career Counseling. You will learn to utilize mindfulness with students as well as how to maximize effectiveness and well-being in the workplace no matter what your role. Mindfulness helps you develop the essential soft skills of focus, psychological flexibility, resilience, and emotional and social intelligence, the skills you need most to navigate and thrive in a world increasingly more volatile, complex, and ambiguous.  Come experience how to listen more deeply and develop a greater capacity for not knowing. Learn to distill the signal from the noise in your inner experience and be more creative. Watch yourself make better decisions as a career services professional, team member, and leader.

About the Speaker
Linda Faucheux is a licensed professional counselor specializing in contemplative career counseling, LPC counselor supervision, and executive coaching.  She is the Director of the Naropa University Career Center where she also supervises counseling interns, teaches mindfulness meditation, and provides team building and leadership development for staff and faculty.  In addition, she has a part time private practice in career counseling and works as a coach for a company called BetterUp that provides leadership coaching within organizations.    

Noon – 1:15pm: Lunch and Tours

1:15 – 1:30pm: Business Meeting

1:30 – 3pm: Afternoon Keynote Speaker – David Shull – The Future of Career Services Technology: How technology is facilitating a new way of connecting with students, employers, and campus partners

In this talk, Handshake's David Shull will share his thoughts for where the future of career services technology is heading, and how it will impact our day-to-day life. During this overview, David will break down complex topics like machine learning, network effects, and communication platforms in plain English, making these important learnings accessible to all. David will also explore how these technologies can empower career centers to better service students, employers, and staff, building stronger relationships across campus. There will be time for Q&A at the end as well as time to discuss at your tables how technology is impacting the way your office is serving its stakeholders.

About the Speaker
David Shull graduated from Michigan Technological University with degrees in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Global Technological Leadership. In 2012 David started Divinare a healthcare startup focused on translating data collected through wearables into meaningful behavioral changes. In 2014, driven by a passion for helping connect students to diverse opportunities, David joined the Handshake team as the first employee. Since then David has been immersed in the world of career services technology visiting over 100 career centers around the country and leading conversations with dozens of industry thought leaders. Today, David focuses on how technology is uniquely positioned to take on the challenges facing career services nationally. 

3 – 3:15pm: Break

3:15 – 4:45pm: The Future of our Field: Where are we now and where are we heading?  
This time will be devoted to lively facilitated discussions focused on trends, developments, challenges, successes, etc. in our field now and into the future. There will be time spent in individual reflection along with functional group discussions and large group report outs.

4:45 – 5pm: Recap, Closing, & Reminders

5pm – 6pm: Break and Refresh

6pm – 7:30pm: Networking Food and Fun at Library Sports Bar & Grill, 201 E. Custer Street (private room reserved for CCSA)

Friday, May 5

8am: Breakfast begins, Overview of Day

8:30 – 10am: Closing Keynote –Dr. Thomas Walker – Improving Habits for Inclusive Excellence
In the deluge of our daily duties, it can be easy to treat diversity, inclusion and equity as occasional, reactive, accidental, and even optional responsibilities. Making such thinking and action an integral part of our everyday interactions instead, actually makes it easier, more engaging and more effective for all. In this interactive keynote and action-planning experience, we’ll explore the What, Why and How of making excellence inclusive.

About the Speaker
Thomas E. Walker, PhD, is the Director of Inclusion and Equity Education at the University of Denver (DU). He has been engaged in the diversity and social justice field for more than two decades, working with NCCJ-Anytown, the National Coalition-Building Institute, the Southern Institute for Education and Research, C Harris Companies, Inc, the Social Justice Training Institute, and the University of Michigan-based Multiversity Intergroup Dialogue (MIGR) Research Project. He has taught in DU's undergraduate International Living-Learning Community and graduate Higher Education programs; and currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal on Diversity in Higher Education. Thomas completed his bachelor's degree in Interpersonal and Group Communication at Tulane University, and earned both his master's and doctorate in Intercultural Communication at Arizona State University.

10 – 10:15am: Break

10:15 – noon: Diving into the “How” of Inclusive Excellence
Following the method introduced in the morning’s keynote, during this time we will split into groups to dive deep into diversity and inclusion topics. There will be the opportunity to dialogue within small groups, focus on specific questions, and tailor ideas and action plans to move forward on inclusive excellence from any starting point at our various institutions.

Noon – 12:15: Closing Remarks and Lunch Grab-n-Go

CCSA Spring Conference Accommodations

The University of Wyoming have secured room blocks with group rates. All blocks are identified by “CCSA or Collegiate Career Services Association”:

  • Hilton Garden Inn: (307) 745-5500, 2229 Grand Avenue.
    •  $109/night for May 3-4; rate available until April 12
  • Hampton:  (307) 742-0125,  3715 Grand Avenue
    • $90/night for May 3-4; rate available until April 18
  • Holiday Inn:  (307) 721-9000,  204 S. 30th St.
    • $99/night for May 3-4; rate available until April 18

Places to Eat in Downtown Laramie

1st Street

  • Born in a Barn (Burgers and Wings)
  • Sweet Melissa’s (Vegetarian) AARON’S FAVORITE
  • Lovejoy’s (American cuisine)
  • Anong’s Thai Cuisine (Thai)

2nd Street

  • Jeffrey’s Bistro (American Cuisine)
  • Crowbar and Grille (Burgers and Pizza) ANN’S FAVORITE
  • Altitude Chophouse and Brewery (American Cuisine)
  • Library Sports Grill and Brewery (Burgers and Pizza)

3rd Street

  • Thai Spice (Thai)
  • Roxie’s on Grand (Brickoven Pizzeria and Restaurant)
  • Grand Avenue Pizza (Pizzeria and Italian)
  • Mizu Sushi (Sushi)

Other Local Eats

  • Cavalryman Steakhouse
  • Corona Village (Mexican)
  • Andale Rapido (Mexican)
  • Bernie’s (Mexican)
  • O’Dwyers (Irish and American)
  • Dickey’s (BBQ)
  • Sushi Boat (Sushi)
  • New Mandarin (Chinese)
  • Alibi (mostly a bar but with pizza and bread)

Local Brews

  • Library Sports Grill and Brewery
  • Altitude Chophouse and Brewery
  • Coal Creek Taphouse- AARON’S FAVORITE

Driving Directions:

I-25 North to Cheyenne; then I-80 West to Laramie
Exit 316, also called “Grand Ave Exit” and “University of Wyoming Exit”
Continue forward for a few miles on Grand Ave going West to 22 Street; turn Right onto 22 Street
The M.H. Rochelle Gateway Center is located on the corner of 22 Street and Grand Ave; parking lot is on the west side of 22 Street, at the end of the Gateway Center
FREE parking at Stadium/Rochelle Gateway Center parking lot

Highway 85 North out of Greeley
Once at Cheyenne, take I-80 West to Laramie
Follow above directions from Exit 316, to 22 Street and Gateway Center parking
FREE parking at Stadium/Rochelle Gateway Center parking lot

Highway 287 North from Fort Collins
287 comes into Laramie, and becomes Third Street
Continue North on Third Street, turn Right onto Grand Ave
Go East on Grand Ave to 22 Street; turn Left onto 22 Street and the Gateway Center parking (as above)
FREE parking at Stadium/Rochelle Gateway Center parking lot

 Parking Options (Free or Pay-Per-Day):

FREE parking is located at the M.H. Rochelle Gateway Center (see directions above).
Once parked, walk to the shuttle bus stop located on the north-east side of the M.H. Gateway Center (highlighted on the attached map).  The shuttle will be the “Campus Commuter” and it is the only shuttle that stops at this site; one appears every 10 minutes or so.  Once on the shuttle, the second stop will be at the Student Union parking lot; the CCSA event will take place in the Student Union on the second floor.   You can go into the Union to the West side of the building to the stairs and one flight up.  OR, you can go to the outside building stairs located just off the parking lot area, to the second floor and into the building, down the hall. 
See this map for the bus stop; at the Rochelle Gateway Center, located at the corner of Grand Ave and 22nd Street

Purchase a Parking Permit; will be $5.00 per day, then you will got to parking lot (link to campus map is down below).  (Probably easier to go to the Free parking area and take the shuttle to the Union).
To purchase day passes,  This is not an easy website to utilize; you will scroll down to “Guest & Affiliate Login” to create a Guest account with a username/password; once in, follow the prompts to select two days of parking; you will have to register the car you are driving (plate #, plate type, make, model, color, style, etc.). 

Parking lot locations around the Student Union:  campus map

Lot E-14, right behind the Student Union, “A” permit areas.  This is also where the Shuttle Bus stops, close to the building).  Outside stairs are located on this side of the Student Union, in the south-east corner of the building.
Lot G-14, “A” permit areas
Lot G-10, “A” permit areas