REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Thanks to everyone who registered.
NOTICE: We are currently full. If you register at this point, you will be placed on a waiting list.
If someone should cancel in the next few days, we will contact you about taking that spot.
Omicron Delta Kappa deeply recognizes the contribution of circle advisors to the health and viability of our circles. A key focus of OΔK’s 2022-2024 Strategic Plan involves providing more training and support to advisors, as OΔK’s role as a national leadership honor society requires more dedication and involvement from you compared to other advising roles. To support this effort, the Society is offering the Circle Advisor Training Workshop. This 9-hour, two-day program will feature dynamic speakers, opportunities to engage with fellow advisors, and support from the OΔK national headquarters team. You will leave with a deeper understanding of the Society, resources and support to fulfill and enjoy your advising responsibilities, and a new network of colleagues to call on for advice. This event is primarily focused on advisors who are relatively new to the role but is open to more seasoned advisors who feel they could use a refresh.
DATES: January 7-8, 2022
LOCATION: The Alexandrian Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia (near Reagan National Airport). Attendees will make their own reservations with a block booking number provided after registration. Hotel registration must be made by December 6, 2021.
COST: OΔK will cover the costs for the hotel, meals (Friday evening break and Saturday breakfast and lunch), hotel parking, and materials.
REGISTRATION: Limited to 40 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis
TRANSPORTATION: Attendees must cover their own travel but we offer transportation grants (see below)
EVENT SAFETY PROTOCOL: All attendees must agree to the OΔK Event Safety Protocol. Please read the document before registering (added December 1, 2021)
Friday (begins at 7 p.m.)
- OΔK Game Show – test your knowledge of the Society
- Gathering with Refreshments – get to know your fellow advisors from across the country
Saturday (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
- What Leadership Means to You and OΔK
- Discussion of OΔK’s five pillars and values in relation to circle advising
- Personal Expectations, Opportunities, and Rewards
- Maximizing the opportunities presented to you through being an advisor
- Lunch with Seasoned Circle Advisors
- Focused conversations with long-term advisors
- Recognizing Leadership Across Campus and Creating Collaboration
- Deeper dive into advising responsibilities
- Resources and Strategies for Success
- Create an action plan for using these resources on your home campus
TRANSPORTATION GRANTS: OΔK understands that many advisors serve in a voluntary capacity, or are working with very limited funds to support their circle. In addition to covering on-site costs for the workshop, OΔK is offering travel grants of up to $250 to advisors who do not have financial support to attend this event. As part of the registration process, advisors can offer details of their need for travel assistance. These grants would be in the form of reimbursement after the workshop. We are allowing up to $250 per circle.
- If your institutional budget can cover your travel costs, we ask that you not request a travel grant. This will allow OΔK to increase the reach of these travel funds and allow advisors who could otherwise not attend the opportunity to come.
CANCELLATION/NO SHOW FEES: Because OΔK is agreeing to cover the costs of hotel and meals, we are required to provide final numbers 7 calendar days in advance. If an attendee cancels after December 31, 2021, or fails to show, Omicron Delta Kappa will invoice the circle/institution for the full amount of the hotel and meals. When registering for the program, attendees indicate that they have read this cancellation/no-show clause and agree to its terms.
Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, (He/Him/His) has served as an educator, administrator, and consultant in higher education for over 36 years. He is the President & Founder of the Washington Consulting Group (WCG) that was named by the Economist as one of the Top 10 Global Diversity Consultants in the world. A dedicated educator, Dr. Washington is also an invited instructor in the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Lancaster Theological Seminary. He is the President and Co-Founder of the Social Justice Training Institute and a Past President of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).
Known as the “The Engagement Specialist”, Dr. Washington sees himself as an instrument of change reaching beyond higher education to working with an extensive list of diverse corporate, non-profit, government and faith organization clients from Starbucks to The Peace Corps. Dr. Washington currently serves as the Pastor of Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore and is an Elder in the Unity Fellowship Church Movement.
Adding to a long list of authored work, Dr. Washington is busy writing two books; “The Ride to the Airport: The real stories about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” and “Called Out, To Serve: LGBTQ+ Clergy, Answering the Call to Ministry.”
Over his career, Dr. Jamie Washington has received many awards and honors including the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Legends of Excellence Award for his contribution to the lives and education of Black and LatinX faculty, staff, and students. He is also a proud member of Omicron Delta Kappa and was a keynote speaker for National Leadership Conference.
For more information visit: https://washingtonconsultinggroup.net/jamie-washington
Nancy Hunter Denney brings four decades of passion for educating college students and providing content-rich professional development for those who serve them. The manner in which she has actualized this passion has taken many shapes and sizes over the years landing her in the current role of speaker, writer, and event planner.
Her career began in student affairs at Case Western Reserve University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. In 1993 the entrepreneurial spirit took over and Ms. Denney hit the road as a professional speaker where she focused on non-profit helping organizations, women’s leadership organizations, and higher education. Her high energy speaking style and dynamic keynote presentations brought her to over 1000 college campuses and to hundreds of state, regional and national conferences. She has appeared on the national stage with financial advice expert Suze Orman, news correspondent Soledad O’Brien, and talk show host Dr. Phil. Nancy has presented at two OΔK National Leadership Conferences.
Ms. Denney is the author of or contributing author to seven books. Her most recent releases include The Lead365 Reflections Journal, Wisdom Along the Way: Writings on Life and Leadership, Zing! 21 Insights on Maximizing Your Influence – 3rd Edition (Foreword by Dr. Ken Blanchard) and The Now Factors of College Success – 2nd Edition, with Jermaine Davis and Michael Miller. Life by Design was her first book.
Not only is Ms. Denney an avid writer, but she also serves as the editor and project manager for her own publishing company called Zing! Publishing, established in 2010. She welcomes the opportunity to support individuals seeking an inexpensive way to produce hundreds of books at a cost-plus model.