MSFAA 2024 Annual Conference



Registration is now open!

Register for the 2024 Annual MSFAA Conference being held at the Amway Grand Hotel in Grand Rapids, May 19th – May 22nd. Your MSFAA Board has been working hard to plan an amazing training conference and stay in beautiful Grand Rapids. Hotel registration is open now so do not hesitate to book your rooms.

Conference Scholarship Application:

MSFAA 2024 - Annual Conference Scholarship Application

Tentative Agenda For Conference

Conference Agenda


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GUEST SPEAKERS

 

Dr. Michael Oliver

Associate Dean of Career Services,

Schoolcraft College

"Revitalize to Optimize: Embracing Self-Care for Enhanced Student Support"

In this inspiring Welcome Keynote, we embark on a transformative journey spotlighting the vital role of self-care in elevating our capacities to support our students. We'll explore how prioritizing our well-being catalyzes a domino effect, leading not only to personal restoration but also to increased efficiency and heightened service within our roles in the student financial aid sphere.

You'll be introduced to proven self-help strategies, indispensable for thriving in environments marked by stress and constant change.  Prepare to be armed with innovative tools, knowledge, and the conviction to prioritize self-care and set the stage for a healthier, happier, and more productive professional life. This, in turn, enhances the quality of support rendered to our students.

Join us as we delve into the exciting domain of self-nourishment to work better, breathe easier, and live fuller. It's time to revitalize to optimize!


Yulanda Harris, Ed.D, CNP 

CEO, Trainingphase Consulting Group

 

"Understanding Neurodiversity in Higher Education: Why It Matters"

The changing demographics of higher education necessitate a shift towards embracing neurodiversity, not as an optional add-on but as a core principle of inclusivity and academic excellence. This General Session explores the spectrum of neurodiverse experiences, shedding light on diverse learning styles, cognitive processes, and approaches to interaction. Participants will gain insights into common neurodivergent conditions like autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and dyslexia and their potential impact on the student experience. By fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for neurodiversity, institutions can equip faculty, staff, and students with the knowledge and tools to create a learning environment that empowers everyone to thrive.

Dr. Yulanda Harris is a force for change in the world of neurodiversity. Driven by a deep passion for unlocking the unique talents and perspectives of neurodivergent individuals, she champions their inclusion in all aspects of life. Her unwavering dedication manifests in a multifaceted career encompassing leadership, advocacy, education, and action. As CEO of Trainingphase Consulting Group, Dr. Harris empowers organizations to embrace Neuroinclusion, fostering workplaces where neurodivergent individuals thrive. This expertise extends beyond the corporate sphere, with her role as CEO and Advocacy & Mediation Representative for the NeuroDiversity Inclusion Institute (NDi) further amplifying her impact. NDi is a testament to her commitment to a non-profit championing equal opportunities and resources for the neurodivergent community.

 

Dust off those running shoes and join in on the Kim Fonger 5K Run/Walk at the MSFAA conference in Grand Rapids!!


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