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2022 NAKHE Conference Call for Proposals

May 27, 2021 - Aug 1, 2021

January 5-8
Hyatt Regency
Phoenix, Arizona
Embracing the Future: Navigating a Hybrid World

The deadline for all conference proposals is August 1, 2021.


The 2022 NAKHE Conference will focus on how leaders can effectively utilize technology and creativity to lead during trying times. While we have all faced the COVID-19 pandemic this is not the only hard to deal with an issue facing higher education. Budget cuts, institutions dealing with natural disasters, national and local social unrest, political legislation that affects institutions, are all major factors that force leaders to do their most creative work for students, staff, faculty, and institutions. Using technology effectively to navigate during trying times is a must. Presentations will be grouped together with other related presentations for each session. The conference is scheduled to be face-to-face with 1 full virtual day of presentations. All face-to-face concurrent sessions will be available for virtual attendees via the Whova App. All named lectures and awards will be live-streamed for our virtual attendees. Face-to-face and online spots will be available for the following types of presentation:

  • Oral Presentations: Speakers will have 15 minutes to present, followed by 2-3 minutes for questions and answers.
  • PetchaKucha: A PechaKucha is a type of presentation where speakers have 20 chosen images or slides and 20 seconds to explain each slide. That is 400 seconds or 6 minutes and 40 seconds to present your topic. That is a 7-minute presentation with about 3 minutes for dialogue or questions.
  • Virtual Poster Presentation: NAKHE will provide speakers with a 4-slide PowerPoint template to design a “poster”. The virtual posters will be on Twitter, where conference attendees can “view” the posters at any time and leave feedback and questions for the speaker. For those without a Twitter account, NAKHE will post on their behalf and share comments/questions with the presenter.
  • Face-to-Face Poster Presentation: The presenter is responsible for printing and transporting the poster to the conference. Posters should be no larger than 48” X 60 “.
  • Workshop: Speakers will be given 45 minutes to provide specific activities geared towards the conference theme.

Submissions for the Joanna Davenport Graduate Student Poster Award
Posters that are to be considered for the Graduate Student Poster Award should be entered using the information and link found at

All proposals must align with NAKHE’s mission statement and include details about how it fits with one or more of the following conference strands. Conference proposals will be evaluated using this rubric.

  • Meeting the Needs of Today’s Students: In this strand, presentations will focus on how faculty can effectively engage a new generation of students in course work using multiple modalities.
  • Advocating Via Virtual Formats: In this strand, presentations will focus on advocacy practices for funds and FaceTime with various stakeholders necessary to keep our programs and our institutions moving forward.
  • Leading During Trying Times: In this strand, presentations will focus on best practices for leaders when times get tough.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: In this strand, presentations will focus on transforming our institutional practices (hiring, civility, mentoring, promotion and tenure) to be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
  • Instructional Physical Activity Programs: In this strand, presentations will have a specific focus on instructional physical activity programs. Presentations tied to the conference theme are preferred, but all proposals about instructional physical activity programs will be considered.
  • Coaching: In this strand, presentations will have a specific focus on coaching education in higher education. Presentations tied to conference themes are preferred, but all proposals about coaching education will be considered.
  • Open Sessions: In this strand, work that may not fit the conference theme but aligns with NAKHE’s mission statement or strategic plan will be presented.

Questions about the conference should be directed to:
Kacey DiGiacinto
NAKHE Vice President
Conference Planner


Please note that only the person submitting this form will be notified of the proposal's acceptance or rejection. The submitter is responsible for notifying the other presenters of the program's status. This includes notifying the other presenters with time and date of your session.

All persons listed in this submission must agree to the following.

  • Speakers must register for the conference by December 1.
  • Only the names of the speakers registered for the conference by December 1st will be listed in the conference program.
  • Proposals without a speaker registered by December 1 will be deleted from the conference.
  • Non-Attending team members will be listed in the presentation's description.
  • The planner, speakers and all team members must consent to receive email communications from NAKHE.

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