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Pre-Conference Workshops
Space is Limited – Register Early!

A key component of NSEE’s mission is to enhance the professional development of its members.  Another component of the mission is to be the national leader in advancing experiential education as a field and a profession.  To accomplish both aspects of this mission, NSEE created the Experiential Education Academy, often referred to as the EEA or the Academy. 

The EEA supports and contributes to both the day-to-day work effectiveness and the long-term development of NSEE members through a series of professional workshops leading to a Certificate of Knowledge.  The program is designed for all practitioners, regardless of specific experiential application.  The set of workshops creates a common base of knowledge and competence for the field of experiential education and allows participants the flexibility to increase their expertise in their own particular interest areas. 

Pre-conference workshops offer the unique opportunity to focus intensively on Experiential Education topics and issues. 

NSEE will offer four EEA Foundation courses along with two elective workshops in Salt Lake City this year. Click the link below for more information regarding the Experiential Education Academy (EEA): 


Due to space allocations at the conference, workshops are limited in size.  Registration for all workshops will close when maximum participation is reached. 

  • Track One:       Monday, September 26, 2022      8:00AM – 11:30AM
  • Track Two:       Monday, September 26, 202       12:15PM – 3:45PM 

A box lunch will be provided for all pre-conference workshop participants who have signed up for two workshops at 11:30 AM. An additional fee of $195 each for members and $215 each for non-members and registration is required to enroll on the pre-conference workshops. 


 Track One:           Monday, September 26, 2022                8:00AM – 11:30AM
An additional fee and registration is required to enroll on the pre-conference workshops. 

  1. Fundamentals of Experiential Education - Participants in this workshop will explore the theoretical and philosophical roots of experiential education and the principles of good practice fundamental to all types of experiential learning.  Participants will have an opportunity to actively explore the implications and applications of this information, and to identify the resources available for continued professional development and specific use in their programs.
  2. Assessment - This workshop will introduce beginners to the fundamentals of assessment in experiential learning settings and provide intermediate level assessment training for practitioners beyond the beginner’s level, who seek to improve their outcomes assessment skills.  The primary goal is to assist participants in the development of an outcomes assessment plan to use at their own institution.  Employing a hands-on, active learning approach, this workshop will include a mix of presentation, applied tasks, small group work, and interactive discussion. 
  3. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Experiential Education (NEW) – While experiential education is widely regarded to be a high-impact practice, the way in which it is implemented can create a significant disparity in its success. This workshop provides an opportunity to examine the inequities that can be part of the processes and learning within experience education. As a result of this workshop, participants will increase awareness of strategies for creating more equitable learning and engagement. 

Track Two:           Monday, September 26, 2022                12:15PM – 3:45PM
An additional fee and registration is required to enroll on the pre-conference workshops. 

  1. Principles of Ethical & Best Practices - Workshop participants will examine two NSEE foundation documents, the Guiding Principles of Ethical Practice and Principles of Best Practice in Experiential Education. The goal is to develop a deep understanding of these principles through both a theoretical examination of the contents and a hands-on experiential component where participants will be given an opportunity to generate ideas specific to their own programs.
  2. Reflection - While experiences are the first E in experiential education, it is through reflection that the learning takes its root and makes lasting changes.  According to Kolb, learning is a process where knowledge is created through the transformation of experience.  Reflection is integral to that transformation.  This workshop will explore methods of guiding students to be more reflective in their experiences and following their experiences:  the use of journals in reflection and models for conducting regular seminars promoting reflection and reflective conversation.
  3. Designing a Quality Internship Program – In this workshop, participants will explore academic and non-academic internships, who's involved, and their roles in each. Participants will learn the key elements to design meaningful internship experiences mutually beneficial to the student and employer and consider how to prepare for the demand of remote work and its impact on internship experiences. 


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To enroll in the pre-conference workshops, please select the tracks you wish to take on the registration form for the meeting, along with the registration fee. Registration for the pre-conference workshops includes workshop materials, coffee break, and lunch. 

All experiential education professionals are invited to explore the possibilities afforded by the Academy.  More information is available online at http://www.nsee.org/about-the-eea or by contacting NSEE directly at 856-423-3427, or via email at [email protected].