Pre-Conference Workshop Schedule

LSAMP Alliance Management: Scaling Out Best Practices

11:00am – 5:00pm Friday, October 25, 2019
Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel Keystone Crossing (map)
Plaza Ballroom D&E

The Indiana STEM LSAMP is pleased to host a pre-conference workshop on Friday, October 25, from 11:00am – 5:00pm.

The workshop sessions are designed to be hands-on for LSAMP administrators currently managing projects in a Phase I or II award. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of NSF LSAMP terminology and WebAMP.

Registration for this pre-conference workshop is required and is a separate registration from the LSMRCE conference. Email mvquirke@iu.edu to request an invitation. Include LSAMP program, name and title in the email request.




AGENDA
10:00 am     Check-in Table Opens
11:00 am     Buffet Lunch and Opening Remarks

2017 LSMCE Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana
Figure 1. Representatives of the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation at the 2017 LSMCE Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

11:15 am - 1:00 pm     Alliance to Alliance: Shared Best Practices
Panel Presenters: Nicole Campos (CSU-LSAMP), Gail Coover (WiscAMP), Eda Davis-Lowe (Central Florida STEM alliance), Tamara Hamilton (Upstate LSAMP), Brenda Morales (OK LSAMP), & Fara Williams (KY-WV LSAMP)
This workshop provides strategies, roundtable discussion, and interactive activities for personnel managing day-to-day operations of a LSAMP Alliance. Presenters each share 1-2 topics of expertise with the audience and then break into small work groups to examine these strategies through discussion. Each participant should generate an action plan and locate resources to assist with implementing strategies.

Goal
  • Gain a deeper understanding of LSAMP components
  • Make connections between LSAMP alliances
  • Develop an action plan of strategies and resources
Panel Speaker's Bios

1:15 – 2:45 pm     Alliance Management: Methodologies to Manage Complex Initiatives
Presenter: Gary Maixner
In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore the basic concepts of project management, including definitions, methodologies, and tools. An introduction to Bonfire Methodology, a brief demo of a work breakdown structure tool and walkthrough will be provided. After the presentation, participants will spend time working together to write project charters for projects at their alliance. Participants should bring a device to help with the exercise and an idea of a complex project they wish to work on.

Goal
  • Identify opportunities for applying solutions to breakdown large projects into manageable components
  • Identify techniques that enhance collaborative work among teams working on complex initiatives
  • Develop strategies that create buy-in among virtual teams
Workshop Speaker's Bios

3:00 pm     WebAMP: Collaborating to Create Processes to Improve Consistency in Data Collection
Presenters: Andrea Ingle & TBA
During this workshop, a brief presentation will cover WebAMP data collection requirements. Reports will be shared with the group on how IU is tracking LSAMP students and their outcomes. Then lead Q&A on ways collaboration with institutional data offices can generate reports that improve consistency and data collection over the life of an award.

Goal
  • Review job aids created to increase accuracy in data reporting for WebAMP across institutions
  • Discuss what reports institutions are creating in order to track LSAMP students and outcomes
  • Identify opportunities for sharing collaborative work at the institution level
Workshop Speaker's Bios

3:45 pm     Connect with an Alliance Mentor
Presenter: Michelle Quirke (IN LSAMP)
In this hands-on workshop, participants will revisit connections from the day and identify mentors or mentoring opportunities. #Ihavementored #Ifoundamentor #Mymentor #Phoneafriend #LSAMPNetwork2019

Goal
  • Make connections across alliances
  • Identify opportunities for sharing collaborative work with other LSAMP alliances
  • Build your support network
Workshop Speaker's Bios

4:00 – 4:45 pm     Ask an Expert
Presenters from the day will be available for one-on-one conversation, connection and Q&A

5:00 – 6:00 pm     LSAMP Program Poster Session     Clearwater Hallway
Each NSF-funded program attending the Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence (LSMRCE) Annual Conference is invited to present a poster at the pre-conference evening poster session. The goal of the poster session is to allow grantees to informally present their work to their peers and to promote additional networking and exchange across the Alliances. We invite creative posters that best present the scope of the project and invite discussion around the goals, outcomes and participants of the project. See the NSF Funded Projects Poster Session page for details and the online submission form. Submissions due October 20, at 5p ET.

QUESTIONS? Contact Us!

Michelle Quirke, IN LSAMP Project Manager
EMAIL: mvquirke@iu.edu
PHONE: 317-278-6715
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ANY OPINIONS, FINDINGS, AND CONCLUSIONS OR RECOMMENDATIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS MATERIAL ARE THOSE OF THE AUTHORS AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE VIEWS OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION. IN LSAMP IS SUPPORTED BY NSF AWARD NUMBER: HRD-1618408, 2016-2022