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Presentation Proposal - NACADA Annual Conference
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Conference Year: 2021
Session #: 201(LEC)
Title: Less is More: Minimalizing All the Clutter & Prioritizing What Matters in Advising
Lead Presenter: D. Todd Spinner
Date: October 08, 2021    Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room: 201/202, DECC
Abstract: Advisors are often told to do more with less. Roles have expanded from advising students on what classes to take, to recruiting, coordinating commencement, teaching, career services, committees, and more. Oh, and why don't you add a pursuit of a doctoral degree as well? Digital, office, and living space clutter only exacerbates the problem. This can lead to advisors becoming overwhelmed and burned out which can lead to unhealthy behaviors and a less effective advisor. We should be devoted to the pursuit of less which in turn can be modeled for our students.

This presentation introduces minimalist and essentialist concepts that Marie Kondo, The Minimalists, Greg McKeown among others have popularized to pursue in leading a meaningful advising career and life as well as modeling and teaching this way of life to students.
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