The role of the registrar is evolving and expanding, and increasingly, our work intersects with other areas on campus and beyond. Using a case studies approach, the newly redesigned Reg 201 workshop will explore major competencies and proficiencies of the profession, FERPA, and other issues records professionals face.
After successful offerings at past Annual Meetings, the Registrar 201 workshop was put on hiatus for the 2017 meeting in order to evaluate its format and content. The workshop, geared toward professionals with at least five years of experience, was completely revamped and offered in its new form at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Orlando.
With some fine-tuning after last year’s successful re-introduction, Reg 201 will be offered again at the 2019 AACRAO Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. Rather than using the power-points-and-discussion format common in workshops, Registrar 201 now uses a case study and discussion method based on “Ted Talks," allowing the facilitators and participants to have more time to analyze and discuss actual or possible situations in which records and registration professionals could find and have found themselves.
“The REG 201 workshop was well received in past offerings, but it was felt that it just wasn’t doing what we wanted it to do,” said Glenn Munson, one of the original presenters of the workshop. “So we developed a new format with new content, and the new version was very well received last year based on comments from the participants.”
Among those comments from the 2018 offering were these:
“Your team led the workshop amazingly well. It was well thought out and I learned so much. It was a great resource for me.”
“The authentic and personal tone all of you managed to maintain while piloting a new program format made the experience very engaging. Thanks for helping future leaders to better prepare for the crucial role that registrars must play in the future.”
“Not only was the case study format stimulating, the thoughtful collaboration with colleagues inspired a level of enthusiasm in the Registrar profession in me that had theretofore been waning.”
“The workshop needed to reflect the changing nature of the role of the registrar, not just someone collecting grades and keeping records,” President Tina Falkner said. “We are now involved in data sharing, retention, curriculum. We wear so many different hats. We think we have a workshop that does that, using the professional competencies as our guides.”
This REG 201 Workshop covers many new topics and is more interactive and more informative than past editions, so even those past attendees might want to attend again! The workshop covers two full-days, offered on Saturday and Sunday prior to the opening of the 2019 Annual Meeting. Learn more and register here.