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2019 AFCPE® Research and Training Symposium


AFCPE Pre-Symposium: Sunday, November 17 - Tuesday, November 19
AFCPE Symposium: Tuesday, November 19 - Thursday, November 21
Schedule Subject to Change

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Higher Education Financial Wellness
The needs of financial literacy/wellness programs across the country are different depending on what stage the program is at, but there are specific topics that are becoming more integral to function of these programs.


During this session, attendees will be broken into 4 groups and will rotate through 4 different sessions. This format will allow attendees to get a deeper dive into content that will be important to the success of their financial literacy/wellness program. Among the topics that will covered during this session will be:



Emergency Aid/Wrap Around Support: With the recent issues regarding the uncertainty of DACA students, the hurricanes in the southern portion of the United States, food insecurity and homelessness, and other developments effecting students it is important that universities have systems in place to support students emotionally and financially. This portion of the program will focus on what universities are currently doing to help students and will also allow for discussion as to what we can do to better serve our students as they go through similar issues in the future.



Aligning Goals with Partners/Gaining Institutional Buy-in: Often, the implementation of a financial wellness program is a bottom-up process where faculty/staff are trying to convince administration to help support a program. This is usually a very difficult process?so what can these faculty/staff members do to better convince their institution to support the creation of a program? This portion of the program will allow new programs to interact with established programs to determine what kinds of information would be most valuable to present to administration to help gain support for the creation of a program or for additional resources.



Climate of the Field: The topic of financial wellness in higher education has gained increasing attention for almost a decade. So where are we? Are we making progress or running on a treadmill? What can we do to better enhance our programs and what do we want to accomplish as a community? This portion of the session will allow for discussion with some of the leaders in the field and will hopefully lead to the shaping of financial wellness in higher education moving forward.



Attendee Choice: While we believe these three topics above are important to address, we want to leave it to our attendees to determine what the final session should focus on. Anyone who registers for the session will be given access to a list of potential 4th topics and can vote on their favorite. The top choice will be selected as the 4th breakout topic.


Pre-approved for 3 CEUs