Register Now for the 2015 Spring Drive-In!

Online registration for the 2015 Spring Drive-In Conference is now open! Please complete the registration form at the bottom of this page to confirm your attendance at this year’s event.

2015 ICCSSA Spring Drive-In Conference
“Sharing Keys of Knowledge in Student Services”
Marshalltown Community College in Marshalltown, Iowa
Friday, May 29th from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

$35 per person; covers event costs including a light breakfast and full lunch. Payments are not due until the day of the conference and can be made via check or cash. The week prior to the conference, an invoice will be sent to all registered participants of each institution as a group in case payment is being made by your institution. Please direct any questions on conference payment to Jeremy at

If preferred, payments may be sent ahead of the conference to:

Atten: Jeremy Austin
2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023

Please make checks payable to ICCSSA.

At this spring’s drive-in event, join your fellow ICCSSA members in “sharing keys of knowledge”, or best practices, in a variety of areas impacting student services across the state. Attendees will be divided up into small groups before rotating through four 30-minute roundtable discussion sessions, each focusing on one of these themes:

  • Technology: Entering Our Students’ Worlds Discuss best practices for using technology to communicate with students
  • Retention: Unlocking Student BarriersDiscuss best practices for improving student retention
  • Beyond the Classroom: Passages for Student OpportunityDiscuss best practices for creating opportunities for students to learn and grow outside of the classroom
  • Partnerships: Opening New Doors to Make Us StrongerDiscuss best practices for building partnerships with internal and external constituents that will benefit our students and institutions

Each roundtable will be led by a facilitator who will begin by sharing a best practice of their own before opening the discussion to the group. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared to share their own best practices in these areas so that others can learn from their successes. The goal is to help each other “unlock” new ideas that we can take back to our own institutions!

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. — Check-In/Networking/Light Breakfast
10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. — Welcome
10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.  — Round Table #1
10:50 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. — Round Table #2
11:25 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. — Round Table #3
12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Round Table #4
12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. — Large Group Wrap-Up & Lunch
1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. — Subgroup Meeting
1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Awards, Election Results & Business Meeting (For All Attendees)


The winners of the 2015-2016 Executive Board election will be announced at the drive-in. Prior to the event, nominations and ballots will be collected online by the Nominating Committee. Click here to learn more about the positions up for election and the nomination process. Election nominations are due by Wednesday, April 22nd.


We will wrap up the drive-in with a business meeting, which is open to all attendees, and the presentation of awards to members who have been nominated by their peers. Click here to learn more about the criteria for each award; the nomination deadline has been extended to May 26th. This is an excellent opportunity to recognize your colleagues for their exceptional work this year!


Please contact Bobby Nalean, ICCSSA President, at or 515-964-6474 with any questions or concerns about the event. We hope you’ll join us!

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