2022 NORDP Pacific Regional Conference
RD Transitions | January 12-13, 2022 | Virtual

The Pacific Region Conference planning committee is pleased to announce our January 12-13, 2022 virtual conference. Each day will feature two hours of content, from 10 am - Noon PST.

The theme of the meeting is RD Transitions. Transitions is being looked at through a wide lens to include dealing with all the outcomes of the past couple of years, but also to include transitions that are not COVID-related and are looking towards the future of RD. 


January 12

10:00 - 11:00am PST

Roundtable Discussion: "Other Transactions" 

Presenters: Michael Helms, Stanford University; Linda Ko, University of Washington; Alysia vandenBerg, University of Washington; Melissa Vaught, University of Washington

Other transactions (OTs or OTAs) are unique funding mechanisms that provide Federal agencies significant flexibility to respond to emerging or evolving challenges, with each OT being unique in its own way. This dynamic roundtable discussion will help RD professionals gain knowledge of OTs and be better prepared to apply for them. The panelists have recent and successful experience with OTs, which they will share along with suggestions for best practices. Input from the audience and lively discussion will be encouraged.

11:00am -Noon PST

Introducing CAHSSA: The California Alliance of Hispanic-serving Social Science Administrators (followed by networking!)

Holly Hapke (UC Irvine), Leslie Ponciano (California State) and Barbara Endemano-Walker (UC, Santa Barbara) will introduce CAHSSA (the California Alliance for Hispanic-serving Social Science Advancement). Then, stay for networking and open discussion. 


January 13

10:00-11:30am PST

Supporting Mid-Career Faculty Through Research Leadership Training
Presenters: Maureen Bonnefin, Washington State University; M.S. 'Peg' AtKisson, Atkisson Training Group LLC 

How many of us have seen team science efforts fail through lack of leadership? Many RD offices have established leadership training for young faculty, but mid-career faculty have different aspirations and face different hurdles. They are often encouraged to become involved in interdisciplinary teams, even tasked with leading these large teams of with little training on how to navigate these new roles and relationships with their peers. Come join us for an open discussion about a recent pilot program at Washington State University with AtKisson Training Group that has helped our faculty increase skills for leading large collaborative groups.

11:30-Noon PST

Fireside Chat

Presenter: Samuel Rodriguez-Flecha, Washington State University