• #ACPA15 Scott Helfrich: There's Always Another Move - Lessons for Educators from Shackleton

    Sir Ernest Shackleton was a famous 20th century explorer who tried to cross Antarctica on 1914. His ship became trapped in the ice, was crushed, and sunk leaving Shackleton and his crew stranded in Antarctica. After a harrowing two years and dogged determination, he was able to get all of his men home alive. His manta was “There is always another move” rather than simply giving up. I would cover a brief background on his voyage, the strategies he used to keep them alive, and how Student Affairs professionals can use these lessons when facing adversity at their own institutions.

    About the Speaker:
    Dr. Helfrich is the Director of Upper Campus Housing at California University of PA. He serves on the Directorate of the Commission for Housing & Residence and was awarded the Outstanding Housing & Residence Life Professional at the ACPA Convention in 2014. He is the creator and program director for the Leadership Living-Learning Community at Cal U. of PA. Dr. Helfrich has presented both nationally and in Canada on student life topics related to leadership, technology, and college student mental health. He earned his doctorate on Higher Education from Penn State University.

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