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Are you looking for additional opportunities for professional development?  We all would like those free, educational, and developmental opportunities to be more plentiful, so in conjunction with #SEAHOallyear, the Program Committee would like to announce our newly expanded initiative: Freeform Sessions!

What?: SEAHO Freeform Sessions

Wait!  What are Freeform Sessions?: Freeform sessions are intentional professional development opportunities offered by the Program Committee within SEAHO to meet the needs of the delegates throughout the year and at the annual conference.  Opportunities outside of the conference will mostly be in form of a conference call or webinar, but can also take shape via social media forums for open discussion.


SEAHO Free Form Subcommittee


If you have any questions or have questions about how to get involved, please contact any of the subcommittee members listed below: 






Demarcus Merritt

University of North Carolina Greensboro

Assistant Director for Resident Life

Holly Proctor

Florida State University

Program Coordinator, Student Staff Training and Selection

Doug Ashcroft

University of Florida

Area Coordinator for Graham & Hume Areas

Justin Shreve

Virginia Commonwealth University Hall Director for Residential Life & Housing


Name of Meeting:        SEAHO Free Form Series – 2018

Meeting ID:                  309 407 1972

Access Information:    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: 

 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699006833, 696452644# or +16468769923, 696452644

 Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):  US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833 (Meeting ID: 309 407 1972) Meeting ID: 696452644

 If you have any questions, prior to the occurrence of this opportunity, please contact Demarcus Merritt at


Every Third Wednesday @ 1:00 PM


Oct 18 9:30-10:30am EST - In Delegation we Trust: Discussion on Effective Delegation- Janae’ McKinney


December 13 9:30-10:30am EST

Jan 17th 9:30-10:30am EST

Feb 21 9:30-10:30am EST - What to expect at SEAHO?

March 21 9:30-10:30am EST

April 18 9:30-10:30am EST

May 23 9:30-10:30am EST

June 6 9:30-10:30am EST



Join your SEAHO family for its next SEAHO Free Form Series Webinar on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time) entitled “Avoiding E: Navigating Components of Compassion Fatigue.”

Be sure to tune in to hear from our Experts on Call Therésa McKire (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill), Bob Alston (Northern Kentucky University),

Michael Dobrin (Louisiana State University), and Justin Shreve (Virginia Commonwealth University)!


 *** Special Kick-off Session***

Didn’t get to dial in for our first FreeForm session?  Well, you are in luck!  This video was recorded during our interactive FreeForm session that shares details about how to submit a proposal, what makes a good program submission, describes what formats are available and much more!  It shows you how to access the new submission process using screenshots and what the Program Committee is looking for in a program proposal. 


Access Slides HERE

 If you find that you are still encountering issues or have questions about how to submit or even if you want to talk through an idea, please feel free to contact the Program Committee Chair at 

Join your SEAHO family for the next Free Form Series webinar session on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time). Our Experts On Call will be Gabriel Solomon (of Florida State University) and Demarcus Merritt (of University of North Carolina Greensboro) as they discuss the topic “The Art of Article to Top Notch Proposal.” Join us as the duo will share their tactics to how they tag teamed to convert their SEAHO Report published article entitled “Diversity Self-Care Check Up: You’re Not Alone” into a presentation; which was selected as the 2017 SEAHO’s Best Program and chosen to represent the SEAHO region on the international level at ACUHO-I’s Annual Composition Exposition this past summer!



Access Slides HERE

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, SEAHO Free Form Series 2017 hosted its third professional development session entitled "Shifting to Make the Move into Mid-Level Management." The Free Form Subcommittee discussed best practices and strategies to professionals to consider before or during their search of making the move into mid-level management; with particular emphasis of utilizing the proposed PRNDLE (pronounced prindle) Model. For webinar script and additional related resources, feel free to email Demarcus Merritt at

Access Slides HERE

Access Notes HERE

Join your SEAHO family for the next Free Form Series webinar session on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time). We will have shared engagement with a “Get Connected Career Development Webinar.” Our EXPERTS ON CALL will be Stephanie Carter and Sarah Magness of Wake Forrest University and they will share vital insight regarding career development opportunities offered throughout region such as the Regional Entry Level Institute (RELI) and the National Housing Training Institute (NHTI). You don’t want to miss this!


Please note that we will be utilizing Zoom interactive software to conduct our video and voice webinar. It is advised for anticipated participants to check their respective computer access permissions and restrictions in regards to downloading before joining us as downloading Zoom software will be required in order to access the video portion of the webinar. If you are unable to download the software to join us virtually, participants are still able to access the webinar for voice-only participation by calling in. 


Access Slides HERE

Join your SEAHO family for its first SEAHO Free Form Series Session of the New Year! On Wednesday, January 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time), we will discuss “Social Justice Supervision 101.” Be sure to call in to learn and share best practices and proven strategies to implement with your team members!

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SEAHO advances excellence in housing programs and staff by promoting best practices, networking, professional development and involvement opportunities.