Conference Registration closes Friday, May 3rd

2019 NYSTAA Conference

The Transfer Odyssey: Our Journey Continues

Tuesday, May 21 – Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Hotel Ithaca, Ithaca, NY

Registration now open…

Join us for the 26th Annual NYSTAA Conference!

The Transfer Odyssey:
Our Journey Continues

Tuesday, May 21 – Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Hotel Ithaca, Ithaca, NY

Conference registration options/fees:

Member Commuter/Emeritus: $375
Non-Member: $450
Member Commuter just Wednesday: $125
Non-Member just Wednesday: $162.50
Price for JUST Reception/Dinner on Wed: $65
Pre-conference: $40 (Deadline to register for Pre-conference is Wednesday, April 15th)

Pre-Conference Speaker

Dan Tillemans
Facilitator, Cornell University Team and Leadership Center
Former Director of Cornell University Outdoor Education

The Leadership Wheel- Developing Personal Growth, High Performance Teamwork, and Empowering Leadership, From The Inside Out.

Dan Tillemans, served as Director of Cornell University Outdoor Education for 15 years, developing COE as one of the foremost university-based outdoor education programs in the country. “Teamwork, Leadership, and Growth through Outdoor Experience” became the program mission, and today 150 student and staff leaders provide 55,000 participant-program-days annually. In 1997 Dan founded the Cornell University Team and Leadership Center, to provide teamwork and leadership development programs for a more diverse audience, now providing 5,000 participant-program-days. After Dan retired from full time work a group of alumni endowed the Cornell Team and Leadership Center Director position and named it in honor of Dan’s contributions. Today, Dan Tillemans continues to facilitate numerous teamwork and leadership development programs part-time for students and staff at Cornell University and beyond.

The Leadership Wheel: Dan has worked closely with Clint Sidle, Director of the Park Leadership Fellows Program at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, to develop and apply a model that Clint has titled “The Leadership Wheel”. The two met in 1990 when Clint joined the Cornell Outdoor Education Advisory Board, have remained close friends, and have co-led numerous programs ever since.

The lesson of the Leadership Wheel is to draw equally from all four directions (the same four directions inherent in modern Jungian personality-type work) in order to develop a fifth archetype, the Sage. It is the ability to utilize all of the directions, at the right time, and in the right place, that is the important concept to embrace. In this model personal growth replaces self-interest as the motivating force.

Material for this workshop will be taken from Clint Sidle’s book: The Leadership Wheel: Five Steps for Achieving Individual and Organizational Greatness, available from Over 20 self-guided exercises are available in this book.

For those interested in exploring your own personality preferences before this workshop a 30 minute questionnaire is available for $5 at

*Pre-conference: $40*
Deadline to register: Monday, April 15

Hotel Reservation Details

Hotel rooms are the responsibility of the conference attendee. The rate is $145/night (same rate for those looking to come as Early Arrival, which is the Monday). To reserve a room online: Attendees may also call the hotel at 607-272-1000. Please indicate the NYSTAA room block and provide the “group attendee code” 2926.

Please note: attendees sharing a room will have to designate one person to make the reservation and to make sure choose/indicate the double queen room option. When reserving hotel room online, under adult/children add how many people will be in the room. Please use comment section to add name of any additional attendees sharing room. At check-in, each attendee may present a credit card and have the cost of the room split down the middle.

Awards Dinner Choices (Wednesday, May 22nd):

  • 10oz Prime Rib with au jus, with garlic parmesan whipped potatoes and sautéed broccoli and cauliflower
  • Chicken Piccata, with garlic parmesan whipped potatoes and sautéed broccoli and cauliflower
  • Stuffed Filet of Sole, stuffed with spinach, served with wild rice and sautéed broccoli and cauliflower
  • Stuffed Vegetable Portabella served over wild rice and sautéed broccoli and cauliflower (veg/vegan)

Important Dates & What to look forward to::

  • TBA

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Rickman at We look forward to seeing you at the 26th Annual NYSTAA Conference this May 2019!

Conference Proposals

The 2019 call for workshop proposals has closed.  Thank you to all who submitted proposals!  Presenters will be notified by the Issues Committee chairs whether their proposal has been accepted for presentation.

Questions? Contact Issues Committee Co-Chairs Misty Fields or Erin Rickman