American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

National CSD Career Awareness Day Checklist

5–6 months before the event

__ Regional Councilor (RC) meets with the NSSLHA Chapter Advisor and Officers to discuss plans for National CSD Career Awareness Day.

__ RC and/or NSSLHA Chapter representative secure signatures for activity commitment form.

__ RC and/or NSSLHA Chapter representative secure facilities for activity.

__ RC and/or NSSLHA Chapter representative contact local state association and invite representatives attend as speakers and/or to provide materials/handouts for the activity.

__ RC and/or NSSLHA Chapter representative work with the university recruitment office (or its equivalent) to make contact with local high school representatives and/or community college and undergraduate recruiters to invite students.

4–5 months before the event

__ RC and/or NSSLHA Chapter representative follow-up with the university recruitment office to determine projected attendance/interest in the event. Continue this action until the desired number of contacts has been met AND confirmation of attendance is secured.

__ RC and/or NSSLHA Chapter representative follow-up with the state association contact. Continue this action until a representative has been identified.

3–4 months before the event

__ RC and/or NSSLHA Chapter representative submit activity commitment form to the national office.

__ RC and/or NSSLHA Chapter representative start promoting the event in the local media, through the university press, and to local high schools, community colleges, and surrounding university programs.

__ RC and/or NSSLHA Chapter representative work with the university communication's department to videotape and/or photograph the event.

2–3 months before the event

__ RC and/or NSSLHA Chapter representative follow-up with university representatives, ensuring that all dates are confirmed and use of facilities is confirmed. Update all parties on progress to date and address any new questions/concerns that may have arisen.

__ RC and/or NSSLHA Chapter representative should rehearse the agenda and day's presentation and identify any potential challenges.

__ RC and/or NSSLHA Chapter representative develop an alternate plan should some unforeseen event occur at the university.

__ RC and/or NSSLHA Chapter representative arrange videotaped clinic observations (if necessary) or secure permissions to observe clinical sessions.

__ RC and/or NSSLHA Chapter representative confirms who will conduct hearing screenings. Prepare for the appropriate number of attendees.

1–2 months before the event

__ National office will forward materials to the chapters.

__ State Association should forward materials to the chapters.

__ RC and/or NSSLHA Chapter representative confirm video/photography arrangements with the university's communication department.

__ RC and/or NSSLHA Chapter representative follow-up with the university recruitment office follow-up with the high school representatives to make sure that directions have been communicated and information for parking at the university has been communicated.

__ Assign work assignments and responsibilities to local NSSLHA members. Designate one individual to serve as the "point" person for that area. Make sure everyone working the event understands the role of the "point" person and what to do if there are problems.

Day of the event

__ Have Fun!

__ Make sure there are greeters at the university parking lot to show students where to go to register.

__ Make sure that all students that attend register.

__ Assign each student an identifying marker that will determine which small group module they will attend.

__ Make sure that any local media present has an opportunity to interview a student, a high school representative, a university official, a state association representative and some one from the NSSLHA chapter.

__ Make sure that students complete the evaluation forms. Do not provide giveaways until you receive the evaluation form.

__ Make sure the high school representatives complete the evaluation form.

2–4 weeks after the event

__ Mail the evaluation forms and any left over handouts back to the national office.

__ Follow-up on any video and photography projects. Send a copy of the video or pictures to the national office.

__ Send thank you notes to university officials and others that helped with the event.

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