CPN Connect 2023


Unleash New Solutions in Student Success

Leverage data, design thinking, and the power of the Campus Prevention Network to transform higher education.


Wicked Questions in Student Well-Being: A Design Workshop to Unleash New Solutions in Student Success

Each year, Vector Solutions brings together changemakers, thought leaders, and student affairs professionals to discuss the most pressing issues facing colleges, universities, and national organizations.

This year, we’ve reimagined our annual CPN Summit to better fit your needs. We’re hitting the road and coming to you. We’re excited to announce CPN Connect, three in-person regional workshops for you to choose from in 2023.

Please save the date for our first CPN Connect event at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 30th! We know many of you are planning to be in Boston for the ACHA Annual Meeting on May 31st, so we hope you’ll join us as we share groundbreaking data and engage in collaborative discussion on ways we can transform the student experience.

About CPN Connect Regional Workshops

CPN Summit

College and university professionals focused on student health, safety, well-being, and inclusion are increasingly facing novel situations and difficult, often paradoxical challenges that defy accepted wisdom and established solution playbooks. To solve these urgent and complex problems, we need to think and act differently. In short, we need design thinking. 

 In this high-energy, hands-on workshop participants will: 

  • Understand the principles of Design Thinking: fully understanding complex problems, identifying a range of possible solutions from involved stakeholders, and identifying the solution or solutions most likely to succeed. 
  • Learn the Design Thinking strategy of Liberating Structures, exploring how to apply this strategy to discover solutions for challenges unique to your institution. 
  • Practice applying the Wicked Questions approach with colleagues using unique data insights about student health, safety, well-being, and inclusion available only through Vector Solutions. 

Wicked Questions This Workshop Will Explore:

  • How do we identify a healthy majority in a pandemic-impacted community? 
  • In a virtual learning environment, does a social norms approach still work? 
  • Why are students still engaging in harmful behaviors when they value well-being, safety, and inclusion? 
  • If prevention directly drives institutional performance, what can we do to increase investment? 

CPN Connect 2023

The CPN Connect event provides an opportunity for campus leaders to network as well as share best practices and strategies to strengthen the important safety, well-being, and inclusion work being done across the nation.

Save the date for our first CPN Connect event at the Westin Copley Place, in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 30th, 12pm - 6pm! Join us as we bring groundbreaking data to life to transform the student experience. Registration is FREE!

Why You Should Attend?

  • Unparalled Event

    A high-energy, hands-on workshop like no other higher education event—leveraging design thinking to drive impact.

  • Gain Valuable Insights

    Access groundbreaking data from Vector experts and learn from peers to drive change on campus.

  • Build Strong Connections

    Opportunity for campus leaders to network, as well as share best practices and strategies to foster well being and student success at your institution.

Seating is limited and registration is free. Register today to join!

Register Now

We hope you can join us for the CPN Connect Regional Workshop being held at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 30th! If you have any questions regarding the upcoming event or need to make changes to your registration, please contact us.

CPN Connect 2023 Agenda

Sign-up for 1:1 time with a Vector team member who will be onsite to help you make the most of our work together. Space and team member availability is limited.

Get inspired and energized for the event by joining colleagues and Vector team members as we kick off CPN Connect.

This engaging session will introduce attendees to the basics of Design Thinking and the use of Liberating Structures problem-solving approach that can be used to surface challenges and ignite creative solutions to the complex issues we face in our work.

This presentation will focus on powerful and strategic data insights from Vector courses that can be used to identify Wicked Questions, revealing the challenges and possibilities that will engage everyone in sharper strategic thinking.

This highly interactive session will provide space for participants to interact with one another, generate ideas, and use data to help frame a challenges and subsequent efforts to map and understand that challenge with campus stakeholders.

Participants will come back together to share their ideas and insights with the larger group. Vector Solutions will record ideas and share with participants to encourage ongoing dialogue and accountability.

One last opportunity to make new connections, celebrate the day’s accomplishments, and learn more about what’s happening at Vector Solutions. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided.

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This is THE professional development opportunity that I look forward to every year. I leave with many practical ideas to strengthen and improve our prevention programs.

VP of Student Life

Outstanding presentations which have come to embody why this is the most relevant conference I attend.

Director of Wellness

"This was quite possibly the best conference I have attended…The quality of the presentations surpassed my expectations and were rigorous and critical in their analyses. Many conferences I have attended are just "look at us and what we did." These presenters shared their research and how we could apply it at our colleges. I am so incredibly pleased with this conference and it is at the top of my list for conferences to attend in the future."

Prevention Practitioner

The Summit was hands-down outstanding! Your staff did an incredible job. The presentations were informative, professional, and timely; the food was wonderful; the facilities could not have been better; and the assistance extended by the entire staff, with their ever-present smile, was most appreciated and helpful. You will be challenged and hard-pressed to top this conference.

Dean of Students