CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

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FOR STUDENTS

Check out the following student leadership conferences for high-impact developmental experiences for your students.

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

 

Our week-long youth forum on world politics, international relations and justice will give you an opportunity to test your leadership skills, debate current issues, deliver speeches, draft resolutions, make executive decisions, and realize through experience the complexities of international relations. This forum on world politics, international relations and justice will bring together prominent university students from across the globe for an open-minded exchange of ideas concerning the future of world leadership. IYLC is designed to encourage social interaction and networking in a cross-cultural learning environment.


LEAD365 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

Lead365 is committed to empowering collegiate leaders and professionals dedicated to developing student leaders, to be prepared to serve the greater social good 365 days a year. Focusing on individual growth, workforce preparedness, and enhanced skill building, the Lead365 National Conference is designed to provide the “best of the best” in conference curriculum, faculty and host accommodations.

The Curriculum:

  • Innovative theme allowing for the delivering of curriculum specifically focused at developing the individual student leader;
  • A professional “track” offered by practitioners and nationally regarded experts in leadership programming;
  • An intensive 20 hours of instruction over three days;
  • The opportunity to choose from 35 different breakout session offerings;
  • A professional development track with an amazing line up of relevant and experienced presenters offering 14 workshops;
  • The introduction of “Lead365Talks” (similar to TED Talks) in place of the standard long keynotes by speakers;
  • Formal and informal opportunities for networking including “Candid Conversations” with faculty and the Opening Carnival;
  • NEW!  Laboratories for practical application discussions; and
  • Various service and social justice components incorporated throughout the conference.

NATIONAL COLLEGIATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE


The National Collegiate Leadership Conference (NCLC) is an annual, student-run conference that serves as the cornerstone of the leadership experience and training for hundreds of college students across the nation. The conference extends beyond the conventional definitions of leadership and is designed to help students tap into and expand their leadership potential, helping them grow both personally and professionally. Each year, over 600 participants from universities and colleges in over 20 states attend NCLC to learn about leadership. 


NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STUDENT LEADERSHIP

 

The National Conference on Student Leadership (NCSL) brings together collegiate student leaders and campus professionals to learn effective, leadership and life skills directly from cutting-edge innovators in industry, education, and the nonprofit sector. The conference will prepare you to lead as an individual, as a member of a team (such as student government, clubs, and committees), and in engagement with your community and the wider world.

 

NCSL thrives today because we provide a nurturing place for a personal examination of values, goals, and dreams with like-minded leaders. Our student leaders are eager to jumpstart personal and professional growth that will continue long after the conference ends. Our program is rooted in current research and models of leadership, pathways to career development, connections with leaders from around the world, and learning from practitioners who specialize in topic areas of personal growth, team management, professional success, civic engagement, and social justice.

 


SOCIAL JUSTICE TRAINING INSTITUTE "THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE"

 

The Social Justice Training Institute will provide an intensive developmental opportunity for students to examine the complex dynamics of oppression and to develop strategies to foster positive change on their campuses and in their communities.

 

Students who attend the institute will be given the opportunity to explore the identities that make up who they are and better understand the extent to which these identities impact all they do. Through facilitated activities and exercises along with small group dialogue, participants will engage in conversations that will challenge and support them in their journey toward understanding how they can each – individually – impact our global community. To this end, each student will be asked to obtain a "Coach" from their home campus and to develop a Social Justice Commitment (SJC) detailing personal growth goals, an intervention that will impact their home campus and ways in which they can contribute to their community. The Coach must be a faculty member, staff member or administrator on the student's home campus. Participants will work with their Coach after the institute to continue their growth process and to implement their SJC.

FOR LEADERSHIP EDUCATORS

Click on the links below to learn more about the following professional development conferences.

ACPA ANNUAL CONVENTION

 

Approximately 3,500 members and guests attend the annual convention each year. 

 

Highlights of the convention include: 

  • Distinguished speakers such as Eboo Patel, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Laverne Cox (2015) , Brene Brown (2014), Melissa Harris Perry (2013) Van Jones and Lisa Ling (2012), Cory Booker and Morris Dees (2011), John Quinones (2010), Greg Mortenson and Marian Wright Edelman (2009), Nikki Giovannni and Carol Gilligan (2008); 
  • Over 600  educational sessions - the largest selection among all student affairs conferences;  
  • Highly acclaimed pre-convention workshops; 
  • Invaluable volunteering and networking opportunities. 


ASSOCIATION OF LEADERSHIP EDUCATORS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

The Association of Leadership Educators (ALE) is a grassroots, volunteer organization that is personal, adaptable, inclusive, and collaborative. ALE believes that collaboration and dialogue are the keys to expanding the field of leadership and developing leadership capacity. As leadership educators, our work is based on empirical knowledge and practical experience and the association promotes educational initiatives that are strategically designed to support people, organizations, and communities.

ALE believes it is critical to support its members through research and collegiality. Together, and through our annual conference, webinar series, publications, and other initiatives, our work to strengthen and sustain leadership education is being realized!


INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

 

More than 1,200 leadership coaches and consultants, educators and students, scholars and researchers, and public leaders and executives attend ILA annually. We invite you to come and share your unique perspectives and knowledge. Attending an ILA conference is a unique cross-sector, cross-cultural experience you won't find at any other leadership conference.  The world needs better leadership and ILA's mission of promoting a deeper understanding of leadership knowledge and practice for the greater good aims to make a difference. Come learn and contribute to more integrated leadership thinking, practices, and solutions that can positively impact our complex global and local environments.

LEADERSHIP ENGAGEMENT AND DISCOVERY CONFERENCE

 

How does corporate leadership differ from religious leadership? What are the similarities between nonprofit and educational leadership?

 

Whether you’re an accomplished leader, are just beginning your career, or are still a student, get answers to your leadership questions at the Leadership Engagement and Discovery (LEAD) Conference. This two-day conference is designed to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and facilitate the exchange of ideas. You’ll hear from renowned practitioners and scholars, take part in panel discussions, and network with leaders.


NASPA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

The NASPA Annual Conference is the premier student affairs professional development event.  With over 5,000 student affairs educators, the NASPA Annual Conference is the largest event of its kind. With featured speakers who engage participants in thoughtful reflection on the field, over 500 educational sessions presented by student affairs professionals, and networking events that both engage and inspire us to do our work on campus, this event is one not to be missed!


SOCIAL JUSTICE TRAINING INSTITUTE

 

The Social Justice Training Institute provides a forum for the professional and personal development of social justice educators and practitioners to enhance and refine their skills and competencies to create greater inclusion for all members of the campus community.

 

The Goal: To provide diversity trainers and practitioners with an intensive laboratory experience where they can focus on their own learning and development to increase their multicultural competencies as social justice educators.