About the National Leadership Symposium


The NLS is an annual program co-hosted by NCLP and NACA. Throughout the program, participants get to explore the symposium's topic alongside renowned scholars and approximately 50 other leadership educators.


More details including the symposium theme, scholars, and registration is available at

2019  National Leadership Symposium

Leadership & Interconnection: How leadership development can help students build critical hope and take action in place

July 8-11, 2019

University of Nevada- Las Vegas

NLS is an intensive, interactive, and intimate opportunity to connect with noted scholars and practitioners around current topics in leadership. Guided by a set of Scholars participants will engage in a critical, reflective, and practical examination of the intersection of leadership education, critical hope, and action. 

How do we move from disconnection to interconnection? How do we bridge our sense of isolation to reconnect with our relational reality? How do we foster critical hope and a dedication to action in place? And how do we help our students make these developmental leaps? Together, we will explore ways in which our leadership education and development programs can more intentionally operate from a place of interconnectedness and integrate these lenses. Participants should come prepared to invest in the community we build, in the dialogue we have, and in the critical self-reflection we support one another in.  


About the Leadership Educators Institute

Leadership education of college and university students is an important and ongoing process within higher education institutions. Student affairs professionals play an essential role in coordinating, shaping, and evaluating this area by developing leadership courses and programs, creating co-curricular opportunities, and using new technologies. The Leadership Educators Institute (LEI) is an innovative forum geared specifically towards new to mid-level student affairs professionals and leadership educators with these responsibilities. The Institute is coordinated by NASPA, ACPA, and the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs (NCLP).

Call for programs and registration details can be found at


2018 Leadership Educators Institute

December 09 – December 11, 2018

Orlando, FL


The Leadership Educators Institute provides an opportunity for leadership practitioners and scholars to engage in active learning and dialogue to assist with program and leadership course development. Guest speakers include Dr. John Dugan, Dr. Georgia Sorensen, and Eboo Patel.  



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Important Dates:

June 01, 2018: Call for Programs Deadline

July 06, 2018: Program Schedule Details Posted Online

September 21, 2018: Early-Bird Registration Deadline

November 05, 2018: Regular Registration Deadline

November 01, 2018: Hotel Reservation Deadline