NACA® Huge Leadership Weekend
May 29, 2014 - June 1, 2014
The mission of NACA® Huge Leadership Weekend (HLW) is to provide students development and growth in a variety of areas that will assist the student in enhancing their collegiate experience as a student leader. HLW strives to serve new and seasoned professionals in a dynamic environment which fosters communication, discussion, and cognitive enhancement on a focused topic or interest.
The HLW is a three-day educational and recreational retreat for student leaders and higher education professionals. HLW is comprised of two workshop tracks:
Leadership Academy - This track is for student leaders with various levels of leadership experience. Students will gain and improve on skills necessary to their role as student leader on their respective campuses.
Professional Development Workshop - Created for college professionals working in student activities and/or leadership development. Workshop presentations are designed to enhance skills in working with students in leadership roles and to introduce new developments, hot topics, and other related skills. Graduate students are encouraged to attend this workshop.
Huge Leadership Weekend Leadership Academy focuses on the National Association for Campus Activities Core Competencies for College Student Leaders. A variety of competencies guide the educational presentations, group activities, one-on-one contact sessions and small group mentor activities. The goal is to create a balanced educational experience and to provide participants useful and effective leadership skills and tools utilizing the following Core Competencies:
Leadership involves a broad spectrum of skills and character qualities. Student leaders must understand that their role is to be a positive change agent, to influence others and create a vision. Leadership is a process rather than a position. Leadership is relationship oriented and situational in nature.
Meaningful Interpersonal Relationships
Establishing meaningful interpersonal relationships are critical for successful leadership. Student leaders often rely on committee volunteers to carry out the essential tasks related to providing programs and services. Professionalism, diplomacy, and recognizing the support of others will enhance organizational effectiveness.
Collaboration involves seeking the involvement of others and working well with people. Student leaders should actively contribute to the achievement of a group goal. They would seek feedback from others and exhibit growth in their skills as a result of working collaboratively.
Student leaders must role model social responsibility at all times but especially when representing the college/university. On and off campus behaviors should match the values of the organization and institution leaders represent.
Understanding personal and organizational values play a significant role in achieving effective leadership. Clarified values offer the leader a compass to navigate through a variety of leadership situations and challenges. Student leaders should reflect and engage in the process of values clarification to enhance personal growth and organizational effectiveness.
The use of reflection and assessment measures to better understand one's self promote student learning. Realistic self-appraisal enhances what student leaders know about themselves, where work is needed, and areas of accomplishment. Student leaders can utilize this knowledge to effectively share their skills and competencies while seeking opportunities to enhance weakness
The Professional Development Workshop is an intense educational program based on a topic area within the field of student affairs. Presentations and activities will range from basic information to in-depth knowledge designed to challenge professionals to be more effective and successful advisors and professionals. Topics for the workshop may include trends in higher education, current hot topics, and other subject areas that will benefit new and seasoned student affairs professionals.
Refund Policy for All NACA® Institutes:
Refunds for registration will be made only for requests received in writing at the NACA Office prior to the early registration deadline for the respective event. No refunds will be given for registrations after the stated early registration deadline. However, participant substitutions may be allowed if the request is submitted no later than four weeks prior to the start of the Institute. A $100 administrative fee will be charged for each cancellation
*You must be 18 years old or older to participate.