NACA®/NCLP National Leadership Symposium
Leadership Readiness: Exploring Student Development in the Context of Leadership Education
July 22-25, 2013 | University of Louisville (KY)
Travel Form (Deadline: June 28th, 2013)
Symposium (sim-ˈpō-zē-əm): a formal meeting at which several specialists deliver short addresses on a topic or on related topics; participants engaging in a collection of opinions, dialogue and idea exchange.
About the Symposium and the Learner Community
The National Leadership Symposium is a professional development experience designed for faculty members, student affairs professionals, and other educators involved with promoting leadership education at colleges and universities. The program is coordinated by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) and the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs (NCLP). The Symposium includes a variety of formats, exercises and conversations to engage different learning styles and preferences, both introverted and extroverted. Given the immersive learning environment of the Symposium, it is advised that registrants have significant professional experience in leadership education. In order to fully engage in the Symposium learner community, participants are expected to have read several selected readings in advance of the arriving for the NLS experience. The National Leadership Symposium is designed for an intimate collegial learning environment of 50 participants. Your engagement will involve intense periods for learning in the large community, small group, and individual levels.
Symposium 2013 Focus
Higher education leadership education programs that focus on post-industrial, transformational, and relational processes of leadership have proliferated in the past two decades. This year’s Symposium will focus on the intersections between human development theory, particularly focusing on college students, and leadership education programs. Guiding questions Symposium participants will reflect upon will include:
- How ready are students to practice the foundational tenets of leadership processes, given what we know about development theory in general, and student leadership identity theory in particular?
· To what extent should leadership educators attend to students’ developmental readiness as they create curriculum and recruit students for their programs?
· Is developmental scaffolding of programs a strategy to advancing students’ competency and capacity for leadership?
· How can educators develop practices that are sensitive to the developmental needs of today’s college students?
As in the past, this year’s National Leadership Symposium will provide a framework for theory to practice in delving into these and other questions.
Scholars-in-residence provide theoretical frameworks and practical considerations for this exploration. Scholars and participants will engage in thoughtful discourse about what it means to educate or develop students and design curriculum for learning leadership.
Dr. Michael Cuyjet
Professor and Acting Department Chair in the College Student Personnel program at the University of Louisville; author of Multiculturalism on Campus: Theories, Models, and Practices for Understanding Diversity and Creating Inclusion; scholarly interests include marginalized student populations and student development.
Dr. Susan Jones
Associate Professor in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at The Ohio State University; serves as the Associate Editor of Book Reviews for the Journal of College Student Personnel; scholarly interests include multiple identities and college student development.
Dr. Susan Komives
Professor Emerita for College Student Affairs, University of Maryland; former president of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA); lead researcher into the development of the Leadership Identity Development model.
Dr. Rebecca Reichard
Assistant Professor, Claremont Graduate University; scholarly interests include leader self-development and impact of leadership research on intervention practice.
Dr. David Rosch
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Leadership Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Michael Preston
Director, Office of Student Involvement, University of Central Florida
Early Registration Fees and Deadline:
$551 until June 14
Regular Registration Fees and Deadline:
$582 after June 14
Final Registration Deadline: June 28
This institute is limited to 50 participants and is open to NACA®/NCLP members and non-members on a first-come, first-served basis.
To join NCLP or renew your membership, please visit www.nclp.umd.edu
Accomodations and Meals:
The registration fee includes housing and all meals.
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.