The National Leadership Symposium (NLS) 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) and 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 participants have significant professional experience in leadership education. In order to fully engage in the Symposium learning community, participants are expected to have read several selected readings in advance of arriving for the NLS experience. The NLS is designed for an intimate collegial learning environment of 50 participants, and engagement will involve intense periods for learning in the large community, small group, and individual levels.