NACA® National Leadership Symposium
National Leadership Symposium

UPDATE ON NATIONAL LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM 2020

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person NACA® Institutes will be postponed for this summer. This includes the 2020 National Leadership Symposium. We are grateful to the many volunteers who have worked diligently to prepare for these programs and saddened the Institutes will not occur this summer.

WHAT IS THE NATIONAL LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM?

Target Audience: 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 participants 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. Participants engage in intense periods of learning in large community, small group, and individual levels.

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. Given the immersive learning environment of the Symposium, it is advised that participants have moderate-significant professional experience in leadership education. In order to fully engage in the Symposium learner community, participants are expected to read several selected readings in advance of arriving for the NLS experience. The National Leadership Symposium is designed for an intimate collegial learning environment of 50 participants. Participants engage in intense periods of learning in large community, small group, and individual levels.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

As a result of attending the National Leadership Symposium attendees will be able to:

  • Apply innovative teaching and learning techniques to advance student leadership learning 
  • Leverage design thinking to students’ leadership learning and application 
  • Integrating social, cultural, and spatial tactics to transform student-centered learning environments 
  • Integrate principles of diversity, equity and inclusion on campus 
  • Exhibit enhanced competence in facilitating student development 
  • Demonstrate enhanced competence in critical thinking, problem solving and decision making

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