Message from the Co-Chairs
On behalf of the Knowledge Community for Student Leadership Programs, thank you for stopping by our website. You'll find leadership resources, past newsletters, previous webinars, and our social media venues. If you are hoping to become involved, please fill out our volunteer interest form. We are always looking for people to join our leadership team. For more information or questions, please contact us.
The mission of the Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community is to serve as a resource for higher education professionals who have a professional interest in college student leadership training, education, and development. The Community will share best practices, provide critical evaluation of the field, examine standards for leadership programs, support national and regional efforts to develop student leadership programs, make contributions to the literature, recognize exemplary programs, and cultivate a forum for the presentation of new ideas.
SLP-KC Strategic Goals 2016-2018
- Increase our online presence through the use of social media and interactive features on the NASPA website.
- Find opportunities for face-to-face interactions of SLPKC members, both regionally and during our National Convention.
- Strengthen the relationships between SLPKC and the other KCs, which will allow us to reach a broader audience of professionals.
- Strengthen our Regional connections, finding new opportunities for our Regional Representatives to serve as resources for best practices and current research related to student training and development.
- Provide opportunities for scholarly research opportunities for leadership educators in all aspects of leadership development and assessment.
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SLP-KC Graduate Student Mentoring Program – NASPA Annual Conference
The NASPA Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community (SLPKC) Graduate
Student Mentor Program is designed to connect graduate students who are interested in student leadership with current professionals in the field. Each graduate student (mentee) will be matched with a professional (mentor) during the national conference and will be encouraged to network during the course of the conference. There is an expectation that the mentor and mentee attend SLPKC and Conference social events together. It will be up to the discretion of both the mentor and mentee if they wish to continue to communicate after the conference. The purpose of the program is to connect the mentee to the SLPKC and NASPA, provide the mentee with networking opportunities during the conference, and allow the mentee to learn more about working with student leadership programs.
- Currently working in an area of student leadership at an institution of higher education
- Minimum of 2 years professional experience
- Commitment to attend conference events with mentee
- Currently enrolled in a graduate program
- Commitment to attend conference events with mentor
Please contact either of the SLPKC Mentorship Program Coordinators:
Assistant to the VP for Student Affairs
University of Miami
Assistant Residence Director
University of Vermont
On a quarterly basis SLP KC recognizes the contributions of members who are transforming higher education through outstanding and innovative leadershipprograms and services. All NASPA members are encouraged to share successes and highlight good or promising practices in research and assessment, influences on student learning in and outside the classroom and theory to practice. Individuals can nominate or self-nominate exemplary collegeleadership programs for the SLP KC Spotlight Series. Selected programs will be highlighted in our quarterly newsletter and on our Facebook page.
The Spotlight Series categories include:
- Research and Assessment
- Influences on Student Learning in and out of the Classroom
- Theory to Practice Spotlight
For more information or if you have questions, please contact the SLP KC.
Awards & Grants
One of the best resources available to you is the wide range of professional development opportunities. This list contains both our “Hosted Events,” workshops and webinars that we plan and manage, and some “Related Events,” hosted by the NASPA Central Office or other NASPA Constituent Groups. To see a full listing of NASPA events, please see the Events page.
Knowledge Community leaders are NASPA volunteers who have generously devoted their time to their Knowledge Community. Chairs are elected by the Knowledge Community members while Regional representatives are selected from within the Region. Additional roles are selected by the Knowledge Community.
NASPA Leadership Podcast
- Episode 57: NDSL - International Perspectives on Student Leadership
- Episode 56: Leadership for First Generation Students
- Episode 55: History of Higher Education
- Episode 54: Host Transition
- Episode 53: NDSL - Mentoring, Coaching, and Advising
OTHER LEADERSHIP PUBLICATIONS
- National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs
- Integral leadership Review
- Journal of Leadership Education
- Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies
- New Directions for Student Leadership
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN LEADERSHIP
- American Leaders Organization
- Association of Leadership Educators, Inc
- Center for Civic Education
- Center for Community Change
- Center for Creative Leadership
- Center for Ethical Leadership
- Center for Emerging Leadership
- Character Counts
- Emerging Leader
- International Leadership Association
- Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership
- National Clearninghouse for Leadership Programs
- The James McGregor Burns Leadership Academy
- The National Academy for Academic Leadership
- The Leadership Edge
- W.K. Kellogg Foundtion
RESOURCES FROM THE NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE FOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS (NCLP)
- Graduate and Undergraduate Leadership Program Listing
- Co-Curricular Leadership Programs
- Leadership Course Syllabi
- Leadership Identity Development Model (LID)
- Listing of Associations and Organizations
- Leadership Studies
- Leadership Reconsidered
- Learning Reconsidered (PDF) (Purchase) (Presentation)
- Learning Reconsidered 2 (PDF) (Purchase)
- Executive Summary of Learning Reconsidered & Learning Reconsidered 2
- PaperClip Communications
- Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership
Do you have a resource you'd like to contribute? Something you'd like to see added here? Email John Mark and let him know.
Student Leadership Programs KC Newsletter
The SLP KC regularly releases a newsletter for NASPA members. We focus on issues most important to our members, the latest SLP news, and the latest KC news. To view the latest newsletter and an archive of past newsletters, click here.
Student Leadership Programs Regional KC Newsletters & Information
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Join the Student Leadership Programs KC Leadership Team!
Serving on the SLPKC Leadership Team is a rewarding experience that helps its members grow professionally and gives you the opportunity to contribute to the field of leadership education.
The SLPKC is currently seeking applications for its leadership team. The positions we are recruiting for will take office at the March 2017 NASPA Annual Conference in San Antonio. Positions are either a one or two-year appointments and are usually co- coordinator positions. The leadership terms are staggered so that you serve under an experienced coordinator who was in the role for a year, and, in the second year, you will mentor another professional and share responsibilities.
Available positions include:
- Conference Team Leader
- KC Collaborations Team Leader
- Communications Team Leader
- Spotlight Series and Award Co-Coordinator
- Literature Review/Resource Co-Coordinator
- Webinar Co-Coordinator
- Podcast Production Coordinator
- Newsletter Co-Coordinator
- Social Media/Communications Co-Coordinator
- Program Review Co-Coordinator
- Graduate Support Co-Coordinator
- Pre-Conference Planning Co-Coordinator
- Conference Special Events Co-Coordinator
Additional information about each open position is available on NASPA’s Volunteer Central (https://www.naspa.org/about/