Student Leadership Programs

The mission of the SLPKC is to serve as a resource for higher education professionals who have a professional interest in 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. 

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.

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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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Signature Initiatives

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.

Mentor Requirements:

  • 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
Mentee Requirements:
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate program
  • Commitment to attend conference events with mentor
 
Questions

Please contact either of the SLPKC Mentorship Program Coordinators:

Heather Stevens
Director
Assistant to the VP for Student Affairs
University of Miami

Chris Campbell
Assistant Residence Director
University of Vermont


Spotlight Series

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

Events

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.

 

Roster

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.

Resources

NASPA Leadership Podcast

NASPA RESOURCES

Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Educators

NASPA Publications


OTHER LEADERSHIP PUBLICATIONS

 


 


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN LEADERSHIP

 


RESOURCES FROM THE NATIONAL CLEARINGHOUSE FOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS (NCLP)

 


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.

ILEC Summit Report - 2015

SLPKC 2016 Summer Reading List

COLLABORATIVE PRIORITIES AND CRITICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR LEADERSHIP EDUCATION

Concepts & Connection: A Publication for Leadership Educators

 

Newsletter

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

SLPKC Region 1 Newsletter - Fall 2013
SLPKC Region 3 - Facebook
SLPKC Region 4 West - Facebook Twitter E-Mail

Get Involved

Looking for ways to get involved in NASPA? 

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/get-involved/volunteer). The priority deadline for application is Thursday, December 1 by 11:59pm PT. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the current SLPKC Co-Chairs at slpchairs@gmail.com.