2014 Leadership Educators Institute

December 11 – December 13, 2014
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth Texas

Registration for the Leadership Educators Institute is now full.

Please click here to be added to the waitlist.  If you are a presenter and need to register, please contact Tiki Ayiku at [email protected]

The Leadership Educators Institute will engage early and mid-level student affairs educators in active learning and dialogue to assist with program and leadership course development.

About

Leadership education of college and university students is an important and ongoing process within higher education institutions. Student affairs professionals play an essential role in coordinating, shaping, and evaluating this area by developing leadership courses and programs, creating co-curricular opportunities, and using new technologies. The Leadership Educators Institute (LEI) is an innovative forum geared specifically towards new to mid-level student affairs professionals and leadership educators with these responsibilities. The Institute is coordinated by NASPA, ACPA, and the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs, and will be held December 11 –13, 2014, at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Leadership Educators Institute aims to create a space where student affairs administrators, educators, and practitioners will discuss current leadership topics:

  • Modern leadership theories about process-based relational leadership, theories of leadership and positive social change, societal good; and models and theories on how students develop leadership capacity and human development.
  • Leadership courses  (credit and non-credit) including innovative syllabi, effective textbooks, incentives for students, experiential learning, service oriented learning, and virtual learning
  • Assessment and evaluation of leadership programs and participants including learning outcomes, using CAS Standards, National Leadership Research agenda, ILA program guidelines, Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership Implications for Practice, and the Socially Responsible Leadership Scale as well as contemporary leadership assessments like StrengthsQuest, MBTI, Emotional Intelligence, and Global Mindset.
  • Innovative and intentional practices and programs including: cohort leadership programs, emerging leaders, multi-year programs, distance learning and immersive experiences.
  • Strategy and management of leadership programs including: staff education, fundraising, space design, financial modeling, academic and student development partnerships; and;
  • Intersectional role of leadership education in identity development, service-learning, social justice education, globalization, and other functional areas.

 

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2014 Leadership Educators Institute
2014 Leadership Educators Institute

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Mid-Level
  • Graduate
  • New Professional

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Call for Programs

The conference planning committee sought proposals that effectively link student affairs practice to the values of leadership education.  Presenters were asked to identify the intended audience for their session; beginner, intermediate and advanced. Additionally, the conference planning committee selected programs based upon the programs' relationship to the conference themes and learning outcomes.  

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • Leadership Development Theory and Models

    ​Sessions in this theme will contain substantial content in one of the following areas:

    • Effective strategies for translating theory into practice for today's diverse student generation
    • How institutions use leadership development theories and models to successfully engage students
    • Best practices for the application of leadership models to student leadership practice in groups and communities
    • Cutting edge translation and application of leadership theories to leadership skills  
    • Consideration of developmental readiness when planning and implementing programs

  • Leadership Curriculum and Programs

    ​Sessions in this theme will contain substantial content in one of the following areas:

    • Innovative practices for credit and non-credit courses with innovative syllabi, curriculum, effective teaching methods, and student incentives
    • Successful cohort leadership programs focusing on various groups (emerging leaders, multi-year programs, identity groups, leadership studies programs etc.)
    • Strategies for overcoming development issues and lack of funding for leadership programs
    • How to incorporate service, service-learning, and experiential learning
    • How leadership programs educate students about citizenship, ethics, social entrepreneurship and political engagement
    • The Intersectional role of leadership education in identity development, service-learning, social justice education, globalization, and other functional areas.
    • Leadership education that crosses many disciplinary boundaries to create a holistic approach to course curriculum and practice settings.

  • Technology, Research, and Assessment in Leadership Programs

    ​Sessions in this theme will contain substantial content in one of the following areas:

    • Learning outcomes that guide successful leadership programs and steps for their development
    • Using technology such as virtual leadership portfolios, communities, and social networking sites in the development and implementation of online communities.
    • Reviewing new research and scholarship to guide our understanding of leadership education and practice.
    • Applying CAS Standards in leadership and International Leadership Association guidelines.



Submission Timeline
  • July 31, 2014
    Call for Programs Deadline
  • September 1, 2014
    Program Status Notification
  • September 14, 2014
    Program Confirmation Deadline

Writing Tips

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.

Schedule

The conference schedule is subject to change.

Full Schedule

Thu, Dec 11

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Institute Workshops
LEI 101:StudentLeadership in Higher Education: Lost in the Leadership Forest?
The New Leadership Classroom: Creating a Learning-Centered Environment
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Campus Tours
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Keynote
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
It Takes a Village: Integrating a New Leadership Competency Model Across Campus
Pay it Forward: Developing Peer Leadership that Extends Beyond a Conference
Learn Assess Evaluate Develop (LEAD) Lab for Emerging Leaders
Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: The Revised Model for Student Leadership Development
(Help) Make the Connection: Leadership Competencies, Reputation and Identity
Exploring How Leadership Educators Experience Academic Service-Learning
Plugging-In During the Second Year: Preparing Underrepresented Students for Leadership Positions
What's CAS Got to Do With It? Incorportating CAS into First-Year Leadership Programs
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
The Leadership Triangle: Innovative Online Leadership Course
The Use of Peer Feedback in Leadership Development Programs
Good to Great: Taking Your Leadership Programs to the Next Level
Facilitating Learning through Creative Experiential Leadership Courses
Drop and Give Me 7 Cs: Social Change Model Boot Camp
MSL Insights: Enhancing your Pedagogy to Inform Your Programs and Practice
Deliver More Effective Leadership Education (and Give Better Presents!) Using Developmental Sequencing
The Leadership Academy: Developing a Leadership Living-Learning Program
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Opening Reception

Fri, Dec 12

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Creativity and Inclusivity: Using Existing Resources to Transform Campuses
New Directions for Student Leadership: Transforming Leadership Development for Significant Learning
Creating a Comprehensive Assessment Cycle to Guide Program Delivery and Improvement
Re-Framing Leadership: Using SCM to Empower Asian/Pacific American Emerging Student Leadership
Constructing Student Experiences: Implementing Developmental Scaffolding in Leadership Programs
Learning Leadership Online: Ways to Teach Leadership in Online Classrooms
The Impact of Campus-Based Leadership Trainings for Undergraduate Students
Nailing the Jelly to the Wall: Defining & Deconstructing to Lead Differently
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Social Innovation, Experiential Leadership, and Social Justice Education for Students
Learner-Centered Leadership: Teaching and Facilitating an Engaging Leadership Curriculum
Exploring the Intersections of Diversity, Social Justice, and Leadership
The Tippie Roadmap: Teaching and Tracking Leadership
Enhancing Success, Inspiring Leadership, Creating Change: First Year Leadership Class
Growing and Sustaining a Fledgling Leadership Program
The Starfish Project: Integrating the Social Change Model through Experiential Learning
Applied Chaos: Connecting Career and Leadership Development
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Keynote
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Roundtable Discussions
Leadership Programs Assessment Methods: Round Table Discussion for Best Practices
Leadership Education in Action Plenary - A Continuing Discussion
More than Just Room and Board: Leadership Development for RAs
Moving Student Leaders Beyond Positional Leadership
#knowledgenuggets: An Exploration of Incorporating Technology in Student Leadership Development
Lincoln on Leadership: Using Historical Examples to Promote Practical Leadership
Developing, Implementing, and Assessing Leadership Competencies for the 21st Century Presenters
Advising Underrepresented Leaders in Student Organizations & Multicultural Groups
Perspectives on Engagement in Leadership Programs: The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Paradigm
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Incorporating the Leadership Identity Development Model in the Advising and Training of Student Organization Leaders
#TrendingNow: Digital Student Leadership Education for Social Change
Exploring Leadership Development within the LGBTQIA Community
Crucial Conversations: How They Make Us Better Leadership Educators
The Student Leadership Challenge: Putting the Grounded Theory of High-Quality Leadership Programs into Practice
Multiplying Leaders through an EPIC Text
Advancing the Field: A New Model for Leadership Development Utilizing Alumni and Community Partners
Leadership Program Model: Building Leaders One Hour at a Time

Sat, Dec 13

7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Registration Open and Book Sales
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
A Conversation with Dr. Barry Posner
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Infusing Critical Thinking into Leadership Courses Using High Impact Experiences
Year 1.5: Run With Scissors & If You Build It They Will Come
Innovation in Assessment Through Technology: Meeting the Standards and Beyond!
Move Over Millennials. Generation Z is Here!
Meeting at the Intersections: Experiential Leadership and Social Justice Education
Leading Men: Creating and Sustaining Dynamic Leadership Programs for the College Male
Where There's a W.I.L. There's a Way! Empowering Female College Student Leaders
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
Enhancing Student Leadership and Wellness through Strengths-Based Coaching
Creating an Undergraduate Board Fellows Program: Student Leadership Through Nonprofit Board Involvement
Legacy at UConn: Building Institutional Support through Intentional Programming
Using a Research-Based Student Leadership Development Model to Develop First-Year Leaders
A Collaborative Approach to Multicultural Leadership Development
Community Leadership: From Classroom to Community
Going Global: Leadership Without Limits
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Institute Closing

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

LEI 101:Student Leadership in Higher Education: Lost in the Leadership Forest?

Thursday, December 11th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

The LEI is excited to offer pre-institute workshops. Pre-Institute workshops are available for an additional fee.

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Based on feedback from past evaluations, this session was created to provide a nuts-and-bolts understanding of the many theories, concepts, and language of leadership. The presenters (esteemed scholars and representatives from ACPA, NASPA, and NCLP) will provide this foundation to help introduce participants to college student leadership education and to help successfully navigate a first LEI experience.


Facilitators
Mark Torrez, Doctoral Research Assistant & Project Manager for the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership - Loyola University Chicago
Melissa Rocco, Instructor, Leadership Studies & Graduate Coordinator, Leadership Curriculum – University of Maryland

The New Leadership Classroom: Creating a Learning-Centered Environment

Thursday, December 11th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

The LEI is excited to offer pre-institute workshops. Pre-Institute workshops are available for an additional fee.

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Teaching is an art. Translating interdisciplinary leadership concepts into engaging curriculum is a highly creative process. Whether you are developing new experiential activities to help explain complex concepts or considering the different learning styles of the students in the classroom, as a leadership educator you are constantly trying to create the best possible atmosphere for student learning. In this interactive pre-conference session, we will share the latest research and pedagogy for heightening student learning and give you some essential tools to enhance your courses. Session topics will include developmental sequencing, community building in the classroom, creating meaningful assignments, and utilizing effective assessment techniques. We will engage your creativity and share new ideas that you can take and apply in your leadership classroom.

Participants will: • Explore the use of different learning styles to enhance student engagement • Learn about developmental sequencing and its benefits to learning • Examine classroom assessment techniques that effectively measure student learning • Identify ways to create meaningful assignments that reflect course outcomes • Discuss best attempts and practices for building community in the classroom • Exchange ideas, tools and strategies they have used to create learning-centered environments in their courses.


Facilitators
Amy Barnes, Senior Lecturer, College of Education and Human Ecology - The Ohio State University
Natasha Chapman, Coordinator, Leadership Studies Program - University of Maryland College Park
Julie Owen, Associate Professor & Coordinator of the Leadership Studies Minor, New Century College - George Mason University

Registration

Registration for the 2014 is full.  If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please fill out the form by clicking here.

Registration Fees

Early-Bird
before 10/01/2014
Regular
10/02/2014 to 11/11/2014
Late
after 11/12/2014
NASPA, ACPA, NCLP Member
$410
$510
$610
Non-Member
$610
$710
$810
NASPA, ACPA, NCLP Student Member
$195
$255
$305
Pre-Institute Workshops
$65
$85
$85

Speakers


  • Barry Posner, Ph.D.

    Barry Posner, Ph.D.

    Co-Author
    The Leadership Challenge

    Speaker Bio

  • Juana Bordas

    Juana Bordas

    President
    Mestiza Leadership International

    Speaker Bio

Venue

Courtyard Fort Worth University Drive


Courtyard Fort Worth University Drive
Fort Worth, TX

All institute activities will take place on the campus of Texas Christian University.  There will be shuttle bus service from the Courtyard Marriott, Fairfield Inn, and SpringHill Suites to TCU's union.

As of October 10, 2014, the primary block at the Courtyard Marriott is sold out.

We have arranged for an additional block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn Fort Worth UniversityRates at this property are $133 per night, not including 15% taxes. To make a reservation, please dial 817-335-2000 and ask for the Leadership Educator Institute group rate. You can also make reservations via their website.

Lastly, we have arranged for a small block of rooms at the SpringHill Suites Fort Worth UniversityRates at this property are $109 per night, not including 15% taxes. Please make your reservations directly via their website.

If you need additional assistance with lodging reservations, please contact Tricia Fechter at [email protected].

  • Travel

    Fort Worth is serviced by Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). The Courtyard is approximately 22 miles from the airport.

  • Transportation

    Shuttles

    SuperShuttle is offering a group discount of $3.00 off a one-way reservation and $6.00 off a round trip reservation for all LEI attendees. Reservations must be made online, and you must use the code 694HK in order to receive the discount. The discount is valid between December 5-16, 2014 to/from the Fort Worth area hotels.For more information, please visit the Super Shuttle website.


    Taxi Cabs

    For more information on taxi service from DFW, please visit the Taxi Information page of the DFW website.


    Rental Cars

    For more information on rental cars, including available providers and contact information, please visit the Rental Car page of the DFW website.

  • Weather

    Temperatures in Fort Worth in December average in the high 50s during the day. Please visit the Weather Channel before you travel for the most up to date information regarding weather.

Fairfield Inn Fort Worth University


Fairfield Inn Fort Worth University
Fort Worth, TX

As of October 10, 2014, the primary block at the Courtyard Marriott is sold out.

We have arranged for an additional block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn Fort Worth UniversityRates at this property are $133 per night, not including 15% taxes. To make a reservation, please dial 817-335-2000 and ask for the Leadership Educator Institute group rate. You can also make reservations via their website.

Lastly, we have arranged for a small block of rooms at the SpringHill Suites Fort Worth UniversityRates at this property are $109 per night, not including 15% taxes. Please make your reservations directly via their website.

If you need additional assistance with lodging reservations, please contact Tricia Fechter at [email protected].

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Fairfield Inn Fort Worth University
1505 S University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 335-2000
$133
  • Travel

    Fort Worth is serviced by Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Fairfield is approximately 22 miles from the airport.

  • Transportation

    Shuttles

    SuperShuttle is offering a group discount of $3.00 off a one-way reservation and $6.00 off a round trip reservation for all LEI attendees. Reservations must be made online, and you must use the code 694HK in order to receive the discount. The discount is valid between December 5-16, 2014 to/from the Fort Worth area hotels.For more information, please visit the Super Shuttle website.


    Taxi Cabs

    For more information on taxi service from DFW, please visit the Taxi Information page of the DFW website.


    Rental Cars

    For more information on rental cars, including available providers and contact information, please visit the Rental Car page of the DFW website.

  • Weather

    Temperatures in Fort Worth in December average in the high 50s during the day. Please visit the Weather Channel before you travel for the most up to date information regarding weather.

SpringHill Suites Fort Worth University


SpringHill Suites Fort Worth University
Fort Worth, TX

As of October 10, 2014, the primary block at the Courtyard Marriott is sold out.

We have arranged for an additional block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn Fort Worth UniversityRates at this property are $133 per night, not including 15% taxes. To make a reservation, please dial 817-335-2000 and ask for the Leadership Educator Institute group rate. You can also make reservations via their website.

Lastly, we have arranged for a small block of rooms at the SpringHill Suites Fort Worth UniversityRates at this property are $109 per night, not including 15% taxes. Please make your reservations directly via their website.

If you need additional assistance with lodging reservations, please contact Tricia Fechter at [email protected].

Hotel Room Rate/Night
SpringHill Suites Fort Worth University
3250 Lovell Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 878-2554
$109
  • Travel

    Fort Worth is serviced by Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Fairfield is approximately 22 miles from the airport.

  • Transportation

    Shuttles

    SuperShuttle is offering a group discount of $3.00 off a one-way reservation and $6.00 off a round trip reservation for all LEI attendees. Reservations must be made online, and you must use the code 694HK in order to receive the discount. The discount is valid between December 5-16, 2014 to/from the Fort Worth area hotels.For more information, please visit the Super Shuttle website.


    Taxi Cabs

    For more information on taxi service from DFW, please visit the Taxi Information page of the DFW website.


    Rental Cars

    For more information on rental cars, including available providers and contact information, please visit the Rental Car page of the DFW website.

  • Weather

    Temperatures in Fort Worth in December average in the high 50s during the day. Please visit the Weather Channel before you travel for the most up to date information regarding weather.

Additional Info

We hope that you will explore Fort Worth, when not busy with the institute or if you arrive in the city before the program begins. There are plenty of things to do and see if you are a first-time visitor or event if you have been to Fort Worth many times. The official tourism website for Fort Worth is one of many online resources available to visitors.

Attire
The dress for this event is business casual.

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