2017-06-05

2018 Leadership Educators Institute

December 09 – December 11, 2018
Orlando, FL

The Leadership Educators Institute provides an opportunity for leadership practitioners and scholars to engage in active learning and dialogue to assist with program and leadership course development.

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About

Leadership is an integral competency for our profession. The leadership development of our institutions’ students is an important and ongoing process that requires commitment from both students and staff. Student affairs professionals and other university administrators play an essential role in coordinating, shaping, and evaluating the leadership development of their students by designing leadership courses and programs, creating co-curricular opportunities, and utilizing emerging technologies. The Leadership Educators Institute (LEI) has a rich history of convening professionals committed to leadership development for nearly 10 years.

A partnership between NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, ACPA-College Student Educators International, and the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs (NCLP), LEI provides a unique opportunity for all professional levels within our field to engage in critical dialogue to support leadership development.


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

  • 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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2018 Leadership Educators Institute
2018 Leadership Educators Institute

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Mid-Level
  • New Professional
  • Graduate

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Call for Programs

The call for programs is now closed. A detailed schedule can be found below.

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • Leadership in Context

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

    • Connections between leadership education and student activism, civic engagement, and/or political engagement
    • Role of leadership education in career readiness and development of professional competencies 
    • Intersections of leadership education in identity development, critical perspective taking, service-learning, experiential learning, social justice, international education, and other functional areas
    • Interdisciplinary approaches to leadership education through various academic and curricular settings
    • Explorations of the purpose, aims, and intentions of leadership education
    • Professional and identity development of leadership educators 

  • Leadership Curriculum and Programs

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

    • Credit and non-credit courses with unique and innovative syllabi, curriculum, and pedagogy
    • Successful cohort-based leadership programs (i.e emerging leaders, multi-year programs, identity groups, leadership studies programs)
    • Strategies for overcoming development issues and lack of funding for leadership programs
    • Models and strategies that engage diverse and non-traditional students as leaders

  • 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 population
    • Application of leadership theory and models in student learning and development
    • Cutting edge translation and application of leadership theories to leadership skills
    • Consideration of developmental readiness when planning and implementing programs
    • Reflections and applications of James MacGregor Burns’ theory of leadership in celebration of its 40th anniversary

  • Technology, Research, and Assessment in Leadership Programs

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

    • Evidence-based practice including assessment findings and implications from leadership programs
    • Connections between leadership education, student success, and persistence
    • Use of technology to facilitate leadership development (i.e. virtual portfolios, social media, digital communities and communication)
    • New research and scholarship with implications on leadership education and practice
    • Applying CAS Standards for Student Leadership Programs, International Leadership Association Guiding Questions, or other guiding documents in the field



Submission Timeline
  • May 25, 2018
    Program Reviewer Interest Deadline
  • June 8, 2018
    [EXTENDED]: Call for Programs Deadline
  • June 22, 2018
    Program Reviews Due
  • July 2, 2018
    Presenter Notification Emails
  • July 20, 2018
    Program Schedule Details Posted Online

Writing Tips

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

Questions?

Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 2018 Leadership Educators Institute.

Jake Frasier
Assistant Director of Professional Development
Phone: 202-719-1180
Email: [email protected]

Schedule

The schedule was designed to provide participants with interactive and engaging programming, opportunities for deeper discussion, and networking. You can find details for various workshops, presenters, and abstracts to the right.

For a printable version of the schedule at a glance, click the button below.

Full Schedule

Sun, Dec 09

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Check-in Open
Please check-in with a conference staff member upon arrival to obtain your name badge, program book, and other program information.
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Institute Workshops
Additional registration required
Leadership 101: The Basics of Student Leadership in Higher Education
Transforming Leadership Learning through Intentional Pedagogy
12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibitor and Sponsor Tables Open
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Institute Welcome and Opening Keynote Speaker
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions I
A Collision of Professional Fields: Program Development for Effective Team Leadership and Membership
Adding Intentionality to Intuition: Refining Mentorship Practices at all Levels
Advancing the Leadership Identity Development Model: Insights and Applications from Current Research
Civil Discourse: Turning Conflict into Conversation
Creating Women-Focused Leadership Development Programs
[Insert Emoji of Choice Here]: Teaching Emotional Intelligence as a Leadership Tool
Getting to Know Yourself: Personal Identity, Institutionalized Privilege, and Leadership Development
Using Community Asset Mapping to teach the Social Change Model
Creating and Assessing a Learning-centric Student Employment Program
Building a Culture of Leadership: A Campus Retrospective
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions II
Creating and Assessing a Learning-centric Student Employment Program
Introducing the Co-curricular Career Connections Leadership Model
Advancing Engagement through Leadership: A Framework for Developing Inclusive and Accessible Programming
Mentoring Matters: Peer Mentoring as Leadership Development for Diverse Students in STEM
More than Athletics: Leveraging the Big Ten Network for Leadership Development
QUEST: A Journey Towards Leadership and Persistence in College
Storytelling in the Leadership Process: Lessons from Interfaith Cooperation
The Leadership Co-Op: Collaborating Leadership Programs Across the University
Transformational Leadership! Is it the Key to Volunteer Retention Amongst Student Leaders, Workers, and Volunteers?
Utilizing Experiential Learning to Transform the Student Experience
Innovate, Advocate, and Impact: Fighting for First Generation Student Leaders
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions III
Innovate, Advocate, and Impact: Fighting for First Generation Student Leaders
Mapping and Measuring Student Learning in Leadership Programs
Motivation Behind Black Male Leadership Efficacy and Their Motivation to Lead
Quick Curriculum Writing for Content Writers (Especially If You are Under a Deadline!)
Religious Pluralism: Missed Opportunities in Leadership Development
Take the Lead: Coaching to Develop Leadership Competencies
The Student Leadership Institute: Outcomes Following the First Year and Future Plans
Undergraduate Social Media and Social Change Leadership: Researching the #posts
UndocuAlly Trainers: Intentional Development of Student Leadership
Using MSL Data to Inform Your Leadership Practice
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Opening Networking Reception

Mon, Dec 10

7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Check-in and Exhibitor Tables Open
7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast Available
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions IV
BrandingEDU for Leadership Educators
Citizen Leadership: Students as Change Agents
Connection, Collaboration, and Collective Impact: Using Strategic Partnerships to Advance Leadership Work
Creating a Culturally Competent and Responsive Campus Community
Doing More with Even Less: Designing a College-wide Leadership Conference
Frameworks: A Tool to Build, Enhance, and Assess
Growing Pains: Remaining Mission-Centric through Growth and Change
It’s About Time: The Importance of Incorporating Critical Perspectives in Leadership Education
Positive Action Leadership for the Years to Come: Concepts and Challenges in Latin America
Women's Leadership Development on College Campuses: Progress and Perspectives
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions V
Application of Student Leadership Competencies in a Variety of Functional Units
Bringing Leadership Theories into Action through Creative Approaches
Culturally Relevant Leadership Learning: Students’ Identity, Capacity, and Efficacy Development
Encouraging Civic Action through Leadership Development
Innovation as a Tool of Good Practice: Case Study Findings from Three Small Private Institutions
It's a Process: Managing a Leadership Scholarship Program at a Faith-Based Institution
It's All About the Experiential: Engaging Generation Z with Experiential Pedagogy
LEAD Program for Potential Student Leaders
Leading with CAIR in a VUCA world: A student leadership development approach to transform problematic social contexts
Power Matters: Equipping Leadership Professionals to Educate with Critical Lenses
The Social Change Leadership Model in Action
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Learning Labs I
5 Creative Reflection Tools to Enhance Critical Thinking
Applied Design Thinking: Reimagining the Case Study Competition
Can you Escape? Using Escape Rooms to Build Resilient Leaders
Creating an On-Line Leadership Development Module
Redesigning Your Approach to Leadership Education by “Death to the Syllabus”
Using Piktochart to Visualize Student Leadership Assessment Data
Working Beyond Boundaries: A Case Study Approach to Collaborative Leadership Across Campus
A Framework for Growth: Developing and Implementing the Student Organization Success Framework
Teaching Leadership: Bridging Theory and Practice
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Learning Labs II
Creation to Institutionalization: Development of a Leadership Center at Kent State University
I’ve Already Done That! Finding a Capstone Project for Students Who Have Done it all
Letting Students Lead: Lessons Learned from Advising a Student-Led Leadership Conference
Residential Building Blocks of Leadership: How RAs as Leaders Foster Student Success
Strengthening Leadership Programs through Campus Partner Inclusion
Success, Leadership, and Involvement: How one Campus Developed a Summer Leadership Program for Incoming First-Year Students
Teaching Leadership: Bridging Theory and Practice
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Lunch Break (On Your Own)
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Keynote Conversation
Afternoon Keynote Interview
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Afternoon Dialogues (Roundtable Discussion)
College Women’s Leadership Development: A Critical Conversation on Advancing Research and Practice
Constructing a Leadership Framework to Pave the Path for Leadership Development
Examining and Implementing Developmental Leadership Experiences to Build Inclusive Communities
From Transactional to Relational: How to Manage Student Organization Communities While Still Developing Them
Navigating the Politics of Implementing Change as a new Leadership Educator
Now is the Time! A 360º Self-Reflection Workshop
Peer-to-Peer Leadership: Developing Training Resources Across Functional Areas for Successful Peer Facilitation
Press Pause to Advance: Enhancing Curriculum and Assessment in Leadership Programs
Teaching Integrity and Ethics
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions VI
Empowering Women in Leadership: Developing Leadership Efficacy Through a Cohort-Based Experience
Exploring Experiential Learning Tools for Student Leadership Development Programming with the Center for Creative Leadership
Finally! Fun Ways to Make Your Content Incredibly Interactive
Inclusive Leadership 101! The Building Blocks of Developing an Inclusive Leader within your Campus Community
Knowledge is Power: Engaging, Educating, and Inspiring Through a Citizens’ Academy
Leadership Education in Residence Life: Re-Strategizing for Generation Z
Learning Communities for Social Change: Leadership Development Experiences in Year One
Pen and Post-its: Using Design Thinking in Leadership Development
Practicing Critical Leadership Pedagogy: Weaving Social Justice Education into Leadership Curriculum
Program Review: Moving from Student Participation to Engagement

Tue, Dec 11

7:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Check-in and Exhibitor Tables Open
7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast Available
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Closing Keynote Speaker
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions V
Career Services and Leadership Collide: Transforming Sophomore Student Engagement Through a Professional Development and Leadership Retreat
Connecting Student Affairs Graduate Students to the ACPA/NASPA Leadership Competency
Constructing a Leadership Framework to Pave the Path for Leadership Development
Creating Positive Social Change in Communities Through Leadership
Emerging Leaders Program: Centering Social Justice in First-Year Leadership and Assessment
Emotionally Intelligent Leadership as a Pedagogical Framework for Intercultural Competence and Global Mindset
Evidence-Based Digital Leadership Education
Not Another Program: Reconceptualizing Leadership Development Through Capacity Building Across Student Affairs
Not Just Letting Them In - Leadership and Retention Collaboratively Helping Students Thrive
Using Community Asset Mapping to Teach the Social Change Model
Understanding the Current State of Affairs Related to Leadership Development Programs
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Concurrent Session VI
From Money to Meaning: Using Social Justice Sensemaking to Increase Student Learning and Community Engagement and Impact
Grow Your Own Way: Developing Leadership Competencies For Graduate Students
Higher Education/Student Affairs Master's Students' Preparation and Development as Leadership Educators
Implementing Change: The Canadian Perspective on Work-Integrated Learning
Missing the Mark: Native Student Involvement in Leadership Experiences and Campus Organizations
Revise, Restructure, Refresh: How an Academic Leadership Program Adapts for Success
Storytelling in the Leadership Process: Lessons from Interfaith Cooperation
The Change They Want to See: How Students Apply the Social Change Model of Leadership Development in Their Careers and Lives
The Intersection of Leadership Educators’ and Students’ Identities on Leadership Development
The Intersection of Multicultural Competence and Emotional Intelligence in the Supervisory Relationship

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

Pre-conference workshops for the institute are listed below. There is an additional registration fee to attend pre-conference workshops, and they may be added to your registration at any time.

Leadership 101: The Basics of Student Leadership in Higher Education

Sunday, December 9th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

This 3-hour session will provide a nuts-and-bolts understanding of most widely-used theories and concepts in student leadership development. The presenters (scholar-practitioners and representatives from ACPA and NASPA) will introduce participants to college student leadership education and provide a foundational toolkit to successfully navigate their first LEI experience. We recommend this session for professionals (at any level) that are recently entering the world of student leadership development.

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Presenters

Ana Maia Wales – Associate Director of Leadership Engagement at University of Tampa, Leadership Education Chair for ACPA’s Commission for Student Involvement

Jimmy Brown – Director, Center for Leadership & Involvement, NASPA past-chair, Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community

Details

This 3-hour session will provide a nuts-and-bolts understanding of most widely-used theories and concepts in student leadership development. The presenters (scholar-practitioners and representatives from ACPA and NASPA) will introduce participants to college student leadership education and provide a foundational toolkit to successfully navigate their first LEI experience. We recommend this session for professionals (at any level) that are recently entering the world of student leadership development.

Transforming Leadership Learning through Intentional Pedagogy

Sunday, December 9th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Join The Role of Leadership Educators: Transforming Learning co-authors Dr. Kathy Guthrie and Dr. Dan Jenkins for this exciting and experiential Pre-Institute Workshop! During our time together, we will focus on the importance of learner-centric program development. First, we will introduce the Leadership Learning Framework and provide instructional and assessment strategies with the learner in mind. Then, we will demonstrate how a variety of pedagogies such as case studies, discussion, reflection, feedback, team-based learning, and art may be intentionally integrated through this framework in co-curricular and curricular contexts. Expect to participate in train-the-trainer style pedagogy demonstrations, learn about and share leadership educator professional development resources, and leave with transformational and implementable skills, tools, and programming you can bring back to your campuses.

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Presenters

Dan Jenkins, Ph.D., Chair and Associate Professor of Leadership & Organizational Studies, University of Southern Maine

Kathy Guthrie, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Higher Education and Director, Leadership Learning Research Center, Florida State University

Details:

Join The Role of Leadership Educators: Transforming Learning co-authors Dr. Kathy Guthrie and Dr. Dan Jenkins for this exciting and experiential Pre-Institute Workshop!  During our time together, we will focus on the importance of learner-centric program development. First, we will introduce the Leadership Learning Framework and provide instructional and assessment strategies with the learner in mind.  Then, we will demonstrate how a variety of pedagogies such as case studies, discussion, reflection, feedback, team-based learning, and art may be intentionally integrated through this framework in co-curricular and curricular contexts.  Expect to participate in train-the-trainer style pedagogy demonstrations, learn about and share leadership educator professional development resources, and leave with transformational and implementable skills, tools, and programming you can bring back to your campuses.

Registration

Registration as a member is based on your individual membership status. If you are a member of any of the convening organizations, you will be able to register at the member rate.

  • For registration related questions, please contact Jake Frasier ([email protected]). 
  • For membership related questions, please contact the individuals associated with your organization listed to the right.

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Event Registration

Early-Bird
before 09/21/2018
Regular
09/22/2018 to 11/05/2018
Late
after 11/06/2018
NASPA, ACPA, NCLP Member
$450
$500
$575
Non-Member
$650
$700
$775
NASPA, ACPA, NCLP Student Member
$155
$185
$230
Pre-Institute Workshops
$85
$90
$95

Questions?

NASPA - Jake Frasier (All Registration Questions)
Assistant Director of Professional Development
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-265-7500, ext. 1180

ACPA - Tricia Fechter Gates
Deputy Executive Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-759-4825

NCLP - Courtney Holder
Coordinator, Maryland LEAD Program and NCLP
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 301-314-2895

Policies

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Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is September 21, 2018, less a $50.00 administrative fee.  All cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing.  No refunds will be given after this date for any reason.  All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing to [email protected].

Group Registration Discount: NASPA offers a discount for members registering in groups of two or more individuals from a single institution. To apply for this discount send a request in writing to [email protected] prior to applying payment to registration orders. Please include all registrants’ full names, the institution name, and the title of the event. The membership department will follow up for any additional information required and provide a personalized discount code each member of your group can use when processing payment.

Purchase Orders: NASPA does NOT accept purchase orders as a form of payment. For registrants requiring an invoice to have a check payment processed, please use the Bill Me payment method to complete your registration. The resulting invoice can be found and downloaded under the My NASPA section of the website (must be logged-in), by selecting the View Invoices link from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, email a request to Membership to have a PDF of your invoice sent to you. Bill Me registrations are considered complete and will hold your place in an event, however the balance due must be settled prior to attending.

Click here to view NASPA’s complete Payment Policies and Procedures.

Substitutions: Substitutions are allowed by individuals within the same institution/company. Substitutions should have the same member classification so that the payment is an even exchange transfer of payment. Please email your request for the substitute attendee to [email protected] 


Additional Questions? Please contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail to [email protected]

Speakers

We're thrilled to bring be joined by some extraordinary featured speakers.


  • John Dugan

    John Dugan

    Director, Program Quality, Design, & Assessment
    The Aspen Institute

    Speaker Bio

  • Georgia Sorensen

    Georgia Sorensen

    Møller Leadership Scholar and Møller By-Fellow
    Churchill College

    Speaker Bio

  • Susan Komives

    Susan Komives

    Professor Emerita
    University of Maryland, College Park

    Speaker Bio

  • Eboo Patel

    Eboo Patel

    Founder & President
    Interfaith Youth Core

    Speaker Bio

Sponsors


If you would like to exhibit at or sponsor the 2018 Leadership Educators Institute please fill out the exhibitor application form and e-fax back all pages to 202-204-8443 or scan and e-mail to [email protected] by November 1, 2018. Questions? Contact Kristie Jerde by phone at 218-280-7578 or via email at [email protected].

Venue

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal
Orlando, FL

All conference activities will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 

We have arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the DoubleTree starting at $129/night (not including 13.38% applicalable tax). The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Monday, November 19, 2018. Rooms in the conference block may sell out prior to the cut-off date, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.

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For questions about hotel reservations, please contact:
Tricia Fechter Gates ([email protected]

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