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July 1, 2022

Call for Programs Deadline

September 16, 2022

Early-bird Registration Deadline

November 19, 2022

Regular Registration Deadline

2022 Leadership Educators Institute

Division/Group Events Student Success Student Leadership Programs

A partnership between NASPA, 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 promote positive sustainable change on their campuses.

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Leadership is an integral competency for our profession. The leadership development of 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 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 17 years.

A partnership between NASPAACPA-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 promote positive sustainable change on their campuses.

The Leadership Educators Institute creates a space for student affairs administrators, scholars, and practitioners to discuss and advance current leadership topics, such as:

  • Modern leadership theories and models including new research, applications, and critical perspectives
  • Innovative and inclusive curriculum, pedagogy, and strategies for leadership studies courses
  • Assessment and evaluation of leadership programs, student development, and learning outcomes
  • Future directions in leadership education and development based on widely-used studies and standards such as the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership, CAS, and ILA Guiding Questions
  • Unique co-curricluar program models and high-impact practices including those with cohort and multi-year engagement, distance and online learning, service-learning, mentoring, and global experiences
  • Strategy and management of leadership program operations including staff training, funding, and partnerships
  • Intersectional and interdisciplinary approaches to leadership education

 Continuing Education

 National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

NASPA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5120. Programs that do not quality for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NASPA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


Click here for more information on Continuing Education and frequently asked questions.
If you have questions about Continuing Education, please contact Teri Gillmor at [email protected].

Call for Programs

The Leadership Educators Institute planning committee invites you to submit a program proposal for along one of the four LEI focus areas. The Call for Program deadline is July 1, 2022.

Submission Criteria
Proposals will be evaluated by several program reviewers using the following four (4) focus areas.

  1. Research and Assessment in Leadership Programs
  2. Online and Hybrid Leadership Learning and Engagement
  3. Leadership in Context
  4. Equitable Leadership


  • All presenters whose proposals are accepted must register for the Institute. 
  • All presenters and co-presenters will be expected to cover registration and other related fees associated with attending the Institute. All presenters will be expected to provide an electronic copy of their presentation prior to the event which will be posted on the Institute website for participants to view afterwards.

#LEI22 Focus Areas

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

  • New research and scholarship with implications on leadership education and practice

  • Applying the CAS Standards for Student Leadership Programs, International Leadership Association Guiding Questions, or other guiding documents in the field for program development and review


Online and Hybrid Leadership Learning and Engagement

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

  • Use of online platforms to facilitate leadership development (i.e. web-based portfolios, social media, digital communities, and communication)

  • Best practices and innovative strategies for cohesive hybrid and online teaching and programming 

  • Transitioning existing in-person curricula into effective online and/or hybrid formats

  • Research, scholarship, and ideas on the practice, process, and emergence of leadership in online environments


Leadership in Context

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

  • Fostering and supporting student activism, civic engagement, and/or political engagement as methods of leadership

  • Role of leadership education in career readiness and development of professional competencies  

  • Intersections of leadership education and other functional areas such as service-learning, intercultural development, and international education

  • 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 


Equitable Leadership

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

  • Integrations of identity development, cultural relevance, social justice, equity, and inclusion in leadership education 

  • Application of critical theory and equitable practices in the design of curricular and co-curricular leadership programs

  • Weaving anti-racist practices into leadership education programming, scholarship, and resources

  • Leadership development models, theories, research and strategies that engage scholars and practitioners in the disruption and decolonization of research and practice

  • Navigating your own social identities in facilitation and implementation of leadership education



The current schedule is a draft and subject to change.  All times are listed in Central.

December 14
December 15
December 16

All times shown are in Central Time

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pre- Institute Workshops

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Welcome and Opening Keynote

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Concurrent Sessions I

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions II

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Opening Reception (Light Fare Provided)

All times shown are in CentralTime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Exhibitor and Sponsors Table Open

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Concurrent Sessions III

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Concurrent Sessions IV

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch on Your Own

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Afternoon Keynote

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Roundtable Discussions

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions V

All times shown are in Central Time

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Closing Keynote

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions VI

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions VII


We invite you to visit the website as we continue to make updates. Registration will open in Feburary of 2022.
For NASPA Members

Registration is based on NASPA individual membership status. 

  • If you are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join as an individual member at the $75 rate. This gives you the conference registration and a year of membership for less than the non-member registration fee.
  • If your institution is NOT a member, then you will need to join at the associate affiliate rate of $242 and then you can pay the individual member rate for conference registration. Visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types.
For ACPA Members

Registration is based on ACPA individual membership status. 

For NCLP Members

NCLP members who are not members of ACPA or NASPA will be provided a discount code to receive NASPA/ACPA member rate until November 14, 2022. To receive this discount code, please contact NCLP at [email protected].

Registration Fees
Early Registration
before 9/16/2022

Regular Registration
9/17/2022 - 11/14/2022

Late Registration
after 11/14/2022
$450 $500 $575
$650 $700 $775
Student Member
$175 $225 $300
Pre-Institution Workshop
$75 $95




General Event/NASPA Questions:

Tiki Ayiku
Assistant Vice President for Professional Development - NASPA
[email protected]

ACPA Questions:

Tricia Fechter Gates
Deputy Executive Director- ACPA
[email protected]

NCLP Questions:

Courtney Holder
Associate Director, Community-Engaged Leadership, Appalachian State University, and NCLP
[email protected]


Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by September 16, 2022, less a $50.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined.

For a comprehensive listing of NASPA registration policies, please visit this page.