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National Center for Student Leadership
NCSL Fall 2014 Conference Learning Objectives

Student Leaders
Each student has the opportunity to attend seven skill-building workshops and five keynote presentations. Workshop sessions follow the social change model of leadership along with sessions focused on college to career. Within these broad categories, students will:

  • Identify personal strengths through personality inventories for immediate application
  • Acquire communication skills including listening, public speaking, and persuasive speaking
  • Engage in goal setting and goal achieving activities
  • Identify the elements of personal brand and how to market oneself for success
  • Practice goal setting and goal achievement
  • Develop planning skills for events, meetings, and projects
  • Acquire financial management skills both personally and for their organization
  • Develop skills as leaders of campus groups including sustaining productive teams, transition planning, managing conflict, fundraising, and leading through change
  • Develop an awareness of diversity and inclusion
  • Acquire team-building skills
  • Focus on preparing  for the their first professional position post-college

Professional Staff
Professionals have the opportunity to attend seven exclusive professional development workshops and will:

  • Discover the theory of transformational leadership and practical application in student affairs
  • Discuss relating with students to enhance their leadership abilities
  • Explore values, ethics, and personal integrity and ways to help students work with integrity
  • Learn the value of helping students construct personal scripts to become effective professionals
  • Discover effective channels of communicating with today’s students
  • Discover strategies to increase student engagement and build healthy organizations
  • Discuss the effects of professional stress, how to manage stress, and thrive as a student affairs professional

Networking Objectives

Delegates at a National Center for Student Leadership conference participate in networking activities that encourage communication and collaboration. Shared activities at the spring conference include “The Connection Challenge,” “The Affinity Process,” and optional facilitated evening sessions. Throughout the conference, delegates will make professional connections, connect with college student government and club and organization leaders from across the U.S. and other countries, as well connecting with NCSL presenters.


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