National Center for Student Leadership Spring 2014 Conference


Conference Information and Updates

* Welcome conference attendees to Washington! The cherry blossoms are starting to show, so you're in for a real treat!
* Certified Student Leader Program registration is CLOSED
* Your Career Catalyst registration is CLOSED
* Our  Must See DC Bus Tour!! is SOLD OUT.
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Recently added to the conference program:

Special Event: Signature Must See DC Bus Tour SECOND TOUR ADDED!!
Networking Event: Leadership Social
Student Workshop: Why Aren't You Out on the Mall Protesting?
Student Workshop: The Perfect Match: Find and Land the Right Internship

Educating, inspiring and empowering today’s collegiate leaders

The annual spring National Center for Student Leadership Conference, now in its 36th year, is a four-day conference dedicated to providing an excellent learning opportunity. It brings together hundreds of students and student affairs professionals from campuses nationally and internationally to:

  • Explore essential leadership topics in an interactive setting
  • Hear from experts  with real-world leadership experience from academia and business  
  • Experience activities that encourage collaboration and communication
  • Network with like-minded individuals who are passionate about leadership

This conference does not focus on one specific leadership model. Instead, it focuses on attributes that are essential to being a successful leader including: individual growth, group development, and civic-mindedness. 

NCSL also offers specific workshops that help leaders leverage leadership roles as they transition from campus to a professional career. The content is hands-on, practical and applicable, so that you can implement what you learn right away.

We’ve brought back top-rated presenters and added important new voices as well. In a full slate of keynote presentations and workshops, you’ll learn about a variety of topics including:

  • Conflict with civility
  • Diversity and inclusion on campus
  • Etiquette for leaders
  • Fundraising using social media
  • Goal setting and achievement
  • Marketing yourself for success
  • Negotiation for leaders
  • Officer transition and change
  • Persuasive Speaking
  • Planning and executing successful events
  • Public relations
  • Publicity and promotions
  • Servant leadership
  • Transformational leadership
  • Much, much more

And of course, you will learn plenty outside the presentations and workshops by sharing ideas and experiences with delegates from other campuses. It’s a great opportunity to network and collaborate.

Expect lively discussion, spirited debate, and a rewarding exchange of ideas throughout all four days. You can count on leaving the conference informed, inspired, and brimming with ideas you can put in to action right away.

NCSL Spring 2014 Conference Learning Objectives



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