Registration available on site for $149
The Certified Student Leader® Program has been an optional part of the National Center for Student Leadership conference since 1994.
Over 5,000 student leaders have become Certified Student Leaders and many are now established leaders in their professional life. You could be next!
The Certified Student Leader® (CSL) Program at the National Center for Student Leadership Conference strengthens your student leadership foundation by developing your skills in three areas:
The program facilitates deeper processing of the conference material and helps you create an action plan based on your learning at the conference.
You’ll take away resources, plans, ideas, and strategies that you can immediately put into practice to move your group and campus ahead.
As a participant, you will complete a series of interactive activities with students from other campuses to help you apply the conference material to yourself, your student group, and your campus community.
You’ll dig deeper and reach broader using the Certified Student Leader® Program as a bridge to network and collaborate with students from other schools in a deeper way, forging powerful cross-campus partnerships.
The Certified Student Leader® Program takes place within the conference schedule with over four hours of experiences outside the regular conference activities. It is required that you attend all four sessions.
Day 1: Get ready to experience facilitated networking activities designed to encourage fast connections with participants from other schools. You will experience the group development process by rapidly forming a group with other students. You'll work with this group throughout the conference, completing activities and sharing in collaborative leadership. You will use the group development skills learned in this workshop when you get back to your campus.
Day 2: We'll work together to identify what you are learning from the conference activities, what new ideas have been sparked, and how you can apply these ideas to yourself, your student group, and your campus community. We'll also engage in a series of interactive activities that will help you take your National Center for Student Leadership experience back to your campus and student group.
Day 3: Bring your personal learning from the conference back to your group at the Certified Student Leader retreat. With the help of program facilitators and a detailed workbook guide, you'll complete interactive activities and create a strategic plan for your own project, event, or new idea that you want to launch on your campus. After successfully completing your strategic plan, you will earn the Certified Student Leader® designation and be honored at the awards ceremony on the final day.
Day 4: Join us as we recognize and celebrate with the newest group of Certified Student Leaders at the awards presentation. Successful candidates of the Certified Student Leader® program will leave the conference prepared to be autonomous, active leaders in their campus communities. We wish them well as they return to their campus communities ready to make a difference.
The Certified Student Leader® Program at the conference is facilitated by Mary Shively, Director of Leadership at Emporia State University, along with Taylor Kriley, Assistant Director for the Center for Student Involvement at Emporia State University.
Add the Certified Student Leader® Program to your
National Center for Student Leadership conference registration for $149 on site