PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Two separate professional development tracks (14 options) are offered to graduate students, leadership educators, advisors, new professionals and professional staff members.  The four topical areas below are organized into Innovation or Programming tracks.

 

 

CHALLENGING CONCEPTIONS TRAINING TOPICS:

Using “leadership competencies” for program development and assessment

Legal considerations around leadership education | Standards of responsible leadership programming

Understanding the various leadership theories and definitions | Current leadership research

Social entrepreneurialism

 

INTEGRATION AND DESIGN TRAINING TOPICS:

Building or perfecting a comprehensive leadership program

Using technology to build student leaders | Assessment and evaluation of student leaders and programs

 

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Forging Networks:  Bringing graduate students and professionals together through intentional social opportunities is offered in a variety of ways including a Networking Reception, Social with the conference faculty, and informal pool side chats at lunch.  Formal meals are intentionally not part of the conference program to encourage more purposeful interaction.

Achieving work life balance in order to enhance your professionalism, productivity and happiness

 

SKILL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING TOPICS:

Dealing with and developing difficult student leaders | Finding a personal advising style

Discovering various considerations when looking for outside funding options

Working with, programming for, and advising non-traditional students, introverts and non-traditional students