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
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
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