2011 National Leadership Symposium

The National Leadership Symposium is one of my favorite professional conferences. It is a smaller, deeper, and more personal learning experience. If you are a leadership educator in higher education you should try to attend one. Here is the info on the 2011 NLS from the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs.

About the Symposium

Advancing Leadership Education:
Connecting to High Impact Practices
July 7-10, 2011
University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia

The National Leadership Symposium is a professional development experience designed for faculty members, student affairs professionals and other educators involved with promoting college student leadership education. The program is coordinated by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) and the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs (NCLP).

Given the intense learning environment of the Symposium (included required reading prior to attending), it is advised that participants have significant professional experience in leadership education. Registration is limited to 50 people.

Symposium Theme

This year’s National Leadership Symposium will invite leadership educators to engage in rich dialogue and reflective discussion about what it means to be a leadership educator. Participants will enhance their own individual insight about their commitment to leadership education, and then explore larger questions related to the purpose of leadership education and how we best create space for gaining knowledge and fostering student learning. Evolving from why we do this work, to what is this work about, the symposium will turn toward what are we really ‘doing’ through leadership education. Research about high impact practices related to learning will be discussed. Scholar authors will provide theoretical frameworks and practical considerations for this exploration. Scholars and participants will engage in thoughtful discourse about what it means to educate or develop students and ourselves in leading and leadership. The overall goal of the 2011 National Leadership Symposium is to envision how the future of leadership education can promote increasingly complex ways of being, knowing, and doing.

Participants in the 2011 National Leadership Symposium will:

* Envision the future of leadership education to promote increasingly complex ways of being, knowing, and doing.
* Examine high impact practices for leadership development and their connection to enhanced learning and quality.
* Investigate the intersection of leadership education and human development.
* Unlock the potential of leadership educators through engagement in their own development.
* Create a network of practitioners, educators and scholars that explores and informs a current understanding of leadership education.

Symposium Scholars:

* Dr. Susan Albertine
Vice President for Engagement, Inclusion and Success, Association of American Colleges & Universities
* Dr. Lisa Boes
Allston Burr Resident Dean of Pforzheimer House, Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University
* Dr. Ron Riggio
Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology, Former Director of the Kravis Leadership Institute, Claremont McKenna College

Program Chairs:

* Dr. Marilyn Bugenhagen
Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies, Marian University
* Dr. Julie Owen
Assistant Professor of Leadership & Integrative Studies, New Century College, George Mason University

To register, join NCLP, or renew your membership, please go to http://www.nclp.umd.edu/

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