NCSL Spring 2015 Conference


Educating, inspiring and empowering today's collegiate leaders.

The annual spring National Conference on Student Leadership, now in its 37th year, is a three-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

Conference programming focuses on the social change model of leadership and the 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 within their campus and also 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.

At this spring's conference we're bringing back top-rated presenters and adding important new voices as well.

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 three days. You can count on leaving the conference informed, inspired, and brimming with ideas you can put in to action right away.

Check out the Conference daily schedule here!

What’s New? NCSL Call to Action

The NCSL Call to Action is designed to help students put the Social Change Model and other leadership ideas to work for good, solving problems and addressing challenges on campus and in the community.

At the close of each student workshop, students will be provided time for reflection to consider ways to apply the learning objectives for that session to the challenge they are working to address.

In special plenary sessions, students will learn about three key leadership concepts, and will be guided through exercises for further reflection on and application of these concepts to create a plan they can put into action as soon as they return home from the Conference. These special plenary sessions are:

  • Putting Leadership Ideas to Work for Good: Values-based Leadership
  • High Impact Leadership: Problem Solving at the Level of Root Cause
  • Making it Stick: a Quadruple Bottom Line Approach for Lasting Impact
  • Reflection & Action