Student affairs professionals, leadership educators, leadership consultants! Here is your opportunity to propose a conference session that offers vital leadership skills and strategies to college student leaders and their advisors. Proposals will be assessed and rated on relevance, presenter experience, level of interactivity, and evidence. Presenters should be dynamic and engaging. We look for presenters that offer strategies and tools that can be implemented on campus. Accepted presenters receive a free conference registration and a travel stipend. Workshops are 60 minutes long and fall into the following categories:
1. 21st Century Leadership: Basic and advanced leadership skills with an emphasis on developing critical thinking; creativity; collaboration; communication; information, technology, and media literacy; flexibility; initiative; productivity; and social skills.
2. Leadership for Change and Inclusivity: Whether it is striving for social justice, fighting global warming, working to reduce food deserts in the community, promoting campus civility, or other cause-driven initiatives, this work requires exceptional leadership skills.
3. Communication for Leaders: Communication is key to leading change, motivating participation, and expressing a personal point of view. Workshops in this category should help students master articulating a vision, communicating in groups, presenting to stakeholders, and other aspects of public motivational speaking.
4. Networking: Creating and expanding a personal network is a critical leadership skills. Workshops in this category will teach students to create more meaningful connections and build impactful relationships.
5. Life Skills and Personal Development: Leadership reaches beyond the conference — and beyond the classroom. Workshops in this block will teach the leadership skills students need to prepare for the world that awaits beyond the traditional college and university walls.
6. Self-Care and Wellness: In the fast-paced world of student leadership it is easy to put yourself last. Yet, mental and physical health are key components of success. These workshops focus on mental health, self-care, and wellness for students.
8. Advisors: This workshop block for student affairs professionals can include sessions on leadership, supervision, working with students, personal and professional growth, diversity and inclusion, or campus issues.