Special program for advisors!

If you are a student leadership advisor, consider signing up to attend the Advisor Training Experience presented by Leadership Trainer. By participating in the Advisor Training Experience, advisors will receive a specially curated, comprehensive, and engaging train-the-trainer experience. Specifically, Leadership Trainer will lead a hands-on experience for student leader advisors that enhances their leadership training and facilitation skills—particularly with experiential learning and reflective dialogue.

Advisors will learn inclusive best-practices to ensure all participants can access the training message and material, internalize learning, and apply their learning to their practice. This is achieved through:

  • Facilitating experiential learning activities
  • Hosting reflective dialogue
  • Coordinating training preparatory measures
  • Engaging in identity exploration and development
  • Navigating training obstacles
  • Communicating effectively as a trainer

Student Leader Advisor Bonuses, Incentives, and More

NCSL student leader advisors will receive a dynamic and engaging leadership train-the-trainer experience as well as other bonuses, goodies, and incentives. Specifically, this includes:

  • A specially curated training curriculum led by master trainers and expert facilitators.
  • Hands-on learning opportunities to experiment with dynamic facilitation techniques.
  • A digital copy of Leadership Trainer’s 330-page Training Manual.  This includes overviews of dozens leadership theories and practices, an in-depth review of Leadership Trainer’s Narrative Approach (methodology and pedagogy), instructions on how to facilitate an extensive array of experiential learning activities, and space for reflections and notes—all packaged in a colorful, creative, engaging, and inspired format.
  • A trifecta of digital resources including our:
    •  Training Preparation Checklist,
    • 90 Ice-Breaker Questions for Meaning and Depth, and
    • 18 Go-to Reflective Dialogue Questions pdfs.
  • Access to Leadership Trainer’s private Facebook group and unlimited monthly Jam Sessions to further their leadership training and development.
  • Intentional networking and relationship-building opportunities—at NCSL and beyond—with a community of passionate leadership educators.
National Conference on Student Leadership attendees

Were you certified at last year’s NCSL?
You’ll join our graduate program for even more in-depth training and a chance to practice your skills during NCSL.

Meet Your Leadership Trainer Presenters

Jonathan Kroll Leadership Trainer at National Conference on Student LeadershipJonathan Kroll

Jonathan is the founder, executive director, and master trainer. He began his career as a university administrator by focusing on leadership development, community engagement, and reflection initiatives. He has co-founded two leadership training businesses in addition to Leadership Trainer. Over the last decade, Jonathan has facilitated over 300 leadership workshops, retreats, trainings, and conference presentations, including classes to thousands of participants across four continents. In addition to serving as executive director and master trainer with Leadership Trainer, Jonathan is a lecturer in the Professional Leadership Studies program and acting director of academic programs in the School of Professional Studies at the University of Rhode Island.

Jonathan has earned a PhD from Fielding Graduate University in Leadership with a focus in group mentoring. He coaches, consults, writes, teaches, and trains about leadership, mentoring, and training/facilitation.

Terrian Garvis at National Conference on Student Leadership

Terrian Garvis

Terrian Garvis is the assistant director for the Triandiflou Institute for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Transformative Practices at SUNY Oswego. He sees his work as being a vital connector. Garvis works with faculty, staff, and students to educate, work together towards, and amplify the diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts to become a space for all. He works with a team to deliver engaging and informative presentations around microaggressions, dialogue, and social identity. Additionally, he works with multiple campus constituents to educate our community about identity and religious-related observations. Garvis is also involved in his fraternity, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. and facilitates mindfulness based activities with his team.


Sarah Edwards at National Conference on Student Leadership

Sarah Edwards

Sarah Edwards, PhD is a student affairs professional with over 15 years of experience focusing on student success, student organization advising, and student involvement. Sarah currently serves as the director of Student Involvement and Leadership Programs at New Mexico State University where she oversees areas including fraternity and sorority life, student media, student government, leadership engagement & traditions, campus and community programs, and student organization training and development. She earned her PhD in higher education at Azusa Pacific University.

Who Is Leadership Trainer?
Leadership Trainer is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that specializes in leadership train-the-trainer program. NCSL is partnering with Leadership Trainer to provide an exceptional program for student leader advisors.

Remember to check the
“Advisor Training Experience” box in the registration form.