Call to Action Orientation
Spring 2015 Conference Advisory Team
This workshop will introduce advisors and professionals to the methods and tools of the NCSL Call to Action program. The Call to Action is an opportunity for students to reflect on and apply principles of participatory leadership and social change. Your hands-on support and involvement will help your students get the most from this key component of their NCSL experience, and take back concrete action plans to address real challenges on your campus and in your community.
Finding Your Third Place: Create Change in Your Life to Be a Better Advisor
Work/life balance is often framed in the field of higher education as an elusive goal, one only the lucky can reach. The concept of finding your third place is a new framework to which new professionals can approach this intangible aim of work/life balance. This session will focus on making you more fulfilled outside work so you become a better professional. You will learn the power of finding what brings you joy so you can live and teach your story and inspire others to do the same.
Building Cultures of Inspired Student Leadership: The Art of Hosting
Were looking to our students to lead the next waves of innovation and change. Creating inspired cultures of shared leadership and co-learning on our campuses will accelerate the changes we need in the world. The Art of Hosting is an approach to leadership that scales up from the personal to the systemic using personal practice, dialogue, facilitation and the co-creation of innovation to address complex challenges. Advisors and professionals will receive an introduction to the Art of Hosting and how to train their students to use this approach to leadership on campus and beyond. Youll also hear how your campus/community can build this culture in the Art of Participative Leadership
Developing Student Pathways for Social Innovation
Ashoka U has gathered best practices from 150+ colleges and universities about best practices in social innovation and changemaking. These models span the curriculum, co-curriculum, culture, leadership, staffing, and coordinating structure to impact the campus ecosystem for lasting change.
During this workshop, we will draw from the experience of the Ashoka U network to explore diverse examples of developing student pathways for changemaking. Given that changemaking involves many disciplines and perspectives, with wide-ranging impact goals, its not always so easy to connect relevant programs and define key learning outcomes. Student affairs professionals already lead high impact programs for civic engagement, service learning, and student leadership. This workshop will showcase how to build on what already exists to unleash untapped potential, by working across groups and leveraging the experience of diverse networks and experiences.
Purpose: The Heart of Leadership
Leadership is a concept that we all may feel familiar with. However when faced with challenging situations it can be difficult to know what it really means. For this reason, the University of Wisconsin Madison created a common leadership language to support positive change. Join us for this interactive breakout session where we will briefly review the Universitys Leadership Framework and highlight some practical ways the Framework has been adopted for the purpose of change in beliefs, values and behaviors.