Student Resources


Spring 2016 NCSL Conference Vision

The Spring 2016 NCSL Conference will inspire and equip students and their advisors to apply participatory leadership principles and tools to drive positive social change on campus and beyond. 

Learning Outcomes – Student Leaders

Each student has the opportunity to attend inspiring keynote presentations, skill-building workshops, and Call to Action plenary sessions. This integrated approach enables students to learn about key participatory leadership concepts for changemakers, access specific inclusive strategies that spur positive social change, and engage in hands-on application to build personal and organizational capacity.  As a result of active conference participation, students will:

  • Develop a clear sense of purpose by exploring personal passions and how one’s unique strengths and perspectives can be leveraged to address complex social challenges.
  • Engage stakeholders holistically in the change process by facilitating inclusive processes to identify, align, and pursue a vision that is beneficial for all who are impacted.
  • Recognize the tension and opportunity that exists in the complex set of systems impacted by social change movements.
  • Implement strategies that increase individual, organizational, and community resilience by managing the inherent challenges and sacrifices in leading social change, and by practicing mindfulness and self-care.
  • Incorporate creativity, innovation, and prototyping in approaches to complex social problems.

Networking Objectives

Delegates at the National Conference on Student Leadership participate in networking activities that encourage communication and collaboration. Throughout the conference, delegates will make many new professional connections with people from across the U.S. and around the world. You'll meet college student affairs professionals and student organization advisors, plus connect with NCSL presenters.