Student Leadership

The National Conference on Student Leadership (NCSL) brings together collegiate student leaders and campus professionals to learn effective, heart-centered leadership skills directly from cutting-edge innovators in industry, education, and the nonprofit sector.

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This online course helps students learn some of the most important lessons in effective leadership, gleaned from the best practices of successful organizations worldwide. It covers critical skills the students need to be an effective student leader both in college and beyond.

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This self-paced online financial literacy course will help students build financial health and avoid financial messes that can derail important life goals like college graduation. Financial Fundamentals for Students provides a solid foundation to help students navigate personal finance basics.

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Certified Student Leader: Communication for Changemakers is an online course designed to bridge the gap between participatory leadership skills and communication skills, teaching students the behaviors and practices necessary to producing positive change. This course will help students understand how to transform big ideas into concrete action.

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The National Center for Student Leadership (NCSL) and its sponsors recognize that the cost of attending an NCSL conference may be an obstacle for some. In order to open this potentially life-changing event to as many students as possible, several types of scholarships have been created.

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Find a collection of videos covering a wide range of team-building skills for student leaders, including building an inclusive team, navigating team conflict, finding success in failure, overcoming apathy, responding to team dynamics, and leveraging your team’s influence on campus. These short 20-minute presentations—from internationally known student advisors and educators—give you actionable ideas that are easy to implement right away.

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Events Calendar

  • 30
  • Apr

Engage Early, Build Trust, and Gain Student Retention and Success

What happens during the first week of class sets the tone for the entire term and can affect retention and student success. For students to work well together in classes, a degree of trust must exist between them, and building this trust quickly is key. Learn about the concept of swift trust, which comes from business but applies to education as well.
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  • 23
  • May

How to Improve Academic Lectures with TED Talk Principles: Connect, Convey, Communicate

For faculty who struggle with engaging content delivery (lecture) How to Improve Academic Lectures with TED Talk Principles: Connect, Convey, Communicate is a Magna Online Seminar that gives specific, practical steps to add enthusiasm and excitement to lectures and presentations.
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  • 18
  • Jun

7 Indispensable Strategies to Build Community in Your Online Courses

Students in online courses and degree programs sometimes report that studying online can leave them feeling isolated and unconnected to their instructor and student peers. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. Online instructors can utilize a variety of strategies to build and maintain a sense of community in their online courses and doing so will result in a better course experience for both student and instructor.
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  • 16
  • Jul

Getting Started with Backward Design: Meaningful and Measurable Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes and objectives are the first step in backwards design. As such they hold the primary spot in the course development process. Faculty engaged in course or program development who are ill-equipped to design meaningful and measurable outcomes face the prospect of a poorly designed course and less than meaningful learning experiences for students.
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20-Minute Mentors

These highly focused video presentations answer a single teaching or leadership question and provide actionable insights.

Books

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