13-15 December 2020 // New Orleans, Louisiana
Leadership is an integral competency for our profession. The leadership development of students is an important and ongoing process that requires commitment from both students and staff. Student affairs professionals and other university administrators play an essential role in coordinating, shaping, and evaluating the leadership development of students by designing leadership courses and programs, creating co-curricular opportunities, and utilizing emerging technologies. The Leadership Educators Institute (LEI) has a rich history of convening professionals committed to leadership development for nearly 10 years.
A partnership between ACPA, NASPA, and the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs (NCLP), LEI provides a unique opportunity for all professional levels within our field to engage in critical dialogue to promote positive sustainable change on their campuses.
The Leadership Educators Institute creates a space for student affairs administrators, scholars, and practitioners to discuss and advance current leadership topics, such as:
- Modern leadership theories and models including new research, applications, and critical perspectives
- Innovative and inclusive curriculum, pedagogy, and strategies for leadership studies courses
- Assessment and evaluation of leadership programs, student development, and learning outcomes
- Future directions in leadership education and development based on widely-used studies and standards such as the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership, CAS, and ILA Guiding Questions
- Unique co-curricluar program models and high-impact practices including those with cohort and multi-year engagement, distance and online learning, service-learning, mentoring, and global experiences
- Strategy and management of leadership program operations including staff training, funding, and partnerships
- Intersectional and interdisciplinary approaches to leadership education