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 The Student Leadership Institute (SLI) invites your undergraduate student leaders to participate in a unique leadership opportunity at the NODA Annual Conference.

What is the SLI?

The Student Leadership Institute is a highly interactive program for undergraduate student leaders that takes place on Monday and Tuesday during the NODA annual conference. It is designed for all undergraduate student leaders regardless if they are new or seasoned staff. Through large and small group discussion formats, your student leaders will have an opportunity to engage with each other and the SLI faculty on various topics of leadership and professional/personal development.

What will my student gain by attending?
The faculty for the SLI specifically focused on topics that would engage undergraduate students regardless of their experiences working with orientation/transition/retention programs. Students will have an opportunity to meet other students and work closely with the SLI faculty. Sessions will be interactive and students will be expected to share their experiences.

Students will also have the opportunity to present through the SLI. Please have students submit program proposals. The SLI faculty will review the proposals and select sessions to be presented during the institute on day 2.

Who are the faculty?
The faculty includes professionals who have held NODA leadership positions on both the national and/or regional level. In addition, the faculty bring years of experience years of experience in the fields of orientation and higher education. Faculty members are chosen based on their experience and commitment to student leadership development.

How do I sign my student up?

A professional can sign their student up for SLI; the registration form is for the NODA Annual Conference, and if you would like your student to attend SLI remember to select that option in the sessions portion of the registration.

For additional information or questions, please contact the main office at

2015 Student Leadership Institute Schedule

Sunday, October 25, 2015

7:45 - 8:50 a.m.
Undergraduate Student Welcome
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: George Kuh
11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Associate Member Sponsored Presentation:

The Art of Connecting: How to Motivate, Influence & Relate to Any Student - Hoan Do
1:30 - 2:20 p.m.
Educational Sessions #2
2:30 - 3:20 p.m.
Educational Sessions #3
3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Associate Member Sponsored Presentation:

(Fight) Club: Conflict Management for Student Organizations - Collegiate Empowerment

Saturday, October 26, 2015

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Transition Summit: Featuring Student Affairs Associations
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Special Topic Sessions:

Ethical Decision Making

Leading During Challenging Times
11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
Special Topic Sessions:

Wait? This is a job? Exploring a Career in Student Affairs

Make Your Leadership Resume Works for You! A Guide to Highlighting your Experience in any Career
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Associate Member Sponsored Session:

Building the Plane While We Fly It - Orange Slice Training
1:45 - 2:35 p.m.
Educational Sessions #6
2:45 - 3:35 p.m.
Educational Sessions #7

Monday, October 27, 2015

9:00 - 9:50 a.m.
Educational Sessions #9
10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
Educational Sessions #10
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Closing Brunch

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