What is the SLI?
The Student Leadership Institute is a highly interactive program for undergraduate student leaders that takes place on Sunday
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 presenters on various topics of leadership and professional/personal development.What will my student gain by attending?
The SLI topics selected will engage undergraduate students regardless of their experiences working with orientation/transition/
retention programs. Students will have an opportunity to meet other students in similar roles. Sessions will be interactive and students will be able to share their experiences.
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 Association Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Student Leadership Institute Schedule
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
|7:45 - 8:50 a.m.||Undergraduate Student Welcome|
|9:00 - 10:00 a.m.||Keynote Speaker: George Kuh|
|10:15 - 11:05 a.m.||Educational Sessions #1|
|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|
|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|
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Undergraduate Student SessionsThe Art of
Connecting: How to Motivate, Influence, & Relate to Any Student
|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|
Sponsored by: Hoan Do
Program Abstract: Your ability
to relate and connect with diverse backgrounds is the key to helping incoming
students feel welcomed to your university. In this session, you'll learn how to
create an instant connection with anybody, conversation topics that will keep a
discussion going, and how to cohesive bond with fellow orientation leaders.
After learning these important strategies, you'll have the opportunity to apply
what you just learned by connecting with others in the session
Learning Outcomes: Provide practical tips and
advice that will help attendees to be able to connect with anybody regardless
of age, race, or background.
Those that attend will learn:
- The 3
P’s of meaningful conversation
- The 4
different languages of leadership
- The 2
ways to create rapport through nonverbal communication
(Fight) Club: Conflict Management for Student Organizations
Sponsored by: Collegiate Empowerment
You know what’s awesome? If you thought we was going to say "conflict
management” as a clever way to connect to the subject of this session, you’d be
wrong. Jetpacks? Sure, those actually are pretty awesome. Glow-in-the-dark
tigers? Absolutely awesome. Conflict? Nope. Not a chance. Small differences at
club meetings can easily erupt into fights. Club meetings, events, and entire
organizations can get wrecked because most of us don’t understand conflict, and
more so, we just hate dealing with it. If you want to change the way your
organization deals with conflict, swing by and learn more about why conflict happens,
discover your own conflict management style, and how to deal with conflict in
an educational session that’s relevant, fun, and low on the cheesy-scale.
the myths, stereotypes, and fears about conflict.
the deeper causes of conflict in your organization: is it the same thing over
and over again, is it debate
on what program to put on
campus, or is it a clash of personality?
in activities to understand what conflict management style they use most, why
and when each style is
important, and how to interact
with each style for productive conflict resolution.
how to seek first to understand others before trying to be understood by being
a strategic listener.
relevant and ready-to-use conflict management tools and a crash course in how
to put them into practice
through activity, role play and
discussion so you too become a Conflict Management Nija!
Building the Plane While We Fly It
Sponsored by: Orange Slice Training
What will you choose to take with you
and implement back on your campus? Having to know the right answer and exact
plan stop leaders in their tracks. This session provides you with a closing
reflection-based activity that instills courage and confidence to implement
what you have learned while you were at SLI.
identify the most valuable tools and ideas they want to implement back on their
- Identify a
process that allows them to turn off the "Voice of Judgment” while creating
confidence in taking on the unknown
- Test the
boundaries of their creativity while learning new tools to continue to generate
even more ideas
with their OTR team while back on campus
Can't Beliebe It: Leading
with Ethics and Integrity
|Presenters:||Tricia Kennedy, University of South Carolina-Columbia|
|Dan Murphy, Pennsylvania State University-University Park|
leaders and role models, we often find ourselves in the position to make
decisions that impact the lives of others – either directly or indirectly.
Not to mention, we’re in positions where everyone has an opinion about those
decisions. Join us as we explore the diverse dimensions of ethical
decision-making and how we utilize those dimensions to lead with integrity.
I Never Expected THAT to Happen at Orientation
|Presenters:||David Duvall, The University of Texas at Arlington|
|Abbey Wolfman, Northern Illinois University|
Being a student leader can be tough when you are
faced with a challenging situation. Whether an emergency happens at
orientation or a change in university policy creates a major change for your
team, your peers will look to you for guidance and expertise on what to do.
This session will give examples of real-life unexpected orientation emergencies
and help you plan how to make sure you and your team are ready for anything.
Wait! This is a job? Exploring a Career in Student Affairs
|Presenter: ||Cimmeron O'Connor, Ohio University-Main Campus|
Working with new
students, families, and campus partners has given you a glimpse into the life
of student affairs professional and piqued your interest in a career in student
affairs. In this session we will share with you how
to pursue a career in student
affairs and higher education. We will discuss graduate school options and
career opportunities, so you can leave with a to-do list to help you plan for
your future career!
Leadership Resume Work for You! A Guide to Highlighting your Experience in any
|Presenters:||Natalie Eskew, Arkansas State University-Main Campus|
experiences in orientation, retention and transition, you have gained a wide
variety of skills and experiences. In today’s workforce, it is important for
you to articulate what you have learned and how you will contribute your
talents to a potential employer. This session will help you develop your
resume, as well as set goals for how you will enhance your leadership
experiences and professional qualities.