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2018 Student Leadership Institute 
The 2018 Student Leadership Institute (SLI) takes place at the 2018 NODA Annual Conference in San Diego, California. SLI programming will take place over three days, October 21-23, 2018. 

The Student Leadership Institute is a highly interactive program for undergraduate student leaders that takes place on Sunday, 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, student leaders will have an opportunity to engage with each other and the presenters on various topics of leadership and professional/personal development. 


SLI 2018 Schedule

Sunday, October 21  
4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Undergrad Welcome & SLI Kickoff
Monday, October 22  
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. SLI In-Session
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch & Activity in Mentor Groups
Tuesday, October 23  
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. SLI In-Session
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. SLI Closing

How to register for SLI

Registration for SLI is complementary for all undergraduate students attending the Annual Conference. You must register your students for SLI by selecting the option on the second page of the Undergraduate Student Annual Conference Registration Form.

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.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Create peer networking opportunities

2. Provide a forum for undergraduates to share best practices related to their work as paraprofessionals in the field of orientation, transition and retention.

3. Offer mentorship connections with faculty

4. Integrate learning from the Annual Conference featured speakers and educational sessions

5. Grow student leadership skills related to orientation, transition and retention

6. Develop strategies to positively impact their institutions and student leadership roles

How do I sign up my student?

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

2018 Student Leadership Institute Faculty
Kyle Flowers
SLI Lead Faculty
Residence Director,
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Natalie Rooney
Assistant Director for New Student Programs & Family Outreach, Oregon State University
Chris Verhaege
Assistant Director, Orientation Initiatives, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Donald Coleman Jr.
Director of Orientation & Transition Programs, Kennesaw State University
Katie Motycki
Associate Director for New Student Orientation, The Pennsylvania State University
Charlotte Salinas
Assistant Director for Orientation Programs, Colorado State University
Marc Skjervem
Director of Student & Career Advancement Services, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

 View 2018 Annual Conference Information 


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