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Student Leadership Institute
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Student Leadership Institute

October 20 – 22, 2019 | Houston, TX

The 2019 Student Leadership Institute (SLI) takes place at the 2019 NODA Annual Conference in Houston, Texas. SLI programming will take place over three days, October 20-22, 2019. 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.

SLI 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.

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.

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

"My first NODA & SLI and it was truly a life changing experience!"


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


Kyle Flowers
Associate Director of Residential Life,
First & Second Year Experience,
Macalaster College

Rachel Pridgen
Director of Student Improvement and Transition Program
North Central College

Charlotte Salinas
Assistant Director for
Orientation Programs,
Colorado State University

Josh Eisenberg
Dean of Campus Life,
Pomona College

Evan Witt
Assistant Director for Leadership
Training and Development,
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Julia Qian
Program Coordinator for
New Student Programs
University of Pittsburgh

Max Mattern
Assistant Director, New Student Services,
University of California Berkeley

1.866.521.NODA (6632) | 1200 S Washington Ave Minneapolis, MN 55415