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Student Leadership Institute
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Student Leadership Institute

Date: TBD

The 2020 Student Leadership Institute (SLI) takes place at the 2020 NODA Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. SLI programming will take place on October 28, 2020. 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






1.866.521.NODA (6632) | 1200 S Washington Ave, Suite 215, Minneapolis, MN 55415