There are two tracks in the Professional Track:  Application (A) and Innovation (B).  Go to whichever programs you want in either or both tracks.  The intent of the "tracks" is to provide a guide for the context of the session. 

In the interest of keeping the level of dialogue and presentation at the professional level, share common experiences and engage in candid discussions, undergraduates are asked to not attend programs designated for professionals.


Application Track:  These sessions focus on applying specific strategies and best practices for designing, delivering, and measuring programs and experiences that enhance student leadership.

Innovation Track: These sessions focus on innovative ideas and emergent thinking about student leadership.


Application Track (A)




Professional Track Session 1
Friday - 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM


BE UNDERSTOOD: Giving Feedback Effectively

Michael Miller

Are you slow or resistant to challenge your leaders? This fast paced session approaches giving feedback to students and colleagues in a manner that allows them to "hear" it in the well-meaning way you intend it! Select strategies that will help you feel more confident and comfortable in sharing expectations related to others' performance and behaviors. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Better appreciate your power to improve your situation by helping others be their best

  • Identify your resistance and history with offering constructive feedback

  • Know the data on today's students and how they best "hear" feedback

  • Be able to put into practice effective communication tools

Professional Track Session 2
Friday - 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM


Professional Track Session 3 [Extended Session]
Friday - 3 PM – 4:45 PM

Professional Track Session 4
Saturday - 9 AM – 10:30 AM

Professional Track Session 5
Saturday - 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Professional Track Session 6
Saturday - 1 PM – 2 PM

 6 Domains for Assessing Student Leadership Competency Development

Dr. Corey Seemiller

While we know from our own experiences that engagement and involvement experiences in college impact student development, how can we know what specifically makes a difference and to what extent? This session is designed to offer an easy way to determine what leadership competencies you want students to develop and how to create measurements that get to the heart of what you want to know. While assessment may seem overwhelming, after this session, you will want to head back to campus and start assessing everything!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the Student Leadership Competencies

  • Understand the 6-Domain Model

  • Be able to develop competency-based measurements in each of the six domains