A partnership between NASPA, ACPA-College Student Educators International, and the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs (NCLP), LEI provides a unique opportunity for all professional levels within our field to engage in critical dialogue to promote positive sustainable change on their campuses.

The Leadership Educators Institute creates a space for student affairs administrators, scholars, and practitioners to discuss and advance current leadership topics, such as:

  • Modern leadership theories and models including new research, applications, and critical perspectives
  • Innovative and inclusive curriculum, pedagogy, and strategies for leadership studies courses
  • Assessment and evaluation of leadership programs, student development, and learning outcomes
  • Future directions in leadership education and development based on widely-used studies and standards such as the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership, CAS, and ILA Guiding Questions
  • Unique co-curricluar program models and high-impact practices including those with cohort and multi-year engagement, distance and online learning, service-learning, mentoring, and global experiences
  • Strategy and management of leadership program operations including staff training, funding, and partnerships
  • Intersectional and interdisciplinary approaches to leadership education

PLEASE NOTE: In order to qualify for member rates for the Leadership Educators Institute, membership with ACPA, NASPA, and/or NCLP must be valid through 11 December 2024. You must have your own individual membership. Members who purchase a Leadership Educators Institute Registration understand their membership needs to be active through 11 December 2024. If it is not active prior to the start of the Leadership Educators Institute you will not be provided with your Leadership Educators Institute Event credential unless you renew your membership or pay the difference between the non-member and member registration cost.



Registrations can be paid by check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. All fees must be prepaid. Purchase orders are not accepted. Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing to info@acpa.nche.edu by 8 November 2024. Registrations can also be withdrawn by registrants by using the event registration system through 8 November 2024. After 8 November 2024 there are no refunds. ACPA, NASPA, and NCLP reserve the right to charge a service fee of US$50 for returned checks. Registrations are non-transferable. The conference may be cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. In this case, the fees will be fully refunded; however, the sponsoring organizations will not be responsible for other additional costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines and/or travel agencies.



2024 Leadership Educators Institute

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  • December 9 - 11, 2024
  • Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
    1201 Market Street
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    United States

Event Workshops

The Basics Of Student Leadership In Higher Education

December 9, 2024  09:00 - 12:00
Fee: $75.00
Seats Remaining:50

This 3-hour session will provide a nuts-and-bolts understanding of most widely-used theories and concepts in student leadership development. The presenters (scholar-practitioners and representatives from ACPA, NASPA, and NCLP) will introduce participants to college student leadership education and provide a foundational toolkit to successfully engage in leadership work. We recommend this session for professionals (at any level) that are recently entering the world of student leadership learning and development.


Kristina Clement, PhD
Associate Dean of Students/Director, Center for Student Engagement, Georgia Tech

Brittany Devies, PhD
Program Manager, Leadership Studies and Development, University of Maryland, College Park

Derrick Raphael Pacheco, M.S.
Graduate Assistant, Leadership Learning Research Center & Ph.D. Candidate in Higher Education, Florida State University