2020 Leadership Educators Institute

December 13 – December 15, 2020
New Orleans, LA

The Leadership Educators Institute engages leadership practitioners and scholars in active learning, dialogue, and development to enhance student leadership programs and courses.

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Leadership is an integral competency for our profession. The leadership development of students is an important and ongoing process that requires commitment from both students and staff. Student affairs professionals and other university administrators play an essential role in coordinating, shaping, and evaluating the leadership development of students by designing leadership courses and programs, creating co-curricular opportunities, and utilizing emerging technologies. The Leadership Educators Institute (LEI) has a rich history of convening professionals committed to leadership development for nearly 10 years.

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 enage 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

 Continuing Education

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

NASPA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5120. Programs that do not quality for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NASPA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Click here for more information on Continuing Education and frequently asked questions.

If you have questions about Continuing Education, please contact Teri Gillmor at tgillmor@naspa.org.


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Registration as a member is based on your individual memebership status. If you are a memeber of ACPA or NASPA, you will be able to register at the member rate.

NCLP members who are not members of ACPA or NASPA will be provided a discount code to receive $100 off the non-member rate until September 18, 2020. To receive this discount code, please contact NCLP at nclp@umd.edu

  • For registration related questions, please contact Jake Frasier (jfrasier@naspa.org) or Angela Hoffman (ahoffman@acpa.nche.edu).
  • For membership related questions, please contact the individuals associated with your organization listed to the right.

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Early-Bird Registration
before 09/18/2020
Regular Registration
09/19/2020 to 11/13/2020
Late/On-Site Registration
11/14/2020 to 12/13/2020
Student Member
Pre-Conference Workshops


NASPA - Jake Frasier
Associate Director for Professional Development
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Phone: (202) 719-1180

ACPA - Angela Hoffman
Director of Professional Development
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Phone: (202) 539-6505

NCLP- Courtney Holder
National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: (828) 262-2394


Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana

NASPA has arranged special room rates for Institute attendees at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana. The room rate will be $139 plus applicable taxes (currently 13.45% plus $3.00 per room, per night, city occupancy fee), as well as a New Orleans Convention & Visitors’ Bureau assessment of 1.75% of each room rate, per room per night.

The hotel cutoff is November 23, 2020.

Please check back frequently to reserve a room in our block. Once a reservation link is available, it will be posted here.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-2500
$139 - Single/Double
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