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2024 Leadership Educators Institute

Division/Group Events Student Success Student Leadership Programs

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.

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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 17 years.

A partnership between NASPAACPA-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

 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 [email protected].


Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
All conference activities will take place at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
The 2024 Leadership Educators Institute has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown starting at $185/night. The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Monday, November 11, 2024. Rooms in the conference block may sell out prior to the cut-off date, so please make your reservation as soon as possible. Room Reservation Link Coming Soon!

Reserve Your Room Today!


Registration is Now Open!

For NASPA Members

Registration is based on NASPA individual membership status. 

  • If you are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join as an individual member at the $80 rate. This gives you the conference registration and a year of membership for less than the non-member registration fee.
  • If your institution is NOT a member, then you will need to join at the associate affiliate rate of $250 and then you can pay the individual member rate for conference registration. Visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types.
For ACPA Members

Registration is based on ACPA individual membership status. 

For NCLP Members

NCLP members who are not members of ACPA or NASPA will be provided a discount code to receive NASPA/ACPA member rate.

Registration Fees
Pre-Early Registration
Deadline of 6/14/2024
Early Registration
Deadline of 9/9/2024

Regular Registration
Deadline of 11/11/2024

Late Registration
after 11/11/2024
$465 $485 $565 $640
$665 $685 $765 $840
Student Member
$175 $185 $230 $300
Student Non-member
$275 $285 $330 $400
Pre-Institution Workshop
$75 $75 $95




General Event/NASPA Questions:

Rachel DuVall
Assistant Director for Professional Development - NASPA
[email protected]

ACPA Questions:

Brian Hopkins
Director, Convention & Events
[email protected]

NCLP Questions:

Courtney Holder
Assistant Director, Leadership Studies Program, University of Maryland and NCLP
[email protected]


Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by September 9, 2024 less a $50.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined.

For a comprehensive listing of NASPA registration policies, please visit this page.


Register Online for 2024 Leadership Educators Institute

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

Register Online

Schedule at a Glance

December 9 - December 11, 2024

December 9, 2024
  • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pre-Institute Workshops
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Welcome and Opening Keynote
  • 2:35 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. Concurrent Sessions I
  • 3:55 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Concurrent Sessions II
  • 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions III
  • 6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Opening Reception (Light Fare Provided)
December 10, 2024
  • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
  • 8:00 am. – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast Provided
  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions IV
  • 10:20 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Concurrent Sessions V
  • 11:40 a.m. –  12:10 p.m. Learning Labs
  • 12:10 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)
  • 1:40 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Keynote
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Roundtable Discussions and Featured Sessions
  • 5:05 p.m. – 6:05 p.m. Concurrent Sessions VI
  • 7:00 p.m. Dinner & Dialogues (optional)
December 11, 2024
  • 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Registration Open
  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast Provided
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Closing Keynote
  • 9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Concurrent Sessions VII
  • 11:05 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. Concurrent Sessions VIII

Call for Programs

2024 LEI Themes & Learning Outcomes

Research and Assessment in Leadership Programs
​Sessions in this theme will contain substantial content in one of the following areas:

  • Evidence-based practice including assessment findings and implications from leadership programs
  • Connections between leadership education, student success, and persistence
  • New research and scholarship with implications on leadership education and practice
  • Applying the CAS Standards for Student Leadership Programs, International Leadership Association Guiding Questions, or other guiding documents in the field for program development and review

Leadership Learning and Pedagogy
​ Sessions in this theme will contain substantial content in one of the following areas:

  • Use of online platforms to facilitate leadership development (i.e. web-based portfolios, social media, digital communities, and communication)
  • Best practices and innovative strategies for cohesive in-person, hybrid, and online teaching and programming
  • Transitioning existing in-person curricula into effective online and/or hybrid formats and vice versa
  • Research, scholarship, and ideas on the practice, process, and emergence of leadership in online and in-person learning environments
  • Professional development of leadership educators 

Leadership in Context
​Sessions in this theme will contain substantial content in one of the following areas:

  • Fostering and supporting student activism, civic engagement, and/or political engagement as methods of leadership
  • Role of leadership education in career readiness and development of professional competencies 
  • Intersections of leadership education and other functional areas such as service-learning, intercultural development, and international education
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to leadership education through various academic and curricular settings
  • Explorations of the purpose, aims, and intentions of leadership education 

Inclusive Leadership
​Sessions in this theme will contain substantial content in one of the following areas:

  • Integrations of identity development, cultural relevance, social justice, equity, social activism and advocacy in leadership education
  • Application of critical theory and equitable practices in the design of curricular and co-curricular leadership programs
  • Weaving anti-racist practices into leadership education programming, scholarship, and resources
  • Leadership development models, theories, research and strategies that engage scholars and practitioners in the disruption and decolonization of research and practice
  • Navigating your own social identities in the facilitation and implementation of leadership education

The 2024 Leadership Educators Institute Call for Programs is now open!

The 2024 Leadership Educators Institute planning committees invite program proposals from higher education professionals. We welcome you to submit a program for this dynamic institute and join us in December to optimize your programs and services in the company of your colleagues.

The conference planning committees encourage program proposals regarding proven practices with content that will engage participants in fruitful discussions and provide meaningful content to bring back to their campuses.

Call for Reviewers

The 2024 Leadership Educators Institute will include content-rich sessions presented by talented colleagues. In order to make this happen, we need YOU! To ensure that we offer the most exceptional sessions, each program proposal will be reviewed by multiple professionals in the field prior to the conference planning committee’s review.

Deadline to sign up to be a reviewer: May 31, 2024

You will be assigned to review programs based on the program type(s) you selected, as well as the content areas and other criteria indicated on your NASPA Reviewer Profile.

  • Program Review Assignments Sent by: June 7, 2024
  • Program Review Deadline: June 14, 2024

The 2024 Leadership Educators Institute Planning Committee will meet to select programs in late June, so please note there will be no opportunities to extend the review period beyond June 14th. We recommend that you block time on your calendar between to complete your reviews, allowing time to thoroughly read 5-10 proposals and provide thoughtful feedback. Reviewer comments will be shared anonymously with submitters for their consideration.