Authenticity as a Spiritual Framework for Educating a New Generation of Leaders: 2008 National Leadership Symposium

I am excited for the 2008 National Leadership Symposium! The theme is “Authenticity as a Spiritual Framework for Educating a New Generation of Leaders”
July 10-13, 2008
University of Richmond Richmond, VA

Here is the information about the Symposium and how to register while there are still spots available:
To register, please visit
You do not need to be an NACA member to register online.
Regular Registration Fees: $525

Now in its 18th year, the National Leadership Symposium is a professional development experience designed for faculty members, student affairs professionals and other education practitioners involved with promoting college student leadership education. The National Leadership Symposium is a joint program coordinated by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) and the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs (NCLP). Given the intense learning environment of the Symposium (included required reading prior to attending), it is advised that participants have significant professional experience in leadership education. Registration is limited to 50 people. This year’ s symposium will explore the connection of spirituality to leadership and paves the way for scholars and practitioners to revisit the foundation of leadership based on authenticity. Our scholar authors will provide a theoretical framework for defining authenticity and value-based leadership with an emphasis on spirituality. Participants will engage in critical discussion and consider the intentional development of programs that can support students’ deeper meaning of leadership. As well, participants will consider the purposeful action colleges and universities can take to develop morally authentic habits in students, which can serve to influence communities and organizations toward a deeper commitment to social and civic responsibility.

Learning objectives of the 2008 symposium include:
Understanding the intersections between spirituality and leadership. Explore values and character development and their effects on leadership. Revisit one’s own leadership philosophy. Creation of a network of practitioners, educators and scholars that informs a more current understanding of the collective work in spirituality and leadership.

Program Chairs:
Karl Brooks Doctoral Candidate, Director of Leadership Institute DePaul University, Chicago, IL Dr. Lucy Croft Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
National Leadership Symposium Scholars-in-Residence
Dr. Jon C. Dalton Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL Dr. Sharon Daloz Parks Associate Director and Faculty Whidbey Institute, Clinton, WA Ms. Juana Bordas President, Mestiza Leadership International Denver, CO

Required Reading:
In order to fully participate in the Symposium experience, delegates are expected to have read the following books:
Encouraging Authenticity & Spirituality in Higher Education by Arthur Chickering, Jon C. Dalton, and Liesa Stamm Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith by Sharon Daloz Parks Leadership Can Be Taught: A Bold Approach for a Complex World by Sharon Daloz Parks Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age by Juana Bordas

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