October 20 – 22, 2013
The Westin Tampa Harbour Island
Welcome to the National Council on Student Development's 2013 Conference web page! This page was designed to provide NCSD members and others interested in student development with the most up- to date information about this year's conference - including our keynote speakers, breakout sessions, sponsorship opportunities, hotel and travel information, as well as conference registration.
The conference committee is planning a dynamic program with sessions for everyone in the student development profession. In addition, there will be the opportunity to network with other student development professionals throughout the conference.
We look forward to seeing you on October 20 – 22, 2013! Register today by clicking here.
The National Council on Student Development is offering all registrants an opportunity to be entered in a drawing to win prizes at the upcoming 2013 Conference. Register by October 11, 2013, to be entered in the Conference drawing.
Prize opportunities include:
- Free Conference Registration for the 2014 NCSD Conference
- Free Two-Night Hotel Stay at the 2014 Conference
- Free Individual Membership for the 2013 – 2014 Program Year
- 50% off One-Year Membership Renewal for an Institution
- Two-Free Registrations to NCSD Webinars
The prize drawing will take place at the Conference Closing Session on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.
Use the quick links below for more detailed information on everything you need to know about this year's conference.
Call for Presentations
Keynote and General Session Speakers
The presentation tracks are:
Best Practices Track
Developing Emerging Leaders – In what ways have you mentored early to mid-career professionals in order to assist them with building contemporary management skills. This session will focus on the tools and training needed to develop strong emerging leaders.
Leading and Managing Diverse Talent - This session addresses the importance of leveraging the value of the diversity of each employee.
Leading, Managing, and Motivating in Recessionary Times - This session will address the challenges many leaders face to maintain their own motivation, and to conquer the struggles associated with leading, managing, and motivating groups and teams. This session will provide principles, tools, and techniques to assist today’s leaders with leading, managing and motivating their employees, especially in these challenging times.
Leveraging Multiple Generations in the Workplace/ Working and Leading Across Generations – This session will help to identify the uniqueness and workplace expectations of multiple generations within the workplace. Issues such as how to effectively communicate with each generation, how to create workplaces that attract and retain all generations, and the role of leadership in retention of talent from all generations in a changing workforce will be discussed.
Connecting the dots: Creating your social brand – This session will discuss why having a social presence via Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, FourSquare, and other forms of social media is no longer an option within student affairs. What are ways student affairs can be visible utilizing social media to create a brand for their institution?
Building Diversity and Inclusion in Student Affairs – How can student affairs be at the forefront of addressing diversity as it relates to various community college groups (LGBT, Veterans, Generational, Disabilities, etc.)? This session presents information developing programs and services that foster partnership of respect and inclusion for all people.
Intentional Leadership: Leading in the 2.0 Reality – Acknowledge that planning for the future begins with getting a clear understanding of the current state of student affairs. This session will focus on the strategic aspect of leadership and includes setting the vision, establishing cultural guidelines, and identifying goals and objectives. This is the operational aspect of leadership and includes management practices that drive engagement and performance behaviors.
Next-generation leadership in Student Development - This session will focus on identifying and sharing the competencies that are most critical for the next generation of great leaders. Topics should also address how to hire for them, train them, and measure and evaluate them. Most importantly, this session will focus on how we begin to develop next-generation competencies in our leaders now.
Leadership Beyond Limits: Break Through Practices in Student Development – This session will introduce programs, research and publications that are unconventional in nature but firmly grounded in practices that speak to the essence of leadership in student affairs. What types of forward thinking programs and research has made an impact in the student affairs field?
Implementing Best Practices within Student Affairs: What is your best practice? What is your strategy? What challenges did you face, if any, and how did you overcome these challenges?
Roundtable Discussion – What matters to you? Several generations of leadership represented at the table discussion. This would be part of the overall program.
Register today for the 2013 National Council on Student Development Conference, which will be held in Tampa, Florida, on October 20 – 22, 2013.
|Registration Type|| Before
Non-Member(Rate includes individual membership for the 2013 - 2014
To register, click here.
Sunday, Opening Session – October 20, 2013 | 2:30pm – 4pm
Dr. William D. Law, Jr.
President - St. Petersburg College
Monday General Session – October 21, 2013 | 10am – 11am
Robert C. Mock, Jr., Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs - University of Kentucky
Monday Awards Dinner – October 21, 2013 | 6pm – 9pm
James D. Henningsen, Ed.D.
President - College of Central Florida
Closing Session Panel Discussion – October 22, 2013 | 10:10am – 11:30am
Dr. Peter Barbatis
Vice President, Student Services and Enrollment Mgmt. - Palm Beach State College
Assistant Chancellor - The Florida College System - Florida Department of Education
Katherine M. Johnson, Ed.D.
President - Pasco-Hernando Community College
Dr. L. Marshall Washington
President – New River Community and Technical College
Sunday, October 20, 2013
|10:00am – 12:00pm||Exhibit Set-up|
|12:00pm – 5:00pm||Conference Registration|
|1:30 pm – 1:55pm||Orientation for First-time Attendees|
|2:00 pm||Conference Welcome & Greetings from the NCSD President|
|2:30 pm – 4:00 pm||General Session|
|4:10pm – 5:25pm||Session I: Concurrent Sessions|
|5:30 pm – 7:30 pm||Welcome Reception|
Monday, October 21, 2013
|7:30 am – 5:00 pm||Conference Registration|
|7:30 am – 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|8:30 am – 9:45 am||Session II: Concurrent Session|
|10:00 am – 11:00 am||General Session|
|11:00 am – 11:20 am||NCSD Business Meeting|
|11:20 am – 12:45 pm||Lunch - On Your Own|
|12:45 pm – 2:00 pm||Session III: Concurrent Sessions|
|2:00 pm – 2:15 pm||Break|
|2:15 pm – 3:30 pm||Session IV: Concurrent Sessions|
|3:30 pm – 3:45 pm||Break|
|3:45 pm – 5:00 pm||Session V: Concurrent Sessions|
|6:00 pm – 9:00 pm||NCSD/Blackboard Student Services Awards Dinner and Cruise|
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
|7:30 am – 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|8:45 am – 10:10 am||Session VI: Concurrent Sessions|
|10:10 am – 11:30 am||Panel Discussion|
|11:30 am – 12:00 noon||Closing Session|
Please bring all silent auction items to the conference and provide at the conference registration desk.
By sponsoring or advertising, your organization will be recognized as a strong supporter of NCSD and the student development profession. To download the Sponsorship/Advertising Opportunities Brochure, click here.
To become a supporter of the 2013 NCSD Conference today, click here.
NCSD appreciates the support of its 2013 Conference Sponsors:
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
The hotel information is as follows:
The Westin Tampa Harbour Island
725 South Harbour Island Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33602
Due to the popularity of this year’s Conference, we have sold out of our room block. However, we have identified additional nearby hotels that are just a quick walk away from the Conference hotel location. They are as follows:
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
700 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
Distance from The Westin Tampa Harbour Island: 0.7 miles
513 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
Distance from The Westin Tampa Harbour Island: 0.8 miles