2013 NCSD National Conference
October 20 – 22, 2013
The Westin Tampa Harbour Island
Tampa, Florida

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.

Registration Promotion

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:

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
Conference Registration
Keynote and General Session Speakers
Conference Schedule
Silent Auction
Sponsorship/Advertising Opportunities
Hotel Information

Call for Presentations

The 2013 NCSD National Conference Committee has closed the Call for Presentations.

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.

Networking Track

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.

Innovation Track

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.

Registration Information

The National Council on Student Development is committed to providing educational and networking opportunities for student development professionals across the country. You certainly want to be a part of our dynamic annual meeting experience.

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
August 15
August 15
Member  $475.00  $575.00


(Rate includes individual membership for the 2013 - 2014
program year)
 $575.00 $625.00
 Conference Presenter $450.00

To register, click here.

Keynote and General Session Speakers

NCSD is excited for the powerful lineup of speakers at the upcoming conference. Plan to join us for the following:

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
Robertb C

Robert C. Mock, Jr., Ed.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs - University of Kentucky

Monday Awards Dinner – October 21, 2013 | 6pm – 9pm
James D

James D. Henningsen, Ed.D.

President - College of Central Florida

Closing Session Panel Discussion – October 22, 2013 | 10:10am – 11:30am
Dr. Peter

Dr. Peter Barbatis

Vice President, Student Services and Enrollment Mgmt. - Palm Beach State College


Kasongo Butler

Assistant Chancellor - The Florida College System - Florida Department of Education

Kathrine M.

Katherine M. Johnson, Ed.D.

President - Pasco-Hernando Community College

Dr. Marshal

Dr. L. Marshall Washington

President – New River Community and Technical College

Conference Schedule

Please note the following is the tentative schedule for the 2013 NCSD Conference. This schedule is subject to change by the conference committee.

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

Silent Auction

During the NCSD National Conference, we will host a silent auction. We are looking for donations to build a scholarship fund for the NCSD Leadership Institute. Donors will be recognized on our event program as well as in the Silent Auction area of the Conference. To notify us of your intent to donate, please complete the online form by clicking here.

Please bring all silent auction items to the conference and provide at the conference registration desk.

Sponsorship/Advertising Opportunities

Join us for the 2013 NCSD National Conference, which engages chief student services officers, leaders, and managers from community colleges. The National Council on Student Development provides your organization with the perfect occasion to reach student development professionals and key decision makers. Take advantage of this opportunity to enhance your company’s visibility, maximize your company’s brand, expand sales, and/or obtain new customers at this targeted industry event.

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:

Clarus Corporation
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Conference Hotel Information

The 2013 NCSD Conference will be held at The Westin Tampa Harbour Island hotel. The property provides a perfect setting for this educational and networking opportunity. You are sure to fall in love with the oversized guest rooms and other accommodations available on site.

The hotel information is as follows:

The Westin Tampa Harbour Island
725 South Harbour Island Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33602
(813) 229-5000

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
(813) 221-4900
Distance from The Westin Tampa Harbour Island: 0.7 miles

Embassy Suites
513 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 769-8300
Distance from The Westin Tampa Harbour Island: 0.8 miles

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