The 2013 Community College Student Development Leadership Institute

Sponsored by the National Council on Student Development
Dates: June 21 - 23, 2013

Dear Colleagues:

The National Council for Student Development (NCSD) will be hosting a Community College Student Development Leadership Institute from June 21 – 23, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois.


The Community College Student Development Leadership Institute is designed to nurture participants for career advancement in Student Development. Using a “Great Teacher’s Retreat” approach, four distinguished chief student development officers will facilitate this intensive training program. The Institute will provide an exciting opportunity for participants to share ideas, engage in critical discourse and learn from each other while preparing to meet the challenges facing our profession.


A national review panel of student development leaders will select a maximum of 25 participants. Applicants will be required to respond to criteria designed to clarify readiness to assume increasingly responsible positions in student development. The primary goal of NCSD in conducting the Institute is to prepare individuals for senior leadership positions. Previous Institute participants have made career advances, and some are now Chief Student Development Officers themselves.


The Institute fee, which does not include lodging or transportation, is $725 for participants from NCSD member institutions, and $850 for non-members.  This fee includes two full days of training, materials, two lunches, and one dinner.


Help us make the Leadership Institute a success by recommending prospective candidates who are amongst your brightest colleagues and/or colleagues you are mentoring and preparing for senior administrative positions in student services. We promise a dynamic and beneficial learning centered experience for those selected to participate. Submit your nominations by April 19, 2013. All nominated candidates will receive an application packet from the National Office.


Call or email me if you have questions. Thank you for helping the NCSD Board, National Office, and the facilitators make the 2013 NCSD Leadership Institute a success.




Dr. Richard J. Robertson

Vice President of Student Services

MiraCosta College

Hotel Information

The 2013 NCSD Leadership Institute will be held at Embassy Suites Hotel O’Hare/Rosemont. The property provides a perfect setting for this intensive leadership training.

To take advantage of the discounted Conference rate of $129 per night, call the Embassy Suites Hotel at (847) 678-4000 and make sure to mention you are with the “NCSD”. The discounted conference rate ends Thursday, June 6, 2013.

Reserve your hotel room today!

The hotel information is as follows:

Embassy Suites Hotel O’Hare/Rosemont
5500 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

Nomination and Application Deadlines

April 19, 2013 Nomination Deadline
April 26, 2013 Application Deadline
May 3, 2013 Send Acceptances
June 1, 2013 Payment Deadline
June 1, 2013 Hotel Deadline
June 21 - 23, 2013 Leadership Institute

Candidate Application

To Complete the Nomination Form, click here.

To Complete the Candidate Application, click here.

Completed candidate application should include the following:

Institute Facilitators

A diverse and distinguished group of chief student development officers will facilitate this intensive training program. Major responsibilities include charting the student development focus, direction, and priorities. Facilitators for the 2013 NCSD Leadership Institute are:

Dr. Richard Robertson – Lead Facilitator
Vice President of Student Services
MiraCosta College, Oceanside, California

Dr. Elise Davis-McFarland
Vice President for Student Services
Trident Technical College, Charleston, South Carolina

Dr. Angelica Suarez
Vice President for Student Affairs
Southwestern College, Chula Vista, California

Dr. Angela Totty
Vice President for Student Success
Three Rivers College

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