Friday, 09 March 1 – 6 pm

Begin to explore & share your experience as a college student leader
PRE SESSION This session will be facilitated by IASAS leadership and will allow for a conversation on the mission and aims of IASAS and how we as practitioners can assist in understanding the challenges for students around the world and how together we can possibly make an impact on those issues impacting the student experience.


Saturday, 10 March 9 am – 5 pm

SESSION ONE is a welcoming introduction to leadership and its global importance. Students will delve into the “personal knowing” aspects of being a leader through self-assessments, inspiring exercises and interactions with like-minded individuals. Topics covered include: defining leadership, strategies for influence, self-discovery, core-value identification, and characteristics of effective leaders across nations.

SESSION TWO continues to unwrap what’s on the surface and EXPLORE the leader within. Focusing on the individual student, topics are designed to develop personal leadership competencies around the following topics: motivation, active listening, non-verbal communication, conversations across cultures, giving and receiving feedback and reflection.


Sunday, 11 March 9 am – 4 pm

SESSION THREE  begins Day Two with a shift in focus from “personal knowing” to “collaboration with others.” Often one of the more challenging skills of leadership is working with others towards a common mission. This session ENGAGES students in team building strategies, while discussing the many obstacles when differing personalities and interests collide. Through numerous exercises and varied methods of instruction, students will identify competencies for collaboration and practice skills such as: networking, empowering others, creating consensus, decision making, problem solving and following up.


SESSION FOUR is where the focus shifts to the service of humankind at the local, national and global levels. Now a connected group of leaders will explore how to change the world through developing individual and collective vision statements. Topics of instruction and discussion include: creating change, risk-taking, collective decision making, resiliency, grit and determination.


Sunday, 11 March 4 pm



Students who are part of the summit are welcome and encouraged to stay for the Convention and connect with student affairs/services/support professionals and students from throughout the United States and other countries.