Student Leadership Institute (SLI)

A premiere leadership event designed to inspire young minds,

expand your influence, and pave the way for greatness.

MAY 28 - JUNE 3, 2019

Registration and information is listed below. Don’t miss out on this year’s premiere conference

LOCATION

Savannah State University, Savannah, Georgia

SPECIAL EVENTS

Opportunities for recreational activities each evening

THIS YEAR’S EVENT

HBCUs: Strength in Numbers and Pride!

The Student Leadership Institute (SLI) is an intensive, interactive, and stimulating learning program.

It is a six day program designed for newly elected HBCU student leaders (Student Government Associations, Class Officers,

Greek Councils, Student Ambassadors, Programming Boards) who are committed to uplifting their

organizations and their university.

INSTITUTE GOALS

Through the Institute, participants will:

  • Understand the mission and need for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
  • Understand the role of student leaders on campuses.
  • Develop an appreciation for planning and organization in the development of students.
  • Serve as catalysts on their respective campuses for empowerment and change.
  • Develop skills necessary to work with other student organizations, faculty, administration, and fellow students to establish cooperation and positive attitudes as the foundation for success.
  • Encompass a solid understanding of leadership development, its principles and service in the Black community as related to the world and nation’s uplift and progress.
  • Develop a relationship with campus administration to enhance collaborative solutions.
  • Experience collaborative learning and enjoyment while developing invaluable skills.

LEADERSHIP TOPICS

Leadership Topics

Conflict Resolution

Roles and Responsibilities

What is SGA?

Fund Raisers and Grants

Stress Relievers

Icebreakers

Planning a Retreat

Budget Issues

Greek Life and My Role

Hazing vs. Membership Intake

The Perfect Campus Tour

Community Service

Problem Solving

History and Traditions

Understanding the Nguzo

Saba Principles

Student Rights!

Effective Communication

Defining Your Leadership Style

Motivation of Members

*no Royal Court sessions will be offered.

CONFERENCE FEE

Full refunds will be given for cancellations received by Friday, April 26, 2019.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 – Monday, June 3, 2019

Schedule is subject to change

Registration and Check-in

Advisor Meeting and School Registration

Welcome and Greetings

Morning Institute Meeting A

Tribe Work

Concurrent Session I

Guest Speaker Presentation

Community Service & Problem Solving Tribe Work

Morning Institute Meeting B

Guest Speaker Presentation

Concurrent Session II

Concurrent Session III

Concurrent Session IV

Community Service & Problem Solving Tribe Work

Morning Institute Meeting C

Concurrent Session V

Concurrent Session VI

Women’s Tea Session (Light Lunch in session)

Men’s Smoker Session (Light Lunch in session)

Community Service & Problem Solving Tribe Work

Morning Institute Meeting D

Community Service (7 Groups)- Presentation Setups

Problem Solving (7 Groups) Presentation Setups

School Pictures

“After 5” Hollywood Cocktail Awards Soiree

Dinner (Café Carnival Night)

Worship Service – Farewell Inspirational Guest Speaker

“All White With A Splash of Color” Semi Formal Leadership Awards Brunch

Official Pinning and Closing Institute Social

Change for the beach

Travel to Tybee Beach– Savannah, GA

The Close of NASAP 2019

VITAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION

SPECIAL EVENTS

There are several events planned to help you enjoy your leadership experience. Each evening, participants have the opportunity to exercise and relax utilizing recreational facilities on campus. The INSTITUTE offers swimming, basketball, weight lifting, tennis, volleyball, skate park, movies, billiards, and board games for you to unwind after a day of workshops and discussions. Midnight snacks will be offered also!

In addition to the recreational activities, there will be opportunities for participants to visit the cultural sites in the local area including River Street (Waterfront), Historical Savannah, and Tybee Island Beach.

WHAT DO I WEAR

Dress for the INSTITUTE is Business Casual with times of Business Professional and School Pride Clothing. You will be walking from session to session and comfortable clothing and shoes are encouraged. You will need at least three (3) Business outfits for the educational Sessions and (1) “All White” Student Leadership Awards Brunch Outfit.

ACCOMMODATIONS & MEALS 

On campus accommodations will be provided in Tiger Court Residential Hall. It is one of the newest housing facilities, built in 2012, offering air conditioned rooms, internet and security. All campus facilities are non-smoking. Single rooms will be available to Advisors only! All meals are included in the cost of the Institute. (except Sunday Beach Excursion– Meal will be on your own.)

TRAVEL TO SAVANNAH STATE UNIVERSITY

Savannah /Hilton Head International Airport

Shuttle service between the Airport and the Savannah Campus will be available on Wednesday, May 28, 2019 between the hours of 12 pm and 6 pm. Please call (912) 358-3117 for campus shuttle details.

Or:

If you are arriving at Jacksonville (FL) International Airport, 2 hours away from SSU, please contact Super Shuttle Transportation:

Super Shuttle- (904) 765-9999

Charleston (SC) International Airport (CHS), Charleston, SC

CHS to SSU: approx. 109 miles, 2 hours

Rental Cars:

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) Savannah, GA

If you are arriving at Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, you should consider renting a car or van for transport. There are eight (8) auto rental agencies located at the SAV airport.

Avis Budget, Dollar Enterprise, Hertz National, Alamo Thrifty

WEATHER UPDATE

Savannah State University is located in close proximity to Tybee Beach, Georgia and 45 minutes away from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The weather in May is at a range of high 80’s in the day and 70’s at night. A light jacket is appropriate at all times. Because we are located by a large body of water, an umbrella is a must during this time of year.

CONTACT

Overall Program:

Mr. Desmond Stowe

Savannah State University

Office of Student Life– 246,

3219 College Street, Savannah State, GA 31404

P: (912) 358-3117

F: (912) 358-3159

E: stowed@savannahstate.edu

Overall Program:

Mr. James Lunnermon, II

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Office of Alumni Affairs,

30665 Student Services Center Lane, Princess Anne, Maryland 21853

P: (410) 651-7606

Cell: (410) 726-4889

E: jglunnermonii@umes.edu

Presentations and Breakout Sessions:

Mr. Orlando Mitchell

Winston Salem State University

Office of Student Development, 208 DJR Student Activities Center

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Winston- Salem, NC 27110

P: (336) 750-2000

Cell: (336) 986-5573

E: mitchellor@wssu.edu

Program Information, Contacts and Structure:

Ms. Ihsan Mujahid

Coppin State University

Office of Student Activities and Leadership, Tawes Center, 1st Floor

Coppin State University,

2500 West North Ave., Baltimore, Maryland 21216-3698

P: (410) 951-3925

E: imujahid@coppin.edu

2017 National Association of Student Affairs Professional (NASAP)