February 26 - February 27, 2016

The National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) is a student-led event striving to help undergraduate students, employees, and community members discover how to strengthen their leadership abilities. The conference offers various keynote and breakout sessions, which provide attendees the opportunity to learn about many topics in various settings.

Founded in 1982 by the Taylor University Student Organization (TSO) and Office of Student Programs, NSLC has continued to change thousands of students across the nation as the university’s first leadership conference both formed and run entirely by students. Every year, hundreds of students gather to learn from worldwide speakers as they encourage students to grow as faithful followers of Christ.

Our conference theme for NSLC 2016 is “Gather.” Gather brings many different people together - over coffee/tea, in classrooms, and residence halls – to share ideas, questions, and stories that provoke thought, challenge assumptions, and encourage us to grow. Under the theme of “Gather” we will be trying to connect each session back to our core themes that we teach on in leadership including:

  • Hospitality
  • Imagination
  • Power
  • Congruence
  • Failure
  • Culture 

The conference format will have a couple of different pieces to it. First, each speaker will have an 18 – 20 minute TED style Talk to the entire conference of roughly 700 students. In between these talks will be follow up sessions ranging from thematic panels, facilitated conversations, interviews, and deeper teaching. We will look to utilize meal times as opportunities for students to engage one another and our speakers in continued conversation.

We are excited to have you join us in this dynamic event and look forward to seeing you in Upland.

The NSLC ‘16 Team

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