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Life Skills Symposium

The NCAA Life Skills program is designed to provide relevant, effective and practical training, as well as career development opportunities, to those professionals at member institutions and conference offices working day-to-day on student-athlete development.

The symposium gives such professionals the opportunity to receive student-athlete development training, to become educated on student-athlete well-being issues and then develop a toolkit that can better equip them to serve the continuously-changing needs of NCAA student-athletes.

Upcoming Life Skills Programs:

The 2014 Life Skills Symposium will be hosted in Atlanta, Georgia

  • Dates: June 23-25, 2014
  • Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta
  • Accommodations: Hyatt Regency Atlanta (Hotel Information)

Key Dates

  • March 27, 2014: Registration opens via the NCAA Program Hub.
  • May 9, 2014: All participant registration materials are due no later than 5 p.m. EST.
  • June 23-25, 2014: Life Skills Symposium held in Atlanta, Ga.


Potential participants must currently work in student-athlete development role at NCAA member institution. (Note: graduate assistants serving in this capacity are welcome, and encouraged, to attend)

2014 Schedule-At-A-Glance

To download a list of events and anticipated programming for the 2014 NCAA Life Skills Symposium click here -> 2014 Schedule-At-A-Glance (PDF)

By attending Life Skills Symposium, participants will:

  • Receive student-athlete development training
  • Develop toolkit to better serve needs of student-athletes
  • Experience train-the-trainer model enabling participants to then facilitate key development topics with student-athletes on individual campuses
  • Network with fellow student-athlete development administrators across Division I, II and III
  • Receive professional development in areas unique to role of a student-athlete development administrator 

Cost of Attending

The NCAA will cover the cost of:

  • Hotel accommodations
  • Most meals

Registration/Nomination/Application Process

Register for the Life Skills Symposium at the NCAA Program Hub.

Review recent  Life Skills Symposium 2013 Report

If you have any questions regarding the Life Skills Symposium, please contact:

Justin W. Paysinger
Assistant Director
Leadership Development
Telephone: 317/917-6036