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NCAA Campus and Conference Services

Through the NCAA Campus and Conference Services, NCAA member institutions and conference offices are able to request funding to cover the costs associated with providing their student-athletes and staff onsite leadership development programming.

Funding has previously been used in a variety of ways. Examples include, but are not limited to: professional development workshops for staff and administrators; SAAC retreats, meetings and workshops; student-athlete leadership academies; and teambuilding workshops for athletic teams and staffs.

Session topics should focus directly on leadership development. Past programming has focus on: branding; career development; conflict resolution; DiSC behavioral assessment; diversity education emotional intelligence; values; goal setting and action planning; leadership; SAAC; social media; and the Step UP! Bystander Intervention Program.

Funding Options

The first of two options allows schools or conference offices to make arrangements with a selected facilitator or speaker to conduct identified programming. Subsequently, the school or conference office may then request up to $2,000 to cover speaker fees only. [NOTE: Speaker travel expenses (e.g. hotel lodging, travel and meals) may not be covered by Campus and Conference Services funding.]

Secondly, schools or conference offices may also request the NCAA to arrange for a trained facilitator to present and facilitate selected workshop topics. Costs and arrangements associated with this option are covered up-front and managed by the NCAA.


If speaker funding or a facilitated topic/DiSC workshop are being requested, please submit an online application via NCAA Program Hub. Funding is available on a rolling basis until funding is depleted. Click here to access the online application submission form. [NOTE: Creating a login will be necessary to access Program Hub]

If only DiSC assessments are being requested, click here for instructions.