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This programming is developed for the athletics professionals who work each day to serve student-athlete needs on campus and at the conference office. Administrators learn about emotional intelligence and student-athlete welfare and diversity initiatives, improve as public speakers, enhance leadership abilities and identify the skills related to specific coaching assignments. The opportunity is also there to build a close-knit network of advisors and engage the decision makers in college sports.

In addition to exposure to university, conference and NCAA administrators, athletics professionals get real-time experience in budget management, strategic planning and fundraising, as well as university and NCAA compliance. Lessons include how to create comprehensive leadership curriculum for student-athletes and department staff; how to structure activities, facilitate discussions and build effective sessions; and create a leadership academy of your own on campus.

Effective Facilitation Workshop

The NCAA Effective Facilitation Workshops (Workshops) provide professional development to enhance small group facilitation skills. These two-day programs provide education in a variety of areas.

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Leadership Academy Workshop

The NCAA Leadership Academy Workshop educates and trains athletics administrators on the ins and outs of developing effective, comprehensive leadership curriculum for student-athletes and department staff. 

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The Dr. Charles Whitcomb Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute provides tailored programming to assist racial and ethnic minorities in strategically mapping and planning their careers in athletics administration.

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Accelerating Academic Success Program

The Accelerating Academic Success Program includes an annual conference and grants and support to Division I institutions for the development of systems and enhancements that assist institutions in meeting the requirements of the NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program (APP).

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Life Skills Symposium

The Life Skills Symposium is a three-day program for athletics professional whose job responsibilities include student-athlete development.

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