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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. Attendees receive relevant, effective and practical training through various workshops, breakouts and general sessions, equipping them a toolkit to best serve the continuously-changing needs of student-athletes.

Topics center on student-athlete well-being, allowing administrators from across the Association to discuss and share ideas through both programming and networking opportunities. Additionally, attendees participate in train-the-trainer sessions to assist them in better facilitating key development discussions with student-athletes on campus.

In 2016, the NCAA announced a partnership with the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics, better known as N4A, for daily oversight and operation of programming for student-athletes and life skills professionals at NCAA member institutions.

Future symposiums

A national forum – consisting of NCAA life skills action team members, fellow life skills administrators and academic advisors, NCAA leadership development staff and the N4A leadership – is planning the 2016 Life Skills Symposium, which may take place in conjunction with the N4A convention in June in Dallas. Check back for

The NCAA and N4A will collaborate to conduct the 2016 and 2017 symposiums, with N4A taking over the program in 2018.

Contact us

For more information about the NCAA Life Skills Symposium and the new partnership with N4A, please email