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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 will 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 will participate in train-the-trainer sessions to assist them in better facilitating key development discussions with student-athletes on campus.


Participants’ job responsibilities must currently include student-athlete development at NCAA member institution. Graduate assistants and interns serving in this capacity are welcome, and encouraged, to attend.

Cost and Registration Information

The 2015 NCAA Life Skills Symposium will take place June 26-28, 2015, at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel.

The NCAA will arrange and cover the cost of hotel accommodations and some meals during the symposium. Attendees are responsible for all costs associated with travel to and from the program and meals when they are not provided.

Registration is first come, first serve beginning Wednesday, April 8, to the first 120 participants via the NCAA Program Hub.

Call for Presenters

We are currently accepting proposals from athletic professionals to conduct break out session presentations at the 2015 Life Skills Symposium. These sessions will provide participants with information and materials they can use to implement developmental programs at their institutions. The program to be highlighted during the 50 minute session needs to be focused around one of the following areas:

  • Personal Enhancement
  • Social Engagement
  • Career Development
  • Leadership

The format for your proposal should be as follows:

  • Title of the program
  • Focus area (from list above)
  • Program details and description. (Also include key collaborations, best practices for buy-in, program results, and program evaluation methods)
  • Contact information for presenter (name, institution, email, contact number)

Please submit all proposals in a word document (.doc or .docx) not later than 5 p.m. EST on Friday, May 8, 2015, to

Contact Us

For more information about the NCAA Life Skills Symposium, please contact Justin Paysinger, assistant director of leadership development, at or 317-917-6036.