Walter Bumphus Leadership Institute 2017

Walter Bumphus Leadership Institute 2017
June 8th – 10th 2017
Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Atlanta GA

dr_walter_g_bumphusThe National Council on Student Development (NCSD) is pleased to announce the renaming of its Leadership Institute to the Walter G. Bumphus Leadership Institute.  “Having received my start of working with professional organizations in NCSD, I am humbled and honored by this. One of my greatest joys is investing in emerging leaders, so I am pleased that the NCSD leadership program will be renamed in recognition of my contributions to NCSD and to the community college sector.”

The Walter G. Bumphus Leadership Institute  will be held June 2017 (Location – TBA).   The Walter G. Bumphus Leadership Institute is designed to nurture participants for career advancement in Student Development. Using the “Reclaiming the American Dream: Community Colleges and the Nation’s Future” as the foundation for the Institute, the Institute will provide an exciting opportunity for participants to share ideas, engage in critical discourse, and learn from each other while preparing to meet the challenges facing our profession.

A national review panel of student development leaders will select a maximum of 40 participants. Applicants will be required to respond to criteria designed to clarify readiness to assume increasingly responsible positions in student development. The primary goal of NCSD in conducting the Institute is to prepare individuals for senior leadership positions. Previous Institute participants have made career advances, and some are now Chief Student Development Officers themselves.


Help us make the Leadership Institute a success by recommending prospective candidates who are among your brightest colleagues and/or colleagues you are mentoring and preparing for senior administrative positions in student services. We promise a dynamic and beneficial learning centered experience for those selected to participate. NEW DEADLINE:  Submit your nominations by April 1, 2017 to  Although, there is a new deadline, once nominated, the new nominees will receive additional details.

All nominated candidates will receive an application packet from NCSD by March 17, 2017.

We look forward to hosting another fantastic Leadership Institute experience in 2016.

Nomination and Application Deadlines

February 24, 2017 Nomination Deadline
March 3, 2017 Nominees receive application packet from NCSD
March 17, 2017 Application Deadline
March 31, 2017 Send Acceptance Letters
April 21, 2017 Payment Deadline (Early Bird – April 21, 2017)
June 2017 (TBA) Leadership Institute

Institute at a Glance

Wednesday, June 2017:            6:00 pm – 8:00 pm            Welcome Reception

Thursday, June 2017:                8:30 am – 5:00 pm             Institute Sessions

Friday, June 2017:                   8:30 am – 5:00 pm             Institute Sessions

Saturday, June 2017:               8:30 am – 12:00 pm           Presentations & Closing Ceremony

Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration: Member
Early Bird Registration: Non-Member
Member Registration
Non-Member Registration

*Payment for Early Bird Registration must be received by April 21, 2017. 
Regular Registration Payment is due no later than May 15, 2017.
Payments not received by May 15, 2017 deadline will result in an automatic cancellation of application and incur a processing fee of $100.00.

Candidate Application:

The Nomination Form and Candidate Applications will be available online soon.

Completed candidate application should include the following:

  • Completion of the application online. Candidate will receive an email containing the online application link.
    Current resume (maximum 3 pages) listing professional experience, education and involvement in community or professional activities. Submitted online with candidate application.
  • One letter of recommendation that attests to your leadership qualities and your potential to assume increasingly responsible positions. Submitted online with candidate application.
  • One page typed explanation about why you seek career advancement in student development. Indicate the position you hope to hold in three years. Describe why you will be an excellent leader in this position. Submit online with candidate application.

The institute attire is casual professional.

Institute Facilitators:

A diverse and distinguished group of chief student development officers will facilitate this intensive training program. Major responsibilities include charting the student development focus, direction, and priorities.

Program Director