National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education

2020 Leadership Development Workshop CANCELED

June 24 - 26, 2020

Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19 and the uncertainty of the spring/summer months, NAKHE has cancelled the 2020 Leader Development Workshop scheduled for the University of North Georgia 24-26 June. NAKHE’s blocked rooms at the Smith House have been released but individual members who have already made reservations are responsible for contacting the Smith House directly to cancel. Any LDW registration fees that have been paid to NAKHE will be refunded.



The 2020 Leader Development Workshop will take place at the University of North Georgia (Dahlonega campus) on June 24-26th. The workshop begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, June 24th, continues with a NAKHE hosted Welcome Social that evening, and adjourns at 12:00 pm on Friday, June 26th. Specifics on featured speakers and scheduled topics are coming soon so keep an eye on the NAKHE website for more information.

NAKHE has reserved a block of rooms at The Smith House, a lodging venue within walking distance of the North Georgia campus.  Multiple rooms of different sizes are blocked from June 23 - June 26 and are offered at rates of $129, $149, and $169 depending upon room type.

You may reach The Smith House by phone at 706-867-7000.  When calling to reserve a room, please use the code “UNG Conference” with dates from June 23-26.  Rooms will be held for NAKHE members until April 1, 2020 and will be released after that date.

Additional details can be found at and all members are asked to register for the workshop by May 1, 2020.  The registration link can be found at the bottom of this page.


About the Leadership Development Workshop

The NAKHE Leadership Development Workshop (LDW) is held on a university campus every summer. Its purpose is to bring together “emerging” and “senior” leaders in kinesiology, and provide them with insights into leadership and administration in higher education. The format for the workshop includes activities such as outdoor activity sessions, seminars, lectures by established leaders, and other conventional and unconventional approaches of developing one’s own leadership style with the hope of taking those leadership lessons back to our home campuses.

Recent workshops brought leaders together to brainstorm solutions to some of the complex problems facing higher education. Topics have included personnel management, budgeting tips and tricks, mentoring (both formal and informal), as well as unusual approaches to understanding leadership such as recent brain research highlighting how we think better when we physically move. Perhaps the best outcome of the LDW is the networking that occurs among emerging and senior leaders, establishing relationships and friendships that facilitate one’s leadership throughout one’s career.


LDW Registration Fees

Participation is limited to 50 attendees.
Applications submitted by NAKHE members will be given preference.

Membership Category	                          Cost
Member Registered by 5/1/20                       $50
Member Registered after 5/1/20                    $80
Non-Member Registered by 5/1/20                   $150
Non-Member Registered after 5/1/20                $180

NAKHE DHCT/LDW Refund Policy:

  • 90% refund for anyone whose cancellation request arrives prior to May 1.
  • 50% refund for anyone whose cancellation request arrives between May 2 and June 16, 2020.
  • 25% refund for anyone whose cancellation arrives between June 17 and June 19, 2020.
  • 0% refund for anyone whose cancellation request arrives after June 19, 2020.