National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education

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Hosted by Adelphi University, Garden City, New York

June 18-19, 2019

The 2019 Leadership Development Workshop will meet on Tuesday, June 18 from 9:00-4:00, and on Wednesday, June 19, ending before AIESEP 2019. (https://aiesep2019.adelphi.edu/)

Contact Brian Culp, the workshop planner at if you have questions.

Scheduled Topics

  •  Redefining Leadership Amidst Internationalization
    • (Re)Defining internationalization in kinesiology through reflective dialogue on formal and informal leadership experiences (via case studies, artifacts, stories, and SWOT analyses)
  • Internationalizing Courses, Programs, and Units
    • Leadership for internationalized curriculum, study-abroad programs, and the recruitment and hosting of international students and faculty
  • Internationalizing Research, Journals, and Associations
    • Leadership for international institutional and organizational partnerships and collaborations
  • Themes Throughout
    • Ethical considerations; social change and justice; community engagement; sustaining foci; professional development; balancing-at-home tensions; priorities

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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.

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The 2018 Summer Leadership Development Workshop was held on the campus of Northern Arizona University in beautiful Flagstaff. A new format for the workshop included outdoor activity sessions and unconventional approaches to develop one’s own leadership style with the hope of taking those leadership lessons back to our home campuses.

Like previous LDWs, the 2018 workshop brought leaders together to brainstorm solutions to some of the complex problems facing higher education. Our work took place mostly outdoors utilizing a dynamic environment that allowed for opportunities to challenge ourselves and develop effective solutions to those challenges. As a component of understanding our ability to solve problems, we explored new brain research highlighting how we think better when we physically move, an interesting return to the “peripateo” concept of Plato and Aristotle. LDW attendees worked through group initiatives, hiking, geocaching, and enjoying the stunning scenery as we learned from colleagues across the country.