2018 Leadership Summit

AISES is excited to announce that the 2018 Leadership Summit will be held in Alpine, California March 15-17 at the Viejas Casino & Resort.

With a more intimate setting than the AISES National Conference, the Leadership Summit brings together Native higher education students (undergraduate and graduate) and professionals to discover potential, offer strategies, improve learning, sharpen leadership techniques and build networks to take back to the work environment or class room so they can do their best work.


  • Increase the skill and talent level of AISES members in professional and career development
  • Develop AISES professional members as role models for the AISES college and graduate students
  • Provide AISES members with support and build their confidence to transition into the STEM workforce
  • Provide an environment that allows AISES members to “linger and learn” from each other and others

For more information visit: http://summit.aises.org

Call for Session Proposals

AISES welcomes engaging and innovative session proposals focused on leadership and professional development, including those that integrate indigenous knowledge and values.

Each year AISES strives to provide energizing, inspirational, and thought-provoking content at the AISES Leadership Summit. This year, AISES requests new sessions with content never presented at an AISES event, with the focus specifically on leadership development. By leadership development, we mean content focused on one or more of the following:

  • Strengthening core ethical values, personal values, and convictions to lead with integrity
  • Fostering inter-personal relationships by respecting the dignity and contribution of all people
  • Understanding leadership and leadership styles by breaking-down and discussing their components
  • Developing and defining personal and collective values and vision for the future
  • Understanding how relationships, trust, and problem-solving contribute to team-building
  • Creating communities which value respect, openness, and diversity

Deadline for submission of proposals: January 12, 2018

For more information visit: http://forms.aises.org/leadership-summit.

Registration Rates

  • Students: $99
  • Advisors: $149
  • Professionals: $229

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