The 2023 StudentCPT Leadership Conference (SLC) was held in Kansas, MO, June 26-28, in collaboration with NASBA’s Western Regional Meeting. The conference theme, “Uncommon Leadership for Uncommon Times,” reiterated the importance of ethical leadership throughout changes in society.  

The conference was attended by 43 students representing 26 colleges and universities, and a range of ages, areas of study and academic classifications. Through a series of teambuilding exercises, networking activities (including with NASBA members), case study reviews and informative workshops, students learned how to identify, navigate and overcome ethical dilemmas they may encounter on campus, in their personal lives and throughout their professional careers.  

Featured speakers included NASBA CPT Board Member, Jason Brooks, Founder & CEO of Thrive, who discussed the Heart of Leadership; Sedrik Newbern, CPT Consultant and Western Kentucky University Professor, who presented on Small Talk and how to maximize networking; CPT President Alfonzo Alexander who focused on strengths-based leadership and what that looks like in today’s professional settings as an ethical leader; and CPT Student Programs Manager Jasmine Jenkins who led students in a team building exercise and discussion on how to successfully maintain a Golden Star StudentCPT chapter.  

NASBA CPT board members Donny Burkett, David Costello and Jason Brooks served as judges for the students’ competitions and gave words of encouragement throughout the conference. NASBA CEO Ken Bishop closed the conference by sharing insight on his favorite reads and ethical dilemmas he faced early-on in his career.  

The CPT looks forward to hosting its 2024 StudentCPT Leadership Conference in June 2024.  

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