2018 Theme: Ethics and Respect For Human Dignity
This year’s NCLS speakers’ stories will focus on the value and importance of ethics and respect for human dignity across personal and professional cultures. The challenges of a multi-cultural world require individuals to cast aside their own overt or covert biases towards gender, racial, religious, or sexual identities in order to create an environment that facilitates ethical leadership and decision-making as well as personal and professional respect for their fellow human beings.
NCLS at a glance
- First held in 1993 and now attracts over 5,000 attendees annually
- One of the premier national symposia on character and leadership
- Theme changes each year in a deliberate cycle, to reflect the broader mission of the Academy and its relationship to serving in the Profession of Arms
- Cadets on the NCLS staff practice character-based leadership in a real-world context over the course of seven months, in a signature developmental opportunity that results in a major Academy event
The National Character & Leadership Symposium is held every year in February. To learn more, email email@example.com.
Senior Supporting Organizations
United States Air Force Academy
Center for Character and Leadership Development
Association of Graduates
United States Air Force Academy Endowment
Flagship Support Organization