2020 Theme: Valuing Human Conditions, Cultures, and Societies
Next year’s NCLS speakers’ stories will have an emphasis on cultural awareness and fostering successful interactions through a three-phased approach in understanding human conditions, cultures and societies: knowing oneself, knowing others and constructive engagement. Self-reflection, distinguishing between objective and subjective elements of identities, and engaging dialogues will be at the heart of the 2020 NCLS theme.
NCLS at a glance
- First held in 1993 and now attracts over 6,000 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, call 719-333-0736 or email NCLS@afacademy.af.edu.
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New for 2018
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Thanks to the Following Supporting Organizations
Air Force Academy Foundation (Formerly the USAFA Endowment)
Association of Graduates
Falcon Foundation – The Maj Gen William J. “Bud” Breckner Lecture
Earl Enix ’77 and Mrs. Candy Enix – NCLS Speaker for Heritage
John and Lyn Muse Educational Foundation (John and Lyn Muse Award & Lecture)
Class of ’59 – Class of ’59 Leadership Lecture
Class of ’73 – NCLS Leading Sponsor through the Class of 1973 Endowment
Class of ’74 – Brig Gen Malham M. Wakin Character & Leadership Development Award
Class of ’93 – NCLS Panel Fund