National Student Leadership Intensive


The National Student Leadership Intensive (NSLI) is an event within the CCDA National Conference designed specifically for student leaders ages 15-19. This Intensive promises to engage, equip and encourage high school and college students to have a deeper understanding of Christian Community Development and leave ready to take action within their own communities! We wholeheartedly believe the words of I Timothy 4:12 in scripture:

Don’t let anyone think little of you because you are young. Be their ideal; let them follow the way you teach and live; be a pattern for them in your love, your faith, and your clean thoughts.

Our mission is to create intentional opportunities for CCDA leaders and practitioners to interact with and mentor students to “be the ideal” of Christian Community Development leaders.



Westin Bonaventure, Avalon Ballroom
404 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071



Wednesday, August 31

  10:00am – 12:00pm Reception and 8 Key Components Orientation
  12:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch
    2:00pm – 4:30pm NSLI Plenary
    7:00pm – 9:00pm Main Conference Plenary
    9:30pm – 11:00pm Optional Evening Activity

Thursday, September 1

    8:30am – 9:30am Breakfast Q&A
    9:30am Depart for Museum of Tolerance
  10:30am – 1:30pm Museum of Tolerance Tour (Tolerance Center, Holocaust Exhibit)
    1:30pm – 3:30pm Lunch & Debrief
    4:30pm Return to Westin Bonaventure
    4:30pm – 7:00pm Free Time
    7:00pm – 9:00pm Main Conference Plenary
    9:30pm – 11:00pm Optional Evening Activity

Friday, September 2

    8:30am – 9:30am Breakfast Q&A
    9:30am – 12:00pm NSLI Plenary
  12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch
    1:30pm – 2:45pm Workshop I
    2:45pm – 3:15pm Break
    3:15pm – 4:30pm Workshop II
    4:30pm – 7:00pm Dinner & Free Time
    7:00pm – 9:00pm Main Conference Plenary

Saturday, September 3

    8:00am – 9:30am Breakfast with Commissioning and Distribution of Certificates
    9:30am – 11:30pm Main Conference Plenary


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