2021 Dalton Institute

Reevaluating Our Roots: Values-Based Leadership for Campuses in Crisis

Guiding Questions

As we navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, continued racial injustice, and seemingly endless uncertainty, the landscape of higher education continues to shift. The 2021 Dalton Institute on College Student Values will seek to meet the moments in which we find ourselves by considering the role of values-based leadership in times of crisis.


Please consider the following questions as you prepare for this year's Dalton Institute.

  • What does it mean for student affairs professionals to lead with integrity in times of crisis?

  • What values-based decisions must we make as we strive for a more socially just world?

  • How can student affairs professionals support staff and students as they navigate continued transition and trauma?

  • How can we create communities of care and connection, for ourselves, our peers, and our students?

  • How can we better support the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness of our staff and students?

  • What must we consider as we continue to meet the challenges faced by our field, our country, and our world?


Important Dates for 2021

October 15 Call for Award Nominations
October 15 Call for Programs & Papers Opens
November 1 Registration Opens
November 23 Award Nomination Deadline
November 23 Program Proposal Deadline
December 2020 Program Acceptances Emailed
December 2020 Award Winners Notified
Jan. 28- Jan. 29, 2021 31st Annual Dalton Institute!
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