BURNSVILLE, MN – Normally member schools with the NSIC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) would be meeting for their annual Leadership Summit in person, but due to COVID-19 the event will take place virtually this year.
According to a release from the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota, over 90 representatives from all 16 conference institutions will participate in two sessions on Wednesday, May 20. The first will be leadership programming from Leadership Presence Expert Justin Patton while the afternoon session will be their annual business meeting.
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) serves as the primary governance arm representing student-athlete interests in Division II affairs. SAAC members serve as student-athlete liaisons that monitor and discuss happenings on campuses, within conference and at the national level.
During last year’s NSIC SAAC Summit held in Aberdeen, South Dakota on the campus of Northern State University, Wayne State College was awarded the second annual Northern Sun Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Cup. WSC scored 9,056 points to hold off runner-up St. Cloud State (8,955) by 101 points.
Patton will lead the group through his program “It Start’s With You!”, focusing on four breakthrough steps to playing bigger in leadership, sports and life. This program will challenge student-athletes to look at themselves differently and it will change how they lead and communicate both in their sport and in life.
Justin Patton is a Leadership Presence Expert and Amazon best-selling author of ‘Bold New You’ and ‘Unleashing Potential’. He is best known for his high-energy, interactive style that challenges individuals to look at themselves differently and use their presence to build stronger trust and connection – both in the workplace and with the people they love the most. Learn more at JustinPatton.com or @JPInspires.
The NSIC SAAC Business meeting will have updates on COVID-19 impacts, a National SAAC update from NSIC National SAAC Representative Braydon Kubat of Minnesota Duluth, as well as discussion on the 2020-21 NSIC SAAC Initiatives.