Consultants

Kelley Ashby

Kelley Ashby has twenty-two years of experience in a variety of higher education administrative positions dealing with academic and co-curricular leadership development, education, and training; student organization advising; service-learning, civic engagement, and service trip coordination. In addition, she has fifteen years of experience as an adjunct faculty member; nine years of experience directing academic leadership courses, certificates, and academic advising at a large public university. She co-authored the Career Leadership Academy curriculum (designed to develop students’ leadership and career readiness skills) and co-chaired a campus-wide initiative aimed at infusing the Student Leadership Competencies into numerous co-curricular and academic programs, services, and coursework. Her experience with the Student Leadership Competencies (SLCs) includes:

  • Building a Campus-Wide Support for the SLCs
  • Developing a Plan for Implementing the SLCs Campus-Wide
  • Leading Faculty and Staff in Campus-Wide SLC Implementation Efforts
  • Selecting the Most Relevant Competencies for Your Campus/Department/Unit
  • Developing and Aligning Programs to the SLCs
  • Mapping Curriculum, Trainings, and Retreat Agendas to the SLCs
  • Infusing SLCs into Conversations with Students
  • Using the SLCs with StrengthsFinder
  • Assessing Student Leadership Competency Development

Stacy Narcotta-Welp

Stacy Narcotta-Welp has spent the past 20 years building teams and developing leaders. She has held various roles coaching collegiate soccer athletes, developing and directing leadership and career development programs, engaging in diversity and inclusion training, and taking students abroad on service learning experiences. In addition, she serves as an adjunct faculty member in leadership studies at The University of Iowa, where she teaches courses for the Certificate in Leadership Studies and the Career Leadership Academy, a program she co-authored through the Pomerantz Career Center. Stacy has a Masters of Arts in Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Student Development from The University of Iowa, and also serves as a consultant for the Be Better @Iowa initiative, which uses Student Leadership Competencies as a framework. Her experience with Student Leadership Competencies (SLC) includes:

  • Building Faculty Support Campus-Wide for SLC implementation
  • Selecting the Most Relevant Competencies for Academic Departments/Units
  • Mapping Curriculum and Academic Programming to the SLCs
  • Infusing SLCs into Career and Leadership Development Curriculum
  • Using SLCs with StrengthsFinder
  • Assessing Student Leadership Competency Development
  • Training Faculty and Staff to use SLCs in Curriculum