The Sussman Leadership Conference provides all Drake undergraduates with an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills, knowledge, and network. Each year, this half-day conference is focused on a theme that helps students gain and apply skills to increase their effectiveness as leaders, both on campus and in preparation for their future careers.
Save the Date:
"Confidence & the Comparison Trap," featuring keynote speaker Alex Weber
Sunday, November 6, 2022
11am - 2pm, Olmsted Center (Parents Hall)
Click the link below to learn more and register by 11/1/22:
The Drake University community attracts high achieving students who are intelligent, motivated, and dedicated to make a difference, but many describe feelings of uncertainty and self-doubt as comparison sets in among their peers. Where do I find my sense of worth if I’m not the smartest person in the room? How can I build a genuine sense of confidence without arrogance? How do I make an impact in a way that feels authentic without trying to perform for the approval of others?
Data suggests that students who develop a sense of genuine confidence in college serve as more effective leaders than those who don’t. How can we, as student leaders, avoid the lure of social comparison with our peers, and build a genuine sense of personal identity that isn’t threatened by our grades, failures, or the success of others?
The 2022 Sussman Conference theme, “Confidence and the Comparison Trap” will address these questions and more, helping you discover how to lead from a place of genuine confidence, humility, and authentic self-esteem.
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