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.
One Better World: The Leader Within
Saturday, November 11
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Drake students! The leadership journey begins with you. How do your relationships, identity, and experiences influence your leadership style? How can you make a positive impact among the causes and communities you're part of or care about? Join us for this half-day, interactive conference workshop with nationally renowned speaker Dr. Vernon Wall to discover your unique role as a student leader at Drake University. Prepare to become an agent of change on campus and in the world.
Registration is free for all Drake students, and includes a gourmet buffet brunch, Dr. Wall's keynote address, and an interactive workshop to apply this content to your personal leadership journey at Drake. If you choose to register for this event, we expect you to exercise your leadership skills by showing up to the conference on time and staying for the event in its entirety. Your registration information will help us accurately plan for brunch and seating.
Space is limited! Click here to reserve your seat by Monday, November 6, 2023 at 11:59pm.
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