The Hatton W. Sumners Undergraduate Student Leadership Conference is a critical part of the Center for Ethical Leadership's educational mission to develop leaders for tomorrow. Leadership is a highly complex form of humna behavior that requires the integration of knowledge and experience. Because the Center aims to contribute to the development of future leaders, not just to the science of leadership, we need to bring educators and students into association with leaders from many settings who can share their experiences and insights.
The State of Leadership Conference is a statewide, two-day leadership conference designed to engage students around a particular aspect of leadership and encourage studetns to be change-agents. This initiative is co-sponsored by TCU's Neeley School of Business. The Institute Dinner provides student leaders from TCU and around the state the opportunity to sit with local community leaders and talk about leadership as it applies to a particular field or type of work. The second day focuses on giving students a meaningful experience and the skills needed to implement the concepts discussed.
Each spring, student leaders from across the state gather with leaders in politics and business to discuss the leadership philosophy of Jesus of Nazareth. The Student Leadership Forum believes the future prosperity of Texas depends on a multigenerational dialogue about the faith and values that guide a leader's actions. The Forum is not religious. We seek participants of all faiths to join the dialogue and create a diverse experience.
Students with proven leadership qualities and a desire to impact their world are nominated by universities to attend. Student body presidents, fraternity and sorority officers, division-one athletes, yell leaders and other student leaders from thirty-five Texas universities collect in Austin for this select gathering.
For more information, visit their website at http://www.txslf.org/.
The UHCL Student Leadership Conference is coordinated by the Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLICE) program that develops leadership potential and self-efficacy in all students, preparing today's students to lead and serve in tomorrow's global communities.
Last year, the conference welcomed more than 300 students and professional staff from univiersities and colleges all over Texas and Mexico, exploring trends in leadership. This November, with a theme of "Step Up and Be the One," they hope to attract students to participate in a variety of sessions that explore the many facets of leadership, and unlock the creativity that is key to success.