School of Integrative Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Leadership Mason Conference: Leadership YOUnited

Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The Hub (SUB II), Ballroom

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The LEAD Office is pleased to share we are gearing up for our 12th annual Leadership Mason Conference.  This year’s Leadership Mason Conference will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  The conference is a one-day program focusing on leadership skill development through large group and small workshop formats.  Students enhance the leadership skills they already have while gaining new skills that will benefit both now and in the future.  Our theme this year, is Leadership YOUnited.
 
This year’s conference will allow for students to enhance and build upon their personal leadership skills and presence.  Students will have an opportunity to engage with one another in a thought-provoking, interactive learning environment that will challenge students to think critically around various aspects of the social change model as it connects directly to ethical leadership, student activism, resiliency, purpose, inclusion and equity, and self-care. Students will have a chance to select from a variety of breakout sessions that will focus specifically on areas of ethical leadership, understanding one’s own personal narrative and values, student advocacy, engagement, as well as systematic structures and policies that exist that impact student resiliency and well-being.

The conference will take place on Saturday, October 21st in The Hub, Ballroom at George Mason University.

Students will be able to enhance leadership skills they already have, while gaining new skills that will be of benefit both now and in the future. Participation in the conference will give students the chance to interact, engage, and connect with other student leaders, as well as faculty and staff. Leadership Mason will create a space where students will develop an awareness of leadership qualities they would like to develop and foster within themselves and others. The conference is designed for students at all levels of experience – we believe everyone has the potential to be a leader!
 
We are looking for students, faculty and staff who are interested in facilitating a breakout session for students focusing on leadership and how it connects to 2 or more of the following components: ethical leadership, student activism, resiliency, purpose, inclusion and equity, self-care, and the social change model.

As a result of participating in the 2017Leadership Mason Conference, participants will be able to:
-Engage with conference participants in discussions around leadership, student activism, resiliency, purpose, inclusion and equity, and self-care.
-Identify at least one new relationship that they established while participating in the conference
-Describe at least one way that can promote positive social change
-Identify two or more components of the social change model and how it connects directly to leadership, student activism, resiliency, and purpose
-Recognize allyship and develop skills toward advocacy for others
 
Our tentative schedule for the day is:
-9:30am – 10:00am (Check-in)
-10:00am – 10:15am (Welcome)
-10:15am-10:12pm (Opening Session)
-12:00pm-12:45pm (Lunch)
-12:45pm-1:45pm (Breakout Session #1)
-1:45pm-1:55pm (Break)
-1:55pm-2:55pm (Breakout Session #2)
-3:00pm-4:00pm (Small Group Experience)
-4:00pm-4:30pm (Closing)

If you are interested in facilitating a breakout session for students at this year's Leadership Mason Conference, please submit a proposal online at: http://leadershipmason.onmason.com/call-for-programs/.  The deadline to submit conference proposals is October 11th. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lisa Snyder, Associate Director for Leadership Education and Development at lsnyder2@gmu.edu.
 
Thank you for considering this opportunity and we hope you will join us for an exciting day of leadership development.
 
Best, 
The 2017 Leadership Mason Conference Planning Team 

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